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Pickard and Provo (John and Frank) papers (ARA)
PA Mss 186  
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The John Pickard and Frank Provo Papers consists of over 48 linear feet of radio and television scripts, manuscripts, correspondence and other miscellaneous material, dating from approximately 1928-1975, with the bulk of the material from approximately 1940-1970. This collection documents Pickard's career in the early days of Australian radio, as well as the collaboration between Pickard and Provo that lasted nearly 40 years, and resulted in radio programs such as Wendy Warren and the News and Young Doctor Malone, as well as television programs such as Concerning Miss Marlowe and From these Roots.
John Pickard was born on April 6, 1910 in Sydney, Australia. He entered the University of Sydney to study law in 1927, yet also acted in plays as a member of the Sydney University Drama Society. It was during this time that Pickard, intrigued by the new medium of radio, tried his hand at writing a radio play titled "The Tomb of Osiris." This work was performed on various stations throughout Australia, and is considered by some to be the first original Australian radio play.
48.5 Linear Feet; (45 boxes: 38 record boxes, 7 document boxes)
Property rights to the collection and physical objects belong to the Regents of the University of California acting through the Department of Special Research Collections at the UCSB Library. All applicable literary rights, including copyright to the collection and physical objects, are protected under Chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code and are retained by the creator and the copyright owner, heir(s), or assigns.
The collection is open for research.