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Collection Number: 05231

Collection Title: Doug and Hazel Anderson Storer Collection, 1920s-2003

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Size 48.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 40,000 items)
Abstract Doug Storer was a radio producer, talent agent, and writer responsible for creating and producing radio programs, 1930s-1960s, including Ripley's Believe It or Not and Renfrew of the Mounted. He also introduced Robert Ripley, Dale Carnegie, Bob Considine, and Cab Calloway to radio. From about 1933 until 1949, Storer produced Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not radio broadcasts on several networks and developed a close personal relationship with Ripley. Under Storer's direction, Believe It or Not became one of the most successful radio programs of the 1930s and 1940s. After Ripley's death in 1949, Storer became president of Believe It or Not, Inc., and continued to oversee production of radio programs, television shows, and other projects of the Believe It or Not franchise. In 1960, Storer sold his interest in Believe It or Not and started a similar franchise titled Amazing But True, which included books, radio shows, newspaper columns, and films all featuring "tales of strange people, weird occurrences, and peculiar animals and places." From the 1940s to the 1970s, Storer and his wife Hazel Anderson Storer traveled the world researching subjects for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True . The Storers spent most of their later years in Belleair, Fla. Doug Storer died in 1985 at age 86, and Hazel Storer died in 2005. Materials relate mostly to Storer and his work in connection with Ripley's Believe It or Not, Amazing But True, and Renfrew of the Mounted , as well as his management of early radio personalities such as Robert Ripley, Bob Considine, Dale Carnegie, Laurie York Erskine, and Cab Calloway. The collection includes some correspondence of Storer; contracts between Storer, individuals he managed, publishers, and broadcast networks; subject files related to Storer's research for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True productions; a nearly complete set of original scripts for Believe It or Not and Renfrew of the Mounted radio broadcasts; and transcription discs and other recordings of selected Believe It or Not , Amazing But True, Renfrew of the Mounted, and other radio shows produced by Storer or featuring individuals represented by him. Subject files generally contain research on oddities, unusual persons, facts and feats, and bizarre customs. Also included are photographs and film of Robert Ripley, mostly documenting production of early Believe It or Not radio and television programs; photographs of individuals that Storer represented; and photographs, negatives, slides, and travel diaries documenting Doug and Hazel Storer's travels and research for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True productions. Some materials relate to Barry Goldwater; Edward, Duke of Windsor; building a memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Christmas celebrations. A small amount of material relates to television versions of Storer's projects. Selected publications by Storer, Ripley, Considine, and Erskine are also included.
Creator Storer, Doug.



Storer, Hazel Anderson, d. 2005.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio and film may require production of listening and viewing copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Doug and Hazel Anderson Storer Collection #5231, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Hazel Anderson Storer of Bellaire, Fla., in August 2005 (Acc. 100177), June 2006 (Acc. 100465), and July 2006 (Acc. 100498); and from Melba Remig Saltarelli of Clearwater, Fla., in July 2006 (Acc. 100466).
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Radio producer, talent agent, and writer Doug Storer was born near Harlem, N.Y., in 1899. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1921 and completed one year of medical school there. During the 1920s, Storer worked for the John Curtiss Advertising Agency as an account executive and also managed the agency's radio department. In 1929, he left the Curtiss Agency to reorganize and manage radio stations owned by his cousin George Storer in Ohio. As vice president and general manager of WGHP in Detroit and WSPD in Toledo, Storer developed programming and oversaw nearly every aspect of the stations' operation. With his success as a station manager, in 1931, he became director of radio for the Blackman Company, where he created and produced radio programs for several large firms including the United States Rubber Company, Hudson Motor Car Company, and Proctor and Gamble. While at Blackman, Storer was responsible for introducing Robert Ripley and his Believe It or Not feature to radio.

The Believe It or Not franchise officially began in 1918 as a newspaper cartoon panel drawn by sports cartoonist Robert Ripley that featured unusual sporting feats and facts. Over time, the scope of Believe It or Not cartoons expanded to include all sorts of oddities and unusual facts. By the 1930s, the feature was syndicated in over 300 newspapers worldwide. Despite the questionable veracity of many claims made in Believe It or Not, Ripley insisted on their accuracy. Encouraged by the success of Believe It or Not cartoons and book projects, Ripley, with Storer's help, brought the feature to radio in 1930.

From about 1933 until 1949, Doug Storer produced Ripley's Believe It or Not radio broadcasts and managed all of Ripley's business affairs. Under Storer's direction, Believe It or Not was broadcast on several networks and became one of the most successful programs on radio. During their association, Ripley and Storer formed a close personal relationship. Doug Storer and his wife Hazel Anderson Storer were married at Ripley's estate in New York, and they traveled extensively with Ripley during production of Believe It or Not broadcasts. Although Ripley entrusted Storer with nearly all of his business affairs, Storer later claimed that the two never signed a formal contract and that Ripley "never asked for an accounting." Upon Ripley's death in 1949, Storer became president of Believe It or Not, Inc., and continued to oversee production of radio programs, television shows, and other projects bearing the Believe It or Not name.

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Storer also managed a number of other radio personalities including Laurie York Erskine, creator of Renfrew of the Mounted; self-help guru Dale Carnegie; journalist Bob Considine; and band leader Cab Calloway. In the early 1940s, Storer was director of programming for the Blue Network, initially a division of NBC that was later absorbed by ABC. At the Blue Network, Storer developed several radio programs in support of the war effort including Scramble, a program sponsored by the Junior Air Reserve to encourage young boys to become pilots, and a series of 'Believe It or Not' broadcasts sponsored by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and designed to promote hemispheric solidarity between the United States and Latin America.

After overseeing the Believe It or Not franchise for ten years, Storer sold his interest in the company in 1960 and started his own franchise titled Amazing But True. Like the Believe It or Not series, Amazing But True included books, radio shows, newspaper columns, and films all featuring "tales of strange people, weird occurrences, and peculiar animals and places." From the 1940s to the 1970s, Doug and Hazel Storer traveled around the world researching subjects for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True. Their "discoveries" included human oddities like Javier Pereira, a Columbian man reported to be the oldest man alive at age 167, and Lina Medina, allegedly the youngest woman to give birth at age 5. From the 1960s to the 1980s, Storer authored several Amazing But True books that highlighted unusual facts about presidents, animals, royalty, and other subjects. Storer also broadcast brief Amazing But True radio segments on NBC's Monitor program and other radio programs, and his Amazing But True newspaper column was syndicated in several newspapers, especially in Florida.

Doug and Hazel Storer spent most of their later years in Belleair, Fla. After Doug Storer's death in December 1985 at age 86, Hazel Storer sold and donated a number of artifacts and other materials in her possession related to Ripley and Believe It or Not to Believe It or Not, Inc. Hazel Storer died in 2005.

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Materials in the collection relate mostly to radio producer, talent agent, and writer Doug Storer and his work in connection with Ripley's Believe It or Not, Amazing But True, and Renfrew of the Mounted , as well as his management of early radio personalities such as Robert Ripley, Bob Considine, Dale Carnegie, Laurie York Erskine, and Cab Calloway. The collection includes some correspondence of Storer; contracts between Storer, individuals he managed, publishers, and broadcast networks; subject files related to Storer's research for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True productions; a nearly complete set of original scripts for Believe It or Not and Renfrew of the Mounted radio broadcasts; and transcription discs and other recordings of selected Believe It or Not, Amazing But True, Renfrew of the Mounted , and other radio shows produced by Storer or featuring individuals represented by him. Subject files generally contain research on oddities, unusual persons, facts and feats, and bizarre customs. Also included are photographs and film of Robert Ripley, mostly documenting production of early Believe It or Not radio and television programs; photographs of individuals that Storer represented; and photographs, negatives, slides, and travel diaries documenting Doug and Hazel Storer's travels and research for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True productions. Some materials relate to Barry Goldwater; Edward, Duke of Windsor; building a memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Christmas celebrations. A small amount of material relates to television versions of Storer's projects. Selected publications by Storer, Ripley, Considine, and Erskine are also included.

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Contents list

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1. Doug Storer Materials, 1920s-1995 and undated.
1.1. Correspondence, 1930-1995 and undated.
1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978.
1.3. Subject Files, 1930s-1980s.
1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s.
1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s.
1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s.
1.3.4. Christmas, 1950s-1970s.
1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s.
2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s.
3. Ripley's Believe It or Not, 1929-1994.
3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s.
3.2. Travel Materials, 1930s-1950s.
3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975.
3.4. Believe It or Not Publications, 1929-1959.
3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s.
3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949.
3.7. Believe It or Not Stories by Doug Storer, 1950s-1960s.
3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated.
4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986.
5. Renfrew of the Mounted, 1936-1980.
5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980.
5.2. Renfrew Books and Other Publications, 1930s-1970s.
5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942.
5.4. Renfrew Transcription Discs, 1948 and undated.
6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980.
7. Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, circa 1920s-1980.
7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980.
7.2. Subject Photographs and Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s).
8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated.
9. Video and Film, 1939-1993 and undated.
9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated.
9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated.

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About 15,300 items.

Chiefly business correspondence and some personal correspondence of Doug Storer; contracts and legal materials related to agreements between Storer, persons he represented as a talent agent, and various broadcast networks, publishers, and advertising agencies; and subject files chiefly related to research for the Amazing But True franchise and Believe It or Not radio programs, books, and other productions. Subject files include files on topical subjects, files on individuals, and files related to Storer's travels, and in particular, his interest in different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Other materials include publicity scrapbooks compiled by Storer, certificates and awards, personal telephone and address books, biographical materials, souvenirs, and various publications collected by Storer. There is also a box containing three-note NBC chimes and three embossing stamps, including one for Believe It or Not, Inc., and one for Amazing But True, Inc.

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About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological by topic.

Chiefly contracts between Storer and personalities he represented as a talent agent and with broadcasting companies, publishers, and advertising agencies. Personalities Storer represented include Robert Ripley, Dale Carnegie, Bob Considine, and Laurie York Erskine. Of particular interest are contracts related to Storer's management of Robert Ripley and the Believe It or Not program. Believe It or Not contracts document agreements with NBC, King Features Syndicate, Borg-Warner, the United States Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Simon and Schuster, and others. Many contracts bear Ripley's distinctive signature. There are also contracts related to the Renfrew of the Mounted radio program and its creator Laurie York Erskine. Generally, contracts document financial arrangements and other agreements between radio personalities, broadcast agencies, and Doug Storer during the early years of radio. Also included are contracts related to Storer's Amazing But True series and a copy of his will.

Folder 11

Believe It or Not: Contracts with King Features Syndicate, 1929-1944 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 11

Folder 12

Believe It or Not: Contracts with King Features Syndicate, 1929-1955 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 12

Folder 13

Believe It or Not: Robert L. Ripley Contracts, 1936-1949 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 13

Folder 14

Believe It or Not: NBC Contracts, 1936-1949 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 14

Folder 15

Believe It or Not: Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA) Contracts, 1941-1942 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 15

These contracts were negotiated and signed by Storer, Ripley, and Coordinator Nelson Rockefeller. They relate to a radio program Ripley conducted on behalf of the OCIAA that was broadcast across Latin America to promote cooperation and hemispheric solidarity between the Americas, and to solicit Latin American contributions to the war effort.

Folder 16

Believe It or Not: Contracts after 1949 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 16

Folder 17

Believe It or Not: Contracts with NBC-TV after Ripley's Death, 1949 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 17

Folder 18

Believe It or Not: Borg-Warner Contracts (J. Walter Thompson and Company), 1950 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 18

Folder 19

Believe It or Not: Saint Augustine Museum and John Arthur Exhibitions, Inc., 1951 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 19

Folder 20

Believe It or Not: Princeton T.V. Productions Contract, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 20

Folder 21

Believe It or Not: Contracts with King Features Syndicate, 1952-1954 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 21

Folder 22

Believe It or Not: Group Advertising Specialties, Ltd. Contract, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 22

Folder 23

Believe It or Not: Forged Contract, 1957 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 23

Folder 24

Believe It or Not: Bob Considine Ripley Biography Contract, 1961-1964 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 24

Folder 25

Simon and Schuster Contracts, 1949-1961 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 25

Folder 26

Simon and Schuster Contracts, 1953-1956 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 26

Folder 27

NBC Blue Network: Contracts, 1942 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 27

Folder 28

Renfrew of the Mounted: Contracts, 1936-1977 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 28

Folder 29

Renfrew of the Mounted: Contracts, 1937-1970s #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 29

Folder 30

Renfrew of the Mounted: Contracts, 1950-1977 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 30

Folder 31

Hildegarde Contract, 1939 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 31

Folder 32

Dale Carnegie Contracts, 1958-1960 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 32

Folder 33

Summit House Books Contracts, 1959-1960 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 33

Folder 34

Charlie Smith Contract, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 34

Folder 35

Bob Considine Contracts, 1960-1973 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 35

Folder 36

Scholastic Magazine Book Contract, 1968 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 36

Folder 37

Amazing But True: International Tourist Attractions Contract, 1968 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 37

Folder 38

Amazing But True: Stamp Book Contract, 1968 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 38

Folder 39

Amazing But True: Simon and Schuster Contract, 1974 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 39

Folder 40

Paul Belknap Contract, 1978 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 40

Folder 41

Agreement between Hazel Storer and Edward Bloom, 1958 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 41

Folder 42

Property Transfer from Hazel Storer to Doug Storer, 1964 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 42

Folder 43

Doug Storer Will, 1980 #05231, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts and Legal Materials, 1929-1978." Folder 43

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About 11,100 items.

