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Wokoun mss., 1941-1953

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Wokoun, William

Title
Wokoun mss., 1941-1953

Collection No.
LMC 2337

Extent
768 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of radio scripts collected by psychologist William Wokoun, 1931-1984. The scripts are mostly for NBC-affiliated, Chicago-based programs and were collected by Wokoun when he worked part-time at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as a high school and college student.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

The Wokoun mss., 1941-1953, consists of radio scripts collected by psychologist William Wokoun, 1931-1984. Wokoun worked at the Human Engineering Laboratory for the U.S. Army and in 1968 he became director of human factors at Muzak, Inc. There he conducted research on the effects of music on productivity. He later became president of B.W. Research Laboratories, Inc., a research and consulting firm that uses psychological techniques to solve human factors and communications problems.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by show title, followed by miscellaneous items.

Scope and Content Note

The scripts are mostly for NBC-affiliated, Chicago-based programs and were collected by Wokoun when he worked part-time at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as a high school and college student. The collection contains scripts from such radio serials as The Guiding Light, Captain Midnight, Lone Journey, Ma Perkins, Masquerade, The Road of Life, Today's Children, Vic and Sade, and Woman in White. Also included are emcee scripts for music and variety shows, and commercial scripts for various products and companies. An inventory is available.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 1995
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Wokoun mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Inventory

Arranged alphabetically by title of program, followed by a Miscellaneous section. CN = Continuity Number. JN = Job Number.


Box 1 Against the Storm

July 25, 1949 (Book II, Chapter 66)

Nov. 26, 1942 (#814)

Undated script 

Arbogast Show

(emcee copy)


Jan. 20, 1953 

Feb. 2, 1953 

Feb. 11, 1953 

Aunt Jemima Blue Network Show

Feb. 22, 1945 

(2 copies)


Mar. 13, 1945 (3)

Backstage Wife

Aug. 14, 1944 (3), revisions (3). CN 2413

The Bartons (original title: The Story of Bud Barton)

Feb. 8, 1940 (Episode 33)

Feb. 9, 1940 (Episode 34)

Feb. 12, 1940 (Episode 35)

July 7, 1941 (Episode 384)

July 16, 1941 (Episode 391)

Aug. 1, 1941 (Episode 402)

Aug. 18, 1941 (2 and 1 inc.) (Episode 415)

Aug. 25, 1941  

Sept. 1, 1941  

Oct. 31, 1941 (Episode 467)

Nov. 3, 1941 (Episode 468)

Feb. 24, 1942 (Episode 82)

Aug. 19, 1942  

Aug. 20, 1942 

Aug. 24, 1942 (Episode 36)

Aug. 25, 1942 (Episode 37)

Bowman Musical Milkwagon

Apr. 4, 1945 (5 and 1 inc.). JN 8622

Breakfast Club

Jan. 8, 1944 (commercial script). JN 3401

Mar. 11, 1944 (commercial script). JN 3907

Dec. 16, 1944 (commercial script – inc.). JN 6739

Calling All Detectives

Oct. 14, 1948 (3 and 1 inc.), revisions (3). CN 294

Captain Midnight

June 5, 1944. CN 771

Feb. 19, 1945 (5). CN 891

March 13, 1945. CN 907

Dec. 31, 1946 (prelim. continuity). CN 1051

Oct. 15, 1948 (prelim. cont. & 1 inc. script). CN 1650

Chicago Motor Club

Feb. 21, 1945 (emcee copy)

Curtain Time

July 24, 1948 The Quiet Young Man (no. 159)

Aug. 14, 1948 A Ring for Julie (no. 162)

Aug. 21, 1948 A Barn for the Bard (no. 163)

Aug. 28, 1948 Grand Slam for the Nancy B (no. [164])

Sept. 4, 1948 Contract for an Angel (no. 165)

Sept. 25, 1948 My Widow, Lorraine (no. 168)

Echoes From the Tropics

Dec. 29, 1944 (2)

Evans Fur Company

Oct. 23, 1944 (commercial script)

Fox De Luxe Brewing Company

Oct. 12, 1944 (commercial script)

Funk G-Hybrid Corn, True Stories About Corn

Story #11, undated

Story #13 (4), undated

Story #14 (3), undated

Story ?, undated

General Mills Hour

Emcee Copies for The Woman in White, The Guiding Light, Today's Children, Betty Crocker Program, Masquerade (1946- ) and Hymns of All Churches Choir

July 10, 1944 

July 13, 1944 

Aug. 14, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.)

Oct. 12, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.)

