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Wisdom Records

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Abstract

Title:
Wisdom Records
Author/Creator:
Wisdom
Collection number:
LAB 1995-101
Size:
13.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1957-1959
Inclusive dates:
1951-1966
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Wisdom Records, which span the years 1951-1966, documents the production of the NBC television series Wisdom, which broadcast half-hour interviews with prominent and respected people such as Pablo Picasso, David Ben Gurion, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead. The collection includes correspondence, transcripts, memoranda, contracts, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives. The collection documents the elements of the planning, production and presentation of the Wisdom television series.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Wisdom Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Wisdom was a half-hour television series on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) which aired from 1957 to 1965. The program consisted of interviews with distinguished guests in the fields of arts, sciences and politics. These interviews were conducted by a knowledgeable expert, usually known to the guest. Wisdom was a direct result of NBC's newly formed Special Projects division, which was headed by Henry Salomon.

Earlier, between 1952 and 1956, NBC had broadcast half-hour interviews with many brilliant people for a series called, at times Conversations with Elder Wise Men, and at other times Conversations with Distinguished Persons. These highly respected programs premiered on May 18, 1952, and were rebroadcast in 1957 as part of the new series Wisdom, which premiered on September 15, 1957. The series opened with an interview with Pablo Picasso. New interviews were filmed to complete the series resulting in over 40 interviews with such prominent people as David Ben Gurion, Bertrand Russell, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nadia Boulanger, Eamon De Valera, Robert Frost, and Margaret Mead. These interviews were rebroadcast between 1961 and 1962. In 1965, four programs that had been intended for earlier broadcast were aired occasionally on Sunday afternoons.

In 1958, TV Guide described the series as "a large and imposing asset to the public affairs side of the television ledger."

In 1957, Robert D. Graff was the producer, director, and sometimes acted as interviewer. Graff, who joined NBC in 1951, produced and directed many specials for NBC, including F.D.R., Winston Churchill—The Valiant Years, Assignment: Southeast Asia, and Assignment: India. By 1959, the programs were produced by Donald Hyatt, a well known documentary producer (Victory at Sea) and James Nelson, manager of NBC-TV's Special Projects division and assistant to NBC Television President Sylvester L. (Pat) Weaver. Other producers for the series were Robert Emmett Ginna, Jr., Ben Park, Caroline Burke, and Romney Wheeler.

Two books were published from the materials generated for the preparation of the series. The first, Wisdom: Conversations with the Elder Wise Men of Our Day was published in 1958 and later, Wisdom For Our Time, published in 1961, both by W. W. Norton & Co., and edited by James Nelson.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Wisdom Records span the years 1951 to 1966, with the bulk of the material from 1957 to 1959. The collection includes correspondence, transcripts, memoranda, contracts, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives. The collection documents every element of the planning, production, and presentation of the Wisdom television series.

The collection also contains materials pertaining to the publication of Wisdom: Conversations with the Elder Wise Men of Our Day and Wisdom For Our Time. They include correspondence, drafts, book reviews and transcripts. Photographs and negatives found in this collection have been removed from their original placement within the Individual Program Files, put into proper photographic storage, and made into a distinct series, Series IV.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

NBC gave the collection to the Broadcast Pioneers Library in 1971. It was transferred to the LAB and accessioned in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen Fishman, February 1998.

Processing note:

