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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Paul and Margaret Schneider papers
    Creator: Schneider, Margaret
    Creator: Schneider, Paul
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0106
    Physical Description: 11.25 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1983
    Abstract: Paul and Margaret Schneider were television writers who wrote singly and collaboratively. The bulk of the collection represents a variety of television productions such as Bonanza, Macus Welby M.D., and Star Trek, among many others. Additionally, there are documents documenting motion picture, radio, and theatre projects.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Paul and Margaret Schneider, 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul and Margaret Schneider papers (Collection PASC 106). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9929767753606533 


    At the time this finding aid was created, there was little biographical information available about either Paul or Margaret Schneider. Born in New Jersey, August 4 1923, Paul Schneider graduated from Harvard University with his BA in 1945. He married Margaret Perrin on April 10, 1950 and worked as a freelance writer until being hired by Universal City Studios in 1967, a position he retained until 1974. At that time, Paul was hired as a head writer for the show Love of Life with CBS Studios. Schneider's credits include the films The Looters and Ride the Whirlwind, the television programs Star Trek, Bonanza and Marcus Welby, M.D. and the plays Acrimonious and Effigy. Paul Schneider died in October, 2008.
    Margaret Flood Perrin (Schneider) graduated from UCLA with a BA in 1949. Upon graduation, she worked as a Los Angeles City public school teacher from 1944 and 1955. During this time she married Paul Schneider. After leaving the Los Angeles Public School System, Margaret Schneider worked as a staff writer for both Universal and MGM Studios from 1957-1975 and then as a head writer for CBS between 1975-1976. Her credits include the television programs Marcus Welby, M.D., Dr. Kildare and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Margaret Schneider died on June 20, 2008.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the careers of writers Paul and/or Margaret Schneider. The bulk of the collection includes drafts of scripts, story outlines, synopses, notes, memos, and schedules documenting a variety of television projects such Bonanza, Macus Welby M.D., and Star Trek , among others. Additionally, there are documents related to motion picture, radio, and theatre productions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television scripts.
    Television writers -- Archives.
    Schneider, Paul -- Archives
    Schneider, Margaret -- Archives