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Eddie K. Edwards papers: 1988-2015, undated
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Personal Files [series]

The Personal files series (0.6 linear feet, 1948-2015 with gaps) consists of two groupings: Childhood and High School. The Childhood group includes photographs, correspondence, an ephemera collection of monster movie ads, diaries, and samples of Ovshinsky's earliest writing and first newsletters. The High School group contains memorabilia from Ovshinsky's high school years, including photographs, personal writings, an independent literary magazine, and yearbooks. Folders in this series include Ovshinsky's own reflections on his childhood and adolescence. The series also contains Ovshinsky's preface to the collection, contained in a file labeled "Inventory and backstories." This file provides Ovshinsky's description of the contents of the collection and a detailed account of his life experiences from his perspective in 2015. However, although the order of materials remains the same, the box numbers indicated in Ovshinsky's description are obsolete; please refer to the contents list below to locate files.

Box   1  
Inventory and backstories 2015
 
Childhood
Box   1  
Bow Elementary school memorabilia undated
Box   1  
Letters to Norma Ovshinsky 1959-1962
Box   1  
Writings 1961-1963
Box   1  
Newsletters, circa 1963
Box   1  
Monster Movie Advertisements undated
 
Family photographs 1949-1961 (4 folders)
Box   1  
Akron 1949-1950
Oversize Box   14  
Greenfield Avenue and 19935 Forrer Street 1950-1961
Box   1  
Camp Tanuga 1957-1958
Box   1  
Miscellaneous undated
 
High School
Box   1  
Diary 1961-1962 (1 volume)
Box   1  
Henry Ford High School 1962
Box   1  
Mumford memorabilia 1964-1965
Box   1  
Writings undated
Box   1  
Photographs undated
Oversize Box   14  
Photographs undated
  Online  
Short Monster Film 1964 (.ZIP and .MP4 files) [view item]
Box   1  
The IDiom 1965

(Independent literary magazine)

Box   1  
Yearbooks 1964-1966
 
Professional Files [series]

The Professional files series (3 linear feet, 1965-2012) contains print materials that trace the developments of Ovshinsky's career in journalism, communications media, and teaching. The series is divided into six subseries: Underground journalism and The Fifth Estate; Civilian service as conscientious objector; Radio print materials and memorabilia; Video and television production print materials and memorabilia, Teaching; and Speaking engagements, presentations, and workshops. The series is comprised of press articles, photographs, professional correspondence, project files, and Ovshinsky's writings, notes, and personal reflections. The Underground journalism and The Fifth Estate subseries contains correspondence, personal memoirs, and writing on Detroit's counterculture in the late sixties through the early seventies. This subseries also includes the earliest issues of The Fifth Estate. The Civilian service as conscientious objector subseries focuses on the founding of Open City, a clinical self-help center providing social, medical and legal support to Detroit's youth. The Radio print materials and memorabilia subseries consists of scripts, photographs, and press articles. The Video and television production print materials and memorabilia subseries contains photographs, press articles, correspondence, and an extensive collection of records from Ovshinsky's own production and consulting company, HKO Media. The Teaching subseries is comprised of student evaluations, course materials, correspondence, and Ovshinsky's reflections on teaching writing. The Speaking engagements, presentations, and workshops group is a collection of promotional materials as well as Ovshinsky's preparatory notes, outlines, or complete texts of presentations and speeches.

 
Underground Journalism and The Fifth Estate [subseries]
Box   1  
Los Angeles 1965 (2 folders)

(Includes correspondence, writings about L.A. Free Press, and 2012 student thesis on counterculture in L.A. by Andrew Ernest Ligeti)

Box   1  
Monteith College at Wayne State University 1965-1966
 
Fifth Estate Materials
Box   1  
War Dance, circa 1965
Box   1  
Media coverage 1967-1985
Box   1  
Photographs 1965-1975
Box   1  
Harvey's "Red" Files 1966-1971

(Detroit Police Department files)

Box   1  
Memoir materials 1965-2008 (2 folders)
 
