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Morrie Gelman papers, ca. 1970s-ca. 1996
PASC 292  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Morrie Gelman papers
    Collection number: PASC 292
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 80.0 linear ft. (173 boxes and 2 flat boxes )
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1970s-ca. 1996
    Abstract: Morrie Gelman worked as a reporter and editor for over 40 years for companies including the Brooklyn Eagle, New York Post, Newsday, Broadcasting (now Broadcasting & Cable) magazine, Madison Avenue, Advertising Age, Electronic Media (now TV Week), and Daily Variety. The collection consists of writings, research files, and promotional and publicity material related to Gelman's career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Gelman, Morrie

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary 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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Morrie Gelman.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Morrie Gelman Papers (Collection PASC 292). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography/History

    Morris J. Gelman (Morrie) was born June 19, 1930 in New York City. He attended Pace University and Hunter College, in NY and Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, CA. Gelman worked as a reporter and editor for over 40 years for companies including the Brooklyn Eagle, New York Post, Newsday, Broadcasting (now Broadcasting & Cable) magazine, Madison Avenue, Advertising Age, Electronic Media (now TV Week), and Daily Variety. During his career as reporter and editor, he covered television and other media fields in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. In the early-1970s, he was assigned to interview radio pioneers and travelled the United States doing tape recorded interviews with such luminaries as Edgar Bergen, Frank Stanton and William Paley of CBS, NBC Radio Network's Niles Trammel, and John Royal. In the 1990s Gelman was one of the principal interviewers for the Archive of American Television project of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Additionally in the 1990s, he co-authored the book, The Best of Television: 50 Years of Emmys.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of writings, research files, and promotional and publicity material related to the career of Morrie Gelman, reporter and editor in the television and media industry. Gelman's writings include The Broadcasting People project, started as a book assignment for Broadcast magazine, Television: 50 Years of Emmys book project, and news pieces and articles published in a variety of communication related publications. Additionally there are research files as well as audio cassette tapes and transcripts of one-on-one interviews used for Gelman's writing projects.
    The bulk of publicity and promotional material are press kit-type materials documenting regional and national cable television networks and companies and to a lesser degree network and public television entities and media-related companies. Also included are publicity stills for TV programs, TV movies and/or feature motion pictures aired on television. Additionally there is a small amount of printed materials from events and companies related to the cable, television, and or communication industry.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Writings by Gelman
    2. Research and Resource Files
    3. Conventions, Conferences, Symposiums and Classes
    4. Publicity and Promotional Material
    5. Publications

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5602928 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gelman, Morris--Archives.
    Cable television advertising
    Journalists--United States--Archives
    Television