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Cinematic Arts *: David L. Wolper Center

The Cinematic Arts Library is located on the ground floor of the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. The Cinematic Arts Collection supports teaching and research through the Doctoral and post-graduate levels.


The producer of some 800 collective works, David L. Wolper was 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. Throughout his career, Mr. Wolper's television programs received more than 50 Emmy, 7 Golden Globe, and 5 Peabody Awards. His motion picture films garnered 20 Oscar nominations, and 3 awards.

David Wolper donated his personal archives to be housed in the David L. Wolper Center at the University of Southern California. This collection of memorabilia traces Wolper's career over the past half-century of entertainment and covers the process of filmmaking from the initial stages of development through distribution.


The David L. Wolper Center is located on the ground floor of USC's Doheny Memorial Library. Archival materials are available for viewing Monday through Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Please contact the for an appointment.

Contact Info

Sandra Garcia-Myers
Head, David L. Wolper Center/Public Services
Phone: (213) 740-8383

Sona Basmadjian
Curator, David L. Wolper Collection
Phone: (213) 821-3094


Doheny Memorial Library, G6
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0185