Radio Scripts Collection

Finding aid created by Writers Guild Foundation Archive staff using RecordEXPRESS
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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Radio Scripts Collection
Dates: 1934-1981
Collection Number: WGF-MS-110
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1,000 files
Repository: Writers Guild Foundation Archive
Los Angeles, California 90048
Abstract: This collection consists of approximately 1,000 American radio scripts containing 48 different series titles spanning multiple genres - drama, comedy, mystery, musical, quiz show, documentary, children’s and religious. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1940s through the 1950s. Well represented shows include A Date With Judy, The Whistler, Kay Keyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge, and The Beulah Show.
Language of Material: English

Access

Open for research.

Publication Rights

The responsibility to secure copyright and publication permission rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Radio Scripts Collection. Writers Guild Foundation Archive

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Shavelson-Webb Library by a variety of donors over many years.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of approximately 1,000 American radio scripts containing 49 different series titles spanning multiple genres - drama, comedy, mystery, musical, quiz show, documentary, children’s and religious. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1940s through the 1950s. Well represented shows include A Date With Judy, The Whistler, Kay Keyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge, and The Beulah Show. The following titles are represented: A Date With Judy, Abbot and Costello Program, ABC Mystery Theater, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Adventures of Sam Spade, Adventures of the Thin Man, Amazing Mrs. Danbury, Ben Bernie and All The Lads, Beulah Show, Bill Goodwin Show, Burns and Allen Show, CBS Mystery Radio Theater, The Chase, Citizen of the World, The Cobbs, Crime Letter from Dan Dodge, Dark Venture, Dick Tracy, Duffy’s Tavern, Edgar Bergen Hour, Edgar Bergen Show, Eternal Light, Fibber McGee and Molly, Frontier Gentleman, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Heartbeat Theater, Junior Miss, Kay Keyser’s Kollege of Music, Let’s Pretend, Mr. and Mrs. North, Murder by Experts, Mutual Radio Theater, New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, Norman Corwin Show, Our Miss Brooks, Phil Silvers Show, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Robert Q. Lewis Show, Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees, Sears Radio Theater, Smilin’ Ed’s Gang, Snug Harbor, Stars Over Hollywood, Suspense, Tattered Man, Theatre Guild on the Air, Whistler

Indexing Terms

Radio scripts.