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Mizzy (Vic) papers
PASC-M.0144  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Biography
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Vic Mizzy papers
    Creator: Mizzy, Vic, 1916-2009
    source: Mizzy, Vic, 1916-2009
    source: Jonas, Lynn Mizzy
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0144
    Physical Description: 48 Linear Feet (30 boxes, 20 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1934-2009
    Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores by composer Vic Mizzy for television series (including the Addams Family and Green Acres), made-for-television movies, and films, as well as manuscript songs and published sheet music. Also present are personal papers and correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material (especially audiotapes), books, and artifacts.
    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Vic Mizzy, 2006.
    Addition to the collection gift of Lynn Mizzy Jonas, 2010.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Scores and related material
    • Series 2. Songs
    • Series 3. Personal papers
    • Series 4. Photographs
    • Series 5. Audiovisual material
    • Series 6. Books
    • Series 7. Artifacts and ephemera

    Biography

    Composer Vic Mizzy was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 9, 1916. He worked as a songwriter in New York for several decades and moved to Los Angeles in 1963 to write music for television. Mizzy composed the themes and scores for the hit programs The Addams Family, Green Acres, and other sitcoms and made-for-television movies. In addition, he wrote music for a number of films including The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), and Don't Make Waves (1967). Mizzy also contributed music to the Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007) films. His first wife was the singer and radio personality Mary Small. Vic Mizzy died in Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2009.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9954576763606533 

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vic Mizzy Papers (Collection PASC-M 144). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    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.
    Reprocessed by Melissa Haley, 2015.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores for television series, made-for-television movies, and films, as well as manuscript songs and published sheet music. Also present are personal papers and correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material (especially audiotapes), books, and artifacts.
    Scores and published music for the Addams Family and Green Acres television series are located in Series 1.
    This collection contains some material, including correspondence, photographs, clippings, and audiotapes, related to Mizzy's first wife the singer Mary Small and to other family members.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television composers
    Green acres (Television program) Addams family (Television program)
    Film composers -- Archives.
    Mizzy, Vic, 1916-2009
    Jonas, Lynn Mizzy