Howard Hawks papers

Howard Hawks papers

Dates: 1925-1970

Contains scripts (some unproduced), contracts, correspondence, scenarios, research on many of Hawks's motion pictures, family and business records, memorabilia, and home movies.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977
  • Call Number: MSS 1404
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1404; Howard Hawks papers; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1404, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Howard Hawks and Greg Hawks; 1977, 1988-1999.
Separated Material
Photographs were transfered to the Howard Hawks photographs and movie stills (MSS P 27) and movie stills were transfered to the Movie stills collection (MSS P 768).
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Letters; Motion picture film; Motion picture plays; Research (Document genres); Scripts (Documents)
Left hand of God (Motion picture); Red River (Motion picture); To have and have not (Motion picture)
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hawks (Howard) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:12-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was an American film producer and director.

Howard Winchester Hawks was born in Goshen, Indiana, on May 30, 1896. He made his career in Hollywood, working in the film industry as a screenwriter, editor, director, and producer. In 1974 he was awarded an honorary Academy Award of merit. Hawks died in Palm Springs, California, on December 26, 1977.

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