Northwestern

Ellis, Jack C. (1922- ) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
20/71

Dates

  • 1955-2000 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The Jack Ellis Papers fill just one box, but touch on many aspects of Ellis’s teaching career. C.V.s, annual updates, bibliographies, news clippings, and press releases document the courses he taught, his professional activities, and his publications. Of particular interest is an unfinished, draft manuscript of an autobiography.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Jack Ellis Papers fill just one box, but touch on many aspects of Ellis’s teaching career. C.V.s, annual updates, bibliographies, news clippings, and press releases document the courses he taught, his professional activities, and his publications. Of particular interest is an unfinished, draft manuscript of an autobiography.

    One file of correspondence, dating mostly between 1989 and 1990, covers a range of topics, from inquiries by Ellis about purchasing films and books, to requests for recommendations, to notes from former students. Teaching files consist mainly of syllabi, but also include several comprehensive bibliographies, and a description of the Film Program at Northwestern (circa 1966). A bibliography of film resources in the Northwestern University Library (compiled as a course project by a student) and a description of the NEH Summer Seminar on Film History (1980) are filed in separate folders.

    Articles and reprints include just a few of Ellis’s many publications. Proposals include those for a book on documentary filmmaker John Grierson and for a film history textbook, as well as a lengthy proposal to the NEH for a multi-author, multi-volume historical/critical analysis of the Robert Altman film Nashville.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Jack Ellis Papers were donated to the University Archives by Jack Ellis on January 6, 1997 as Accession Number 97-4 and by the R/TV/F Department of the School of Communication on July 5, 2000 as Accession Number 00-212. Materials from the Archives’ Faculty Biographical Files were added to the Papers.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    A few duplicate items were discarded. Several items relating generally to the Radio/TV/Film Department were separated and added to the RTVF General Files.

  • Related Materials

    Radio/TV/Film Department Academic and Course Files, 1946-1980 (Series 20/31)

    Radio/TV/Film Department Administrative Records, 1939-1968 (Series 20/30)

  • Processing Information

    Janet Olson, May 2007.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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