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Norman Corwin Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011.
Title: Norman Corwin Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1928-1973
Quantity: 21 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American author, screenwriter, radio and stage dramatist, director, producer. Collection includes production material, including scripts and phonograph recordings relating to Corwin's work as a writer for stage, screen, and radio (1937-1967); correspondence (1937-1965); articles and speeches.
Language: Majority is in English, a few items in French, Czechoslovakian, Russian.
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Norman Corwin (1910-2011) was an American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing. His early radio programs included love stories, satire, biography, fantasy, mystery, Bible stories, travelogues, history, media analyses, philosophy, and current events. He has been called America's "poet laureate of radio." On May 8, 1945, his one-hour live broadcast on the occasion of the end of World War II, On A Note of Triumph, drew 60 million listeners; poet Carl Sandburg praised it as "one of the all-time great American poems."

Corwin is also the author of several books, including Holes In A Stained Glass Window (1978) and Trivializing America (1983), and his script for the movie Lust For Life (1957) was nominated for an Oscar. His television credits include his 1971 series "Norman Corwin Presents." In the 1990s he began a new series of radio program for National Public Radio, whose casts have included William Shatner, Jack Lemmon, Charles Kuralt, Martin Landau, Hume Cronyn, and Charles Durning.

As of 2008 Corwin was still very active in his field, writing a monthly column on media, chairing two award committees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and serving as a Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication.

Corwin was recognized many times over his career for his achievements; his awards include a Peabody (1941, the first year they were awarded), the One World Award (1946), a duPont-Columbia Award, and an Honorary Doctorate from Lincoln College (1990). He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993, and in 2006 a documentary film on his life ( A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin) won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Feature).

"I have no apology to make for the affirmative tone of these scripts. I am convinced we will get where we want to go. It will be grim en route, but I think there is nothing to be said for cynicism and despair, and everything to be said for getting out and working toward a better world."
-- from the foreword to Untitled and Other Radio Dramas

[Portions of this biographical sketch adapted from Norman Corwin's official website and his USC Annenberg Faculty Page.]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Norman Corwin Papers includes correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, published material, photographs, and more than one hundred and forty recordings, mostly phono discs with a few reel tapes.

As originally donated, many of the packets of material were in numbered envelopes with lengthy typed notes affixed to the front (the author of the notes is unknown). This information has been incorporated into the descriptions given in the inventory below. The notes often reference other envelopes by number; for this reason the numbering has been retained in the folder titles given in the inventory below. So for example,"Guthrie, Woody (463)" indicates that the original envelope was numbered "463" by the donor. The typed descriptions have also been retained and filed in the folder, with the rest of the contents. The donor also assigned numbers to the phono disc recordings, for example LP-1, LP-2, and so on. These numbers have been retained in internal documentation, but are not included in the inventory below. During processing, each recorded item (disc, tape reel, etc.) was assigned a unique identification number (corwin_0001, corwin_0002). Please request recordings using this number.

Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the outgoing is in the form of carbons. Correspondents include actors and actresses who appeared in Corwin's productions (Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Charles Laughton), friends (Elizabeth McCausland, Dorothy Norman), other writers (Stephen Vincent Benet, Dorothy Parker), agents (Cook Brothers, Leah Salisbury), and fans/admirers of his work.

Memorabilia contains of a range of items representing Corwin's career. These include programs from Corwin productions, announcements of his appearances, clippings spanning nearly thirty years, a certificate from Pan American Airways for crossing the International Date Line during his One World Flight, a large scrapbook of Christmas cards received over several years, a few photographs, and more.

Productions of Corwin encompasses all media -- print, radio and film -- and therefore includes addresses, articles and books, operas, poetry, radio programs, stage plays, and much more. Types of material for each production may include correspondence (both internal, related to production issues, and external, such as congratulatory/admiring letters and telegrams), manuscripts, final scripts, photographs, publicity, and recordings. Not all types of material are present for every production.

Productions of others consists of scholarly or artistic output of others that is related to Corwin in some fashion. Included here are interviews of Corwin; papers, dissertations, theses and articles about Corwin and his work; productions by others of Corwin's programs; musical or choral arrangements of his work; and more.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Material is divided into series, as described above. Productions by Corwin are subdivided by type and arranged alphabetically by title within each type. Material in each of the remaining series is arranged alphabetically by name or title. Tapes are boxed, discs are shelved individually by ID number. Broken or damaged discs have been rehoused in special boxes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The collection originally contained more than 60 issues of 20th Century Fox Broadcasting News, a weekly newsletter in the form of a script that could be read on the air by movie news commentators or radio station announcers. and numerous issues of the Journal of the Producers Guild of America. These have been transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items

A majority of the recordings in the collection have been digitized. A few, due to condition or minor importance, have not.

Special Collections Research Center holds the papers of numerous radio and television personalities. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011.

Subjects

Authors, American.
Dramatists, American.
Radio authorship.
Radio plays, American.
Radio producers and directors -- United States.
Screenwriters -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Articles.
Audiocassettes.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Phonograph records.
Photographs.
Radio scripts.
Scripts (documents)
Sound recordings.
Speeches (documents)
Tape reels.

Occupations

Authors.
Dramatists.
Radio producers and directors.
Screenwriters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Norman Corwin Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Norman Corwin, 1966-1970.

Tapes, gift of Barry Best 1971.

Gambill collection of photocopies, gift of Norman Gambill 1973.

Bound volumes of radio scripts, purchased 2014.

Lief correspondence, gift of Donald Lief, 2017.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: circa 1965
Revision history: 12 Mar 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 12 Mar 2010 - renumbered to remove series (MRC); 13 Aug 2012 - fixed Poetic License LP #; moved "How the West was Won" to "Cinema films" (MRC); 26 Sep 2013 - "Seems Radio..." Australia sript (MRC); 31 Mar 2014 - additions processed; published material interfiled (MRC); 9 Oct 2017 - Lief correspondence added (MRC); 16 Apr 2019 - date in Box 16 corrected (MRC); 14 Jun 2019 - media descriptions updated, damaged discs rehoused (MRC)

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Inventory

Note on alternate formats:

A majority of the recordings in the collection have been digitized. A few, due to condition or minor importance, have not.

Correspondence
Box 1 Abrams, J.J. (233) 1933, 1939, 1945-1983 - family physician
Box 1 Ackerman, Bill circa 1945
Box 1 Adler, Edna (451) 1940
Box 1 Adler, Herbert 1966 - signed and inscribed copy of Adler's play, "Mozart and Mushroom Barley"
Aldem, Iris
See J. Walter Thompson Company.
Box 1 Alswang, Ralph (437) 1961, 1965-1966 - stage designer and producer
Box 1 Amble, Kjell (231) 1966-1968 - professor at San Diego State College
Box 1 American Jewish Congress (425) 1946, 1948, 1968
Box 1 Armed Forces, miscellaneous (113) 1942, 1944-1947, 1955, 1966, undated
Box 1 Army Air Force 1942 - handwritten pencilled note by unknown person says, "invitation to be major in U.S. Air Force"
Box 1 Ashworth, Lou Sawyer 1945-1946, undated - Corwin's assistant
Box 1 Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies 1957
Box 1 Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies 1962-1965
Box 1 Australia (157) 1946 - listener responses to Corwin's broadcasts during visit in September of that year
Box 1 A, miscellaneous
Box 1 Bahn, Chester (341) 1939
Box 2 Baker, Paul (232) 1961-1962 - related to the play "Naked to Mine Enemies"; includes printed material from Dallas Theater Center
Box 2 Baner, Skulda (234) 1941-1947
Box 2 Bardin, Shlomo (230) 1954-1966
Box 2 Bartok, Peter (235) 1955 - son of composer Bela Bartok; relates to project, "Gerald McBoing Boing"
Box 2 Becker, I.S. "Zac" (237) 1940-1948
Box 2 Ben-Ari, Raikin (236) 1962, 1968
Box 2 Benet, Stephen Vincent (454) 1942, 1945
Box 2 Berenberg, Samuel and Fredericka (238) 1941-1944, 1951, 1957, 1959
Box 2 Boroff, George (239) 1956-1959
Box 2 Boszormenyi-Nagy, Bela 1955
Box 2 Bowles, Chester (256) 1960 - congressman; includes typescript for Democratic party platform for convention of 1960, written by Corwin
Box 2 Brandeis Camp Institute (257) 1954-1966, undated - correspondence, photographs, newsletters; includes typescript and published version of poem by Corwin
See also Bardin, Shlomo; Ben-Ari, Raikin; Broidy, Steve
Box 2 Bridson, Geoffrey (258) 1963-1969 - correspondence, printed material relating to BBC
Box 2 Broidy, Steve (455) 1959
Box 2 Brooklyn Eagle 1940, 1942, 1945
Box 2 Brown, Edmund G. "Pat" 1963-1966 - Governor of California
Box 2 Buchbinder, Hazel and J.R. (260) 1943-1946, 1965-1968, undated - friends of Carl Sandburg
Box 2 B, miscellaneous
Box 2 Caesar, Irving (261) 1939, 1947
Box 2 Cheirel, Micheline (262) 1946
Box 2 Child Study Association of America 1942 - regarding children's radio
Box 2 "Children of Vienna" (448) 1951 - regarding film adaptation of novel by Robert Neumann
Box 2 Clune, Frank (344) 1946
Box 2 Coffin, Tris (263) 1944-1945, 1947
Box 2 Cohan, James S. (264) 1964, 1969
Box 3 College Association for Public Events and Services (CAPES) 1967-1969 - relates to four lectures Corwin gave at four California colleges
Box 3 Columbia Management of California 1940
Box 3 Conkling, Grace Hazard (345) circa 1932? - typescript of poem
Box 3 Conway, Jack (456) 1957, 1960 - includes photographs
Box 3 Cooper, Bill and Frank (265) 1965-1968 - agents
Box 3 Cooper, Jackie 1964
Box 3 Coronet magazine 1945
Box 3 Corwin, Samuel 1945
Box 3 Cousins, Norman 1946
Box 3 Cowan, Tony (266) 1967
Box 3 Crawford, Joan (268) 1951-1954, undated
Box 3 Crook, J.W. (267) 1928-1931
Box 3 Croy, Homer (270) 1959, undated
Box 3 Crum, Bartley C. (271) 1944-1948
Box 3 Curtiz, Michael (484) 1950
Box 3 Cutting, Dick 1946-1947
Box 3 C, miscellaneous
Box 3 Daniel, Oliver (483) 1959
Box 3 Dawson, Ronald 1947-1948
Box 3 Delta Kappa Alpha (221) 1968 - national honorary cinema fraternity
Box 3 Donohue, Vincent (343) 1958
Box 3 Dryer, Sherman H. 1939-1943 - radio director, University of Chicago
Box 3 D, miscellaneous
Box 3 Eames, Owen Whitman (346) 1933
Box 3 Eichhorn, David Max (272) 1933-1936, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1967-1968 - Rabbi; some relates to "The Story of Ruth"
Box 3 Eleanor Roosevelt Diamond Jubilee Dinner 1959
Box 3 Endore, Guy (457) 1965
Box 3 Engel, Sam (442) 1958-1962, 1968 - includes photographs
Box 3 Ernst, Connie (273) 1940-1941, undated
Box 3 E, miscellaneous
Box 3 Fabricant, Noah D. (274) 1960-1963
See also Hughes, Alice.
Box 3 Feiner, Ben (275) 1945, 1960, 1962
Box 3 Feldman, Charles K. (276) 1944-1950, 1968 - much relates to Corwin's "Mary and the Fairy"
Box 3 Ferguson, Charles W. (277) 1945, 1947, 1958-1966 - much relates to "Naked to Mine Enemies"
Box 4 Fineshriber, William H. (278) 1942-1959
Box 4 Finney, Marie 1942
Box 4 Forster, Ralph (339) 1943, 1945, 1951, 1955-1958 - Major, U.S. Army
Box 4 Forsyth, James (449) 1959 - most relates to Joshua
Box 4 The Forum 1946-1948
Box 4 Frank, Yasha (279) 1940, 1942, undated
Box 4 Franklin. Sidney A. (280) 1944-1947, 1950
Box 4 Frederick, John T. 1942
Box 4 F, miscellaneous
Box 4 Garcia-Palacios, Carlos (462) 1949, 1955-1958, 1962 - Deputy Director of United Nations Radio Division
Box 4 Garson, Greer 1952 - letter from Corwin to Garson about H.G. Wells story
Box 4 Goldstone, Nat C. (466) 1958
Box 4 Golub, Selma 1938, undated
Box 4 Gordon, Ruth 1941-1942, 1945, undated
Gordon, William "Bill" - Director of Public Relations for Universal-International Pictures
Box 4 Correspondence (240) 1953-1954, 1958
Box 4 Eulogy, by Corwin (297) 1962
Box 4 Papers of (241) 1948-1958 - small packet of Gordon's personal papers which he gave to Corwin; includes material related to politically-based firing of doctors at Cedars of Lebanon and a visit of Russian journalists to Hollywood
Box 4 Graff, Bob and Ginna, Robert (242) 1962-1964, 1968 - Sextant, Inc.
Green, Abel
See Variety.
Box 4 Griffin, Lloyd (243) 1938-1942, 1959, undated
Box 4 Gruber, Ruth (244) 1943-1948
Box 4 Guthrie, Woody (463) 1940
Box 4 Guggenheim Foundation 1948
Box 4 G, miscellaneous
Box 4 Hadassah 1942, 1961-1962
Box 4 Hammer, Armand (439) 1963 - relates to Corwin's interview of Hammer
Box 4 Harris, Edwin "Ted" and Sandy (347) 1938, 1947, undated
Box 4 Harwood, Flyn 1946
Box 4 Hayes, Helen 1946 - regarding script by Giuliana Taberna
Box 4 Heilner, Irwin 1963-1965
Box 4 Hinton, Marilynn circa 1945-1950 - typed information accompanying has incorrect name
Box 5 Holahan, Anne Kerr (248) 1939-1947, undated - includes professional head shot
Box 5 Holloway, Jeanne (381) 1939-1940
Hollywood Museum
See Lesser, Sol.
Box 5 "Homecoming" workshop 1946
Box 5 Hotchner, A.E. (249) 1956-1957
Box 5 Hughes, Alice (250) 1945, 1947, 1954, 1959-1960, undated - columnist for King Features Syndicate
Box 5 H, miscellaneous
Box 5 Ivens, Joris (468) 1946
Box 5 I, miscellaneous
Box 5 J. Walter Thompson Company 1945-1946
Box 5 Johnston, Ralph Wardell 1945 - sculptor
Box 5 J, miscellaneous
Box 5 Kaufman, Elkin (441) 1943, 1946-1947, 1956
Box 5 Kelleher, Anne (460) 1946-1948 - Corwin's secretary
Box 5 Kent, Elaine (459) 1938-1942
Box 5 Kröller Müller Stichting (465) 1955 - relating to film version of Lust for Life, about Vincent van Gogh
See also van Gogh, Vincent Willem.
Box 5 K, miscellaneous
Box 5 Lafferty, Perry (438) 1939-1945, 1965 - includes photographs
Box 5 Lambert, Jeanne (252) 1935-1936
Box 5 Lang, Herry H. 1945
Box 5 "Lassie" series producers (461) 1957 - relates to lawsuit over their use of Corwin's "The Odyssey of Runyon Jones" for the episode "The Tooth"; includes synopsis, script, etc.
Laszlo, Alexander
See Crawford, Joan.
Box 5 Laughton, Charles (348) circa 1939
Box 5 Lee, Lawrence 1947
Box 5 Lesser, Sol (440) 1961, 1963 - relating to Hollywood Museum
Box 5 Lewin, Chuck 1945, undated
Box 5 Lewis, Henry (447) 1958-1960 - agent
Box 5 Lewis, Jerry 1959
Box 5 Lewis, Mort Reis - signed and inscribed program from a performance of Lewis' "The Civil War Horse: An Equine Saga"
Box 5 Lieberman, Elias (Mr. and Mrs.) 1937-1938, 1942
See also Poetry Society of America.
Box 5 Lief, Donald 1944
Gift of Donald Lief, 2017.
Box 5 Lounsberry, Fred 1947
Box 6 L, miscellaneous
Box 6 MacLeish, Archibald (349) 1942 - relating to Dorothy Parker
Box 6 Massey, Raymond and Dorothy (350) 1942, 1954, 1957-1958 - relating to Corwin's "The Rivalry"
Box 6 McCausland, Elizabeth (351) 1942, 1946-1947, 1950 - includes copy of poem written by Corwin for her, and printed on her own press; telegram with Corwin's remarks for testimonial dinner
Box 6 McKelway, St. Clair (352) 1963-1965
Box 6 Meredeith, Jean 1946, undated
Box 6 Merriam, Eve (253) 1943 - includes signed and inscribed copy of poem
Box 6 Monahan, Richard (353) 1932
Box 6 Moorehead, Agnes (354) 1957-1958, 1963, 1966-1967, undated
Box 6 Moross, Jerome (355) 1958 - much relates to "Gentlemen, Be Seated"
Box 6 Moses, Charles 1946-1948, 1955, undated - most relates to "One World Flight" trip
Box 6 M, miscellaneous
Box 6 National Broadcasting Company (NBC) 1939-1946, 1963
Box 6 National Council of Teachers of English 1939-1942, 1945
Box 6 New York Times 1945, 1950
Box 6 Norman, Dorothy 1946
Box 6 Nowicki, Matthew 1945 - Polish architect
Box 6 N, miscellaneous
Box 6 O'Flaherty, Maggie undated
Box 6 Oldfield, Barney (356) 1960-1961 - relating to Oldfield's assistance with "White Alice"
Box 6 Osborne, Maybelle Hinton undated - originally misfiled with Marilynn Hinton (see above)
Box 6 O, miscellaneous
Box 6 Pacific Coast Writers Conference (321, 358) 1969 - correspondence, printed material
Box 6 Paramount Pictures 1940, 1945
Box 6 Parker, Charles (254) 1959-1960 - Senior Features Producer for the BBC
Box 6 Parker, Dorothy (360, 360-A) 1939, 1947 - includes original typescript of speech for use in Corwin's "Words Without Music"
Box 6 Plummer, Gail (340) 1959-1960
Box 6 Poetry Society of America (361) 1938 - January newsletter
Box 6 Povenmire, E. Kingsley (362) 1966-1967 - includes typescript of paper "Forty-six varieties of choric speech," signed and inscribed to Corwin
Box 6 Protestant Radio Commission 1950
Box 6 Purdy, Ken (487) 1940
Box 6 P, miscellaneous
Radio stations, various
See W[xxx] (various radio stations).
Box 7 Reis, Irving (365) 1939-1942
Box 7 Rewald, Jack (464) 1955-1969
Box 7 Rice, Leon 1945
Box 7 "Rights and Riots" panels (224) 1968
Box 7 Riveline, Maurice (335) 1931-1942
Box 7 Rivkin, Allen 1961
Box 7 Robinson, Selma (366) 1930-1933
Box 7 Rome, Harold (367) 1949, 1957
Box 7 Rosza, Miklos (368) 1956, 1959-1960, undated
Box 7 Rotha, Paul (369) 1961-1963, 1966, undated
Box 7 Ruby. Harry (370) 1960-1963
Box 7 R, miscellaneous
Box 7 San Diego State College (225) 1966-1968 - Fine Arts Festival
Box 7 Schoenfeld, Bernard 1940, undated
Box 7 Schreiber, Flora Rheta (363, 372) 1966
Box 7 Schuster, M. Lincoln 1942 - founder of Simon and Schuster
Box 7 "Sexual Revolution" seminars (217, 373) 1967-1969
Box 7 Siegelaub, Sophie 1940, 1943
Box 7 Smart, Stan 1945-1946
Box 7 Southern California Choral Music Association (319) 1965
Box 7 Stevens, George (469) 1948, 1963, undated
Box 7 Stevenson, Mrs. William (485) 1957-1959
Box 7 S, miscellaneous
Box 7 Taggard, Jenny (472) 1937-1939
Box 7 Turner, Justin G. (480) 1956-1960, 1964-1965
Box 7 Tyler, Keith 1940-1945, 1948
Box 7 T, miscellaneous
Box 8 University of Chicago 1947-1848
Box 8 Unobskey, William (473) 1940, 1946
Box 8 U, miscellaneous
Box 8 Van Gogh, Vincent Willem (474) 1955 - includes others as well
Box 8 Variety 1945 - Abel Green
Box 8 V, miscellaneous
Box 8 W[xxx] (various radio stations) 1939-1948, 1960-1962 - includes humorous "memo" from staff at WNEC, typescript of Corwin's tribute for WBZ's 25th birthday
Box 8 Wald, Jerry (475) 1943, 1950-1961
Box 8 Wander, Roy (334) 1953, 1956
Box 8 Wershba, Joe (476) 1954-1958
Box 8 Wesley, Marie Hansen (255) 1959, 1969, undated - includes text of Corwin's speech at her memorial service
See also Productions : Speeches : Marie Hansen Wesley eulogy.
Box 8 W, miscellaneous
Box 8 Y, miscellaneous
Box 8 Zachary, George (251) 1940-1942
Box 8 Zerbe, Marion (477) 1930 - includes typescripts of numerous poems
Box 8 de Zirkoff, Bori
See also Cutting, Dick.
Box 8 Unidentified
Memorabilia
Box 8 Biographical sketch undated - 7pp, author unknown
Box 8 CBS Annual Report (320) 1945 - makes special mention of Corwin's programs and awards
Oversize 1 Certificate for crossing international date line (338) 1946 - from Pan Am Airways
Box 8 Clippings 1939-1963, undated - clippings about Corwin from newspapers, magazines, etc.
Box 8 "Columbia Presents Corwin" publicity 1944
Box 8 "Corwin Presents" proposal package undated
Box 8 "Four by Corwin" proposal package undated
Box 9 Interview, Writer's Guild of America, West (199, 211) 1967 - Corwin interviewed by Kjell Amble, Roy Madsen, Robert Lee
Box 9 List of episodes for unidentified project undated - includes titles, stars, rights, production costs
Oversize 1 Nelson Glueck testimonial dinner (213) 1968
Box 9 Photographs undated
Box 9 Reading by Corwin (364) 1969 - announcement, review
Oversize 1 Scrapbook of Christmas cards (191) 1940s
Box 9 Trips to Panama, London (219) 1962 - ticket stubs, receipts, etc.
Box 9 WAIF Whisper Ball program (39) 1955
Box 9 Miscellaneous (93, 359, 378, more) 1939, 1962, 1965 - poster from University of California-Santa Barbara, for Corwin lecture seriesprinted material
Productions of Corwin
Addresses
Box 9 Footnote on One World Flight 1946 - printed pamphlet with text of address given by Corwin at Sydney Town Hall in Australia
Footnote on One World Flight, recording 1946
Public speech by Norman Corwin at the Sydney Town Hall (Australia) on September 29, 1946. Both Corwin's address and questions from the audience are recorded on this disc. Only Copy extant. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation printed the text of this address in a pamphlet, available to the public. Australian newspapers carried either portions or the full text; copies of these are elsewhere in this collection. Includes a newspaper clipping advertising the conference with Norman Corwin. The label on the disc indicates that the record was made in Sydney by the Australian Broadcasting Commission on 09/29/1946.
Footnote on One World Flight Parts 1 and 3 [disc 1 of 4] 09/29/1946 - speech by Corwin (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0092)
Footnote on One World Flight Parts 2 and 4 [disc 2 of 4] 09/29/1946 - speech by Corwin (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0093)
Footnote on One World Flight Parts 5 and 7 [disc 3 of 4] 09/29/1946 - speech by Corwin (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0094)
Footnote on One World Flight Part 6 [disc 4 of 4] 09/29/1946 - speech by Corwin (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0095)
Box 9 Needed But Not Wanted (193) 1965 - article by Corwin
Nobel Committee dinner December 10, 1945
Corwin was introduced by Senator William J. Fulbright. Also on the speaking program were Albert Einstein, Dr. A. H. Atkinson, Richard de Rochemont, and Senator Fulbright. Speeches of all five are contained on these discs. Because of imperfect recording, at too slow a speed, the pitch of each speaker's voice is raised slightly above normal. Believed only recorded copy of these speeches extant.
Address to Dinner of Nobel Committee #1-2 [disc 1 of 5] December 10, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0328)
Address to Dinner of Nobel Committee #3-4 [disc 2 of 5] December 10, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0329)
Address to Dinner of Nobel Committee #5-6 [disc 3 of 5] December 10, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0330)
Address to Dinner of Nobel Committee #17-18 [disc 4 of 5] December 10, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0331)
Address to Dinner of Nobel Committee #19 [disc 5 of 5] December 10, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0332)
Box 9 Sticks, Stones and Critics (197) 1966 - article by Corwin
Box 9 Untitled, for President Franklin D. Roosevelt (58) undated - notes written at request of Morris Ernst for use in an address by FDR; not known if it was ever used
Box 9 Untitled, on The New Biology (192) 1966 - manuscript by Corwin; draft, typescript, original and handwritten notes
Articles
Oversize 1 Christmas: Atomic Age, Collier's (317) 1945 - drafts; published version; correspondence
Box 9 The Grand Evasion (482) circa 1968 - never published, intended as newspaper article on the negelct of public service by radio and television in Southern California; research material, notes, drafts
Box 9 Feature articles for Springfield [Massachusetts] Reporter (178) 1939-1945 - written while Corwin was on city staff
Box 9 Life and Times of "26 by Corwin," New York Times (300) 1941 - fragments of typescript
Box 9 New York vs Los Angeles: De-escalation in 1969? Los Angeles Times (316) - draft, published version, letters to editor regarding
Box 9 Sandburg in Glendora (228) 1966-1968 - speech at dedication of Sandburg School in Glendora, Illinois, published in special edition of Lincoln Herald; drafts, final text, published version of speech as well as correspondence with Lincoln Herald and principal of school
Box 9 Speculation on Speculation (436) 1969 - article written for KCET; draft, published version
Box 9 Miscellaneous, A-M 1939-1961
  • Both of and out of this world Perfect Home, Nov 1961
  • Careers in screen and radio Theatre Arts, Jul 1941
  • Conscience doth make tigers Mademoiselle, Oct 1944
  • Frankenstein phobia world's greatest peril The A.B.C. Weekly, 23 Feb 1947
  • I can be had Theatre Arts, Jun [no year]
  • Looking for art, bub! Theatre Arts, May 1947
  • Mind you, I love radio Stage, Feb 1941
  • Miss Hogan, take a poem TAC Magazine, Dec 1939
Box 9 Miscellaneous, O-S, untitled 1939-1961
  • O tempora! O mores! O Shapiro! Script, Sep 1947
  • Of life and lenses U.S. Camera, Apr 1949
  • On a note of triumph (condensation) Coronet, Aug 1945
  • On a note of triumph (excerpt) Ammunition, Jun 1945
  • On a note of triumph Senior Scholastic, 17 Sep 1945
  • One world or none New Zealand Listener, 25 Oct 1946
  • Radio drama: Samson Theatre Arts, Sep 1942
  • Radio writing, USA The Writer, Feb 1951
  • Script of Norman Corwin's 'Untitled' PM Daily, 31 May 1944
  • Set your clock at U235 New York Herald Tribune, 4 Nov 1945
  • The sovereign word: Some notes on radio drama Theatre Arts, Feb 1940
  • [poem, untitled] Ohio State University Monthly, Mar 1946
Books
Challenge of Hate, by A. R. Lerner - foreword by Corwin
Box 10 Published edition (220) 1946
Dog in the Sky - based on radio play The Odyssey of Runyon Jones
Box 10 Original typescript with annotations (207)
Box 10 Publisher's typescript with annotations (208)
More By Corwin: Sixteen Radio Dramas (80)
Published edition, Henry Holt 1944 - introduction by Clifton Fadiman
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
On a Note of Triumph -
Swedish translation by Erik Lindgren [MISSING 3/24/13] 1945
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas: A Holiday Play
See also Productions of Corwin : Radio programs, individual : The Plot to Overthrow Christmas and Productions of others : The Congo / The Plot to Overthrow Christmas / Mood Indigo.
Published edition, Peter Pauper (29) 1940 - privately published, only 150 copies printed
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Published edition, Henry Holt 1952
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
They Fly Through the Air
Published edition (79) 1939 - drawings by Hungarian artist Laszlo Matulay; published by Vrest Orton, Weston, Vermont
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Box 10 Typescript, galleys (333) 1939
Thirteen By Corwin
See Radio programs : Thirteen by Corwin.
Untitled and Other Radio Dramas (81)
Published edition (81) 1945, 1947
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
The World of Carl Sandburg
Box 10 Part I (2, 4) 1960-1961 - incomplete original typescript, galleys
Box 11 Part II (2) 1960-1961 - incomplete typescript with handwritten annotations by author
Box 11 Book reviews (11) 1961 - photocopies
Box 11 Correspondence regarding Harcourt, Brace and World Edition (3) 1961
Box 11 Correspondence regarding Samuel French Acting Edition (5) 1960-1961
Cinema films
Hedda Gabler
Box 11 Typescript (109) 1953 - final original typescript
How the West Was Won
Box 11 Script, partial (72) 1962 - memorandum; carbon of script (narration only)
The Human Family 1950
Box 12 Screenplay, first draft
Box 12 Research material 1948-1950 (3 folders)
The King Must Die
Box 11 Script (136) 1961 - screenplay; first draft, 2 copies (2 folders)
The Last Days of James Dean
Box 11 Typescript (63) before 1963 - original typescript
Lust for Life (includes 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48)
Box 13 Congratulations 1956-1957
Box 13 Outline, early drafts (42) 1955 (2 folders)
Box 13 Internal memos 1955-1956
Box 13 Lists of artwork 1955
Box 13 Reviews 1956-1957 - newspaper and magazine; also includes ticket stub from opening night, press preview, and published "thank you" notice from Corwin
Box 13 Shooting script (43) 1955 (2 folders)
Raquel - based on novel by Lion Feuchtwanger
Box 13 Published copy of book, with Corwin's annotations (110-A) 1954-1956 - working copy
Box 14 Script (110) 1956 - incomplete typescript, carbon; includes some internal memos
Scandal at Scourie - working title: "My Mother and Mr. McChesney"
Box 14 Correspondence (111) 1952 - internal memos, legal correspondence about names, etc.
Box 14 Script (111) 1952 - final typescript
The Story of Ruth
Box 14 Correspondence 1960
Box 14 Original screenplay (325) 1959
Box 14 Publicity (185, 326) 1960 - press clippings, studio publicity, advertisements, reviews, etc. (2 folders)
They Ran for Their Lives
Box 14 Scripts 1957 - screenplay, second draft
Concerts
Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Planned, produced and directed by Corwin for the United Nations Radio; simulcast on radio and television over NBC from Carnegie Hall (first telecast ever from Carnegie Hall). For this occasion, Corwin, acting in behalf of UN Radio, commissioned Aaron Copland to write a musical setting for the Preamble to the Declaration of Rights. This wa read by Sir laurence Olivier, who flew over from England expressly for the concert. The work was performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Other participants in the program included Yehudi Menuhin, Nan Merriman, the Collegiate Chorale, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, Secretary General Trygve Lie of the United Nations.
Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [disc 1 of 4] 12/10/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0277)
Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [disc 2 of 4] 12/10/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0278)
Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [disc 3 of 4] 12/10/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0279)
Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [disc 4 of 4] 12/10/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0280)
Box 14 "Susan's Evening" 1964 - typed notes; printed program; correspondence; photographs
Interviews
Box 14 Norman Corwin, interviewed by Erik Barnouw (189) 1966 - transcript of interview recorded for OHRO at Columbia University
Box 14 David Ben-Gurion, interviewed by Norman Corwin (342) 1967 - printed material, newspaper clippings with photographs
Box 31 Norman Corwin, interviewed by Harry Kersey May 3 and 7, 1967 (1/4 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0369)
Label reads: "Harry Kersey, news director of KACL, Santa Barbara, interviews Corwin on May 3, 1967, while latter was Regents Lecturer at the University of California in Santa Barbara. / Reminiscences of SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, among other subjects discussed. / Also THE RIVALRY and THE WORLD OF CARL SANDBURG."
Box 15 Norman Thomas, interviewed by Norman Corwin (375) 1932 - typescript
Lyrics
Box 15 Cantata, "The Golden Door" (187) 1955 - final original typescript, press clippings (photocopies)
Box 15 Oratorio, "The Miracle," music by Lyn Murray (216) 1964 - published vocal score
Box 15 Oratorio, "Sleep Now on Thy Natal Day," music by Lyn Murray (179) undated - sheet music;
Narrations
Box 15 Cantata, "The Young Wrestler," music by Roy Harris (302) 1965 - typescript text of verse, two printed announcements of concert dedicated to Lincoln
Box 15 Oratorio, "The Christmas Story," music by R. Nelson (190) 1965 - marked copy of text; associated announcements
Oratorio, "Joshua," music by Franz Waxman
Box 15 Publicity (149, 450) 1961 - programs, announcements, press reviews,
Box 15 Score (377) - published score, signed and inscribed by Waxman; printed program from world premier in Dallas
Operas
Esther - music by Lyn Murray
See also Radio programs : Esther.
Box 15 Correspondence 1941, 1945-1947
Box 15 Lyrics to "Love" (291) 1943 - handwritten page; published sheet music
Box 15 Manuscript (293) 1941
Box 15 Typescript with composer's notes (292) 1941
The Warrior
See also Samson.
Libretto by Corwin, music by Bernard Rogers. This one-act opera was presented by the Metropolitan Opera Company at the Metropolitan Opera House on January 11, 1947. Max Rudolf conducted; Mack Harell sang the role of Samson, and Regina Resnik sang Delilah. Herbert Graf was in charge of stage direction and the set was designed and lit by Samuel Leve. The script is published in the volume MORE BY CORWIN. The libretto was published separately in the GRAND OPERA series, by Fred Rullman, Inc.
