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Gordon Jump papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3711

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1971-1982


Conditions Governing Access

Preliminarily processed; Access with permission from the Supervisor of Reference Services of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

1 box (0.50 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Gordon Jump.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Gordon Jump; 2006.


Western American business and labor history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).

Related Materials

These materials are part of the Arts and Communications Archives.

Register of Gordon Jump papers
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States