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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Ken Englund papers
    Creator: Englund, Ken
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0157
    Physical Description: 12.5 Linear Feet (25 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1972
    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.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ken Englund Papers (Collection PASC 157). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

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

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9912179873606533 


    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Radio writers -- United States -- Archives.
    Screenwriters -- United States -- Archives.
    Radio scripts
    Television writers -- United States -- Archives.
    Englund, Ken--Archives.