Finding Aid for the Don Hinkley papers, 1960-1972

Finding aid prepared by Michele James with assistance from Julie Graham; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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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.  

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.

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Agreements and Correspondence. 1961, 1967.

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Bits and Sketches. no dates.

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Emmy Awards Nominee Tickets. 1962 May 22.

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Flip Wilson Show (The) - agreements. 1972 Mar, June.

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I'm Dickens, He's Fenster - script. 1962 Oct 5.

General note

The Joke.
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Income Vouchers. 1972.

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Income Vouchers. 1971 July - Dec.

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Photograph. no date.

General note

Inscribed to Maggie.
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Regulars at Large (The) - first draft script. 1960 Sept 6.

General note

With unidentified script pages.
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Vaudeville Thing (The) - script and production information. 1969 Jan 11.