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Theatre Guild Radio Scripts

Collection ID

SCRC 297

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary

Theatre Guild Radio Scripts


Collection ID
SCRC 297

Theatre Guild

0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English


Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

Theater Guild on the Air opened as a Sunday feature on ABC for United States Steel on September 9, 1945.  It was the radio arm of the Theatre Guild, a small production company originally formed by theater people just after World War I. Theatre Guild on the Air was a showcase for stars as well as directors and authors.  It did for Broadway what Lux had done for films.  Most of the radio plays were drawn directly from the stage.

Description of Collection

Radio scripts for Terence Rattigan's The Winslow boy and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, both adapted for radio by Leslie Reade.  Collection includes two drafts of each script, including the final broadcast version, presented by the United States Steel Corporation in the radio drama series, Theater Guild on the Air.


Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://temple-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?...

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Theatre Guild Radio Scripts are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], Theatre Guild Radio Scripts, SCRC 297, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Black Sun, September 19, 1986.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in October 2017 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.          


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Rattigan, Terence
Reade, Leslie
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

Corporate Names:
United States Steel Corporation

Radio adaptations
Radio authorship

Material Types:
Radio scripts