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David O. Selznick:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Selznick, David O., 1902-1965
Title: David O. Selznick Collection
Dates: 1904-1980 (bulk 1936-1955)
Extent: 4,674 document boxes, plus 428 oversize or custom boxes, 147 music folders, 6 galley folders, 101 sound discs, 155 bound volumes, and 35 flat file drawers (2,388 linear feet)
Abstract: Contains records documenting every aspect of David O. Selznick's Hollywood studio operations including script development, production, publicity, finances, and distribution. The records follow film's pioneer days in New York through the heyday of the studio system in Hollywood, to the rise of television. Besides Selznick's independent productions such as A Star is Born (1937), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940), the archive documents his association with three major studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, and RKO.
Call Number: Film Collection FI-034
Language: English
Access: Access: Open for research. A limited amount of sensitive material has been restricted by the family.



Acquisition: Acquisition: Purchase and gift, 1981-1995
Processed by: Processed by: Gwyneth Cannan and Kinga Perzynska, with assistance from Jan Root, Hope Kelley, Abby Weinhauer, David Sparks, and Bob Taylor, 1988-1992
Repository: :

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


David O. Selznick (1902-1965) began his film career working for his father's production companies. In 1926 he joined MGM as a reader and quickly rose to assistant producer. Two years later, Selznick left MGM to become executive assistant at Paramount. In 1931 he moved to RKO as vice president in charge of production. He returned to MGM in 1933 and there produced such films as Dinner at Eight (1933), David Copperfield (1935), Anna Karenina (1935), and A Tale of Two Cities (1935).
Selznick, in partnership with John Hay ("Jock") Whitney, formed his first independent film production company, Selznick International Pictures (SIP), in 1935. Movies produced under the SIP aegis include A Star is Born (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Nothing Sacred (1937), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), and Gone With the Wind (1939). Selznick was responsible for bringing the Swedish actress, Ingrid Bergman, and the British director, Alfred Hitchcock, to Hollywood. Hitchcock directed Rebecca (1940), Spellbound (1945), and Notorious (1946) while under contract to Selznick.
Selznick began liquidation of Selznick International Pictures in 1940 for tax reasons, but reorganized and continued producing films as an independent. He also supported his enterprise by selling developed projects and loaning out his contract stars to other studios. In 1946, Selznick created his own distribution company, Selznick Releasing Organization (SRO). He entered into European coproduction beginning with The Third Man (1950), and he produced a live television special celebrating the 60th anniversary of electricity, Light's Diamond Jubilee, in 1954. A Farewell to Arms (1957) marked the last film Selznick personally produced, though he continued to keep an active interest in the film business until his death in 1965.
David O. Selznick was the son of pioneer film producer Lewis J. Selznick and the brother of Hollywood talent agent Myron Selznick. He married Irene Gladys Mayer, the daughter of MGM head Louis B. Mayer, in 1930. In 1949, after his first marriage had ended in divorce, Selznick married Jennifer Jones, an actress who starred in several of his productions including Duel in the Sun (1946) and Portrait of Jennie (1948). Selznick had two sons by his first marriage, Lewis Jeffrey (1932-) and Daniel Mayer (1936- ), and one daughter by his second marriage, Mary Jennifer (1954-1976).

Behlmer, Rudy, ed. Memo from David O. Selznick. New York: The Viking Press, 1972.
Haver, Ronald. David O. Selznick's Hollywood. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
Leff, Leonard J. Hitchcock and Selznick. New York: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1987.
Schatz, Thomas. The Genius of the System. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.
Selznick, Irene Mayer. A Private View. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
Thomas, Bob. Selznick. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970.
Thomson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
Appendices in this finding aid with further information:
  • A. Selznick Companies and Personnel List
  • B. The Films of David O. Selznick, 1924-1957, Chronological List
  • C. The Films of David O. Selznick, 1924-1957, Alphabetical List
  • D. The Films of David O. Selznick, 1924-1957, Film Credits List

  • Scope and Contents

    The David O. Selznick Collection contains records documenting every aspect of his Hollywood studio operations including script development, production, publicity, finances, and distribution. The major part of the records span the years 1916 to 1966 which correspond to film's pioneer days in New York through the heyday of the studio system in Hollywood, to the rise of television. Selznick was employed at three major studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount, and RKO. As an independent, his credits include A Star Is Born (1937), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940). Selznick played out his activities against the backdrop of censorship under the Hays Office, the hardship of the Depression, the impact of World War II, and the paranoia of America's "red scare." The collection covers the years from 1904 to 1980 with most of the material dating from the mid 1930s through the mid 1950s.
    The records are arranged in thirteen series based on the departmental division of the studio: Administrative, Casting, Distribution, Financial, Legal, Lewis J. Selznick (LJS), London, Music, Production, Publicity, Research, Story, Talent, and a fourteenth series, Gifts, that includes materials donated by Selznick's family. The physical order of the records was disturbed over the years and the present arrangement is an attempt to restore the materials to the original order as represented by the inventory list (Bekins list) that came with the collection.
    The collection comprises all the types of materials one would expect to be generated by a film studio, including appointment books, audio recordings, awards, balance sheets, call sheets, clippings, correspondence, journal vouchers, ledgers, memos, minutes, music, notebooks, photographic prints and negatives, posters, props, realia, scrapbooks, scripts, set and costume designs, story boards, and telegrams. Through analysis of the above materials, one can trace the evolution of a film such as Gone With the Wind from story purchase through script development, casting, design, production, exploitation, distribution, and reissue. Though most of the material represents Selznick's independent career, there are also records from his father's companies, from his employment at the RKO, Paramount, and MGM studios, and materials concerning his personal affairs. There is documentation not only of the movies Selznick produced outright, but also of those he developed and sold, as well as those never realized.
    The collection touches on virtually every major Hollywood person, studio, and event of Selznick's day. Persons represented in the collection include, but are not limited to: Writers, including Truman Capote, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gene Fowler, Oliver H. P. Garrett, Graham Greene, Ben Hecht, Sidney Howard, Aldous Huxley, Ring Lardner, Jr., Dorothy Parker, Robert E. Sherwood, Budd Schulberg, Peter Viertel, and Hugh Walpole; Musicians, including Bernard Herrmann, Oscar Levant, Miklos Rozsa, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Franz Waxman; Producers, including Samuel Goldwyn, Mark Hellinger, Alexander Korda, and Louis B. Mayer; directors Frank Capra, George Cukor, Vittorio De Sica, Victor Fleming, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Carol Reed, King Vidor and William A. Wellman; Actors, including Ethel, John, and Lionel Barrymore, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Montgomery Clift, Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Fontaine, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Janet Gaynor, Lillian Gish, Cary Grant, Leslie Howard, Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Vivien Leigh, Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy McGuire, Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Basil Rathbone, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles.

