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Television scripts collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 383

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of typescript copies of scripts for television programs produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System and United States Steel Hour from 1957 to 1960. Included are scripts written by Rod Serling, Leonard Spigelgass, Tad Mosel, Aaron Spelling, and George Bellak, among others. The scripts seem to have been compiled for a class on television writing which was taught by David Davidson in the Yale School of Drama beginning in the mid-1960s.

Dates

  • 1957-1960

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Television Scripts Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale Drama Library, 2007.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Columbia Broadcasting System Productions, 1957-1960. II. United States Steel Hour Productions, 1959.

Extent

1.4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.telescripts

Overview

The collection consists of typescript copies of scripts for television programs produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System and United States Steel Hour from 1957 to 1960. Included are scripts written by Rod Serling, Tad Mosel, Leonard Spigelgass, Aaron Spelling, and George Bellak, among others. The scripts seem to have been compiled for a class on television writing which was taught by David Davidson in the Yale School of Drama beginning in the mid-1960s.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing, organization, and description, in 2010.
Title
Guide to the Television Scripts Collection
Author
by Jennifer Meehan
Date
2010
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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