Scope and Content
Title: Arthur B. Friedman Prison Record Interviews,
Date (inclusive): 1961
Collection number: 474
Friedman, Arthur B.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Arthur B. Friedman (1919- ) taught acting and radio in the UCLA Theater Arts Department, acted in films, television, and plays,
developed sports broadcasting training program at UCLA, and ,with his students, produced a series of documentary films on
the California prison system. Friedman was also the founding curator of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/UCLA Television
Archives, which became the UCLA Film Archives. The collection consists of four reels of taped interviews and unedited transcripts
of interviews about the California prison system, covering the administrative procedures at Chino, Folsom, and San Quentin.
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Collection may not be copied.
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
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Arthur B. Friedman.
[Identification of item], Arthur B. Friedman Prison Record Interviews (Collection 474). Department of Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Friedman was born in 1919 in Gary, Indiana; attended University of Wisconsin; earned a BA at UCLA (1941), where he majored
in Sociology and Economics and acted in 18 plays; wrote and produced documentary programs for the Armed Forces Radio Service
during World War II; MA, University of Southern California; became instructor in acting and radio in the UCLA Theater Arts
Department; Ph.D, University of Southern California, 1955; acted in films, television, and plays; developed sports broadcasting
training program at UCLA; with his students, produced series of documentary films on the California prison system; conducted
over 100 interviews with pioneers of entertainment in the program,
Turning Point, as part of the UCLA Oral History Project; was founding curator of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/UCLA Television
Archives, which became the UCLA Film Archives; he retired in 1990.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of four reels of taped interviews and unedited transcripts of interviews about the California prison system,
covering the administrative procedures at Chino, Folsom, and San Quintin. Topics include guidance center staffing and group
therapy, initial classification, disciplinary court, prison trades, adult authority, and parole.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Friedman, Arthur B.--Archives.
Television producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.