Scope and Content
Title: Jackie Cooper Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1964
Collection number: 114
(7.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-151735
Abstract: Jackie Cooper has worked both in front of and behind the camera. He has had a successful film and television career. The collection
consists of scripts from a variety of television productions as well as a small collection of motion picture scripts and manuscript
pages from chapters of Cooper's autobiography.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Jackie Cooper Papers (Collection 114). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California,
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
John Cooper, Junior was born in Los Angeles, California on September 15, 1921. As one of Hollywood's most popular child stars
(1930s), he appeared in films such as
The Champ (1931),
The Bowery (1933), and
Treasure Island (1934). In the 1940s, he started a successful television career as actor, producer, director, and executive and served as
vice president in charge of TV program production at Columbia Pictures (1964-69). The winner of two Emmys, Cooper's numerous
television credits include
The People's Choice,
The White Shadow, and
M*A*S*H. He retired in 1989, though continued to contribute to the entertainment industry.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of actor, director, and producer Jackie
Cooper. The bulk of the collection is annotated scripts from a variety of television productions including the series
The People's Choice (1955-58). Also includes a small collection of motion picture scripts and manuscript pages from chapters of Cooper's autobiography.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Actors--United States--Archival resources.
Television producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.