Subject files mostly generated by Doug Storer as part of his research for Believe It or Not and Amazing But True. Files include general subject files, files on individuals, files related to travel, and files related to different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scripts, and other research materials. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

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About 6,000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

General subject files including correspondence, clippings, photographs, scripts, and other materials chiefly related to oddities and other unusual facts researched by Storer, many of which were featured in Believe It or Not and Amazing But True books, radio shows, newspaper columns, and other projects. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 44-45

Folder 44

Folder 45

$28,000 Cashier's Check #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 44-45

Folder 46

Accidents #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 46

Folder 47

Alliterative Introductions for Bob Ripley #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 47

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

American Fondouk #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 48-49

Folder 50-53

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Animal Book #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 50-53

Folder 54

Appliances #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 54

Folder 55

Arab Stamp Book #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 55

Folder 56

Art #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 56

Folder 57

B #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 57

Folder 58

Baseball Story #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 58

Folder 59

Battle of Ball's Bluff #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 59

Folder 60

Bogart, Humphrey #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 60

Folder 61

Bombs and Explosions #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 61

Folder 62

Books and Authors #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 62

Folder 63

Books, Magazines, and Newspapers #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 63

Folder 64

Boys' Life #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 64

Folder 65

Brahma Pyramid #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 65

Folder 66-67

Folder 66

Folder 67

Broadcast Pioneers #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 66-67

Folder 68

Canals #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 68

Folder 69-72

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Carnegie, Dale #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 69-72

Folder 73

Cartoons, Political #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 73

Folder 74

Cats #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 74

Folder 75

China #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 75

Folder 76

Circus #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 76

Folder 77

Civil Defense, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 77

Folder 78

Colt Firearms #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 78

Folder 79

Columbus Day #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 79

Folder 80

Crime #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 80

Folder 81

"The Curious Traveler: An Encyclopedia of Travel Oddities" #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 81

Folder 82

Dali Cards #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 82

Folder 83

Daniel Boone Submarine #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 83

Folder 84-85

Folder 84

Folder 85

Dartmouth #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 84-85

Folder 86-87

Folder 86

Folder 87

Death #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 86-87

Folder 88-89

Folder 88

Folder 89

Dogs #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 88-89

Folder 90

Dogs of America #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 90

Folder 91

Dolls #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 91

Folder 92

E #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 92

Folder 93

Eagle that Stole a Child #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 93

Folder 94

Earthquakes and Volcanos #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 94

Folder 95-96

Folder 95

Folder 96

Easter and Spring #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 95-96

Folder 97

Edison, Thomas #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 97

Folder 98

Eisenhower, Dwight: Believe It or Not Cartoon and Letter, 1953 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 98

Folder 99

El Fusilado (The Executed One) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 99

Folder 100

Elections #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 100

Folder 101

Encyclopedia Brittanica #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 101

Folder 102

F #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 102

Folder 103-104

Folder 103

Folder 104

Famous Men #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 103-104

Folder 105

Farmer's Almanac #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 105

Folder 106

Father's Day #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 106

Folder 107

First Flight, Storer Family #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 107

Folder 108

First X-Ray, Dartmouth #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 108

Folder 109

Flag #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 109

Folder 110

Flag Day #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 110

Folder 111

Food and Drink #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 111

Folder 112

Fourth of July #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 112

Folder 113

Frauds and Freaks #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 113

Folder 114

G #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 114

Folder 115

Ganeshi Lall and Son #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 115

Folder 116

Goodnights for Believe It or Not #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 116

Folder 117

H #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 117

Folder 118

Halloween #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 118

Folder 119

Heatherbloom the Jumping Horse #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 119

Folder 120

Houses #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 120

Folder 121

I: Italy, Indonesia, Indians #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 121

Folder 122

Inventory of Items at Home #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 122

Folder 123

"It's the Irish": Book Project #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 123

Folder 124

J-K #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 124

Folder 125

Jewels and Jewelry #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 125

Folder 126-129

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Captain Johnson #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 126-129

USS S-5 Submarine rescue

Folder 130

Joseph, Bob #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 130

Folder 131

Kekela's Watch #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 131

Folder 132

Lim, Poon #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 132

Folder 133

Lion's Club #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 133

Folder 134

Lincoln, Abraham #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 134

Folder 135

Masai Cattle #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 135

Folder 136

McKinley, William #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 136

Folder 137

Medina, Lina #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 137

Five year old girl who gave birth.

Folder 138

Miraculous Staircase #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 138

Folder 139

Money #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 139

Folder 140-142

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Monuments #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 140-142

Folder 143

Motherhood #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 143

Folder 144

Museums and Colleges #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 144

Folder 145

Music #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 145

Folder 146

Music Composers, etc. #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 146

Folder 147

N-O #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 147

Folder 148

National Enquirer #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 148

Folder 149

Natural Disasters #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 149

Folder 151

New York #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 151

Folder 152

Newspapers #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 152

Folder 153

Nipper the Dog #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 153

Folder 154

Old Documents #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 154

Folder 155

"One Vote" Press Kit #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 155

Folder 156

Other Materials #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 156

Folder 157

P-Q #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 157

Folder 158

Payne, John Howard #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 158

Folder 159-160

Folder 159

Folder 160

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 159-160

Folder 161

Picasso #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 161

Folder 162

Pinellas County (Fla.) Health Department #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 162

Folder 163

Portrait in Blood #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 163

Folder 164

Postcard Price Guide, 1974 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 164

Folder 165

Psychological Corporation #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 165

Folder 166

Publications #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 166

Folder 167

Puzzles #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 167

Folder 168

R #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 168

Folder 169

Railroads #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 169

Folder 170-171

Folder 170

Folder 171

Religion and the Holy Land #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 170-171

Folder 172

Royalty #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 172

Folder 173

Royalties #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 173

Folder 174

S #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 174

Folder 175

Scholastic Magazine #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 175

Folder 176

Scramble Program, 1942 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 176

Folder 177

The Sea #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 177

Folder 178

Simon and Schuster #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 178

Folder 179

Smallest Diamond #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 179

Folder 180

Sound Tapes of the Past #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 180

Folder 181

Source Material, 1944-1946 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 181

Folder 182

Source Material #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 182

Folder 183

Space Food #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 183

Folder 184

Speech Material #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 184

Folder 185

The Spoof Paper #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 185

Folder 186-188

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Stamps #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 186-188

Folder 189

Stamp Book #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 189

Folder 190-191

Folder 190

Folder 191

Supernatural #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 190-191

Folder 192

Superstitions #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 192

Folder 193

T #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 193

Folder 194

Tapscott #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 194

Folder 195

Tattler #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 195

Folder 196

Telephone Bills #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 196

Folder 197

Thanksgiving #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 197

Folder 198

Thunderbirds #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 198

Folder 199

Tobacco #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 199

Folder 200

UPS: Damaged Items #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 200

Folder 201

Variety Reprints #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 201

Folder 202

Very Old People #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 202

Folder 203

Volcanos #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 203

Folder 204-205

Folder 204

Folder 205

Washington, George #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 204-205

Folder 206

Washington Cathedral #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 206

Folder 207

Washington Inauguration Centennial, 1889 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 207

A program and medal.

Folder 208

Weather #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 208

Folder 209

Wills and Legacies #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 209

Folder 210

Windsors, Duke and Duchess #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 210

Folder 211

Witchcraft #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 211

Folder 212-214

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Women #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 212-214

Folder 215

"Wrong-Way Corrigan" #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 215

Folder 216

X-Y-Z #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 216

Folder 217

Yankee #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 217

Folder 218

Yellowstone #05231, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Subjects, 1930s-1980s." Folder 218

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Files containing correspondence, scripts, clippings, agreements, photographs, and other materials mostly related to individuals that Storer either represented as a talent agent or with whom he had other business associations. Some individuals were featured in Believe It or Not or Amazing But True episodes and books. Of particular interest are files relating to Javier Pereira, a Colombian man Storer "discovered" and promoted in 1956 as the "oldest living man in the world" at age 167, and files relating to band leader Cab Calloway and his 1940s radio show Quizzicale originated and produced by Storer. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 219

Eugene Ballard #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 219

The first African-American military pilot.

Folder 220

Fred Barnes, Australia #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 220

Folder 221

Hal Black #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 221

Folder 222

Branford and Johnson #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 222

Folder 223

Brown and Bigelow #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 223

Folder 224-225

Folder 224

Folder 225

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 224-225

Folder 226

Santa Claus #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 226

A Navy Seaman with the name Santa Claus.

Folder 227

Walter Gray Crump #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 227

Folder 228

Vivian Dally #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 228

Folder 229

Louis Derochemont #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 229

Folder 230

George Hulber (Treasurer of Believe It or Not), 1954-1955 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 230

Folder 231

Paul Ilton #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 231

Folder 232

Sol Immerman, 1976 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 232

Folder 233

Archdale Jones #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 233

Folder 234

Ernie Kehr and the Stamp Program, 1952-1954 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 234

Folder 235-236

Folder 235

Folder 236

Kuda Bux #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 235-236

A man who walked on fire.

Folder 237

Poon Lim #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 237

Survived 131 days adrift on a life raft.

Folder 238

Paul Luther #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 238

Folder 239-241

Folder 239

Folder 240

Folder 241

Javier Pereira, 1955-1958 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 239-241

Allegedly the oldest man in the world at age 167.

Folder 242

Hank McCune Show, 1950-1952 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 242

Folder 243

Jerry Mann #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 243

Folder 244

Louis Sobel #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 244

Folder 245-246

Folder 245

Folder 246

Charlie Smith #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 245-246

113-year old ex-slave.

Folder 247

John Schneider #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 247

Folder 248

Tom Terriss #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 248

Folder 249-250

Folder 249

Folder 250

Carveth Wells #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 249-250

Explorer and author.

Folder 251

Frank S. Wright #05231, Subseries: "1.3.2. Individuals, 1940s-1980s." Folder 251

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s.

About 2500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Travel files chiefly relating to locations visited by Doug and Hazel Storer from the 1940s to the 1960s in connection with their work on various Believe It or Not segments and Amazing But True projects. In 1956, Doug Storer participated in a USO Tour, and in 1965 the Storers took a lengthy "Round the World Tour." Generally, travel files highlight unusual places, customs, or other oddities the Storers researched during their travels. Many files contain information on unique Christmas traditions celebrated in various locations. Materials consist mostly of promotional items sent from bureaus of tourism; pamphlets, brochures, menus, and other ephemera collected by the Storers in various locations; publications; and scattered correspondence, photographs, postcards, story drafts, clippings, and other research notes related to their travels. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

For photographs related to the Storers' travels, see Series 7.

Folder 252

Alaska #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 252

Folder 253

Africa #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 253

Folder 254

Austria #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 254

Folder 255

Bangkok #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 255

Folder 256

Britain and Ireland (Christmas) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 256

Folder 257

British Isles #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 257

Folder 258

China #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 258

Folder 259

Columbia #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 259

Folder 260

Egypt #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 260

Folder 261

Europe (early 1930s) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 261

Folder 262

France #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 262

Folder 263

France (Christmas) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 263

Folder 264

Germany (Christmas) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 264

Folder 265

Greece #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 265

Folder 266

Guatemala #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 266

Folder 267

Holland #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 267

Folder 268

Hong Kong #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 268

Folder 269

Indonesia #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 269

Folder 270-271

Folder 270

Folder 271

Ireland #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 270-271

Folder 272-273

Folder 272

Folder 273

Italy #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 272-273

Folder 274

Japan #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 274

Folder 275

Lebanon #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 275

Folder 276

Manila #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 276

Folder 277

Mexico, 1955 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 277

Folder 278

Morocco #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 278

Folder 279

Orient (China, Pakistan, India) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 279

Folder 280

Philippines #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 280

Folder 281

Scandinavia #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 281

Folder 282

South Africa #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 282

Folder 283

South America #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 283

Folder 284

South America and the Caribbean, 1955 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 284

Folder 285

South America and Central America, 1930s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 285

Folder 286

Spain (including Christmas) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 286

Folder 287

Spain and Portugal #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 287

Folder 288-289

Folder 288

Folder 289

Switzerland #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 288-289

Folder 290

Switzerland (Christmas) #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 290

Folder 291-292

Folder 291

Folder 292

Travel: Miscellaneous #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 291-292

Folder 293

Travel Notes, 1940s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 293

Folder 294-295

Folder 294

Folder 295

Travel Notes #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 294-295

Folder 296

Turkey #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 296

Folder 297

Turkey, Greece, and Eastern Europe #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 297

Folder 298-299

Folder 298

Folder 299

USO Trip, 1956 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 298-299

Folder 300

Vietnam, 1965 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 300

Folder 301

World Tour, 1965 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 301

Folder 302

World Trip, 1965-1966 #05231, Subseries: "1.3.3. Travel, 1930s-1970s." Folder 302

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.4. Christmas, 1950s-1970s.

About 2,000 items.

Chiefly research files compiled by Doug Storer relating to different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Storer produced a series of recordings for RCA entitled Christmas Vignettes and authored a number of newspaper columns and magazine articles in Pictorial Living about Christmas traditions and related topics such as the origins of the song "Silent Night," the history of the Christmas card, and the disposition of Santa's bones.

Folder 303-332

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Folder 317

Folder 318

Folder 319

Folder 320

Folder 321

Folder 322

Folder 323

Folder 324

Folder 325

Folder 326

Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

Folder 332

Christmas #05231, Subseries: "1.3.4. Christmas, 1950s-1970s." Folder 303-332

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s.

About 2,000 items.

Other materials including publicity scrapbooks for Storer's This You Can Believe series, personal telephone and address books, biographical materials, stationery and letterhead, certificates and awards, stock certificates, drawings, business cards, membership cards, souvenirs, and a collection of magazines and other publications collected by Storer. There is also one box of museum items that includes three-note NBC chimes played over the radio to indicate station breaks, as well as three embossing seals, including one for Believe It or Not, Inc. (1930) and one for Amazing But True, Inc. (1959).

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/1

This You Can Believe Scrapbook, circa 1958 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." OP-5231/1

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/2

Doug Storer Publicity Scrapbook, circa 1960s #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." OP-5231/2

Folder 333

Personal Telephone and Address Books, circa 1940s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 333

Folder 334

Check Stubs, 1968-1970 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 334

Folder 335

Biographical Articles, 1934-1987 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 335

Folder 336

Believe It or Not and Amazing But True Stationery and Letterhead, circa 1940s-1970s #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 336

Folder 337

Certificates, 1959-1969 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 337

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/3-5

OP-5231/3

OP-5231/4

OP-5231/5

Certificates and Awards #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." OP-5231/3-5

Folder 338

Business Cards and Membership Cards Found in Storer's Desk #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 338

Folder 339

Stock Certificates for Believe It or Not, Inc., Renfrew of the Mounted, Inc., and Fu Manchu, Inc., 1950-1957 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 339

Folder 340

Advertising Materials, 1930s-1940s #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 340

Folder 341-342

Folder 341

Folder 342

Greeting Cards #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 341-342

Folder 343

Souvenirs #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 343

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/6

Drawing of Doug Storer by Paul Frehm #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." OP-5231/6

Folder 343a-c

Pocketbook Mysteries Radio Scripts by Stewart Sterling, 1939 #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 343a-c

Folder 344-352

Folder 344

Folder 345

Folder 346

Folder 347

Folder 348

Folder 349

Folder 350

Folder 351

Folder 352

Magazines and Other Publications, 1920s-1990s #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." Folder 344-352

Publications featuring articles by and about Storer and other publications collected by Storer. Publications include The New Yorker, Junior Scholastic, and Smithsonian.

Museum Item MI-5231/Box 1

Museum items include three-note xylophone chimes (circa 1938-1941) engraved with the letters NBC that were played over the radio to signal station breaks, and three embossing seals for The Community Hospital of New York City (1919), Believe It or Not, Inc. (1930), and Amazing But True, Inc. (1959). #05231, Subseries: "1.4. Other Materials, 1920s-1990s." MI-5231/Box 1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s.

About 800 items.

Hazel Storer, wife of Doug Storer, was involved in the production of Amazing But True segments and accompanied her husband on several trips related to the series. Materials belonging to Hazel Storer include correspondence, story scripts, travel notebooks, calendars, and photographic equipment. Travel notebooks written by Hazel Storer contain research notes and detailed accounts of the Storers' activities on various trips they took to gather material for Amazing But True . Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 353

Personal, 1970s #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 353

Folder 354

Correspondence with Geoff Gehman, 1990s-2000s #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 354

Folder 355

Miscellaneous Business, 1970s-1990s #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 355

Folder 356

Travel Notebook: Europe, 1956 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 356

Folder 357

Travel Notebook: West Indies, July 1959 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 357

Folder 358

Travel Notebook: Europe, Mideast, and India, 1959-1960 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 358

Folder 359

Travel Notebook: New England, 1960 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 359

Folder 360

Travel Notebook: Scandinavia, 1961 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 360

Folder 361

Travel Notebook: World Trip, 1965 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 361

Folder 362

Travel Notebook: Ireland, February 1966 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 362

Folder 363

Travel Notebook: Canada and Ireland, 1966-1967 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 363

Folder 364

Travel Notebook: Air Lift Trip, 1967 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 364

Folder 365-366

Folder 365

Folder 366

Wall Calendars, 1981-2003 #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." Folder 365-366

Museum Item MI-5231/Box 2

Photographic Equipment #05231, Series: "2. Hazel Storer Materials, 1950s-1990s." MI-5231/Box 2

Contains a Cine Kodak Model K video camera, a Kodak Retina IIIc still camera, lenses, and film used by Hazel Storer.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Ripley's Believe It or Not, 1929-1994.

About 12,000 items.

Believe It or Not materials include correspondence and other business papers related to Storer's role as producer of Believe It or Not radio broadcasts and agent to Robert Ripley; materials related to travel by Storer and Ripley; a nearly complete run of radio and television broadcast scripts of Believe It or Not programs, 1935-1949; biographical materials on Robert Ripley prepared for use in Bob Considine's 1961 biography Ripley, The Modern Marco Polo; various Believe It or Not publications; selected transcription discs and other recordings of Believe It or Not radio programs; and photographs depicting Ripley, his homes and oddities, and production of Believe It or Not radio programs.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Includes correspondence and agreements between Storer, Robert Ripley, and NBC regarding production and broadcast of early Believe It or Not radio programs; press releases; lists of Believe It or Not sketches; promotional materials and scrapbooks; and some financial and legal papers. Of note are letters sent to Wayne Harbour, an Iowa man who was devoted to debunking Believe It or Not claims. Letters to Harbour, 1940s-1950s, are from individuals to whom Harbour wrote in order to investigate the accuracy of Ripley's claims. Other materials include correspondence regarding Ripley's idea to develop the USS Arizona into a "national shrine" in Pearl Harbor, profiles of Ripley in The New Yorker and Life, a Believe It or Not publicity scrapbook featuring photographs and articles chiefly about Ripley's exclusive 1940 interview with the Duke of Windsor, a standard lecture given by Ripley during the 1930s, and correspondence between Hazel Storer and executives of Believe It or Not about the sale of various Ripley items in her possession. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained

Folder 367

Correspondence and Memos, 1930s-1940s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 367

Correspondence chiefly between Storer and NBC officials regarding the Believe It or Not radio program.

Folder 368

NBC Correspondence, 1936-1937 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 368

Folder 369

Correspondence and Accounts, 1935-1937 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 369

Folder 370

Press Releases, 1937-1938 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 370

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/7

Believe It or Not Publicity Scrapbook, 1939-1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." OP-5231/7

Includes photographs and clippings of articles mostly about Ripley's exclusive 1940 interview with the Duke of Windsor.

Folder 371

Lists and Abstracts of Believe It or Not Sketches, 1930s-1940s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 371

Folder 372

Letters to Wayne Harbour, 1940s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 372

Folder 373

Miscellaneous Bob Ripley Items, 1930s-1970s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 373

Folder 374

Standard Lecture Given by Bob Ripley, 1930s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 374

Folder 375

Duke of Windsor Script, 6 December 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 375

Folder 376

Profile of Robert Ripley in The New Yorker , 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 376

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/8

Profile of Robert Ripley in Life, 1949 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." OP-5231/8

Folder 377

Promotional Booklet, 1941 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 377

Folder 378

Scramble and Junior Air Reserve Program, 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 378

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/9

Scramble and Junior Air Reserve Program Poster, 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." OP-5231/9

Folder 379

Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, 1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 379

Folder 380

Promotional Material and Lists, 1940s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 380

Folder 381-382

Folder 381

Folder 382

Cartoons and Promotional Materials, 1930s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 381-382

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5231/10-13

OP-5231/10

OP-5231/11

OP-5231/12

OP-5231/13

Cartoons Boards and Promotional Materials, 1930s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." OP-5231/10-13

Folder 383

Ripley Estate Auction Catalog, 1949 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 383

Folder 384

List of Believe It or Not Television Programs, January-September 1950 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 384

Folder 385

Account Statements, 1959-1968 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 385

Folder 386

Financial and Legal Materials, 1957-1959 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 386

Folder 387

Lists of Believe It or Not Scripts compiled by Hazel Storer #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 387

Folder 388

Canadian Trademark Papers, 1955 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 388

Folder 389

Items Framed by Doug Storer #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 389

Folder 390

Letters Framed by Doug Storer, 1940s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 390

Folder 391

Other Ripley Materials, 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 391

Folder 392

Other Believe It or Not Information Compiled by Hazel Storer, 1980s-1990s #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 392

Folder 393-394

Folder 393

Folder 394

Hazel Storer Correspondence, 1978-1994 #05231, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, Promotional Materials, and Other Business Papers, 1930s-1970s." Folder 393-394

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Travel Materials, 1930s-1950s.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975.

About 500 items.

Materials mostly related to the research and publication of Bob Considine's 1961 biography of Robert Ripley titled Ripley, The Modern Marco Polo (Doubleday). Included are letters to Considine from Ripley's friends and associates such as Senator Barry Goldwater, Lowell Thomas, Dick Hyman, Li Ling-Ai, Congressman Edwin Dooley, Louis Sobol, Jack Egan, Frank Mack, and others relaying anecdotes about Ripley; notes on Ripley compiled by the Storers and sent to Considine for use in the biography; timelines of events in Ripley's life; and various drafts of Considine's manuscript.

Folder 403

Letters to Bob Considine Regarding Ripley Anecdotes, 1959 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 403

Folder 404

Lists of Friends and Acquaintances, 1959 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 404

Folder 405

Correspondence, 1959-1975 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 405

Folder 406

Material Sent to Tom Meany, 1959-1960 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 406

Folder 407

Material Sent to Bob Considine, 1959-1960 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 407

Folder 408-409

Folder 408

Folder 409

Notes on Manuscript, 1959 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 408-409

Folder 410

Timelines, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 410

Folder 411

Corrections to Manuscript, 1960-1961 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 411

Folder 412-413

Folder 412

Folder 413

Notes on Subjects by Hazel Storer, 1959 #05231, Subseries: "3.3. Biographical Materials on Robert Ripley, 1959-1975." Folder 412-413

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Believe It or Not Publications, 1929-1959.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s.

About 400 items.

Photographs and negatives depicting Robert Ripley in various locations, interiors and exteriors of Ripley's homes, Believe It or Not exhibits, and Doug and Hazel Storer and other Believe It or Not employees. Also included are negatives of Doug and Hazel Storer's wedding at Ripley's home and of Robert Ripley. Of particular interest are photographs documenting the production of a remote 17 May 1940 Believe It or Not radio broadcast from the Grand Canyon that featured Barry Goldwater as an announcer. The broadcast was allegedly the first live radio broadcast from a boat on the Colorado River and featured a young Goldwater describing the sensation of shooting the rapids.

Image Folder P-5231/1-3

P-5231/1

P-5231/2

P-5231/3

Robert Ripley Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/1-3

Image Folder P-5231/4

Ripley in Greece, circa 1936 #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/4

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-5231/folder 1

Carlsbad Cavern Broadcast, 2 June 1939; Ripley in China, circa 1948; and Ripley's Junk (Boat) #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." OP-P-5231/folder 1

Image Folder P-5231/5-7

P-5231/5

P-5231/6

P-5231/7

Grand Canyon Broadcast, 17 May 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/5-7

Image Folder P-5231/8

Ripley in Asia and Hawaii, 1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/8

Image Folder P-5231/9

Ripley's Homes, 1940s #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/9

Image Folder P-5231/10

Exhibit Photographs, circa 1940s #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/10

Image Folder P-5231/11

Photographs framed by Doug Storer, 1940s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/11

Image Folder P-5231/12

Believe It or Not Party at the Storers' Home, circa 1954-1955 #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/12

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-5231/folder 2

Believe It or Not Expedition, 1956 #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." OP-P-5231/folder 2

Image Folder P-5231/13

Negatives, 1940s #05231, Subseries: "3.5. Believe It or Not Photographs and Negatives, 1930s-1950s." P-5231/13

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949.

About 9,200 items.

Arrangement: chronological by broadcast sponsor.

A nearly complete run of typed master and "as broadcast" scripts of Believe It or Not radio and television broadcasts, 1933-1949. The 15-30 minute radio program took a number of formats, but typically featured Robert Ripley as host relaying stories about oddities, strange events, and other amazing facts. Shows often featured an orchestra, and Ripley frequently interviewed prominent guests on the program. Ripley conducted a number of remote broadcasts, especially as part of the See America First (1940) and See All the Americas (1942) series of programs. Remote broadcasts of interest include a 17 May 1940 live broadcast from the Grand Canyon featuring Barry Goldwater, and broadcasts from various locations in Latin America sponsored by the United States Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (1942). Some scripts bear Ripley's annotations and a handful bear his distinctive signature. In addition to scripts of broadcasts, there are lists of episode titles and summaries of selected episodes. A chronology of program titles, dates of broadcast, broadcasting networks, and sponsors is listed below. Note that original folder titles bear the name of the sponsor of the broadcast and have, for the most part, been retained.

1933-1934 Terraplane Program (NBC), sponsored by the Hudson Motor Car Company
October 1935-June 1937 The Bakers' Broadcasts (NBC)
July 1937-October 1938 Believe It or Not Featuring Robert Ripley (NBC), sponsored by General Foods' Huskies and Post Bran Flakes cereals
March 1939-November 1940 Believe It or Not with Bob Ripley, B.A. Rolfe and his Orchestra, and Linda Lee (CBS), sponsored by the Nehi Corporation and Royal Crown Cola
January-July 1942 Believe It or Not (NBC), sponsored by the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
January-April 1944 Believe It or Not (Mutual Broadcasting), sponsored by Pall Mall Cigarettes
April 1945-October 1945 Romance, Rhythm and Ripley (CBS), sponsored by Bourjois
May 1947-September 1948 Pages from Robert L. Ripley's Radio Scrapbook, Radio Odditorium (NBC)

Folder 418

List of Live Shows, 13 October 1935-12 April 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 418

Folder 419

List of Show Titles, 1933-1949 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 419

Folder 420

Synopses of Possible Live Shows #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 420

Folder 421-422

Folder 421

Folder 422

Summaries of the Bakers' Broadcasts, 6 October 1935-27 June 1937 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 421-422

Folder 423-424

Folder 423

Folder 424

Summaries of General Foods Broadcasts, 16 July 1937-3 October 1938 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 423-424

Folder 425-426

Folder 425

Folder 426

Summaries of R.C. Cola Broadcasts, 31 March 1939-6 December 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 425-426

Folder 427

Summaries of Scramble Broadcasts, 17 January 1942-18 July 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 427

Folder 428

Summaries of Pall Mall and Bourjois Broadcasts, 17 January 1944-4 October 1945 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 428

Folder 429

Summaries of Television Broadcasts, 1 March 1949-28 September 1950 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 429

Folder 430-431

Folder 430

Folder 431

Terraplane Program Scripts, 23 August 1933-17 March 1934 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 430-431

Folder 432

"Dramatic Stories" Scripts, 1935 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 432

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Folder 433

Folder 434

Folder 435

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Folder 447

Folder 448

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Bakers' Broadcast Scripts, 6 October 1935-27 June 1937 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 433-453

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Folder 454

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Folder 456

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Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

Folder 466

Folder 467

General Foods Scripts, 23 July 1937-3 October 1938 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 454-467

Folder 468-480

Folder 468

Folder 469

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Folder 478

Folder 479

Folder 480

R.C. Cola Scripts, 27 March 1939-22 November 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 468-480

Folder 481

United States Treasury "Millions for Defense" Script, 6 August 1941; and WABC Transmitter Dedication Script, 18 October 1941 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 481

Folder 482-488

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs Scripts, 17 January 1942-18 July 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 482-488

Folder 489-493

Folder 489

Folder 490

Folder 491

Folder 492

Folder 493

Pall Mall Scripts, 18 January 1944-14 April 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 489-493

Folder 494-503

Folder 494

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Folder 503

Bourjois Series Scripts, 12 April 1945-4 October 1945 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 494-503

Folder 504-557

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Folder 554

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Folder 556

Folder 557

Radio Odditorium Scripts, 13 May 1947-9 September 1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 504-557

Folder 558

Orient Trip Scripts, 1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 558

Folder 559

"Remotes" Scripts, 1938-1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 559

Folder 560-561

Folder 560

Folder 561

Television Scripts, 1939-1949 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 560-561

Folder 562

Ripley's Death Scripts, 1949 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 562

Folder 563

Scripts Signed by Ripley, 1945-1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 563

Folder 564

Other Scripts, 1937-1953 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 564

Folder 565-566

Folder 565

Folder 566

Miscellaneous Scripts #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 565-566

Folder 567

Broadcast Highlights Scripts, 1933-1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.6. Radio and Television Scripts, 1933-1949." Folder 567

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.7. Believe It or Not Stories by Doug Storer, 1950s-1960s.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Typed drafts of short (3-4 page) Believe It or Not stories by Doug Storer used for broadcast on NBC's Monitor program and other programs. Stories are arranged alphabetically and an envelope in each folder records the titles of stories in that folder.

Folder 568a-i

Believe It or Not Stories by Doug Storer, 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "3.7. Believe It or Not Stories by Doug Storer, 1950s-1960s." Folder 568a-i

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated.

47 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

RESTRICTED: Use of transcription disc recordings depends on the condition of originals. Use on any transcription discs may require production of listening copies.

Mostly 16-inch transcription discs and 12-inch discs of Believe It or Not radio broadcasts. Subjects of broadcasts were provided by the donor and are listed if known.

Transcription Disc D-5231/1

13 May 1936 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/1

Transcription Disc D-5231/2

19 May 1939 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/2

Woman's sight restored; doctor aids gangster.

Transcription Disc D-5231/3

4 April 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/3

Pilot returns used parachute.

Transcription Disc D-5231/4

19 April 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/4

Burt Hall, adventurer; woman who flew with Wright Brothers.

Transcription Disc D-5231/5-6

D-5231/5

D-5231/6

17 May 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/5-6

Grand Canyon program, shooting the rapids with Barry Goldwater.

Transcription Disc D-5231/7-8

D-5231/7

D-5231/8

13 September 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/7-8

Four Norwegians escape Germans by sea.

Transcription Disc D-5231/9-10

D-5231/9

D-5231/10

20 September 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/9-10

Studio auction of rare fox fur to benefit Norwegians.

Transcription Disc D-5231/11-12

D-5231/11

D-5231/12

27 September 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/11-12

Le Tourneau, the man who made God a partner.

Audiotape T-5231/1-3

T-5231/1

T-5231/2

T-5231/3

6 December 1940 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." T-5231/1-3

Ripley interview with the Duke of Windsor

Transcription Disc D-5231/13

30 May 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/13

Transcription Disc D-5231/14

4 July 1942 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/14

Louis Cotlow, writer and explorer of South America.

Transcription Disc D-5231/120

2 March 1944 (Damaged) #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/120

Life saved by monkey.

Transcription Disc D-5231/15-16

D-5231/15

D-5231/16

17 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/15-16

Lives of nine famous Irish rebels.

Transcription Disc D-5231/17

20 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/17

Transcription Disc D-5231/18

21 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/18

Pilot fell out of plane and back in again.

Transcription Disc D-5231/19

23 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/19

Adventures of Chinese pilot versus Japanese.

Transcription Disc D-5231/20

24 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/20

Russian czar and borscht.

Transcription Disc D-5231/21

27 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/21

Russian prince drama.

Transcription Disc D-5231/22

28 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/22

War correspondent lost in desert.

Transcription Disc D-5231/23

30 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/23

Transcription Disc D-5231/24

31 March 1944 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/24

Transcription Disc D-5231/25

19 April 1945 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/25

Story of the Marine Hymn.

Transcription Disc D-5231/26

14 September 1945 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/26

Audiodisc D-5231/126

27 September 1945 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/126

Captain's vision saves sinking ship.

Transcription Disc D-5231/27

2 May 1946 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/27

College quiz with Ripley and Ben Grauer (audition)

Transcription Disc D-5231/28

17 September 1946 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/28

Ripley tells of Believe It or Not in interview with Jinx Falkenberg.

Audiodisc D-5231/127

27 September 1946 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/127

Jinx Falkenberg interview with Ripley.

Transcription Disc D-5231/29

9 April 1947 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/29

Ripley audition.

Transcription Disc D-5231/30

10 September 1947 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/30

Hi Jinx (Jinx Falkenberg), interview with Ripley. Also see Cassette Tape (C-5231/1-2)

Transcription Disc D-5231/31

1 October 1947 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/31

Audiodisc D-5231/128

24 June 1948 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/128

Ripley and Captain Foley, USN. How Submarine "Gato" was saved. Also available on Cassette Tape (C-5231/1-2)

Transcription Disc D-5231/32-35

D-5231/32

D-5231/33

D-5231/34

D-5231/35

22 October 1953 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/32-35

Believe It or Not audition.

Audiodisc D-5231/129

15 December 1955 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/129

The World and You, Let's Travel

Audiodisc D-5231/130

23 February 1956 #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/130

Five-minute dramatic, Pearl Harbor.

Transcription Disc D-5231/36

Undated #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/36

Ripley, "Hour of Mystery," Singapore.

Transcription Disc D-5231/37

Undated #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/37

Believe It or Not Quiz.

Transcription Disc D-5231/38

Undated #05231, Subseries: "3.8. Believe It or Not Transcription Discs and Other Recordings, 1936-1953 and undated." D-5231/38

Robert Ripley audition.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986.

About 2,800 items.

Includes books, syndicated newspaper columns, radio segments, and other productions that featured "tales of strange people, weird occurrences, and peculiar animals and places". From the 1950s to the 1970s, Doug and Hazel Storer traveled around the world researching subjects for Amazing But True projects. Materials in the collection include mostly promotional materials, books, newspaper columns, business papers, and other source materials related to the Storers' work on Amazing But True productions. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

For other source materials related to Amazing But True productions see Series 7 Photographs; Series 8 Other Audio; and Series 9 Video and Film.

Folder 569-571

Folder 569

Folder 570

Folder 571

NBC Monitor Spot Scripts, 1957-1961 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 569-571

Folder 572

NBC Niteline Scripts, March 1959 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 572

Folder 573

Borg-Warner Ads, 1950 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 573

Folder 574

Amazing But True Pilot (Fox), October 1961 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 574

Folder 575-576

Folder 575

Folder 576

Pictorial Living Stories, 1964-1966 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 575-576

Folder 577

Amazing But True Bubble Theatre, 1969 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 577

Folder 578

Amazing But True Cartoons, circa 1970s #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 578

Folder 579

Amazing But True Stories, 1972 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 579

Folder 580

Wrather Entertainment International, 1979-1981 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 580

Folder 581

Notebooks of Stories Used, 1959-1980 (Print and Radio) #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 581

Folder 582

Other Amazing But True Material, circa 1960s-1980 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 582

Folder 583-584

Folder 583

Folder 584

Promotional Materials, 1950s-1980 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 583-584

Folder 585

Scripts and Promotional Materials, 1960s-1980 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 585

Folder 586

Christmas Spots, 1964-1966 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 586

Folder 587

Place Mats, 1975 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 587

Folder 588

Book Jacket, Amazing But True: A Pictorial Collection of Amazing Facts #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 588

Folder 589-590

Folder 589

Folder 590

Clippings of Amazing But True Stories, 1950s-1970s #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 589-590

Folder 591

Tampa Time Clippings, 1970-1971 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 591

Folder 592

Clearwater Sun Clippings, 1971-1972 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 592

Folder 593

National Tattler Clippings, 1974 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 593

Folder 594-606

Folder 594

Folder 595

Folder 596

Folder 597

Folder 598

Folder 599

Folder 600

Folder 601

Folder 602

Folder 603

Folder 604

Folder 605

Folder 606

St. Petersburg Independent, Weekender, and Miscellaneous Clippings, 1979-2003 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 594-606

Box 92

Pictorial Living and other magazines featuring Amazing But True Columns, 1960s #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Box 92

Box 71

Amazing But True Books by Doug Storer, 1960s-1980s #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Box 71

Folder 607

Amazing But True Stories about People, Places, and Things : Manuscripts and Galleys, 1971 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 607

Folder 608

Photographs used in Amazing But True Stories about Presidents #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 608

Folder 609

Contact Prints Used in Amazing But True "the book," 1979 #05231, Series: "4. Amazing But True, 1957-1986." Folder 609

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Renfrew of the Mounted, 1936-1980.

About 6,800 items.

Renfrew of the Mounted was a series of popular boys' adventure stories written by Laurie York Erskine during the 1920s and 1930s. The stories chronicled the adventures and exploits of Sergeant Douglas Renfrew, an inspector with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). During the 1930s and 1940s, Doug Storer served as Erskine's agent and oversaw production and promotion of a radio broadcast based on the Renfrew books. Materials include correspondence and other business papers related to the Renfrew radio program, promotional materials, Renfrew books and other publications about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a nearly complete run of original broadcast scripts for Renfrew radio programs and other radio programs written by Erskine. There are also transcription disc recordings of selected Renfrew radio broadcasts. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980.

About 1,500 items.

Correspondence of Laurie York Erskine, creator of Renfrew of the Mounted; correspondence of Doug Storer in his role as Erskine's agent and promoter of the Renfrew program; legal materials;, promotional materials; financial statements; and other materials relating to the Renfrew series.

Folder 610

Laurie York Erskine: Biographical and Promotional Materials, 1937-1972 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 610

Folder 611-612

Folder 611

Folder 612

Laurie York Erskine: Correspondence, 1952-1959 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 611-612

Folder 613-617

Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

Folder 616

Folder 617

General Correspondence, 1939-1980 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 613-617

Folder 618

Dartmouth Correspondence, 1950s-1980 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 618

Folder 619

Legal: Correspondence, 1948-1980 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 619

Folder 620-621

Folder 620

Folder 621

Legal: Miller and Miller, 1952-1956 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 620-621

Folder 622

Legal: Will and Estate of Laurie York Erskine, 1976-1983 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 622

Folder 623

Agency, 1946-1951 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 623

Folder 624

Bills, 1951-1953 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 624

Folder 625

Stockholders and Directors Meetings, 1955-1956 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 625

Folder 626

Financial Statements, 1953-1958 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 626

Folder 627

Minutes, 1950 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 627

Folder 628

Promotional Materials #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 628

Folder 629

Publicity, 1930s-1970s #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 629

Folder 630-631

Folder 630

Folder 631

M and A Alexander Productions, 1950-1959 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 630-631

Folder 632

Story Outlines, Resumes, Script Outlines, 1959-1980 #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 632

Folder 633

Stationery #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 633

Folder 634

Three-Minute Radio Stories by Laurie Erskine #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 634

Folder 635

Renfrew: Second Generation, two-hour Movie of the Week by Burt Armus, circa 1980s #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 635

Folder 636

Other Renfrew Materials, 1938-1950s #05231, Subseries: "5.1. Renfrew Business Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 636

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Renfrew Books and Other Publications, 1930s-1970s.

12 items.

Books by Laurie York Erskine including Renfrew of the Royal Mounted , Renfrew Rides Again , Renfrew's Long Trail, and Renfrew Rides the Sky. Also included are several publications about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Box 77

Renfrew Books by Laurie York Erskine and Other Publications about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) #05231, Subseries: "5.2. Renfrew Books and Other Publications, 1930s-1970s." Box 77

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942.

About 4,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological

A nearly complete run of broadcast scripts for Renfrew of the Mounted (1936-1937 and 1939-1940), Passport to Adventure (1941), and Adventure Stories (1941-1942). From 1936 to 1940, Laurie York Erskine narrated the Renfrew of the Mounted radio program, which chronicled the adventures of Sergeant Douglas Renfrew, a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. The series of radio adventure stories was broadcast on NBC and targeted young boys. The show was sponsored by the Continental Baking Company and its chief product Wonder Bread. From 1941 to 1942, Erskine wrote and appeared in another NBC radio series titled Passport to Adventure and later Adventure Stories.

Folder 637-679

Folder 637

Folder 638

Folder 639

Folder 640

Folder 641

Folder 642

Folder 643

Folder 644

Folder 645

Folder 646

Folder 647

Folder 648

Folder 649

Folder 650

Folder 651

Folder 652

Folder 653

Folder 654

Folder 655

Folder 656

Folder 657

Folder 658

Folder 659

Folder 660

Folder 661

Folder 662

Folder 663

Folder 664

Folder 665

Folder 666

Folder 667

Folder 668

Folder 669

Folder 670

Folder 671

Folder 672

Folder 673

Folder 674

Folder 675

Folder 676

Folder 677

Folder 678

Folder 679

Renfrew of the Mounted Broadcast Scripts, 5 March 1936-5 March 1937 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 637-679

Folder 680-685

Folder 680

Folder 681

Folder 682

Folder 683

Folder 684

Folder 685

Renfrew of the Mounted Script Drafts, 1936-1937 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 680-685

Folder 686-696

Folder 686

Folder 687

Folder 688

Folder 689

Folder 690

Folder 691

Folder 692

Folder 693

Folder 694

Folder 695

Folder 696

Renfrew of the Mounted Broadcast Scripts, January 1939-September 1940 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 686-696

Folder 697

Renfrew of the Mounted Script Outlines, 1939-1940 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 697

Folder 698-705

Folder 698

Folder 699

Folder 700

Folder 701

Folder 702

Folder 703

Folder 704

Folder 705

Passport to Adventure Scripts, 1941 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 698-705

Folder 706-709

Folder 706

Folder 707

Folder 708

Folder 709

Adventure Stories Scripts, December 1941-March 1942 #05231, Subseries: "5.3. Renfrew Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942." Folder 706-709

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.4. Renfrew Transcription Discs, 1948 and undated.

4 items.

RESTRICTED: Use of Renfrew recordings may require production of listening copies.

Transcription disc recordings of selected Renfrew of the Mounted radio broadcasts featuring Laurie York Erskine.

Transcription Disc D-5231/39

19 January 1948 #05231, Subseries: "5.4. Renfrew Transcription Discs, 1948 and undated." D-5231/39

Laurie Erskine Audition, narration.

Transcription Disc D-5231/40

15 March 1948 #05231, Subseries: "5.4. Renfrew Transcription Discs, 1948 and undated." D-5231/40

Transcription Disc D-5231/41-43

D-5231/41

D-5231/42

D-5231/43

Undated #05231, Subseries: "5.4. Renfrew Transcription Discs, 1948 and undated." D-5231/41-43

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980.

About 500 items.

RESTRICTED: Use of transcription disc recordings may require production of listening copies.

Materials related to journalist, author, and Ripley biographer Bob Considine chiefly concern Storer's work as Considine's agent. Included are publicity scrapbooks, contracts, correspondence, and other papers concerning Considine's radio and television appearances and biographies, selected books and publications authored by Considine, and transcription disc recordings of radio broadcasts featuring Considine.

Folder 710-711

Folder 710

Folder 711

Publicity, 1950s-1970s #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 710-711

Folder 712

Publicity Scrapbook, circa 1940s-1950s #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 712

Folder 713

Contracts, 1948-1978 #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 713

Folder 714

Jack Dempsey Biography, 1959-1980 #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 714

Folder 715

Radio, 1947-1955 #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 715

Folder 716

They Rose Above It, 1973-1978 #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Folder 716

Box 91

Books and Other Publications, 1940s-1970s #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." Box 91

Publications include:

  • The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
  • The Great A-Bomb Robbery (1951)
  • How Russia Stole America's Atomic Secrets (1951)
  • Bob Considine's Christmas Stocking (1958)
  • Jack Dempsey: Massacre in the Sun (1960)
  • Ask Me Anything: Our Adventures with Khrushchev (1960)
  • Dempsey: By the Man Himself (1960)
  • It's the Irish: The Story of the Irish in Ireland and America (1961)
  • Ripley, The Modern Marco Polo (1961)
  • The Long and Illustrious Career of General Douglas MacArthur (1964)
  • It's All News to Me: A Reporter's Deposition (1967)
  • They Rose Above It (1977)

Transcription Disc D-5231/44-53 (16-Inch)

D-5231/44

Broadcast Recordings, 1947-1960 and undated #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." D-5231/44-53 (16-Inch)

Transcription disc recordings of On the Line with Bob Considine , various Considine auditions, and an Olympics preview with Bob Considine (11 July 1948).

Audiodisc D-5231/131-134 (12-Inch)

D-5231/131

Broadcast Recordings, 1948-1960 and undated #05231, Series: "6. Bob Considine Materials, 1948-1980." D-5231/131-134 (12-Inch)

Includes a Considine interview with Jinx Falkenberg (5 May 1948), On the Line with Bob Considine (16 September 1960), and an appearance of Doug Storer on the Millie Considine Show (undated).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, circa 1920s-1980.

About 1,700 items.

Mostly images related to Storer's work on Believe It or Not and Amazing But True, including photographs, negatives, and slides depicting locations and subjects Storer researched during his travels. Also included are images of radio personalities, musical groups, and other individuals that Storer represented as a talent agent.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical

Chiefly individuals that Storer represented as an agent such as Cab Calloway, Dale Carnegie, Bob Considine, and Laurie York Erskine. There are also photographs of individuals featured in Believe It or Not or Amazing But True stories such as the Duke of Windsor, Javier Pereira, and Lina Medina; photographs of popular radio personalities such as band leader Vincent Lopez, vocal groups the Men About Town and the Mills Brothers; and photographs of Doug Storer and members of the Storer family. Note that several photographs are signed.

Image Folder P-5231/14

Cab Calloway, circa 1940s #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/14

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/4

Dale Carnegie (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/4

Image Folder P-5231/15

Bob Considine (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/15

Image Folder P-5231/16

Perry Como (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/16

Image Folder P-5231/17

Dartmouth, Class of 1921 #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/17

Image Folder P-5231/18

Duke of Windsor, 1940 (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/18

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/2

Duke of Windsor, circa 1940 #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/2

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/8

Dwight Eisenhower #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/8

Image Folder P-5231/19

Laurie York Erskine, circa 1930s-1950s #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/19

Image Folder P-5231/20

Grace of Monaco #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/20

Image Folder P-5231/21

Ernie Kehr (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/21

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/5

Vincent Lopez (signed), 1950s #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/5

Image Folder P-5231/22

Lina Medina (5 year old mother) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/22

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/3

Lauritz Melchior (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/3

Image Folder P-5231/23

The Men About Town, circa 1940s (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/23

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/6

The Men About Town (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/6

Image Folder P-5231/24

The Mills Brothers (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/24

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/7

The Mills Brothers (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/7

Image Folder P-5231/25

Edda Mussolini, circa 1930s #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/25

Image Folder P-5231/26-28

P-5231/26

P-5231/27

P-5231/28

Javier Pereira (World's Oldest Man), circa 1950s #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/26-28

Oversize Image OP-P-5231/1

Renee of Sarawak (signed), 1937 #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." OP-P-5231/1

Image Folder P-5231/29

Frank Sinatra, 1980 (signed) #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/29

Image Folder P-5231/30

Doug Storer and Shrunken Head #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/30

Image Folder P-5231/31

Storer Family and Doug Storer #05231, Subseries: "7.1. Individuals, circa 1920s-1980." P-5231/31

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Subject Photographs and Negatives, 1950s-1970s.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s).

About 2,500 items.

