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Robert J. Markell papers

Identifier: M057


Engineer and television producer Robert Joseph Markell was born in Boston on April 12, 1924. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1944 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1965 from Northeastern University. Markell worked for the Grumman Aircraft Company in 1944-1946 and as a civil engineer and architect in Boston until 1948. In 1948, he became a student at the Art Students League in New York City. From 1949 to 1959, Markell was a scenic designer at CBS-TV, and from 1959 to 1960, he was the associate producer for Playhouse 90. Between 1967 and 1969, he produced the television show NYPD. In 1973, he became the executive producer of dramatic programs for CBS-TV. Markell received Emmy awards in 1954, 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1976, and the Screen Producers Guild Award in 1962 and 1963.


  • 1967-1968


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


1.35 cubic feet (2 containers)



System of Arrangement:

Arranged numerically by show.

Physical Location

Finding aid for the Robert J. Markell Papers
Finding aid prepared by Cat Lea
July 2000
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US