Writers Guild Foundation, Shavelson-Webb Library and Archives

Address: 
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States
Contact: 
Hilary Swett
Phone: 
323-782-4544
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Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

As the only collecting institution focused solely on the art, craft, and history of Hollywood writers and their labor union, the Writers Guild Foundation Library & Archive are vividlly relevant to the creative and business communities of Los Angeles. The holdings document a rich facet of Los Angeles culture in relation to the role of writers in the entertainment industry. The collections include Writers Guild of America historical materials, current and vintage produced and unproduced scripts, letters, periodicals, photographs, production materials, memorabilia, oral histories, and personal items pertaining to film, television, radio and new media writers. The non-profit Writers Guild Foundation strives to promote and preserve the work of writers for the screen, and to inspire and educate writers everywhere. In addition to the Shavelson-Webb Library & Archive, other esteemed programs include High School Workshops, the Military Veterans Writing Project, and a Visiting Writers program.

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Management

Online Catalog URL: 
http://librarycatalog.wgfoundation.org/home/index.ashx
Digital Formats: 
Over 6000 film, television, radio and new media digital scripts are available for access on PDF files on dedicated tablets.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes