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Vic Mizzy papers, 1934-2009
PASC-M 144  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Vic Mizzy papers
    Collection number: PASC-M 144
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 49.0 linear ft. (51 boxes: 20 oversize flat boxes, 22 document boxes, 4 audio boxes, 4 record cartons, 1 artifact box)
    Date (inclusive): 1934-2009
    Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores by composer Vic Mizzy for television series (including the Addams Family and Green Acres), made-for-television movies, and films, as well as manuscript songs and published sheet music. Also present are personal papers and correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material (especially audiotapes), books, and artifacts.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Mizzy, Vic, 1916-2009.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vic Mizzy Papers (Collection PASC-M 144). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Vic Mizzy, 2006; additions from estate, 2010.

    Biography

    Composer Vic Mizzy was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 9, 1916. He worked as a songwriter in New York for several decades and moved to Los Angeles in 1963 to write music for television. Mizzy composed the themes and scores for the hit programs The Addams Family, Green Acres, and other sitcoms and made-for-television movies. In addition, he wrote music for a number of films including The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), and Don't Make Waves (1967). Mizzy also contributed music to the Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007) films. His first wife was the singer and radio personality Mary Small. Vic Mizzy died in Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2009.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores for television series, made-for-television movies, and films, as well as manuscript songs and published sheet music. Also present are personal papers and correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material (especially audiotapes), books, and artifacts.
    Scores and published music for the Addams Family and Green Acres television series are located in Series 1.
    This collection contains some material, including correspondence, photographs, clippings, and audiotapes, related to Mizzy's first wife the singer Mary Small and to other family members.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Scores and related material
    • Series 2. Songs
    • Series 3. Personal papers
    • Series 4. Photographs
    • Series 5. Audiovisual material
    • Series 6. Books
    • Series 7. Artifacts and ephemera

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5457676 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Addams family (Television program)
    Film composers--Archives.
    Green acres (Television program)
    Television composers