Finding Aid for the Collection of scripts for Expedition!, [ca. 1960-ca. 1962]

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UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of scripts for Expedition! ,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1960-ca. 1962]
Collection number: 242
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: The documentary television series Expedition! made its debut on ABC-TV in September, 1960. The collection consists mostly of scripts and a very small amount of teacher guide literature.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987>.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of scripts for Expedition! (Collection 242). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

History

Expedition!, the documentary television series, made its debut on ABC-TV in September 1960 and was sponsored by the Ralston Purina Company. The program documented journeys to the various remote regions of the world and was known for presenting exciting and sometimes controversial places around the globe. The series run from 1960-1963. It received a Thomas Alva Edison award, Ohio State award, and Peabody award for television excellence.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of loose bound notebooks of script materials for the documentary television series Expedition!. The notebooks were originally compiled by V. Fae Thomas, but it not clear if Thomas was related to the production of the program or not. In addition to the 40-plus scripts there is very small amount of teachers' guide material.
The materials have been removed from their original notebooks for preservation purposes, but are physically housed in the original order in which they were filed by season and show number. The notebook titles are included in the notes field.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by script title. Teacher's Guide material is listed first.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Expedition! (Television program).
Documentary television programs -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts


Container List

Box 1, Folder 31

Expedition ! Production schedules for seasons 1960-1961 and 1961-1962. 1960-1962

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 1

Expedition! Teacher Guide introductory letter and history of production no date

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Notebook 1 - Teachers Guides "Expedition"
Box 1, Folder 2

Expedition! Teacher Guides promotion letters no date

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Notebook 1 - Teachers Guides "Expedition"
Box 1, Folder 3

Expedition! Teachers guides no date

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Notebook 1 - Teachers Guides "Expedition"
Box 1, Folder 4

_Teachers Guide comments no date

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Notebook 1 - Teachers Guides "Expedition"
Box 1, Folder 9

3000 Years Under The Sea no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 32

Africa's Animal Kingdom no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 14

Behind The Walls Of Kano no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 9

Black Jungle Trial. no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 18

Cargo Cult no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 13

Challenge Of The Pamirs no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 26

Cliff Dwellers Of The Arctic. no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 17

Cliffs Of The Dead no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 30

Conquest Of Dhaulagiri no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 21

Death Rites Of The Camayura no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 15

Firewalkers Of Fiji no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 29

Flight To The Giants no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 5

Frozen Continent, The no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 5

Insect Safari no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 24

Invisible World Of The Deep no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 10

Journey To The Lost World no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 7

Journey To The Roof Of The World no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 12

Land Divers Of Pentecost no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 11

Land Of The Dying Ghosts no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 14

Last Of The Arctic Nomads, The no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 18

Last Of The Bushmen no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 12

Lost Kingdoms Of Arabia. no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 17

Lost World Of The Kalahari no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 20

Man's First Winter At The South Pole no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 8

Men against the mountains no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 4

Menace Of The Moving Glacier, The no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 23

Moon Temple Of Sheba no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 6

Operation Noah's Ark no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 25

Orinoco Quest no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 28

Return To The Stone Age. no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 2

Rivers Of Fire And Ice no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 1

Russian Assault On The Antarctic no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 22

Russian Whale Hunt no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 34

Sacred Well Of Sacrifice. no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 11

Saga Of Sea Dragon no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 19

Saga Of The Triton. no date

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Notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 8

Shark Island no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 16

Socotra: Forgotten Island no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 13

Survivors of the Ice Age no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 35

Treasure Of The Sacred Well. no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 3

Valley Of Shangri-La no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 2, Folder 6

Valley Of The Shadow Of Death. no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 16

Vanishing Muskox, The no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 15

War Clubs Of the Amazon no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 1, Folder 33

Water People Of Burma no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 10

Weavers Of Death no date

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Notebook 2 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-13 1960-61 Season) 300 Series
Box 2, Folder 7

Weavers Of Death no date

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Notebook 4 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 1-22 1961-1962 Season) 400 Series
Box 1, Folder 27

World Of The Penguins Script.

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notebook 3 - V. Fae Thomas Scripts: Expedition! (Shows 14-26 1960-61 Season) 300 Series