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Sean Clark Papers

Identifier: MsC0508

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Sean Clark consist of television scripts and screenplays that he wrote between 1996 and 1999. The scripts were written for the CBS television program, Early Edition. One script for that series, written by Carla Kettner, is also included in this collection. There are also drafts of his screenplay, Black Irish, which has been optioned but not yet produced.


  • Creation: 1996-1999


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Patrick Sean Clark received his B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1982. He earned his MFA in playwriting at the University of Iowa. While still a student he won the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, as well as the American College Theatre Festival's National Student Playwriting Award, and the David Library Award.

Clark has been associated with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed television programs of the past decade. He wrote for shows such as Northern Exposure and The Commish and worked as a story editor on Coach and Evening Shade. He was a consulting producer on Sirens and Sliders and was a supervising producer on Early Edition.

In addition to his work for television, he has written several plays and screenplays. Sean Clark is currently the director of the Graduate Screenwriting Program at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.


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Language of Materials



Scripts for the television program, Early Edition, and drafts of a yet to be produced screenplay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sean Clark donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1999.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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