Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.07 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hal Ashby papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940s-1980s
    Date (bulk): 1960s-1980s
    Collection number: 200
    Creator: Ashby, Hal
    Extent: 74 linear feet of papers. 7.4 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Hal Ashby papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


    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).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Story files; 3. Videos; 4. Subject files; 5. Family and personal papers; 6. Legal papers; 7. Business and financial papers; 8. Books and periodicals; 9. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Ashby, Hal , 1929-1988--Archives
    Film editors