Wolfson, Victor (1910-1990)

The Victor Wolfson collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia.

Manuscripts include an extensive collection of scripts for the television series written by Wolfson Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (1960 to 1961), and drafts of books, including Eagle on the Plain (1947). Also included are drafts of various short stories and plays written by Wolfson, including Excursion (1937) and Pastorale (1939), among many others.

Correspondence consists of letters from publishers, producers, friends and family from 1925 to 1970. Notable correspondents include Jean Arthur; Joan Ambler; Bertholt Brecht; Robert Breen; John Paton Davies; Faye Dunaway; Frederick W. Dupee; John Gassner; Norman Bel Geddes; Clark Gesner; Josephine Herbst; Elia Kazan; William Maxwell; George Oppenheimer; Esther Raushenbush; Elmer Rice; Gordon Rogoff; Robert W. Straus, Jr.; Richard Watts; and John C. Wilson; among others.

Printed material consists of programs, advertisements, reviews, and news stories regarding Wolfson’s Winston Churchill film The Finest Hours, and various plays, including Excursion.

Memorabilia includes a wrapper from a cigar smoked by Winston Churchill in 1964, and a note of acceptance read by Wolfson when receiving the Emmy Award for the Churchill documentary series, among other materials.

Notable Figures
1. Wolfson, Victor, 1910-1990
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