Chiefly photographs, slides, and a few negatives documenting the Storers' travels abroad as part of their work for the Amazing But True series. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Image Folder P-5231/40

Africa #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/40

Image Folder P-5231/41

Alaska Trip, 1916 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/41

Image Folder P-5231/42

Alaska #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/42

Image Folder P-5231/43

Amazing But True, 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/43

Image Folder P-5231/44

Argentina, circa 1930s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/44

Image Folder P-5231/45

Austria, Holland, Lebanon, Fort Sumpter, New Bern, N.C. #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/45

Image Folder P-5231/46

Austria #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/46

Image Folder P-5231/47

Dominican Republic #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/47

Image Folder P-5231/48

Egypt, circa 1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/48

Image Folder P-5231/49

Finland #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/49

Image Folder P-5231/50

Florida #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/50

Image Folder P-5231/51

Germany #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/51

Image Folder P-5231/52

Haiti #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/52

Image Folder P-5231/53

Hawaii #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/53

Image Folder P-5231/54

Holland, circa 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/54

Image Folder P-5231/55

Holland #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/55

Image Folder P-5231/56

Honduras #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/56

Image Folder P-5231/57

Hong Kong #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/57

Image Folder P-5231/58

India #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/58

Image Folder P-5231/59

Italy: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, circa 1960 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/59

Image Folder P-5231/60

Italy: Vesuvius #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/60

Image Folder P-5231/61

Jamaica #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/61

Image Folder P-5231/62

Jerusalem #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/62

Image Folder P-5231/63

Lebanon, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/63

Image Folder P-5231/64

Mexico #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/64

Image Folder P-5231/65

Mount Vesuvius #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/65

Image Folder P-5231/66

Middle East #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/66

Image Folder P-5231/67

Nassau, Bahamas #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/67

Image Folder P-5231/68

Nicaragua #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/68

Image Folder P-5231/69

Norway (Platina Fox), 1940 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/69

Image Folder P-5231/70

Pakistan #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/70

Image Folder P-5231/71

Panama #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/71

Image Folder P-5231/72

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, 1941 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/72

Image Folder P-5231/73

Philipe Bunau Varilla, Panama Canal, 1940 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/73

Image Folder P-5231/74

Puerto Rico #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/74

Image Folder P-5231/75

Saba (Dutch West Indies), circa 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/75

Image Folder P-5231/76

Switzerland, circa 1960 #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/76

Image Folder P-5231/77

Tokyo #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/77

Image Folder P-5231/78

Trinidad and Antigua #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/78

Image Folder P-5231/79

Western Trip #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/79

Image Folder P-5231/80

Other Travel Photographs #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/80

Image Folder P-5231/81

Miscellaneous Negatives #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/81

Image Folder P-5231/82

Negatives: Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/82

Image Folder P-5231/83

Negatives: Wild Horses #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." P-5231/83

Image Box IB-5231/1

Travel Slides, 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." IB-5231/1

Box contains two metal slide cases containing color slides from the Storers' trips to locations mostly in Europe and Asia during the 1950s and 1960s. Most slides are labeled by location and date.

Image Box IB-5231/2

Travel Slides and Negatives, 1950s-1960s #05231, Subseries: "7.3. Travel Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, 1916-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s)." IB-5231/2

Box contains smaller boxes of slides and a few negatives from the Storers' travels during the 1950s and 1960s. Most individual boxes are labeled by location and date.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated.

116 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

RESTRICTED: Use of transcription discs depends on the condition of the original. Use of any audio materials may require production of listening copies.

Mostly transcription discs, audiotape, and audiocassettes of radio broadcasts that were either produced by Doug Storer, featured Doug Storer, or featured individuals that Storer represented as a talent agent. Many recordings feature prominent entertainers and radio personalities of the 1940s and 1950s such as band leader Cab Calloway, self help guru Dale Carnegie, comedian Fred Allen, actress Jinx Falkenberg, philatelist Ernie Kehr, and others. There are also a number of recordings prepared as part of Storer's Amazing But True programs. A few recordings were transferred to audiotape or audiocassette by the donor. Note that original titles of discs, audiotapes, and audiocassettes have, for the most part, been retained.

Transcription Disc D-5231/54

Manhunter Mysteries, Eno Crime Club, 9 January 1940 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/54

Audiotape T-5231/1-3

T-5231/1

T-5231/2

T-5231/3

Robert Ripley interview with the Duke of Windsor, 6 December 1940 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/1-3

Audiotape T-5231/5

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale from Detroit, 4 March 1942 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/5

Transcription Disc D-5231/55

Manhunter Mysteries with Stewart Sterling, 30 March 1941 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/55

Transcription Disc D-5231/117

Manhunter Mysteries with Stewart Sterling, 30 March 1941 (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/117

Transcription Disc D-5231/56

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale in Cleveland, 25 February 1942 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/56

Transcription Disc D-5231/118

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale in Cleveland, 25 February 1942 (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/118

Transcription Disc D-5231/57

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale in Detroit, 4 March 1942 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/57

Transcription Disc D-5231/119

Cab Calloway's Quizzicale in Detroit, 4 March 1942 (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/119

Transcription Disc D-5231/58-59

D-5231/58

D-5231/59

Grantland Rice, 19 February 1944 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/58-59

Transcription Disc D-5231/60

Captain Tim Healey's Adventure Stories, 14 September 1945 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/60

Transcription Disc D-5231/61

Captain Tim Healey, 26 November 1945 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/61

Transcription Disc D-5231/62-63

D-5231/62

D-5231/63

Circular Staircase, 22 May 1946 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/62-63

Transcription Disc D-5231/64-65

D-5231/64

D-5231/65

Headline Hunters, 30 August 1946 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/64-65

Transcription Disc D-5231/66

Album of Gems: Blow Gabriel, Bea Wain, 18 February 1947 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/66

Transcription Disc D-5231/67-68

D-5231/67

D-5231/68

Headline Hunters: Doug Storer Audition, 30 July 1947 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/67-68

Audiocassette C-5231/1-2

C-5231/1

C-5231/2

Robert Ripley interviewed by Jinx Falkenberg, 10 September 1947; Ripley interview with Captain Foley, 4 June 1948 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/1-2

Transcription Disc D-5231/69-72

D-5231/69

D-5231/70

D-5231/71

D-5231/72

Harrington and Wood Audition, 1 and 4 October 1948 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/69-72

Transcription Disc D-5231/73-74

D-5231/73

D-5231/74

Fred Allen, 24 October 1948 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/73-74

Transcription Disc D-5231/75-76

D-5231/75

D-5231/76

"We the People," 23 November 1948 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/75-76

Transcription Disc D-5231/121

"We the People," 23 November 1948 (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/121

Transcription Disc D-5231/77

John Wyatt Sr., 2 October 1949 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/77

Transcription Disc D-5231/78

Music produced by BBDO, 8 October 1949 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/78

Transcription Disc D-5231/79

Henny Youngman: Salute to Maryland, 6 January 1950 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/79

Transcription Disc D-5231/80-81

D-5231/80

D-5231/81

"Light of the World," 1-2 June 1950 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/80-81

Transcription Disc D-5231/122

Back to God Hour, 22 October 1950 (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/122

Transcription Disc D-5231/82-84

D-5231/82

D-5231/83

D-5231/84

Ernie Kehr Auditions, March-April 1951 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/82-84

Audiodisc D-5231/135-136

D-5231/135

D-5231/136

Going Places with Betty Betz, 24 April 1951 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/135-136

Audiodisc D-5231/137-138

D-5231/137

D-5231/138

YWCA, 24 April 1951 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/137-138

Transcription Disc D-5231/85

Frank Coniff News Audition, 31 May 1951 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/85

Transcription Disc D-5231/86

Frank Coniff, 10 February 1953 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/86

Transcription Disc D-5231/87

Frank Coniff News, 18 July 1954 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/87

Transcription Disc D-5231/88

Frank Coniff News, 1 August 1954 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/88

Audiodisc D-5231/139-140

D-5231/139

D-5231/140

Vincent Lopez Show, 25 May 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/139-140

Audiodisc D-5231/141

Maggi McNellis Show and Frank Coniff, 19 August 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/141

Audiodisc D-5231/142

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee (with William Randolph Hearst), 28 September 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/142

Transcription Disc D-5231/89

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee, 12 October 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/89

Transcription Disc D-5231/90

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee, 9 November 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/90

Transcription Disc D-5231/91-93

D-5231/91

D-5231/92

D-5231/93

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee, 16 November 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/91-93

Audiodisc D-5231/143-144

D-5231/143

D-5231/144

Stamp Club (Ernie Kehr), 23 November 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/143-144

Transcription Disc D-5231/94-95

D-5231/94

D-5231/95

"Food for Thought," 16 December 1955 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/94-95

Audiocassette C-5231/3

Doug Storer Interview Regarding Stamps Storer Designed, 1956 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/3

Transcription Disc D-5231/96

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee, 1 January 1956 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/96

Audiodisc D-5231/145

Hazel Storer Interview on Stanford (NBC) Radio Station, 1 January 1956 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/145

Transcription Disc D-5231/97

Front Page Exclusive with Eddie Lee, 8 January 1956 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/97

Transcription Disc D-5231/98

Ernie Kehr's Mutual Covers (Fipex), 26 April 1956 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/98

Audiodisc D-5231/146

Monitor Matson Lines Audition: "Timely Island" (Doug Storer and Frank Gallop), 14 January 1958 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/146

Transcription Disc D-5231/99

Doug Storer, World Traveler: Monitor Audition, 29 August 1958 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/99

Audiotape T-5231/10

Broadcast from Mouth of the Sphinx (from Egypt), 1959 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/10

Audiotape T-5231/6

Doug Storer: NBC Monitor Spots, 1959-1961 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/6

Audiocassette C-5231/4-5

C-5231/4

C-5231/5

Doug Storer, Silent Night, 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/4-5

Audiodisc D-5231/147

Highways of Melody Audition (Paul Lovalle), 28 June 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/147

Audiodisc D-5231/148

Boys of Vienna Forest, Silent Night, 17 October 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/148

Audiodisc D-5231/149

Monitor (Doug Storer), "Silent Night" Recording, 1 November 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/149

Audiodisc D-5231/150

Monitor (Doug Storer), "Vienna Museum," 9 November 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/150

Audiodisc D-5231/151

Monitor (Doug Storer), "Christmas Journey," 19 November 1960 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/151

Audiodisc D-5231/152

Monitor (Doug Storer), "Epiphany," 12 January 1961 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/152

Audiodisc D-5231/153

Monitor (Doug Storer), "Vienna Museum," 11 November 1961 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/153

Audiodisc D-5231/154

1964 Election, "Your Vote Counts," undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/154

Audiodisc D-5231/155

Christmas Vignettes, 1965 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/155

Audiotape T-5231/13-14

T-5231/13

T-5231/14

"Eisenhower: The Man and His Time in His Own Words" narrated by Bob Considine, circa 1969 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/13-14

Audiocassette C-5231/8-11

C-5231/8

C-5231/9

C-5231/10

C-5231/11

"A Salute to Jimmy Durante" by Doug Storer and The Mills Brothers, 1979 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/8-11

Audiocassette C-5231/12-14

C-5231/12

C-5231/13

C-5231/14

The First Fabulous 50s Show (NBC's First 50 Years of Radio), 1983 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/12-14

Transcription Disc D-5231/100

Tim Healey, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/100

Transcription Disc D-5231/101

The Myron J. Bennett Show, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/101

Transcription Disc D-5231/102

Hour of Mystery: Singapore Exile Murder, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/102

Transcription Disc D-5231/103

The Gloria Swanson Show with Guest Doug Storer, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/103

Transcription Disc D-5231/104

Isabella Beach interview with Sid Wain, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/104

Transcription Disc D-5231/123

Isabella Beach interview with Sid Wain, undated (Damaged) #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/123

Transcription Disc D-5231/105

Dale Carnegie: "Little Known Facts," undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/105

Transcription Disc D-5231/106

Boarding House, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/106

Transcription Disc D-5231/107

Gray Wolf, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/107

Transcription Disc D-5231/108

Feature Assignment produced by Craven and Hedrick, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/108

Transcription Disc D-5231/109

Dale Carnegie: "Little Known Facts about Well-Known People," undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/109

Transcription Disc D-5231/110

The Hitler of Haiti; Story Behind the Stamp, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/110

Transcription Disc D-5231/111

Bill Harrington, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/111

Transcription Disc D-5231/112

Indian Legends Program: "Evening from the Bad Lands from Grey Wolf's Ti-Pi," undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/112

Transcription Disc D-5231/113

Dale Carnegie, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/113

Audiodisc D-5231/156-157

D-5231/156

D-5231/157

Doug Storer Interviewed by Sloan Simpson, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/156-157

Audiotape T-5231/4

Adventure Stories (featuring Sergeant Douglas Renfrew) by Laurie York Erskine, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/4

Audiotape T-5231/7-9

T-5231/7

T-5231/8

T-5231/9

Doug Storer: Amazing But True Spots, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/7-9

Audiotape T-5231/11

Apache Reservation, Governor Fannin of Arizona, and Blind Golfer, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/11

Audiotape T-5231/12

Interview with "Close Shaves," undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/12

Audiotape T-5231/15

Doug Storer: This You Can Believe, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/15

Audiocassette C-5231/6

Doug Storer: Pearl Harbor Story, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/6

Audiocassette C-5231/7

Doug Storer: Caruso Spot, undated #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." C-5231/7

Audiotape T-5231/16-18

T-5231/16

T-5231/17

T-5231/18

Other Audiotapes, undated and unlabelled #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/16-18

Audiotape T-5231/19

Clock Museum Sound, No Narration, 29 September 1961 #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." T-5231/19

Transcription Disc D-5231/114-116

D-5231/114

D-5231/115

D-5231/116

Other Audiodics, undated and unlabelled #05231, Series: "8. Other Audio, 1940-1983 and undated." D-5231/114-116

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157 items.

