Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Jon Manchip White Collection:

1965



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator White, Jon Ewbank Manchip, 1924-
Title Inventory of the Jon Manchip White Collection:
Dates 1965
Identification Sci Fi MSS 00222
Extent .5 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Jon Manchip White is a distinguished Welsh-American writer who has published over 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. White was born in 1924. He matriculated at Cambridge; after military service, he returned and completed a degree in prehistoric archaeology and anthropology in 1950. White worked for the BBC Television Service, the British Foreign Service, turning to full-time writing in 1956. In 1967, he became writer-in-residence at the University of Texas at El Paso, leaving in 1977 to head the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee.


Scope and Content Note

White, Jon Manchip. Release dialogue script of Crack in the World. 1965. Screenplay by J. M. White and J. Halevy for Paramount pictures. Typed, 109 leaves, carbon copies.

Crack in the World (1965) (Motion Picture) Dr. Steven Sorenson (Andrews) plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampian (Moore), Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time.


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into one box.
Box 1

Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
White, Jon Ewbank Manchip, 1924-
Subjects
Science fiction
Feature films
Crack in the World (Motion picture)

Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from n.a.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in 2005


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box 1

box-folder
1-10 White, Jon Manchip. Release dialogue script of Crack in the World. 1965. Screenplay by J. M. White and J. Halevy for Paramount pictures. Typed, 109 leaves, carbon copies.