Rod Serling papers, 1943-1971

Serling, Rod, 1924-1975

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Publication
  • Physical Details
    • 32.0 cubic feet (80 archives boxes and 1 folder)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 2 audio recordings
    • 1165 audio recordings (dictabelts)
    • 2 film reels (16 mm) and
    • 15 photographs
  • OCLC ocm17270877
  • Finding Aids
    • Finding aid


  • RESTRICTED: Onsite access only to dictabelt recordings (Audio 1160A).


  • Papers of Rod Serling, a television and motion picture writer best known for his tales of the supernatural. Included are correspondence, scripts, speeches and writings, reports, press releases and clippings. The collection contains files and recordings of produced and unproduced writings for television, motion pictures, radio and theater, such as The Twilight Zone (Television series. CBS : 1959-1964) and Planet of the Apes (1968). The subject files and correspondence include topics such as his practice of the writer's craft, marketing, production difficulties, teaching and public speaking, financial records and fan mail. The audio, dictated by Serling, includes screenplays, speeches and writings and correspondence. He often dictated several versions of the same story.


  • Files concerning "Seven Days in May" are Also available on microfilm.
  • Dictabelts Available digitally.
  • Presented by Rod Serling, Pacific Palisades, California, 1965-1973.
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