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Richard Wormser Papers

Richard Wormser standing with two unknown people

Richard Wormser (1907-1977) became a writer of short stories and serialized novels for a number of the better known pulp magazines of the day including Argosy, Blue Book and Detective Fiction Weekly.

As Wormser became more successful, his stories were adapted as scripts for movies and television. Wormser primarily wrote in the western and mystery genres. This collection contains manuscripts and published editions of short stories, novels, film and television screenplays, as well as relevant correspondence covering his writing career.