Spigelgass, Leonard (1908-1995)
Scope:
The Leonard Spigelass collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence,  printed material, and other items.

Manuscripts in the collection consists of drafts written, adapted, or edited by Spigelgass, as well as discarded pages, revisions, second and third drafts, pages of holograph notes, as well as final versions of several different screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. Items in the collection include the comedic play A Majority of One (1960), Dear Me, The Sky Is Falling (1963), Fed to the Teeth (1964), The Scuttle Under the Bonnet (1962),  as well as drafts for the screenplay version of A Majority of One. The collection also contains several final versions of Spigelgass's early screenplays including Service de Luxe (1938), Walking Down Broadway (1938), and Million Dollar Baby (1941) among many others. The collection also includes numerous versions of Spigelgass's biggest hit Gyspy, including the original first rough draft and several other revisions.

Printed material in the collection consists of items regarding and relating to the published films and plays credited to Spigelgass.  Included are newspaper and magazine clippings of reviews of several of Spigelgass's films, as well as stage plays, playbills, memos, receipts, bills, publicity material, and posters. In addition, the collection contains publisher's proofs and galleys for nearly all of the scripts and screenplays written by Spigelgass.

Correspondence in the collection are both personal and professional and range from 1958 to 1965. Notable correspondents include Philip Langner, Armina Marshal, Robin Fox, Arthur Hiller, and Gov. Mennen Williams among others.

The collection also contains a few scrapbooks with professional photographs of various productions.
Notable Figures
1. Spigelgass, Leonard
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. LGBT Subject Guide