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   William Goldman Papers, 1949-1997

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Goldman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:5018084 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Goldman, William, 1931-
Title:William Goldman Papers, 1949-1997
Physical description:110 linear ft. (241 document boxes; 3 flat boxes; 1 mapcase).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 1-212; 214-229. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts, photographs, tapes, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia covering the career of William Goldman.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

Arranged on a project basis

Series III: Education and Early Writings

Includes his Columbia University M.A. thesis

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 1-212; 214-229. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Goldman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed by Gwynedd Cannan, N. Richardson, and Michael Stone.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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Goldman, William, 1931-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature, Modern.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture authorship.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion pictures and literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Screenwriters--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

William Goldman is best-know as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He received a BA in 1952 from Oberlin College and an MA from Columbia University in 1956. His first novel "Temple of Gold" was published in 1957. He went on to write several other novels including "Boys and Girls Together" (1964), "The Thing of It Is. . ." (1964); "The Princess Bride" (1974); "Marathon Man" (1975); and "The Color of Light" (1984).

Goldman began writing screenplays in 1965. He has been nominated for several screenwriting awards and has won Oscars for both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1970 and "All The President's Men" in 1977. Other screenplays written by Goldman include "Harper" (1966); "Marathon Man" (1976); "The Princess Bride" (1987); "Misery" (1990); and "Absolute Power" (1997). In 1985 Goldman was the recipient of the Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in screenwriting.

Goldman's nonfiction works include a book about the Broadway theater, "The Season" (1969) one about his beloved sports; "Wait Until Next Year" (1988), with Mike Lupica; "Hype and Glory" (1990) about the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant; and the highly acclaimed "Adventures of the Screen Trade" (1983), his definitive and personal view of Hollywood and the profession. Goldman was a regular columnist for "New York Magazine" between 1990 and 1994 and has written for "Premiere".

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