Scope and Content
Title: Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1986
Collection number: 143
Origination: Stephenson, Edward
Extent: 61 map folders
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use
Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986. (Collection 143). Performing Arts Special
Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Edward Sheffield Stephenson was educated at the Pasadena Playhouse College of the Theatre, CA (1935-37); one of the founders
and organizers of the Theatre of the Fifteen, Inc. (1939), he served as director, art director, or producer for various playhouses
and theaters in the US (1937-43); entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and went on to be producer-director for the Far East Network
(1946-52), the American Theatre, Far East (1948-), and Special Services Road Shows (1949-52); in 1948, he was appointed Director
of Entertainment and Music for the entire Far East Command; he is the recipient of four Emmy Awards; his numerous credits
include "The Andy Williams Show," "Benson," "Carter Country," "The Danny Kaye Show," "Sanford and Son," and "The Golden Girls."
Arranged alphabetically by production title
Scope and Content
Collection consists of original working drawings designed and drawn by Edward Stephenson for the planning, direction, construction,
and use in avariety of television productions. Includes set designs, some production material, and occasional blueprints.
Contains drawings for 59 shows originating on ABC, NBC, and CBS, including "The Danny Kaye Show" (644 items), "Sanford and
Son" (171 items), "The Andy Williams Show" (374 items), "Soap" (202 items), "Benson" (147 items), "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show"
(168 items), "Maude," "Good Times," and "What's Happening."
Television--Stage-setting and scenery--Archival resources
Television--Art direction--Archival resources
Television producers and directors--Archival resources