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Finding Aid for the Stanley Meyer Dragnet papers, 1950-1954
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanley Meyer papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1954
    Collection number: 201
    Creator: Meyer, Stanley
    Extent: 27 volumes
    Abstract: Stanley Meyer was a veteran film and television producer, most well known for his collaboration on the radio and television series Dragnet. The collection includes twenty-seven bound volumes containing scripts, photographs and production information for radio and television productions of Dragnet.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary 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, December 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanley Meyer papers (Collection 201). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    There is little biographical information available about Stanley Meyer. Born December 24, 1913 Meyer served as an intelligence officer in the Marine Corps during World War II before entering the entertainment industry. Best known for his work as producer and co-owner of the television series Dragnet, Meyer also produced film and television projects through his association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios and Filmmaster, Ltd. In addition to receving recognition for his work as a producer, Meyer garnered several awards for his humanitarian work helping disadvantaged youth apply to higher education. After undergoing bypass surgery, Meyer died in Santa Monica of heart failure on December 18, 1999.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of scripts and production information for both the television and radio series Dragnet created and produced by Stanley Meyer. Included are 27 bound volumes containing scripts, photographs and production information. 13 of the volumes pertain to the Dragnet radio series while 14 pertain to the television series.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Radio Series
    2. Television Series

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Meyer, Stanley -- Archives.
    Television producers and directors -- Archival resources.
    Dragnet (Television program) Dragnet (Television program) Dragnet (Radio program)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Television scripts.
    Radio scripts.