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Finding Aid for the Don Hinkley papers, 1960-1972
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  • Title: Don Hinkley papers
    Collection number: 2148
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1972
    Abstract: Don Hinkley was an American television writer. The collection documents a brief portion of Hinkley'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: Hinkley, Don

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Don Hinkley (Collection 2148). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7161659 


    There is very little biographical information available about television writer, Don Hinkley. Hinkley was born Richmond, California, ca. 1922. He started his television career writing for Steve Allen variety ns2:shows in New York. He moved on to write one season of The Bob Newhart Show, the 1961 variety series, followed by four years with the The Andy Williams Show. He wrote for the The Carol Burnett Show and The Flip Wilson Show. Hinkley joined The Muppet Show at the beginning of its second season and stayed through the fifth season. He died ca. February 1981.1922-1981 Hinkley was a television writer and producer. His credits include: The Carol Burnet Show, Flip, I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, The Muppet Show, and the Steve Allen Plymouth Show. http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Don_Hinkley  

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of documents related to the career of television writer Don Hinkley. Inlcuded are a small number of agreements, script materials, and income information. Absent from the collection are materials from The Muppet Show.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hinkley, Don--Archives.
    Television writers--Archival resources.