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Finding Aid for the David Freedman Papers, 1930-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David Freedman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1940
    Collection number: 749
    Creator: Freedman, David, 1898-1936
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: David Freedman was the son of a Romanian political refugee, and grew up in a New York tenement. He wrote short stories and later wrote material for comedians, plays, books of Broadway musicals, and wrote and produced several radio programs. His published books include Mendel Marantz (1925) and The Intellectual Lover and Other Stories (1940). The collection contains scripts for radio programs.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Freedman family, 1949.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Freedman Papers (Collection 749). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233045 

    Biography

    Freedman was the son of a Romanian political refugee, and grew up in a New York tenement; studied mathematics and music; wrote short stories; later wrote material for comedians, plays, books of Broadway musicals, and wrote and produced several radio programs; published books include Mendel Marantz (1925) and The Intellectual Lover and Other Stories (1940).

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains scripts for radio programs in which Al Jolson, Bert Lahr, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Red Skelton, Tommy Dorsey, and others starred. Also contains jokes by members of the Freedman family.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Bert Lahr (Box 1).
    2. Joe Cook (Boxes 1-2).
    3. Ex Lax : the big show (Boxes 2-4).
    4. Fanny Brice (Boxes 4-5).
    5. Al Jolson (Box 5).
    6. Eddie Cantor (Boxes 6-7).
    7. Jokes by Ben, Noel, and Nancy Freedman (Boxes 7-8).
    8. Various (Box 9).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Freedman, David, 1898-1936--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century.
    Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Radio scripts.