Finding Aid for the Ken Englund Papers, 1940-1970

Processed by George Chacon; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
© 2004
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ken Englund Papers, 1940-1970

Collection number: 1106

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
George Chacon, January 1972; Additions, November 1974
Additions by:
Manuscripts Division staff, November 1974
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ken Englund Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1970
Collection number: 1106
Creator: Englund, Ken
Extent: 120 boxes (60 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ken Englund (1911-1993) wrote material for vaudeville routines, radio shows, stage musicals, screenplays, and contributed scripts to television programs. He also served as president of the Writers Guild of America, West. The collection consists of materials related to Englund's career as television and screen writer and includes scripts, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ken Englund, 1970, 1971.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ken Englund Papers (Collection 1106). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232984 

Biography

Englund was born on May 6, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois; began career as magazine writer; wrote material for vaudeville routines, radio shows, and stage musicals; wrote the screenplays for films including The big broadcast (1938), No no Nanette (1940), This thing called love (1941), and The secret life of Walter Mitty (1947); served as lead writer for Dr. Joyce Brothers' television series and contributed scripts to television programs including the Jackie Gleason show, My three sons, That girl, and The Loretta Young show; served as president of the Writers Guild of America, West; died March 3, 1993.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials related to Englund's career as television and screen writer. Includes scripts, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Englund, Ken--Archives.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
Scripts (documents).

Related Material

Ken Englund Collection of scripts for motion pictures, television, radio and the stage, 1933-1965 (Collection 157). Available at Arts Library Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Boxes 1-48

Scripts.

Scope and Content Note

[Box 5 contains one sketchbook for stage production design]
Box 49

Scripts and correspondence.

Box 50

Scripts and personal papers.

Box 51

Scripts and daybooks.

Box 52

Screenwriters Guild.

Boxes 53-54

Rough scripts.

Box 55

Rough scripts and press clippings.

Box 56

Rough scripts and credits.

Box 57

Miscellaneous and correspondence.

Box 58

Jackie Gleason Show, etc.

Box 59

Army lesson plans.

Box 60

Miscellaneous and notes.

Box 61

Playbills (listing Englund and family).

Box 62

Books and articles by Englund.

Box 63

Correspondence, clippings and personal bills.

Box 64

Ephemera.

Box 65

Research material, publications, clippings.

Box 66

Objects.

Box 67

Non-Englund scripts.

Boxes 66-88

Miscellaneous.

Box 89

Scripts and miscellaneous.

Boxes 90-91

Script material for “The Savage Sea.”

Boxes 92-97

Miscellanoues scripts, clippings, and ephemera.

Boxes 10, 67, 98-115

Miscellanoues manuscripts, clippings, and ephemera.

Boxes 116-125

Unprocessed.