Guide to the Calvin Clements Papers
1958-1966

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Clements, Calvin
Title: Calvin Clements papers
Dates: 1958-1966 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 493
Summary: Calvin J. Clements (1915-1997) was a writer of television scripts, screenplays, and adventure stories. The collection includes television scripts and one screenplay.
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

Author was born in Jersey City, New Jersey (Febraury 14, 1915) and attended high school for one year. He was a fireboat pilot in the New York City Fire Department, retiring after 20 years. He wrote adventure stories and novels, television plays, and motion picture plays. Clements died on March 11, 1997.

Content Description

The papers consist of television scripts for a variety of adventure, mystery and western programs, particularly Gunsmoke and The Rifleman. There is one screenplay, Fury at Firecreek, in several forms, including the novelized form by William R. Cox.

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 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], Calvin Clements Papers, Ax 493, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Calvin J. Clements in 1970.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing 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

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Production scripts
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1 1 "The Old Pro." Carbon, second draft August 5, 1961
1 1 "Phi Delta Kappa" May 10, 1961

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Bachelor Father: Production script
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1 2 "The House at Smuggler's Cove" March 21, 1961

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The Brothers Brannagan: Production script
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1 3 "The Annabelle Case." Production No. 4105

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The Brothers January: Production script
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1 4 "The Tinkle Case." Second draft, carbon September 29, 1959

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Convoy: Production script
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1 5 "Night Rendezvouz." September 15, 1964

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Cimarron Strip: Production scripts
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1 6 "The Lonely Ones." Revised final draft October 26, 1967

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Daniel Boone: Production script
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1 7 "Not In Our Stars." Final draft November 6, 1964

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Desilu Playhouse: Production script
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1 8 "Martin's Folly." First draft December 8, 1958

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The Detectives: Production scripts
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1 9-11 "Little Girl Lost" December 29, 1959
1 9-11 "Never the Twain" (Formerly "The Big Strike"). Revised January 19, 1962
1 9-11 "Night Boat" May 26, 1961
1 9-11 "The Other Cheek." Revised February 20, 1960
1 9-11 "Pandora's Box." Revised November 29, 1961
1 9-11 "Point of No Return." Revised October 27, 1961
1 9-11 "Queen of Craven Point." Revised September 11, 1961
1 9-11 "Secret Assignment." Carbon, revised draft December 27, 1960
1 9-11 "The Squared Circle." Revised August 14, 1961

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Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater: Production script
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1 12 The Release." Production No. 3759

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Dr. Kildare: Production scripts
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1 13 "A Long View From a Beach Veranda" February 13, 1964
1 13 "An Ungodly Act" February 20, 1964
1 13 "Why Won't Anybody Listen To Me?" December 26, 1963

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G.E. Theater: Production scripts
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1 14 "The Money Driver" October 4, 1960

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The Great Adventure: Production scripts
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1 15-16 "Daniel Boone," Part I, "The Dark and Bloody Ground." February 8, 1964
1 15-16 "Daniel Boone," Part II, "The Beige of Boonesborough." February 8, 1964
1 15-16 "Rodger Young." Second draft October 23, 1963
1 15-16 "Wild Bill Hickcock: The Legend and the Man" September 24, 1963

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The Greatest Show on Earth: Production scripts
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1 17 "An Echo of Faded Velvet." Revised July 18, 1963
1 17 "Beyond a Blue Hill Grows a Green Apple Tree." First draft May 21, 1963

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Gunsmoke: Production scripts
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1 18-25 "Abelia." First draft February 13, 1968
1 18-25 "The Cache." First draft. Story outline, carbon February 18, 1969
1 18-25 "The Captain." Final draft June 13, 1967
1 18-25 "Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood." Final draft May 3, 1965
1 18-25 "Death Watch." Final draft September 23, 1965
1 18-25 "Deputy Festus." Final draft November 11, 1964
1 18-25 "The Freebooters." Final draft. Story outline, carbon November 22, 1968
1 18-25 "Goldtown." Final draft October 11, 1968
1 18-25 "The Hanging." Final draft May 12, 1966
1 18-25 "Jackpot." Final draft May 3, 1967
1 18-25 "Jonah Hutchison." Final draft. Production No. 7404
1 18-25 "Johnny Cross." Final draft May 22, 1968
1 18-25 "Killer at Large." Final draft November 12, 1965
1 18-25 "Kit." Final draft November 21, 1967
1 18-25 "Lyle's Kid." Revised final draft March 26, 1968
1 18-25 "Mail Drop." Final draft September 6, 1966
1 18-25 "The Miracle Man." Second revised final draft September 3, 1968
1 18-25 "The Misfits." First draft. Story outline, carbon February 14, 1969
1 18-25 "The Newcomers." Final draft September 8, 1966
1 18-25 "Newly." Revised final draft June 5, 1967
1 18-25 "The Pariah." Final draft February 17, 1965
1 18-25 "The Pretender." Final draft September 17, 1965
1 18-25 "The Prisoner." Final draft October 29, 1968
1 18-25 "The Prodigal." Final draft February 6, 1967
2 1 "The Rebel." First draft October 12, 1967
2 1 "Rogue." Parts 1 and 2. Final draft March 31, 1967
2 2 "Sanctuary." Final draft November 16, 1965
2 2 "Two Tall Men." (II). February 13, 1965
2 2 "Uncle Finney." Final draft June 11, 1968
2 2 "Whispering Tree." Revised final draft March 24, 1966

