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Lewis (Al) radio and television scripts
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Al Lewis scripts
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0136
    Physical Description: 5.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1954
    Abstract: Al Lewis was best known as a writer and director for the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks. The collection consists of radio, television, and motion picture scripts related to Lewis's career.
    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], Al Lewis Scripts (Collection PASC 136). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1972.

    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 UCLA Library Performing Arts Special Collections staff.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 999644623606533 


    Al Lewis was best known as a writer and director. He began his career as an actor in vaudeville, plays, and motion pictures and was a radio writer for Walter O'Keefe, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen. His numerous credits include the motion pictures Ma and Pa Kettle and Our Miss Brooks and the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of radio scripts related to the career of writer and director Al Lewis. Includes scripts for radio programs such as Our Miss Brooks (June 23, 1948-February 28, 1954), The Danny Kaye Show, G.I. Journal, Mail Call, Sweeney and March, The Philco Radio Times, and Request Performance. Also includes television and motion picture scripts.
    • Lou Derman papers (Collection PASC 99). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Our Miss Brooks radio and television scripts (Collection PASC 60). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Radio scripts
    Television writers -- Archives.
    Radio writers -- United States -- Archives.
    Lewis, Al--Archives.