Radio Scripts, 1942-1943

Collection Overview

Title: Radio Scripts, 1942-1943

Record Series: 14/03/01

Creator: Department of English, ISTC

Date: 1942-1943

Extent: 0.209 linear feet, 1 box

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Radio Scripts collection, 1942-1943, Archives Record Series 14/03/09, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of mimeograph copies of radio scripts for broadcasts from Iowa State Teachers College's KXEL radio.  These shows are formatted as roundtable discussions, forums, or readings between or by members of the Iowa State Teachers College Department of English Languages and Literature faculty.  The scripts are arranged chronologically.


Box 1

Folder 1

  • "The Poetry of James Hearst" with Reninger, Gates, Buxbaum, and Fagan (July 15, 1942)
  • "Speech Correction" with Henrikson, Lange, Frieden, Fritzel, Tuttle, Latchaw, and Barton (August 5, 1942)
  • "How to Read a Novel" with Reninger, Robinson, and Strayer (August 12, 1942)
  • "'The Mole on Lincoln's Cheek' by Marc Connelly" with unidentified cast (August 19, 1942)
  • "The Democratic Process in Work Groups" with Reninger and Gates (August 28, 1942)
  • "How Dictionaries are Made" with Buxbaum, Fagan, and Halvorson (September 16, 1942)

Folder 2

  • "Literature Versus History as an Interpretation of Life" with Hart, Grant, Robinson, and Sage (September 18, 1942)
  • "'What Do You Mean?' by Dr. Ernest H. Henrikson" read by Dr. Henrikson (September 23, 1942)
  • "Interpretive Speech Recital" with Roger, Eldon, Jean, Aldrich, Bill, Edwin, and Merritt (September 30, 1942)
  • "Living Literature: A Review of 'The Wind Blew from the East'" with Robinson, Lambertson, and Kascht (October 7, 1942)
  • "Discussion of High School Debate Subject - Resolved, that the Several Nations form a World Federation" with Lambertson, Turner, Hackett, and Birenbaum (October 14, 1942)

Folder 3

  • "'Adults Look at Fairy Tales' by Katherine Buxbaum" with Buxbaum, Fritzel, and Middleton (October 21, 1942)
  • "'Above Suspicion' by Sherwood Anderson" with unidentified cast (October 28, 1942)
  • "Living Literature: 'The Churches and a Just and Durable Peace'" with Knoff, Wills, Bothel, and Miller (November 11, 1942)
  • "'Stones' by Mary Ella Jones" with unidentified cast (November 12, 1942)
  • "Shall the Curfew Ring To-night?" with Hart, Buffum, Knoff, and Cram (November 13, 1942)

Folder 4

  • "'Emerson: Schoolmaster to America' by H.W. Reninger" with Reninger (November 14, 1942)
  • "'Harness for the Winged Horse'" with students Jones, Newman, Macy, Bakewell, and Campbell (November 19, 1942)
  • "Writing for Fun" with Terry and Blough (November 25, 1942)
  • "The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit to Come Back" with unidentified cast (November 26, 1942)
  • "'This Language of Ours' by Nelius O. Halvorson" with Halvorson (December 9, 1942) 

Folder 5

  • "Radio Workshop: 'They Burned the Books'" with unidentified cast (December 17, 1942)
  • "Living Literature: War and Peace" with James Hearst, Gates, Diamond, and Sage (December 23, 1942)
  • "Living Literature: A Time for Greatness by Herbert Agar" with Fagan, Solt, and Berninghausen (January 6, 1943)
  • "Aspects of the Post-War Period" with Lambertson, Mark, Petersen, Ratcliff, Ramsdell, Strand, and Lauren (January 20, 1943)

Folder 6  

  • "'We Refuse to Die!'" with unidentified cast (January 21, 1943)
  • "Shall We Scrap the Liberal Arts?" with Hart, Reninger, Scott, and Dufree (January 22, 1943)
  • "'Fiction Facts' by Irving W. Hart" with Herb Hake and Hart (January 26, 1943)
  • "'Off the Record' by Hazel B. Strayer" with Strayer (February 3, 1943)

Folder 7

  • "Answers from American Literature: Arrowsmith" with Reninger, Fagan, and Marwil (February 4, 1943)
  • "Answers from American Literature: The Good Earth" with Buxbaum, Todd, and Dieterich (February 18, 1943)
  • "Answers from American Literature: Walden" with Robinson, Reninger, and Lambertson (February 25, 1943)
  • "Answers from American Literature: An American Tragedy" with Reninger, Shirley, and Phyllis (March 4, 1943)
  • "Answers from American Literature: Ethan Frome" with Strayer, Jones, Eunice, and Roger (March 11, 1943)

Processing Information

Materials originally processed by University Archivist Gerald Peterson, date unknown.  Finding aid written and prepared for the Web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, May 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 12, 2017.

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