Correspondence
Box   1  
Outgoing to Norma and Adolph Marks 1965-1968
Box   1  
The Fifth Estate 2005-2008
Box   1  
Fifth Estate memorabilia 1966-1969
Box   2  
Back Issues ofThe Fifth Estate November 1965-March 1969 (6 folders)
Box   2  
Fifth Estate Red Files police surveillance reports 1969-1973
 
Civilian service as Conscientious Objector [subseries]
Box   2  
Writings 1967-1972
Box   2  
Open City War Dance and Picture undated
Box   2  
Press articles onOpen City 1969-1970
 
Radio Print Materials and Memorabilia [subseries]
Box   2  
WXYZ-FM's Spare Change radio show undated
Box   2  
WABX memorabilia circa 1970-1973
Box   2  
WABX press articles circa 1971-1983
Box   2  
WABX newscast scripts circa 1971-1973
Box   2  
WABX photographs circa 1968-1971
Box   2  
WABX Red Files police surveillance reports 1965-1972
Box   2  
WDET/WRIF/WCSX press articles 1987-1993
Box   2  
WDET/WRIF photographs and memorabilia circa 1980-1995
Box   2  
WDET consulting materials 2006
 
Video and Television Production Print Materials and Memorabilia [subseries]
Oversize Volume   1  
Barrington Bunny scrapbook, circa 1974
Box   2  
Video Group photographs and press articles 1973-1974
Box   2  
Creative Media memorabilia 1974-1976
Box   2  
WXYZ-TV press articles 1977-1979
Box   2  
WXYZ-TV photographs undated
Box   2  
WXYZ-TV memorabilia, circa 1976-1980
Box   2  
WDIV-TV press articles and press credentials, circa 1977-1988
Box   2  
WDIV-TV photographs undated
Box   2  
Detroit Public Television press articles and press credentials 1984-1986
Oversize Volume   2  
WXYZ-TV scrapbook 1979-1980
Oversize Volume   3  
WDIV-TV scrapbook 1982
Box   2  
HKO Media
Box   2  
Press articles 1987-1990
Box   2  
Press articles 1995-2008
Box   2  
Photographs and production stills 1976-2004
Box   2  
Resumes, circa 1974-2009
Box   2  
Writings, circa 1988-2009
Box   2  
HKO Media internship manual 2005
Box   2  
WTVS proposals and co-productions 1987-1993
Box   3  
Professional correspondence 1997-2010 (2 folders)
 
Project files 1990-1997
Box   3  
The Night Martin Luther King Came to Grosse Point 1990

(Includes photographs)

Box   3  
Alex Manoogian, Portrait of a Man of Charity 1991
Box   3  
Off the Wall 1997
Box   3  
Letter of Proposal to Michigan State University 2008
 
Correspondence
Box   3  
Pace, Bill, circa 2006-2009
Box   3  
Martin, Norean 2004-2012
Box   3  
WTVS War Dances 1989
Box   3  
War Dances 1988-2010
 
Teaching [subseries]
Box   8  
Student evaluations 1986-2013 with gaps
Box   8  
Correspondence 1982-2014
Box   8  
Personal notes and correspondence 1998-2012
Box   8  
Grosse Pointe Academy memorabilia 1993-2002
Box   8  
High school screenwriting workshop undated
Box   8  
College course materials 1996-2013 (6 folders)
Box   8  
Writings on writing, circa 1998
 
