Finding Aid for the William Read Woodfield Papers, ca. 1950-1975

Processed by Lilace Hatayama; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the William Read Woodfield Papers, ca. 1950-1975

Collection number: 1157

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, July 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
Revised by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, November 2005
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Read Woodfield Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1950-1975
Collection number: 1157
Creator: Woodfield, William Read
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William Read Woodfield (1928- ) was a free-lance writer and photographer, and wrote scripts for television programs including Death Valley days and Mission impossible. The collection consists of production materials and scripts for the television programs Mission impossible, and Shaft. Also available in the collection are various issues of Television quarterly: the journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Read Woodfield Papers (Collection 1157). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Woodfield was born on January 21, 1928; became a free-lance writer and photographer; wrote scripts for television programs including Death Valley days, Sea hunt, Mission impossible, Shaft, and SFX; published works include Ustinov's diplomats (with Peter Ustinov, 1959) and Ninth life (with Milton Machlin, 1961).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of production materials and scripts for the television programs Mission impossible and Shaft, as well as various issues of Television quarterly: the journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Woodfield, William Read--Archives.
Television writers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Television plays.


Container List

 

Mission Impossible. Paramount Television Production

Box 1

Script. The Council. September 9, 1967.

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60037. First draft.
Box 1

Script. The Council. September 13, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60037. Final draft. Parts 1 and 2.
Box 1

Script. The Counterfeiters. December 9, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60045. First draft.
Box 1

Script. The Execution. June 21, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60033-56. First draft.
Box 1

Script. The Execution. June 27, 1968.

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60033-56. Final draft.
Box 1

Script. The Killing. January 6, 1968.

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production 60047. Final draft.
Box 1

Budget and production costs, 1968-1969 season.

Physical Description: ca. 70 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes weekly production status reports and estimated final costs.
 

Shaft. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television Production

Box 1

Script. The Capricorn Murders. October 15, 1973.

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production 3812.
Box 1

Script. The Executioners. July 24, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Production 3807.
Box 2

Script. The Kidnapping. July 18, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Production 3806.
Box 2

Script. The Meat-Eaters. October 2, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Production 3811.
With this: Correspondence from Ken Kolb to William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter, January 2, 1974.
Box 2

Script. The Killing Machine also known as The Murder Machine. November 20, 1973.

Box 2

Script. The Murder Machine. December 3, 1973.

Physical Description: 4 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft.
Box 2

Production material for The Killing Machine. ca. 1973/74.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of script, memos, credits, broadcast format, policy manual, weekly and closed production reports.
 

Television Quarterly: The Journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Box 3

Various issues, [1966-1975].

Scope and Content Note

  • 1966/67, vol.5, no.1-4.
  • 1967/68, vol.6, no.1,3,4.
  • 1968/69, vol.7, no.3,4.
  • 1970/71, vol.9, no.3.
  • 1972/73, vol.10, no.1-4.
  • 1974/75, vol.11, no.2-4.