    Series & Subseries Outline

    The number of boxes given for each series and subseries is approximate.
      1. Administrative, 1915-1973, 1093.5 boxes
      Subseries
      1A. David O. Selznick, 1915-1973, 843 boxes
      1A1. Chronological Files, 1961-1963, 9.5 boxes
      1A2. Clippings, 1938-1973, 5 boxes
      1A3. Confidential Files, 1933-1965, 17.5 boxes
      1A4. Consolidated Files, 1930-1967, 49 boxes
      1A5. Coproductions, Loanouts, 1939-1963, 8.5 boxes
      1A6. Correspondence, 1962-1965, 20 boxes
      1A7. Daily Calendars, 1935-1965, 6 boxes
      1A8. Directors & Producers, 1936-1962, 9.5 boxes
      1A9. Early Career, 1915-1924, 2.5 boxes
      1A10. Financial, 1928-1958, 15 boxes
      1A11. InterOffice Files, 1944-1963, 72.5 boxes
      1A12. Legal Files, 1936-1943, 3 boxes
      1A13. MGM Files, 1926-1936, 11.5 boxes
      1A14. Myron Selznick Estate, 1944-1963, 13.5 boxes
      1A15. Organization, 1936-1966, 91 boxes
      1A16. Paramount Files, 1928-1931, 6.5 boxes
      1A17. Personal Files, 1915-1966, 54 boxes
      1A18. Productions, 1923-1958, 123 boxes
      1A19. RKO Files, 1931-1933, 1 box
      1A20. Safe Deposit Files, 1931-1967, 1.5 boxes
      1A21. Selznick International Pictures, 1935-1940, 41.5 boxes
      1A22. Stills (Photographs), [19--]-1965, 10.5 boxes
      1A23. Story Files, 1935-1967, 74.5 boxes
      1A24. Studio Files, 1931-1964, 102.5 boxes
      1A25. Talent Files, 1936-1963, 31.5 boxes
      1A26. Telegrams, 1938-1963, 58 boxes
      1A27. Tower Grove, 1953-1955, 2 boxes
      1A28. Writers, 1936-1965, 5 boxes
      1B. Daniel T. O'Shea, 1936-1951, 146.5 boxes
      1C. Harriett Flagg, 1935-1945, 9 boxes
      1D. Henry Ginsberg, 1936-1939, 1 box
      1E. Shirley Harden, 1936-1963, 43 boxes
      1F. John Houseman, 1941, 3 boxes
      1G. Selznick International Pictures, 1936-1941, 5 boxes
      1H. John Speaks, 1933-1936, 10 boxes
      1I. Louis T. Stone, 1950-1951, 9.5 boxes
      1J. Vanguard Films, 1946-1948, 2 boxes
      1K. Bob Whitehead, 1957-1972, 5 boxes
      1L. John Hay Whitney, 1935-1936, 2.5 boxes
      1M. John Zinn, 1943-1944, 5 boxes
      1N. Miscellaneous, 1942-1956, 9 boxes
     
      2. Casting, 1943-1949, 35.5 boxes
     
      3. Distribution, 1936-1967, 247.5 boxes
      Subseries
      3A. Neil Agnew, 1944-1948, 21 boxes
      3B. David I. Bursten, 1948-1951, 23.5 boxes
      3C. Lowell V. Calvert, 1936-1940, 1.5 boxes
      3D. Leonard R. Case, 1946-1951, 42 boxes
      3E. Frank I. Davis, 1948-1958, 49 boxes
      3F. Sidney G. Deneau, 1947-1950, 7 boxes
      3G. Howard Fessenden, 1948-1950, 1.5 boxes
      3H. Betty Goldsmith, 1936-1958, 47 boxes
      3I. Milton S. Kusell, 1945-1947, 5 boxes
      3J. Ben Seigel, 1956-1957, 4 boxes
      3K. Selznick Releasing Organization, 1948-1950, 2.5 boxes
      3L. Samuel S. Sigman, 1947-1961, 3 boxes
      3M. Miscellaneous, 1937-1967, 40.5 boxes
     
      4. Financial, 1926-1969, 846.5 boxes
      Subseries
      4A. E. L. Scanlon, 1926-1953, 126 boxes
      4B. E. R. Beaman, 1936-1967, 269 boxes
      4C. Joyce Allen, 1936-1943, 13.5 boxes
      4D. John K. Brent, 1942-1951, 3.5 boxes
      4E. Dorothy Chambers, 1942-1958, 10 boxes
      4F. David O. Selznick Productions (DOSP), 1940-1942, 6 boxes
      4G. George R. Doan, 1938-1951, 7 boxes
      4H. Robert C. Hagstrom, 1947-1966, 45.5 boxes
      4I. Maurice Janov, 1938-1950, 12 boxes
      4J. Alwin Johnson, 1928-1939, 2 boxes
      4K. Cherie Leslie, 1938, 1 box
      4L. Marjorie MacDougall, 1964-1962, 13 boxes
      4M. A. Morgan Maree, 1944-1959, 7.5 boxes
      4N. Anne Paulos, 1953-1967, 82.5 boxes
      4O. Pioneer Pictures, 1933-1934, 1 box
      4P. M. E. Poole, 1942-1950, 17 boxes
      4Q. Selznick Company, 1954-1966, 3 boxes
      4R. Selznick International Pictures, 1935-1942, 41 boxes
      4S. Selznick Releasing Organization (SRO), 1947-1957, 10.5 boxes
      4T. Selznick Studio, 1942-1960, 17.5 boxes
      4U. Bruce Sillery, 1944-1951, 6.5 boxes
      4V. Vanguard Films, 1940-1951, 89.5 boxes
      4W. Thomas L. Walker, 1950-1969, 21.5 boxes
      4X. Miscellaneous, 1929-61, 40.5 boxes
     
