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Aaron Mintz Radio Program Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 019
Scope and Contents The materials donated by Aaron Mintz contain audio cassette tapes and compact discs featuring both rare and popular radio programs, most of which were originally broadcast between the 1930s and 1960s. While some material extends beyond this date range, the mid-20th century was known as the "Golden Age of Radio," when the medium became the dominant medium for news and entertainment in the United States. While some shows began as adaptations of well-known motion pictures or vaudeville routines...
Dates: 1925 - 1993

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...
Dates: 1958 - 1973

Alumni Engagement

 Collecting Area
Identifier: RG 009.02

AMIGOS Student Organization records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 015.16
Scope and Contents The collection consists of electronic records which are located in the institutional preservation repository. The records are organized in three series: Series 1: Events and Photographs, 2012-2023; Series 2: Marketing, n.d., 2015-2016; and Series 3: Newsletters, 2012-2016. Series 1: Events and Photographs, 2012-2023 predominately consists of photographs and videos of AMIGOS sponsored or co-sponsored events, workshops, classes, meetings, and trips; and also included is a list of events....
Dates: 1992 - 2023

Arthur Barron Collection

 Collection — record carton: MSS 014 Box 01
Identifier: MSS 014
Scope and Contents The Arthur Barron Collection contains 34 unbound scripts written, directed, or produced by Arthur Barron and spans film, television, and stage. The scripts were written between 1972 and 1999. Some collection items were filmed and aired while others were never produced or sold. Most scripts in the collection are documentaries. Of note is the script "Blind Sunday" which was produced as an ABC afterschool special and won the 1977 Writer's Guild of America Award for best children's script. A few...
Dates: 1972 - 1999

Bill Dana Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 001
Scope and Contents The papers of Bill Dana (1925- ) span the period (1940s- 2006) and focus primarily on his two most popular television series "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Bill Dana Show," as well as material related to his most famous character, Jose Jimenez. The papers consist mostly of annotated scripts for the live programs which aired on NBC. Dana was both a writer and performer. The papers here also contain scripts for the numerous other television and film scripts Dana worked on, comedy routines...
Dates: 1940 - 2009

Bill Dana Oral History Interview Collection

 Collection — record carton: ACC-MSS 002 Box 01
Identifier: ACC-MSS 002
Scope and Contents The Bill Dana Oral History Collection, 2005-2007, 2016-, consists of sixty-eight audio-visual interviews of a cross section of comedy experts, writers, producers, directors, and noted comedians who have had a direct influence on the history of the art form in the United States Interviews with Bea Arthur, Eddie Brill, Barbara Feldon, Jamie Masada, Vin diBona, Norman Lear, Fred Willard, and Diane English are representative of the diverse experiences that are documented. Among the topics...
Dates: 2005 - 2020

Budd Friedman and Tripp Whetsell collection

 Collection — shelf: Digital
Identifier: ACC-MSS 020
Scope and Contents The Budd Friedman and Tripp Whetsell collection, ca. 2002-2018, consists of 89 audio interview recordings with prominent comedians, producers, comedic writers, actors, singers, directors, talent managers, and journalists. In addition, there is one video documentary about the Improv comedy club, formerly called the Improvisation. The collection is organized into two series.Series 1: Improv Interviews, ca. 2015-2016 is comprised of 74 audio interviews conducted for the book "The...
Dates: ca. 2002 - 2018

Campus Life

 Collecting Area
Identifier: RG 013.01

Carl L. Tarnstrom Joke Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 015
Scope and Contents The Carl L. Tarnstrom Joke Collection is made up of a series of jokes, gags, and "odds and ends" collected and typed up by Tarnstrom himself for a period of over thirty years between the mid-1940s to the early-1980s. He gathered these jokes from television, radio, newspapers, professional comedians, and personal friends. The topics covered by his plethora of collected jokes include: politics, family, athletics, money and financing, sex, marriage, children, gambling, drinking, and many more....
Dates: Mid-1940s to early-1980s

Carmen Fields News Video Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 030
Scope and Contents The Carmen Fields collection consists of Ms. Fields professional work, as a reporter, anchor, writer and host. Ms. Fields worked at three major Boston area television networks: WNAC, WGBH and WBZ and helped produce the documentaries “Goin’ Back to T-Town” and “Wake Up Everybody,” produced for a BU School of Medicine program for minority students. Much of this collection consists of Ms. Fields reporting on various news stories, anchoring news shows, and interviewing guests. Carmen Fields’...
Dates: 1979 - 2004

Carpenter Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 013
Scope and Contents The Carpenter Collection contains materials related to Betsy Carpenter’s appreciation for the performing arts and involvement in new play development. The bulk of the materials are associated with Betsy Carpenter’s career devotion to new play development. As an Emerson faculty member, director of the Clauder Competition and co-founder of Theatrics!, Carpenter received a number of new plays to be considered for production development. The collection also includes work created by and related...
Dates: 1942 - 2004

Charles E. McCarry Film Script and Production Design Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-051
Scope and Contents The collection contains 115 original production scripts and production design materials for feature films and television series in production from the 1980s through the 2000s. The donor, Charles E. McCarry, served in key roles within the art direction and design departments for each project.Shooting scripts are included in multiple dated drafts, typically printed on color-coded paper to differentiate each draft.Production design materials include: design drawings,...
Dates: 1985 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2013

Charles Klim Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 032
Scope and Contents

This collection holds papers, publications, photographs, and other materials related to Division of Communication Science and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Included in this collection are materials about the Samuel D. Robbins Clinic, the Thayer Lindsley Nursery, and numerous college-wide committees (e.g., Academic Board, Academic Policy Committee, and Graduate Council). Information about DCSD faculty, history, and development are also included.

Dates: 1932 - 1997

Charles Wesley Emerson Homestead Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 042
Scope and Contents

The Charles W. Emerson Homestead Collection is a collection of glass plate negative prints from our College founder Charles Wesley Emerson's summer estate in Rochester, Vermont. Depicting Emerson, his family, home and surroundings, this collection offers a glimpse into his country life during the 1890s.

Dates: 1890 - 1899

Communication Studies Department

 record group
Identifier: RG 010.02C

Dance Repertory Companies Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 028
Scope and Contents

This collection encompasses programs, playbills, and memorabilia pertaining to American and International dance companies, from the early 1900s to the 2000s. The bulk of the collection contains playbills, however there are also souvenir programs from various dance companies and a few newspaper articles pertaining to performances. The majority of the collection pertains to the Boston Ballet from the late 60s to the early 2000s.

Dates: 1934 - 2005

Daniel Rudsten Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 041
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of scripts by Daniel Rudsten, but also includes 1 folder of photographs.

Dates: 1955 - 1978

Dom DeLuise Audiovisual Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 012
Scope and Contents The Dom DeLuise collection contains materials from the years 1964-2008. The collection includes scripts, screenplays, photographs, videocassettes, ¾ inch Umatic recordings, Umatic S recordings, CDs, DVDs, books, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles. The scripts are rough drafts of skits performed on The Entertainers and The Dom DeLuise Show and the screenplays are various drafts that represent films such as Happy and Marco’s Moon. Many of the CDs and DVDs are from the Dom DeLuise...
Dates: 1964-2009

Elinor Hughes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 029
Scope and Contents

The Elinor Hughes Collection is a collection of materials relating to Ms. Hughes’s career as a theater and film critic. Much of the collection consists of bound volumes of her articles written for the Boston Herald, with some articles written for the Junior League News Bulletin and the Hollywood Reporter. The collection also contains the book “The American Burlesque,” which features five articles with illustrations on the American Theater in 1893.

Dates: 1927 - 1950

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