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Howard Storm Script Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 009

Scope and Contents

The Howard Storms Scripts Collection contains the unbound scripts of television episodes that Howard Storm directed. A large number of the scripts in this collection are from the television series "Mork and Mindy" that aired from 1978-1982. The scripts in this collection date from 1978-1981.

The rest of the collection consists of scripts from twenty-seven other series of episodes he directed. These range from one to five episodes per series. Also included are a few screenplays that were Oscar hopefuls in 2002.


  • 1975 - 2003


Language of Materials

Records in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open only to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Emerson College does not hold copyright for these scripts, therefore they are available for research only and cannot be reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

Howard Storm was born December 11, 1939 in New York City.

Storm is a noted director and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the television series "Mork and Mindy" that ran on ABC from 1978-1982.

Storm has directed for thirty-eight different television series including "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Major Dad," "Head of the Class," "Sugar and Spice," "Valerie," "Full House," "Faerie Tale Theatre," "Amanda's," "Taxi," "Laverne & Shirley" and many others. He also directed the film "Once Bitten." He has acted in twenty-four series mostly in the 1960's and 1970's, and in the mid 1970's wrote four episodes for four different television series. He was an active member of the Director's Guild Association, and served as the awards committee chairman. In 1998 he received an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for: "Kenan & Kel" (1996) for the episode "Haven't Got Time for the Paint."


4.5 linear feet (3 record cartons)


The collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Mork and Mindy Scripts

Series 2: Other Scripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

These scripts were donated by Howard Storm as a gift to Emerson College. The scripts were acquired by Howard Storm through his work as a director.


No additional materials are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Carolyn Child; last revised November 18, 2013.

Howard Storm Script Collection
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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