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Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters collection
    Creator: Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters
    Identifier/Call Number: 2274
    Physical Description: 15.125 Linear Feet 14 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1958
    Abstract: This collection consists primarily of scripts for radio and television shows and for television commercials (approximately 90 volumes) including "Dealer in Dreams" (radio, 1940-1941), "Murder is My Hobby" (radio, 1945), and "Queen for a Day" (television, 1952-1953). There are also approximately 23 disc recordings for commercial and radio spots and promotional materials for films distributed by the Four Star Distribution Corporation and for "The Dick Powell Theatre" and "Queen for a Day" television shows.
    Language of Material: English.
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    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists primarily of scripts for radio and television shows and for television commercials (approximately 90 volumes) including "Dealer in Dreams" (radio, 1940-1941), "Murder is My Hobby" (radio, 1945), and "Queen for a Day" (television, 1952-1953). There are also approximately 23 disc recordings for commercial and radio spots and promotional materials for films distributed by the Four Star Distribution Corporation and for "The Dick Powell Theatre" and "Queen for a Day" television shows. Materials were collected by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters as part of their mission to preserve the history of West Coast broadcasting during the "golden age" of radio.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters (PPB) was founded in 1966 by announcer Art Gilmore and 178 other original members, with Edgar Bergen as the founding chairman of the board. PPB was founded to preserve the memory of West Coast broadcasting in the "golden age" of radio.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Martin Halperin, circa 1960s.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters collection, Collection no. 2274, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television scripts
    Radio scripts
    Sound recordings
    Promotional materials
    Radio programs -- Archival resources
    Television -- Archival resources
    Television broadcasting -- Archival resources
    Radio broadcasters
    Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters -- Archives