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Ralph Senensky Collection

Identifier: MsC1168

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Scope and Contents

The Ralph Senensky collection contains script material from 1961-1986 and documents the work of Ralph Senensky on various popular television shows such as Star Trek, The Paper Chase, and The Nanny and Professor and more. The collection is organized by one main series: Scripts. In that series there is a break down of sub-series which are organized by TV shows that Senensky contributed too. There is also a recorded interview that is available to view by navigating to the "digital access" heading and clicking on the link "Access Available Digital Material."


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1961-1986


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives does not hold copyright for the scripts in this collection. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Senensky was born on May 1, 1923 in Mason City, IA. Senensky is a televsion director and writer. He is most known for his work on "The Wild Wild West", "Star Trek: Original Series" and "The Twilight Zone".


1 Linear Feet (One letter document box and one slim letter document box. )

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Various scripts and production notes from popular television shows from the 1960s-1980s.

Jenna Silver, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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