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Mary Tyler  Moore Television Show Collection
Collection Dates: 1970-1978
Approximately 170 16mm film reels

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Scope and Contents

Approximately 170 16mm film reels of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. They are sorted alphabetically, followed by a chronological arrangement.

Box Contents List

Alphabetical Listing by show title

1040 or Fight, 1448-7011-648
6 ½ Year Itch, 1448-7111-554

Almost a Nun’s Story, 1448-7314-424
An Affair to Forget, 1448-7415-421
And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter, 1448-7109-102
Angels in the Snow, 1448-7302-535
Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs, 1448-7424-501
Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs, 1448-7424-588
Assistant Wanted, Female, 1448-7010-570

Baby Sit-Com, 1448-7118-417
Bess, You Is My Daughter Now, 1448-7003-566
Best of Enemies, 1448-7319-558
Better Late Than, 1448-7320-583
Better Late, 1448-7320-429
The Birds, 1448-7101-415
Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary, 1448-7009-552
The Boss Isn’t Coming to Dinner, 1448-7021-414
A Boy’s Best Friend, 1448-7410-574
But Seriously, Folks, 1448-7209-546
But Seriously, Folks, 1448-7307-521

The Care and Feeding of Parents, 1448-7116-557
The Co-Producers, 1448-7318-568
Cottage for Sale, 1448-7317-546
The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter, 1448-7215-505
Cover Boy, 1448-7106-527
The Critic, 1448-7614-541

Didn't You Used to Be... Wait... Don't Tell Me, 1448-7107-432
Divorce Isn’t Everything, 1448-7004-432
Don’t Break the Chain, 1448-7110-656

Edie Gets Married, 1448-7501-51
Enter Rhoda’s Parents, 1448-7204-505

Farmer Ted and the News, 1448-7208-532
Father’s Day, 1448-7306-417
The Five-Minute Dress, 1448-7115-414
A Friend in Deed, 1448-7022-588

A Girl Like Mary, 1448-7414-551
A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend, 1448-7105-565
The Georgette Story, 1448-7218-552
The Good-Time News, 1448-7201-579

Hail the Conquering Gordy, 1448-7618-540
Happy Birthday Lou, 1448-7315-541
The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home, 1448-7513-531
Have I Found a Guy For You, 1448-7210-547
He’s All Yours, 1448-7013-582
He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother, 1448-7103-604
Hi There, Sports Fans, 1448-7305-564
Hi!, 1448-7020-562
His Two Right Arms, 1448-7124-417
Howard’s Girl, 1448-7015-571

I Am Curious Cooper, 1448-7102-577
I Gave at the Office, 1448-7313-568
I Love a Piano, 1448-7409-600
I Was a Single for WJM 144-7324-603
It Was Fascination, I Know, 1448-7212-417
It’s Whether You Win or Lose, 1448-7205-544

Just a Lunch, 1448-7017-581
Just Friends, 1448-7311-559

Keep Your Guard Up, 1448-7005-508

The Lars Affair, 1448-7301-562
The Last Show, 1448-7624-432
Look at Us, We’re Walking, 1448-7613-408
The Lou and Edie Story, 1448-7304-524
Lou and That Woman, 1448-7404-571
Lou Dates Mary, 1448-7623-413
Lou Douses an Old Flame, 1448-7510-514
Lou Proposes, 1448-7610-593
Lou’s Army Reunion, 1448-7615-568
Lou’s Place, 1448-7216-408
Lou’s Place, 1448-7216-592
Lou’s Second Date, 1448-7322-422
Lou’s Second Date, 1448-7322-551
Love Blooms at Hemples, 1448-7309-511
Lunch, 1448-7017-557

Marriage Minneapolis Style, 1448-7420-513
Mary and the Sexagenarian, 1448-7619-520
Mary Gets a Lawyer, 1448-7608-545
Mary Midwife, 1448-7601-430
Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady, 1448-7224-550
Mary Richards Falls in Love, 1448-7511-411
Mary Richards: Producer, 1448-7416-597
Mary the Writer, 1448-7602-529
Mary’s Aunt, 1448-7506-562
Mary’s Aunt Returns, 1448-7521-517
Mary’s Delinquent, 1448-7508-556
Mary’s Father, 1448-7503-514
Mary’s Insomnia, 1448-7609-557
Mary’s Three Husbands, 1448-7621-547
May Over Beam (?), 1448-7012-638
Menage – A – Lou, 1448-7519-434
Menage – A – Phyllis, 1448-7411-593
Menage – A – Phyllis, 1448-7411-594
More Than Neighbors, 1448-7119-410
Murray Can’t Lose, 1448-7611-577
Murray Faces Life, 1448-7221-422
Murray Ghosts for Ted, 1448-7620-593
Murray in Love, 1448-7504-562
Murray Takes a Stand, 1448-7520-591
My Brother’s Keeper, 1448-7217-558

Neighbors, 1448-7413-558
A New Sue Ann, 1448-7407-539
Not Just Another Pretty Face, 1448-7402-610
Not With My Wife, I Don’t, 1448-7516-428

