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Finding Aid for the Mel Swope papers, 1970-1983, (bulk 1976-1983)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mel Swope papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1983,
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1976-1983)
    Collection number: 346
    Creator: Swope, Mel
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Throughout his career Swope produced and directed prime time programs for all major American television networks. The collection consists of scripts, notes, credits, cast and crew lists, shooting schedules, budgets, and memos for various television projects, including the Emmy nominated series Fame and Police Story.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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], Mel Swope papers (Collection 346). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    There is little biographical information available about Mel Swope. Swope served as vice president of production at Wilshire Court Productions and was named senior vice president of Production of MGM/UA Worldwide Television, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Throughout his career Swope produced and directed prime time programs for all major American television networks. Among his numerous credits are Fame, Miami Vice, and Police Story. He received Emmy Award nominations for his work on Fame, Police Story and was the recipient of two Golden Globe awards.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career television producer and director Mel Swope. Included among the files is one or more of the following documents: scripts, notes, credits, cast and crew lists, shooting schedules, budgets, and memos. The bulk of the collection contains material for the Emmy-nominated television series Fame and Police Story. Other projects include The Partridge Family and Pleasure Cove, among others. The files were originally housed in binders, which have been removed for preservation purposes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Files are arranged alphabetically by project title.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Swope, Mel -- Archives
    Television producers and directors -- Archival resources