Materials were placed in acid-free folders and then into acid-free boxes.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Caitlin Wells, May 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Individual Program Files, 1953-1956 (8.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials that document individual Wisdom programs or proposed programs. Correspondence, transcripts, interview questions, production notes, research notes and contracts for most guests will be found in this series. Materials have been filed alphabetically by program name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Adenauer, Konrad, undated series 1box 1folder 1
Attlee, Clement (Earl) -- Correspondence, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 2
Attlee, Clement (Earl) -- Transcripts and Questions, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Attlee, Clement (Earl) -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 4
Attlee, Clement (Earl) and Roy Jenkins -- Contracts, undated series 1box 1folder 5
Ben Gurion, David -- Correspondence, undated series 1box 1folder 6
Ben Gurion, David -- Fan Mail, undated series 1box 1folder 7
Ben Gurion, David -- Research, undated series 1box 1folder 8
Ben Gurion, David -- Transcript, undated series 1box 1folder 9
Ben Gurion, David -- Production, 1957 series 1box 1folder 10
Ben Gurion, David -- Contract, 1957 series 1box 1folder 11
Bohr, Niels -- Research, undated series 1box 1folder 12
Bohr, Niels -- Correspondence, 1954-1958 series 1box 1folder 13
Boulanger, Nadia -- Correspondence, 1958-1962 series 1box 1folder 14
Boulanger, Nadia -- Transcripts and Questions, undated series 1box 1folder 15
Boulanger, Nadia -- Transcript, 1957 series 1box 1folder 16
Boulanger, Nadia -- Production, 1960-1961 series 1box 1folder 17
Boulanger, Nadia and Doda Conrad -- Contracts, 1960 series 1box 1folder 18
Bowman, Roger, 1954-1959 series 1box 1folder 19
Brooks, Van Wyck -- Correspondence, 1958-1960 series 1box 1folder 20
Brooks, Van Wyck -- Transcript, 1958 series 1box 1folder 21
Brooks, Van Wyck -- Production, 1958-1959 series 1box 1folder 22
Brooks, Van Wyck and Hiram Hayden -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 1folder 23
Buck, Pearl -- Correspondence, 1956, 1958-1960 series 1box 1folder 24
Buck, Pearl -- Transcripts and Questions, 1959 series 1box 1folder 25
Buck, Pearl and Mrs. R. Walsh -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 1folder 26
Buck, Pearl -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 27
Buck, Pearl -- Promotion, 1959 series 1box 1folder 28
Bush, Dr. Vannevar -- Correspondence, 1955, 1956-1958 series 1box 1folder 29
Bush, Dr. Vannevar -- Fan Mail, 1957-1958 series 1box 1folder 30
Bush, Dr. Vannevar -- Transcript, 1957 series 1box 1folder 31
Bush, Dr. Vannevar -- Transcripts, 1955, 1957-1958 series 1box 1folder 32
Bush, Dr. Vannevar -- Research, 1957 series 1box 1folder 33
Bush, Dr. Vannevar and James Kelso -- Contracts, 1957-1958 series 1box 1folder 34
Casals, Pablo -- Correspondence, 1954-1955, 1957, 1959 series 1box 1folder 35
Casals, Pablo -- Fan Mail, 1955-1957 series 1box 1folder 36
Casals, Pablo -- Research, 1953 series 1box 1folder 37
Casals, Pablo -- Production, 1955 series 1box 1folder 38
Casals, Pablo -- Legal, 1954-1956 series 1box 1folder 39
Clark, Grenville -- Correspondence, 1958, 1959-1963 series 1box 2folder 1
Clark, Grenville -- Transcript and Questions, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 2
Clark, Grenville -- Production, 1959 series 1box 2folder 3
Clark, Grenville -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 2folder 4
Conant, James B. -- Correspondence, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 5
Conant, James B. -- Research, 1958 series 1box 2folder 6
Conant, James B. -- Research, 1958 series 1box 2folder 7
Conant, James B. -- Transcript, 1958 series 1box 2folder 8
Conant, James B. -- Production, 1957, 1958, 1959 series 1box 2folder 9
Conant, James B. and Nathaniel Ober -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 2folder 10
Costell, John -- Contract, 1960 series 1box 2folder 11
De Valera, Eamon -- Correspondence, 1953-1955 series 1box 2folder 12
