Writers Guild Foundation
The Writers Guild Foundation Library and Archives preserve and promote the art, craft and history of screenwriting, and record the vital memory of the entertainment industry’s first talent labor union, the Writers Guild of America. The Library holds over 40,000 screenplays and teleplays of produced projects. The rare and unique collections in the Archive include Screen Writers’ Guild and Writers Guild of America historical materials, produced and unproduced scripts, letters, photographs, production notes, memorabilia, oral histories, and personal items of film, television and radio writers. Both processed and unprocessed papers are available for research. Users are encouraged to contact the Writers Guild Foundation Archive to learn more about the rich cultural content of the collections.
The Writers Guild Foundation's digital collection at California Revealed consists of texts, moving images, and audio recordings from the 1970s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of recorded Writers Guild Foundation and Writers Guild of America live events in which writers were interviewed about their personal experiences of the craft and business of writing for the screen. A small selection of textual material relates to one writer's experience of the Hollywood Blacklist.