Speaking Engagements, Presentations, and Workshops [subseries]
Box   8  
Press releases and articles 1986-2011
Box   8  
Correspondence, circa 1992-2010
Box   8  
The Role of the Producer in Broadcast and Cable Television, Cranbrook 1986-1988 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Miscellaneous 1988
Box   9  
Directing and Producing Documentary Films 1988
Box   9  
The Documentary Producer as Storyteller, Detroit Producer's Association circa 1988
Box   9  
The Craft of the Documentary Producer 1989
Box   9  
Winning Awards by Becoming a Better Producer, Oakland County Cable Communications Corporation 1990
Box   9  
Producing Talk Shows that Say Something, Oakland County Cable Communications Corporation 1990
Box   9  
The Lawyer as Storyteller, State Bar of Michigan 1991
Box   9  
Storytellers, Wayne County Advance 1992
Box   9  
Keynote, Silver Circle Awards, Detroit Chapter of National Association of Television Arts and Sciences 1992
Box   9  
Keynote, Michigan Television/Video Student Conference 1994
Box   9  
Lessons from the Creative Journey, Shir Shalom synagogue 1995
Box   9  
Creative Writing Weekend for Adults, Grosse Pointe Memorial 1995
Box   9  
Eulogy for Michigan sculptor Arthur Schneider 1996
Box   9  
Cornerstone grade school 1996
Box   9  
Inside the Secret Garden; An Intimate Look at the Creative Process 1996
Box   9  
Royal Oak Rotary 1997
Box   9  
Adat Shalom: Creativity and Peace: A Writer's Perspective 1998
Box   9  
Chapel Talk to students, Grosse Pointe Academy 1998
Box   9  
HKO Salute to Stanford Ovshinsky, Detroit Chapter of Workmen's Circle 1999
Box   9  
Keynote, Critical Viewers' Project, Detroit Chapter of National Association of Television Arts and Sciences 2001
Box   9  
Detroit Music Awards 2001
Box   9  
Digital Arts, Film and Television Festival 2001 (2 folders)
Box   9  
The Art of Engaging Young Writers in the Classroom, National Council of Teachers of English 2004
Box   9  
An Idea Is Not a Story: How to Focus Your Message to Media and Donors, Nonprofit Enterprises at Work 2004
Box   9  
An Idea Is Not a Story: How to Focus Your Message to Media and Donors, Association of Professional Fundraisers--Greater Detroit Chapter 2004
Box   9  
How to Produce a Successful Career in Filmmaking, Detroit Docs International Film Festival 2004
Box   9  
Do I Have to Leave Detroit? How to Make a Hometown Career, Detroit Docs International Film Festival 2005
Box   9  
Eight Words or Less: Creating Taglines That Can Help Your Business Grow, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan 2005
Box   9  
An Idea Is Not a Story: How to Focus Your Message to Media and Donors, Campus Compact 2005
Box   9  
Once Upon a Team: The Power of Story in the Workplace, National Council of Teachers of English 2006
Box   9  
How to Use Storytelling to Build Relationships in Business, INFORUM 2007
Box   9  
An Idea Is Not a Story, Michigan State University 2007
Box   9  
Telling Our Story in Eight Words or Less, Ozone House 2008
Box   9  
Ozone House Video Production workshop 2008
Box   9  
An Idea Is Not a Story, Michigan Student Film and Video Festival 2008
Box   9  
PAH-Festival Keynote: The 60% Incentive; The Other Reason Why We Make Movies and Tell Our Stories in Michigan 2009
Box   9  
Writing for the Movies, Chelsea District Library 2010
Box   9  
How to Produce a Career in Video and Film Production, Eastern Michigan University 2010
Box   9  
Screenwriting weekend 2010
Box   9  
Association for Women in Communications 2010
Box   9  
The Backdoor Approach to Selling Your First Screenplay, Flint Film Festival 2010
Box   9  
How to Be a Great Backpack Video Journalist, Asian American Journalists' Association 2011
Box   9  
If You Can Write It, You Can Shoot It: A Beginner's Guide to Video Storytelling, The Community House of Birmingham 2011
Box   9  
Macomb Community College 2011
Box   9  
Today I am an Erasure and Other Lessons Learned from Jewish Writers, Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society 2011
Box   9  
How to Write Your First Screenplay in Six Months, Ann Arbor Screenwriters' Group 2011-2012
Box   9  
The Entrepreneur as Storyteller, University of Michigan 2012
 
Project Files [series]

