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Bruce Bryant and Carol Johnsen Title Card Collection

Identifier: 2012-054-r

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various materials from Bruce Bryant's career as a graphic designer for opening sequences of various television shows. The nine boxes of mixed materials include drafts for a children's book,television transparencies, photos, drawings, story boards, notes, opening credit transparencies, camera boxings, shot lists, negatives, titles, schedules,as well as photos of celebrities, and extra materials such as receipts and deposit slilps.


  • 1981 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

From 1982 to 2005 Carol Johnsen and Bruce Bryant created the opening sequences of hit television shows. Their works include the opening shots for shows such as "Cheers", "Fraiser", "Designing Women", "Moonlighting" and many others. Johnsen's and Bryant's innovative use of emerging technology helped bolster their reputation as top professionals in their field. Their contributions to the television industry were honored with seven Emmys from four shows and nominations for several others.


3.75 Linear Feet ((9 boxes)- all boxes located LL, 4th, Special Collections [Endcap: 3, Shelf: 3]- need updated locations)


This collection contains materials from the opening sequences of various television shows. The materials were donated by Bruce Bryant, but pertain to the work he collaborated on with Carol Johnsen. A few of the materials came exclusively from Bryant's private collection of photos and personal documents.


This archive is organized as a collection in series.

Television Series: -After Mash -Amanda's -Cagney and Lacey -Cheers -Designing Women -Doctor, Doctor -The Faculty -Growing Pains -Life Pod -Moonlighting -Over My Dead Body -Real Detectives -Ripley's Believe It or Not -Three's a Crowd

Camera Boxings -Americana -Assorted -Legends

Business Papers

Manuscripts, -Rebus

Photos, Bob Hope Prints

Photos, extra materials

Photo Album, Ruth Harper

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is a gift of Bruce Bryant and Carol Johnsen.

Physical Description

Missing materials include 1 roll of 35 mm film and 1 loose sack of miscellaneous pictures, transparencies, shot lists, and maps. All of which were listed in the original inventory.
Bruce Bryant and Carol Johnsen Title Card Collection
Lauren Abel
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
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Orange 92866 USA US