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   "The American Story" Papers 1954.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); "The American Story" papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

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

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078599 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Broadcast Music, inc.
Title:"The American Story" Papers 1954.
Physical description:2.5 linear ft (ca.750 items in 5 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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); "The American Story" papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid in repository; folder level control.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/23/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-01-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Additional Creators

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Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dangerfield, George, 1904-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
James, Marquis, 1891-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morris, Richard B. (Richard Brandon), 1904-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mott, Frank Luther, 1886-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Society of American Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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History--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public service radio programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio in education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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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.

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