The Project files series (5.1 linear feet, 1983-2011) is divided into three subseries: Screenplays, Educational and children's properties, and Miscellaneous unproduced projects and properties. This series encompasses extensive collections of drafts, notes, topical and research files, and correspondence, providing a glimpse into Ovshinsky's personal creative process as well as the production process. The Screenplays subseries includes drafts, correspondence, interviews, feedback, topical files, Writers' Guild registrations, and legal materials. The Educational and children's properties subseries contains topical files on child psychology, proposals, correspondence, creative notes and production materials relating to Ovshinsky's three major projects for children: Pendragon's Park, Please Don't Eat the Books, and The Mighty Hubble. Miscellaneous unproduced projects and properties include summaries of story concepts, drafts, and topical files.

 
Screenplays [subseries]
 
PJ and the Dragon
Box   3  
Topical files 1979-1981

(File originally titled "Magic Dragon letters to PJ and original posting in church bulletin")

Box   3  
Press articles 1982
Box   3  
Early drafts and notes 1983
Box   3  
Research interviews undated
Box   3  
Screenplay drafts 1986-1996 (7 folders)
Box   3  
International Creative Management correspondence 1986-1996
Box   3  
Longbow Productions correspondence and casting notes 1987-1994
Box   3  
Longbow Productions correspondence 1987-2009
Box   3  
Legal 1984-1988
Box   3  
Max Maxwell's Miracle Script 1989-1990
 
The Keyman
Box   3  
Topical files, (1 of 2 folders) 1982-2009

(Includes photographs of Lesley Payne and WDIV-TV documentary script that inspired the screenplay)

Box   4  
Topical files, (2 of 2 folders) 1982-2009

(Includes photographs of Lesley Payne and WDIV-TV documentary script that inspired the screenplay)

Box   4  
Flying instructions from Philip Handleman undated
Box   4  
Notes and sketches 1987-1989
Box   4  
Writers' Guild registrations 1987-2012
Box   4  
Harlo Productions miscellaneous materials 1990-1996
Box   4  
Pitching (with correspondence) 1993-2011
Box   4  
Feedback 2000-2001
Box   4  
Screenplay drafts 1992-2010 (10 folders)
 
Educational and Children's Properties [subseries]
 
Pendragon's Fire and Pendragon's Park
Box   4  
Story drafts 2000-2009
Box   4  
Pilot script 1998
Box   4  
Outline for musical 2000
Box   4  
War Dances 1998-2003
Box   4  
Bob Kernen and Movement Marketing Correspondence 2001-2007
Box   4  
Proposals and correspondence 2003-2004
Box   4  
Proposals and correspondence 2005-2010
Box   4  
Proposals and requests for funding 1999-2006 (4 folders)
Box   5  
Legal 1998-2006
Box   5  
Pendragon Park video production materials 2002 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Pendragon website design, circa 2002
Box   5  
Design book undated
Box   5  
Graphics 2003-2007
Box   5  
Teaching Philosophy Statements 2003-2004
Box   5  
Curriculum 2003-2004
Box   5  
Pendragon Park "Visitor's Guide" 2004
 
Presentations 2003-2011
Box   5  
"The Magic in Me," Colorado Language Arts Society 2003
Box   5  
"The Pendragon Path to Creative Writing," Association of Independent Michigan Schools 2003
Box   5  
"The Art of Engaging Young Writers," National Council of Teachers of English 2004
Box   5  
Miscellaneous 2003-2011
 
Please Don't Eat the Books
Box   5  
Correspondence 2001-2002

(Concerning NOGGIN Network)

Box   5  
Personal notes and business plan 2001
Box   5  
Creative notes circa 2001-2002 (5 folders)

(Folder 1 includes original drawings)

Box   5  
Pilot script drafts 2001
Box   5  
Legal 2001-2003
Box   5  
Topical files on the history of books and writing 2001-2011
 
The Mighty Hubble

(Project for Family Communications Inc.)

