Guide to the Papers of Benjamin P. Schulberg, 1933 - 1950Manuscript MS-1031 

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Benjamin P. Schulberg, 1933 - 1950

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1031 

Collection Dates:

1933 - 1950

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

B.P. Schulberg (1892-1957). Film Producer. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, financial documents, background and publication information for film projects, publications, and office documents. Documents B.P. Schulberg's personal and professional life in 1930's and 1940's Hollywood.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Ben P. (B.P.) Schulberg contains personal and professional correspondence, financial documents, background and production information on film projects, manuscripts, publications, and office documents. The papers document his personal and professional life as a film studio executive in 1930's and 1940's Hollywood. The correspondence includes letters to and from Budd Schulberg (DC class of 1936), a prominent screenwriter and novelist as well as other members of the Schulberg family.

Biography

Benjamin Percival (B.P.) Schulberg, born 1892, film producer and movie studio executive, father of Budd Schulberg (Dartmouth class of 1936), died 1957.

Related Material

MS-978, Papers of Budd Schulberg

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Personal Correspondence, 1931-1949

Contains handwritten and typed letters, and one V-mail telegram. Documents correspondence between B.P. Schulberg and family, friends, and other acquaintances.

Box: 1, Dates: 1931-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Budd Schulberg to B.P.; Chronological, 1946-1949
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Budd Schulberg to B.P.; on The Dartmouth stationary, undated
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: B.P. Schulberg to Budd; Chronological, 1942
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: between B.P. Schulberg and Stuart; Chronological, 1935-1945
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: between B.P. Schulberg and Sonya, circa 1930-circa 1940
  • Folder: 6, V-mail correspondence from Stuart Schulberg, undated
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: between B.P. and Lynn Schulberg, 1943
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: from B.P. Schulberg (to various recipients), 1931-1949
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: to B.P. Schulberg (from various senders), 1935-1949

Series 2, Professional Correspondence, 1936-1949

Contains telegrams, copies of telegrams, typed letters, handwritten letters, and memos. Documents correspondence between B.P. Schulberg and various business associates. Content is primarily related to the film industry.

Box: 1, Dates: 1931-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 10, Professional correspondence via telegram, circa 1930-circa 1940
  • Folder: 11, Professional correspondence via mail, 1936-1949

Series 3, Financial Correspondence, 1931-1949

Contains checks, bills, bonds, contracts, bank correspondence, receipts, and typed letters related strictly to financial matters. Documents both personal and professional spending.

Box: 1, Dates: 1931-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 12, Financial documents, 1931-1949
  • Folder: 13, Financial documents of Lynn Schulberg, 1945

Series 4, Professional Documents and Publications, 1934-1940

Contains agreements, contracts, records, manuscripts, script treatments, background information, production information, publications, budgetary information, and inter-office communication. Documents professional activity. Content is primarily related to the film industry and specific projects.

Box: 1, Dates: 1931-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 14, Background Information - "Permit to Kill", 1937-1938
  • Folder: 15, Production Information - "The Middle Window", 1938-1940
  • Folder: 16, Budget for "He Stayed for Breakfast", 1940
  • Folder: 17, Personal manuscripts, undated
  • Folder: 18, Copies of The Hollywood Reporter, 1934
  • Folder: 19, Office Documents, miscellaneous, circa 1930

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