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Box 1
  • Report card and honor card from Todd School for Boys for Welles, Jan. 30, 1931
  • Portions of an autobiography of Roger Hill. Contains only those pages which pertain to Orson Welles. Photocopy. [31pp.]
  • The 'Bravades' for Rebecca: A Portfolio of Pictures Made for Rebecca Welles by her Father, Christmas 1956. Photocopy. [69pp]. Includes two postcards illustrated with photographs of Orson Welles.
  • "It's Not Quite All True," by Richard Wilson. Undated photocopy of an article which appeared in Sight and Sound in response to the article: "It's All True," by Charles Higham which appeared in the same magazine, Spring, 1970 (2 copies).
  • "Tributes to Orson Welles," typescripts
  • Two issues of Cahiers du Cinema: a. No. 375, Septembre 1985. Contains article "It's All True d'Orson Welles"
Box 2
  • Correspondence. Welles, Orson to Leonard Lyons. March 11, 1953 [Pulled from Badge of Evil, by Whit Masterson. PS3563.A835 B33 1956]
  • His Honor, the Mayor. Transcript of radio broadcast. [1941]
  • The Dreamers, a film by Orson Welles. Mimeograph script. 1979. 147pp.
  • Obediently Yours, Orson Welles. A Play in Two Acts, by Richard France [2001?]
  • The Other Side of the Wind. Screenplay [1974]
Box 3
  • Theatre News. American Theatre Association. Vol. 17, No. 8. November/December 1985. Articles on Welles: "The Citizen's Reign"; "The Inspiration of Orson Welles"; and "The Citizen's Reign: Welles' Career Detailed in Lilly Library Manuscripts."


  • Orson Welles starring in Norman Corwin's "14 August" and excerpts from William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear with Orson Welles & Agnes Moorehead. A George Garabedian Production. 1980. 33 1/3 LP
  • Citizen Kane. The Criterion Collection case. (No laserdiscs enclosed.)
Box 4
  • It's All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles. Paramount Pictures. VHS videotape. c. 1994
  • Orson Welles: What Went Wrong? Robert Guenette Productions, Inc. VHS videotape. Nov. 10, 1992.
  • "Remembering Orson," recorded at The Director's Guild Theater, November 2, 1985. VHS videotape [2 copies]
  • Welles memorial tribute. Nov. 2, 1985. [3 audiotape cassettes] The Mercury Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, June 1938. Audio cassette taped from LPs in The Mercury Shakespeare textbook series. May not be reproduced. The Mercury Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, July 1939. Audio cassette taped from LPs in The Mercury Shakespeare textbook series. May not be reproduced. Rehearsal for commercial. 4:00 on one audiotape cassette. Includes other taped segments unrelated to Welles. Welles commercial begins approximately 2:45 into Side A. Undated.
Box 5
  • Orson Welles Tribute--Nov. 2, 1985. Raw footage used for "Remembering Orson." Property of Frank Beacham, Television Matrix. 8 reels on three broadcast videotape cassettes. ARCHIVAL COPIES, MAY NOT BE USED.

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