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Corwin (Norman) United Nations Radio Drama Scripts Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Norman Corwin United Nations Radio Drama Scripts Collection
    Creator: Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.NCS
    Extent: 0.08 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1955
    Abstract: The collection consists of two scripts for United Nations Radio Dramas written by American writer Norman Corwin during the Golden Age of Radio. The first script, "Could Be," which was also produced by Corwin, first aired in September of 1949 and starred Martin Gabel. The second script, "The Charter in the Saucer," aired in October of 1955 and starred Laurence Olivier.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    Norman Corwin, born on May 3rd, 1910, was an American writer best known for his work writing and producing radio programs during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1930s and 1940s.
    He began creating radio programs in 1936, and after achieving great success in the field accepted the position of Head of Special Projects at United Nations (U.N) Radio in the late 1940s. He left the U.N. in 1952 and began writing books, essays, stage plays and screenplays. Over the course of his career he won two Peabody Medals, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
    In the 1960s he also began teaching, working at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, UCLA, and USC, where he worked until his passing in 2010.

    Scope and Contents

    The Norman Corwin United Nations Radio Drama Scripts Collection consists of two scripts for United Nations Radio Dramas written by American writer Norman Corwin during the Golden Age of Radio. The first script, "Could Be," which was also produced by Corwin, first aired in September of 1949 and starred Martin Gabel. The second script, "The Charter in the Saucer," aired in October of 1955 and starred Laurence Olivier.

    Related Material

    Audio Recordings of "Could Be" and "The Charter in the Saucer" are available for streaming online through the United Nations Audio Library.  

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

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    Processing Information:

    Jessica Geiser, 2014

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