UCLA Library Receives Carol Burnett Collection

UCLA Library Receives
Carol Burnett Collection

Actress, comedienne, and singer Carol Burnett has given the University of California/Los Angeles her extensive collection of materials from the Emmy Award-winning The Carol Burnette Show, which aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978.

Highlights of the three-part donation include such music materials as original manuscript arrangements of full orchestral scores for more than 1,850 titles, each of which includes a manuscript full score, a piano-conductor score, and about 22 parts. Some 7,000 titles of published sheet music enhance the gift. This will be housed in UCLA's Music School Library Special Collections.

To the Film and Television Archive Burnett gave 145 videotapes containing every episode of the show—approximately 290 programs—plus two notebooks containing such invaluable material to researchers as breakdowns of each episode, lists of movie take-offs, and mini-musicals.

The third component of her gift was to the UCLA Arts Library Special Collections: a comprehensive collection of Burnett's own scripts, including script notes by the script supervisor.

Posted November 30, 1998.