Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
2630
Finding Aid Author
John Brockman
Finding Aid Date
2013 November
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1966 – 1992 (Creation)

Extents

  • 23 Linear Feet (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

  • Abstract

    The collection consists primarily of television scripts from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The remainder of the collection consists of other forms of script-related material including: correspondence, clippings, treatments, photographs, as well as scripts that were never performed. Containing material from 1966-1992, the collection spans all but the first four years of Carson's tenure as host of the Tonight Show.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection, Collection no. 2630, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Arranged

    The materials are arranged alphabetically by script title, then chronologically when multiple scripts share the same title.

  • Custodial History

    In 1996, the USC Cinematic Arts Library acquired the paper archives of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Library (Academy Foundation Library), which included this collection of scripts from the Tonight Show.

  • Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of television scripts from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The remainder of the collection consists of other forms of script-related material including: correspondence, clippings, treatments, photographs, as well as scripts that were never performed. Containing material from 1966-1992, the collection spans all but the first four years of Carson's tenure as host of the Tonight Show.

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