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Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection 2630
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Arranged
  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection
    Collection number: 2630
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 23.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1992
    Abstract: The collection consists primarily of television scripts from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The remainder of the collection consists of other forms of script-related material including: correspondence, clippings, treatments, photographs, as well as scripts that were never performed. Containing material from 1966-1992, the collection spans all but the first four years of Carson's tenure as host of the Tonight Show.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection, Collection no. 2630, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Arranged

    The materials are arranged alphabetically by script title, then chronologically when multiple scripts share the same title.

    Custodial History

    In 1996, the USC Cinematic Arts Library acquired the paper archives of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Library (Academy Foundation Library), which included this collection of scripts from the Tonight Show.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of television scripts from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The remainder of the collection consists of other forms of script-related material including: correspondence, clippings, treatments, photographs, as well as scripts that were never performed. Containing material from 1966-1992, the collection spans all but the first four years of Carson's tenure as host of the Tonight Show.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005 -- Archives
    McMahon, Ed -- Archives
    National Broadcasting Company. -- Archives
    NBC Television Network. -- Archives
    Television personalities--United States--Archival resources
    Television programs--Archival resources
    Television scripts
    Television series--Archival resources
    Television--Archival resources
    Tonight show (Television program)