De Valera, Eamon -- Scripts, Questions, etc., 1954 series 1box 2folder 13
De Valera, Eamon -- Research, 1940-1949 series 1box 2folder 14
Duchamps, Marcel -- Correspondence, 1954-1957 series 1box 2folder 15
Duchamps, Marcel and James Sweeney -- Contracts, 1955 series 1box 2folder 16
Duchamps, Marcel -- Research and Outline, 1955 series 1box 2folder 17
Duchamps, Marcel -- Transcripts, 1957 series 1box 2folder 18
Duchamps, Marcel -- Production, 1955 series 1box 2folder 19
Finkelstein, Rabbi Louis, 1952-1953 series 1box 2folder 20
Fosdick, Dr. Henry E. -- Correspondence, 1958-1960 series 1box 2folder 21
Fosdick, Dr. Henry E. -- Transcripts and Questions, 1959 series 1box 2folder 22
Fosdick, Dr. Henry E. -- Transcripts, 1959 series 1box 2folder 23
Fosdick, Dr. Henry E. -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 2folder 24
Fosdick, Dr. Henry E. and Eugene Exman -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 2folder 25
Frost, Robert -- Correspondence, 1952, 1953-1963 series 1box 2folder 26
Frost, Robert -- Production, 1952 series 1box 2folder 27
Gropius, Walter -- Production, 1957-1958 series 1box 2folder 28
Gropius, Walter -- Correspondence, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 29
Gropius, Walter -- Transcript, undated series 1box 2folder 30
Gropius, Walter and Fritz Day -- Contracts, 1957-1958 series 1box 2folder 31
Hamilton, Edith -- Correspondence, 1958-1959, 1961 series 1box 2folder 32
Hamilton, Edith -- Transcript, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 33
Hamilton, Edith -- Production, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 34
Hamilton, Edith and H. Cairns -- Contracts, 1958, 1964 series 1box 2folder 35
Hamilton, Gene -- Contracts, 1954-1960 series 1box 2folder 36
Hocking, William E. -- Correspondence, 1956, 1959-1961, 1966 series 1box 2folder 37
Hocking, William E. -- Transcript, 1961 series 1box 2folder 38
Hocking, William E. -- Production, 1959 series 1box 3folder 1
Hocking, William E. and W. E. R. La Farge -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 3folder 2
Jones, Dr. Ernest -- Correspondence, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 series 1box 3folder 3
Jones, Dr. Ernest -- Research, undated series 1box 3folder 4
Jones, Dr. Ernest -- Transcript and Outline, undated series 1box 3folder 5
Jones, Dr. Ernest -- Transcript and Correspondence, 1956, 1958 series 1box 3folder 6
Jones, Dr. Ernest and Lionel Trilling -- Contracts, 1956 series 1box 3folder 7
Jung, Carl G. -- Correspondence, 1958 series 1box 3folder 8
La Farge, Father John -- Correspondence, 1958-1959, 1960 series 1box 3folder 9
La Farge, Father John -- Transcript, 1958 series 1box 3folder 10
La Farge, Father John -- Production, 1958-1959 series 1box 3folder 11
La Farge, Father John and Richard Heffner -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 3folder 12
Landowska, Wanda, 1953, 1962 series 1box 3folder 13
Lewis, John L. -- Research, 1933-1955 series 1box 3folder 14
Lindsay, Howard -- Correspondence, 1959-1960 series 1box 3folder 15
Lindsay, Howard -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 3folder 16
Lindsay, Howard -- Transcript and Questions, 1959 series 1box 3folder 17
Lindsay, Howard and Thomas Wenning -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 3folder 18
Lipchitz, Jacques -- Correspondence, 1957-1958 series 1box 3folder 19
Lipchitz, Jacques -- Research and Outline, 1957 series 1box 3folder 20
Lipchitz, Jacques -- Transcript, 1957 series 1box 3folder 21
Lipchitz, Jacques -- Production, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1964 series 1box 3folder 22
Lipchitz, Jacques and Cranston Jones -- Contracts, 1957=1958 series 1box 3folder 23
Lipman, Walter -- Correspondence, 1955, 1958-1959 series 1box 3folder 24
Low, David -- Correspondence, 1959-1961 series 1box 3folder 25
Low, David -- Transcript and Questions, 1959 series 1box 3folder 26
Low, David -- Transcript, undated series 1box 3folder 27
Low, David -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 3folder 28
Low, David and Percy Cudlipp -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 3folder 29
Low, David -- Drawings, undated series 1box 3folder 30
Maritain, Jacques -- Correspondence, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958 series 1box 3folder 31
Maugham, Somerset and Alan Pryce-Jones -- Correspondence, 1959-1960 series 1box 3folder 32
Maugham, Somerset -- Transcript, undated series 1box 3folder 33
Maugham, Somerset -- Transcripts and Questions, 1960 series 1box 3folder 34
Maugham, Somerset -- Production, 1960, 1965 series 1box 3folder 35
Maugham, Somerset and Alan Pryce-Jones -- Contracts, 1960 series 1box 3folder 36
Maugham, Somerset and Alan Pryce-Jones -- Authority for Payment, 1960 series 1box 3folder 37
Hocking, William E. -- Transcript, 1959 series 1box 3folder 39
Mead, Dr. Margaret -- Correspondence, 1958-1960 series 1box 4folder 1
Mead, Dr. Margaret -- Transcripts and Questions, 1958-1959 series 1box 4folder 2
Mead, Dr. Margaret -- Production, 1959 series 1box 4folder 3
Mead, Dr. Margaret and William Mitchell -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 4folder 4
Menninger, Dr. Karl -- Correspondence, 1958-1959, 1960, 1961 series 1box 4folder 5
Menninger, Dr. Karl -- Transcripts, 1959 series 1box 4folder 6
Menninger, Dr. Karl -- Transcripts, 1959 series 1box 4folder 7
Menninger, Dr. Karl -- Production, 1959-1960 series 1box 4folder 8
Menninger, Dr. Karl and D. Lindley -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 4folder 9
Monteux, Pierre -- Correspondence and Transcripts, 1958, 1959 series 1box 4folder 10
Monteux, Pierre and Leon Fleisher -- Research, 1959 series 1box 4folder 11
Moses, Robert -- Correspondence, 1958-1960, 1961 series 1box 4folder 12
Moses, Robert -- Transcript, 1958 series 1box 4folder 13
Moses, Robert -- Production, 1958-1959 series 1box 4folder 14
Moses, Robert and Gilmore Clark -- Contracts, 1958-1959 series 1box 4folder 15
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1954, 1955-1956 series 1box 4folder 16
O'Casey, Sean -- Correspondence, 1955-1958 series 1box 4folder 17
O'Casey, Sean -- Transcripts, 1958 series 1box 4folder 18
O'Casey, Sean -- Transcripts, Questions, Revisions, Script, 1956 series 1box 4folder 19
O'Casey, Sean -- Production, 1955-1956 series 1box 4folder 20
O'Casey, Sean -- Contracts, 1955, 1954 series 1box 4folder 21
Oppenheimer, Dr. Robert, undated series 1box 4folder 22
Picasso, Pablo -- Production, Corresopondence, 1955-1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962 series 1box 4folder 23
Picasso, Pablo -- Narration and Shot List, undated series 1box 4folder 24
Picasso, Pablo and D. C. Rich -- Contracts, 1956-1957 series 1box 4folder 25
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Research, 1958 series 1box 5folder 1
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Production, 1959 series 1box 5folder 2
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Transcript, 1959 series 1box 5folder 3
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Correspondence, 1958-1959 series 1box 5folder 4
Roosevelt, Eleanor and Bill Atwood -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 5folder 5
Russell, Bertrand -- Opening and Closing, undated series 1box 5folder 6
Russell, Bertrand -- Production, 1951, 1952, 1957 series 1box 5folder 7
Rubenstein, Arthur -- Correspondence, 1958 series 1box 5folder 8
Sandburg, Carl -- Correspondence and Scripts, 1952, 1953 series 1box 5folder 9
Sandburg, Carl -- Production, 1953, 1954 series 1box 5folder 10
Sitwell, Sir Osbert -- Fan Mail, 1957 series 1box 5folder 11
Sitwell, Sir Osbert -- Production, 1953, 1954 series 1box 5folder 12
Sitwell, Sir Osbert -- Costs, 1954 series 1box 5folder 13
Sitwell, Sir Osbert -- Contract, 1953-1954 series 1box 5folder 14
Sloan, Alfred -- Correspondence, 1953-1954, 1958 series 1box 5folder 15
St. Dennis, Ruth and Ted Shawn -- Correspondence, 1955-1957 series 1box 5folder 16
St. Dennis, Ruth and Ted Shawn -- Correspondence, 1957 series 1box 5folder 17
St. Dennis, Ruth and Ted Shawn -- Transcript, 1957 series 1box 5folder 18
St. Dennis, Ruth and Ted Shawn -- Production, 1957 series 1box 5folder 19
St. Dennis, Ruth and Ted Shawn -- Contracts, 1955-1957 series 1box 5folder 20
