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  • Scope and Contents
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  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Additional collection guides

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Universal Pictures production files
    Creator: Universal Pictures (Firm)
    Identifier/Call Number: 2314
    Identifier/Call Number: /repositories/5/resources/1193
    Physical Description: 1046.4 Linear Feet 920 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1940s-1960s
    Abstract: This collection consists of production files for films including scripts, screenplay drafts, continuity records, budgets, shooting schedules, call sheets, and personnel files created by Universal Pictures during the 1940s through the early 1960s.
    Language of Material: English.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is currently unavailable for access.
    This collection is made of production files including scripts, annotated screenplay drafts, continuity records, budgets, shooting schedules, call sheets, and personnel files. Records are grouped by department, then by project. Some titles represented in the collection are:
    Saboteur (1942), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Harvey (1950), Glenn Miller Story (1953), The Lone Hand (1953),and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is currently unavailable for access because of its size and current level of processing. Contact the Cinematic Arts Library ctlibarc@usc.edu for details.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift, July 14, 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Universal Pictures production files, Collection no. 2314, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection is partially processed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Schedules (time plans)
    Universal Pictures (Firm) -- Archives