Finding Aid for the Mainerd Baker Collection of Scripts, 1940s-1970s

Processed by Performing Arts Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Julie Graham.
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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


Container List

Box 2

1975 Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards (The) 1975 Feb 22

Note

With newspaper clippings.
Box 3

33rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1976 Jan 21

Note

With program.
Box 1

Aldrich Family (The) (Jello Puddings) 1941 Feb 27

Box 3

All-Star Tribute to John Wayne (An) 1976 Nov 06

Box 2

American Film Institute (The) 1975 Feb 09

Note

Salute To Orson Welles.
Box 3

American Film Institute (The) 1978 Feb 25

Note

Salute to Henry Fonda.
Box 1

Burns and Allen 1941 Jan 27

Box 2

Captain Flagg & Sergeant Quirt 1941 Dec 07

Box 1

Club Matinee 1941 Feb 13

Box 2

Danny Thomas Preview (The) 1948 June 02

Box 2

Dennis Day Program (The) 1948 Mar 03

Box 1

Everyman's Theatre 1941 Jan 24

Note

Of Human Bondage.
Box 2

Everything For The Boys 1944 Apr 25

Note

Death Takes A Holiday.
Box 1

Fibber McGee and Molly (Johnson Wax Program) 1940 Nov 19

Box 1

Gang Busters 1941 Mar 28

Note

The Trolley Murders.
Box 1

General Foods Company Jello Program 1942 Mar 15

Box 1

Gulf Screen Guild Theatre 1941 Dec 14

Note

My Life with Caroline.
Box 1

Gulf Screen Guild Theatre 1941 Nov 16

Note

Penny Serenade.
Box 2

Hallmark Charlotte Greenwood Show (The) 1945 Aug 12

Box 1

I Sing a New World - The Story of Walt Whitman 1941 Mar 07

Box 1

Inner Sanctum Mysteries 1941 Feb 25

Note

Case of the Blood Toupee.
Box 1

Inner Sanctum Mysteries 1941 Mar 23

Note

Man Who Hated Death.
Box 2

Julie Andrews Show (The) 1972 Oct 19

Box 1

Kraft Music Hall 1941 Nov 20

Box 2

Mannix 1968 Nov 19

Note

Killjoy.
Box 1

Maxwell House 1940 Jan 18

Note

Good News of 1940.
Box 2

Meet Corliss Archer 1944 Nov 30

Note

Corliss Six-Point program.
Box 1

Mr. District Attorney 1941 Feb 26

Note

Murder on Commission.
Box 2

Naked City 1962 Apr 03

Note

..And If Any Are Frozen, Warm Them..
Box 2

Opening Night 1963 Aug 23

Box 1

Pepsodent Program (The) 1940 Nov 12

Note

Host: Bob Hope.
Box 1

Raleigh Cigarette Program 1943 Jan 24

Box 2

Rexall Drug Store - Durante-Moore Number 39 1946 Mar 08

Box 2

Route 66 1962 Apr 13

Note

A Feat of Strength.
Box 1

Rudy Vallee Program 1940 Nov 14

Box 2

Saint (The) 1943 Mar 26

Box 2

Screen Directors' Playhouse 1949 Sept 30

Note

Pride of the Yankees.
Box 1

Story of Dr. Wassell (The) 1943 Mar 01

Box 2

Suspense 1944 Jan 13

Note

Dime A Dance.
Box 1

This Is Your Life - Laurel and Hardy 1954 Dec 01

Box 1

This Is Your Life - Nanette Fabray 1971 Oct 10

Box 1

This Is Your Life - Ruth Gordon 1971 Oct 29

Box 1

Time to Smile 1941 Apr 16

Box 2

Tree Grows in Brooklyn (A) - Movie Night 1945 Jan 13

Box 2

Wrigley's Christmas Festival 1948 Dec 25