Thirteen/WNET Arthur Godfrey Collection
Arthur Morton Godfrey, born August 31, 1903 in New York City, ranks as one of the important on-air stars of the first decade of American television. Through most of the decade of the 1950s Godfrey hosted a daily radio program and appeared in two top-ten prime time television shows, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, all for CBS. His radio career lasted for a longer time than his television programs, beginning on WFBR in Baltimore in 1930 and concluding with CBS program Arthur Godfrey Time in 1972. The Thirteen/WNET Arthur Godfrey Collection spans the years 1923 to 1983, with the bulk of the collection encompassing the years 1950 up through the late 1970s. The collection contains large subseries of sheet music and business records. In addition, it contains publicity clippings, scripts, personal correspondence, and photographs, along with other sundry items.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Thirteen/WNET Arthur Godfrey Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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