Composer Rogers had earlier requested Corwin’s permission to draft the text of his verse play SAMSON, presented in 1941 an one of the 26 BY CORWIN series over CBS (non-operatic); Corwin did not participate and Rogers used the text almost verbatim. The opera was performed twice by the Met, and was received with hostility by most of the critics. The New Yorker and one or two eastern newspapers were the only exceptions to the generally unfavorable reaction. Prior to its production by the Met, and directly contributory to it, THE WARRIOR was awarded a $1500 first prize as the most meritorious American work submitted in a competition organized by the Ditson Fund of Columbia University. the score was submitted anonymously, under the terms of the competition, and the international jury included Edward Johnson, the General Manager of the Met.
The Warrior (Opera) [disc 1 of 3] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0215)
The Warrior (Opera) [disc 2 of 3] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0216)
The Warrior (Opera) [disc 3 of 3] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0217)
Poetry
Oversize 1 Home for the fourth (328) 6 Jul 1946 - published in Collier's magazine, featured on cover; no relation to later broadcast with same title
Oversize 1 Village verse (218) 5 Feb 1967 - five limericks published in West magazine, part of the Los Angeles Times; includes published version and several typescripts
Radio programs, bound compilations
Box 16 Columbia Presents Corwin 1944, Mar-Aug - bound volume containing typescripts for 22 episodes of the first season of the show, many with annotations, corrections, notes, etc.
See also specific show titles under Radio programs, individual for related material (correspondence, scripts, recordings, etc.)
Purchased, 2014.
Contents:
  • Movie Primer, originally aired March 7, 1944, 35pp.
  • The Long Name None Could Spell, originally aired March 14, 1944, 27pp; published in More by Corwin: 18 Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1944
  • The Lonesome Train, written by Millard Lampell and Earl Robinson, originally aired March 21, 1944, 11pp.
  • Savage Encounter, originally aired March 28, 1944, 30pp; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • The Odyssey of Runyon Jones, originally aired April 4, 1944, 32pp., "No corrections."; published in Thirteen by Corwin, Henry Holt 1942
  • You Can Dream, Inc., originally aired April 11, 1944, 29pp.; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • Untitled, originally aired April 18, 1944, 21pp.; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • Dorie Got a Medal, originally aired April 25, 1944, 16pp.
  • The Cliché expert, originally aired May 2, 1944, 39pp., "Few corrections"
  • Cromer, originally aired May 9, 1944, 30pp; published in More by Corwin: 18 Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1944
  • New York: A Tapestry for Radio, originally aired May 16, 1944, 23pp "Few corrections"; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • Tel Aviv, originally aired May 23, 1944, 33pp, "With many rewritten passages in pencil in Corwin's hand"; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • Untitled [rebroadcast], originally aired May 30, 1944, 26pp "Few corrections"; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • An American Trilogy - Sandburg, originally aired June 6, 1944, 31pp.
  • An American Trilogy - Thomas Wolfe, originally aired June 13, 1944, 19pp.
  • An American Trilogy - Walt Whitman, originally aired June 20, 1944, 25pp.
  • Home for the Fourth, originally aired July 4, 1944, 28pp.
  • The Moat Farm Murders, originally aired July 18, 1944, 32pp; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • El Capitan and the Corporal, originally aired July 25, 1944, 34pp; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • A Pitch to Reluctant Buyers, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, originally aired August 1, 1944, 29pp.
  • A Very Fine Type Girl, originally aired August 8, 1944, 38pp.
  • There Will Be Time Later, originally aired August 15, 1944, 34pp; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
Box 16 Columbia Presents Corwin 1945, Jul-Aug - bound volume containing typescripts for 7 episodes of the second season of the show, many with annotations, corrections, notes, etc.
Purchased, 2014.
See also specific show titles under Radio programs, individual for related material (correspondence, scripts, recordings, etc.)
Contents:
  • Unity Fair, originally aired July 3, 1945, 23pp.
  • Daybreak [originally in the series 26 by Corwin], originally aired July 10, 1945, 22pp.; published in Thirteen by Corwin, Henry Holt 1942
  • The Undecided Molecule, originally aired July 17, 1945, 36pp.; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • New York: A Tapestry for Radio [from 1944 series], originally aired July 24, 1945, 24pp.; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • A Walk with Nick, originally aired July 31, 1945, 31pp.
  • Savage Encounter [from 1944 series], originally aired August 7, 1945, 22pp; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • L'affaire Gumpert, originally aired August 21, 1945, 32pp.
Box 16 Two for Everybody, Everywhere 1945 - bound volume containing typescripts for two Corwin productions, with numerous annotations, corrections, notes, etc.
See also specific show titles under Radio programs, individual for related material (correspondence, scripts, recordings, etc.)
Purchased, 2014.
Contents:
  • On a note of triumph, originally aired May 8, 1945, 58pp., "chock full of corrections with not a single page devoid of edits or additions"; published in Untitled and other Radio Dramas, Henry Holt 1945
  • Word from the people, originally aired April 24, 1945, 84pp, "includes scattered pencil, pen, and typed editsalong with portions crossed out, running times, and revised pages inserted throughout"
Radio programs, individual
For programs that were part of a series, the series and episode number (if known) are given. Bear in mind that many of Corwin's programs were broadcast more than once.
Tapes are boxed, discs are shelved individually by ID number. Broken or damaged discs have been rehoused in special boxes. Please request items by ID number.
L'Affaire Gumpert (57?) - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 2 #7
Recording
Written expressly for Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, and broadcast over CBS on August 21, 1945, as the seventh program in the second season of COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN. The musical score was composed by Carmen Dragon and conducted by Lud Gluskin. David Frisita performed as the reincarnated Paganini. Corwin's brother Emil played a small role. Unpublished. On the sleeve's label a note indicates that additional data is in envelope 91.
Gumpert [disc 1 of 2] August 21, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0181)
Gumpert [disc 2 of 2] August 21, 1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0182)
Box 17 Script 1945 - final mimeo; also includes correspondence
An American in England - radio series transmitted live from England via shortwave, based on Corwin’s trip to England for CBS in 1942
See also Productions of others : BBC, Sounds of War.
Box 17 Correspondence, clippings, miniature reproductions of scripts (51) 1943
Recording, Episode 5: The Yanks are Here
Fifth of the AMERICAN IN ENGLAND series written and directed by Corwin. Broadcast from BBC studios in London on August 31, 1942. Musical score composed by Benjamin Britten and performed by the R. A. F. Symphony orchestra. Script unpublished. A handwritten note on side 1 indicates that Ed. Murrow is the producer.
The Yanks Are Here Parts 1 and 3 [disc 1 of 4] August 31, 1942 (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0146)
The Yanks Are Here Parts 2 and 4 [disc 2 of 4] August 31, 1942 (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0147)
The Yanks Are Here Parts 5 and 7 [disc 3 of 4] August 31, 1942 (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0148)
The Yanks Are Here Parts 6 and 8 [disc 4 of 4] August 31, 1942 (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0149)
Recording, Episode 6: An Anglo-American Angle
Broadcast from Maida Vale studios of BBC, London. Written and directed by Corwin, and produced by Edward R. Murrow in London as the sixth program of the AMERICAN IN ENGLAND series for which Corwin flew to England during the war. The printed date on the sleeve's label is September 8, 1942, but is crossed of with a black marker. On the left side of the label is handwritten different date: Dec. 12. Joseph Julian narrated, and Betty Hardy appeared as Betty. The original score was composed by Benjamin Britten [this sentence is underlined with a blue pencil], and performed by the R.A.F. Symphony orchestra under Wing Commander R. P. O'Donnell. The script is published in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. Atmospheric disturbances garbled short-wave transmission during the original broadcast, and although the program was heard in Britain, it was not heard in the U.S. until Dec. 15 of the same year, when it was produced as part of the extended home-based series. For this production the role of Betty was performed by Edna Best, and music was by Lyn Murray.
Oversize 4 An Anglo-American Angle (part 1 of 2) Dec 15, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0142)
On the disc label the date is 12/15/1945. The disc is a copy.
An Anglo-American Angle (part 2 of 2) Dec 15, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0143)
The label on to the disc is handwritten. The original disc's label was found in the sleeve of corwin_0140, "Home is Where You Hang Your Helmet". For further information refer to the digital image file of sleeve. The date on the disc's label is 12/15/1945.
Recording, Episode 7: Cromer
Produced on December 1, 1942, as the seventh of the AMERICAN IN ENGLAND series based on Corwin's trip to England for CBS in 1942. Later re-broadcast in May of 1944. Corwin considered this one of the best, if not the best, of the series. Joseph Julian was the Joe who tells the story. Music was composed and conducted by Lyn Murray. The script was later produced in Australia, Canada and Egypt. Characters, names and places in the script are actual, based on Corwin's visit to the town of Cromer in the fall of 1942. Published in MORE BY CORWIN. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in envelope 51. Also aired later as Columbia Presents Corwin #10.
Cromer [disc 1 of 2] Dec 1, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0122)
This is a copy. On the disc's label is printed "Part two", but it is crossed off and in pen is written "Part One". Also aired later as Columbia Presents Corwin #10.
Oversize 3 Cromer [disc 2 of 2] Dec 1, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0123)
This is a copy. On the disc's label is printed "Part one", but it is crossed off and in pen is written "Part Two." Also aired later as Columbia Presents Corwin #10.
Cromer [disc 1 of 2] May 9, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0213)
Cromer [disc 2 of 2] May 9, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0214)
Recording, Episode 8: Home is Where You Hang Your Helmet
Produced on December 8, 1942, as the eighth of the AMERICAN IN ENGLAND series, written and directed by the author. Lyn Murray composed and conducted the original score. Joe Julian narrated, and the broadcast originated in New York, as part of the series extended from its original site in London. The script, with notes appended, appears in UNTITLED AND OTHER DRAMAS. Broadcast over the BBC and CBS networks.
Oversize 4 Home is Where You Hang Your Helmet [disc 1 of 2] Dec 8, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0140)
Oversize 4 Home is Where You Hang Your Helmet [disc 2 of 2] Dec 8, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0141)
Recording, Episode 10: Clipper Home
Last of the AMERICAN IN ENGLAND series, written and directed by Corwin and broadcast from new York on December 22, 1942. The program is based on the author's trip home from England via West Africa and Brazil. Score composed and conducted by Lyn Murray. The script is published in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS.
Oversize 4 Clipper Home [disc 1 of 2] Dec 22, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0144)
Oversize 4 Clipper Home [disc 2 of 2] Dec 22, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0145)
The Anatomy of Sound - 26 by Corwin #18
Box 17 Correspondence, notes, photographs (284) 1941, 1955, 1965-1966, undated
Recording
Written, directed and produced by Corwin as the 18th of the series 26 BY CORWIN, and broadcast from KNX, Hollywood, over CBS, on September 7, 1941. The narrator was Gale Sondergaard, who had won an Academy award for her portrayal of Mrs. Dreyfus in the film ZOLA. The script was published in the volume MORE BY CORWIN.
The Anatomy of Sound 09/07/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0206)
Anne Rutledge
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 17 Correspondence (133, 283) 1942-1946, 1951, 1957, 1961, 1964-1968
Box 17 Manuscript fragment (283)
Box 17 Publicity (283) 1950
Box 17 Typescript (56)
Appointment - 26 by Corwin #5
Box 17 Correspondence (285) 1941
Box 17 Manuscript (285) - original typescript
Recording
Broadcast over CBS on June 1, 1941, as the fifth program of the 26 BY CORWIN series. It was Corwin's own least favorite of the 26, although a later production,in England, starring Leslie Banks, was given high praise by the Manchester Guardian. On the disc's label is printed that the disc is CBS Repeat. Also there is a hand written note indicating that the record is personal property of Norman Corwin.
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for alternate recorded version.
Appointment [disc 1 of 2] 06/01/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0112)
Appointment [disc 2 of 2] 06/01/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0113)
Ballad for Americans
See Pursuit of Happiness below.
Between Americans
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 17 Correspondence (286) 1941-1967 (gaps)
Box 17 Manuscripts, incomplete (56, 286) undated
Box 17 Publicity (286) 1941, 1951
The Charter in the Saucer
Recording (203)
Written by Corwin for United nations Radio and first broadcast by the BBC on Oct. 4, 1955, with Sir Laurence Olivier playing the role of Frabjoy. This was one of few Corwin shows that he did not direct, and he was very unhappy with the casting of Vuz. The program was heard throughout the English-speaking world, but not in the United States. By 1955 the American networks were no longer giving "free" time to UN shows. Unpublished. See item #59 - script.
Box 31 The Charter in the Saucer, part 1 of 2 10/04/1955 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0365)
Box 31 The Charter in the Saucer, part 2 of 2 10/04/1955 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0366)
Box 17 Script (59) 1955
Citizen of the World
Box 17 Promotional packet (70) 1949 - printed material; photographs
The Cliché Expert - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #9
Recording
Ninth in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series, this was broadcast over CBS on May 2, 1944, under the direction of the author. Roland Young starred as the cliche [sic] expert. Betty Comdel and Adolph Green, in one of their first radio appearances, "testified" on the music cliche [sic]. The script was based on the series of "Cliche Expert" magazine piece by the humorist Frank Sullivan. Others in the cast included John McGovern, the newscaster Robert Trout, Jackson Beck, Ralph Bell, Kermit Murdock, Paul Mann, Robert dryden, Allen Drake, Gene Leonard. A handwritten note on the disc's label indicates that this is Corwn's copy.
The Cliche Expert [disc 1 of 2] 05/02/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0165)
Oversize 5 The Cliche Expert [disc 2 of 2] 05/02/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0166)
"Corwin Show For AVO"
Recording
Corwin Show For AVO [disc 1 of 2] 06/24/1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0102)
On the sleeve's label is written: "Note to Martin Bush: I cannot identify this record until a tape is made of it. When this is done, I will furnish descriptive data to attach." Disc label reads: Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs. The show is in French. In pencil is written: "Probably On a Note of Triumph."
Corwin Show For AVO [disc 2 of 2] 06/24/1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0103)
On the sleeve's label is written: "Note to Martin Bush: I cannot identify this record until a tape is made of it. When this is done, I will furnish descriptive data to attach." Disc label reads: Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs. The show is in French. In pencil is written: "Probably On a Note of Triumph." Also there is a handwritten note in French, for a reference check the record's image files.
Could Be
Recording, on disc
Presented over NBC on OCtober 19, 1949; written, directed and produced by Corwin during the period he served as Chief of Special projects for United Nations Radio. Martin Gabel narrated; Ben Grauer, Gerald Kean, Gibson Parker and Paul Mann were among those in the cast. Alexander Semmler composed and conducted an original score. The broadcast was repeated over NBC shortly afterward. COULD BE is published as the end-piece in the book OVERKILL AND MEGALOVE, World Publishing, 1962. Additional data in Envelope 61.
Could Be [disc 1 of 3] 10/19/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0249)
Could Be [disc 2 of 3] 10/19/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0250)
Could Be [disc 3 of 3] 10/19/1949 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0251)
Recording, on tape (200)
Tape of radio production of COULD BE. Broadcast over NBC on Sept. 11, 1949, and repeated on the same network two weeks later. The text was published in the volume OVERKILL AND MEGALOVE, together with a foreword by the author, and appears on pp 83-114. The broadcast was later carried by radio systems throughout most of the English-speaking world, and translated into many languages for dissemination among other member nations of the UN. A complete record of these subsequent broadcasts is available at United Nations Radio, for which Corwin wrote, directed and produced the program.
Box 31 COULD BE, part 1 of 3 09/11/1949 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0367)
Box 31 COULD BE, part 2 of 3 09/11/1949 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0368)
Box 31 COULD BE, part 3 of 3 09/11/1949 (1/4 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0359)
Box 17 Script (61) 1949-1951 - typescript original; carbon of German translation; galley proofs; one published article not by Corwin
Box 17 Translation, German ("Es koennte sein") 1950
Box 17 Translation, Norwegian ("Kan Hende--?") 1951
Box 17 Miscellaneous - correspondence, clippings, galleys for printed version
Daybreak - 26 by Corwin #8
Box 18 Correspondence (62, 289) 1941, 1945 1955
Box 18 Manuscript and notes (289)
Recording
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for alternate recorded version.
Produced as the eighth program of 26 BY CORWIN over CBS on June 22, 1941. Frank Gallup was the Pilot, and La Coehlo, the Brazilian contralto, sang the "Xango". Lyn Murray composed and conducted the score. This script was a favorite of Carl Van Doren who included it in his collaborative anthology THREE READERS. It is published among the playas in THIRTEEN BY CORWIN. A note on the sleeve's label indicates that other data is in Envelope 62.
Oversize 6 Daybreak [disc 1 of 2] 06/22/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0179)
Daybreak [disc 2 of 2] 06/22/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0180)
Box 18 Script (62) - mimeo; correspondence
Descent of the Gods
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 18 Correspondence (288) 1941, 1946-1648, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1966, undated - also includes a few clippings
Box 18 Manuscript and notes (287)
Document A/777 - alternate title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
See also Concerts : Celebration of First Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Box 18 Correspondence 1950
Recording, on disc
First broadcast on March 26, 1950, over the Mutual Broadcasting System. Written, directed and produced by Corwin during his service as Chief of Special Projects for United Nations Radio. Participating in the program were Van Heflin as narrator, Maurice Evans, Lee Cobb, Charles Boyer, Reginald Gardiner, Jose Ferrer, Jean Hersholt, Lena Horne, Laurence Olivier, Vincent Price, Robert Ryan, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Baseheart, Charles Laughton, Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Emlyn Williams, Joan Crawford. Lyn Murray composed and conducted. A tape of this production is also part of the Syracuse Collection. the broadcast was widely heard throughout the world, through the UN foreign offices. Script unpublished; additional data in Envelope.
Document A/777 [disc 1 of 2] 03/26/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0273)
Document A/777 [disc 2 of 2] 03/26/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0274)
Recording, on tape (201)
First broadcast on March 26, 1950, over the Mutual Broadcasting System, and later carried over the national radio systems of most of the member states of the UN. It attracted particular attention in the U.S. and Great Britain, and was widely reviewed. The script was not published in the U.S., but was produced as a book in Japan, translated by Jiro Nanye. Corwin wrote, directed and produced the program at the instance of United Nations Radio, for which he was then Chief of Special Projects, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly meeting in Paris. Most of the production was done in Hollywood; some sections came from New York.
Box 31 DOCUMENT A/777, part 1 of 2 03/26/1950 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0361)
Box 31 DOCUMENT A/777, part 1 of 2 03/26/1950 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0362)
Box 18 Translation, Dutch 1951 - mimeo; letter
Box 18 Translation, Spanish - mimeo
Box 18 Typescript (64) 1951 - includes marked-up copy of United Nations published text
Work cuts
This broadcast was assembled from scenes and sound track recorded separately, over a period of two weeks, and in far-flung places. These discs consist of three such work cuts: [unreadable] then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sidney Z. Holland, speaking of the social accomplishments of his country, in his office in Wellington, N.Z. [On the disc's label is written: "Contribution from the Hon. Sidney G. Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand, for Norman Corwin's U.N. Programme [sic] on Human Rights. Sixty words. (Copy for Los Angeles). A note on the sleeve's label refers to Tape No. 24 in this collection. Information about the date is not presented on the disc. The date was found on the RadioGOLDINdex, Copyright 2012, David Goldin. The United Nations Audio Library/ UN Radio Classics has audio file of the entire program.
Document A/777 - Work cuts [disc 1] 04/17/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0136)
Document A/777 - Work cuts [disc 2] 04/17/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0137)
Document A/777 - Work cuts [disc 3] 04/17/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0138)
Document A/777 - Work cuts [disc 4] 04/17/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0139)
Dorie Got A Medal - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #8
Recording
Broadcast on April 25, 1944 as the 8th in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Josh White was the singing narrator, Canada Lee the speaking narrator. Music was by Mary Lou Williams and Jeff Alexander. Others in the cast were Early Hyman, Jim Backus and Laura Duncan. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in Envelope 174. There is a hand written note on the disc's label indicating that this is Corwin's copy.
Dorie Got A Medal [disc 1 of 2] 04/25/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0126)
Dorie Got A Medal [disc 2 of 2] 04/25/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0127)
Double Concerto - 26 by Corwin #12
Box 18 Correspondence (290) 1941-1965 (gaps)
Box 18 Manuscript (290)
Recording
Produced and directed by the author over CBS on July 20, 1941, as the 12th of 26 By Corwin. Stars Peter Donald, Paul Stewart, Morgan Farley and Rosaline Greene. The script was published in MORE BY CORWIN, with notes on the production attached. A note on the sleeve's label indicates that material in the program contained in Envelope no. 173. On the disc's label is printed: "Number Eleven "Double Concerto"
Double Concerto Part One [disc 1 of 2] 07/20/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0163)
Double Concerto Part Two [disc 2 of 2] 07/20/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0164)
El Capitan and the Corporal - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #19
Box 18 Correspondence (65) 1944, 1946, undated
Recording
Presented over CBS on July 25, 1944, as the 19th of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Katherine Locke (later to become Mrs. Corwin) was co-starred with Joseph Julian. Kermit Murdock appeared as the Fat Man. Burl Ives was the travelling minnesinger. The musical score was composed by Alexander Semmler. Published in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in Envelope 65.
El Capitan and The Corporal [disc 1 of 2] 07/25/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0120)
El Capitan and The Corporal [disc 2 of 2] 07/25/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0121)
Box 18 Script (65) 1944
Esther - 26 by Corwin #15
See also Operas : Esther.
Recording
Presented over CBS on August 17, 1941, as the 15th program of the 26 By Corwin series, and the second of three programs on Biblical themes. Lyn Murray wrote an original score to a libretto by Corwin, based on the Biblical Book of Esther. Corwin regarded his contribution to it as the poorest to any musical production in his output. Martin Gable appeared in the role of Haman. Other credits, unavailable at this writing, are indicated on the disc itself. The opera enjoyed some popularity, and was done by groups theatrically around the country. The libretto is unpublished, but the lyric of the Queen and Murray's music to it were independently published as a song entitled LOVE. There is a note on the sleeve's label that additional data is in Envelope 165. On the disc's labels is printed: "For reference recording only"
Esther, Parts 1 and 2 08/17/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0154)
Fear Itself
Recording
A program written to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of the European phase of World War II. Presented over the Mutual Broadcasting System on May 7, 1950. Martin Gabel narrated. The author produced and directed, for United Nations Radio.
Fear Itself [disc 1 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0255)
Fear Itself [disc 2 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0256)
Fear Itself [disc 3 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0257)
Fear Itself [disc 4 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0258)
Fear Itself [disc 5 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0259)
Fear Itself [disc 6 of 6] 05/07/1950 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0260)
Box 18 Translation, Spanish undated - manuscript; mimeo
For the Planting of Trees at Brandeis
Box 18 Manuscript, "This Ground Shall Remember" (99) 1954-1956 - typescript wth annotations; printed broadside
See also Correspondence : Brandeis Camp Institute.
14 August - alternate title: God and Uranium were on our side
Box 18 Correspondence (66) 1945
Box 18 Scripts (66) 1945 - includes original teletype of first broadcast, two later broadcast scripts
Fragments from a Lost Cause
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 18 Correspondence (295) 1941
Box 18 Manuscript (295) 1941
Good Heavens
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 18 Correspondence (296) 1941, 1948
Box 18 Manuscript (296) 1950
Greetings With Variations
Box 18 Typescript (89) 1950
Hasten the Day
Recording [MISSING 6/12/2019] undated - phono record, original number LP-214
Home for the Fourth - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #1
Recording
Broadcast over CBS on July 4, 1944, as the 17th in the first series of COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN programs. Dane Clark appeared in the role of Ed Eakins, Wally Maher as Lt. Goggins,and Betsy Kelly, then the wife of Gene Kelly, played Rita. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the original score.
Home For the Fourth [disc 1 of 2] 07/04/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0281)
Oversize 8 Home For the Fourth [disc 2 of 2] 07/04/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0282)
Box 18 Miscellany (298) - correspondence, review
The Human Angle
Box 18 Manuscript 1941
See also Television programs : The Human Angle.
John Brown's Body
Recording
Adapted from Stephen Vincent Benet's epic poem, and directed and produced by Corwin over CBS on July 20, 1939. At this time an hour-long dramatization was extremely rare in radio. Corwin had been with the network a little over one year, and this was his first production from a Playhouse (on Broadway at 53rd street, New York City), and his biggest show up to that time. Ray Collins performed the role of John Brown; narrators included Frank Gallop and Everett Sloane. Due to a 10-minute timing error by a production assistant, ten minutes were cut by Corwin just before the program went on the air. the error was discovered half way through the live broadcast, with the result that Corwin was forced to drop the pace and "stretch" elements of the broadcast, in the latter half. Even with this heavy retard, the program finished some minutes under its intended hour. Adaptation not published. Corwin's personal acquaintance with Benet did not begin until 1941. The musical score was composed and conducted by Leith Stevens.
John Brown's Body Part 1 [disc 1 of 4] 07/20/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0228)
John Brown's Body Part 2 [possibly other material] [disc 2 of 4] 07/20/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0229)
Oversize 7 John Brown's Body Part 3 [possibly other material] [disc 3 of 4] 07/20/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0230)
John Brown's Body; CBS - "Harry James and his Music Makers" remote from Frank Daly's Meadowbrook, Part 1 of 2 (?). Scored out 2.0mil.
John Brown's Body Part 4 [possibly other material] [disc 4 of 4] 07/20/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0231)
Side A: John Brown's Body; Side B: CBS - Perry Como CBS - Raymond Scott and his Orchestra - "Fun with Dunn" Eddie Dunn - Live Scored Out.
Lip Service
Box 19 Clipping about Adler (301) undated
Box 19 Manuscript (301) 1941
Box 19 Script (301) 1941 - final broadcast script
Log of the R-77
Box 19 Correspondence (302) 1941 - heavily annotated
Box 19 Script, final (86) 1941
Box 19 Typescript (302) 1941
The Lonesome Train - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #3
Recording
Broadcast on March 21, 1944 as the third in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. It starred Raymond Massey, Burl Ives (singing the principal role) and Richard Huey, who played the role of the preacher in Alabama. Corwin directed but did not write the work; it was written by Millard Lampell, with music by Earl Robinson. Robinson himself was one of the cast, and called the square dance. Lyn Murray directed the orchestra and the Jeff Alexander Chorus. Unpublished. Several commercial recordings were made later, including one sung by Bing Crosby. Corwin directed the Decca recording, which consisted of the same company that appears in this disc, with the exception of Raymond Johnstone, who replaced Massey. The disc labels indicate that the recording is made for Gerald Kean.
The Lonesome Train [disc 1 of 2] 03/21/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0134)
The Lonesome Train [disc 2 of 2] 03/21/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0135)
The Long Name None Could Spell - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #2
Recording
Presented as the second program of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series on May 14, 1944, with Martin Gabel narrating. Others in the cast were Kermit Murdock, Giuliana Taberna, Joseph Julian and Carl Frank. William Shirer appeared as himself. The original musical score was composed and conducted by Lyn Murray. The script was originally written for an occasion at Carnegie Hall in honor of Eduar Benes, president-in-exile of Czechoslovakia, on May 28, 1943, at which time Berry Kroeger narrated and Stefan Schnabel, son of the pianist Artur Schnabel, was the Voice. This stage presentation was directed by Joseph Losey, who then went on to fame as a motion picture director in Europe. The Carnegie Hall version was published in MORE BY CORWIN; tha radio version, which was considerably expanded and improved, is unpublished. [A note on the sleeve's label indicates that additional data is in Envelope 159. On the disc's label is printed "Set B" and the date is 03/14/1944]
The Long Name None Could Spell [disc 1 of 2] 03/14/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0157)
Oversize 5 The Long Name None Could Spell [disc 2 of 2] 03/14/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0158)
A Man with a Platform
Box 19 Correspondence (303) 1941, 1946, 1965
Box 19 Script (303) 1941 - working script; includes casting sheet
Mary and the Fairy - 26 by Corwin #17
Recording
Written expressly for Elsa Lanchester, wife of Charles Laughton, and broadcast from Hollywood on August 31, 1941, as the 17th of the 26 By Corwin series over CBS. Ruth Gordon played the Fairy. This germinal idea of the script was later expanded into the three-act comedy, THE HYPHEN. Hans Conreid played the bogus Rumanian prince. Script published in MORE BY CORWIN, Henry Holt & Co., 1944. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in Envelope 158. There is a hand written note on the disc's label indicating that the disc is property of Norman Corwin. Side 1: Part One; Side 2: Part Three
Mary and The Fairy Parts 1 and 3 [disc 1 of 2] 08/31/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0130)
Mary and The Fairy Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 08/31/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0131)
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Box 19 Correspondence and press material (127) 1938 - includes items relating to Corwin's appearance with actress Peggy Burt
Million Dollar Club
Box 19 Script (92) 1944 - photocopy
The Moat Farm Murder - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #18
Recording
Presented over CBS on July 18, 1944, as the 18th program of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Charles Laughton performed the role of Herbert Dougal, from whose actual confession to a murder the program was adapted. Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. Laughton) performed the role of Cecile Dougal. The score was written and composed by Bernard Herrmann. Published as one of the plays in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS.
Oversize 2 The Moat Farm Murder [disc 1 of 2] 07/18/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0110)
On the sleeve's label is written that there is additional data in Envelope 87. On the disc's label there is a note "Matched set B", it is unclear what "set B" refers to.
The Moat Farm Murder [disc 2 of 2] 07/18/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0111)
On the sleeve's label is written that there is additional data in Envelope 87.
Box 19 Script (87) 1944 - final broadcast script; includes two permissions requests
Movie Primer - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #1
Recording
Produced on March 7, 1944, as the opening program in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. It featured Everett Sloane, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Tony Marvin, Ted Di Corsia, Frank Gallop. Lyn Murray composed and conducted the score. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in Envelope 84.
Oversize 3 Movie Primer [disc 1 of 2] 03/07/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0132)
Oversize 3 Movie Primer [disc 2 of 2] 03/07/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0133)
Box 19 Script (84) - includes one letter
Murder in Studio One
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version, and Productions by others : Weintraub, William Hobart for related material.
Box 19 Correspondence (318) 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1967-1968 - mostly permissions
Box 19 Manuscript (318) 1941
My Client Curley
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for alternate recorded version.
Recording
Broadcast over CBS on March 7, 1940 and presented by THE COLUMBIA WORKSHOP, with the author directing and producing. Kingsley Colton played the role of Stinky; Everett Sloane was the agent. Others in the cast included Peter Donald, Jeanette Nolan, Luis Van Rooten, Jack Knell, Hester Sondergaard, and John Brown. Rymond Scott composed the "Caterpillar Creep" expressly for this program; Howard Barlow conducted the orchestra. A handwritten note on the disc's label indicates that the disc is "Personal copy of Norman Corwin."
My Client Curley March 7, 1940 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0159)
A handwritten note on the disc's label indicates that the disc is "Personal copy of Norman Corwin."
Box 19 Script (322)
New York: A Tapestry for Radio - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #11; Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 2 #4
Box 19 Correspondence (71) 1944-1945 - fan mail; production notes
Box 19 Manuscript (304) - original, combination of typed and handwritten
Recording, French translation
French language production. Credits, circumstances of production unknown at time of this writing. For more information see corwin_0152 in this collection (original English production) and envelope No. 71.
New York - A Tapestry for Radio, French production [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0100)
Two sided disc. Disc has no labels.
New York - A Tapestry for Radio, French production [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0101)
Two sided disc. Side 1 has four tracks, but only two have been digitized.
Recording, 1944
Presented over CBS on May 16, 1944, as the 11th program of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Martin Gabel narrated. The musical score was composed and conducted by Lyn Murray. It was reprated [sic] on July 24, 1945, from Hollywood, with Orson Welles as Narrator. Published in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. A note on the sleeve's label indicates that additional data is in Envelope 71. A handwritten note on the disc's label indicates that this is Corwin's copy.
Oversize 5 New York: A Tapestry For Radio [disc 1 of 2] 05/16/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0152)
Oversize 5 New York: A Tapestry For Radio [disc 2 of 2] 05/16/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0153)
Recording, 1945
Fourth program of the second season. A repeat of the program first done on the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series in 1944. This version, starring Orson Welles in the role of Narrator, was broadcast on July 24, 1945. The earlier version is in this collection as LP-54. Published in UNTITLED. Additional data in Envelope 71.
New York: A Tapestry for Radio [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0209)
New York: A Tapestry for Radio [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0210)
Box 19 Script (71) 1944 - second production, starring Orson Welles
The Odyssey of Runyon Jones - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #5
Box 19 Correspondence (76) 1941-1942, 1963-1964
Recording
A repeat performance, this time with Michael Artist in the role originated by Larry Robinson. Published as one of the plays in THIRTEEN BY CORWIN. Also adapted to a novella-length book entitled DOG IN THE SKY, Simon & Schuster, 1952. Date of the broadcast, April 4, 1944 - fifth program in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series
The Odyssey Of Runyon Jones [disc 1 of 2] 04/04/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0124)
Oversize 3 The Odyssey Of Runyon Jones [disc 2 of 2] 04/04/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0125)
This record has not been digitized.
Box 19 Script (76) 1941 - final broadcast script
Old Salt
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for recorded version.
Box 19 Correspondence (306) 1945, 1948, 1956, 1961, 1964-1965, 1967
Box 19 Manuscript (306) 1941
Box 19 Script (88) 1941 - final broadcast script
On A Note of Triumph
See also "Corwin Show For AVO".
Recording, Czechoslovakian
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 1 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0333)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 2 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0334)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 3 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0335)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 4 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0336)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 5 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0337)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 6 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0338)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 7 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0339)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 8 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0340)
On A Note of Triumph, Czech production [disc 9 of 9] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0341)
Recording, German - produced by the Overseas Branch of the U.S. Office of War Information
On A Note of Triumph, German version Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 09/26/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0236)
On A Note of Triumph, German version Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 09/26/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0237)
Box 19 Translation, French undated - mimeograph copy of typescript
Box 19 Translation, Russian 1945 - carbon copy of typescript
One World Flight 1947
See also Addresses : Footnote on One World Flight and Speeches : One world revisited.
Information from donor: "Recordings for this program contain material recorded in various countries during Corwin's journey in 1946 as winner of the One World Flight Award established in memory of Wendell Willkie. Excerpts from these cuts (already excerpted from hundreds of hours of interviews) were used in a preview type of introductory program, the first of a series of 13 broadcasts written and narrated by Corwin over CBS in 1947."
There were several "work-cut" discs for each program. They represented a third stage in the transmittal of original voices and sounds to the radio audience. The initial recording in the field was made on a wire recorder, the precursor to the tape system that shortly afterward came into general use. As a second step, the entire intake of wire recording was dubbed to tape for editing facility. The third step was to select salient material from hours of tape on each program, and dub these onto 16-inch acetate discs such as the enclosed. Finally, from these work-cut discs ( and not from tape, as is the standard practice today) the recorded material went out on the air, integrated with Corwin's “live” narration, and music The work cuts are in the almost every instance longer than the excerpts heard on the air. In cases where the final selection of the text to be broadcast came within on of the bands on the disc, an engineer in the control room of the broadcasting studio simply had to locate the spot and place the pickup needle on it, ready to go on cue.
Because portable equipment broke down (wire recorder) studio facilities were used in some countries of this trip, including the Scandinavian. Most of these discs, being on glass bases, have been broken or lost over the years. Naturally, the usable ratio of all such interviews was very small, and particularly so when the interviewee was dull or had difficulty with the language.
Material on these discs was recorded in Egypt, England, India, Italy, the U.S.S.R., Norway, Australia, Poland, and the Philippine Republic. Most of the material on these discs, including interviews with figures of world renown, has never been broadcast or published in full in any form, and exists on these platters alone.
Recording, No. 1 Introduction - excerpts from later programs, to introduce the show
One World Flight: Introduction Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 01/14/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0001)
One World Flight: Introduction Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 01/14/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0002)
Recording, No. 1 Introduction - work cuts
One World Flight: Introductory Program Parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 3] 01/14/1947 - work cuts (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0068)
Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 1-1; 2 - 1-2; 3 - 1-3; 4 - 1-4; 5 - 1-5; 6 - 1-6; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 1-7; 2 - 1-8; 3 - 1-9; 4 - 1-10; 5 - 1-53; 6 - 1-54; 7 - 1-55
One World Flight: Introductory Program Parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 3] 01/14/1947 - work cuts (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0069)
Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - 1-42; 2 - 1-44; 3 - 1-45; 4 - 1-46; 5 - 1-47; 6 - 1-48; Side 2(Part 4): 1 - 1-49; 2 - 1-50; 3 - 1-51; 4 - 1-52
One World Flight: Introductory Program Part 5 [disc 3 of 3] 01/14/1947 - work cuts (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0070)
Part 5: 1 -1-44 revised; 2 - 1-46 revised; 3 - 1-47 revised; 4 - 1-48 revised; 5 - 1-49 revised; 6 - 1-56; 7 - 1-3 revised; 8 - 1-52 revised
Box 20 Script, No. 1 Introduction (330) 1947 - as published in Hollywood Quarterly, with introduction by Jerome Lawrence
Recording, No. 2 England
Describes the transatlantic crossing, and contains interviews in England, including Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Minister Noel-Baker, the novelist J. B. Priestley, Sir Alexander Fleming, Lord Robert Vat Sittart [sic], etc. Statement by Fiorello LaGuardia.
One World Flight: England Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0003)
One World Flight: England Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0004)
Recording, No. 2 England - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; Disc set includes excerpts from interview with J. B. Priestley, Philip Noel-Baker, Prime Minister Clement Attlee, and others.
One World Flight: Takeoff and England Parts 1 and 2 [disc of 4] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0075)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. Side 1 has 10 tracks and 8 titles, as two tracks have a grease pen on them; side 2 has 14 tracks and 11 titles as three tracks have a grease pen on them. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 3-1A; 2 - 3-1B; 3 - 3-4; 4 - 3-5; 5 - 3-6; 6 - 3-7; 7 - 3-13; 8 - 3-14; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 3-15; 2 - 3-16; 3 - 3-17; 4 - 3-18; 5 - 3-19; 6 - 3-20; 7 - 3-23; 8 - 3-26; 9 - 3-27; 10 - 3-28; 11 - 3-29
One World Flight: Takeoff and England [disc 2 of 4] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0076)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. There is a handwritten title next to each work cut. Side 2 has 7 tracks and 6 titles, as the seventh title is scratched off and one of the tracks has a grease pen on it. Side 1: 1 - 2-5 after take off motor noise; 2 - 2-7 Corwin; 3 - 2-9 Lionel; 4 - 2-11 Hurban; 5 - 2-13 Romaine; 6 -2-14 W. S. Charlie; 7 - 2-16 Landing Shannon; 8 - 2-19 Sounds after landing; 9 -2-20B Noel-Baker (A); Side 2: 1 - 2-21 Noel-Baker (B); 2 - 2-22 Noel-Baker (C); 3 - 2-23 Attlee (A); 4 - 2-24 Attlee (B); 5 - 2-25 Bob W. (A); 6 - 2-26 Bob W. (B)
One World Flight: Takeoff and England [disc 3 of 4] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0077)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. There is a handwritten title next to each work cut. 1 - 2-27A Fleming (A); 2 -2-28A Fleming (B); 3 - 2-29 Priestley (A); 4 - 2-30 Priestley (B);5 - 2-31 Priestley (C); 6 - 2-32 Bunny (A); 7 - 2-33 Bunny (B); 8 - 2-34A Bunny (C); 9 - 2-34B Bunny (C)
One World Flight: Takeoff and England [disc 4 of 4] 01/21/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0078)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. Side 1 label has a different date (01/15/1947) from the sleeve. Side 1: 1 - 2-6; 2 - 2-9; 3 - 2-10; 4 - 2-12; 5 - 2-14; 6 - 2-17; 7 - 2-18; 8 [unreadable]; Side 2: 1 - 2-21; 2 - 2-22; 3 - 2-23; 4 - 2-24; 5 - 2-25; 6 - 2-26
Recording, No. 3 France, Denmark, Norway
Interviews with Maurice Schumann, the scientist Frederic Joliot-Curie, architect Paul Nelson, the poet Louis Aragon, in France. In Denmark, Finance Minister Kristensen, Foreign Minister Gustav Rasmussen, members of Danish Parliament, etc. In Norway, various writers, artists, politicians, Foresign [sic] Minister Halvard Lange.
One World Flight: France, Denmark, Norway Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 01/28/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0005)
One World Flight: France, Denmark, Norway Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 01/28/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0006)
Recording, No. 3 France, Denmark, Norway - work cuts
One World Flight: France and Denmark Part 1 of 2 [disc 1 of 3] 01/21/1947 - "Work Cuts"; content unknown (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0089)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the disc's label the date is different: 01/20/1947 and is written "Part 1 of 2".
One World Flight: France and Denmark Part 2 of 2 [disc 2 of 3] 01/21/1947 - "Work Cuts"; content unknown (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0090)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the disc's label the date is different: 01/20/1947 and is written "Part 2 of 2".
One World Flight: France and Denmark Part 4 of 4 [disc 3 of 3] 01/21/1947 - "Work Cuts"; content unknown (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0091)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the disc's label the date is different: 01/20/1947 and is written "Part 4 of 4". It is unclear if there is Part 3.1 - 2-13 revised; 2 - 2-36; 3 - 2-37; 4 - 2-21 revised; 5- 2-40; 6 - 2-39; 7 - 2-41
