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Bill Lawrence Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2006.29, 2009.395

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Scope and Contents

This collection is composed entirely of scripts from Bill Lawrence. It includes approximately 90 scripts, including one from a 1996 episode of the television series "Spin City," and the rest from the television series "Scrubs" from the period 2001-2008. Many of the scripts are broadcast drafts, but the later ones become mostly shooting drafts. The scripts are ordered by the script number and not necessarily by date broadcast. Many of the scripts are signed by Bill Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1996-2008
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 2001-2008


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers for use in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library only. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Bill Lawrence (born December 6, 1968) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, best known as the creator of the television series "Scrubs." He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1990. Lawrence wrote for hit shows including "Friends," "Boy Meets World," and "The Nanny" and produced the animated series "Clone High." He is also the creator of the sitcoms "Spin City," "Scrubs," and "Cougar Town."


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2006.29 gift of Bill Lawrence on 3/24/2006; Acc. 2009.018 gift of Bill Lawrence on 1/29/2009. Information about acquisitions received after 7/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Processing Information:

Accession imported into Archon database from Manuscripts accessions database in 2007. Collection rehoused by Lauren Chapman, SCRC staff, in January 2009. Record revised in January 2009 by Amy Schindler, University Archivist. Acc. 2009.395 arranged and described by Lily Rubino, SCRC staff, in September-November 2009.

Guide to the Bill Lawrence Papers
Lauren Chapman and Lily Rubino, SCRC Staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository