TAYLOR, J. MSS.
The Taylor, J. mss., 1993-1998, are the papers of television producer and script writer, Jeri Taylor, an Indiana University alumnus. Taylor was one of the executive producers and a contributing writer of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. The collection consists of outlines, scripts, technical notes, cast lists, and some shooting schedules for the 7th and final season of The Next Generation, 1993-1994, and draft scripts, casting call sheets, research notes, etc. for Voyager, 1994-1996. Some of the outlines, technical notes, and lists carry her annotated changes or comments. An inventory is available.
Copies of final scripts for all seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation have been separately cataloged and are housed in the Lilly Library printed collections (Lilly: PN6120.S48 S796).
Additions to the Taylor, J. mss., 1975-1987, include scripts written by Jeri Taylor for televisions series on which she was story editor, co-writer, occasionally producer. These series include In the Heat of the Night, Jake and the Fatman, Magnum P.I., and Quincy, M.E. Also present are scripts written and sold as a free-lance writer for the series California Fever, The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prairie, and Salvage. The final category consists of scripts and story ideas, largely unproduced, written during what Jeri Taylor describes as "development hell" at Norman Lear's Embassy Productions from 1985-1987. The Addition section is arranged by television series, free-lance, and development.
Collection size: 421 items