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Earle Hagen collection of television music, 1960-1990
PASC-M 172  
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  • Title: Earle Hagen collection of television music
    Collection number: PASC-M 172
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 54.0 linear ft. (108 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1990
    Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores for music composed by Earle Hagen for television productions, including I Spy, and Mod Squad.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    creator: Hagen, Earle

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Earle Hagen Collection of Television Music (Collection PASC 172-M), UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Composer Earle Hagen was born July 9, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Early in his career, he played trombone with a number of traveling big bands. Hagen worked as an orchestrator and arranger for 20th Century Fox in the 1940s and began writing music for television after leaving the studio in 1952. Over the course of his career, Hagen wrote theme songs and scored music for numerous television series including Make Room for Daddy (1953-1957), The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), Gomer Pyle- USMC 1964-1969), I Spy (1965-1968), That Girl (1966-1971), The Mod Squad (1968-1973), Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1977), Eight is Enough (1977-1981), Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) and Mike Hammer (1984-1989).
    Hagen also taught music and wrote several books on arranging and scoring. He died May 26, 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California.

    Processing Information

    This finding is currently being edited and will be updated in the near future.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists primarily of manuscript and reproduction scores for the television series Mod Squad and I Spy. It also contains scores for the programs The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, Mike Hammer, and others.
    In addition, this collection contains sounds recordings, mostly open reels, for several television shows that Hagen composed for, including Mod Squad and I Spy.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Earle Hagen, 1998.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470709 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television music--Scores and parts.