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Compact discs, 1958-2006

Identifier: ACC-MSS 004-2

Scope and Contents

The series documents popular radio series that were broadcast during the early 1930s through the late 1950s, and the popular forms of stand-up and improvisational comedy of the mid 20th and early 21st centuries. Highlights are recordings of "Our Miss Brooks," in which Eve Arden portrays a sarcastic high school English teacher; recordings by the Monty Python comedy troupe, who made significant contributions to American comedy and popular culture; "The Bickersons," a radio situation comedy featuring a married couple similar to the Bundy's From "Married With Children;" and "Barrel Fever and Other Stories" by David Sedaris, which contains "The SantaLand Diaries." There is duplication of material contained in this series and in Series 1.


  • 1958-2006


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The collection contains records in English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.


12 cubic feet


The series is arranged alphabetically by artist. Movie soundtracks are arranged by title.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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