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Finding Aid for the Mainerd Baker Collection of Scripts, 1940s-1970s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mainerd Baker Collection of Scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1940s-1970s
    Collection number: 274
    Creator: Baker, Mainerd
    Extent: 3 boxes (3.25 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Mainerd Baker was a musician and music copyist in Hollywood from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. The collection consists mostly of radio and television scripts either collected by or related to the career of Baker
    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 C. Plath, 2003.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mainerd Baker Collection of Scripts (Collection 274). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    There is very little biographical information available about Mainerd Baker. He was a musician and music copyist in Hollywood from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. Baker worked at many studios and networks and for many arrangers over the years.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists mostly of radio and television scripts related to the career of musician and music copyist Mainerd Baker. The scripts are from productions in which Baker may have been involved with in some capacity and/or scripts that were given to him by friends from the entertainment business who knew of his interest in collecting scripts. Included are scripts from Gulf Screen Guild Theatre, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, and This is Your Life.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The scripts are arranged alphabetically by program title.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Baker, Mainerd -- Archives.
    Television scripts -- Archival resources.
    Radio scripts -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts
    radio scripts