Guide to the Charles Marquis Warren Papers
1942-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Warren, Charles Marquis, 1912-1990
Title: Charles Marquis Warren papers
Dates: 1942-1972 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 5.0 linear feet (5 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 714
Summary: Collection comprises the papers of American author Charles Marquis Warren, including professional correspondence, screenplays, television plays, and manuscripts of books and articles. In addition to screenplays by Warren, collection includes scripts by Sy Bartlett, Jonathan Latimer and Ranald MacDougall.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Charles Marquis Warren was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1912 and educated at Baltimore City College. He was a writer, director, and producer of screenplays and television plays.

Content Description

The papers include professional correspondence, screenplays, television plays, book and article manuscripts. In addition to the screenplays by Warren, the collection includes scripts by Sy Bartlett, Jonathan Latimer, and Ranald MacDougall.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Charles Marquis Warren Papers, Ax 714, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Manuscripts
  • Correspondence
  • Publications
  • Personal Data
  • Miscellaneous

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Screenplays
Box
Folder
1 1 Adobe Walls, by Sy Bartlett
1 2 Arrowhead 1952
1 3 Arrowhead
1 4 Bandoleer!
1 4 Dateline: Indochina June 10, 1954
1 5 Dispatch to Andorra
1 5 Flight to Tangier 1953
1 6 Hellgate February 15, 1952
1 6 Jed Blaine's Woman June 9, 1947
2 1 The Long Grey Line, by Jonathan Latimer and Charles Marquis Warren October 9, 1947
2 2 The Naked Jungle, by Ranald MacDougall June 27, 1953
2 2 No More Rivers
2 2 The Pony Express June 17, 1952
2 3 The Streets of Laredo, by Charles Marquis Warren and Lynn Root 1947-1948
2 4 Turmoil March 5, 1947
2 5 Notes
Beyond Glory 1948
Box
Folder
3 10 Script Draft. "Beyond the Sunset"
3 11 Final Draft. "Beyond the Sunset"
The Cannibal
Box
Folder
3 12 Synopsis. Holograph revisions
3 13 Holograph draft. Frequent revisions and inserts
3 14 Draft. Frequent holograph revisions and inserts
Charro 1968-1969
Box
Folder
3 15 Ealier title "Come Hell, Come Sundown
3 16 Holograph draft. Revisions, inserts, and fragments
3 17 Fragmentary drafts
3 18 Final shooting script. Holograph revisions
3 19 Production materials
3 20 Publicity stills and miscellaneous photographs
3 21 Publicity and reviews
4 1 City that Never Sleeps 1950
4 2 Coast Guard Story 1950
4 3 Dateline: Indochina 1954
4 4 Day of the Evil Gun 1967
4 5 Down to the Sea
4 6 Floating Dry Docks
4 7 Glitter 1934
Hellgate 1952
Box
Folder
4 8 Drafts
4 9 Drafts
4 10 Final draft and production material
4 11 High Jungle 1966
4 12 I Attack!
4 13 The Iron Master 1950
Little Big Horn 1951
Box
Folder
4 14 Preliminary notes
4 15 Holograph draft
4 16 Holograph draft
4 17 Shooting script
4 18 Publicity and reviews
4 19 My Gun Talks to Me
Only the Valiant 1950
Box
Folder
4 20 Draft
4 21 Shooting script
4 22 Pony Express 1952-1953
4 23 Springfield Rifle 1952
4 24 Tension at Table Rock 1956
4 25 Time of the Furies
4 26 The Well at Ras Daga 1963
Teleplays
Box
Folder
5 1 Barrio!
5 2 The Eye of the Cat 1970
5 3 The Greenhorns 1963
5 4 The Hostages 1963
5 5 Iron Horse 1966-1968
5 6 Let us Live 1966
5 7 Man from Nowhere
5 8 White Earth
Prose
Books
Box
Folder
5 9 Deadhead 1951
5 10 Sonny, Ellen and Squeaky
Short stories
Box
Folder
5 11 Brains in your Fingers
5 11 The Cowboy Quoted Keats July 26, 1947
5 11 "Horse Story"
5 11 The Loco Lawman
5 12 Something Champ April 5, 1941
5 13 Survival
5 14 This is not Gettysburg
5 14 This is not Gettysburg
Manuscripts by other authors
Box
Folder
5 14 The Freeboter of Martinique, Screenplay by George Zuckerman from the novel Masterson by Lee Wichelns
5 14 Green Corn, by Jesse L. Hill
5 15 Joe MacBeth, by Philip Yordan
5 15 A Notable Lawsuit, by Franklin H. Head
5 16 Proud River, screenplay by Herb Meadow
5 16 Red Blizzard, by Clay Fisher
5 17 Sands of Iwo Jima, by Harry Brown

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Business correspondence
Box
Folder
1 1 Outgoing 1942-1972
1 2 Undated n. d.
Incoming
Box
Folder
1 3 A-N
1 4 National General Productions, Inc. 1968-1969
1 5 O-S
1 6 Screen Gems, Inc. 1966 and undated
1 7 T-Z
Personal correspondence
Box
Folder
1 4 Outgoing 1966-1967 and undated
1 4 General incoming 1942-1967 and undated
1 5 Fan mail

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Publications
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Plays
Box
Folder
2 6 Wilderness: A Cavalcade of the Profession of Dentistry 1939
Books
Box
Folder
2 7 Only the Valiant 1953, 1972
2 7 Valley of the Shadow 1952, 1972
Magazine
Box
Folder
5 20 Variety 1948-1968
5 21 Other
Pulp magazine
Removed from collection; see printed finding aid

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Personal data
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 19 Biographies, credits, finances and contracts

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Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 18 Clippings

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Bartlett, Sy, 1903-1978
  • Latimer, Jonathan, 1906-1983
  • MacDougall, Ranald
  • Warren, Charles Marquis, 1912-1990--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Detective and mystery stories, American--Authorship
  • Pulp literature, American--Authorship
  • Western stories--Authorship

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