Nov. 24, 1944 (3)

Dec. 19, 1944 (4)

Dec. 27, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.)

1944 (inc.)

Jan. 26, 1945 (2); revision

Feb. 12, 1945 (2 and 1 inc.)

Feb. 22, 1945 (3)

Feb. 23, 1945 (3)

Mar. 13, 1945 (2)

Apr. 4, 1945 (2)

July 13, 1945 (2)

Feb. 22, 1946 

June 24, 1946 (2)

June 27, 1946 (2)

July 1, 1946 

July 2, 1946 (2)

Aug. 2, 1946 (2)

Aug. 9, 1946 (2)

Aug. 16, 1946 (3)

General Mills Hour newsletter, July 31, 1944

The Goldbergs (see: Road of Life)

Grand Marquee

Sept. 17, 1946. Ways That are Dark, by Virginia Safford Lynn

Green Hornet

June 15, 1948 (emcee copy). CN 55

Guiding Light

June 2, 1944. CN 580

June 21, 1944 (3). CN 593

June 22, 1944 (2). CN 594

July 6, 1944. CN 604

July 10, 1944 (3). CN 606

July 13, 1944 (2). CN 609

July 20, 1944 (2). CN 614

July 21, 1944 – opening and closing commercials only. CN 615

July 24, 1944 – opening and closing commercials only. CN 516

Aug. 14, 1944. CN 631

Aug. 28, 1944. CN 641

Oct. 12, 1944 (1 and 1 inc.). CN 674

Oct. 23, 1944. CN 681

Nov. 24, 1944 (2). CN 705

Dec. 19, 1944 (4). CN 722

Dec. 27, 1944 (4). CN 728

Jan. 26, 1945 (3). CN 750

Feb. 12, 1945 (6). CN 761

Feb. 22, 1945 (8). CN 769

Mar. 13, 1945 (5). CN 782

Apr. 4, 1945 (7). CN 798

July 13, 1945. CN 870

Feb. 22, 1946 (3). CN 1030

June 13, 1946. CN 1109

June 24, 1946 (3). CN 1116

June 27, 1946 (3). CN 1119

July 1, 1946. CN 1121

July 2, 1946 (5). CN 1122

Aug. 2, 1946. CN 1145

Aug. 15, 1946. CN 1154

Aug. 16, 1946 (2). CN 1155

Aug. 22, 1946. CN 1159

Aug. 23, 1946 (3). CN 1160

Aug. 30, 1946. CN 1165

Sept. 3, 1946 (8). CN 1167

Oct. 15, 1946. CN 1197

Oct. 21, 1946. CN 1201

Highlights of the Bible

June 23, 1946 (2)

Household Finance Corporation

Four commercials for Frank Goss News

Hymns of All Churches

July 10, 1944. CN 1412

Aug.? 1944. CN 1441

Aug. 28, 1944. CN 1449

Oct. 12, 1944, and rev. CN 1476

Oct. 23 1944 (2). CN 1481

Feb. 12, 1945 (cover page only). CN 1545

Mar.? 1945. CN 1552

Joyce Jordan Show

Apr. 1945 (12–second hitch hike. Plugging Joyce Jordan Show). CN 1 – 4

Just for Fun (Atlantic Brewing Co. Tavern Pale Beer)

Dec. 15, 1944 (2)

Box 2 K.C. Jamboree

Aug. 19, 1944 #3 (2)

Dec. 16, 1944 #20 (5)

Lone Journey

Aug. 14, 1946 (Chapter 98)

Nov. 26, 1946 (Chapter 172)

Dec. 17, 1946 (Chapter 187)

Mar. 24, 1947 (Chapter 256)

Mar. 28, 1947 (Chapter 260)

Apr. 9, 1947 (Chapter 268)

July 28, 1947 (Chapter 346)

May 6, 1952 Chapter 222 (3)

May 7, 1952 Chapter 223 (3)

Undated script 

The Lone Ranger

July 21, 1948 – emcee copy only. CN 1124

Ma Perkins

The Foundling––Formula Mystery

June 11, 1937/May 12, 1937 

Toohey & Son

Sept. 14, 1942 (2). CN 2380

Ma Wins a Battle

June 22, 1944 (2). CN 2844

July 24, 1944 (6). CN 2866

Aug. 14, 1944 (3 and misc. pgs.). CN 2881

Aug. 28, 1944 (8). CN 2891

Oct. 12, 1944 (4). CN 2924

Oct. 23, 1944 (5). CN 2931

Nov. 24, 1944 (9). CN 2955

Dec. 19, 1944 (6). CN 2972

Fay's Wedding

Dec. 27, 1944 (3). CN 2978

Jan. 26, 1945 (3). CN 3000

Feb. 12, 1945 (6). CN 3011

Feb. 22, 1945 (6). CN 3019

Apr. 3, 1945 – closing only. CN 3047

Apr. 4, 1945 (3 and 1 inc.). CN 3048

Fay's Frustration

June 14, 1945 (5 and 1 inc.). CN 3099

June 21, 1945 (5). CN 3104

July 13, 1945 (6). CN 3120

Feb. 12, 1946. CN 3272

Feb. 22, 1946 (6). CN 3280

Apr. 11, 1946. CN 3314

Pa's Portrait

June 13, 1946 (8). CN 3359

June 18, 1946. CN 3362

June 24, 1946 (7). CN 3366

June 26, 1946 (8). CN 3368

June 27, 1946 (7). CN 3369

July 1, 1946 (4 – last pg only). CN 3371

July 2, 1946 (6). CN 3372

Aug. 2, 1946 (7). CN 3395

Aug. 9, 1946 (8). CN 3400

Aug. 16, 1946 (6). CN 3405

Aug. 22, 1946. CN 3409

Aug. 23, 1946 (8). CN 3410

Aug. 27, 1946. CN 3412

Aug. 29, 1946 – commercials only. CN 3414

Aug. 30, 1946 (7). CN 3415

Sept. 3, 1946 (10). CN 3417

Box 3 Ma Perkins

Pa's Portrait (cont.)

Oct. 8, 1946. CN 3442

Oct. 9, 1946. CN 3443

Oct. 10, 1946. CN 3444

Oct. 14, 1946 (2). CN 3446

Oct. 15, 1946 (8 and 2 rev. of closing). CN 3447

Oct. 21, 1946 (10). CN 3451

Oct. 22, 1946. CN 3452

Oct. 23, 1946. CN 3453

Oct. 24, 1946. CN 3454

Oct. 25, 1946. CN 3455

Oct. 28, 1946. CN 3456

Nov. 4, 1946. CN 3461

Nov. 5, 1946. CN 3462

Nov. 7, 1946. CN 3464

Nov. 8, 1946. CN 3465

Nov. 11, 1946. CN 3466

Nov. 12, 1946. CN 3467

Nov. 13, 1946. CN 3468

Nov. 14, 1946. CN 3469

Nov. 15, 1946. CN 3470

Nov. 18, 1946. CN 3471

Nov. 19, 1946. CN 3472

Nov. 20, 1946. CN 3473

Nov. 21, 1946. CN 3474

Nov. 22, 1946. CN 3475

Dec. 9, 1946 – Preliminary continuity. CN 3486

Dec. 11, 1946. CN 3488

Dec. 13, 1946. CN 3490

Dec. 17, 1946. CN 3492

Dec. 19, 1946 (9) – actors names listed. CN 3494

Dec. 20, 1946 (8) & commercial rev. (3). CN 3495

The Other John Perkins

Jan. 10, 1947 (4). CN 3510

Jan. 29, 1947 – cut–ins only. CN ?

Jan. 30, 1947 (5) – cut–ins only. CN ?

Apr. 12, 1948 (2). CN 3836

July 26, 1948 – commercials only. CN 3911

Feb. 10, 1960 

Masquerade

Apr. 25, 1946. CN 74

Apr. 26, 1946. CN 75

[Nelson] Olmsted's Play House

A Man and His Son, by Benedict Thielen, adapted by Frederick J. Lipp. Sept. 12, 1946

Mrs. Union Station, by Doug Welch, adapted for radio by Max Ehrlich. Sept. 19, 1946

Courtesy/Announcement only. Sept. 26, 1946

I'm a Fool, by Sherwood Anderson. Nov. 6, 1946

Packham Inn

June 11, 1946 

Pepper Young's Family

Dec. 18, 1944 (8) - cut-ins only. CN 381

Feb. 12, 1945 - cut-ins only. CN 421

3 pgs. of undated script. CN ? 

Perry Mason

Dec. 23, 1947 (opening and closing commercials only). CN 1070

Reveille Roundup

Aug. 14, 1944 - emcee copy. CN 209

Road of Life

Aug. 10, 1944 (3). CN 1803

Oct. 23, 1944 (6), commercial copy, musical synopsis. CN 1855.

Commercial copy only (also used on The Goldbergs)

Dec. 26, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.). CN 1901

Dec. 27, 1944 (3). CN 1902

Dec. 28, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.). CN 1903

Dec. 29, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.). CN 1904

Jan. 26, 1945. CN ?

