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Elias Davis television scripts

Identifier: 2188

Scope and Contents

This collection includes scripts, episode treatments, pilots, and sketches written by American television writer and producer Elias Davis. Among the scripts present are episodes of the following television programs: M*A*S*H* (1980-1983), The Carol Burnette Show (1976-1977), and The New Dick van Dyke Show (1972-1974).


  • 1968 - 1995


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Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at 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.

Biographical / Historical

Elias Davis wrote for a variety of sitcoms and variety shows including M*A*S*H* (1972-1983), Hogan’s Heroes (1965-1971), The Carol Burnette Show (1967-1978), The New Dick van Dyke Show (1971-1974), and Fraiser (1993-2004).

Davis won the 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for producing Fraiser.


21.375 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection includes the scripts and episode treatments of American television writer and producer Elias Davis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, November 20, 1995.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed

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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States