Robert Altman Collection

The Robert Altman Collection is housed in the Special Collections at the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  900 boxes of materials were archived in the Altman collection.  

Business and Financial Records, Legal Series, and Chronological Files: 1969-2007

There are three major components to this part of the collection: The Business and Financial series, The Legal series, and The Chronological series. Read more when you open the article by clicking on this arrow.

Commercials: 1984, 2001-2005

The Commercials series includes materials from Robert Altman's commercial production company, Villains.
The Miller Beer Commercial series consists of material from a series of commercials for Miller Beer directed by Robert Altman in May, 1984.

Other Projects and Scripts: 1989-2003

The Other Projects series consists of scripts sent to Robert Altman for consideration as potential film projects. The material is generally from 1989 to 2003, and arranged by author’s last name. Where possible, a submission date is noted.

Personal and Early Projects: 1945-2007

The Personal series includes correspondence, legal and medical documents, early work, interviews, clippings, and photographs. The Early Projects series contains materials from early projects including movies, TV, commercials, and short films.

Projects: 1960s

The Countdown series consists of materials from the 1968 film.
The MASH series consists of materials from the 1970 film.
That Cold Day in the Park series consists of materials from the 1969 film.

Projects: 1970s

Extensive archives include materials from The Long Goodbye, MASH, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, A Perfect Couple, Quintet, Remember My Name, Rich Kids, Thieves Like Us, 3 Women, A Wedding, Welcome to L.A. and morrrre.

Projects: 1980s

This archive contains materials from Aria, Basements, Beyond Therapy, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Fool for Love, Images, Laundromat, and manymanymany more.

Projects: 1990s

This archive contains materials from Short Cuts, Pret-a-Porter, The Player, Afterglow, Cookie's Fortune, Black and Blue, The Gingerbread Man, Kansas City, Roads and Bridges and more.

Projects: 2000s

Materials from The Company, Dr. T and the Women, A Prairie Home Companion, Resurrection Blues, Tanner on Tanner, Trixie.

Unfinished or Suspended Projects: 1960s-2006

Includes materials related to projects that Altman was involved with but were never produced. The type and volume materials vary and include correspondence; legal, business, production, and financial materials, scripts, articles and reviews.