Rosemary

Oct. 23, 1944 - commercial copy and cut-ins only. CN ?

Secret City

Sept. 15, 1942 

(see: The Bartons)


The Story of Bud Barton

Sweet River

1944, June 5. CN 571

Swift & Company

1946, Nov. A through C (4) - commercial copy only

Those Websters

1946, May 5 

Today's Children

June 2, 1944 (7). CN 505

June 9, 1944 (pg. 3 only). CN 510

June 19, 1944. CN 516

June 21, 1944 (incl. musical synopsis). CN 518

June 22, 1944 (3 - incl. music. syn.). CN 519

July 10, 1944 (2 - incl. music. syn.). CN 531

July 13, 1944 (2 - incl. music. syn.). CN 534

July 20, 1944 (2 and 1 inc.). CN 539

July 24, 1944 (announcer's copy only). CN 541

Aug. 14, 1944 (cover, pg. 1-3 only). CN 556

Aug. 28, 1944. CN 566

Oct. 12, 1944 (inc.). CN 599.

Oct. 23, 1944 (4). CN 606

Nov. 24, 1944 (2). CN 630

Dec. 19, 1944 (7 - incl. music. syn.). CN 647

Dec. 27, 1944 (3, 1 inc., music. syn.). CN 653

Jan. 26, 1945 (6). CN 675

Feb. 12, 1945 (5). CN 686

Feb. 22, 1945 (6 and rev. pgs.). CN 694

Mar. 13, 1945 (3). CN 707

Apr. 4, 1945 (7). CN 723

Apr. 29, 1945 (inc.?). CN 753

June 14, 1945 (incl. pg. of inserts). CN 774

Apr. 10, 1946. CN 988

Apr. 11, 1946. CN 989

Apr. 12, 1946. CN 990

Apr. 25, 1946. CN 999

Apr. 26, 1946. CN 1000

May 13, 1946. CN 1011

May 14, 1946. CN 1012

May 15, 1946. CN 1013

May 16, 1946. CN 1014

May 17, 1946. CN 1015

Vic and Sade

Apr. 11, 1941 

June 22, 1944 (2). CN 2530

July 6, 1944 (2)

Vitamins

Aug. 5, 1946, no. 9, with Dr. J.L. Wilson (3)

Westinghouse Presents Ted Malone

July 20, 1945 

What's Cooking with Beulah Karney

Undated (no CN #)

Woman in White

June 20, 1944 (pgs. 2-3 only). CN 12

June 21, 1944 (3). CN 13

June 22, 1944. CN 14

July 10, 1944 (4). CN 26

Box 4 Woman in White (cont.)

July 13, 1944 (4). CN 29

July 21, 1944 (5). CN 36

Aug. 14, 1944 (3). CN 51

Aug. 28, 1944. CN 61

Oct. 12, 1944 (4). CN 94

Oct. 23, 1944 (4). CN 101

Nov. 24, 1944 (3). CN 125

Dec. 19, 1944 (7). CN 142

Dec. 27, 1944 (4). CN 148

Jan. 26, 1945 (6, incl. rev. pg. 9). CN 170

Feb. 12, 1945 (7). CN 181

Feb. 22, 1945 (6). CN 189

Mar. 13, 1945 (6). CN 202

Apr. 4, 1945 (4). CN 218

July 13, 1945 (3). CN 290

Apr. 12, 1946. CN 485

June 10, 1946. CN 526

June 11, 1946. CN 527

June 12, 1946. CN 528

June 13, 1946. CN 529

June 14, 1946. CN 530

June 26, 1946. CN 538

Undated tear sheet from unknown magazine concerning: Woman in White 

Your Betty Crocker

June 7, 1946. CN 105

Miscellaneous

Audition scripts for various episodes of The Guiding Light, Those Websters, Captain Midnight, and Today's Children.

Correspondence: Gwendolyn Stephens, American Broadcasting Company, Inc. to William Wokoun, Apr. 25, 1952; Robert A. Kidera, Carnation Company to William Wokoun, May 27, 1948.

NBC Program schedules: Aug. 14, 1944 and Aug. 28, 1944

Songs for Don Norman. undated

Various lead-ins and lead-outs:

Bachelor's Children (lead out for Sept. 27, 1946). CN 2860

This Changing World (emcee copy for open, undated)

Lead-ins: Her Sacred Promise, Love of My Live (sic) and Boy of Mine.

Printed