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Finding Aid for the Robert Ross Amos 'n' Andy Radio Scripts, 1943-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Ross Amos 'n' Andy Radio Scripts
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1953
    Collection number: 137
    Creator: Ross, Robert J.
    Extent: 10 boxes (4.3 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The Amos 'n' Andy radio show originated on WMAQ in Chicago in 1928, and went on to became the longest-running radio program in broadcast history. The collection consists of Amos 'n' Andy radio scripts (October 1943 through May 1953.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.


    The Amos 'n' Andy radio show originated on WMAQ in Chicago, Mar. 19, 1928. It was first known as Sam 'n Henry and was conceived by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, two white actors who protrayed the characters Amos Jones and Andy Brown. The program went on to become the longest-running radio program in broadcast history.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 222 radio scripts for Amos 'n' Andy episodes spanning October 8, 1943 through May 24, 1953.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Amos 'n' Andy (Radio program).

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Radio scripts.