James Lineberger papers
Scope and Contents
The James Lineberger Papers are comprised primarily of various drafts and revisions of screenplays. Also includes poetry, lyric sheets for a musical, and manuscripts for a stage play and a novel. Organized alphabetically by art form.
- 1964 - 1998
- 1977 - 1998
- Lineberger, James (James Luther) (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
James Luther Lineberger was graduated from Catawba College in 1957 (A.B.) and from the University of Minnesota in 1959 (M.A.), where he also did additional graduate work as a McKnight Fellow, 1962-64. His "A Sometime Thing: A Drama in One Act" won a prize in the 1959 National Collegiate Playwrite Contest sponsored by Samuel French, Inc. Following a stint as an instructor in the Department of English at Pfeiffer College in 1962, Lineberger served as playwright in residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, 1962 64. He returned to Pfeiffer as an associate professor in the Department of Drama, 1964 65. Lineberger then moved to Atlanta, where he served as film critic for Atlanta Magazine, 1965-67, documentary film writer/television producer of Georgia Educational Television, 1967-68, and creative director for McRae and Bealer Advertising, 1968-70. In 1971, he became a free lance writer. He is most recognized for his screen adaptation of the Devery Freeman novel, Father Sky, which was released on film in 1982 as Taps. Lineberger resides in Concord, N.C.
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Primarily drafts and revisions of screenplays of North Carolina writer James Lineberger. Also includes poetry, lyric sheets for a musical, and manuscripts for a stage play and a novel.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of James Lineberger (accessions received periodically, 1985 ).
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