Allan Sloane Collection


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1943 – 1988
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of audio recordings and segments of various programs penned by Sloane, as well as recordings of some of his lectures, interviews, and phone conferences. Among the programs available are The Right to Live (1947, NBC) and Joy of Bach (1978). The only videocassette in the collection is a recording of part one of Kids Like These.
Biographical Note: Allan Sloane (1914-2001) was a writer for radio and television. He was especially prolific from the 1950s to the 1970s. He was known for his scripts about children with physical and/or mental handicaps and was often praised for his sensitivity in dealing with the subjects. In 1959, Sloane was blacklisted by CBS for refusing to write a radio script for the American Legion about communism in schools and churches, stating that he would be "glad to do a script on Fascism in the American Legion... I am not interested in doing a script on anything that is non-existent, and Communism does not exist in the schools." Sloane went on to win many high-profile awards in later years, including six Peabody Awards.
Extent: 25 sound cassettes : analog.;2 sound tape reels : analog.;1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Subject Headings: Sloane, Allan;Sloane, Allan;Television writers--United States;Radio writers--United States;Blacklisting of authors--United States--History--20th century;Right to live (Radio program);Joy of Bach (Television program);Kids like these (Television program)
Extent: Related collections held by the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Allan Sloane papers, 1937-1992.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Allan Sloane.
Cite Collection As: Allan Sloane collection, 1943-1988. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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