Radio Subject Guide
Elie Abel (1920-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, broadcaster, educator, and author, including extensive material regarding his work for NBC radio and television.
Joey Adams (1911-1999). Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, printed material, audio recordings, film, and memorabilia from the notable comedian.
Martha Albrand (1914-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the writer whose No Surrender served as inspiration for the film Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Ted Allbeury (1917-2005). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Jack Ansell (1925-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other material from the noted author and ABC television executive, including many documents regarding ABC from the 1960s and 1970s.
John Antrobus (1933- ). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, journals and diaries, notebooks, photographs, audio, artwork, legal material, professional material, research material, and financial material from the notable playwright.
Arthur Arent (1904-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, memorabilia and other material from the acclaimed playwright, author, and producer of radio and television programs, best known as managing editor and head writer of the Living Newspaper, a program of the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). A large collection of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the American grandmaster of science fiction, including his seminal works I, Robot (1950) and the "Robot" series; the "Foundation" novels; and numerous short stories, essays, criticism, book reviews, memoirs, introductions, and other items.
Frank Avruch (1928- ). Photographs, memorabilia, manuscripts, film, video, audio, and other material from the veteran Boston-based television producer and personality, known for his portrayal of Bozo the Clown as well as for hosting his long-running classic film program The Great Entertainment.
George Bailey (1919-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, and other material from the reporter, broadcaster, author, and director of Radio Liberty from 1982 to 1985, including extensive material regarding Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe.
Faith Baldwin (1893-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, audio recordings, and much more from the best-selling and prolific American romance novelist and short story writer.
George Baxt (1923-2003). Manuscripts for novels, plays, screenplays, and teleplays, as well as correspondence from the popular author, best known for his groundbreaking mystery novels featuring an openly gay protagonist.
Robert Benchley (1889-1945). Manuscripts, diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other material.from the legendary American author and humorist.
Mary Benson (1919-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the important South African journalist, author, and active opponent of apartheid. Includes letters from Nelson Mandela.
Simon Brett (1945- ). Manuscripts from the notable radio producer and writer of detective fiction.
David Brudnoy (1940-2004). Correspondence, manuscripts, research files, audio recordings, photographs, and other items from the popular Boston-based radio talk show host, author, and critic.
Donald Buka (1920-2009). Correspondence, photographs, and other items from the veteran American film and stage actor.
Harold Burson (1921- ). Radio scripts describing the Nuremberg Trials, from the American pioneer of the public relations field.
Cab Calloway (1907-1994). Manuscripts, musical scores, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and correspondence. Two scrapbooks of clippings about Calloway's radio shows Quizzacle (1941-1942), later called Quizz (1943).
Roger Caras (1928-2001). Manuscripts; correspondence; some photographs; drafts of screenplays for both television and film; reports and speeches; and copious research files from the notable American wildlife photographer and writer.
Leslie Charteris (1907-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items from the notable author.
Hans Conried (1917-1982). Manuscripts, artwork, awards, correspondence, subject files, photographs, printed material, and other items from the notable character actor.
Alistair Cooke (1908-2004). Manuscripts, notebooks, printed material, correspondence, audio, photographs, scrapbooks, film and video, awards, and other items from the notable journalist and broadcaster.
Norman Corwin (1910-2011). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the esteemed journalist, producer, screenwriter, director, author and teacher, known for his pioneering and influential radio broadcasts.
Kendell Foster Crossen (1910-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other material from the noted novelist, short story writer, radio author, and critic.
Bette Davis (1908-1989). An extensive collection of scrapbooks, juvenilia, correspondence, manuscripts, journals, diaries, photographs, artwork, memorabilia, and audio and video recordings, from the incomparable American film star.
L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000). Manuscripts and other material from the popular and prolific author, including manuscripts for several works of science-fiction and fantasy as well as an extensive collection of rare science-fiction and fantasy magazines and fanzines dating from the late 1930s through the 1960s.
Carl de Suze (1915-1998). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the notable radio host.
Barbara DeKovner-Mayer (1935- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the American journalist, radio host, and author.
Helen Deutsch (1906-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the great American screenwriter, songwriter, and journalist.
Michael Dibdin (1947-2007). Manuscripts, correspondence, professional materials, printed materials, and other items from the notable crime writer.
Charles Einstein (1926-2007). Manuscripts and printed items from the notable newspaperman and sports writer.
Stanley Eveling (1925-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the award-winning English playwright, educator, and philosopher.
Farnsworth Fowle (1915-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable journalist.
Benedict Freedman (1919-) and Nancy (1920-) Manuscripts, printed material, and professional material from the co-author of Mrs. Mike, which went on to inspire a film adaptation. In the Benedict and Nancy Freedman collection.
Tana de Gamez (1920-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable journalist.
Maxwell Geismar (1909-1979). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, and other items from the esteemed critic and literary historian, including several letters, manuscripts, photos, and other items regarding Eldridge Cleaver (Geismar edited and wrote the introduction to Cleaver's book Soul on Ice.
Noel B. Gerson (1914-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, and scrapbooks from the prolific historical novelist and writer for Robert Montgomery Presents and other series in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Michael Gilbert (1912-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, and other material from the popular and prolific British author of mystery, suspense, crime, and espionage fiction.
