Television scripts collection
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.
- Davidson, David, 1908-1985
- Bellak, George, 1919-2002
- Blacker, Irwin R.
- Brandel, Marc, 1919-1994
- Browne, Howard, 1907-1999
- Coneybeare, Rod
- De Felitta, Frank, 1921-2016
- Hailey, Arthur
- McGreevey, John
- Monash, Paul, 1917-2003
- Mosel, Tad
- Reisman, Philip, Jr., 1916-1999
- Serling, Rod, 1924-1975
- Spelling, Aaron
- Spies, Adrian
- Spigelgass, Leonard, 1908-1985
- Sproat, Ronald
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.
Organized into two series: I. Columbia Broadcasting System Productions, 1957-1960. II. United States Steel Hour Productions, 1959.
1.4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing, organization, and description, in 2010.
- Guide to the Television Scripts Collection
- by Jennifer Meehan
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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