Once I Had a Secret Love, 1448-7518-433
One Boyfriend Too Many, 1448-7514-532
One Producer Too Many, 1448-7606-430
Operation: Lou, 1448-7213-536
The Outsider, 1448-7405-503

Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow, 1448-7016-423
Phyllis Whips Inflation, 1448-7418-576
Put on a Happy Face, 1448-7223-504
Put on a Happy Face, 1448-7223-589

A Reliable Source, 1448-752-568
Remembrance of Things Past, 1448-7222-585
Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York, 1448-7214-568
Rhoda the Beautiful, 1448-7206-580
Romeo and Mary, 1448-7219-588
Room 223, 1448-7104-104
Room 223, 1448-7104-514

The Shame of the Cities, 1448-7419-421
Single at WJM, 1448-7324-603
Sis (?) Get’s Married, 1448-7303-560
The Slaughter Affair, 1448-7117-597
Smokey the Bear Wants You, 1448-7023-534
Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda, 1448-7123-569
A Son for Murray, 1448-7412-423
The Square-Shaped Room, 1448-7113-521
Sue Ann Falls in Love, 1448-7523-579
Sue Ann Gets the Ax, 1448-7617-594
Sue Ann’s Sister, 1448-7603-584
Support Your Local Mother, 1448-7006-424
The System, 1448-7417-556

The Ted and Georgette Show, 1448-7616-559
Ted and the Kid, 1448-7524-518
Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite, 1448-7321-548
Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School, 1448-7423-305
Ted Over Heels, 1448-7114-534
Ted’s Change of Heart, 1448-7605-518
Ted’s Moment of Glory, 1448-7505-525
Ted’s Tax Refund, 1448-7512-596
Ted’s Temptation, 1448-7612-425
Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favorite Artists, 1448-7007-412
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Writer, 1448-7323-545

We Closed in Minneapolis, 1448-7019-533
We Want Baxter, 1448-7312-547
What Are Friends For?, 1448-7406-507
What Do You Do When the Boss Says ‘I Love You’, 1448-7220-425
What Do You Do When the Boss Says 'I Love You', 1448-7220-511
What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?, 1448-7515-574
What Is Mary Richards Really Like?, 1448-7202-418
What’s Wrong with Swimming?, 1448-7604-577
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Rhoda, 1448-7121-424
Who’s In Charge Here?, 1448-7203-552
Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?, 1448-7401-605
WJM Tries Harder, 1448-7316-518
WJM Tries Harder, 1448-7316-541

You Can’t Lose ‘em All, 1448-7422-416
You Certainly Are a Big Boy, 1448-7122-585
You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate, 1448-7403-567
You Try to Be a Nice Guy, 1448-7421-603
You’ve Got a Friend, 1448-7211-415

By numbered episode - chronological

SEASON ONE: 1970-1971

1448-7003-566 Bess, You Is My Daughter Now
1448-7004-432 Divorce Isn’t Everything
1448-7005-508 Keep Your Guard Up
1448-7006-424 Support Your Local Mother
1448-7007-412 Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favorite Artists
1448-7009-552 Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary
1448-7010-570 Assistant Wanted, Female
1448-7011-648 1040 or Fight
1448-7012-638 May Over Beam (?)
1448-7013-582 He’s All Yours
1448-7015-571 Howard’s Girl
1448-7016-423 Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow
1448-7017-557 Lunch
1448-7017-581 Just a Lunch
1448-7019-533 We Closed in Minneapolis
1448-7020-562 Hi!
1448-7021-414 The Boss Isn’t Coming to Dinner
1448-7022-588 A Friend in Deed
1448-7023-534 Smokey the Bear Wants You

SEASON TWO: 1971-1972

1448-7101-415 The Birds…and um…Bees
1448-7102-577 I Am Curious Cooper
1448-7103-604 He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother
1448-7104-104 Room 223
1448-7104-514 Room 223
1448-7105-565 A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend
1448-7106-527 Cover Boy
1448-7107-432 Didn't You Used to Be... Wait... Don't Tell Me,
1448-7109-102 And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter
1448-7110-656 Don’t Break the Chain
1448-7111-554 6 ½ Year Itch
1448-7113-521 The Square-Shaped Room
1448-7114-534 Ted Over Heels
1448-7115-414 The Five-Minute Dress
1448-7116-557 The Care and Feeding of Parents
1448-7117-597 The Slaughter Affair
1448-7118-417 Baby Sit-Com
1448-7119-410 More Than Neighbors
1448-7121-424 Where There’s Smoke, There’s Rhoda
1448-7122-585 You Certainly Are a Big Boy
1448-7123-569 Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda
1448-7124-417 His Two Right Arms

