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Ross (Robert) Amos 'n' Andy radio scripts
PASC.0137  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Robert Ross Amos 'n' Andy radio scripts
    Creator: Ross, Robert J.
    source: Ross, Rita
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0137
    Physical Description: 4.3 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1953
    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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Rita Ross, 1971.

    Biographical History

    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.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964463 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Ross Amos 'n' Andy radio scripts (Collection 137). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Contents

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

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Amos 'n' Andy (Radio program)
    Radio scripts
    Ross, Rita