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Wendley (Richard) papers
PASC.0028  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Biography
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Richard Wendley papers
    Creator: Wendley, Richard
    source: Wendley, Richard
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0028
    Physical Description: 6.0 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1985
    Abstract: Richard Wendley began writing for television in the 1950s. Later in his career he wrote shows for Lutheran Television. The collection consists of produced and unproduced scripts, treatments, and story ideas for television programs, a small amount of correspondence and material for book ideas.
    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: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard Wendley, 1985.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The files are arranged alphabetically by program title.

    Biography

    Richard Wendley was born in Rochester, NY on February 8, 1920. He attended Reginald Goode Provincetown School and theater. After serving as a sergeant in the Special Services of the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked as an actor in New York City, appearing in Broadway plays as well as live television. In the 1950s, he began writing for television, with episodes for Kraft Television Theatre, Matinee Theatre, Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, and The Web. In 1965, he moved California and continued writing for television, including episodes for The Big Valley, Bonanza, Combat, and The Virginian. In the early-1970s he began his association Lutheran Television where he wrote shows for programs such as This is the Life and Lutheran Television specials, among others. In 1977, Richard was nominated for an Emmy award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding individual achievement in writing. Richard Wendley died November 21, 2003 in Chico, CA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3467233 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard Wendley papers (Collection 28). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by Arts Special Collections staff, pre-1999; additions processed by Julie Graham.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of produced and unproduced scripts, treatments, and story ideas for television programs, a small amount of correspondence and material for book ideas related to the career of Richard Wendley. Included are materials represening projects such as Kraft Television Theatre, Matinee Theatre, The Virginian, The Web and Luthern television programming such as Faith for Today and This is the Life.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television writers -- United States -- Archives.
    Wendley, Richard
    Wendley, Richard -- Archives