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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank "Spig" Wead papers
    Date (inclusive): 1851-1994
    Date (bulk): 1929-1947
    Collection number: 480
    Creator: Wead, Frank W.
    Extent: 5.1 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Frank "Spig" Wead papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lila Berman, 2001

    Biography

    Frank Wilbur Wead was an American screenwriter active in film from 1929 to 1947. The basis for much of his writing came from his experience as a United States Navy pilot during World War I.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Frank ?pig?Wead papers span the years 1851-1994 (bulk 1929-1947) and encompass 5.1 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts, clippings, and reviews for films written and collaborated on by Wead. There is information about Wead? naval career and family genealogy, correspondence, and unpublished aviation-related manuscripts by Wead.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Stage files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Stories; 4. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Wead, Frank W. (Frank Wilber) , 1895-1947--Archives.
    screenwriters