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At a Glance
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
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Haverlin, Carl. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1958. Accession number--M58-04-18.
Gift of Carl Haverlin, 1958.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/23/89.
Collection is processed to folder level.
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.
History / Biographical Note
"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.