University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Mad Men Episode 113:

A Preliminary Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Weiner, Matthew
Title: Mad Men Episode 113 Collection
Dates: 2007-2008, undated
Abstract: The Mad Men Episode 113 Collection contains scripts, set plans, shooting schedules and call sheets, casting memos, correspondence, outlines, notes, research binders, press kits, and props related to Mad Men Episode 113, "The Wheel."
Call Number: Film Collections FI-05249 and FI-05250
Extent: 8 oversize boxes (osb)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Mad Men Episode 113 Collection contains scripts, set plans, shooting schedules and call sheets, casting memos, correspondence, outlines, notes, research binders, press kits, and props related to Mad Men Episode 113, "The Wheel." The materials were donated by Mad Men creator, showrunner, and executive producer Matthew Weiner, who wrote and directed the episode, with the exception of the props, which were donated by the production company Lionsgate Entertainment. The collection is comprised of five binders (Matthew Weiner’s two production binders, the script coordinator’s binder, and two research binders with research notes on the year 1960), two press kits, and two props used in the episode, a Kodak slide projector and slide carousel.

The Mad Men Episode 113 Collection has been made available for research while the remainder of the Mad Men Collection is closed for processing. The items in this inventory will be incorporated into the finding aid for the Mad Men Collection. The Mad Men Collection contains scripts, props, and production, publicity, and research materials from the series Mad Men and the film Are You Here, donated by Matthew Weiner and Lionsgate Entertainment. Highlights of the collection include a comprehensive set of Mad Men scripts, research files, and press kits, and a selection of storyboards, costume designs, set sketches, and props. The Mad Men Collection is expected to open for research in early 2018.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Mad Men Collection (Film Collections FI 05249 and FI 05250).


Gifts, 2016 (16-08-008-G and 16-12-010-G)

Processed by:

Ancelyn Krivak, 2017

Container List

Matthew Weiner production binders
osb 1 Set binder, with shooting schedules, shooting script, and set plans, 2007
osb 2 Drafts binder, with casting memos and notes, call sheets, correspondence, script notes and outlines, shooting schedules, and script revisions, 2007
osb 3 Script coordinator binder, with shooting schedules, fully collated script draft dated 16 August, blue production script draft dated 13 August, white production script draft dated 7 August, and pre-production script draft dated 2 August, 2007
Research binders
osb 4 1960, with notes on 1950s and 1960s slang, food history timeline, 1950s history, advertising, 1959 general information, network television schedules, and 1960 month by month, 2007
osb 5 1960 presidential election, with notes on the 1960 presidential campaign and election, 1959 general information, and 1960 month by month, 2007
Press kits
osb 6 Season one press kit with DVD, booklet, and white dress shirt, 2007
Season one Emmy press kit with Breaking Bad and Mad Men booklets and DVDs, 2008
osb 7 Kodak slide projector
osb 8 Kodak slide carousel