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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Mirisch Corporation records
    Creator: Mirisch Corporation
    source: Mirisch, Walter--Archives.
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1146
    Physical Description: 103.7 Linear Feet (163 boxes, 1 half document box, 24 cartons, and 2 oversize boxes)
    Physical Description: 42 Born-digital Carriers (38 unprocessed 5.25 inch floppy disks, 4 unprocessed data cartridges)
    Physical Description: .85 Linear Feet (1 unprocessed document box, 2 unprocessed half document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2000
    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    CONTAINS UNPROCESSED DIGITAL MATERIALS: Digital materials are not currently available for access and will require further processing and assessment. If you have questions about this material please email spec-coll@library.ucla.edu.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to 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], Mirisch Corporation Records (Collection 1146). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Walter M. Mirisch, 1974-2011.

    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.
    We are committed to providing ethical, inclusive, and anti-racist description of the materials we steward, and to remediating existing description of our materials that contains language that may be offensive or cause harm. We invite you to submit feedback about how our collections are described, and how they could be described more accurately, by filling out the form located on our website: Report Potentially Offensive Description in Library Special Collections. 
    Processed by Joanna Black with assistance from Megan Fraser in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009. Revised by Lilace Hatayama, 2014.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9922215133606533 


    Walter M. Mirisch was born on November 8, 1921 in New York City; attended City College of New York; BA, University of Wisconsin, 1942; graduated, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1943, following his World War II service, Mirisch began producing films for Monogram Pictures; became executive producer at Allied Artists in 1951; formed an independent production company, Mirisch Company, in 1957 with his brother Marvin and half brother Harold; Mirisch Corporation's list of films includes 3 Best Picture Academy Award winners: The Apartment (1960), West Side Story (1961), and In the Heat of the Night (1967); Mirisch was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) from 1973-77 and was presented with the Thalberg Memorial Award (1978) and the Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1983) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); received the UCLA medal in 1989.
    Walter Mirisch died on February 23, 2023 in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, contracts, production files, and copies of scripts for films and television shows produced by Walter M. Mirisch and the Mirisch Corporation.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archives.
    Television producers and directors -- Archives.
    Mirisch Corporation -- Archives
    Mirisch, Walter--Archives.
    Mirisch, Walter--Archives.