Scope and Content
Title: Collection of scripts for the television series
Date (inclusive): 1962-1965
Collection number: PASC 129
7 boxes (3 linear ft.)
The Defenders was televised 1961 to 1965. The series featured E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-son team of defense attorneys.
The program established a model for social-issue type television series that were created in the early sixties. The collection
consists of annotated scripts from January 1962 to March 1965.
Language: Finding aid is written in
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.
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.
[Identification of item], Collection of scripts for the television series
The Defenders (Collection Number PASC 129). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
The Defenders television series ran from September 1961-September 1965. Filmed in New York, the stories centered on a father-and-son team
of defense attorneys, and explored issues such as euthanasia, abortion, blacklisting, and civil disobedience. Regular cast
members included, E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Helen Donaldson, and Joan Hackett. The series was created by Reginald
Rose, who wrote several of the scripts, and was produced by Herbert Brodkin. Other regular writers included Ernest Kinoy and
Scope and Content
Collection consists of annotated scripts for the television series
The Defenders. Includes the scripts for production numbers 29-132 (January 1962-March 1965). Script annotations may have been made by writer,
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
The Defenders (Television program).
Television--Production and direction--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material
Paramount Pictures Corporation Television Production Records (Collection 171). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.