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Karen Hall Papers

Identifier: Mss. 83 H14

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Scope and Contents

Papers of Karen Hall, television scriptwriter. Included are final drafts, outlines, notes and problem solutions for scripts of the television show "Eight is Enough" comments detailing the evolution of an episode of "M*A*S*H", complement several script revisions of the television show; and story notes and drafts of scripts for "Hill Street Blues" and "Moonlighting". There are also materials on "Toughlove, The Women of Brewster Place," "Cuba and Claude" and "The Betty Ford Story" which illustrate the evolution of a made-for-television movie.  Additions include material on " Mash," "Eight is Enough," Sunday Father," "Dark Debts," "Darkness before Dawn," "I'll Fly Away," and "Judging Amy" scripts.

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  • Creation: 1980-2002


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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:

Karen Hall, television writer, is an alumna of the College of William and Mary.


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Arrangement of Materials:

Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.

Acquisition Information:

Gifts of 2/22/1983, 3/24/1984, 9/17/1988, 6/29/1990, 1/27/1997, 4/8/1998, 2000 and 2002.


Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.

Processing Information:

Processed by Elizabeth Engelken in 1989.

Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.

Guide to the Karen Hall Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Elizabeth Engelken.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository