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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...
Dates: 1958 - 1973

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. In...
Dates: Mid-1940s to early-1980s

Norman Lear Script Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 005
Scope and Contents This collection features scripts from eleven different Television Programs, most of which are affiliated with one or both of Norman Lear's production companies, Tandem and T.A.T.. The bulk of the collection contains scripts from the show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, which aired between January 1976 and May 1977. All of the programs feature what can be considered the signature of Norman Lear's productions: situational comedies that deal with topical and sometimes controversial subject matter....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1977-1978; Span (1972-1978)

Sylvia Lewis Collection

Identifier: MSS 025
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials related to Sylvia Lewis' career including but not limited to: photographs, contracts, scripts, sheet music, publicity publications, magazines, lobby cards, posters, personal correspondence, 16mm films, VHS tapes, DVD's, costumes/apparel.
Dates: mid-1930s to early 2010s

Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera Collection

Identifier: ACC-MSS 013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of comedian clippings, magazines, and movie ephemera, such as sheet music, posters, and lobby cards. The extensive collection of magazines includes Harpoon, Just for Laughs, and Rave. The broad arrangement of sheet music ranges from the early vaudeville years to the more recent 20th century movies.
Dates: 1937 - 2006

Warren Debenham Comedy Novelty Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of television, radio, film and stand-up comedy ephemera, such as t-shirts, video- and record-store displays, board games, toys, trading cards, novelties and posters, all relating to comedy and comedians. Collection Highlights: - Steve Martin arrow-through-the-head kit. - Don Adams-endorsed Skittle Poker and Skittle Pool games. - Happy Days lunch box. - Pee-wee Herman ventriloquist doll.
Dates: 1950 - 2006

Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection

Identifier: ACC-MSS 004
Scope and Contents The Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection documents American comedy from the early 1930s through 2006 and consists of long playing albums and compact discs of live performances, spoken word recordings, humorous music, musical theater, and film soundtracks. In addition to recordings of individual comics, the collection contains compilations of various comedians. Also included are compilations of radio series, among them "Our Miss Brooks," "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show," "Duffy's...
Dates: 1955 - 2006

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