Jerry Wald papers
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
- Wald, Jerry, 1911-1962 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Advance notice required 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
This collection is unprocessed.
- Finding aid for the Jerry Wald papers
- Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
- 2022 May
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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