Scope and arrangement
The papers of James Elson contain correspondence, personal papers, writings, production materials, and scripts. The papers are divided into 3 series: personal papers, productions, and scripts. The production and personal papers series provide the most information about the career of James Elson. The two series contain materials including Elson's writings during college, production notes, shooting schedules, and correspondence from his professional career. The scripts series also contain annotated scripts of produced television programs.
The James Elson papers are arranged in three series:
- 1950-19691 box
This series contains James Elson's correspondence and correspondence from his friends and colleagues.
- 1959-19642 boxes
This series contains production materials from the television programs produced and/or directed by James Elson. The materials include shooting schedules, financial papers, letters, production notes, programs, and photographs. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the television program. The television programs are: America's Music-Chicago and All That Jazz-Regards to George, Autumn in New York, Coke Time, His and Hers, Merchant of Venice, The Mohawk Show-No Place Like Home, Music from Shubert Alley, Pat Boone Show, People and Other Animals, Specials for Children, Star System, Steve Allen Show, Teenage Celebrity, That Was The Week That Was, Wonderful World of Entertainment, and The Ziegfeld Touch.
- 1959-19701 box
This series contains annotated scripts of television programs produced and/or directed by James Elson.