Oversize 9 Band Concert in Tivoli 06/26/1946 - recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark during One World Flight; includes voice of Lee Bland, who accompanied Corwin on the ONE WORLD FLIGHT journey (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0350)
Recording, No. 4 Sweden and Poland
Interviews with first woman member of Swedish Parliament, Prince Bertil, Swedish newspaperwoman and housewife, etc. In Poland, interviews with President Boleslaw Beirut, Prof. Chizinofsky, scientist Zlotowski, pianist Madame Zofia Rabecwicz, workmen, etc.
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 02/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0007)
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 02/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0008)
Recording, No. 4 Sweden and Poland - rehearsal
One World Flight: Rehearsal of Program No 4, Sweden and Polan) [disc 1 of 2] 02/03/1947 - With errors. Old label reads: "See LP 4 and LP 14-B of this collection". (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0050)
(YR66128)
One World Flight: Rehearsal of Program No 4, Sweden and Polan) [disc 2 of 2] 02/03/1947 - Old label reads: "See LP 4 and LP 14-B of this collection". (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0051)
(YR66128)
Recording, No. 4 Sweden and Poland - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts from interviews with Swedish MP, Prince Bertil, newspaperwoman, housewife and others. In Polish material, excerpts from interview with President Beirut, professors, scientists, pianist Madam Rabecwicz, workers in powerhouse, etc.
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland, parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 5] 02/04/1947 - (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0039)
Side 1: Cuts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - Baroness (YR66106-1); Side 2: Cuts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - Warsaw Powerhouse (YR66106-2)
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland, parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 5] 02/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0040)
Side 1: Cuts 1 - 5, 6, 7 Powerhouse., Chetto (YR66106-3); Side 2: Beirut, (YR66106-4)
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland, parts 3 and 4 [disc 3 of 5] 01/27/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0041)
Side 1: Cuts 1 - 3-30; 2 - 3-31; 3 - 3-32; 4 - 3-33; 5 - 3-34; 6 - 3-35; 7 - 3-36; 8 - 3-37; 9 - 3-38; (YR65906-3); Side 2 : Cuts 1 - 3-39; 2 - 3-40; 4 - 3-41; 4 - 3-42; 5 - 3-43; 6 - 3-44; 7 - 3-45; 8 - 3-46; 9 - 3-47; 10 - 3-48; Nelson; (YR65906-4)
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland, part 5 [disc 4 of 5] 02/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0042)
Side 1: Cuts 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; (YR66106-5); Side 2: Cuts 1-4; 5; 6; 7 -8; Zlotowski (YR66170-6)
One World Flight: Sweden and Poland, part 7 [disc 5 of 5] 02/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0043)
Zlotowski (YR66106-7)
Recording, No. 4 Sweden and Poland - unedited recordings of interviews done in Sweden
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 1 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0301)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Miss Hesselgren, first woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She was then about 70. (She is also on discs 2, 10, 11, 15.)
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 2 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0302)
This disc contains between Corwin and Miss Hesselgren, first woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She was then about 70. (She is also on discs 2, 10, 11, 15.)
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 3 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0303)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Mr. and Mrs. Danerius, a couple living in Stockholm (they also are on disc 5, 6, 8, 12).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 4 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0304)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and a schoolboy (he is also on disc 9).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 5 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0305)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Mr. and Mrs. Danerius, a couple living in Stockholm (they are also on discs 3, 6, 8, 12); and a Swedish farmer living near Uppsala (he is also on discs 9, 13).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 6 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0306)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Mr. and Mrs. Danerius, a couple living in Stockholm (they are also on discs 3, 5, 8, 12).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 7 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0307)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and a Dr. Andren.
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 8 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0308)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Mr. and Mrs. Danerius, a couple living in Stockholm (they are also on discs 3, 5, 6, 12).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 9 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0309)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and a Swedish farmer living near Uppsala (he is also on discs 5, 13); and a schoolboy (he is also on disc 4).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 10 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0310)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Miss Hesselgren, first woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She was then about 70. (She also is on discs 1-2, 11, 15.)
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 11 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0311)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Miss Hesselgren, first woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She was then about 70. (She is also on discs 1-2, 10, 15.)
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 12 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0312)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Mr. and Mrs. Danerius, a couple living in Stockholm (they are also on discs 3, 5, 6, 8).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 13 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0313)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and a Swedish farmer living near Uppsala (he is also on discs 5, 9).
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 14 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0314)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Prince Bertil.
One World Flight: Unedited Interviews - Sweden [disc 15 of 15] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0315)
This disc contains interviews between Corwin and Miss Hesselgren, first woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She was then about 70. (She is also on discs 1-2, 10, 11.)
Recording, No. 5 U.S.S.R.
Interviews with Serge Prokofieff (Prokofiev), Peter Kapitza, Serge Eisenstein, David Zaslavsky, statement by Michael Borodin, interviews with and music played by Aram Khatchaturian and his wife, interviews with children, members of collective farm, etc.
One World Flight: U.S.S.R. Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0009)
One World Flight: U.S.S.R. Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0010)
Recording, No. 5 U.S.S.R. - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes interviews with Serge Prokofieff (Prokofiev), Peter Kapitza, Sergie Eisenstein, David Zaslavsky, a statement by Michael Borodin, uncut music played by Aram Khatchaturian and his wife in Khatchaturian's home; interviews with children, farmers, etc.
One World Flight: The Soviet Union Parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 6] 02/11/1947 - (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0028)
Two sided disc. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - Rainstorm; 2 - Jane I (Counting); 3 - Jane II (Alphabet); 4 - Jane III (Song); 5 - Jane (Poem) IV; 6 - Army Boy I; 7 - Army Boy II; 8 - Soprano; 9 - Baritone; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - Traffic (off); 2 - Traffic (in); 3 - Petroven I (losses); 4 - Petroven II (Greeting); 5 - Petroven III (no war); 6 - Ex-soldier I
One World Flight: The Soviet Union Parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 6] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0029)
Two sided disc. "Khatc" presumably refers to Khatchaturian. Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - Ex-soldier II; 2 - Sura sings; 3 - Sura (hopes); 4 - Sura (re work); 5 - Khatca (re 2 composers); 6 - Khatc (re piano); 7 - Khatc (re curfew); Side 2 (Part 4): Moscow New Editor
One World Flight: The Soviet Union Parts 5 and 6 [disc 3 of 6] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0030)
Two sided disc. "Solslovsky" possibly a misspelling of David Zoslovsky. "Khatc" presumably refers to Khatchaturian. Side 1 has 11 tracks and 10 titles, as one of the track has a grease pen marking on it. Side 1 (Part 5): 1 - Khatc. (re art); 2 - Khatc. (war); 3 - Khatc. (spirit); 4 - Khatc. (housing); 5 - Metro (smoking); 6 - Metro (spl train); 7 - Forum (Christ); 8 - Forum (re war); 9 - Forum (Unamerican) [sic.]; 10 - Forum (re Spain); Side 2 (Part 6): 1 - Forum (re praise); 2 - Forum (Corwin); 3 - Banquet (re war, peace); 4 - Banquet (re ties); 5 - Solslovsky I; 6 - Solslovsky II
One World Flight: The Soviet Union Parts 7 and 8 [disc 4 of 6] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0031)
Two sided disc. "Solslovsky" possibly a misspelling of David Zoslovsky. The name of Mi︠a︡skovskiĭ is omitted on the record's label, it is handwritten as Miaskovsky on the disk. Side 1 has 7 tracks and 6 titles, one track has a grease pen marking on it. Side 2 has 7 tracks while the label indicates 8 tracks, unclear if track 8 Miaskovsky I appears on the record. Side 1 (Part 7): 1 - Solslovsky III (re Atkinson); 2 - Solslovsky IV (iron curtain); 3 - Solslovsky V (dillo); 4 - Solslovsky VI (13 by Corwin); 5 - Solslovsky (Capitalist); 6 - Solslovsky (peace); Side 2 (Part 8): 1 - Solslovsky (newspapers); 2 - Prokofiev I; 3 - Prokofiev II; 4 - Prokofiev III; 5 - Prokofiev IV; 6 - Prokofiev V; 7 - Prokofiev VI; 8 - Miaskovsky I
One World Flight: The Soviet Union Parts 9 and 10 [disc 5 of 6] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0032)
Two sided disc. The name of Mi︠a︡skovskiĭ is omitted on the record's label, it is handwritten as Miaskovksy on the disk. Side 1 has 10 tracks while the label indicates 9 tracks, unclear if track 8 - Miaskovsky I, from the record corwin_0031 is on the recording. Side 1 (Part 9): 1 - Miaskovksy II; 2 - Miaskovksy III; 3 - Miaskovksy IV; 4 - Miaskovksy V; 5 - Miaskovksy VI; 6 - Lamm; 7 - Kapitza I; 8 - Kapitza II; 9 - Kapitza III; Side 2 (Part 10): 1 - Kapitza IV; 2 - [Sergei] Eisenstein I; 3 - Eisenstein II; 4 - Eisenstein III; 5 - Eisenstein IV; 6 - Eisenstein V; 7 - Eisenstein VI
One World Flight: The Soviet Union [disc 6 of 6] 02/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0033)
Two sided disc. Side 1: Khatchaturian at Home; Side 2: Khachaturian at Home
Recording, No. 6 Czechoslovakia
Includes interviews with President Eduard Benes, miners, a lawyer, a professor, resident writers at Writers' Syndicate palace in Dobris.
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0011)
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0012)
Recording, No. 6 Czechoslovakia - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts from interview with President Eduard Benes, miners, lawyers, a professor, resident writers at a Syndicate Palace in Dobris.
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia [disc 1 of 5] 02/18/1947 - (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0034)
Two sided disc. Side 2 has 5 tracks and 4 titles; one of the tracks has grease pen marking on it. Side 1: 6-57; 6-58; 6-59; 6-48; 6-61; 6-62; 6-63; 6-65; Side 2: 6-66; 6-67; 6-68; 6-69
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia [disc 2 of 5] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0035)
Two sided disc. Side 1: 6-18; 6-19; 6-20; 6-22; 6-23; 6-24; 6-25; 6-26; Side 2: 6-1; 6-5; 6-9; 6-10; 6-12; 6-15; 6-16; 6-17
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia [disc 3 of 5] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0036)
Two sided disc. Side 2 has six tracks on the disc. First track not digitized; has an "X" on it in red grease pen. Side 1: 6-4; 6-8; 6-13; 6-30; 6-33; 6-34; Side 2: 6-31; 6-32; 6-38; 6-21; 6-7
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia [disc 4 of 5] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0037)
Two sided disc. Side 1: 6-37; 6-40; 6-41; 6-43; 6-45; Side 2: 6-46; 6-47A; 6-47B; 6-49; 6-50; 6-51; 6-52; 6-53; 6-54; 6-55 rev; 6-56
One World Flight: Czechoslovakia [disc 5 of 5] 02/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0038)
One sided disc. Side 1: 6-70; 6-71; 6-72; 6-73
Recording, No. 7 Italy
Street interviews in Rome and village of Lanuvio in the Albani mountains. Includes statements by Prime Minister Alcide DeGaspari, Ugo La Malfa of the Action Party, Palmiro Tagliatti, Communist leader, Sergio Amidei, screenwriter who wrote the famous movie Open City, etc. Disk labeled Set "A"
One World Flight: Italy Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0013)
One World Flight: Italy Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0014)
Recording, No. 7 Italy - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes street interviews in Rome and village of Lanuvio, meetings between Corwin and Prime Minister Alcide DeGasperi, Sergio Amidei, Palmiro Tagliatti, Ugo La Malfa, and others
One World Flight: Italy [disc 1 of 4] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0079)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the label next to each work cut there is a handwritten title. For further reference see the digital image of the record's label. On Side 1 label the work cuts 7-12, 7-13, and 7-14 are crossed off. Side 1: 7-1; 7-2; 7-3 Work; 7-4; 7-5; 7-6; 7-7 We helped; 7-8; 7-9; 7-10; 7-11 We wait 2 help; Side 2: 7-18; 7-16; 7-15; 7-19; 7-21; 7-22; 7-23; 7-24 We await help; 7-25; 7-26 Am must respect; 7-27 Settle with war; 7-28 Wave of banditry
One World Flight: Italy [disc 2 of 4] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0080)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the label next to each work cut there is a handwritten title. For further reference see the digital image of the record's label. Side 1: 7-29; 7-30; 7-31 My ma is American; 7-32; 7-33; 7-34; 7-35; 7-36; 7-38 Amidei; 7-39; 7-40 De Gasperi; Side 2: 7-41 Tagliatti; 7-43; 7-44; 7-45; 7-47; 7-48; 7-50; 7-51; 7-52; 7-53; 7-54
One World Flight: Italy [disc 3 of 4] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0081)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the label next to each work cut there is a handwritten title. For further reference see the digital image of the record's label. Side 1: 7-55; 7-57; 7-58 La Malfa; 7-59 La Malfa; 7-61; 7-62; 7-63; 7-65 La Malfa; 7-66; 7-67; 7-68; Side 2: 7-69 La Malfa; 7-71 La Malfa; 7-72 De Gasperi; 7-73; 7-74; 7-75; 7-76; 7-77; 7-79; 7 -80 Lanuvio; 7 [unreadable]
One World Flight: Italy [disc 4 of 4] 02/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0082)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the label next to each work cut there is a handwritten title. For further reference see the digital image of the record's label. 7-82 Bread + tomato, Lanuvio; 7-83 Lanuvio; 7-84; Lanuvio; 7-85 Lanuvio; 7- 86 Lanuvio; 7- 87; 7- 88; 7-89
Recording, No. 8 Egypt and India
Includes excerpts of an interview with Pandit Nehru in the home of his nephew; people on the streets of Cairo; etc. George Polk, CBS correspondent who was assassinated in Greece a year or so later, served as Corwin's interpreter in many of the Egyptian interviews, and his voice is heard frequently. The visit to India was at the time of the terrible religious riots between Hindus and Moslems, in which thousands were slain.
One World Flight: Egypt and India Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0015)
One World Flight: Egypt and India Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0016)
Recording, No. 8 Egypt and India - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts of an interview with Pandit Nehru in New Delhi (of which relatively little was actually used on the broadcast) and a number of interviews in Cairo; in the latter, George Polk, CBS correspondent who was assassinated in Salonika the following year, served as interpreter, and his voice is heard frequently.
One World Flight: Egypt and India Parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 4] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0071)
Two sided disc. Only copy. On labels, titles of work cuts are handwritten in black and red pen next to each other. Some of the titles in black pen differ from the titles in red pen. Titles in red pen are given here in brackets. Side two has 9 titles and 10 tracks. It is unclear what is the title of track 10. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 8-1; 2 - 8-2; 3 - 8-3; 4 - 8-4; 5 - 8-5; 6 - 8-6; 7 - 8-7; 8 - 8-8; 9 - 8-10 (8); 10 - 8-11 (a?); Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 8-13 (9A); 2 - 8-14 (9B); 3 - 8-16 (10); 4 - 8-17 (11); 5 - 8-18 (12); 6 - 8-19 (13a); 7 - 8-20 (14a); 8 - 8-23 (14b); 9 -8-25 (15)
One World Flight: Egypt and India Parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 4] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0072)
Two sided disc. Only copy. On labels, titles of work cuts are handwritten in black and red pen next to each other. Some of the titles in black pen differ from the titles in red pen. Titles in red pen are given here in brackets. Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - 8-26-27 (horns); 2 - 8-29 (16); 3 - 8-30 (17); 4 - 8-32 (18); 5 - 8-42 (20); 6 - 8-43 (21); 7 - 8-31 (19); 8 - 8-45 (22A); 9 - 8-47 (23); 10 - 8-48 (24); 11 - 8-11 Rev (1a?); 12 - 8-20 Rev (13); Side 2 (Part 4): 1 - 8-33 (Salama); 2 - 8-34 (crowd); 3 - 8-35 (crowd); 4 - 8-36; 5 - 8-37; 6 - 8-38; 7 - 8-40A; 8 - 8-40B
One World Flight: Egypt and India Parts 5 and 6 [disc 3 of 4] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0073)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. corwin_0074, (12" disc) is in the same sleeve. Side 1 (Part 5): Nehru 1 - 8-49; 2 - 8-50; 3 - 8-51; 4 - 8-52; 5 - 8-53; 6 - 8-54; Side 2 (Part 6): Nehru 1 - 8-55; 2 - 8-56; 3 - 8-58
One World Flight: Egypt and India [disc 4 of 4] 03/04/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0074)
Only existing copy of work cuts. corwin_0073 is in same sleeve. Side 1: 8-57
Recording, No. 9 China
This constitutes one of the last aural reports to come from within China before it fell to the Communists. Because Willkie was well remembered in China, from his visit in 1942, the One World mission was received with great warmth. Includes material recorded in Nanking, Shanghai and Peiping; interviews with Mayor Wu of Shanghai; Minister of Information Peng Hsueh Pei; Dr. H. H. Kung, who claimed descent from Confucius; Dr. Sun Fo, son of China's first president, Sun Yat Sen; General Chou En-Lai, since very high in the Peking government; Walter Robertson, U.S. Commissioner at Executive Headquarters in Peiping (later No. 1 U.S. representative in Korea); General Chang Kai-Ming of the Nationalists; General Yeh Chien-Ying, Communist; writers, artists, etc.
One World Flight: China Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0017)
One World Flight: China Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0018)
Recording, No. 9 China - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts from interviews with Chou En Lai; Mayor of Shanghai; Mayor of Nanking; Hu Shih; American, National and Communist Commissioners at Executive Headquarters in Peiping; and many others
One World Flight: China Parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0083)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the label next to some of the work cuts there is a handwritten title. For further reference see the digital image of the record's label. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 9-1; 2 - 9-2; 3 - 9-4; 4 - 9-5; 5 - 9-6; 6 - 9-7; 7 - 9-8; 8 - 9-9; 9 - 9-10; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 9-11 Vendor; 2 - 9-12 Dr. Peng; 3 - 9-13 Dr. Peng; 4 - 9-14; 5 - 9-15
One World Flight: China Parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0084)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. Side 1 has 9 tracks and 7 titles, as two of the tracks have a grease pen on them. Side 2 has 12 tracks and 11 titles, one track has a grease pen on it. Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - 9-3; 2 - 9-15B; 3 - 9-16A; 4 - 9-16B; 5 - 9-18; 6 - 9-19; 7 - 9-20; Side 2 (Part 4): 1 - 9-21; 2 - 9-22; 3 - 9-23A; 4 - 9-23B; 5 - 9-23C; 6 - 9-25A; 7 - 9-25B; 8 - 9-27A; 9 - 9-27B; 10 - 9-29A; 11 - 9-29B
One World Flight: China Parts 5 and 6 [disc 3 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0085)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. Side 1 indicates 14 titles (14 - 9-43), but the disc only has 13 bands. It is unclear what the 14th title refers to. Side 1: 1 - 9-31A; 2 - 9-31B; 3 - 9-33A; 4 - 9-33B; 5 - 9-33C; 6 - 9-35A; 7 - 9-35B; 8 - 9-37; 9 - 9-38; 10 - 9-39A; 11 - 9-39B; 12 - 9-41; 13 - 9-42; 14 - 9-43; Side 2 (Part 6): 1 - 9-44; 2 - 9-45; 3 - 9-46; 4 - 9-47; 5 - 9-48; 6 - 9-49; 7 - 9-50; 8 - 9-51; 9 - 9-52; 10 - 9-53; 11 - 9-54
One World Flight: China Part 7 [disc 4 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0086)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. On the disc label in a red pen next to the titles is written "Gen. Yeh" Part 7: 1 - 9-55; 2 - 9-56; 3 - 9-57; 4 - 9-58; 5 - 9-59; 6 - 9-60
One World Flight: China [disc 5 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0087)
Two sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. Side 1: 1 - 9-61 (Mayor Wu); 2 - 9-62 (Che Li Lo); 3 - 9-63 (Mr. Chu); 4 - 9-64 (actress [most likely to be Miss Chang]); 5 - 9-65 (Mei Lan Fang); 6 - 9-66 (Mr. Fung); 7 - 9-67 (Gen Wu); 8 - 9-68 (Dr. Peng); 9 - 9-69 (Mr. Hu); 10 -9-70 (Mr. Wu No 2); 11 - 9-71 (Dr. Chu); 12 - 9-72 (Dr. Kung); 13 - 9-73 (Dr. Wang); 14 - 9-74 (Dr. Chin); 15 9-75 (Mayor Ma); Side 2: 1 - 9-76A; 2 - 9-76B
One World Flight: China [disc 6 of 6] 03/11/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0088)
One sided disc. Only existing copy of work cuts. 1 - 9-77 Bells; 2 - 9-78A Siren; 3 - 9-78B Siren; 4 - 9-79 Traffic on Bond
Address over radio station XHMA in Shanghai, China 09/02/1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0287)
Address over radio station XMHA in Shanghai, China on September 2, 1946, on the eve of Corwin's departure from China for Japan, on his One World Flight journey. Corwin was invited to record an extemporaneous preface to a playing of his program "On a Note of triumph" from discs. Corwin's comments, and the playback of the program, were the principal feature of the final day of the station's existence. XMHA was operated by the United States Army, through a unit in Shanghai, and it was closed down when this unit was phased out. Text unpublished. Only existing copy.
Recording, No. 10 The Philippines
Includes interviews with President Manuel Roxas, first American ambassador to the Philippines, Paul V. McNutt, people on the street, Dr. Vincente Lava, scientist, etc. There is a handwritten note on the sleeve.
One World Flight: The Philippines Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0019)
One World Flight: The Philippines Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0020)
Recording, No. 10 The Philippines - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes interviews with President Manuel Roxas, whom Corwin visited in the Malcanan Palace; and Paul V. McNutt, first United States Ambassador to the Philippines. Also Dr. Vincente Lavam [sic] scientist, and people on the street of Manila.
One World Flight: Philippines Parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 5] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0061)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 10-1; 2 - 10-2; 3 - 10-3; 4 - 10-4A; 5 - 10-4B; 6 - 10-6; 7 - 10-7 rev; 8 - 10-8; 9 - 10-9A; 10 - 10-9B; 11 - 10-11; 12 - 10-12; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 10-13; 2 - 10-14; 3 - 10-15; 4 - 10-16; 5 - 10-17; 6 - 10-18; 7 - 10-19; 8 - 10-20
One World Flight: Philippines Parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 5] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0062)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - 10-21; 2 - 10-22; 3 - 10-23; 4 - 10-24; 5 - 10-25; 6 - 10-26; Side 2 (Part 4): 1 - 10-27; 2 - 10-28; 3 - 10-29; 4 - 10-30; 5 - 10-31; 6 - 10-32; 7 - 10-33; 8 - 10-34; 9 - 10-35; 10 - 10-36; 11 - 10-37
One World Flight: Philippines Parts 5 and 6 [disc 3 of 5] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0063)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 5): 1 - 10-38; 2 - 10-39; 3 - 10-40; 4 - 10-41; Side 2 (Part 6): 1 - 10-42; 2 - 10-43
One World Flight: Philippines Part 7 [disc 4 of 5] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0064)
One sided disc. Only copy. Part 7: 1 - 10-44; 2 - 10-45; 3 - 10-46; 4 -10-47; 5 - 10-48; 6 - 10-49; 7 -10-50; 8 - 10-54; 9 - 10-55; 10 -10-56; 11 - 10-57
One World Flight: Philippines [disc 5 of 5] 03/18/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0065)
One sided disc. Only copy. 10-51; 10 -52; 10-53 rev
Recording, No. 11 Australia
Interview with dockhands, factory workers, factory owner, sheep herder, election workers, Premier of New South Wales J. B. McKell, later Governor General of Australia. The reception in Australia was particularly warm, since Corwin's plays had frequently been produced over the facilities of the Australia Broadcasting Commission.
One World Flight: Australia Part 1 [disc 1 of 3] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0021)
One World Flight: Australia Part 2 original [disc 2 of 3] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0022)
One World Flight: Australia Part 2 revised [disc 3 of 3] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0023)
Recording, No. 11 Australia - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes interviews with dockhands, factory workers, industrialist, sheep herder, election workers, Premier of South Wales J. B. McKell, later to become Governor General of Australia
One World Flight: Australia "Norman Corwin Mike Test" [disc 1 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0052)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Label on disc has different date, presumably 01/12/1947 is the date of the recording.
One World Flight: Australia Parts 1 and 2 [disc 2 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0053)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 1): 1 - 11-1; 2 - 11-2; 3 - 11-3; 4 - 11-4; 5 - 11-5; 6 - 11-7; 7 - 11-7; 8 - 11-8; 9 - 11-9; Side 2 (Part 2): 1 - 11-10; 2 - 11-11; 3 - 11-12; 4 - 11-13; 5 - 11-14; 6 - 11-15; 7 - 11-16; 8 - 11-17; 9 - 11-18; 10 - 11-19; 11 - 11-20
One World Flight: Australia Parts 3 and 4 [disc 3 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0054)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 3): 1 - 11-21; 2 - 11-22; 3 - 11-23; 4 - 11-24 ABCDEF; 5 - 11-24G; 6 - 11-25; 7 - 11-26; 8 - 11-27; 9 - 11-28; 10 - 11-29A; 11 - 11-29B; 12 - 11-29C; 13 - 11-30; 14 - 11-31; 15 - 11-32A; 16 - 11-32B; 17 - 11-32C; 11-32D; 11-32E; 11-32F; Side 2 (Part 4): 1 - 11-33A; 2 - 11-33B; 3 - 11-35A; 4 - 11-35B; 5 - 11-35C; 6 - 11-36A; 7 - 11-36B; 8 - 11-36C; 9 - 11-36D; 10 - 11-36E; 11 - 11-36D; 12 - 11-37A; 13- 11-37B; 14 - 11-17C;
One World Flight: Australia Parts 5 and 6 [disc 4 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0055)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 5):1 - 11-34A; 2 - 11-34B; 3 - 11-34C; 4 - 11-34D; 5 - 11-38A; 6 - 11-38B; 7 - 11-39B; 8 - 11-40; 9 -11-41A; 10 - 11-41B; 11 - 11-41C; Side 2 (Part 6): 1 - 11-42A; 2 - 11-42B; 3 - 11-43A; 4 - 11-43B; 5 - 11-43C; 6 -11-44C; 7 - 11-44D; 8 - 11-45A; 9 - 11-45B; 10 - 1145C
One World Flight: Australia Part 7 [disc 5 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0056)
One sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 7): 1 - 11-45D; 2 - 11-45E; 3 -11-45F; 4 - 11-45G; 5 - 11-45H; 6 - 11-45I; 7 - 11-46A; 8 - 11-46B; 9 - 11-46C; 10 - 11-46D; 11 - 11-46E; 12 - 11-46F
One World Flight: Australia Parts 8 and 9 [disc 6 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0057)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 8): 1 - 11-53; 2 - 11-54; 3 - 11-55; 4 - 11-44A; 5 - 11-44B; 6 - 11-47A; 7 - 11-47B; 8 - 11-47C; 9 - 11-47D; 10 - 11-47E; 11 - 11-47F; 12 - 11-47G; 13 - 11-47H; 14 - 11-47I; 15 - 11-47J; 16 - 11-47K; Side 2 (Part 9): 1 - 11-48A; 2 - 11-48B; 3 - 11-48C; 4 - 11-48D; 5 - 11-48E; 6 - 11-48F; 7 - 11-48G; 8 - 11-48H; 9 - 11-49; 10 - 11-50A; 11 - 11-50B; 12 - 11-50C
One World Flight: Australia Parts 10 and 11 [disc 7 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0058)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 10): 1 - 11-50D; 2 - 11-50E; 3 - 11-50F; 4 - 11-50G; 5 - 11-50H; 6 - 11-50I; 7 - 11-50J; 8 - 11-50K; 9 - 11-50L; 10 - 11-50M; 11 - 11-50N; 12 - 11-50O; Side 2 (Part 11): 1 - 11-51A; 2 - 11-51B; 3 - 11-51C; 4 - 11-51D; 5 - 11-51E; 6 - 11-51F; 7 - 11-52A; 8 - 11-52B; 9 - 11-52C; 10 - 11-52D; 11 - 11-52E; 12 - 11-52F; 13 - 11-52G; 14 - 11-52H; 15 - 11-52I; 16 - 11-52J
One World Flight: Australia Part 12 [disc 8 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0059)
One sided disc. Only copy. Part 12: 1 - 11-56; 2 - 11-39A; 3 - 11-39B; 4 - 11-39C; 5 - 11-39D; 6 -11-39E; 7 - 11-39F
One World Flight: Australia Parts 13 and 14 [disc 9 of 9] 03/25/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0060)
Two sided disc. Only copy. Side 1 (Part 13): 1 - 11-57; 2 - 11-58; 3 - 11-60; 4 - 11-61; 5 - 11-62; 6 - 11- 63; 7 - 11-63; 8 - 11-64; Side 2 (Part 14): 1 - 11-66; 2 - 11-67; 3 - 11-68; 4 - 11-69; 5 - 11-70
Departure From Australia 10/04/1946 - statement by Corwin on leaving Australia for New Zealand (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0351)
Statement on departure from Australia for New Zealand, in the course of Corwin's ONE WORLD FLIGHT. Dated October 4, 1946. Included in this envelope is also a memorandum from G. E. Clay of the Australian Broadcasting Commission to "Murph" which reads: "Norman Corwin (God bless him) is leaving by flying-boat on Friday morning, about six, for N.Z. You will hardly have time to get an interview, so Cotton has had a record prepared of Corwin's farewell message to Australia. This Cotton wants used, when you announce Corwin's departure in your morning session. Just as well, of course, to check that has actually left, but if you can get Paul to do this by phone...It is only 12 seconds long, so ought to be easy to work in." The statement was not worth all the trouble. in addition to being only 12 seconds long, it sounds truncated. The hour of 6 referred to was AM.
Recording, No. 12 New Zealand
Includes Maori chorus, schoolchildren, Minister of Native Affairs, housewife, doctor, dentist, Prime Minister Peter Fraser, etc.
One World Flight: New Zealand [disc 1 of 2] 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0024)
One World Flight: New Zealand [disc 2 of 2] 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0025)
Recording, No. 12 New Zealand - rehearsal
One World Flight: Rehearsal of Program No 12, New Zealand [disc 1 of 2] 04/01/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0066)
One World Flight: Rehearsal of Program No 12, New Zealand [disc 2 of 2] 04/01/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0067)
YR68490
Recording, No. 12 New Zealand - work cuts
Only copy. Materials from these discs was incorporated in a broadcast over CBS on April 8,1947. "Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts of interviews with Prime Minister Peter Fraser, Maori Minister of Native Affairs Tirikatene, housewives, doctors, schoolchildren: also selections by Maori chorus.
One World Flight: New Zealand, parts 1 and 2 [disc 1 of 5] 3/27/47; 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0044)
Side 1: 1 - 12-1; 2 - 12-2; 3 - 12-3; 4 - 12-4; 5 - 12-5; 6 - 12-6; 7 - 12-7; 8 - 12-8; 9 - 12-10; 10 - 12-11; 11 - 12-12; Side 2: 1 - 12-13; 2 - 12-14; 3 - 12-15; 4 - 12-16; 5 - 12-17; 6 - 12-18; 7 - 12-19; 8 - 12-20; 9 - 12-21; 10 - 12-22; 11 - 12-23; 12 - 12-24; 13 - 12-25; 14 - 12-26; 15 - 12-27.
One World Flight: New Zealand, parts 3 and 4 [disc 2 of 5] 3/27/47; 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0045)
Side 1: 1 - 12-23; 2 - 12-29; 3 - 12-30; 4 - 12-31; 5 - 12-32; 6 - 12-33; 7 - 12-34; 8 - 12-35; 9 - 12-36; Side 2: 1 - 12-37; 2 - 12-38; 3 - 12-39; 4 - 12-40; 5 - 12-9; 6 - 12-41; 7 - 12-42; 8 - 12-43; 9 - 12-44; 10 - 12-45
One World Flight: New Zealand, part 5 [disc 3 of 5] 3/27/47; 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0046)
1 - 12-46; 2 -12-47; 3 - 12-48; 4 - 12-49; 5 -12-50; 6 - 12-51; 7 - 12-52; 8 - 12-54; 9 - 12-53
One World Flight: New Zealand, part 4 [disc 4 of 5] 3/27/47; 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0047)
1 - 12-28; 2 - 12-29; 3 - 12-7; 4 - 12-8; 5 - 12-41
Recording, No. 12 New Zealand - work cuts
"Work Cuts"; disc set includes excerpts of interviews with a housewife Mrs. Jeffries and Mr. Thomson
One World Flight: New Zealand, parts 1 and 3 [disc 1 of 2] 8/10/46 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0048)
One World Flight: New Zealand, parts 2 and 4 [disc 2 of 2] 8/10/46 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0049)
Recording, No. 13 Conclusion
Summary of observations of trip, including much material not heard in previous 12 programs. Includes Edouard Benes, Pandit Nehru, Paul V. McNutt, Philip Noel-Baker.
One World Flight: Conclusion [disc 1 of 2] 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0026)
One World Flight: Conclusion [disc 2 of 2] 04/08/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0027)
Passport for Adams
Written, directed, produced by Corwin. The series starred Robert Young as Douglas Adams and Paul Stewart as his photographer-assistant, Quisinberry.
Box 20 Correspondence (75) 1943 - includes letters to Robert Young, who starred in it (3 folders)
Recording, Episode 1: Assignment United Nations
Oversize 9 Passport for Adams opening program [Assignment: United Nations] [disc 1 of 3] 08/24/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0298)
Passport for Adams opening program [Assignment: United Nations] [disc 2 of 3] 08/24/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0299)
Passport for Adams opening program [Assignment: United Nations] [disc 3 of 3] 08/24/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0300)
Recording, Episode 7: On to Moscow
Broadcast from hollywood on Sept. 28, 1943, as the seventh of an eight-week series entitled PASSPORT FOR ADAMS. Actual title "On to Moscow." Robert Young and Dane Clark starred. Most of the data and many of the incidents in the program were based on material cabled the previous week from Moscow by Bill Downs, CBS Moscow correspondent.
Passport for Adams: Moscow [disc 1 of 3] 09/28/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0316)
Passport for Adams: Moscow [disc 2 of 3] 09/28/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0317)
Passport for Adams: Moscow [disc 3 of 3] 09/28/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0318)
Recording, Episode 6: On to Tel Aviv
Presented as the 6th program in the series PASSPORT FOR ADAMS over CBS on September 21, 1943. Actual title "On too Tel Aviv." Robert Young was starred as Doug Adams, and Dane Clark appeared as Perry Quisinberry. Aviva was played by Joan Loring. From Hollywood. The program was repeated on May 23, 1944 from New York, with Myron McCormick in the Adams role and Paul Mann as Quisinberry. The author directed both productions. Published among the plays in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. There is note on the sleeve's label that additional data is in Envelope 103. Also there a handwritten note, pointing to the production of May 23, 1944, indicates that the recording is of this production. A handwritten note on the record's label indicates that this is Corwin's copy.
Oversize 5 Tel Aviv [disc 1 of 2] 05/23/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0155)
Oversize 5 Tel Aviv [disc 2 of 2] 05/23/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0156)
The People, Yes
Box 20 Correspondence (74) 1941
Box 20 Manuscript (307) 1941
Recording
A one-act opera based on the volume by Carl Sandburg, and presented over CBS as the third in the 26 BY CORWIN series. Corwin and Earl Robinson collaborated, the latter having previously been introduced to a national radio audience in Corwin's production of BALLAD FOR AMERICANS two years earlier; later Robinson's LONESOME TRAIN was to have its premiere in the 1944 COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. For this production, Everett Sloane and Burl Ives starred. It was Ives' first dramatic singing role on radio. On the sleeve label there is a note that additional data is in Envelope 74. A hand written note on the disc's label indicates that the record is personal property of Norman Corwin.
The People, Yes [disc 1 of 2] 05/18/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0104)
The People, Yes [disc 2 of 2] 05/18/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0105)
Pitch to Reluctant Buyers - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #20
Recording
Broadcast over CBS on August 1, 1944, as the 20th program in the series COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN. It was one of very few in the series that Corwin did not write himself: it was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, who later achieved fame with their plays INHERIT THE WIND and AUNTIE MAME, etc. Corwin directed and produced. Martin Gabel was narrator, and others in the cast included Herbert Berghoff, Robert Dryden, Nick Dennis, Paul Mann, Theo Getz, Kermit Murdock, Hester Soundergaard, Lisle Falke, Jack Ayers, Mitzi Gould, Michael Ingram, Kyveli Aliki, Mary Cummings, and Jack Ayers [sic] Music was composed and conducted by Alexander Semmler. On the record label is handwritten in pen "Corwin's copy."
Pitch to Reluctant Buyers [disc 1 of 2] 08/01/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0098)
Pitch to Reluctant Buyers [disc 2 of 2] 08/01/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0099)
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas
See also Books : The Plot to Overthrow Christmas and Productions of others : The Congo / The Plot to Overthrow Christmas / Mood Indigo.
Box 20 Correspondence (77) 1938, 1945, 1962
Recording, 1938 version
Corwin's first original script for radio. It was presented as the fourth of the WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC series on Christmas Day, 1938. included in the cast were Eric Burroughs as Nero, Arnold Moss as Ivan the Terrible, and Simon Legree, Wiil Geer as the Devil, Don Costello as the Sotto Voce, and Lucille Meredith as Borgia. Published in various editions - one by the Peter Pauper Press, another by Henry Holt & Co. in 1952; also included in the collection THIRTEEN BY CORWIN.
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 1 of 4] 12/25/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0346)
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 2 of 4] 12/25/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0347)
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 3 of 4] 12/25/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0348)
The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 4 of 4] 12/25/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0349)
Recording, 1942 version
In this version, broadcast on December 24, 1942, Benny Rubin played the role of Nero. As heard on the air (though not on the recording), the program was interrupted at about the time when Nero is assigned to assassinate Santa Claus, by a news bulletin announcing the assassination of Admiral Darlan of the Vichy French, in Oran. Script published in the collection THIRTEEN BY CORWIN, and as separate editions by Peter Pauper Press and by Henry Holt in 1952.
Oversize 6 The Plot To Overthrow Christmas [disc 1 of 2] 12/24/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0177)
Oversize 6 The Plot To Overthrow Christmas [disc 2 of 2] 12/24/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0178)
Recording, 1944 version
On December 19, 1944, Orson Welles appeared as Nero in a production of Corwin's Christmas play, sponsored by Cresta Blanca over CBS. Welles also directed. Corwin had requested Welles to play Nero and also direct, when he sold the rights to Cresta Blanca for this production. He repented of the decision when he heard the broadcast on the opposite coast, for he felt the Welles, for whom he had (and continued to have) great admiration, hammed it up somewhat mercilessly.
Orson Welles as Nero in The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0218)
Orson Welles as Nero in The Plot to Overthrow Christmas [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0219)
Box 20 Scripts (77) 1942, 1945 - typescript with corrections; final broadcast script
Poetic License
Box 20 Correspondence (126) 1937-1938, 1949, undated
Recording
This broadcast, on Nov. 3, 1938, was most important to Corwin's career, for on the basis of unusually favorable reaction to it, he was given his first series - WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC, which went on the air starting one month later. It marked the first time that poetic material has been brought to radio in this manner. Although in retrospect Corwin considered his techniques crude at this early stage, they contributed to the body of experience that went into the later works. Included in the cast were George C. Coulouris, Arnold Moss, Don Costello, Luis Van Rooten, and Adelaide Klein.
Poetic License [disc 1 of 2] 11/03/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0169)
On the disc's label is printed that this recording is property of Columbia Broadcasting System. Also there is a note in pen "C 240"
Poetic License [disc 2 of 2] 11/03/1938 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0170)
On the disc's label is printed that this recording is property of Columbia Broadcasting System. Also there is a note in pen "C 241"
Psalm for a Dark Year
Box 21 Correspondence (131, 327) 1941-1942, 1946, 1948
Box 21 Manuscript (327) 1945 - mix of typed and handwritten, with correction
Recording
Originally conceived as a Thanksgiving service, presented as the last of 26 BY CORWIN over CBS on November 9, 1941. The author served as the Principal Voice and co-directed with Joel O'Brien and Perry Lafferty. Alexander Semmler composed and conducted the original choral and orchestral score. Published among the plays in MORE BY CORWIN. Additional data in Envelope 131.
Psalm for a Dark Year [disc 1 of 2] 11/09/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0207)
Psalm for a Dark Year [disc 2 of 2] 11/09/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0208)
Recording, "October" by Edwin Gerschefski
Box 31 "October" from "Psalm for a Dark Year" 1969 (1/4 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0370)
Case reads: Setting for women's chorus and organ of "October" from "Psalm for a Dark Year" by Edwin Gerschefski of the University of Georgia 7.5 speed 1969
Box 21 Sheet music, "October" by Edwin Gerschefski 1969 - includes letter from composer
Pursuit of Happiness
Box 21 Correspondence (141) 1939
Recording
Broadcast on the 4:30 pm CBS radio show The Pursuit of Happiness. Donor information: "Original performance starring Paul Robeson with the Lyn Murray chorus and orchestra conducted by Mark Warnow. Music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by John LaTouche. Corwin directed. The ballad was adopted by the Republican party as the musical keynote of its national convention in Philadelphia the following year."
Ballad for Americans [disc 1 of 2] November 5, 1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0296)
Ballad for Americans [disc 2 of 2] November 5, 1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0297)
Radio Primer
Box 21 Correspondence (78, 308) 1941, 1945, 1957, 1962
Box 21 Manuscript (308) 1941 - mix of typed and handwritten, with corrections
Recordings
See also Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel for alternate recorded version.
Radio Primer 05/04/1941 - series premier (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0283)
The opening broadcast of the 26 BY CORWIN series, presented by the Columbia Workshop over CBS on May 4, 1941. Lyn Murray composed and conducted the score. The cast included Frank Gallop, Everett Sloane, Beatrice Kaye, John Brown, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Smart, Hester Sondergaard, and Peter Donald.
Box 21 A Valentine Song (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0371)
From label: "Song sent by fan, name unknown, set to Soporific Song from Radio Primer (p. 43 of Thirteen by Corwin)." B side blank.
Box 21 Script (78) 1941 - final broadcast script
Samson - 26 by Corwin, # 14
See also Operas : The Warrior.
Box 21 Correspondence (323) 1941, 1957
Box 21 Manuscript (309)
Box 21 Published, in Theater Arts (309) 1942 - first time the magazine ever published a radio script
Recording
Presented as the 14th program of 26 By Corwin on August 10, 1941. Martin Gabel performed the role of Samson, and Mady Christians played Delilah. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the original score. The script was the basis of a libretto for the one-act opera THE WARRIOR composed by Bernard Rogers. This opera won the Alice M. Ditson Award and was produced by the Metropolitan Opera Company at the Met in New York City on January 11. 1947. Published in MORE BY CORWIN. Opera libretto published by Fred Rullman, Inc. Text published in Theater Arts Monthly in 1947. On the sleeve's label is a note "Additional data, Envelope 164".
Oversize 2 Samson [disc 1 of 2] 08/10/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0114)
Samson [disc 2 of 2] 08/10/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0115)
Sandburg - An American Trilogy #1; Columbia Presents Corwin #14
Recording
The first of three programs based on the writing of American literary giants. Corwin adapted poems by Carl Sandburg, drawing most heavily on THE PEOPLE, YES. Charles Laughton, who appeared in each of the three programs, performed the major work, and the score by Bernard Herrmann accompanied. This was the 14th of a series of 22 broadcasts of the firs COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN sequence (there was a second in 1945) and it was presented over CBS on June 6, 1944. The adaptation has not been published. On the sleeve's label is indicated to refer to Envelope #85 for press and mail reaction. A handwritten note on the disc's label indicates that this is Corwin's copy. The printed date there is 06/08/1944, but is crossed off and in pen is written 06/06/1944.
American Trilogy 1: Carl Sandburg [disc 1 of 2] 06/06/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0171)
American Trilogy 1: Carl Sandburg [disc 2 of 2] 06/06/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0172)
Box 21 Script (85) - final broadcast script
Savage Encounter - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #4
Box 21 Correspondence (82) 1944-1945, undated
Box 21 Publicity (82) 1945
Recording
Presented on March 28, 1944, as the fourth program in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Carl Frank was the Pilot, Joan Alexander played Ara, Arnold Moss was the Native, and Corwin himself played the Prosecutor. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted and original score. Published as one of the plays in UNTITLED AND OTHER DRAMAS. [On the sleeve's label is written that additional data in Envelope 82. On the disc's label there is a hand written note "Corwin's copy". The recording is not digitized.
Oversize 2 Savage Encounter [disc 1 of 2] 03/28/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0108)
Oversize 2 Savage Encounter [disc 2 of 2] 03/28/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0109)
Box 21 Script (82) 1944 - final broadcast script
Seems Radio is Here to Stay
Box 21 Published edition 1939 - privately printed and distributed by CBS; includes numerous woodcut(?) illustrations
Recording, Australia production
Produced by Radio Station 2UE in Sydney, Australia, in November, 1939, under the direction of Bruce Anderson. Minor textual changes were made to correspond to the geographical situation. Originally broadcast under direction of Corwin, over CBS, on April 23, 1939. Published in the collection, THIRTEEN BY CORWIN,Henry Holt, 1942.
Seems Radio Is Here To Stay Oct 1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0096)
Recording, original production
Written, directed, produced by Corwin over CBS on April 24, 1939, Martin Gabel and House Jameson were principal narrators; others in the cast included Arnold Moss, Luis Van Rooten, Alan Devitt, Martin Wolfson, Eric Burroughs, Santos Ortega, Juliana Taberna, Adelaide Klein, Gladys Thornton, Vicki Vola, Sidney Weissman. The score was composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann. Script published in THIRTEEN BY CORWIN; also, private edition by CBS (in this collection).
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay (original production) [disc 1 of 3] 01/24/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0342)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay (original production) [disc 2 of 3] 01/24/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0343)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay (original production) [disc 3 of 3] 01/24/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0344)
Recording, 1940
A repeat broadcast of the April 24, 1939 broadcast, with Sir Cedric Hardwicke in the role of Narrator. It was originally narrated by House Jameson. Corwin again directed and produced. He considered this production much inferior to the original. NOT COMPLETE - one or more discs missing. See corwin_0290 for complete copy.
