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Bronte Woodard papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1144

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials from Bronte Woodard’s career as an author. Materials include pamphlets and a leather-bound screenplay of Grease; a program and a leather-bound screenplay of Can’t Stop the Music; a copy of a review of Meet Me at The Melba published in Vanity Fair; and a photocopy of two newspaper articles.


  • 1977-1980, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Bronte Woodard (1940-1980) was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Myron Bronte Woodard (1910-1994) and Eva Mae Terhune (1913-1996). Bronte grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, and later attended Gray High School, graduating in 1958. He started at Emory University, but finished his degree at Georgia State. He was a screenplay writer and author, and his works include the screenplay for the Grease film adaptation, the screenplay for Can’t Stop the Music, which he co-wrote with Allan Carr, and the novel, Meet Me at The Melba. At the time of his death, he was working on the script for Heartbreak Hotel, which was completed by Tom McCown as Heart of Dixie in 1989.


1.71 linear ft. (one half document case and one oversize box)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2017

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Bronte Woodard papers
Meredith Jones
June 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305