Finding Aid for the William B. Adams Papers, 1977

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Finding Aid for the William B. Adams Papers, 1977

Collection number: 1205

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library 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:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
  • Josh Fiala, December 2002
  • Caroline Cubé, August 2006
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William B. Adams Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1977
Collection number: 1205
Creator: Adams, William B.
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William B. Adams was professor of Theater Arts at UCLA. The collection consists of materials relating to the production of Adams' book, Handbook of motion picture production (c. 1977).
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of William B. Adams, 1978.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William B. Adams Papers (Collection 1205). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230297 

Biography

William B. Adams was professor of Theater Arts at UCLA; published Handbook of motion picture production (c. 1977).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials relating to the production of Adams's book, Handbook of motion picture production (c. 1977). Includes drafts of the manuscript, page proofs, galley proofs, original illustrations, a copy of the book and correspondence.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Manuscripts (Boxes 1-2).
  2. Illustrations file, rough sketches, early proof (Boxes 2-3).
  3. Camera-ready art, preface draft, photocopy, printed book, correspondence (Box 4, pambind).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Adams, William B.--Archives.
Adams, William B.-- Handbook of motion picture production.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
Motion pictures--Production and direction--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

First draft manuscript.

Physical Description: (vol.1 and 2. Red covers).

Scope and Content Note

This includes those original typescript pages that survived pasteup revisions at the typewriter. Author's original sketches were put in the text at the time of writing.
Box 1

Complete manuscript before copy editing.

Physical Description: (vol.1 through 4. Green covers).

Note

A complete typescript original never actually existed because pasteup revisions were put directly into photocopy.
Box 1

Camera-ready art.

Physical Description: Two copies (2 parts each) of xerox copies.

Note

Used by author and art director for scaling, labeling, and checking.
Box 1

Copy-edited manuscript from which the type was set.

Box 2

Complete manuscript in page proofs as proofread by the author.

Physical Description: (vol.1 and 2. Red covers).
Box 2

Galley proofs as proof by the author.

Physical Description: (5 vol. Blue legal-size covers).
Box 2

Author's file of print illustrations.

Note

Used for reference during proofreading.
Box 3

Author's rough sketches and pasteups made during writing the text.

Note

Many of these were later omitted.
Box 3

Rough sketches of illustrations made by the author for the art director.

Box 3

Author's copies of illustration proofs.

Box 3

Early proof used to indicate the size and style of type.

Box 3

Legends for early version.

Box 3

Superseded intermediate material used in organizing revisions.

Box 3

Original guide to illustration placement.

Note

Superseded as the manuscript was revised.
Box 3

Checklist of final illustration labels.

Box 3

Camera-ready art and photos.

Note

(oversize in separate cover).
Box 3

Early version of Preface.

Box 3

Photocopy made for author to work out a revision after page proofs had been printed.

Note

Publisher's editorial supervisor made the final camera-ready revision.
Box 3

Rejected dust jacket design.

Box 3

Printed book: Handbook of Motion Picture Production, 1st edition.

Box 3

Correspondence.

Box 4

Camera-ready art.

Physical Description: (Oversize pambind).