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Finding Aid for the Frank Mandel Papers, 1892-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Mandel Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1950
    Collection number: 844
    Creator: Mandel, Frank, 1884-1958
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Frank Mandel (1884-1958) was a playwright and a producer for Warner Brothers (1937-38). The collection consists of manuscripts of plays by Frank Mandel and other authors, manuscript fragments of poetry and prose, correspondence to and from Mandel, and financial records of his partnership with Laurence Schwab.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gregory Paul, purchase, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Mandel Papers (Collection 844). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Mandel was born on May 31, 1884 in San Francisco, California; attended UC Berkeley; his plays include Our wives (with Helen Craft, 1912), Sweet little devil (with Laurence Schwab, 1924), No, no, Nanette (with Otto Harbach, 1924), and The new moon (with Schwab and Oscar Hammerstein, 1927); dissolved partnership with Schwab in 1932; became producer for Warner Brothers, 1937-38; presented and produced Vickie (1942).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts of plays by Frank Mandel and other authors, manuscript fragments of poetry and prose, correspondence to and from Mandel, and financial records of his partnership with Laurence Schwab. Also includes 3 photographs of Mrs. Mandel.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Typescripts of plays (Boxes 1-9).
    2. Correspondence and financial reports of Mandel-Schwab partnership (Box 10).
    3. Manuscript fragments, photographs (Box 11).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mandel, Frank, 1884-1958--Archives.
    Dramatists, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Librettists--United States--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.