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Sandy Krinski papers on Donny & Marie

Identifier: MSS 9154

Scope and Contents

Contains Sandy Krinski's original scripts, production notes, show ideas, correspondence, show drafts, and research and audience evaluation materials from the first two years of the television program Donny & Marie. Materials are dated 1976-1977.


  • approximately 1976-1977


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Sandy Krinski papers on Donny & Marie must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Sandy Krinski (1938-) is an American screenplay writer.

Sanford Krinski was born to Carl J. and Molly S. Krinski on January 4, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, New York. In 1968, Sandy Krinski married Judith Sibley in Manhattan, New York, New York. They moved to California where he worked as a screenwriter. In 1974, Krinski was the recipient of two Emmy awards, and he was nominated again in 1975. From 1976 to 1977, he was the head writer for the first two seasons of the Donny & Marie television program. Sandy Krinski currently resides in California.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

4 oversize folders (0.8 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Sandy Krinski scripts from Donny & Marie, 1976-1977 (chronological). 2. Sandy Krinski planning documents for Donny & Marie, approximately 1976-1977 (original order).

Custodial History

Purchased from Michael Vinson Americana in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Michael Vinson Americana; June 2018.


Popular Culture (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana collection development policy, I.C, August 2007).


Production title taken from the end title sequence. Other versions of title include Donny & Marie Show, The Osmond Family Show.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

Register of Sandy Krinski papers on Donny & Marie
Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States