The Hal Ashby papers span the years 1940s-1980s (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass approximately 81.4
linear feet. The collection contains production records, script and story material, correspondence,
books, periodicals, and photographs. The photograph series consists primarily of prints, contact sheets,
and slides of motion picture production photographs.
Hal Ashby was an American director active in film from 1970 to 1988 and film editor active from around
1950 to 1969. He received an Academy Award for editing IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) and was nominated
for editing THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (1966). Ashby was also nominated for
directing COMING HOME (1978).
74 linear feet of papers.
7.4 linear feet of photographs.
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