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ABC Television Network scripts and production files
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
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  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: ABC Television Network scripts and production files
    Creator: ABC Television Network
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0220
    Physical Description: 7.5 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1974
    Abstract: Collection consists of materials related to the production, promotion and/or programming activities of television shows aired on the American Broadcasting Company from approximately 1954-1974.
    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.

    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], ABC Television Network Scripts and Production Files (Collection PASC 220). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1980.

    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.
    Processed by Julio Vera. Additions processed by Peggy Alexander, 2016.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9944358623606533 

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the production, promotion and/or programming activities of television shows aired by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The materials appear to have belonged to offices handling promotion and/or programming procedures at the network as described by Harold (Hal) Garb, a correspondent in the files. (Garb was not personally acquainted with the Walt Disney Production files, most of which date previous to his arrival.) The bulk of the collection dates from the 1956-1959 and 1962-1974. Included are scripts, programming and/or promotional information, and production information from a variety of television shows, such as Griff (1973-1974), The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1973), and Walt Disney Productions such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1954-1959). The production,cprograming, and promotional material may include network memos, cast sheets, shooting schedules, story outlines, photo shoot orders, development reports and biographical sketches. Additionally there is script material, including a script written by Rod Serling, for a series titled The New People (1968).
    Walt Disney Productions files appear to have been generated by Walt Disney Productions and copied to the network. It is not clear what office at ABC (if any) these files came from. They form a self-contained unit of materials exclusively associated with Disney television productions, which happen to have aired on ABC.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. ABC TV Programing Files
    2. ABC TV Promotional Files
    3. Scripts and Production files
    4. Walt Disney Productions

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television production and direction -- Archives.
    Television scripts.
    ABC Television Network