      5. Legal, 1935-1966, 322.5 boxes
      Subseries
      5A. Consolidated, 1936-1966, 216 boxes
      5B. Robert H. Dann, 1936-1952, 28.5 boxes
      5C. Charlotte Gilbert, 1956-1958, 9 boxes
      5D. Helen Leonard, 1956-1965, 34 boxes
      5E. John Speaks, 1935-1936, 6.5 boxes
      5F. Miscellaneous, 1936-1958, 28.5 boxes
     
      6. Lewis J. Selznick, 1916-1923, 75 boxes
     
      7. London, 1937-1967, 181.5 boxes
      Subseries
      7A. Jenia Reissar, 1937-1954, 108 boxes
      7B. Anthony Downing, 1947-1955, 30.5 boxes
      7C. William H. Erbb, 1947-1948, 2.5 boxes
      7D. Victor J. Hoare, 1947-1956, 40.5 boxes
     
      8. Music, 1934-1957, 116 boxes, 147 music folders
      Subseries
      8A. Films, 1934-1954, 83 boxes
      8B. Lou Forbes, 1934-1944, 5.5 boxes
      8C. Audray Granville, 1945-1947, 2.5 boxes
      8D. Miscellaneous, 1944-1957, 5 boxes
     
      9. Production, 1920-1958, 213.5 boxes
      Subseries
      9A. Cecil Barker, 1946-1954, 16 boxes
      9B. Arthur Fellows, 1946-1954, 10.5 boxes
      9C. Hal C. Kern, 1937-1948, 11 boxes
      9D. Raymond A. Klune, 1936-1942, 16.5 boxes
      9E. Argyle Nelson, 1944-1948, 22 boxes
      9F. Phil L. Ryan, 1935-1936, 3.5 boxes
      9G. Clarence Slifer, 1935-1951, 72 boxes
      9H. James G. Stewart, 1945-1954, 9.5 boxes
      9I. Stills (Photographs), 1930-57, 45 boxes
      9J. Miscellaneous, 1920-1957, 7.5 boxes
     
      10. Publicity, 1934-1957, 267.5 boxes
      Subseries
      10A. Stills (Photographs), 1935-1957, 154 boxes
      10B. Aileen Brenon, 1947-1950, 7.5 boxes
      10C. Robert M. Gilham, 1944-1950, 17.5 boxes
      10D. Mervin J. Houser, 1946-1957, 29 boxes
      10E. Don King, 1943-1945, 5.5 boxes
      10F. Joan Lane, 1945-1948, 2.5 boxes
      10G. Paul Macnamara, 1941-1949, 8 boxes
      10H. Joseph L. Roberts, 1945-1948, 6 boxes
      10I. Seymour Robins, 1948-1949, 9 boxes
      10J. Selznick International Pictures (SIP), 1937-1938, 3 boxes
      10K. Bart Sheridan, 1946-1949, 7 boxes
      10L. Paul Snell, 1934-1936, 6 boxes
      10M. Vanguard Films, 1943-1948, 1.5 boxes
      10N. Miscellaneous, 1937-1954, 11 boxes
     
      11. Research, 1930-1954, 53 boxes
      Subseries
      11A. Lillian K. Deighton, 1936-1940, 14 boxes
      11B. Ann Harris, 1936-1950, 15 boxes
      11C. Miscellaneous, 1930-1954, 24 boxes
     
      12. Story, 1930-1965, 1012 boxes
      Subseries
      12A. Katharine Brown, 1940-1942, 12.5 boxes
      12B. Gerry Deardorff, 1938-1948, 12.5 boxes
      12C. Helena L. Hanna, 1945-1948, 8 boxes
      12D. Barbara Keon, 1936-1948, 150.5 boxes
      12E. Val Lewton, 1935-1942, 22.5 boxes
      12F. Margaret McDonell, 1935-1945, 6 boxes
      12G. Elsa Neuberger, 1935-1949, 11.5 boxes
      12H. Lydia Schiller, 1936-1957, 54.5 boxes
      12I. Scripts, 1932-1958, 305 boxes
      12J. Nancy Stern, 1950-1957, 11.5 boxes
      12K. Synopses, 1935-1962, 366 boxes
      12L. Miscellaneous, 1930-1965, 51.5 boxes
     
      13. Talent, 1945-1949, 18 boxes
     
      14. Gifts, 1904-1980, 34 boxes

    The Ransom Center also holds closely related collections of materials for Jeffrey Selznick, Lewis J. Selznick, Myron Selznick, and John Hay ("Jock") Whitney. Film media holdings include complete 35mm safety film prints of Duel in the Sun, King Kong, Little Women, Rebecca, and Notorious, as well as videotape copies of several Selznick films. Nitrate film for Gone With the Wind, Rebecca, A Star is Born, Intermezzo, and Duel In The Sun is located at George Eastman House.
    See also the extensive Gone With the Wind  online exhibition, which details the book purchase, the search for Scarlett, and costumes and makeup.

    In the mid 1950s, Selznick made the decision to store his voluminous inactive files at the Bekins Storage Company. Periodically thereafter, the files were boxed for shipment in the order they were removed from the file cabinets, department by department, and an inventory list was maintained.
    This inventory list (hereafter referred to as the Bekins list) was used during cataloging to reconstruct the physical order in which the files were retired. A copy of the Bekins storage list is available to researchers. This list can aid the understanding of the current physical arrangement of the materials, and at times provide additional information about the materials.
    The processed boxes and folders were described in 14,498 catalog records. Series and file group names were added to each of these records in order to facilitate access to the original departmental or creator groupings of the materials. Thus, while the physical arrangement of the collection does not necessarily always reflect the intellectual arrangement by series, the catalog records provide the means to search for related materials that are physically scattered and view them in a selected order.
    The catalog records were previously available in the University’s online library catalog, UTCAT or UTNetCat, the World Wide Web version of UTCAT. The records are now available in a separate Selznick Collection Database. The data remains the same and is searchable by any field or combination of fields. Search results may then be sorted by any of the fields. The information contained in a typical record is as follows:
     
    Call number:  184 11, the current box number followed by the relevant folder number.
    Series:  ADMINISTRATIVE: Name of series.
    File creator:  SELZNICK, DAVID O., 1902-1965. Person within the organization who created and/or maintained the records described in the title.
    File title & description:  PRODUCTION FILES, type of material contained in the box; 1936- 1942, date span for this box and related files or boxes; GONE WITH THE WIND FIRE SEQUENCE, file name or description of contents of the specific folder.
    File year/span:  1939, date specific to this file.
    BK number:  BK359, the box number in which the file was originally stored. BK codes used include:
     
    BK# -- The main studio inventory of retired files (Bekins list). BK* indicates that the Bekins number is unknown.
    LN# -- Files shipped from the London office.
    FC# -- Represents files active at the time of Selznick's death and shipped in file cabinets for storage at Bekins. Also includes files not inventoried on the main Bekins list (e.g., New York files, legal files).
    DN -- Additions to the collection after 1981, the year the bulk of the material was received by the Ransom Center.
     

