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Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection

 Collection — record carton: ACC-MSS 010 Box 01
Identifier: ACC-MSS 010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records released during the period of the late 1950s-early 1970s. All records contained in the collection are housed in their original sleeves. A number of the records were produced, written, and directed by the duo George Foster and Bob Booker, who specialized in albums which featured scripted routines performed in the studio by a handful of voice actors. Other highlights include comedy albums of live performances by comedians Allan Sherman, Rusty Warren and Woody Woodbury.


  • 1958 - 1973


Language of Materials

Records in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.


0.5 linear feet (1 document case)


The collection is organized into five series which are based on the general categories of comedy presented in the materials. The collection consists of only one box with all five series located within Box 1.

Series 1: Political Comedy

Series 2: Ethnic (Jewish) Comedy

Series 3: Adult Comedy

Series 4: General Comedy

Series 5: Classic Radio

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Emerson College American Comedy Archives by Alan Lewis in approximately 2006.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Miriam Kashem; last updated May 3, 2011

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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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