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Finding Aid for the Tom Sturges papers, 1996-2012
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tom Sturges papers
    Date (inclusive): 1996-2012
    Collection number: 1885
    Creator: Sturges, Tom.
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Tom Sturges is the former executive vice president and head of creative at Universal Music Publishing, where he signed such artists as the Foo Fighters, 50 Cent, and Jack Johnson. He has also published two books on parenting, Parking Lot Rules and Grow the Tree You Got, and wrote a play dedicated to his father titled Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin. This collection comprises research materials, sketches, drafts, and publishing correspondence related to these works.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated in 2012 by Tom and Karen Sturges.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Mike D'Errico in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tom Sturges papers (Collection Number 1885). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Tom Sturges is the former executive vice president and head of Creative for Universal Music Publishing Group, where he was responsible for the continuing career development of musicians such as the Foo Fighters, Three Doors Down, 50 Cent, Jack Johnson, and Vanessa Carlton. He is also a voting member of the National Association for the Recording Arts and Sciences, a member of their Board of Directors, and the President of the Los Angeles chapter. As the Founder of the Manhattan Beach, California, Unified School District's "Every Idea is a Good Idea" GATE Program, Sturges worked with more than five hundred students over the course of eight years, creating a curriculum that allowed students to write and record their own songs. He continued to mentor them all the way through adolescence, an experience which inspired the award-winning documentary on music and mentoring, Witness The Dream. As the son of playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker Preston Sturges, Tom wrote the play Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin to honor his father's memory. A graduate of UCLA, Tom is also the author of two books, Parking Lot Rules & 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children and Grow the Tree You Got & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers.

    Scope and Content

    Collection primarily consists of sketches, drafts, copy edits, research materials, and publishing correspondence related to Sturges's major works, Parking Lot Rules, Grow the Tree You Got, and Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Folders are arranged alphabetically by title of work.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Sturges, Tom --Archives.
    Authors, American --Archival resources.

    Related Material

    The papers of Tom Sturges's father, Preston Sturges, can also be found at UCLA Special Collections:
    Preston Sturges Papers, 1920-1959 (collection 1114)   at UCLA Library Special Collections