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CBS Inc. film and television collection 1955-1991 (Collection PASC 72-M)
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  • Title: CBS Inc. film and television collection
    Collection number: PASC 72-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1550.5 linear ft. (3101 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1991
    Abstract: The collection consists of music manuscripts, books, printed music, sound recordings and business papers relating to CBS productions. Also included are logs, music manuscripts, books, and printed music related to four types of CBS productions: features films, television series, television specials, and television movies, The productions fall under the CBS Television Network, CBS Entertainment Division, CBS Productions Network, and, in a few cases, earlier manifestations of these divisions. The collection includes materials in the form of: manuscript scores, parts, and a few Ozalid masters of both scores and parts for film and television productions; printed sheet music and folios of popular music; publishers catalogs, brochures; published books about music; and published silent film music. The collection includes materials by composers such as Jeff Alexander, Bill "Rocky" Conti, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Lyn Murray, Alex North, Fred Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, and John Williams. Productions represented include TV series such as Gilligan's Island, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel,Hawaii 5-0, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Twilight Zone, and Wild Wild West. Also included is music for feature films such as The April Fools, Little Big Man, The Reivers, Rio Lobo, and Table For Five. A highlight of the collection are many scores for live Playhouse 90 dramas. The collection is currently being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: CBS Inc.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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], CBS Inc. film and television collection (Collection PASC 72-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. The name is derived from the initials of Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name.
    The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc., a collection of 16 radio stations that was bought by William S. Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States and then one of the big three American broadcast television networks. In 1974, CBS dropped its full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995 and eventually adopted the name of the company it had bought to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which coincidentally had begun as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself and reestablished CBS Corporation with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation and the new Viacom are controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, the parent of the two companies.

    Scope and Content

    The CBS Inc. Television and Film Music Collection consists of music manuscripts, logs, books, printed music, sound recordings and business papers relating to documentaries, features films, mini series, television programs and made for television movies. The productions fall under the CBS Television Network, CBS Entertainment Division, CBS Productions Network, and, in a few cases, earlier manifestations of these divisions.
    The collection includes materials in the form of: manuscript scores, parts, and select Ozalid masters of both scores and parts for film and television productions; printed sheet music and folios of popular music; publishers catalogs, brochures; financial and business records, recording logs, and sound recordings.
    Included in the collection are materials by composers such as Jeff Alexander, Bill "Rocky" Conti, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Lyn Murray, Alex North, Fred Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, and John Williams.
    Productions represented include TV series such as Gilligan's Island, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Hawaii 5-0, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Twilight Zone, and Wild Wild West. The collection also includes music for feature films such as The April Fools, Little Big Man, The Reivers, Rio Lobo, and Table For Five. Also included are many scores for live Playhouse 90 dramas.
    The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Documentaries
    • Series 2. Feature Films
    • Series 3. Mini Series
    • Series 4. Television Programs
    • Series 5. Television Movies
    • Series 6. Unidentified Programs, Films, etc.
    • Series 7. Business Papers
    • Series 8. Clippings, 1976-1988. 1 folder
    • Series 9. Radio Programs
    • Series 10. Published Music
    • Series 12. Recording Logs
    • Series 13. Sound Recordings -- Unprocessed
    • Series 14. Radio
    • Series 15. Unidentified Materials

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    CBS Inc. --Archives..
    Motion picture music--Scores and parts.
    Music--Manuscripts.
    Television music --Scores and parts.