Steichen, Edward -- Correspondence, 1955, 1957 series 1box 5folder 21
Steichen, Edward -- Production, 1954 series 1box 5folder 22
Steichen, Edward and W. Miller -- Contracts, 1954 series 1box 5folder 23
Steichen, Edward -- Costs, 1954 series 1box 5folder 24
Stravinsky, Igor -- Correspondence, 1955-1957 series 1box 5folder 25
Stravinsky, Igor -- Production, 1957 series 1box 5folder 26
Stravinsky, Igor -- Transcripts, 1957 series 1box 5folder 27
Stravinsky, Igor and Robert Craft -- Contracts, 1957 series 1box 5folder 28
Stravinsky, Igor -- Costs, 1957 series 1box 5folder 29
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete -- Correspondence, 1958, 1960 series 1box 5folder 30
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete -- Research, 1958 series 1box 5folder 31
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete -- Pre-production, 1958 series 1box 5folder 32
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete -- Transcript, undated series 1box 5folder 33
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete -- Production, 1959 series 1box 5folder 34
Suzuki, Dr. Daisete and Huston Smith -- Contracts, 1958 series 1box 5folder 35
Tillich, Dr. Paul -- Correspondence, 1954-1956 series 1box 5folder 36
Tillich, Dr. Paul -- Research, 1954 series 1box 5folder 37
Tillich, Dr. Paul -- Transcript, 1955 series 1box 5folder 38
Tillich, Dr. Paul and Werner Rode -- Contracts, 1955 series 1box 5folder 39
Thomas, Norman -- Correspondence, 1959-1960 series 1box 5folder 40
Thomas, Norman -- Transcript, 1961 series 1box 5folder 41
Thomas, Norman -- Transcript and Questions, 1959 series 1box 5folder 42
Thomas, Norman -- Production, 1959 series 1box 5folder 43
Thomas, Norman -- Authorities for Payment, 1958-1959 series 1box 5folder 44
Thomas, Norman and Steven Siteman -- Contracts, 1960 series 1box 5folder 45
Toscanini, Arturo -- Program, undated series 1box 5folder 46
Toynbee, Arnold -- Correspondence, 1954-1955, 1957, 1958 series 1box 5folder 47
Toynbee, Arnold -- Transcript, Questions, Research, 1954 series 1box 5folder 48
Toynbee, Arnold -- Productions, 1954-1955 series 1box 5folder 49
Toynbee, Arnold -- Production, 1954-1957 series 1box 5folder 50
Toynbee, Arnold -- Contracts, 1954 series 1box 5folder 51
Tucker, Richard -- Research, undated series 1box 5folder 52
Schweitzer, Dr. Albert -- Correspondence, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959 series 1box 5folder 53
Weiner, Norbert -- Correspondence, 1954, 1955-1956 series 1box 6folder 1
Welles, Orson -- Correspondence and Research, 1960 series 1box 6folder 2
Wheelock, John Hall -- Audience Mail, 1955, 1958 series 1box 6folder 3
Wheelock, John Hall -- Production, 1954 series 1box 6folder 4
Wheelock, John Hall -- Costs, 1954 series 1box 6folder 5
White, Dr. Paul Dudley -- Correspondence, 1959-1960, 1962 series 1box 6folder 6
White, Dr. Paul Dudley -- American Medical Association, 1959 series 1box 6folder 7
White, Dr. Paul Dudley -- Transcript, 1961 series 1box 6folder 8
White, Dr. Paul Dudley -- Transcript and Questions, 1959 series 1box 6folder 9
White, Dr. Paul Dudley -- Production, 1965 series 1box 6folder 10
White, Dr. Paul Dudley and J. Worth Estes -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 6folder 11
Wilder, Thornton, 1958-1959, 1961 series 1box 6folder 12
Wright, Frank Lloyd -- Correspondence, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962 series 1box 6folder 13
Segovia, Andres -- Transcript, undated series 1box 6folder 14
Segovia, Andres -- Payment, 1960 series 1box 6folder 15
Segovia, Andres -- Transcript and Questions, 1960 series 1box 6folder 16
Segovia, Andres and Jack Pfeiffer -- Contracts, 1960-1961 series 1box 6folder 17
Segovia, Andres -- Correspondence, 1959-1960, 1962 series 1box 6folder 18
Segovia, Andres -- Production, 1960 series 1box 6folder 19
Shapley, Dr. Harlow -- Correspondence, 1959-1960, 1961 series 1box 6folder 20
Shapley, Dr. Harlow -- Production, 1959 series 1box 6folder 21
Shapley, Dr. Harlow -- Transcript and Questions, 1959 series 1box 6folder 22
Shapley, Dr. Harlow and Simone Daro Gossner -- Contracts, 1959 series 1box 6folder 23

