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Jerry Wald papers

Identifier: 2227

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the papers and records of American screenwriter and producer Jerry Wald (1911-1962). Materials include research files, scrapbooks, correspondence, and scripts.


  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is currently unavailable for access.

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

Jerry Wald (1911-1962) was an American screenwriter and producer. Wald’s career began writing a radio column for the New York Evening Graphic while in journalism school, which gave way to producing several Rambling ‘Round Radio Row featurettes for Warner Brothers’ short subject division Vitaphone in the early 1930s. Wald’s writing credits include Navy Blues (1941), The Roaring Twenties (1939), and 20 Million Sweethearts (1934), while his most notable motion pictures he produced were Mildred Pierce (1945), Key Largo (1948), and Peyton Place (1957).


203.75 Linear Feet (171 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection includes the papers and records of American screenwriter and producer Jerry Wald (1911-1962).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, November 11, 1986.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Finding aid for the Jerry Wald papers
Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
2022 May
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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