John M. Young Papers,1937-1965

Collection Number: 2851

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John M. Young papers, 1937-1965.
Collection Number:
2851
Creator:
John M. (John Mumma) Young, b.1906.
Quantity:
21 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Radio scripts, correspondence, plot synopses, notes, research for some of the scripts, and some fan mail.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Mostly radio scripts for "The Right to Happiness." Also, radio and television scripts for "Doctor Eve," "Days of Our Lives," "Attorney at Law," "Road of Life," "From These Roots," "Date with Life," "The Verdict is Yours," "Golden Windows," "The Second Mrs. Burton," "Woman in White," "Zenith," "There Was a Woman," "The Wheels of Time," "The Rising Tides," "Return of Constance Curtis," "Four Corners, U.S.A.," and the "Doris Blake Show." Also correspondence, plot synopses, notes, research for some of the scripts, and some fan mail.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Mostly radio scripts for "The Right to Happiness." Also, radio and television scripts for "Doctor Eve," "Days of Our Lives," "Attorney at Law," "Road of Life," "From These Roots," "Date with Life," "The Verdict is Yours," "Golden Windows," "The Second Mrs. Burton," "Woman in White," "Zenith," "There Was a Woman," "The Wheels of Time," "The Rising Tides," "Return of Constance Curtis," "Four Corners, U.S.A.," and the "Doris Blake Show." Also correspondence, plot synopses, notes, research for some of the scripts, and some fan mail.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Young, John M. (John Mumma), b.1906.

Subjects:
Radio scripts.
Radio serials.
Soap operas.
Television scripts.
Television serials.

Form and Genre Terms:
Scripts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John M. Young papers, #2851. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Scripts for the "Right to Happiness"
The above scripts are numbered 834 thru 5430 but following numbers are missing: 3878 to 3887, 4151 to 4157, 4396, 4397, 4398, 4400, 4401, 4476, 4491, 4492, 4686 to 4690, 4758, 4920
Box 1
Dec. 1942-Nov. 1944
Box 2
Nov. 1944-July 1946
Box 3
July 1946-Feb. 1948
Box 4
Feb. 1948-Aug. 1949
Box 5
Aug. 1949-Mar. 1951
Box 6
Apr. 1951-Oct. 1952
Box 7
Nov. 1953-Mar. 1954
Box 8
Apr. 1954-July 1955
Box 9
Aug. 1955-Sept. 1956
Box 10
Oct. 1956-Dec. 1957
Box 11
Apr. 1958-Oct. 1959
Box 12
Oct. 29, 1959-Nov. 1960
Box 12
Notes on the character of Lockwood - "Right to Happiness"
Box 12 Folder 14
Research type notes on criminal law, the giving of evidence, etc. for "Right to Happiness"
Box 12 Folder 15
Notes, research type, various topics for "Right to Happiness," also projected synopsis of stories, Sept. 1946 LTP, copy of item Box 13, Folder 2
Box 13 Folder 1
"Right to Happiness" - Monthly outlines (1950-Aug. 1955 see Box 12, Folder 15)
Jan. 1945-July 1956
Box 13 Folder 2
"Right to Happiness" - Long-term outlines (lacks Nov. 1945-Aug. 1946; starts Sept. 1, 1946, 15 pp., Long Term Plot Outline)
Dec. 1942-Dec. 1954
Box 13 Folder 3
"Right to Happiness" - Synopsis
Jan. 1940-Jan. 1944
Box 13
Script for "Doctor Eve"
Box 13
Script for "Empire City"
Box 13
Radio Misc.
Box 13
Script for "Days of Our Lives"
Box 13
Script for "Attorney at Law"
Box 14
Scripts for the "Road of Life" (Scripts are numbered 2895 thru 3214 but following numbers are missing: 3114)
Oct. 1948-Jan. 1950
Box 15
Scripts for the "Road of Life" (Scripts are numbered 3215 to 3588 but following numbers are missing: 3500)
Jan. 1950-Jan. 1951
Box 16
Scripts for the "Road of Life" (Scripts are numbered 3589 to 3941 but following numbers are missing: 3705-3708, 3725, 3730)
June 1951-Oct. 1952
Box 17
Scripts for the "Road of Life" (Scripts are numbered 3942 to 3986 but following numbers are missing: 3948, 3957, 3958)
Oct.-Dec. 1952
Box 17
Back scripts of various dates
Oct. 1946-Aug. 1948
Box 17
Outlines for "From These Roots"
1961
Box 17
Scripts for "From These Roots" (Scripts are numbered 851 thru 915)
Oct.-Dec. 1961
Box 17
Chapters of "Date With Life" (Numbered 1 thru 35 but nos. 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, and 20 are missing)
Apr. 1956
Box 17
"The Verdict is Yours" - clippings, statutes, and synopses of cases
Box 18
Chapters of "Golden Windows" (TV series) (Chapters 1-190 but the following are missing: 4, 5, 11, 16-20, 24, 37, 61-77, 113, 137-150, 155-158); also notes and correspondence
1954-1955
Box 19
Scripts for "The Second Mrs. Burton" (Scripts are numbered 21 thru 360 but the following are missing: 22, 27, 64, 68, 191-210, 258, 336); also outlines, correspondence, etc.
Feb. 1946-May 1947
Box 20
Scripts for the "Woman in White" (Scripts are numbered 20 thru 378 but following are missing: 48, 60, 134, 184, 193, 201, 225, 253, 269, 316-322)
1938-1939
Box 21
Scripts for the "Woman in White" (Scripts numbered 379 thru 411)
June-Aug. 1939
Box 21
Scripts for "Attorney at Law" (Scripts numbered 31 thru 126 but the following are missing: 63, 65, 77, 78, 122-124)
Feb.-June 1938
Box 21
Scripts for "Zenith" (Scripts 1 thru 14)
Sept.-Oct. 1937
Box 21
Scripts for "There Was a Woman" (Scripts 1 thru 5)
May 1937
Box 21
Notes, correspondence, etc. for "Zenith" and "T.W.A.W."
ca. Sept. 1937
Box 21
"The Wheels of Time ('Of Time and Stars')"; several episodes, notes, and correspondence
ca. 1965
Box 21
"The Rising Tides" and "Return of Constance Curtis"; several episodes
n.d.
Box 21
"Four Corners, U.S.A."; notes, etc. and several episodes
ca. 1940
Box 21
"Doris Blake Show"; several scripts
n.d.
Box 21
2 folders of fan mail
ca. 1943-1956