    People

    Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
    Barrymore, John, 1882-1942
    Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954
    Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-
    Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978
    Capote, Truman, 1924-
    Capra, Frank, 1897-
    Clift, Montgomery
    Colbert, Claudette
    Coleman, Ronald, 1891-1958
    Cotten, Joseph, 1905-
    Cukor, George Dewey, 1899-
    De Havilland, Olivia
    De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974
    Dietrich, Marlene
    Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
    Fleming, Victor, 1883-1949
    Fontaine, Joan, 1917-
    Ford, John, 1894-1973
    Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960
    Gable, Clark, 1901-1960
    Garbo, Greta, 1905-
    Garrett, Oliver H. P. (Oliver Hart Palmer), 1897-1952
    Gaynor, Janet
    Gish, Lillian, 1896-
    Goldwyn, Samuel, 1882-1974
    Grant, Cary, 1904-
    Greene, Graham, 1904-
    Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964
    Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947
    Hepburn, Katharine, 1909-
    Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975
    Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-
    Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943
    Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939
    Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985
    Huston, John, 1906-
    Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
    Jones, Jennifer, 1919-
    Jourdan, Louis
    Korda, Alexander, Sir, 1893-1956
    Lardner, Ring, 1915-
    Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967
    Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972
    Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942
    Loy, Myrna, 1905-
    March, Fredric, 1897-
    Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957
    McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    McGuire, Dorothy, 1918-
    Olivier, Laurence, 1907-
    Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
    Peck, Gregory, 1916-
    Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967
    Reed, Carol, 1906-
    Rogers, Ginger, 1911-
    Rozsa, Miklos, 1907-
    Schulberg, Budd
    Selznick, Irene Mayer, 1907-
    Selznick, Lewis J
    Selznick, Myron, 1898-1944
    Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955
    Steiner, Max, 1888-1971
    Temple, Shirley, 1928-
    Tiomkin, Dimitri
    Valli, Alida, 1921-
    Vidor, King, 1894-1982
    Viertel, Peter
    Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941
    Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967
    Welles, Orson, 1915-
    Wellman, William Augustus, 1896-
    Whitney, John Hay

    Organizations

    David O. Selznick Productions
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Paramount Pictures
    Pioneer Pictures
    RKO Pictures
    Selznick Company
    Selznick International Pictures
    Selznick Releasing Organization
    Selznick Studios
    Vanguard Films

    Subjects

    Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Motion picture)
    Anna Karenina (Motion picture)
    Duel in the Sun (Motion picture)
    Farewell to Arms (Motion picture)
    Garden of Allah (Motion picture)
    Gone With the Wind (Motion picture)
    Intermezzo (Motion picture)
    Nothing Sacred (Motion picture)
    Paradine Case (Motion picture)
    Portrait of Jennie (Motion picture)
    Rebecca (Motion picture)
    Since You Went Away (Motion picture)
    Spellbound (Motion picture)
    Star Is Born (Motion picture: 1937)
    Tale of Two Cities (Motion picture)
    Archives, motion picture
    Film adaptations
    Motion picture actors and acting
    Motion picture industry
    Motion picture music
    Motion picture producers and directors
    Motion picture studios
    Motion picture--Archival resources
    Motion pictures--History
    Motion pictures--Production and direction
    Motion pictures--United States
    Moving-pictures
    Theatrical producers and directors--United States

    Document Types

    Accident reports
    Account books
    Address books
    Albums
    Appointment books
    Appraisals
    Audio tapes
    Awards
    Balance sheets
    Bank statements
    Bibliographies
    Bidding documents
    Biographies
    Bonds (financial records)
    Book reviews
    Bookkeeping records
    Business cards
    Bylaws
    Calendars
    Case files
    Checks
    Christmas cards
    Composition sketches
    Contact prints
    Contact sheets
    Contracts
    Divorce records
    Drawings
    Estate records
    Film reviews
    Film stills
    Financial records
    Galley proofs
    Government contracts
    Illustrations
    Insurance records
    Leases
    Ledgers
    Legal documents
    Mailing lists
    Maps
    Minutes
    Negatives
    Newsletters
    Notarial documents
    Panoramas
    Patents
    Payroll records
    Permits
    Personnel records
    Photograph albums
    Photographs
    Plaques
    Playbills
    Portraits
    Proofs
    Questionnaires
    Radio scripts
    Registrations
    Regulations
    Sales records
    School records
    Scores
    Scrapbooks
    Screenplays
    Scripts
    Sheet music
    Sketches
    Slides
    Songs
    Synopses
    Tax records
    Tear sheets
    Telegrams
    Transcripts
    Vouchers
    Watercolors
    Wills

    More detailed box and folder level descriptions are available in a searchable database.