After 50 years in the entertainment industry, David Wolper has preserved his incredible legacy for generations to study and enjoy with the gift of his personal archives, which serves as the nexus for documentary study in Southern California.

One of the television industry's true visionaries, with over 800 collective works, David L. Wolper is among the most honored producers in the world and the most celebrated documentarian of our time. He is a recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an inductee to the Television Hall of Fame. His television programs have won more than 50 Emmys, five Peabody Awards and seven Golden Globes. His motion picture films have garnered 20 Oscar nominations and won three Oscars Awards.

This priceless collection of memorabilia that traces the past half-century of entertainment is available for students, scholars and faculty from around the world to gain an understanding of the process of filmmaking from the initial stages of development through distribution.

Among the holdings available for viewing are:

  • Thousands of business and production records and letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Memorabilia

Viewing Archive Materials

Archives are available for viewing during our regular hours of operation (M-F; 9-5) by appointment.