Lord, John (1924-1994)
Scope:
The John Lord collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, audio materials, photographs, research materials, and financial materials.

Manuscripts are comprised of short stories and books by Lord. Short stories include "Billy Ruffian;" "Burnham the Scout;" and "O King Solomon Where Are Your Mines?" Books include Duty, Honor, Empire (1970); The Maharajahs (1971); I Am Harmony (1985); The Sands of Horror; The Gentle Art of Murder; Gone for Bush (unpublished novel); and Margot: The Intensely Liberated Women; among others.

Collected scripts of note include "The Valiant Years" (1963); "The Unknown War;" "Suffer the Little Children;" episodes of "Red Empire;" "Today Show" scripts; "The Art of Collecting;" "Four Days to Omaha" (1968); "Life;" "The Learning Process;" "Following the Tundra Wolf;" "Cancer: The Last Frontier;" and many more.

Correspondence dates from the 1950s to 1980s regarding various television projects and books. Notables include letters from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Edward Albee, Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy, Richard Meinertzhagen, David Rockefeller, Maharajah Sriraj, and Barbara Walters.

Printed materials include film and television magazines mentioning Lord, pamphlets, a NBC News 1980 Democratic National Convention Handbook, and a promotional book for the film adaptation of All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The latter contains four cassette interviews with Jordan Willis, Jason Robards, Walter Coblenz, and Dustin Hoffman.

Photographs are dated from the 1940s to 1980s regarding World War II, Henry Moore sculptures and other art, and Lord’s trips to Nairobi, Rome, and China. 

Research materials, ranging from the 1940s to 1980s, include notes regarding various projects and books, as well as proposals for television programs.

Financial materials include financial records such as business receipts and budgets for television productions, as well as memos and notebooks.
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Notable Figures
1. Lord, John, 1924-
Associated Subjects
1. Television Subject Guide
2. Journalism
3. Authors, American
4. Television producers and directors
5. Teachers
6. Television – Production and direction
7. Television writers
8. English literature – 20th century
9. Journalists