Scope and Content
Title: Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Television Series Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1966-1969
Collection number: 62
Origination: Roddenberry, Gene
Extent: 41 boxes (18.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Television Series Collection, 1966-1969. (Collection 62). Arts
Library Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los
"Star Trek" debuted in 1966 and ran to 79 episodes; it started with low ratings, but the
support of its audience and science fiction writers prevented its cancellation; the show
was launched by Gene Roddenberry with a format similar to that of Wagon train, a weekly
television program about pioneers traveling westward; over time Roddenberry and "Star
Trek" acquired a following of loyal fans, known as "Trekkies"; "Star Trek" reruns in the
late 1970s prompted the continued popularity of the series; Paramount pictures produced
several "Star Trek" movies starring the original television series cast; Roddenberry
created and became executive producer for another television series called "Star Trek :
The Next Generation," which was set seventy-eight years after the final "Star Trek"
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in El Paso, TX, Aug. 19, 1921; AA, Los Angeles City
College, 1941; attended Univ. of CA, LA, Univ. of Miami, and Columbia Univ.; second
lieutenant, US Army Air Forces, 1941-45; Pan American Airways, pilot, 1945-49; LA Police
Dept., LA, CA 1949-53; started his career as television and motion picture creator,
producer, and writer in 1953; president of Norway Production, Inc, (1962-); member of
various professional organizations including the Writers Guild of America, West and the
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; in addition to his television credits, he was
involved with several "Star Trek" motion pictures; published "Star Trek : The Motion
Picture" (1979), The making of "Star Trek : The Motion Picture" (1980), and "Star Trek :
The First Twenty-Five Years" (1991); the recipient of numerous awards; died in LA, CA,
Oct. 24, 1991.
Arranged in the following series:
- Produced episodes
- Correspondence/general files
- Unproduced materials
Scope and Content
Collection consists of material related to the television program, Star trek. Includes
story outlines, treatments and various drafts of scripts, shooting schedules, cast lists,
title sheets, photographic lists, budget reports, and memoranda.
Television producers and directors--Archival resources.
Television writers--Archival resources.