SEASON THREE: 1972-197

1448-7201-579 The Good-Time News
1448-7202-418 What Is Mary Richards Really Like?
1448-7203-552 Who’s In Charge Here?
1448-7204-505 Enter Rhoda’s Parents
1448-7205-544 It’s Whether You Win or Lose
1448-7206-580 Rhoda the Beautiful
1448-7208-532 Farmer Ted and the News
1448-7209-546 But Seriously, Folks
1448-7210-547 Have I Found a Guy For You
1448-7211-415 You’ve Got a Friend
1448-7212-417 It Was Fascination, I Know
1448-7213-536 Operation: Lou
1448-7214-568 Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York
1448-7215-505 The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter
1448-7216-408 Lou’s Place
1448-7216-592 Lou’s Place
1448-7217-558 My Brother’s Keeper
1448-7218-552 The Georgette Story
1448-7219-588 Romeo and Mary
1448-7220-425 What Do You Do When the Boss Says ‘I Love You’
1448-7220-511 What Do You Do When the Boss Says 'I Love You'
1448-7221-422 Murray Faces Life
1448-7222-585 Remembrance of Things Past
1448-7223-504 Put on a Happy Face
1448-7223-589 Put on a Happy Face
1448-7224-550 Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady

SEASON FOUR: 1973-1974

1448-7301-562 The Lars Affair
1448-7302-535 Angels in the Snow
1448-7303-560 Sis (?) Gets Married
1448-7304-524 The Lou and Edie Story
1448-7305-564 Hi There, Sports Fans
1448-7306-417 Father’s Day
1448-7307-521 But Seriously, Folks
1448-7309-511 Love Blooms at Hemples
1448-7311-559 Just Friends
1448-7312-547 We Want Baxter
1448-7313-568 I Gave at the Office
1448-7314-424 Almost a Nun’s Story
1448-7315-541 Happy Birthday Lou
1448-7316-518 WJM Tries Harder
1448-7316-541 WJM Tries Harder
1448-7317-546 Cottage for Sale
1448-7318-568 The Co-Producers
1448-7319-558 Best of Enemies
1448-7320-429 Better Late
1448-7320-583 Better Late Than
1448-7321-548 Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite
1448-7322-422 Lou’s Second Date
1448-7322-551 Lou’s Second Date
1448-7323-545 Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Writer
1448-7324-603 I Was a Single at WJM

SEASON FIVE: 1974-1975

1448-7401-605 Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?
1448-7402-610 Not Just Another Pretty Face
1448-7403-567 You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate
1448-7404-571 Lou and That Woman
1448-7405-503 The Outsider
1448-7406-507 What Are Friends For?
1448-7407-539 A New Sue Ann
1448-7409-600 I Love a Piano
1448-7410-574 A Boy’s Best Friend
1448-7411-593 Menage-A-Phyllis
1448-7411-594 Menage-A-Phyllis
1448-7412-423 A Son for Murray
1448-7413-558 Neighbors
1448-7414-551 A Girl Like Mary
1448-7415-421 An Affair to Forget
1448-7416-597 Mary Richards: Producer
1448-7417-556 The System
1448-7418-576 Phyllis Whips Inflation
1448-7419-421 The Shame of the Cities
1448-7419-588 The Shame of the Cities
1448-7420-513 Marriage Minneapolis Style
1448-7421-603 You Try to Be a Nice Guy
1448-7422-416 You Can’t Lose ‘em All
1448-7423-305 Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School
1448-7424-501 Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs
1448-7424-588 Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs

SEASON SIX: 1975-1976

1448-7501-510 Edie Gets Married
1448-7503-514 Mary’s Father
1448-7504-562 Murray in Love
1448-7505-525 Ted’s Moment of Glory
1448-7506-562 Mary’s Aunt
1448-7508-556 Mary’s Delinquent
1448-7510-514 Lou Douses an Old Flame
1448-7511-411 Mary Richards Falls in Love
1448-7512-596 Ted’s Tax Refund
1448-7513-531 The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home
1448-7514-532 One Boyfriend Too Many
1448-7515-574 What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?
1448-7516-428 Not With My Wife, I Don’t
1448-7518-433 Once I Had a Secret Love
1448-7519-434 Menage-A-Lou
1448-7520-591 Murray Takes a Stand
1448-7521-517 Mary’s Aunt Returns
1448-7523-579 Sue Ann Falls in Love
1448-7524-518 Ted and the Kid

SEASON SEVEN: 1976-1977

1448-752-568 A Reliable Source
1448-7601-430 Mary Midwife
1448-7602-529 Mary the Writer
1448-7603-584 Sue Ann’s Sister
1448-7604-577 What’s Wrong with Swimming?
1448-7605-518 Ted’s Change of Heart
1448-7606-430 One Producer Too Many
1448-7608-545 Mary Gets a Lawyer
1448-7609-557 Mary’s Insomnia
1448-7610-593 Lou Proposes
1448-7611-577 Murray Can’t Lose
1448-7612-425 Ted’s Temptation
1448-7613-408 Look at Us, We’re Walking
1448-7614-541 The Critic
1448-7615-568 Lou’s Army Reunion
1448-7616-559 The Ted and Georgette Show
1448-7617-594 Sue Ann Gets the Ax
1448-7618-540 Hail the Conquering Gordy
1448-7619-520 Mary and the Sexagenarian
1448-7620-593 Murray Ghosts for Ted
1448-7621-547 Mary’s Three Husbands
1448-7623-413 Lou Dates Mary
1448-7624-432 The Last Show