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Frank Shaw Script Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-292

Scope and Contents

The Shaw Collection contains draft and finished scripts and sketches of television shows and films, written or co-written, by Frank Shaw, memos, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1927-1986
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969-1979

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Frank Shaw was born in New York City in 1932 and graduated from Syracuse University, where he taught English and theater. After military service in Korea, Shaw studied acting in New York with Uta Hagen and was a member of David Shepard ’s improvisational company at the Loft theater workshop. Shaw appeared in an off-Broadway play, “Prometheus Bound,” with Al Pacino at the Judson Hall Memorial Theater; he was also cast in the film “The Night They Raided Minsky’s” and in Mel Brooks’ musical, “The Producers.”


17 Containers (Contains 15 document boxes and 2 bankers boxes.)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Patricia Shaw in July 2007.

Frank Shaw Script Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository