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Rappaport mss., 1972-1990

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143

Rappaport, John H., 1940-

Rappaport mss.,1972-1990

Collection No.
LMC 2418

60 items

Materials are in English.

Consists of the papers of television and motion picture writer John Rappaport.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, IL, Rappaport graduated from Indiana University. At IU, he began a career in show business by hosting music and variety programs on the IMU radio show, WFIU, and other broadcasting venues. Eventually he moved to Hollywood and became a writer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. His other writing credits include episodes of All in the Family, The Odd Couple, Maude, The Bob Newhart Show, and, most prominently, M*A*S*H. Additionally, on M*A*S*H, Rappaport served as producer (1979-1981) and supervising producer (1981-1983); and he co-wrote the series' final episode, "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen." He has earned eight Emmy nominations and four People's Choice awards, as well as residency in the National Association of Broadcasters and Producers Guild of America Halls of Fame

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of drafts and revisions of scripts for television sitcoms written by Rappaport during his career. Also included in the collection are correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1998
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Rappaport mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2012

Rappaport mss., 1972-1990

Box 1 Miscellaneous Career Materials, 1940-1984 

Miscellaneous correspondence, lists, résumé

Lily Tomlin Special, 1973

Script List

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, script, 1971

All in the Family: "Archie is Cursed," script, 1973

All in the Family: "Archie Puts the Lid On," 1973

All in the Family: "Archie and the Kiss," 1973

All in the Family: untitled story idea, 1973

Maude: "Florida’s Goodbye," script, 1973

The Bob Newhart Show: "Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley," script, 1974

The Odd Couple: "One for the Bunny," script, 1974

The Odd Couple: "Oscar's Wedding," script, 1974

The Odd Couple: "Your Mother Wears Army Boots," script, 1974

The Odd Couple: "Oscar's Birthday," call sheet only, 1974

The Masked Stranger: miscellaneous materials, 1975

American Pie: script, 1976

Fun with Dick and Jane: scripts, 1975-1976

(2 folders)

Three Times Daley: story ideas, 1976

(2 folders)

Three Times Daley: 1st draft. 1976

Three Times Daley: script, 1976

The Feeling is Mutual: scripts, 1982

(2 folders)

The Feeling is Mutual: notes, 1982

Who's On Top?: rough draft, 1st draft, 1983

Who's On Top?: script, 1983

Who's On Top?: notes, 1983

Second Edition: 1st Draft, 1983

Second Edition: 2nd Draft, 1983

Second Edition: Final Draft, 1984

Box 2 Zack: 1st Drafts, 1985

Gung Ho: 1st Draft, Final Draft, 1987

Night Owls: 1st and 2nd Drafts, 1988

One of a Kind: 1st Draft, 1988

Night Court: episode drafts, 1989-1990

"Ernestine Tomlin, General Motors": script

"Lily Tomlin: "The Sensuous Senator," script

That's My Boy: Pilot Episode, script

M*A*S*H: "Morale Victory," treatments, scripts, excerpts, 1979

(2 folders)

M*A*S*H: "Morale Victory," notes, 1979

M*A*S*H: "Dear Uncle Abdul," final script, 1979

M*A*S*H: "Period of Adjustment," revised pages, 1979

M*A*S*H: "Letters," final draft, 1980

M*A*S*H: "No Laughing Matter," final draft, 1980

M*A*S*H: "No Sweat," scripts, story outlines, 1980

(2 folders)

M*A*S*H: "Oh, How We Danced," scripts, story outlines, 1980

M*A*S*H: "Taking the Fifth," story outline, 1980

M*A*S*H: "Tell It to the Marines," Final Draft, 1980

M*A*S*H: "Give .Em Hell, Hawkeye," Final Draft, 1981

M*A*S*H: "The Life You Save," scripts, 1981

M*A*S*H: "Snap Judgment" [Part I], Revised Final Draft, 1981

M*A*S*H: "Snappier Judgment" [Part II], Revised Final Draft, 1981

M*A*S*H: "Wheelers and Dealers," Final Draft, 1981

M*A*S*H: "Bombshells," Final Draft, 1981

M*A*S*H: "The Joker is Wild," story outline, script, 1982

M*A*S*H: "Say No More," scripts, 1982

M*A*S*H: "Strange Bedfellows," Revised Final Draft, 1982

M*A*S*H: "Trick or Treatment," Final Draft, 1982

M*A*S*H: "U.N. the Night and the Music," Final Draft, 1982

M*A*S*H: "Where There’s a Will There's a War," story outline

M*A*S*H: miscellaneous script pages

M*A*S*H: correspondence, call sheets, articles

M*A*S*H: clippings, notes, story ideas

M*A*S*H: photographs