Mostly footage used in Storer's various Amazing But True productions, but also includes a few Believe It or Not films and videos featuring Robert Ripley, Bob Considine, and Dale Carnegie.. Some earlier footage of Robert Ripley appears to have been transferred from film to videotape by the donor.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated.

10 items.

Arrangement: in order as received.

Use of videotape may require production of viewing copies.

Five VHS tapes, one U-Matic tape, and four two-inch quad videotapes. Earlier footage appears to have been transferred from film and features Robert Ripley on location filming Believe It or Not episodes and at his home in New York. Ripley footage is in color, but without sound. Note that original video titles have been retained. Some videotapes have not been viewed by staff to verify contents.

Videotape VT-5231/1

Ripley in Central America, 1939 #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/1

Videotape VT-5231/2

Believe It or Not Films, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/2

Videotape VT-5231/3

Three Kinescopes of Believe It or Not Television Programs, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/3

Videotape VT-5231/4

Ripley Program, Hazel Storer Interview Outtake, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/4

Videotape VT-5231/5

The Incredible Life and Times of Robert Ripley (Turner Home Entertainment, 1993) #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/5

Videotape VT-5231/6

Believe It or Not, "Blood Call," 3 August 1950 (U-Matic tape) #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/6

Videotape VT-5231/7

One Vote Campaign, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/7

Videotape VT-5231/8

Doug Storer Show and Tell, 25 March 1971 #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/8

Videotape VT-5231/9

One Vote, 7 September 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/9

Videotape VT-5231/10

Political Roundup with Morgan Beatty, 12 September 1966 #05231, Subseries: "9.1. Videotape, 1939-1993 and undated." VT-5231/10

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated.

147 items.

Arrangement: in order as received, with the exception of duplicates, which are grouped together.

Use of film may require production of viewing copies.

While films are numbered continuously, no films were assigned the numbers F-5231/12, F-5231/40, F-5231/100, F-5231/103, F-5231/115, or F-5231/128.

Films have been described according to existing documentation on the box or reel; most films have been viewed by staff to verify contents.

Includes 16mm and 35mm films, in black and white and in color. Films are mostly acetate base, positive or reversal prints. Includes some negatives: F-5231/9a, F-5231/36, F-5231/93b, and F-5231/94b. Includes both picture and sound. Estimated lengths range from 50 to 1500 feet. Includes original footage, masters, and final prints, as well as unused footage and commercial films.

Some films are related to Doug Storer and his work, while others are related to his management of television personalities such as Robert Ripley and Dale Carnegie. Collection includes travel films, many of which were the basis for episodes of the television shows Amazing But True and Believe It or Not , which were written and produced by Doug Storer. Also includes episodes of these television shows and full-length films related to these shows, such as Flippy the Educated Porpoise.

Several films contain episodes of television shows starring Dale Carnegie, Robert Ripley, and Bob Considine, including some unsold pilots. Other films include promotional travel films, many produced for airlines such as Pan American Airlines, and promotional films for companies including the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and the P. Lorillard Company. The collection also includes a small number of feature films, with no obvious relationship to Storer.

This subseries also contains five folders of paper documentation related to films: materials removed from film canisters and shipping boxes, including scripts and descriptive notes, and photocopies of original film canisters and reels.

Film F-5231/1

Believe It or Not: Blood Call, 31 August 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/1

Story of a murderer's escape from Devil's Island, sponsored by Ballantine Ale. 16mm.

Film F-5231/2

Highway to Hawaii, 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/2

Cate and McGlone Productions, possibly produced for United Airlines. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/3

Promise of the Trees, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/3

Released by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company as part of an eight-film series to educate the public about the timber industry. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/4

Tomorrow's Trees, 1959 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/4

Released by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company as part of an eight-film series to educate the public about the timber industry. Print #30. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/5

Fu Manchu: The Zayat Kiss, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/5

NBC short film by Sax Rohmer, starring John Carradine. The film was intended to be a series, but no further episodes were produced. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/6

Fu Manchu: The Zayat Kiss, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/6

NBC short film by Sax Rohmer, starring John Carradine. The film was intended to be a series, but no further episodes were produced. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/7

Clock Museum, 29 September 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/7

Vienna Clock Museum. See T-5231/19 for sound track without narration. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/8

Spirit in the Earth, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/8

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/9a

Bob Considine Trip with Debbie (negative), 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/9a

Silent negative, date on card for cleaning 7-25-62. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/9b

Bob Considine Trip with Debbie, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/9b

Silent film, possibly documenting a trip to Denmark. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/10

Believe It or Not: Corpus Delicti, 17 August 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/10

Story of three bodies unearthed to expose a murder, sponsored by Ballantine Ale. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/11

How to Get the Most Out of Life: Springtime for Grandpa (Carnegie opening), 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/11

Includes footage of Carnegie sitting at a desk at the beginning and end of the episode. Produced by Jack Chertok. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/13

Believe It or Not: Monte Carlo, 3 August 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/13

Story of a winner-loser at Monte Carlo casino, broadcast on NBC and sponsored by Ballantine Ale. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/14

North of the Arctic Circle: Summer in Northern Norway, circa 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/14

Produced by Per Host. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/15

Winter in Salzburgland, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/15

Addressed to Austrian State Tourists Department. Additional label reads "Skiing in Salzburg." 16mm.

Film F-5231/16

Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club P-revue, 2 November 1949 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/16

Broadcast on ABC with guest Wendy Barrie. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/17

Amazing But True: Vesuvius, Spirit of the Dance, Killers and Clowns, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/17

16mm.

Film F-5231/18

Six Amazing But True Christmas Spots, 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/18

Six shorts: Santa Lucia Day, skiing, reindeer, church with musicians, walking in courtyard and tending sheep, and Vietnam. Each segment has a leader, countdown, and ABT intro. Shares some footage with F-5231/105 and F-5231/116. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/19

New Horizons: The Hawaiian Islands, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/19

Produced for Pan American Airlines. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/20

Tonight Show: Bob Considine, Doug Storer, 22 February 1957 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/20

Possibly a 1957 episode of Tonight! America After Dark on NBC. 16mm.

Film F-5231/21

New Horizons: Pakistan, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/21

Produced for Pan American Airlines by Movietonews, Inc. Shipping slip from Charter Oak Tele-Pictures addressed to Ann Brady, 20th Century Fox, Att. Mr. Douglas Storer. Editorial Direction F. D. Kay. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/22

Flippy the Educated Porpoise, 1953 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/22

Flippy at Marineland, presented by Ripley's Believe It or Not. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/23

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/23

Includes Amazing But True intro and space for commercials. Similar to films with the same title, but missing a segment of an old man picking fruit. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/24

Return to Glennascaul, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/24

Film starring Orson Welles and presented by T.R. Royle, released in the United Kingdom in 1951 and the United States in 1953. Denham Lab label on canister. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/25

Turkish Panarama, 1953 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/25

Scenes of Turkey, includes hand-written title in marker on canister. Shows scenes of Turkey. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/26

Waterways to Fun, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/26

Washington state waterways, includes Washington State Department of Commerce label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/27

Brass Key I, 3 October 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/27

Possibly filmed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., includes U.S. Air Force label on canister. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/28

Amazing But True: Humble Oil, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/28

Print from duplicate negative, includes Movietone Pro label. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/29

Lazer Beam Weapon Testing, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/29

Includes Young and Rubicam Inc. label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/30

A Plant for Tomorrow, 1956 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/30

History of the P. Lorillard Company, makers of Old Gold Cigarettes. Includes Shilin Films label. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/31

Grand Canyon, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/31

Includes Santa Fe Railway label. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/32a

Silver Springs, 18 May 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/32a

Film opens to men carrying bound alligator out of a cyprus swamp. Includes a man wrestling an alligator underwater. Additional footage shows a man swimming, dark shots of a swamp, men tying an alligator, a hen listening to radio, and men near rocks with a snake. Filmed in South Florida forFox. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/32b

American Airlines 706: Alaska, 10 August 1967 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/32b

Film opens to Travis U.S. Air Force Base. Includes view of snow from airplane, Skagway's Original Homestead Cabin, and Doug and Hazel Storer driving in town. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/33

Winter in Salzburgland, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/33

Canister mentions skiing. 16mm.

Film F-5231/34

Winter in Austria, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/34

Austria P.R. film. Sound cannot be utilized. Image severely disintegrated. 16mm.

Film F-5231/35

Turkish National Champions: Wrestling, Oiled Bodies, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/35

Furnished by the Turkish government. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/36

Hawaii: The Sugar State, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/36

Silent negative. Copyright 1961 by the California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Corporation, Ltd. Produced by Pat Dowling Pictures, and directed by Thomas J. Stanton. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/37

Supersonic Thunderbirds, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/37

Includes U.S. Air Force label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/38

Believe It or Not: Death from the Sky, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/38

Episode #11. 16mm.

Film F-5231/39

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/39

Includes countdown for each segment and space for commercials. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/41

How to Get the Most Out of Life: Springtime for Grandpa, Reels 1 and 2, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/41

Produced by Jack Chertok. Film missing footage of Carnegie seen in F-5231/11. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/42

How to Get the Most Out of Life: The Intruder, Reels 1 and 2, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/42

Produced by Jack Chertok. Film missing footage of Carnegie seen in F-5231/83. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/43a

Charles Blair's Better World: Jerusalem, 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/43a

Documentary TV series. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/43b

Charles Blair's Better World: Assassins, 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/43b

Documentary TV series. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/44

Ohio the Growth State, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/44

Includes State of Ohio Development Department label and Ohio Department of Industrial and Economical Development label on canister. 16mm.

Film F-5231/45a

Amazing But True: Killers and Clowns, Primitive Fighters, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/45a

Box label also mentions Mt. Etna, Vesuvius, and Daring the Devil. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/45b

Amazing But True: Porpoise, Mt. Etna, Vesuvius, Daring the Devil, World's Oldest Man, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/45b

16mm.

Film F-5231/46

We the People: Ernie Kehr, 23 June 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/46

Broadcast on NBC, print #2. 16mm.

Film F-5231/47

Bob Considine U.S.A. with Debbie: The Fiftieth State, 1963 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/47

Film includes a volcano, a dancer, and scenes of Hawaii. Produced by Doug Storer in association with Twentieth Century-Fox Movietone. Copyright 1964. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/48

MAC 30 min. Bob Considine reports, 1967 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/48

Filmed in Vietnam for American Airlines. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/49

Bob Considine U.S.A. with Debbie: The Fiftieth State, 1963 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/49

Film includes a volcano, a dancer, and scenes of Hawaii. Produced by Doug Storer in association with Twentieth Century-Fox Movietone. Copyright 1964. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/50

Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars: Pattern for Pursuit, 15 June 1956 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/50

Unsold pilot for a TV series called Renfrew of the Royal Mounted, starring Arthur Franz. Includes CBS label with date, print #39. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/51

A New Kind of Captain, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/51

Presented by New Jersey's Standard Oil Company. Box mentions Esso tanker school. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/52

The Plague of Dr. Fu Manchu, 8 October 1956 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/52

Episode from television series The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu. Includes NBC label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/53

USIA Trident, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/53

Includes Amazing But True and NBC labels. Handwritten caption on box reads: "Cartoon, 'Chapel of All Faiths, Streptomycin's Mark.'" 16mm.

Film F-5231/54

Believe It or Not: Monte Carlo, 3 August 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/54

Story of a winner-loser at Monte Carlo casino, broadcast on NBC and sponsored by Ballantine Ale. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/55

Connee Boswell and Her Friends, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/55

With Bob Abel. Includes ABC-TV leader. Print #2. 16mm.

Film F-5231/56

California Oil Company: Alaska, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/56

Includes California Oil Company label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/57

State of Washington, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/57

Includes Photo Library, State of Washington label. Produced by Charles R. Perryman Films. 16mm.

Film F-5231/58

Wings to Haiti, 1953 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/58

Produced for Pan American Airlines. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/59

At the Ramparts, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/59

Includes US Air Force Academy mailing label. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/60

Considine, 22 December 1953 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/60

Includes National Broadcasting Company (NBC) label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/61

American Airlines 706: Alaska, 10 August 1967 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/61

Film opens to Travis U.S. Air Force Base. Includes view of snow from airplane, Skagway's Original Homestead Cabin, and Doug and Hazel Storer driving in town. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/62

Marvel of an Austrian Winter, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/62

Includes Ideal Pictures mailing label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/63

Hawaii: The Sugar State, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/63

Copyright 1961 by the California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Corporation, Ltd. Produced by Pat Dowling Pictures and directed by Thomas J. Stanton. Includes sound; 16mm color.

Film F-5231/64

Miracle of the Mesa, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/64

One of eight films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/65

On the Swedish Mountain in Sun, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/65

Includes SJ FILMARKIV KOPIA mailing label. English version, original version in Swedish. 16mm.

