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Finding Aid for the E! Entertainment Library Collection of Picture Files and Tabloids
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: E! Entertainment Library Collection of Picture Files and Tabloids
    Collection number: 352
    Creator: E! Entertainment
    Extent: 200 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. University of California, Library Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: The collection consists of the picture files (consisting of photographs and slides) related to film, television, music related celebrities and current events as well as tabloids, collected by E! Entertainment as part of their reference library. The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.


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

    Publication Rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], E! Entertainment Library Collection of Picture Files and Tabloids, 352, University of California, Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by E!Entertainment.

    Historical Note

    E! Entertainment Television, or more simply referred to as E!, is an American basic cable and satellite television network; the network is owned by NBCUniversal. As its name implies, it features programming relating to Hollywood and the entertainment world, though its programming has expanded to include reality series, feature films and some series and specials unrelated to the entertainment industry.
    The E! Entertainment Television Research Department began building its collection c. 1990. Over 20 years, the collection grew to include approximately 16,000 magazines, 3000 books, 4000 newspapers and 25,000 clipping/photo files covering celebrities, film, television, music and fashion. The collection primarily served the needs of the in-house production teams at E! Entertainment Television and The Style Network. Research and production staff members regularly perused the books, files and magazines in search of information to enhance or help develop the content of E! and Style programs. They also accessed the collection for visual elements (e.g., magazine covers, headlines, etc.) to include in programs.

    Scope and Content

    The collection represents the picture file collection created by the E!Entertainment Research Library, as well as select titles from the library's tabloid collection.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Picture Files
    • Series 2. Tabloids