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Finding Aid for the Bob Jeffords papers, 1971-1998
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bob Jeffords papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1998
    Collection number: 197
    Creator: Jeffords, Bob, 1939-
    Extent: 80 boxes (40 linear ft.) 1 carton (1linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Producer Bob Jefford's career included theatre, television and motion pictures. The collection consists of project files containing production material and/or scripts for a number of motion picture and television projects. Among the forty television projects are Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Murphy Brown, Spenser for Hire, and The Streets of San Francisco. Among the other television projects documented in the collection are CHiPs, Logans' Run, Most Wanted, and The Yellow Rose. The motion picture productions include Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Brainstorm
    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 of Bob Jeffords, 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bob Jeffords papers (Collection 197). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Processing Information

    R. Okerblom and J. Graham

    Biography

    Bob Jeffords was born August 9, 1939 in Chicago, IL. He started working as a technical director in Summer Stock and Off-Broadway in 1956 when he was still in high school. He graduated from Queens College, NY in the late 1950s. He worked his way through college learning many technical aspects of theater. Upon graduation, he became Associate Producer of Theatre in Education. In 1963 he worked as a stage manager for the Metropolitan Opera.
    He relocated to Hollywood to study film production. In 1971 Jeffords was accepted into the Assistant Director Training Program in conjunction with the Directors Guild of America. His career included many television series, such as Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Murphy Brown, Spenser for Hire, and The Streets of San Francisco; mini-series such as Centennial; motion pictures such as Brainstorm, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and Blazing Saddles; and many made for TV movies and commercials.
    Jeffords was an active member of the Directors Guild of America since the early 1970s, and served on the National Board of the Guild. Additionally he was elected to the Assistant Director/Unit Production Manager Council, and served as Chairperson and first Vice-Chair over his 17-year association with the group. He received Directors Guild, Emmy and Humanitas awards for his involvement on the popular television series, Murphy Brown as Producer/UPM. In 1998 he was awarded the Directors Guild of America's Frank Capra Achievement Award for outstanding career achievement and service to the organization. Jeffords died from cancer on November 19, 2002.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of papers related to the career of producer, Bob Jeffords. Included are project files containing production material and/or scripts for a number of motion picture and television projects. The files may include call sheets, production reports, shooting schedules, cast and crew lists, budget information, and other information related to production. The motion picture projects include Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Brainstorm, among others. Notably absent are materials related to Blazing Saddles. The television material includes files for close to forty projects. The bulk of the files document production for the series Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Murphy Brown, Spenser for Hire, and The Streets of San Francisco. Among the other television projects documented in the collection are CHiPs, Logans' Run, Most Wanted, and The Yellow Rose.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Motion Picture Projects
    2. Television Projects

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Jeffords, Bob
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources>

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts.