This collection consist of 92 audiotaped interviews with screenwriters, WGA board members and WGA executive leadership. Most
audiotapes have accompanying typed transcripts as well. 85 have been digitized. 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.
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.
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