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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1627

Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry joke collection

Includes a series of boxes of index cards and a series of volumes, both formats organized alphabetically by topic (except where noted); content includes one-liners, jokes, gags, radio comedy bits, and sample scripts for TV in manuscript, typescript, and clippings.

Dates

  • 1920-1960

Language of Materials

English

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

60 linear feet (54 boxes, 119 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry (1900-1983) was a Hollywood radio and film writer and radio personality in Santa Ana (Calif.).

Arrangement

Arranged by format in two series: boxed index cards, and volumes; arranged as described within these series.

Physical Location

f, b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016MT-76. Purchased with funds from the Richard C. Marcus Theatre Fund and the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, 2017 April 5.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017 June.
Link to catalog
Title
Atteberry, Reynolds E., 1900-1983. Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry joke collection, 1920-1960 (MS Thr 1627): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Melanie Wisner
Date
2017 June 21
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02822

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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