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Writers Guild of America Oral History Collection
WGF-WGA-001  
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Description
This collection consist of 95 audiotaped interviews with screenwriters, WGA board members and WGA executive leadership. Most audiotapes have accompanying typed transcripts as well. Topics discussed by interviewees concern Screen Writers' Guild organizing as a labor union in 1933, the screenwriting profession, the Hollywood Blacklist and the Hollywood Ten, and Guild achievements and goals from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Background
The Writers Guild of America West is the labor union that represents writers who write for film and television. In 1978, the WGA formed a History Committee and conducted audiotaped interviews with screenwriters important to the history of the Guild and the profession. The audiotapes and transcripts were subsequently transferred to the Writers Guild Foundation.
Extent
95 interviews
Restrictions
The responsibility to secure copyright and publication permission rests with the patron.
Availability
Open for qualified researchers. Available by appointment only.