Milton Sperling papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

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


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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.