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Finding Aid for the Collection of Scripts for Death Valley Days, 1960-1969
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Description
Death Valley Days was one of a few western anthology series as well as the longest-running series on television (1952-1970 and 1975). The collection consists of scripts for 130-plus episodes, spanning 1960-1969.
Background
Death Valley Days was one of a few western anthology series as well as the longest-running series on television (1952-1970 and 1975). It started on radio in the 1930s and was created by Ruth Woodman, a New York advertising script writer, as a way to promote the products of sponsor 20 Mule Team Borax. Woodman wrote scripts for the program from its inception and into the transition to television. The only regular character on the series was the host, named The Old Ranger, who introduced each episode.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.