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Preliminary Inventory to the John Raymond Hutchinson Papers 1918-1961
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1 Description of filmstrips.


2 Letter from Gus Paton (served with the OSS); correspondence between Hutchinson and Dr. Gerald F. Winfield, U.S. Embassy China; one list "Booking Records: Filmstrips;" one list "Projectors in Field;" one list "Material in Story File."


Four "Picture Lists" (titles of films).


Six drawings by "The Cowboy Artist," Charles M. Russell.


Miscellaneous material: pamphlets (Hoover Dam, banking panic), also Chinese money which was sent with Gus Paton's letter.


"Teacher's Manual of Instructions on the Use of Filmstrips."


3 Photo album: "Early TV in America."


Photo album: "Some interesting `Firsts' in TV."


Television scripts "Setting the Stage" for the Chronicles of America Photoplays. Scripts prepared and presented by Hutchinson. New York City, 1941.


Duplicate to 3c (without scripts nos. 6 & 7).


4 Correspondence and miscellaneous items:


18 letters and 3 cards from Herbert Hoover to Hutchinson (orig.).


Letters (1936-1961), including correspondents such as Presidents Wilson and Taft, General MacArthur, Gen. Robert Wood, LaGuardia, etc. Also autographs and a "Certificate of Honor...Four-Minute Man of the Committee on Public Information during the War of 1917-1918" for Mrs. Hutchinson's father, James. C. Holmes, 1918.


Shooting script to the motion picture, "Union Pacific," 1938, with five autographs.


Research notes for Cecil B. DeMille's production, "Union Pacific." 1938.


"Television was Fun", a resume of BBC-TV, July 1936-Sept. 1939, by Hutchinson. Scripts, photos, and duplicates.


Heath, Eric. "Writing for Television." Los Angeles, California, Research Publ. Co., 1950. 325 p. (autographed copy).


5 Committee on Television - evaluation of programs (first group work of this type in America and perhaps anywhere).


Two envelopes of printed articles by Hutchinson on TV.


Miscellaneous material: 11 flags used on the "Declaration of Independence" program; pencil box from the Civil War; WW I draft capsule.


Three magazines with articles on TV: Fortune, April and May, 1939, and Radio Age, April 1946.


Mrs. Hutchinson's grandmother's certificate as a member of the "Daughters of the American Revolution."


Speech and photo of Abraham Lincoln and 10 paintings (?) from the L.H. Bogart (?) collection.


Miscellaneous material on Thomas Jefferson High Scool, Elizabeth, N.J. where Mr. Hutchinson taught

Physical Description: (18 photos, one letter).

Miscellaneous Red Cross material (Mrs. Hutchinson's activities as a Gray Lady).


Blue prints of a study of Museums here and abroad, by Arthur E. Krows.


Audiovisual materials

record-cabinet Record cabinet

Chronicles of America Photoplay Television sound recording (pt. 1-2) 1941 September 18

Scope and Content Note

A discussion of the American Revolution as a lead-in to a movie. It focuses on the Eastern campaign of Washington against Clinton and Cornwallis, which would culminate in Yorktown. Special note is made of French assistance to the Americans. NBC label. 2 discs. Use copy reference number: 52002_a_0002898
record-cabinet Record cabinet

DGSM 1147 - 1 (School, pt. 1 and 2) (2 records)


RCA Victor presents Television


106 filmstrips, 324 negatives. (in 2 cubic foot boxes at end of collection)


Oil portrait of Mrs. Hutchinson