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W. Lawrence Patrick Scripts collection

 Collection 0115-MMC

This collection consists of original scripts, including a copy of Star Trek's original pitch, and shooting scripts for several other popular American television programs from the 1960s and 1970s. Donor W. Lawrence Patrick is president of Patrick Communications, LLC, a media investment banking and brokerage firm, and also president of Legend Communications, a 13-station radio group.


  • 1964-1974

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.


0.5 Linear Feet (2 Half-Hollinger boxes)

Content Description

The W. Lawrence Patrick Scripts collection consists of scripts that Patrick received and collected. The materials include copies of original scripts, a copy of the original pitch for Star Trek, and copies of shooting scripts. The scripts are from popular American televison broadcast shows from 1964-1974.

Custodial History

W. Lawrence Patrick donated this collection to the University of Maryland Libraries on October 31, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by W. Lawrence Patrick on October 31, 2016.

Processing Information

The materials were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2016. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes and placed in acid-free folders. Materials were left in th order in which they were received; folder titles were assigned during inventorying.

Guide to the W. Lawrence Patrick Scripts collection
Processed by Jen Wachtel
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-11-28: Finding Aid reviewed and minor updates made by Joanne Archer.
  • 2021-08-13: Jim Baxter re-wrote the collection abstract.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742