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 1 of 4] 11/11/1940 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0292)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 2 of 4] 11/11/1940 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0293)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 3 of 4] 11/11/1940 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0294)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 4 of 4] 11/11/1940 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0295)
Recording, 1941
A repeat broadcast of the script originally done on April 24, 1939. This one had the services of Sir Cedric Hardwicke as the narrator, and was broadcast over CBS on February 2, 1941, with the author directing. Corwin rated the production as much inferior to the original. Published in THIRTEEN BY CORWIN, with notes. This is the only copy of the Hardwicke recording in any form.
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 1 of 4] 02/02/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0289)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 2 of 4] 02/02/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0290)
Seems Radio Is Here to Stay [disc 3 of 4] 02/02/1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0291)
Box 21 Script, Australia production (36, 37, 337) 1946 - includes cast list, foreword, music royalty information (2 folders)
Set Your Clock at U-235
See also Speeches : Set your clock at U-235 and Productions of others : Ryan, Robert.
Box 21 Reprints (102) 1945
So This is Radio
Corwin wrote, directed and produced. He did not think well of this series, which was conceived by CBS as an outgrowth of the earlier SEEMS RADIO IS HERE TO STAY. Only four of the six broadcasts have survived on records.
Box 21 Correspondence (108) 1939-1940, undated - includes copy of station emergency plan ("Plan Z") with telephone numbers and instructions
Box 21 Program summaries (108) - typed summaries or notes for each program
Recording, Program No. 1: [topic unknown]
So This Is Radio Program No. 1 [disc 1 of 3] 07/24/1939 - part 1 and 4 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0319)
So This Is Radio Program No. 1 [disc 2 of 3] 07/24/1939 - part 2 and 5 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0320)
So This Is Radio Program No. 1 [disc 3 of 3] 07/24/1939 - part 3 and 6 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0321)
Recording, Program No. 4: Education
So This Is Radio: Education [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0238)
So This Is Radio: Education [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0239)
Recording, Program No. 5: Music
So This Is Radio: Music [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0240)
So This Is Radio: Music [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0241)
Recording, Program No. 6: [topic unknown]
So This Is Radio Program No. 6 [disc 1 of 3] 09/29/1939 - parts 1 and 4 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0322)
So This Is Radio Program No. 6 [disc 2 of 3] 09/29/1939 - part 2 and 5 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0323)
So This Is Radio Program No. 6 [disc 3 of 3] 09/29/1939 - part 3 and 6 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0324)
Soliloquy to Balance the Budget
Box 22 Correspondence (107) 1941
Box 22 Manuscript (311) 1941
Box 22 Script (107) 1941 - production script; sound cue sheet
Stars in the Afternoon
Box 22 Correspondence (124) 1945 - includes two clippings
Recording
Broadcast from Carnegie Hall, New York City, on the afternoon of September 16, 1945, The program was conceived, directed and produced by Corwin at the request of CBS, to preview its product for the 1945-46 season. Among the stars appearing in this program, the framework of which was written by Corwin, were Helen Hayes, Jan Pearce, Artur Rodzinski, Andre Kostelanetz, James Melton, Phil Baker, Bess Myerson, Kate Smith, House Jameson, Patrice Munsel, Edward R. Murrow, Jr., Tom Howard and Earl Wrightson. Unpublished. Additional data in envelope 124. Two of the discs are damaged.
Stars in the Afternoon, part 1 of 3 09/16/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0242)
Oversize 7 Stars in the Afternoon, part 2 of 3 09/16/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0243)
Oversize 7 Stars in the Afternoon, part 3 of 3 09/16/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0244)
There Will be Time Later - Columbia Presents Corwin #22
Box 22 Correspondence (106) 1944-1945, undated
Box 22 Manuscript (312) 1944 - mix of typed and handwritten, with annotations and corrections
Box 22 Scripts (106) 1944-1945 - final U.S. broadcast script; heavily annotated broadcast script marked as "Canadian master"
They Fly Through The Air - Words Without Music, episode number unknown
Box 22 Correspondence (310) 1939, 1967, undated - includes original prospectus, photograph of CBS studio audience
Box 22 Manuscript (310) 1939 - handwritten, with annotations and corrections
Recording
Presented on February 19, 1939, in the WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC series over CBS. House Jameson narrated. The broadcast won the highest award of the Ohio State Institute for the best dramatic program of the year. Published in THIRTEEN BY CORWIN, and as a separate edition by Vrest Orton. (Envelope 79 of this collection.)
They Fly Through The Air Part 1 [disc 1 of 3] 02/19/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0160)
A note on the sleeve's label indicates that additional data is in Envelope 100. On the disc's label is handwritten "Recording of CBS Record" and the printed date of Feb 20, 1939 is crossed off, in pen is written Feb 19, 1939.
They Fly Through The Air Part 2 [disc 2 of 3] 02/19/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0161)
A note on the sleeve's label indicates that additional data is in Envelope 100. On the disc's label is handwritten "Recording of CBS Record" and the printed date of Feb 20, 1939 is crossed off, in pen is written Feb 19, 1939.
They Fly Through The Air [disc 3 of 3] 01/29/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0162)
This is a two sided disc. Handwritten note on label indicates that this is a production of University of Oregon - Radio Workshop. The date on the disc's label is January 29, 1942.
Box 22 Script (310) 1939 - final broadcast script, with annotations and corrections
Thirteen By Corwin - as prepared for publication in book form by Henry Holt
Box 22 Typescripts of front and back matter (374) 1941 - mockup of title page; typescripts of foreword, glossary
Box 22 Typescripts of programs (1) 1941 - typescripts, photocopies, many with extensive annotations and edits (2 folders)
This is War
Box 23 Correspondence (101, 128) 1942-1946, undated (2 folders)
Box 23 Correspondence, internal 1942 - memos to/from Robert Heller; lists of episode titles; summary of results of interview with New York residents about what they'd like to know about the war effort,
Recording, Program #1: Introduction
First of 13-part series carried over the combined networks of the U.S., NBC Blue and Red, CBS, and Mutual, on Feb. 14, 1942. Robert Montgomery, then a Navy lieutenant, narrated this opening broadcast. H.L. McClinton produced. Lyn Murray composed and conducted the score. The script appears in the volume THIS IS WAR! published by Dodd, Mead & Co., N.Y., 1942.
This is War - Introductory Program Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] Feb 14, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0183)
This is War - Introductory Program Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] Feb 14, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0184)
Recording, Program #2: The White House and the War
Second of 13-part series. Written by William N. Robson and John Driscoll. Directed by Corwin. Narrated by Paul Muni., and broadcast over the combined networks of America on Feb. 21, 1942. Music was composed and conducted by Leith Stevens. The script was published in THIS IS WAR! Dodd, Mead & Co., 1942.
This is War: The White House and the War Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] Feb 21, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0188)
This is War: The White House and the War Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] Feb 21, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0189)
Recording, Program #3: Your Navy
Third of 13-part series. Written by Maxwell Anderson and directed by Corwin. Starring Fredric March and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., the latter then a lieutenant in the Navy. Music for the program was composed by Kurt Weill and conducted by Don Voorhees.
This is War: Your Navy Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0190)
This is War: Your Navy Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0191)
Recording, Program #4: Your Army 1942
Fourth in 13-part series. Written by Stephen Vincent Benet, directed by Corwin. Narrated by Tyrone Power. Music composed and conducted by Morton Gould. Broadcast over the combined networks on March 7, 1942. Script appears in the book THIS IS WAR!
This Is War: Your Army [disc 1 of 2] 03/07/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0192)
This Is War: Your Army [disc 2 of 2] 03/07/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0193)
Recording, Program #5: The United Nations
Fifth in 13-part series. Written by George Faulkner, directed by Corwin. Music composed by Tom Bennett and conducted by Andre Kostelanetz. Broadcast over the four U.S. networks on March 14, 1942. Script among those published in THIS IS WAR! The principal voice was that of the film star, Thomas Mitchell.
This Is War: The United Nations [disc 1 of 2] 03/14/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0194)
This Is War: The United Nations [disc 2 of 2] 03/14/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0195)
Recording, Program #6: You're On Your Own
Sixth in 13-part series. Written by Philip Wylie, directed by Corwin. Co-starred Ezra Stone and Claude Raines. Broadcast over the 4 U.S. networks on March 21, 1942. Script published in the book THIS IS WAR!
This Is War: You're On Your Own [disc 1 of 2] 03/21/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0196)
This Is War: You're On Your Own [disc 2 of 2] 03/21/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0197)
Recording, Program #7: It's In the Works
Seventh of 13-part series. Written and directed by Corwin, broadcast over the four U.S. networks on March 28, 1942. Starred were John Garfield, Katherine Locke and John Carradine. Music was composed and conducted by Lyn Murray. Script published in the collection THIS IS WAR!, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1942.
This is War - It's in the Works March 28, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0185)
Recording, Program #8: Your Air Force
Eighth in 13-part series. This is the only one of the series that was not directed by Corwin, and was written by Ranald MacDougall, up to that time an NBC page boy. MacDougall submitted his script to Corwin early in the series. It was accepted and scheduled for broadcast from Hollywood on April 4, 1942. James Stewart, then a lieutenant in the air force, and Frank Albertson were the principal players. Music was composed by Charles dant; the program was directed by Glenhall Taylor. MacDougall went on from this script to become a successful writer and director for films in Hollywood. Broadcast over the combined networks. Script published in the collection, THIS IS WAR!
This Is War: Your Air Force [disc 1 of 2] 04/04/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0198)
This Is War: Your Air Force [disc 2 of 2] 04/04/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0199)
Recording, Program #9: The Enemy
Ninth of 13-part series. Written and directed by Corwin, narrated by Clifton Fadiman, and broadcast over the four major networks of the U.S. on April 11, 1942. Music was composed and conducted by Don Voorhees. The script was published in the book THIS IS WAR!, Dodd, Mead & Co., N.Y. 1942.
This is War: The Enemy Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] April 11, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0186)
This is War: The Enemy Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] April 11, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0187)
Recording, Program #11: Smith Against the Axis
Eleventh in 13-part series. Written by Ranald MacDougall, directed by Corwin, narrated by James Cagney. The music was composed and conducted by Lehman Engel. Broadcast over the combined networks of the U.S. on April 25, 1942. Script included in the volume THIS IS WAR!
This Is War: Smith Against the Axis [disc 1 of 2] 04/25/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0200)
This Is War: Smith Against The Axis [disc 2 of 2] 04/25/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0201)
Recording, Program #12: To The Young
This Is War: To the Young [disc 1 of 2] 05/02/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0202)
This Is War: To the Young [disc 2 of 2] 05/02/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0203)
Recording, Program #13: Yours Received and Contents Noted
Final episode of 13-part series. Written and directed by Corwin, narrated by Raymond Massey, and presented over the four major networks of the U.S on May 9, 1942. Music was composed and conducted by Tom Bennett, and conducted by Dr. Frank Black. Script published in the collection THIS IS WAR!, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1942.
This Is War: Yours Received and Contents Noted [disc 1 of 2] 05/09/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0204)
This Is War: Yours Received and Contents Noted [disc 2 of 2] 05/09/1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0205)
Box 23 Script, Program #12: To The Young (101) 1942 - final broadcast script, with annotations and corrections
Tomorrow
Recording
Written by Jerome Lawrence (co-author of AUNTIE MAME and INHERIT THE WIND, &c) and narrated by Corwin for Palestine Appeal. Broadcast on a series entitled PREVIEW THEATER over a Los Angeles radio station on May 7, 1948.
Tomorrow [disc 1 of 2] 05/07/1948 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0247)
Tomorrow [disc 2 of 2] 05/07/1948 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0248)
Transatlantic Call
This show consisted of a series of international exchange broadcasts originating alternately in England and the United States, and transmitted simultaneously by CBS and the BBC in the U.S. and England. The U.S. episodes were to be written, narrated, directed and produced by Corwin, but due to illness he completed only three episodes (he was replaced on the show by Alan Lomax). The first was NEW ENGLAND (no recording survives), the second was WASHINGTON, D. C., and the third was THE MIDWEST.
Recording, Program #2 Washington, D.C.
Second of three in the series done by Corwin. The original musical score was composed and conducted by Bernard Harrmann. Script unpublished. An unusually large cast (16) participated, including Art Carney, Karl Swenson, Jackson Beck, Joseph Julian, Barry Kroeger, Arnold Moss, Maurice Tarplin, Olive Deering, Kermit Murdock, and Elspeth Eric. Guy della Cioppa was assistant director. Music was composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann.
Transatlantic Call: Washington, D.C. Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 02/27/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0234)
Transatlantic Call: Washington, D.C. Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 02/27/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0235)
Box 23 Script, Program #2 Washington, D.C. 1943 - typescript
Box 23 Publicity, Program #3 The Midwest 1943
Recording, Program #3 The Midwest
Third of three in the series done by Corwin. This, the one which Corwin considered the most successful of his three, was broadcast from the studios of WBBM, Chicago, on March 14, 1943. Carl Sandburg appeared on the program in the Chicago studio, and Wendell Willkie spoke from New York. Guy Della Cioppa, later a CBS Vice-president, and Ted Robertson assisted Corwin in the control room. Corwin participated on the air.
Oversize 7 Transatlantic Call: The Midwest Part 1 [disc 1 of 2] 03/14/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0232)
Transatlantic Call: The Midwest Part 2 [disc 2 of 2] 03/14/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0233)
The Undecided Molecule - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 2 #3
Recording
Third episode of the second season. First produced in Hollywood on July 17, 1945, under Corwin's direction. Groucho Marx played the Judge, Robert Benchley the Interpreter, Vincent Price was the Prosecutor, Normam [sic] Lloyd the Clerk, and Sylvia Sidney appeared as Miss Anima. Keenan Wynn performed four roles, quadrupling as Defense Counsel, Spokesman for the Vegetable and Mineral Kingdoms, and the Conductor. Elliott Lewis was Vice-president in Charge of Physio-Chemistry. The musical score was by Carmen Dragon and was conducted by Lud Gluskin. Published as one of the plays in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS, Henry Holt, 1947. A note on the sleeve's label indicates that additional references in Envelope No. 134. On the disc's label in red pen is written Set I. Also there is a note written in pen "Co 121".
The Undecided Molecule [disc 1 of 2] 07/17/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0173)
Oversize 6 The Undecided Molecule [disc 2 of 2] 07/17/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0174)
Box 23 Translation, Italian undated
Unity Fair - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 2 #1
Box 23 Correspondence (122) 1945
Recording, 1944
The opening program of the second season of COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN. It was broadcast from San Francisco, where Corwin had gone to produce WORD FROM THE PEOPLE, a broadcast commemorating the organizing conference of the United Nations. The cast included Alfred Drake, Groucho Marx, Burgess Meredith and June Richmond. Lyrics were by E. Y. Harburg, music by Burton Lane (the collaborators on FINIAN'S RAINBOW); a chorus was under the direction of Lud Gluskin. Presented on July 3, 1945, over CSB, under the author's direction. Unpublished. On the sleeve's label unfinished handwritten note reads: "Additional data in envelope". On the disc's label is printed "SETL I". Also there is a handwritten note "Co 107".
Oversize 6 Unity Fair [disc 1 of 2] 07/03/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0175)
Unity Fair [disc 2 of 2] 07/03/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0176)
Recording, 1945
Written, directed and produced by Corwin as the first of the second COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series, on July 3, 1945, from San Francisco, where the United Nations was sitting. Groucho Marx, Burgess meredith, and Alfred Drake headed the cast. E. Y. Harburg (who wrote the lyrics for FINIAN'S RAINBOW and other musicals) contributed special lyrics; Earl Robinson and Burton Lane write the music, though not in collaboration; Lud Gluskin conducted the orchestra and chorus. Script unpublished.
Oversize 8 Unity Fair, part 1 of 2 07/03/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0284)
Oversize 8 Unity Fair, part 2 of 2 07/03/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0285)
Box 23 Script (122) 1945 - mimeo, incomplete
Untitled - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #7
Recording, April 1944
Presented over CBS on April 18, 1944, as the 7th of the COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series, and repeated five weeks later. Frederic March performed as Hank Peters, the Voice throughout. The author directed, as in all of the broadcasts of this series. The script was widely performed in stage adaptations throughout the country, and was one of the staples of the Army Special Services training program. Published as the title piece in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. Reprinted in VOGUE, CORONET, and the newspaper PM. A note on the sleeve's label indicates that there is additional data: Envelopes 113, 144, 145. On the disc's label the date is 05/30/1944, also there is a handwritten note indicating that this is Corwin's copy.
Oversize 4 Untitled [disc 1 of 2] April 18, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0150)
Untitled [disc 2 of 2] April 18, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0151)
Recording, May 1944
Originally broadcast on April 18, 1944 as the 7th of the COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Enclosed copy is a repeat broadcast of May 30, 1944. Frederic March performed the role of Hank Peters. Others in the cast included Allan Devitt, Donna Keith, Joseph Julian, Paul Mann, Hester Sondergaard, Charme Allen, and Michael Ingram. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the score.
[Columbia Presents Corwin #7] [disc 1 of 2] May 30, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0211)
[Columbia Presents Corwin #7] [disc 2 of 2] May 30, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0212)
A Very Fine Type Girl - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #21
Recording
Broadcast on August 8, 1944, as the 21st program of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. Featured in the cast were Robert Dryden, Kermit Murdock, Joe Julian, Paul Mann, Larry Haines, Eleanor Sherman, Hester Sondergaard, Walter Burke, Minerva Pious and Adelaide Klein. The score was composed and conducted by Alexander Semmler. On the disc's label there is a hand written note indicating that this is Corwin's copy.
A Very Fine Type Girl [disc 1 of 2] August 8, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0116)
A Very Fine Type Girl [disc 2 of 2] August 8, 1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0117)
A Walk With Nick - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 2 #5
Box 23 Correspondence (120) 1945 - includes some production memoranda
Recording
A Walk With Nick [disc 1 of 2] 07/31/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0275)
A Walk With Nick [disc 2 of 2] 07/31/1945 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0276)
We Hold These Truths
Box 23 Correspondence, printed edition (55) 1942, 1961 - Howell, Soskin edition which includes unauthorized changes to the text
Recording [copy 1]
Broadcast over the four networks on December 15, 1941, under the direction of the author. It was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the American Bill of Rights. Included in the cast were Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Walter Huston, Marjorie Main, Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rudy Vallee and Orson Welles. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the score. President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke from Washington. Published in MORE BY CORWIN, pp 55-96.
We Hold These Truths Parts 1 and 3 [disc 1 of 2] December 15, 1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0222)
We Hold These Truths Parts 2 and 4 [disc 2 of 2] December 15, 1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0223)
Recording [copy 2]
Presented over the four networks on December 15, 1941, under the direction of the author, who also produced. It was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the American Bill of Rights. Included in the cast were Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Walter Huston, Marjorie Main, Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rudy Vallee, and Orson Welles. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the score. President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke from Washington. Published in MORE BY CORWIN. Additional data in Envelope 255.
We Hold These Truths [disc 1 of 2] December 15, 1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0245)
We Hold These Truths [disc 2 of 2] December 15, 1941 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0246)
Whitman - An American Trilogy #3; Columbia Presents Corwin #16
Recording
Broadcast on June 20, 1944 as the 16th program in the first Columbia Presents Corwin series. It starred Charles Laughton and featured John Dehner, Peggy Miller and Wally Maher. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted the score. As with the other programs in the series, Corwin directed and produced. On the sleeve label there is a note that additional data is in Envelope 167. A hand written note on the disc's label indicates that the record is personal property of Norman Corwin.
Oversize 2 Whitman [disc 1 of 2] 06/20/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0106)
Whitman [disc 2 of 2] 06/20/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0107)
Windows on the World
Box 23 Correspondence (123) 1951
Box 23 Publicity (123) 1951-1952
Recording, on disc
Windows on the World [disc 1 of 3] 11/11/1951 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0252)
Windows on the World [disc 2 of 3] 11/11/1951 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0253)
Windows on the World [disc 3 of 3] 11/11/1951 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0254)
Recording, on reel tape
Box 31 WINDOWS ON THE WORLD [reel 1 of 2] 11/04/1951 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0363)
Box 31 WINDOWS ON THE WORLD [reel 2 of 2] 11/04/1951 (1/2 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0364)
Recording, on cassette tape
