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Alan and Joyce Rudolph Papers, 1972 - 2011

35 Linear Feet (57 manuscript boxes and 7 flat oversize boxes)

The Rudolph papers include scripts, articles and clippings, publicity and press materials, books, photographs, artifacts/realia, audio and moving image materials, posters, awards, and branded crew garments and caps from many of Alan Rudolph's projects. Photographer Joyce Rudolph is represented by hundreds of professional and personal slides and photographs, including many candid on-set shots.

The collection consists of professional and personal correspondence, assorted clippings, film festival awards and memorabilia, and scripts and production documents related to Alan Rudolph's filmmaking career, spanning his early work in Riot (1969), through 2002's The Secret Lives of Dentists. Also included are a plethora of documents from various unproduced projects. In the Artifacts and Graphics series are a small selection of props from Rudolph's films, most notably The Moderns, along with an assortment of film cast and crew branded gear, including caps, shirts, and jackets, movie posters, and a representation of some of the numerous awards won by the Rudolphs.

A small sub-series of material devoted to friend and mentor, Robert Altman, consists of articles and reviews, assorted programs, and, most notably, photographs taken by Joyce Rudolph.

Joyce Rudolph is represented by hundreds of her professional and sought-after on-set photographs, company stills, and candid shots, all taken during the filming of projects by Alan Rudolph and a wide variety of other notable filmmakers.

A series of Audio and Moving Image material consists of several VHS tapes, several movie video disks as well as two soundtracks. The Artwork series contains an assortment of drawings and paintings, most likely created by Alan Rudolph, along with two large acrylic paintings used as props in The Moderns.


Ira Deutchman Papers, 1967-2016

53.00 Linear Feet (100 Manuscript Boxes, 2 Record Center Boxes , 2 oversize boxes, and 1 small box, 54 oversize folders)

The Ira Deutchman Papers represent the creator's ongoing career in the film industry, including his personal interests, teaching, and work as a production company executive for Cinecom and Fine Line Features as well as work with directors John Sayles, Alan Rudolph, and Robert Altman. The collection includes extensive catalogs and programs from film conferences and festivals around the world.

The Ira Deutchman Papers were donated to the University of Michigan Special Collections Library Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers Collection in 2015. The collection encompasses Ira Deutchman's 40 year career in independent film making as a producer, production company executive, and educator.

The Ira Deutchman Papers are arranged into sixteen series: Personal, Production Companies, Film and Project Files, Film Organizations, Film Miscellaneous, Film Scripts, Film Conferences and Seminars, Film Festivals, Books, Film Catalogs, Theatre, Artifacts/Memorabilia Oversized, Audio and Moving Image, Digital Media, and Posters


Nancy Savoca papers, 1955-2019 (majority within 1982-2012)

52.5 Linear Feet (55 manuscript boxes, 25 record center boxes, 5 flat oversize boxes)

This collection documents Nancy Savoca's filmmaking career from the early 1980s to 2012. The bulk of the material consists of scripts, documents used during film production, and advertisements. The collection also includes a small group of materials related to Savoca's husband, film producer Rich Guay. The materials are arranged chronologically by production, with unproduced projects placed at the end.

This collection documents Nancy Savoca's filmmaking career from the early 1980s to 2012. The earliest items relate to various projects that Savoca directed during and immediately after her time at New York University in the early to mid-1980s, including two short films she produced as a film student. These materials include class notes, scripts, storyboards, and advertisements.

The bulk of the collection concerns Savoca's feature films, television episodes, and unproduced projects. These series include scripts, shooting schedules and storyboards, production information, photographs and advertisements, and artifacts; the series descriptions and subseries lists contain more detailed information about the specific types of items present for each production. The two publicity series consist of film festival catalogs, awards, and articles covering the entirety of Savoca's career.

The final series relates to Rich Guay, Nancy's husband. Documenting his work as a film producer, the series consists of materials related to various films; items include scripts, research material, shooting schedules, financial records, promotional clothing, and other documents directly related to these productions. This series also contains slides, handouts, and other materials from Guay's courses on film production.

The collection's audiovisual material will be digitized and available for research at a future date. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.