Scope and Content
Title: Sam Ross Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1992
Collection number: 891
Ross, Sam, 1912-
21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Sam Ross (1912-1998) was a author of plays, screen adaptations, television episodes, and books. The collection consists of
literary manuscripts, correspondence, cassette tapes, and other printed material of Sam Ross.
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.
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.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sam Ross, 1965-1993.
[Identification of item], Sam Ross Papers (Collection 891). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library,
University of California, Los Angeles.
Sam Ross (originally Rosen) was born March 10, 1912 in Kiev, Russia; came to the U.S.; BS in journalism, Northwestern University,
1934; member, Writers Guild of America; with Lee Loeb, wrote
My house is your house, produced on Broadway in 1970; wrote screen adaptation of
He ran all the way; wrote television episodes for
Mannix, and others; published books include
He ran all the way (1947),
Someday, Boy (1948),
The sidewalks are free (1950),
Port unknown (1951),
This, too, is love (1953),
You belong to me (1955),
The tight corner (1956),
The hustlers (1956),
Ready for the tiger (1964),
The fortune machine (1970),
The golden box (1971), and
Solomon's palace (1973); he died in 1998 in Laguna Hills, California.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, cassette tapes, and other printed material of Sam Ross. Includes
radio scripts, screenplays, television plays, short stories, and novels, as well as brochures and cassette tapes of writing
courses and workshops taught by Ross. Manuscripts include
You belong to me,
The day of the shark,
This, too, is love,
Ready for the tiger,
He ran all the way,
Sidewalks are free,
Port unknown, and
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ross, Sam, 1912- --Archives.
Authors, American--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material