Gordon Jump papers

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Gordon Jump papers

Dates: 1971-1982

Collection of scripts and personal papers from Gordon Jump. Scripts from his television appearances include those from the series WKRP in Cincinnati, Soap, Lou Grant, and many of his smaller projects (some of which are signed by cast members). Also includes correspondence, notes, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles, and personal papers.

  • Extent: 5 cartons (5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jump, Gordon
  • Call Number: MSS 3711
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Preliminarily processed; Access with permission from the Supervisor of Reference Services of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gordon Jump papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3711; Gordon Jump papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3711, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Gordon Jump.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Gordon Jump; 2006.
Related Material
These materials are part of the Arts and Communications Archives.
Subject Terms
Jump, Gordon; Correspondence; Dayton (Ohio); Los Angeles (Calif.); Material Types; Television comedies; Television programs--Fiction
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Little magazines; Photographs
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Jump (Gordon) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:24-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Gordon Jump was borin in 1932 in Dayton, Ohio. He was an accomplished comic and dramatic actor and also later acted as a director and producer. He appeared in and contributed to many television productions including WKRP in Cincinnati, Soap, Lou Grant, and Growing Pains. He died in 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts