Finding Aid for the Collection of Material by and about Norman Corwin LSC.0147

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 10.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Collection of material by and about Norman Corwin
Creator: Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0147
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1952-1959
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.

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.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to the 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of material by and about Norman Corwin (Collection 147). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Norman Corwin, 1965.

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232804 

Administrative/Biographical History

Norman Lewis Corwin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 3, 1910; writer, director, and producer in radio, television, and theater; considered one of the great radio dramatists of the 1930s and 40s; received numerous awards and wrote many works including, They fly through the air (1939), We hold these truths (1941), The plot to overthrow Christmas (1952), The golden door (1955), The rivalry (1957), The world of Carl Sandburg (1959), and Norman Corwin's letters (1994).

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of scripts, programs, and clippings related to the career of Norman Corwin. Includes scripts for The world of Carl Sandberg, The charter in the saucer, Lust for life, and The golden door. Also includes a hard bound copy of the book The plot to overthrow Christmas and an acting edition of the play The rivalry.