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Finding Aid for the Sam Ross Papers, 1941-1992
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sam Ross Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1992
    Collection number: 891
    Creator: Ross, Sam, 1912-
    Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Sam Ross (1912-1998) was a author of plays, screen adaptations, television episodes, and books. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, cassette tapes, and other printed material of Sam Ross.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Sam Ross, 1965-1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sam Ross Papers (Collection 891). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233696 


    Sam Ross (originally Rosen) was born March 10, 1912 in Kiev, Russia; came to the U.S.; BS in journalism, Northwestern University, 1934; member, Writers Guild of America; with Lee Loeb, wrote My house is your house, produced on Broadway in 1970; wrote screen adaptation of He ran all the way; wrote television episodes for Ben Casey, Rawhide, The FBI, Mannix, and others; published books include He ran all the way (1947), Someday, Boy (1948), The sidewalks are free (1950), Port unknown (1951), This, too, is love (1953), You belong to me (1955), The tight corner (1956), The hustlers (1956), Ready for the tiger (1964), Hang-up (1968), The fortune machine (1970), The golden box (1971), and Solomon's palace (1973); he died in 1998 in Laguna Hills, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, cassette tapes, and other printed material of Sam Ross. Includes radio scripts, screenplays, television plays, short stories, and novels, as well as brochures and cassette tapes of writing courses and workshops taught by Ross. Manuscripts include You belong to me, Tight corner, The day of the shark, This, too, is love, Ready for the tiger, Golden boy, He ran all the way, Someday, boy!, Sidewalks are free, Port unknown, and Solomon's palace.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Ross, Sam, 1912- --Archives.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Radio plays.
    Television plays.
    Film scripts.