Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Friedman Prison Record Interviews, 1961

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Friedman Prison Record Interviews, 1961

Collection number: 474

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arthur B. Friedman Prison Record Interviews,
Date (inclusive): 1961
Collection number: 474
Creator: Friedman, Arthur B.
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative 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 the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Arthur B. Friedman.

Preferred Citation

[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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470448 

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

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.
Prison administration--California--Interviews.
Audiotapes.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

no.1 - Introductory Program.

Physical Description: (12 leaves).

Scope and Content Note

  • Richard A. McGee, Director of Corrections for California.
  • Wardens Heinze, Duffy, and Scudder of Folsom, San Quentin, and Chino.
Box 1, Folder 1

no.2 - Guidence Center Staffing.

Physical Description: (13 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 1

no.3 - Guidence Center Group Therapy.

Physical Description: (12 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 1

no.4 - San Quentin Classification.

Physical Description: (15 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

no.5 - Folsom Initial Classification.

Physical Description: (8 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

no.6 - Chino Initial Classification.

Physical Description: (10 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

no.7 - San Quentin Porch Court.

Physical Description: (19 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

no.8 - Folsom Diciplinary Court.

Physical Description: (20 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

no.9 - Chino Disciplinary Court.

Physical Description: (11 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

no.10 - Prison Trades.

Physical Description: (15 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

no.11 - Superintendent Scudder's Address to Newly-Arrived Inmates at Chino.

Physical Description: (9 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

no.12 - Chino In-Service Training Class for Prisoners.

Physical Description: (12 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

no.13 - Men's Council at Chino.

Physical Description: (15 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 4

no.14 - Visiting Privilege at Chino.

Physical Description: (14 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 4

no.15 - Adult Authority.

Physical Description: [2 parts] (8 leaves and 16 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 4

no.16 - Parole.

Physical Description: (23 leaves).