Finding Aid for the Tom Sturges papers, 1996-2012

Processed Mike D'Errico in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


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

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Cover Photo Ideas. 1999

Box 1, Folder 2

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Research Materials. 2009-2011

Box 1, Folder 3

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Drafts 3-4. 2009

Box 1, Folder 4

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft. 2010

Box 1, Folder 5

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft 8. 2011

Box 1, Folder 6

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft (1 of 2). 2011

Box 1, Folder 7

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft (2 of 2). 2011

Box 1, Folder 8

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft, comments by Susan Raihofer (1 of 2). 2012

Box 1, Folder 9

Every Idea is a Good Idea: Draft, comments by Susan Raihofer (2 of 2). 2012

Box 1, Folder 10

Grow the Tree You Got: Chapter Ideas. undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Grow the Tree You Got: Early Drafts. undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Grow the Tree You Got: Chapter Ideas (1 of 2). 2008

Box 2, Folder 1

Grow the Tree You Got: Chapter Ideas (2 of 2). 2008

Box 2, Folder 2

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft (1 of 2). 2008

Box 2, Folder 3

Grow the Tree You Got: Chapter Edits. 2008 June

Box 2, Folder 4

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft (2 of 2). 2008

Box 2, Folder 5

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, comments by Susan Raihofer. 2008

Box 2, Folder 6

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft. 2009

Box 2, Folder 7

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, comments by "Marilla" (1 of 2). 2009

Box 2, Folder 8

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, comments by "Marilla". 2009

Box 2, Folder 9

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, comments by Susan Raihofer. after 2009

Box 2, Folder 10

Grow the Tree You Got: Questionnaires. after 2009

Box 2, Folder 11

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, comments by Karen Sturges. 2010

Box 3, Folder 1

Grow the Tree You Got: Draft, corrections from publisher. 2010

Box 3, Folder 2

Grow the Tree You Got: Contracts. 2010

Box 3, Folder 3

Parking Lot Rules: Drafts, chapters on sports. undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Parking Lot Rules: Drafts, foreword. undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Parking Lot Rules: Early Drafts. before 2006

Box 3, Folder 6

Parking Lot Rules: Draft, comments by Jena Markey. 2006 March

Box 3, Folder 7

Parking Lot Rules: Draft. 2006 October

Box 3, Folder 8

Parking Lot Rules: Draft. 2006 November

Box 3, Folder 9

Parking Lot Rules: Draft, comments by Jackie Green. after 2006

Box 3, Folder 10

Parking Lot Rules: Draft, comments by Jeff Gelb. after 2006

Box 3, Folder 11

Parking Lot Rules: Draft. 2007 January

Box 3, Folder 12

Parking Lot Rules: Chapter Ideas. 2007

Box 3, Folder 13

Parking Lot Rules: Drafts, "Second MS". 2007

Box 4, Folder 1

Parking Lot Rules: Marketing Plan. 2007

Box 4, Folder 2

Parking Lot Rules: Draft, book format. 2007 December

Box 4, Folder 3

Parking Lot Rules: Contract. 2007

Box 4, Folder 4

Parking Lot Rules: Correspondence with Publisher. 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 5

Parking Lot Rules: Copy Edits. 2008

Box 4, Folder 6

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: "Evening with Preston Sturges," original master. undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Correspondence, Kent Paul. 1996-1999

Box 4, Folder 8

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft 1. 1998

Box 4, Folder 9

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft 2. 1998

Box 4, Folder 10

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft 3. 1999

Box 4, Folder 11

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft 4. 1999

Box 4, Folder 12

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (1 of 2). 2001

Box 4, Folder 13

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (2 of 2). 2001

Box 4, Folder 14

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft. 2002

Box 4, Folder 15

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft, comments by Sonny Van Dusen. 2002

Box 4, Folder 16

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft. 2003

Box 4, Folder 17

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: "Evening with Preston Sturges," flyer. 2003

Box 4, Folder 18

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (1 of 2). 2005

Box 4, Folder 19

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (2 of 2). 2005

Box 5, Folder 1

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (1 of 5). 2007

Box 5, Folder 2

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (2 of 5). 2007

Box 5, Folder 3

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (3 of 5). 2007

Box 5, Folder 4

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (4 of 5). 2007

Box 5, Folder 5

Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin: Draft (5 of 5). 2007

Box 5, Folder 6

Taming the Beast: Draft. before 2006