Scope and Content
Title: Ken Englund Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1972
Collection number: 157
(14.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ken Englund was a magazine writer when he began writing sketches and special material for vaudeville, radio, stage and film.
The collection consists of script material for motion pictures, television, stage, and radio written by Englund and his collaborators.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Ken Englund Papers (Collection 157). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California,
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Englund was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 6, 1911. He began his career as a magazine writer and started writing material
for vaudeville routines, radio shows, stage musicals, and film. Film projects include
The Big Broadcast (1938),
No No Nanette (1940),
This Thing Called Love (1941), and
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947). Englund served as lead writer for Dr. Joyce Brothers' television series and contributed scripts to television programs
The Jackie Gleason Show,
My Three Sons,
That Girl, and
The Loretta Young Show. He also served as president of the Writers Guild of America, West. Englund died on March 3, 1993.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of material related to the career of writer, Ken Englund. Primarily includes scripts for motion pictures
(produced and unproduced), television, stage, and radio containing the radio programs
The Armour Hour (1933-35),
Joe Penner (1937),
National Biscuit Show (1937), and
The Ken Murray Show (1937). Also includes personal papers and project files including treatments and story ideas written by Englund and his collaborators.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Radio scripts (documents).
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.