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CBS Inc. film and television collection
PASC-M.0072  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: CBS Inc. film and television collection
    Creator: CBS Inc.
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0072
    Physical Description: 1550.5 Linear Feet (3101 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1991
    Abstract: The collection consists of music manuscripts, books, printed music, sound recordings and business papers relating to CBS productions. Also included are logs, music manuscripts, books, and printed music related to four types of CBS productions: features films, television series, television specials, and television movies, The productions fall under the CBS Television Network, CBS Entertainment Division, CBS Productions Network, and, in a few cases, earlier manifestations of these divisions. The collection includes materials in the form of: manuscript scores, parts, and a few Ozalid masters of both scores and parts for film and television productions; printed sheet music and folios of popular music; publishers catalogs, brochures; published books about music; and published silent film music. The collection includes materials by composers such as Jeff Alexander, Bill "Rocky" Conti, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Lyn Murray, Alex North, Fred Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, and John Williams. Productions represented include TV series such as Gilligan's Island, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Hawaii 5-0, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Twilight Zone, and Wild Wild West. Also included is music for feature films such as The April Fools, Little Big Man, The Reivers, Rio Lobo, and Table For Five. A highlight of the collection are many scores for live Playhouse 90 dramas.
    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: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Portions of collection unprocessed. Material in Series 13: Sound Recordings and Subserires 10.2: Popular Music Sheet Music is unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference (spec-coll@library.ucla.edu) for more information.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    CONTAINS UNPROCESSED AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are not currently available for access and will require further processing and assessment. If you have questions about this material please email spec-coll@library.ucla.edu.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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], CBS Inc. film and television collection (Collection PASC 72-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of CBS Inc., 1988.

    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 Special Collections staff. Additions by Peggy Alexander, 2013.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232671 

    Biography/History

    CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. The name is derived from the initials of Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name.
    The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc., a collection of 16 radio stations that was bought by William S. Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States and then one of the big three American broadcast television networks. In 1974, CBS dropped its full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995 and eventually adopted the name of the company it had bought to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which coincidentally had begun as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself and reestablished CBS Corporation with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation and the new Viacom are controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, the parent of the two companies.

    Scope and Content

    The CBS Inc. film and television collection consists of music manuscripts, logs, books, printed music, sound recordings and business papers relating to documentaries, features films, mini series, television programs and made for television movies. The productions fall under the CBS Television Network, CBS Entertainment Division, CBS Productions Network, and, in a few cases, earlier manifestations of these divisions.
    The collection includes materials in the form of: manuscript scores, parts, and select Ozalid masters of both scores and parts for film and television productions; printed sheet music and folios of popular music; publishers catalogs, brochures; financial and business records, recording logs, and sound recordings.
    Included in the collection are materials by composers such as Jeff Alexander, Bill "Rocky" Conti, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Lyn Murray, Alex North, Fred Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, and John Williams.
    Productions represented include TV series such as Gilligan's Island, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Hawaii 5-0, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Twilight Zone, and Wild Wild West. The collection also includes music for feature films such as The April Fools, Little Big Man, The Reivers, Rio Lobo, and Table For Five. Also included are many scores for live Playhouse 90 dramas.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Documentaries
    • Series 2. Feature Films
    • Series 3. Mini Series
    • Series 4. Television Programs
    • Series 5. Television Movies
    • Series 6. Unidentified Programs, Films, etc.
    • Series 7. Business Papers
    • Series 8. Clippings, 1976-1988. 1 folder
    • Series 9. Radio Programs
    • Series 10. Published Music
    • Series 12. Recording Logs
    • Series 13. Sound Recordings -- Unprocessed
    • Series 14. Radio
    • Series 15. Unidentified Materials

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television music -- Scores and parts.
    Music -- Manuscripts.
    Motion picture music -- Scores and parts.
    CBS Inc.--Archives.