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Finding Aid for the Martin Berkeley Collection of Television and Motion Picture Scripts, ca. 1940-ca. 1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Organization
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Martin Berkeley Collection of Television and Motion Picture Scripts,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-ca. 1960
    Collection number: 148
    Origination: Berkeley, Martin
    Extent: 13 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use

    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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Martin Berkeley Collection of Television and Motion Picture Scripts, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. (Collection 148). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Berkeley was born in Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 21, 1904; he was co-author of the play, "Seen But Not Heard" (1936); worked for MGM (1940-45) and for 20th Century Fox (1945-50); his numerous credits include the films "The Big Caper" and "Dr. Gillespie's Prison Criminal Case," and the television series "Shot Gun Slade," "Wells Fargo," and "Tombstone Territory."


    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Film scripts, produced-unproduced
    2. Stage plays
    3. Radio
    4. Television scripts, includes series.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of scripts and screenplays related to the career of writer, Martin Berkeley. Includes various versions of scripts written by Berkeley and by several of his collaborators including, Stanley Roberts and Clark E. Reynolds. Also includes a small portion of stage and radio scripts.

    Access Points

    Berkeley, Martin--Archives
    Television writers--Archival resources
    Screenwriters--Archival resources