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"The American Story" papers, 1954

Summary Information

Abstract

Manuscripts, correspondence, and documents relating to the radio program, "The American Story."

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0030
Bib ID 4078599 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Broadcast Music, Inc. ; Dangerfield, George, 1904-1986 ; James, Marquis, 1891-1955 ; Mott, Frank Luther, 1886-1964 ; Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 ; Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 ; Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 ; Morris, Richard B (Richard Brandon), 1904-1989 ; Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980 ; Society of American Historians
Title "The American Story" papers, 1954
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (estimate 750 items in 5 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

The collection consists of original manuscripts, correspondence, and related documents for "The American Story" the prize-winning, continuing script series prepared and distributed to radio stations as a public service by Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians. Designed to bring authoritative American history before wide audiences"The American Story" was inaugurated in July 1954. Contributors to this series of 212 papers have been such outstanding historians as George Dangerfield, Marquis James, Frank Luther Mott, Allan Nevins, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Bruce Catton, Richard B. Morris, Howard Mumford Jones--115 altogether, faculty members of 48 colleges and universities as well as private individuals.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/23/89.

Collection is processed to folder level.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-01-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public service radio programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio in education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

"The American Story," was created by Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians. Designed to bring authoritative American history before wide audiences, "The American Story" was inaugurated in July 1954.