Collection ID: LMC 1012
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Summary

Creator:
Lear, Norman, 1922-
Abstract:
The All in the Family mss., 1977-1978, consists of drafts of scripts for ten episodes of the television series All in the Family, produced by Norman Lear, 1922-.
Extent:
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], All In The Family mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Norman Lear, 1922-, was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Before he entered the film industry, he briefly attended Emerson College, then joined the US Army Air Force to serve during World War II. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a media career. After working as a comedy television writer in the fifties and sixties, Lear began directing writing and directing films such as a Divorce American Style (1967) and Cold Turkey (1971). He shot a few pilot episodes for a sitcom, which eventually aired in 1971 as All in the Family (1971-1979) on CBS. All in the Family told the story of a working class family, starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, a World War II veteran and blue-collar worker. The show addressed contemporary social issues such as racism, sexuality, war, and women's health. It won several Emmy awards throughout the 1970s. The show ran for nine seasons and sparked a spin-off sitcom called Archie Bunker's Place. Lear went on to direct the series Steptoe and Son (1962-1974). He was also involved in social advocacy movements and founded the progressive group People for the American Way in 1980.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains material related to a white supremacist hate group.

The All in the family mss., 1977-1978, primarily consists of drafts of scripts for ten episodes of the television series All in the Family, produced by Norman Lear. The ten episodes are: "Archie Gets the Business, Part Two"; "Edith's Fiftieth Birthday, Parts One and Two"; "Archie's Grand Opening"; "Archie and the Ku Klux Klan"; "The Commercial"; "Aunt Iola's Visit"; "Mike's New Job"; "The Dinner Guest"; and "The Stivics Go West." There are also research materials and story conference notes for the "Edith's Fiftieth Birthday" episodes and story conference notes for "Archie and the Ku Klux Klan."

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 1981
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Television
Names:
Lear, Norman

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], All In The Family mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu