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Finding Aid for the ABC Television Network scripts and production material for television, 1954-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: ABC Television Network scripts and production material for television ,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1974
    Collection number: 220
    Creator: ABC Television Network
    Extent: 16 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Collection consists of materials related to the production, promotion and/or programming activities of television shows aired on the American Broadcasting Company from approximately 1954-1974.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], ABC Television Network scripts and production material for television (Collection 220). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the production, promotion and/or programming activities of television shows aired by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The materials appear to have belonged to offices handling promotion and/or programming procedures at the network as described by Harold (Hal) Garb, a correspondent in the files. (Garb was not personally acquainted with the Walt Disney Production files, most of which date previous to his arrival.) The bulk of the collection dates from the 1956-1959 and 1962-1974. Included are scripts, programming and/or promotional information, and production information from a variety of television shows, such as Griff (1973-1974), The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1973), and Walt Disney Productions such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1954-1959). The production,cprograming, and promotional material may include network memos, cast sheets, shooting schedules, story outlines, photo shoot orders, development reports and biographical sketches. Additionally there is script material, including a script written by Rod Serling, for a series titled The New People (1968).
    Walt Disney Productions files appear to have been generated by Walt Disney Productions and copied to the network. It is not clear what office at ABC (if any) these files came from. They form a self-contained unit of materials exclusively associated with Disney television productions, which happen to have aired on ABC.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. ABC TV Programing Files
    2. ABC TV Promotional Files
    3. Scripts and Production files
    4. Walt Disney Productions

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    ABC Television Network.
    Television production and direction -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts.