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Finding Aid for the James R. Webb Papers, 1960-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James R. Webb Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1961
    Collection number: 490
    Creator: Webb, James R.
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: James R. Webb (1909-1974) wrote fiction for such magazines as Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan. He later became a Hollywood screenwriter and won a 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of How the West was won (1962). The collection consists of 7 variant scripts for the film How the West was won, and related materials by Webb.
    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 James R. Webb, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James R. Webb Papers (Collection 490). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Webb was born on October 4, 1909 in Denver, Colorado; graduated from Stanford University, 1930; from 1936 wrote fiction for such magazines as Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan; became a Hollywood screenwriter in the late 1930s writing for Roy Rogers westerns; served as secretary of the Screen Writers' Guild in 1950; won 1963 Academy Award for the original screenplay of How the West was won (1962); other script credits include: South of Santa Fe (1942), Apache (1954), The big country (1958), Cape Fear (1963), Cheyenne autumn (1964), They call me Mr. Tibbs (1970), and The organization (1971); he died in 1974.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 7 variant scripts for the film How the West was won, and related materials by James R. Webb.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Webb, James R.--Archives.
    Screenwriters--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Film scripts.