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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Mulligan papers
    Date (inclusive): 1952-2009
    Date (bulk): 1957-1991
    Collection number: 1551
    Creator: Mulligan, Robert
    Extent: 1.7 linear feet of papers. 1 linear feet of photographs. 2 posters 1 production artworks
    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

    Robert Mulligan papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Sandy Mulligan, 2010


    Robert Mulligan was an American film director who began his career in live television in the early 1950s, and went on to direct numerous feature films, notably TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962), INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (1965), THE STALKING MOON (1968), SUMMER OF '42 (1971), and BLOODBROTHERS (1978).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Robert Mulligan papers span the years 1952-2009 (bulk 1957-1991) and encompass 1.7 linear feet of manuscripts, 1 linear foot of photographs, 1 artwork, and 2 posters. The collection contains scripts for several of Mulligan's film and television productions, including his annotated shooting scripts for CLARA'S HEART (1988), THE MAN IN THE MOON (1991), and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962), as well as clippings, miscellaneous production documents related to a number of his other films, and photographs. There is also a small amount of correspondence, notably with Horton Foote, Gregory Peck, and Reynolds Price.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files; 4. Biography photographs; 5. Motion picture production photographs; 6. Television production photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    Mulligan, Robert , 1925-2008--Archives.