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Finding Aid for the Ken Englund Papers, 1933-1972
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ken Englund Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1972
    Collection number: 157
    Creator: Englund, Ken
    Extent: 21 boxes (14.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ken Englund was a magazine writer when he began writing sketches and special material for vaudeville, radio, stage and film. The collection consists of script material for motion pictures, television, stage, and radio written by Englund and his collaborators.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ken Englund Papers (Collection 157). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1971.


    Englund was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 6, 1911. He began his career as a magazine writer and started writing material for vaudeville routines, radio shows, stage musicals, and film. Film projects include The Big Broadcast (1938), No No Nanette (1940), This Thing Called Love (1941), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947). Englund served as lead writer for Dr. Joyce Brothers' television series and contributed scripts to television programs including The Jackie Gleason Show, My Three Sons, That Girl, and The Loretta Young Show. He also served as president of the Writers Guild of America, West. Englund died on March 3, 1993.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the career of writer, Ken Englund. Primarily includes scripts for motion pictures (produced and unproduced), television, stage, and radio containing the radio programs The Armour Hour (1933-35), Joe Penner (1937), National Biscuit Show (1937), and The Ken Murray Show (1937). Also includes personal papers and project files including treatments and story ideas written by Englund and his collaborators.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Radio scripts (documents).
    Englund, Ken--Archives.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.