Louis and Irene Kamp papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis and Irene Kamp papers
Date (inclusive): 1958-1984
Date (bulk): 1959-1980
Collection number: 98
Creator: Kamp, Louis Kamp, Irene
Extent: 1.5 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Louis and Irene Kamp papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louis Kamp, 1988 and transfer from UCLA Arts Special Collections, 2004


Louis Kamp was a commercial artist and painter before he became a screenwriter. Kamp married magazine editor and drama critic Irene Kittle in 1945. The pair went on to write screenplays both together and separately during the 1960s and 1970s.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Louis and Irene Kamp papers span the years 1958-1984 (bulk 1959-1980) and encompass 1.5 linear feet. The collection consists of produced and unproduced screenplays that the Kamps worked on, either together or separately, as well as a small amount of correspondence.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Subject files.

Indexing Terms

Kamp, Irene , 1910-1985--Archives.
Kamp, Louis , 1907-2001--Archives.