Mildred (1912-1979) and Gordon Gordon (1912-2002) Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and more material from the novelist and her husband who together wrote many crime fiction novels, some of which became films.
Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962). Manuscripts from the notable playwright and novelist.
Sonya Hamlin (1923-). A large collection of audio and video recordings, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and more from the pioneering television producer, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, media analyst, and founder of the field of “courtroom communication.”
Eric Hatch (1901-1973). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, professional material, audio, photographs, financial and legal material, and other items from the notable writer.
Ronald Hayman (1932-). Manuscripts and audio materials from the notable critic, dramatist, and writer.
Julius Horwitz (1920-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, research materials, audio materials, photographs, notebooks, and other items from the notable author.
Jay Richard Kennedy (1904-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, video materials, audio materials, photographs, and medical records from the notable author.
James D. Killian Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, and printed materials from the notable author.
Bill Knox (1928-1999). Manuscripts, diaries, and other material from the renowned Scottish journalist, author, and broadcaster.
Jack Kuper (1932-). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, professional material, and other items from the prominent author and producer, known for his memoir Child of the Holocaust.
Josephine Lawrence (1895-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the prolific novelist, known for her focus on the role of class in America.
C.Y. Lee (1917-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and printed material from the notable author.
John Leonard (1939-2008). Manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence from the notable critic.
Dick Levitan (1933-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, audio materials, and photographs from the notable journalist.
William Bennett Lewis (1904-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, posters, and other material from the television and advertising executive, including numerous documents regarding his work administering the Office of War Information during World War II.
Beatrice Lillie (1894-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular Canadian actress, singer, and comedienne, known for her work with Noël Coward and Cole Porter.
Frederick J. Lipp (1916-1995). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, research material, and journals from the notable author.
Joseph Liss (1911-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific American writer for television, film, radio, and the stage.
Marya Mannes (1904-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, audio, and other material from this influential and prolific novelist, playwright, memoirist, poet, and journalist.
Robin Maugham (1916-1981). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the popular and prolific British author.
James McCargar (1920-2007). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from this high-ranking CIA officer, including many documents regarding his work running agents in post-war Hungary as well as his work with Radio Free Europe.
Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). Hundreds of photographs taken by McDowall of various Hollywood friends and acquaintances, including Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
Abel [Lewis Allan] Meeropol (1903-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, and other items from the popular and prolific songwriter, performer, and civil rights advocate.
R.K. Narayan (1906-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and many other items from the legendary Indian author.
Anthony Newley (1931-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, professional material, printed materials, audio recordings, film and video, personal memorabilia, and other items from the notable actor.
Robert Newman (1909-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, and other materials from the notable actor.
Bruce Palmer (1932-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable journalist.
Lindsay Patterson (1934-2009). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable writer.
Virgilia Peterson (1904-1966). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the revered literary critic and author.
Allan Prior (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio and video recordings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material from the prolific and award-winning English author of novels, teleplays, screenplays, radio plays, and more.
Alec Rackowe (1897-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items from the notable author.
Claude Rains (1889-1967). Manuscripts, correspondence, legal and financial material, printed material, scrapbooks, personal memorabilia, and other items from the notable actor.
Dan Rather (1931- ). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, video recordings, and many other items, from the legendary reporter, broadcaster, and longtime CBS News anchor.
Harry Richman (1895-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, personal memorabilia, artwork, and other items from the notable American entertainer.
Wolf Rilla (1920-2005). Manuscripts, journals and diaries, research materials, correspondence, photographs, audio material, legal and financial material, and printed material from the notable writer.
John Roeburt (1909-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, research material, professional material, photographs, and memorabilia from the notable author and radio writer.
W.E. Dan Ross (1912-1995). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, including several works of horror and suspense.
Jonathan Schwartz (1938-). Manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence from the notable radio personality.
Robert Lewis Shayon (1912-2008). Manuscripts, audio and video recordings, correspondence, and much more from the legendary radio and television producer, director, broadcaster, media historian, and critic.
Marc Slonim (1894-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, financial and legal documents, scrapbooks, personal memorabilia, and audio from the notable critic.
Kate Smith (1907-1986). Scrapbooks, photographs, kinescope reels, audio, and other material from the pioneering and popular singer, actress, and radio and television show host.
Robert Speaight (1904-1976). Manuscripts, printed material, and both personal and professional correspondences from the notable writer and actor.
Robert St. John (1902-2003). Manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, correspondence, and more from the intrepid war correspondent and broadcast journalist.
W. Gordon Swan (1906-1998). Memorabilia from Swan's time at WBZ radio.
Herbert Bayard Swope (1882-1958). Correspondence, subject files, photographs, printed items, albums, diaries, and financial records from the notable editor and journalist.
Michael Talbot (1937-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, personal memorabilia, and financial material from the notable writer.
Howard Thurman (1900-1981). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, audio recordings, and other items regarding an important and influential American clergyman, theologian, author, and civil rights leader.
Ralph de Toledano (1916-2007). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other items from the influential conservative journalist and author of Spies, Dupes and Diplomats.
James Tucker (1929-). Manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence from the notable author.
Hugh Wheeler (1912-1987). Manuscripts from the notable author, novelist, and dramatist.
Jerry Williams (1924-2003). Printed material, memorabilia, correspondence, photographs, and professional material from the notable radio host.