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Have Gun Will Travel: Production scripts
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2 3 "Night the Town Died." Final draft. Production No. 155-105

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Ichabod and Me: Production scripts
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2 4 "Fire Fighters" June 26, 1961

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Laramie: Production scripts
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2 5-6 "Duel At Parkison Town." (Formerly "Duel at Greasewood Flats"). Second draft, carbon August 17, 1960
2 5-6 "Men In Shadows" March 24, 1961

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Laredo: Production scripts
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2 7 "The Heroes of San Gill" October 14, 1965
2 7 "Rendezvouz At Arillo" May 10, 1965
2 7 "Road To San Remo" June 15, 1966
2 7 "Scourge of San Rosa" August 17, 1966
2 7 "The Treasure of Mount Presidio" June 2, 1965

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Law of the Plainsman: Production scripts
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2 8 "Common Ground" December 14, 1959
2 8 "The Hostiles" September 8, 1959
2 8 "The Toll Road" October 23, 1959

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The Man from Blackhawk: Production scripts
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2 9 "Station Six." Final draft July 29, 1959

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The Racer: Production script
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2 10 "Trouble Shooter." Carbon, second draft November 11, 1960

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The Rifleman: Production scripts
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2 11-13 "The Clarence Nibs Story" August 23, 1960
2 11-13 "The Day A Town Slept" January 24, 1962
2 11-13 "Day of Reckoning." Revised February 5, 1962
2 11-13 "The Debt." Revised January 5, 1962
2 11-13 "The Girl Who Couldn't Cry" May 3, 1962
2 11-13 "The High Country" October 6, 1961
2 11-13 "Incident At Line Shack Six" October 2, 1962
2 11-13 "The Jealous Man" January 16, 1962
2 11-13 "Long Gun From Tucson" April 24, 1961
2 11-13 "The Long Trek." Second draft, carbon July 11, 1960
2 11-13 "Lost Treasure of Canyon Town" November 16, 1960
2 11-13 "Outlaw Shoes." (Formerly "Judgement at Dawn") February 12, 1962
2 11-13 "Trail of Hate" October 23, 1959
2 11-13 "Two Ounces of Tin" November 28, 1961
2 11-13 "Woman From Hog Ridge" February 23, 1960

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The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters: Production script
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2 14 "Duel at Rock Creek Crossing." Carbon

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True Story: Production script
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2 15 "Cabin 19" February 1959
2 15 "Hot Money" June 1959
2 15 "Venture Into Night" November 1958

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The Virginian: Production scripts
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2 16 "Run Quiet." Revised draft, carbon July 26, 1963

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Wagon Train: Production scripts
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2 17-18 "Bend of the River: Thirty Pieces of Silver." Pilot November 5, 1964
2 17-18 "The Bob Stuart Story." Revised August 10,1964
2 17-18 "The Echo Pass Story" May 22, 1964
2 17-18 "The Indian Girl Story" December 9, 1964
2 17-18 "The John Gillman Story." Revised April 20, 1964
2 17-18 "The Race Town Story." Revised May 4, 1964

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Wanted Dead or Alive: Production scripts
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2 19 "The Administrator." Revised. Carbon September 15, 1959

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The Wild, Wild West: Production scripts
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2 20 "The Night of the Brain." Final draft November 10, 1966
2 20 The Night of the Steel Assassin." Revised final draft November 22, 1965

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Fury at Firecreek: Original Screenplay
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2 21

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Fury at Firecreek: Revised estimating script
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2 22

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Fury at Firecreek: Story outline
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2 23

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Fury at Firecreek: Final script
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2 24

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Fury at Firecreek: production schedules, etc
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2 25

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Clements, Calvin
  • Cox, William Robert, 1901-
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Television writers--United States
  • Western films--United States
  • Western television programs--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Screenplays
    • Television scripts

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