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The television scripts are not divided into series. The scripts are arranged alphabetically
by show title, and then chronologically within the show.
This collection contains scripts from 150 television shows, dated from 1954 to 1978.
In most cases only the scripts themselves are available; in a few instances contextual
letters or fliers are included. The script cover sheets contain the television show
and episode titles, script dates, projected filming dates, and in some cases the dates
that the episode aired. Author information may be available. The scripts also often
contain cues and other comments directing the action of the actors, but it is unknown
who is the author of these comments.There is no dominant genre or distributor that
connects this varied collection - dramas, comedies, live entertainment, and crime
shows are all included, as are the major networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Final production videos of the episodes are not available at UMBC; researchers are
encouraged to search WorldCat or contact the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
The last two folders in the collection contain a catalog of radio shows, called "The
Greatest Radio Shows," parts one and two. The catalog is undated.
The collection was purchased with the assistance of Library Director Antonio Raimo,
prior to 1975. Additional materials were later purchased and added.
The collection was previously housed in alphabetical order and a paper inventory was
available. In Fall 2010, Special Collections student assistant Dan German rehoused
and arranged the scripts. Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper created the
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including
Finding aid available.
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll085.php
No restrictions for on-site use.
Reproductions allowed for research purposes only. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Extent: 15 boxes (22.5 linear feet)
Television scripts are arranged alphabetically by show title and then chronologically
within the show. Two catalogs of radio programs are located at the end of the collection.
UCLA Film and Television Archive. Accessed November 18, 2015. https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/.
Television in the Library of Congress. Accessed November 18, 2015. http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/tvcoll.html.