Typed description accompanying cassette tapes reads as follows: "First broadcast on Nov. 4, 1951, over the stations of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and later distributed by United Nations Radio, for whom Corwin wrote it, to most of the English-speaking world. Corwin directed a crew of UN radio personnel in the gathering of material, and wrote the narration for Douglas Fairbanks Jr. / The script is unpublished. At the time of this broadcast, the UN numbered less than 70 members."
Box 31 Windows on the World [tape 1 of 2] 11/04/1951 (1/8 inch audio cassette) (ID#: corwin_0372)
Box 31 Windows on the World [tape 2 of 2] 11/04/1951 (1/8 inch audio cassette) (ID#: corwin_0373)
Box 23 Research notes and memoranda (123) 1951
Box 23 Script (123) 1951
Wolfe - An American Trilogy #2; Columbia Presents Corwin #15
Recording
Broadcast on June 16, 1944 as the 15th program in the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series. It starred Charles Laughton and featured Hans Conreid, Elliott Lewis, Janet Scott, Franklin Parker, Alfred Ryder, Joseph Forte and Peter Leeds. Bernard Herrmann composed and conducted a score considered by many to have been one of his finest achievements. On the disc's label there is a hand written note indicating that this is Corwin's copy, also the date on the disc's label is 06/13/1944.
Oversize 3 Wolfe [disc 1 of 2] 06/16/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0118)
Oversize 3 Wolfe [disc 2 of 2] 06/16/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0119)
Word From the People
Box 23 Correspondence (132) 1945 - correspondence, internal memoranda
Box 23 Scripts (132) 1945 - typescripts, probably incomplete
Words Without Music - Corwin's first series
See also The Plot to Overthrow Christmas and They Fly Through the Air, which were part of this series.
Box 24 Correspondence (119) 1938-1946, undated (2 folders)
Recording, episode number unknown
Characters in and around Broadway and Times Square, observed and enacted by Eddie Mayehoff in a setting conceived by Corwin. This was Mayehoff's first appearance in radio or before a national audience. He later was prominent in TV, films, and on the stage. The script was never published. Broadcast on 1938.
Broadway Document Part One [disc 1 of 2] 04/09/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0167)
The right side of the sleeve's label is torn. The label's content might not be complete.On the disc's label the name of Eddie Mayehoff is spelled Edward Mayhoff. The printed date there is 04/09/1939. There is also a note in pen "AE 37."
Broadway Document Part Two [disc 2 of 2] 04/09/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0168)
The right side of the sleeve's label is torn. The label's content might not be complete. On the disc's label the name of Eddie Mayehoff is spelled Edward Mayhoff. The printed date there is 04/09/1939. There is also a note in pen "AE 38."
You Can Dream, Inc. - Columbia Presents Corwin, Season 1 #6
Box 24 Correspondence (121) 1944, undated
Recording
Presented as the 6th of the first COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN series on April 11, 1944. John Griggs performed as the V-P in Charge of Sales; Ralph Bell played the Esthete; Minerva Pious was Minnie; Samuel Rasykn [sic] was Dad; Joseph Julian and Ruth Gilbert appeared in the elevator scene, and Robert Trout and Harry Marble played themselves. Alexander Semmler composed and conducted the score. Published in UNTITLED AND OTHER RADIO DRAMAS. On the sleeve's label is written that additional data is in Envelope 121. There is a hand written note on the disc's label indicating that this is Corwin's copy.
You Can Dream, Inc. [disc 1 of 2] 04/11/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0128)
You Can Dream, Inc. [disc 2 of 2] 04/11/1944 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0129)
Box 24 Script (121) 1944 - final broadcast script
Songs
Songs: "Go Down Death" and "The Fust Banjo" 01/15/1939 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0345)
In his first year at CBS, Corwin tried his hand at musical composition, and wrote settings for two pieces done on the WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC broadcast of Jan. 15, 1939. These were arranged and sung by the Golden Gate Quartet. This disc contains a performance of both songs.
Speeches
Box 24 Brandeis Institute stag dinner 1961
Transferred from Franz Waxman Papers, 1968
Box 24 for Alan Cranston (247) 1968 - campaign speech for U.S. Senate; typescript draft with corrections
Talk by Norman Corwin for Canadian Red Cross 03/14/1945 - recorded in Toronto, Ontario (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0358)
Box 24 Control your thoughts, mister? (209) 1947 - keynote address at conference on thought control; typescript draft with corrections, printed conference announcement
Box 24 for Edward G. Robinson (154) 1965 - luncheon at Robinson's home on behalf of United Jewish Welfare Fund; includes two letters and printed program
Box 24 Explanation marks on "The Hyphen" (198) 1966 -
Remarks delivered by Corwin at a luncheon given in his honor by the University of Utah, as published in The Utah Alumnus. Also included is a printed program from a performance of the play directe by Corwin and starring William Shatner (the program notes, "Mr. Shatner will star in the new television series Star Trek, which will be released on NBC in the fall").
Box 24 Franz Waxman Memorial Concert (227) 1968 - typescript draft with corrections; thank-you letter; printed program
Box 24 for Lewis Milestone (179) 1955 - for San Francisco Film Festival; carbon copy of typescript
Box 24 Marie Hanson Wesley eulogy (314) 1969 - typescript with corrections
See also Correspondence : Wesley, Marie Hanson.
Box 24 One world revisited (105) 1946 - notes; typescript; reprint of published text
Box 24 Public image of music (182) 1965 - for Chamber Symphony Society of California; typescript with corrections (photocopy); also includes a few letters and two printed programs
Box 24 Set your clock at U-235 (324) 1945 - for New York Herald Tribune Forum, read by Paul Robeson; typescript draft with corrections
See also Radio programs : Set your clock at U-235 and Productions of others : Ryan, Robert.
Box 17 Tribute to Aaron Rosenberg (186) - read by Bill Gordon; photocopy of draft
Stage plays
The Chinese Wall
Box 24 Correspondence (68, 245) 1962, undated - includes contract
Box 24 Publicity (68, 245) 1962 - program (2 copies), clippings, reviews
Box 24 Script (68) 1962 - includes budget, music cue sheets, interview list, cast list (with extras), original typescript
Citizen of the World
Box 24 Script (60) 1962 - adaptation by Robert Preswell; photocopy of typescript; includes brief note from Preswell
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Program
Box 24 Correspondence (35) - includes printed invitation set from Adlai Stevenson and program
Box 25 Script elements (35) 1963 - various elements from show, including lighting cue sheet, biographical notes about participants, typed and handwritten notes, etc.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
See also The Rivalry and Tonight! Lincoln vs Douglas.
Box 25 Correspondence (13) 1954-1956 - George Jessel, Dan Goldberg, Irving Harris, also Corwin's agent Leah Salisbury; regarding options on the play
Box 25 Extracts from original debates (12) undated - typed extracts from the 21 hours of the original debates, used as raw material for dramatization
Memorandum to Jeremiah - starred Carl Sandburg as Jeremiah, the only time Sandburg ever appeared as an actor
Box 25 Correspondence (73) 1961 - includes abridged version of play created by Hadassah, the women's Zionist organization; text of Ambassador Harman's remarks to Sandburg; review from Heritage Southwest Jewish Press
Box 25 Script (73) 1961 - includes large-print sheets for Sandburg's use
Odyssey of Runyon Jones
See also Radio programs : The Odyssey of Runyon Jones.
Box 25 Manuscript (305) 1941
Box 25 Script (76) 1941 - typescript with corrections
Overkill and Megalove
Box 25 Program and syllabus (329) 1956 - published as Festival Theatre Student Study Series Syllabus IV, signed by Corwin; booklet includes remarks by Corwin, analysis and discussion of plays, etc.
Box 25 Script (150) 1956 - original typescript with corrections
The Rivalry
See also The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and Tonight! Lincoln vs Douglas.
Box 25 Correspondence 1954-1964, undated - Leah Salisbury, Corwin's agent; Cheryl Crawford and Joel Schencker, directors of Broadway production; others (2 folders)
Box 25 Correspondence, Paul Gregory 1956-1959 - relating to national tour; Leah Salisbury, Corwin's agent; others
Box 26 Notes, research material - analysis of debate text, notes about what was actually worn during the debates, drafts of script fragments, more
Box 26 Publicity, Broadway production (28) 1958-1959 - reviews, advertisements, program (2 folders)
Box 26 Publicity, national tour (19) 1957-1958 - reviews, advertisements, programs from performances around the country (2 folders)
Box 26 Script (31) undated - small typed label says "Broadway version"
Box 26 Script (31) Aug 1958 - "Master" handwritten on front
Box 26 Script (31) Sep 1958 - incomplete; front page says "master pages removed[...]when sent to Dick Boone"
Box 26 Script (27) 1960 - published version, Dramatists Play Service
Box 26 Script (31) 1959 - "stage manager's copy" written and crossed out; numerous edits, corrections, annotations
Box 26 Script (31) - includes notes to Martin Gabel, who played Douglas, on yellow insert sheets
Box 27 Statements (20, 26) 1957-1959 - box office and royalty
Tonight! Lincoln versus Douglas
See also The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and The Rivalry.
Box 27 Publicity (14) 1956-1957 - reviews in Los Angeles area; press on play
Box 27 Scripts (31) 1956 - three different versions, with notes, corrections, additions, etc. (2 folders)
Tribute to Carl Sandburg
Box 27 Correspondence (8) 1958
Box 27 Publicity (8) 1958
Box 27 Script (8) 1958 - master script with corrections; also includes cast list, rehearsal schedule
White Alice - Corwin's production of play by James Clavell
Box 27 Correspondence (380) 1960 - includes copy of contract
Box 27 Scripts (379) circa 1960 - two versions, both with annotations, edits, corrections, notes (2 folders)
Box 27 Set designs (379) circa 1960 - drawings and sketches
Box 27 Miscellaneous (379) circa 1960 - interview list; research material and notes
The World of Carl Sandburg
Box 28 Correspondence (6) 1958-1961 - includes typed list of Sandburg works from which the performance was drawn (2 folders)
Box 28 Publicity (7) 1959-1960 - clippings, reviews, theater programs
Box 28 Script, published (9) 1961 - Samuel French edition
Television programs
America at Work - Corwin's first network broadcast
Box 28 Script on railroading 1938
Boomerang - written under Corwin's pseudonym Donald Cormorant
Box 28 Script 1949
The FDR Series
Box 28 Correspondence (32) 1960-1962 - includes transcripts of speeches, photograph list, episode breakdown, more
Box 28 Research material and notes (33) 1956-1962
Box 28 The Roosevelt Years (33) undated - transcript of lengthy interview with Mrs Roosevelt about FDR, original source unknown; Corwin's notes on front
Box 28 Typescripts (34) undated - some incomplete, some annotated
The Human Angle
Box 28 Script (83) 1950 - carbon copy with corrections, edits, etc.
See also Radio programs, individual : The Human Angle.
On a Note of Triumph - television version of radio program orginally broadcase on VE Day, 1945
Box 29 Photographs (229) undated - images used in production, some very graphic; a few original photos but most are clipped from print sources and folded with crop-mark overlays
Box 29 Publicity (229) 1966
Pursuit of Happiness
Box 29 Typescript fragment (371) - carbon copy with corrections, edits, etc.; written by William Saroyan with notes by Corwin
The Seven Seas (Sette Mari)
Box 29 Scripts (488) circa 1968 - seven scripts; includes notes on introductory scenes, etc. (2 folders)
Miscellaneous
Box 29 Case for clemency 1960 - statement on Caryl Chessman case published in the Los Angeles Times; Corwin is one of 127 signers/sponsors
Box 29 Confidential report on the BBC 1942 - written at request of William S. Paley
Box 29 Flight to the Moon (294) 1969 - narration for documentary about Apollo 11 moon landing; manuscript drafts, typescript drafts, final
Box 29 The Gagster and the Poet (226, 332) 1947 (2 folders)
This was a meeting at Corwin's home with Corwin, Carl Sandburg and television producer Hal Kanter. The meeting was tape recorded and later published as an article. Material includes a transcript of the recording with notes, galleys of the article and clippings of the article as published in WEST Magazine, part of the Los Angeles Times.
Box 29 The Golden Web (331) 1969 - Corwin's review of book by Erik Barnouw
The Grand Alliance 24 Oct 1953 - recording (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0286)
Written for broadcast on United Nations Day, October 24, 1953. Produced by Gerald Kean, written and directed by Corwin, for United Nations Radio. THE GRAND ALLIANCE was also the title of a documentary film Corwin wrote for the UN.
Box 29 Vietnam War statement (376) 1967 - manuscript, typescript
Box 29 Watts Towers (118) 1959 - efforts to save Watts Towers in Los Angeles; clippings of pieces by Corwin and Sandburg; photographs
United Nations First Anniversary Dinner
Donor information: "On April 25, 1946, the first anniversary of the founding of the United Nations was celebrated at a dinner in the grand ballroom of the Hotel Astor in New York City. The host organization was The Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, of which Harold Ickes was chairman, and Corwin one of the national vice-presidents. Corwin served as chairman of the dinner, and introduced Ickes, and four members of the U. N.'s Security Council - Sir Alexander Cadogan, Henri Bonnet of France, Quo Ti Chi of Nationalist China, and Andrei Gromyko of the U.S.S.R. Also Trygve Lie, Secretary General of the UN, as well as Charles Collingwood, Theodore White, William L. Shirer, Bill Downs, and Joseph C. Harsh. Corwin conceived the components and structure of the program, at the invitation of the Arts and Sciences Committee." Believed only copy extant. Broadcast over WABC, New York City.
United Nations First Anniversary Dinner Part 1 of 3 25 Apr 1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0325)
United Nations First Anniversary Dinner Part 2 of 3 25 Apr 1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0326)
United Nations First Anniversary Dinner Part 3 of 3 25 Apr 1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0327)
Productions of others
Allen, Fred / radio program, untitled, Corwin as guest
On May 14, 1944, Fred Allen presented Corwin as a guest on his regular weekly program over CBS. The two had long been friends, although this was the only time they appeared together on a broadcast. Allen's writers prepared the script.
Corwin as Guest on Fred Allen Program [disc 1 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0220)
Corwin as Guest on Fred Allen Program [disc 2 of 2] (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0221)
BBC / Sounds of War
Actual recordings of combat sounds, made by the BBC and presented to Corwin for use in his London-based series, AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND, in 1942. Each disc bears the stamp "Passed For Security," a date, and a signature.
The Sounds of War [disc 1 of 5] (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0353)
Included on this disc are the sounds of: A night raid on London, September, 1940; a stick of 5 bombs exploding; wardens on patrol; sound of an enemy bomber overhead; anti-aircraft fire, bombs fall; the attack dies away; time bombs falling; anti-aircraft fire and warden's patrol (dated 9/27/40)
The Sounds of War [disc 2 of 5] (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0354)
Included on this disc are the sounds of: Bursts of Tommy guns; machine gun and rifle fire; 75mm field guns (French 75s); trench mortar firing; heavy explosion; falling debris; machine gun and rifle fire; hand grenades; burst from Bren gun, with ricochet; 6 shots from .303 revolver; 6 shots from .45
The Sounds of War [disc 3 of 5] (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0355)
Included on this disc are the sounds of: Spitfire starting up and taxiing away; 5 Spitfires taking off; 4 Spitfires flying low; 2 Spitfires flying at 1000 feet; 4 Spitfires flying at 200 feet
The Sounds of War [disc 4 of 5] (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0356)
Included on this disc are the sounds of: Anti-aircraft guns repelling attack by Messerschmidts on balloons at Dover
The Sounds of War [disc 5 of 5] (Shellac disc) (ID#: corwin_0357)
Included on this disc are the sounds of: Bombs falling; drone of plane; air raid siren - alert; all clear; naval anti-aircraft fire; diving plane
Oversize 2 Alan Carmichael interviewing Norman Corwin 09/23/1946 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0097)
Interview by Alan Carmichael in Australia on Corwin's arrival in that country, September 23, 1946. The interview was broadcast the same evening over the network of the Australia Broadcasting Commission. On the sleeve's label is written: "Opening and closing announcement: not recorded". Also: "Predetermine start." Disc has two yellow lines.
Box 29 Gambill, Norman / essay on Corwin 11 Jun 1973 - producer of Corwin Re-Recording Project at Syracuse University; "Early Radio Drama of Norman Corwin" plus photocopied research material
Gift of Norman Gambill, 1973
Box 29 Klein, Philip / term paper on Corwin (212) 1969 - sent to Corwin by the author; includes letter from Klein
Box 30 Lennart, Isobel / script, "Design for Sharing," read by Corwin 1969
Box 30 Madsen, Roy / master's thesis on biographical movies (142 or 148) 1968 - thesis on biographical movies; only those chapters dealing with the movie Lust for Life are included, along with two letters from Madsen
Box 30 Malloy, Carolyne / master's thesis on Corwin's radio dramas (223) 1968
Box 30 McNett, Richard J. / term paper on Corwin (184) 1949 - includes correspondence bewteen Corwin and the author
Box 30 Munson, Ona / radio program, CBS Open House, Corwin as guest (93) 1944 - script
O'Brien, Joel / radio program, The Corwin Cycle
Broadcast over Station WNYC in New York City in the summer of 1942, these were originally produced the previous year on the CBS Series 26 BY CORWIN. Joel O'Brien directed. Corwin had no direct connection with the productions.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Anne Rutledge 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0266)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Anne Rutledge.
Oversize 7 Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Appointment 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0265)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Appointment.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Between Americans 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0267)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Between Americans.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Daybreak 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0271)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Daybreak.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Descent of the Gods 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0268)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Descent of the Gods.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Fragment From a A Lost Cause 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0264)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Fragment from a Lost Cause.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Good Heavens! Sep 23, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0263)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Good Heavens!.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Murder In Studio One 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0269)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Murder in Studio One and Productions by others : Weintraub, William Hobart.
Oversize 8 Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: My Client Curley 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0272)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : My Client Curley.
Oversize 7 Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Old Salt 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0270)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Old Salt.
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Radio Primer Sep 23, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0261)
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Radio Primer.
Oversize 6 The Corwin Cycle: To Tim, at Twenty May 27, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0227)
Three programs from the Corwin Cycle: Wolfeiana Aug 18, 1942 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0262)
O'Neill, Eugene and Gassner, John / radio program, Author Meets Critic, discussing Corwin's Untitled
Eugene O'Neill, Jr., John Gassner, John T. M. McCafferey, Norman Corwin discussing the book "UNTITLED" on the AUTHOR MEETS CRITIC program of May 1, 1947, on Radio Station WQXR in New York City. Gassner served as adversary, and O'Neill, Jr., defended the book. Only copy extant.
Author Meets Critic [disc 1 of 2] 05/01/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0224)
Author Meets Critic [disc 2 of 2] 05/01/1947 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0225)
Box 30 Rennie[?], Hedley / painting of Corwin (179) 1945 - photocopy of oil portrait
Box 30 Rewald, John / research paper, "Van Gogh in Paris" (46) 1955 - research material compiled by John Rewald, possibly for use with Lust for Life
Earl Robinson Song for Corwin Series (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0352)
In 1944, Earl Robinson, composer of "Lonesome Train" and "Ballad for Americans," recorded a son he wrote to "plug" Corwin's then forthcoming weekly radio series over CBS, entitled COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN. (Corwin had earlier produced BALLAD FOR AMERICANS,and on the new series he produced and directed both THE LONESOME TRAIN and a one-act opera based on Carl Sandburg's THE PEOPLE, YES.)
Box 31 [Ryan, Robert] SET YOUR CLOCK AT U-235 May 1960 (1/4 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0360)
See also Radio programs : Set your clock at U-235 and Speeches : Set your clock at U-235.
Tape of Robert Ryan reading SET YOUR CLOCK AT U-235, published as one of the plays in UNTITLED, page 509. Broadcast over Radio Station KPFK, Los Angeles. See also item #102 - printed text.
Box 31 The Congo / The Plot to Overthrow Christmas / Mood Indigo 11/22/1963 (1/4 inch audio tape) (ID#: corwin_0374)
Typed description accompanying item reads as follows: "Choric reading of excerpts from / THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW CHRISTMAS / by the San Diego State Verse Choir, under the direction of Prof. E. K. Povenmire. Performed at Pacific Beach Junior High School, Cal., on Nov. 22, 1966."
Box 30 Schoenstein, Ralph / book, Time Lurches On, dedicated to Corwin (196) 1965
Box 30 Sherman, Richard / screenplay, "Message for Uncle Billy," connection to Corwin unknown (41) - alternate title, "Escape from Andersonville"; rough first draft
Box 30 Van Doren, Carl / foreword to special edition of Thirteen by Corwin 1942 - limited print edition, distributed by CBS; manuscript, galleys
Janet Waldo Reading Excerpts from Corwin Shows (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0226)
Miss Waldo, who starred for many years in the radio serial CORLISS ARCHER, made her own selection of material from early Corwin broadcasts - SEEMS RADIO IS HERE TO STAY, GOOD HEAVENS, and PSALM FOR A DARK YEAR. She read these to organ accompaniment. Corwin did not direct; he knew nothing of the reading, and was presented the record some time later. The disc was distributed among material that was circulated by the Armed Forces Radio Service during the war. Mrs. Waldo was the wife of Robert E. Lee, co-author of INHERIT THE WIND, AUNTIE MAE, and other plays and musicals.
Weintraub, William Hobart / proposed radio program Studio One, to be produced by Corwin
See also Productions by Corwin : Radio programs : Murder in Studio One and Productions by others : O'Brien, Joel.
Box 30 Proposal package (30) circa 1944 - includes blurbs about Corwin, summary of what the show would be about, etc.
Studio One 04/24/1943 (Lacquer discs/acetates) (ID#: corwin_0288)
Promotional recording for Studio One, a projected series offered for commercial sponsorship by William Hobart Weintraub, ca. 1944-5. Joseph Julian, whom Corwin had cast as the American on AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND in 1942, appears on this disc. Corwin's only contribution to this aural prospectus was the title. Though the series never became a reality, the title was used - with Corwin's permission - by his friend Fletcher Markle for a sustaining drama series over CBS, and later it was adopted by - and sponsored by - the Ford Motor Company. The title STUDIO ONE also moved intact over to television, where for some time it served as the name of one of the foremost dramatic programs.

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