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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Milton Sperling papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1929-1985
    Collection number: 311
    Creator: Sperling, Milton
    Extent: 7 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Milton Sperling papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Milton Sperling, 1992-1993


    Milton Sperling was an American producer and screenwriter active in film from 1936 to 1971. He served as a secretary to production executives Darryl F. Zanuck and Hal Wallis. In 1945 Sperling formed his own independent production company, United States Pictures, with Joseph Bernhard. Sperling was nominated for an Academy Award for writing THE COURT-MARTIAL OF BILLY MITCHELL (1955).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Milton Sperling papers span the years circa 1929-1985 and encompass 7 linear feet. The collection contains scripts, writings by Sperling, project files, correspondence, three scrapbooks, and photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Sperling, Milton , 1912-1988--Archives.