 
Creative concepts
Box   6  
Greenlight Gardens 1997-2000, 2001
Box   6  
2006-2007 (3 folders)
Box   6  
2007 (7 folders)
Box   6  
2008 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Visual concepts undated (5 folders)
Box   6  
Research materials on child psychology and play, circa 2006-2007 (7 folders)
Box   6  
War Dance 2006-2008
Box   6  
Legal 2006-2008
Box   6  
Content guidelines for Family Communications Inc. 2006-2008

(1 of 3 folders)

Box   7  
Content guidelines for Family Communications Inc. 2006-2008

(2 of 3 folders)

Box   7  
Feedback from content consultants 2006-2008
 
Miscellaneous Unproduced Projects and Properties [subseries]
Box   7  
Mumford Music 1989-2011
Box   7  
We Were Central circa 2005
Box   7  
Taxi Dancer circa 2002
Box   7  
Darrow and Sweet circa 1987-1988
Box   7  
Noah and His Totally Awesome Ark 1989-1990
Box   7  
Do You See What I See 2001
Box   7  
Moolah, Moolah undated
Box   7  
Leonardo's Kitchen undated
Box   7  
The New Adventures of the Bold Fontz 2008-2009
Box   7  
Aggie's Farm 2007
Box   7  
Tank Tales 2001
Box   7  
Always Christmas 2001
Box   7  
Mammoth 1992
Box   7  
Darby Winton's Diary undated
Box   7  
Coming Home andReunion 1996
Box   7  
Robert's Ranch 2007
Box   7  
The Watermarks andThe Lady Chatterley circa 1988
Box   7  
Wanda the White Butterfly 1994
Box   7  
The Littlest Maccabee undated
Box   7  
2nd Helpings andMrs. Koogle's Kitchen 2001
Box   7  
The Sunfire Gang circa 1980-1986

(Includes photographs)

Box   7  
Meet the Plushies circa 2009
Box   7  
Collaborations circa 2001
Box   7  
Miscellaneous ideas circa 2004
 
Dodge Brothers
Box   7  
Chrysler Brand History Documentary Materials 1998
Box   7  
War Dance 1999
Box   8  
Biographical sketches, circa 1997-1999
Box   8  
Topical files, circa 1997-2010

(3 of 4 folders)

Oversize Box   14  
Topical files, circa 1997-2010

(4 of 4 folders)

Box   8  
Outlines, creative notes and drafts circa 1999-2008 with gaps (5 folders)
Box   8  
Proposal 2008
 
Audiovisual materials [series]

The Audiovisual materials series (4 linear feet, 1969-2009) provides a sample of Ovshinsky's work in radio, television, and children's educational programming. These recordings include Spare Change, Barrington Bunny, ABX News, and Pendragon's Park. This series also includes a video recording of the PAH Festival Keynote from 2009, a talk listed in the Speaking engagements, presentations, and workshops group in the Professional files series. Ovshinsky's item level inventory of the content in the Audiovisual materials series is also included in the series.

Box   10  
WRIF Spare Change Morning Talk Show 1969-1970 (8 audiotapes (7 in. reel-to-reel))
Box   10  
Miscellaneous radio programs undated (21 audiotapes (7-in. reel-to-reels))
Box   10  
HKO/ABX News undated (1 audiotape (10.5-in. reel-to-reel))
Box   11  
Miscellaneous radio programs 1980(?)-1995 with gaps (25 audiocassettes)
Box   11  
Barrington Bunny 1974 (1 reels (16mm film reel), 1 videotape (Beta SP tape))
 
Miscellaneous videos
Box   11  
1974-2005 with gaps (29 videotapes (Sony DVCAM videocassettes))
  Online  
The Deer Hunters 1983 (.ZIP and .MP4 files) [view item]
Box   12  
1985-2003 (36 videotapes (23 Sony DVCAM videocassettes and 13 Beta SP videocassettes))
Box   13  
Pendragon's Park 2002 (11 videotapes (Beta SP videocassettes))
 
Public Appearances, Workshops and Presentations
Box   13  
1983-2009 (10 videotapes (Sony DVCAM videocassettes))
  Online  
"Career Day with Harvey Ovshinsky" undated (.ZIP file) [view item]