Film F-5231/66

Amazing But True: Cypress Gardens, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/66

Film opens to a shot of jet skiiers holding signs spelling Cypress Gardens. Includes shots of surfing, jet skiing, and hang gliding. With Frank Lepore. See F-5231/66 and F-5231/124 for identical footage. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/67

Eastern Airlines Travel Portfolio: Puerto Rico, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/67

From Don Goff Studios. Produced for Eastern Airlines. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/68

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/68

Includes ABT intro and space for commercials. Film missing footage of old man descending from airplane. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/69

Naples Rediscovered, 1964 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/69

Film about Naples, Fla. Includes Solana Studios label on canister. Written, produced, and narrated by Jack La Frandre. Print #29. Presented by Johnson Motors and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/70

American Airlines: Dallas, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/70

Print #12. Produced for American Airlines. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/71

American Airlines: Grand Canyon, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/71

Produced for American Airlines. 16mm.

Film F-5231/72

U.S. Government Lecture Tour: Africa and Europe, 1956 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/72

Medical tape label lists Africa, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, England, and Scotland. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/73

Return to Glennascaul, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/73

Film starring Orson Welles and presented by T.R. Royle, released in the United Kingdom in 1951 and the United States in 1953. Denham Lab label on canister. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/74

Amazing But True: Killers and Clowns, Primitive Fighters, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/74

Note on Amazing But True letterhead states that this print has not been filmed and was created because Modern Talking Pictures lost Storer's print. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/75

Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Lapland, Sweden, 'Vasa', 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/75

From a 1961 trip to Scandinavia. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/76

Travel: Central America, South America, Mexico, 1955 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/76

Includes list of shots. 16mm.

Film F-5231/77

Travel: West Indies, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/77

From a 1954 trip to the West Indies. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/78

Amazing But True: Intro at New Rochelle, unsqueezed short, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/78

Includes Movietone Pro label. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/79

Wings to Austria, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/79

Produced for Pan American Airlines. Directed and photographed by Dick Durrance. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/80

Travel: Europe, Near East, Middle East, Christmas, 1959-1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/80

From winter 1959-1960 trip. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/81

Wings to Hawaii, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/81

A Hartley Production. Includes two short strips of loose film in canister. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/82

The Land Columbus Loved Best, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/82

Film of the Dominican Republic. Produced by RCA International. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/83

How to Get the Most Out of Life: The Intruder (Carnegie intro), 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/83

Produced by Jack Chertok. Includes additional footage of Carnegie at a desk spliced in at the beginning and end of film. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/84

How to Get the Most Out of Life: The Intruder (original intro), 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/84

Film missing footage of Carnegie from F-5231/83. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/85

Amazing But True: Expedition Around the World, 1965 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/85

16mm color.

Film F-5231/86

Song of the Feathered Serpent, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/86

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/87

Children of the Sun, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/87

Directed by Jack Alexander and written by Alan Shilin. Filmed in South America. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/88

Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic, 1974 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/88

Produced by A.W. Rogers. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/89

Eloise Salutes the Stars, 21 August 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/89

Likely an episode of the Eloise TV series. Includes Grey Advertising Agency label and Doeskin Tissues advertisement. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/90

Men of Destiny, Volume 1: World Political Figures, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/90

Teddy Roosevelt, Lindberg, Hitler, Lou Gehrig, Winston Churchill. Includes Pathe News label. 16mm.

Film F-5231/91

The Dutch Windward Islands, 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/91

St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius in the Caribbean. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/92

Believe It or Not: Horned Man, Flame Thrower, Blows Balloon Up With His Eyes, 100 Yr. Old Eggs, Canton Ball, Persian Cup, Dutch Wedding Cup, and Grimaldi Story , 17 September 1948 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/92

With Bob Ripley and Brokenshire. List of contents taken from enclosed notecard. 16mm.

Film F-5231/93a

Oldest Man: Javier Pereira in Columbia Hospital, 1955 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/93a

Pereira lying down in hospital bed. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/93b

Oldest Man: Javier Pereira Movie Film (negative), 1955 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/93b

Pereira sitting, putting on hat. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/94a

Amazing But True: Laughing Porpoise, Volcanic Fury, Daring the Devil, World's Oldest Man , 1964 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/94a

Four shorts, each with title intro. Positive print. Produced by Fox Movietones Inc. Shares some footage with F-5231/23, but is not a duplicate. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/94b

Amazing But True: Laughing Porpoise, Volcanic Fury, Daring the Devil, World's Oldest Man , 1964 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/94b

Four shorts, each with title intro. Negative film. Produced by Fox Movietones Inc. Shares some footage with F-5231/23, but is not a duplicate. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/95

The Pueblo Heritage, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/95

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/96

Fallen Eagle, 1950 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/96

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. Produced with the cooperation of the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Department of Parks. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/97

Giant of the North, 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/97

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/98

Seminoles of the Everglades, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/98

One of eight documentary films on the American Indian sponsored by P. Lorillard (Old Gold Cigarettes). Written and directed by Alan Shilin, Shilin Film Service. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/99

Silent Night, 1954 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/99

English version, possibly from Austrian Travel Bureau. 16mm.

Film F-5231/101

Flippy, various dates #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/101

Mixed footage of Flippy, color and black and white, from multiple years. 16mm color and black-and-white.

Film F-5231/102

Amazing But True: Oldest Man, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/102

Includes space for commercials. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/104

Amazing But True: Cypress Gardens, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/104

Film of Doug Storer and Chas. Smith conversing, Smith sitting in front of Coca Cola sign, picking oranges; woman dancing underwater; girls waterskiing in tiaras and red tutus; couple swimming underwater, jetskiing. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/105

Silent Night, Holy Night; Vienna Boys Choir, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/105

Film of Salzburg, door to Franz Gruber home, gravesite, domed cottage, snowy scene, stained glass windows, choir, nighttime scenes. Includes black-and-white footage of Vienna Boys Choir from 20th Century-Fox Movietone News spliced in near end. Shares some footage with F-5231/116. 16mm color and black-and-white.

Film F-5231/106

Amazing But True: Original Ballot, Chopsticks, Whale's Tooth, 1969 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/106

Three 30-second shorts. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/107

Amazing But True: Original Ballot, Chopsticks, Whale's Tooth, 1969 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/107

Three 30-second shorts. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/108

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/108

Includes countdown for each segment and space for commercials. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/109

Amazing But True: Original Ballot, Chopsticks, Whale's Tooth, 1969 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/109

Three 30-second shorts. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/110

Florida: Seminoles, Chas. Smith, Hazel, November 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/110

Film opens to Seminoles in canoe, traditional buildings, a peacock, a man wrestling an alligator in water, a man with a white mustache, and an alligator wrestling on sand. Includes shots of Chas. Smith picking oranges with Doug Storer, jet skiiers, kite, and skiers in boat. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/111

Carlsbad Caverns, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/111

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, presented by Santa Fe and U.S. Park Service. Reel has date of 1945. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/112

Daro Productions: Builderama, 28 December 1970 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/112

Animated commercial, repeated multiple times on film. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/113

Amazing But True: Original Ballot, Chopsticks, Whale's Tooth, 1969 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/113

Three 30-second shorts. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/114

MAC: Airlift Vietnam, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/114

16mm.

Film F-5231/116

Franz Gruber Home - Silent Night, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/116

Film opens to Franz Gruber home. Includes shots of gravesite, domed cottage, and people singing on porch. See F-5231/105 for some duplicate footage. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/117

B-52 Returning from Vietnam, 1964 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/117

Close ups of bombs. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/118

Six Amazing But True Christmas Spots, 1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/118

Six shorts: Santa Lucia Day, skiing, reindeer, church with musicians, walking in courtyard and tending sheep, and Vietnam. Each segment has a leader, countdown, and ABT intro. Shares some footage with F-5231/105 and F-5231/116. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/119

Fox Movietone News: Blessing Animals in Rome, Trained Animals, Tight Rope over Alps, Yogi, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/119

Title from canister. 16mm.

Film F-5231/120

Flippy the Educated Porpoise, 1953 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/120

Flippy at Marineland. Presented by Ripley's Believe It or Not. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/121

Austrian Trip - SOS Kinderdorf, Cigars and Statue, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/121

Film includes shots of man shooting, Lake Morey Inn van, man with bow and arrow, statue, two men talking in road, buildings in plaza, Sign reading Besuchen Sie das SOS Kinderdorf, and German children. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/122

Amazing But True: Spirit of the Dance, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/122

Includes Movietone Pro label. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/123

Marineland, 1962 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/123

Flippy the porpoise at Marineland. Includes Amazing But True label. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/124

Amazing But True: Cypress Gardens, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/124

Film opens to a shot of jet skiiers holding signs spelling Cypress Gardens. Includes shots of surfing, jet skiing, and hang gliding. With Frank Lepore. See F-5231/66 and F-5231/124 for identical footage. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/125a

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/125a

Includes countdown for each segment and space for commercials. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/125b

Amazing But True: Mt. Vesuvius, Oldest Man, Porpoise, 1960 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/125b

Includes countdown for each segment and space for commercials. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/126

Chief Traveling Wind, 94 Years Old, 1964 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/126

American Indian chief. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/127

C-5 and Wright Brothers, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/127

16mm color.

Film F-5231/129

U.S.S. Arizona - Pearl Harbor, 1951 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/129

Duplicate footage of last segment of F-5231/138A. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/130

Chas. Smith Outtakes, various dates #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/130

Cutaways, outtakes, and unused shots of Chas. Smith in Florida. Film from various dates, spliced together. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/131

The Land Called New Jersey, 1963 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/131

History of New Jersey. Print #1. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/132

How to Get the Most Out of Life: Springtime for Grandpa, Reel 3 (original intro), 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/132

Produced by Jack Chertok. Film missing footage of Carnegie seen in F-5231/11. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/133

How to Get the Most Out of Life: The Intruder, Reel 3 (original intro), 1952 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/133

Produced by Jack Chertok. Film missing footage of Carnegie seen in F-5231/83. 35mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/138a

Pearl Harbor Destruction and Ceremony, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/138a

Includes note with information from Guy Kitchen. First segment shows destruction after Pearl Harbor; second segment contains identical footage to F-5231/129, showing commemorative ceremony. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/138b

Pearl Harbor Trip, 1948 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/138b

Title taken from canister. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/139

Johann Strauss, Vienna, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/139

From Schonbrunn Films. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/140

Santa's Home, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/140

Film of St. Nicholas' birthplace in Turkey. 16mm.

Film F-5231/141

Saba, July 1959 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/141

Shots from airplane, couple on boat, men in uniform in boat, scenes of Saba. 16mm color.

Film F-5231/142

IBM Vangard: Time Lapse Photo, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/142

Title taken from canister. 16mm.

Film F-5231/143

Bob Considine: Children's Village, Dobb's Ferry, N.Y., undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/143

Eldon Children's Village. 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/144

Amazing But True: Oldest Man, Charlie Smith, Capt. Johnson, Youngest Mother, Firewalker, various dates #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/144

Different types of film from various years spliced together. Includes six shorts, each with a leader with title and running time. 16mm color and black-and-white.

Film F-5231/145

Clock Museum, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/145

Footage of Clock Museum in Austria. Includes sound but no narration. 16mm.

Film F-5231/146

Cab Calloway's "Quizzical," August 1942 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/146

On marquee in opening: Palace Cab Calloway Stage Review Midnight Show. Intro: Yeah Man That's It! Cab Calloway's "Quizzical." 16mm black-and-white.

Film F-5231/147

Believe It or Not: Acquitted By the Sea, 27 September 1940 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/147

From 20th Century Fox. Silent film. Supervisor: Lew Lehr. Director: Earl Allbine. 16mm.

Film F-5231/148

Rip and Oakie Film, undated #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/148

Ripley in snow on island with dog, fall view of house, partial view of house and water. Includes note from Hazel Storer on back of box. 16mm.

Film F-5231/149

Roger Bannister: 4 Minute Mile, 1961 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." F-5231/149

Footage of Roger Bannister from Men of Destiny, presented by Pathe News. 16mm black-and-white.

Folder 717-719

Folder 717

Folder 718

Folder 719

Film enclosures, 1940-1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." Folder 717-719

Papers removed from film canisters and shipping boxes, including scripts, shipping memos, film handling instructions, news articles, and handwritten descriptive notes.

Folder 720-721

Folder 720

Folder 721

Photocopies of film canisters and reels, 1940-1972 #05231, Subseries: "9.2. Film, 1940-1972 and undated." Folder 720-721

Photocopies of original film canisters, reels, and shipping boxes describing films or containing important shipping information.

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Processed by: Noah Huffman, November 2007, and Angela DiVeglia, August 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, November 2007

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