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Performing Arts Materials in Library Special Collections

This guide provides resources and general information about UCLA Library Special Collections Performing Arts.

Television

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The UCLA Library Special Collections holds a large amount of primary source materials pertaining to television. This guide is intended as a starting place to point researchers to these materials and also serves as a basic orientation on using Library Special Collections holdings. If you have questions or comments about the guide, please contact the Performing Arts Curator, Peggy Alexander.

Television Show Titles

The following is a list of television show titles that are represented in Library Special Collections's holdings. The list is in process and will be updated periodically.

Once you have identified a show title in this list, search for that title (in quotes) in the Online Archive of California to locate the specific collection holding those materials. The list indicates if multiple collections hold certain materials, for example, "scripts (2 collections)."

If you don't see the title you are looking for, don't hesitate to ask a Library Special Collections staff member.

Television Movies, Mini-Series & TV Specials Titles

The following is a list of television movies and mini-series titles that are found in Library Special Collections's holdings. The list is in process and will be updated periodically.

Once you have identified a show title, search for that title (in quotes) in the Online Archive of California to locate the specific collection(s) holding those materials.

If you don't see the title you are looking for, don't hesitate to ask a Library Special Collections staff member.

Television Show Collections

These select collections contain materials pertaining to a specific television program. For complete holdings information, consult the Online Archive of California and a Library Special Collections staff member.

Collection consists of original "Star Trek" scripts. Scripts include production materials such as shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, special photographic effects lists, and credits. Most of the scripts have Justman's name or initials on the front cover and minor annotations or lines in the text.

Script Collections

These selec collections consist of scripts for assorted television programs. For collections of consisting of scripts to a particular television program, see "Television Show Collections" in the box above; consult the Online Archive of California, and Library Special Collections staff.

Collection consists of original "Star Trek" scripts. Scripts include production materials such as shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, special photographic effects lists, and credits. Most of the scripts have Justman's name or initials on the front cover and minor annotations or lines in the text.

Television Producer's Collections

Collections listed here pertain to the papers of specific television producers.

Television Writer Collections

Network Collections

Television Music Collections

Visual Effects, Art Director, Production Designer Collections

Dan Curry, born Daniel F. Curry, is an Emmy Award-winning fine artist and filmmaker. He is best known --- and has won seven Emmy awards for --- his work as Visual Effects Producer of Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. This collection documents Curry’s work as visual effects producer of these series, as well as his work on other motion picture and television projects. The bulk of the collection dates from 1987 to 1992, and includes collected screenplays, montage storyboards, memos, recorded material, and Curry’s personal notes and hand-drawn illustrations.

Collection consists of materials related to the professional career of production designer and art director George Jenkins. Includes research material, sketches, and floor plans. Research materials consist of location photographs, scripts, schedules, notes, color samples, and budget records. Sketches include original drawings in pencil, charcoal, and watercolor of scenes and sets. Floor plans include blueprints of stage sets built for film or television productions, or map out existing buildings including furniture details, elevations, and continuity sketches. Includes materials for productions such as "1776" (1972), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), "Funny Lady" (1975), "Music with Mary Martin" (TV, 1959), and "The New Revue" (TV, 1953-54).

Collection consists of various drafts of television scripts related to the career of art director Sydney Z. Litwack. The bulk of the scripts are for the television series Lou Grant (1977-78). Additionally there are teleplays, occassional art direction notes, and production information.

The collection consists of material related to the career of art director and production designer Robert Emmet (Bob) Smith. Included are original artist's blueprints and sketches, location photographs and stills, and scripts primarily for motion picture projects along with materials representing television projects, and a small amount of items from unproduced and unidentified projects. Among the motion titles represented areA Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966), The Flim Flam Man (1967), Fool Killer (1965), Hombre (1967),Operation Petticoat (1959), and Skidoo (1968), among others.

In the Robert Emmet Smith Papers, is also a small amount of papers related to Smith's father, art director Edward (Ted) Smith. Included are scripts, what appear to research photographs, set stills, and photocopies and reproductions of storyboards. Among the projects represented are Action in the North AtlanticCaptains for the Clouds, and Gentleman Jim