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1952-1966 (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains the general office files of the Wisdom series. Materials such as press releases, promotional materials, correspondence, budgets, production notes, scheduling information, memos, and fan mail have been filed alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Air Schedule Program and Dates, 1964 series 2box 6folder 24
Awards, 1956-1958 series 2box 6folder 25
Bookings and Routines, 1957-1958 series 2box 6folder 26
Budgets, 1957-1961 series 2box 6folder 27
Correspondence, 1954-1956 series 2box 6folder 28
Correspondence, 1957-1959, 1960 series 2box 6folder 29
Correspondence, 1961-1964 series 2box 6folder 30
Costs, 1957-1960 series 2box 6folder 31
Costs -- Misc. incurred by Saloman-Hyatt, 1954 series 2box 6folder 32
Delayed Broadcasts, 1955-1959 series 2box 6folder 33
Distribution, 1954-1958, 1960 series 2box 6folder 34
Film Inventory, 1954, 1957, 1963 series 2box 6folder 35
Fan Mail, 1956-1957 series 2box 6folder 36
Fan Mail, 1958-1959 series 2box 6folder 37
Form and Fan Letters, 1961-1962 series 2box 6folder 38
Fan Mail, 1963, 1966 series 2box 7folder 1
Informal Survey of Five "Project 20" Programs, 1961 series 2box 7folder 2
Legacy, 1959 series 2box 7folder 3
Legal Drafts, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960 series 2box 7folder 4
Lists, 1960 series 2box 7folder 5
Ginna, Robert A., 1956-1961 series 2box 7folder 6
Possible Wisdoms, 1955-1959, 1961 series 2box 7folder 7
Possible Wisdoms -- Oppenheimer, Dr. J. Robert, 1958 series 2box 7folder 8
Pre-emptions, 1957 series 2box 7folder 9
Press, 1956-1959 series 2box 7folder 10
Press, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 series 2box 7folder 11
Press Releases, 1961 series 2box 7folder 12
Print Requests, 1952, 1953-1954, 1955, 1957, 1958 series 2box 7folder 13
Production -- General, 1954-1960 series 2box 7folder 14
Production (Foreign) -- General, 1958-1960 series 2box 7folder 15
Promotion and Publicity, 1953-1961 series 2box 7folder 16
Publications, 1954, 1956-1967 series 2box 7folder 17
Recording -- Wisdom, 1959-1961 series 2box 7folder 18
Repeat Shows, 1961-1962 series 2box 7folder 19
Refusals, 1953, 1954-1959, 1960 series 2box 7folder 20
Schedules, undated series 2box 7folder 21
Subject List, undated series 2box 7folder 22
Second Series, 1958-1959 series 2box 7folder 23
Suggested Wisdoms -- (1 of 2), 1953-1960 series 2box 7folder 24
Suggested Wisdoms -- (2 of 2), 1953-1960 series 2box 7folder 25
Sun Syndicate, 1953 series 2box 7folder 26
Third Series, 1959 series 2box 7folder 27
Third Series, 1960 series 2box 7folder 28
Titles and Credits, 1957-1958 series 2box 7folder 29
Scripts Marked for Possible Cuts -- New Programs, undated series 2box 7folder 30
Wisdom, 1961-1962 series 2box 7folder 31
Wisdom, NBC Television, 1957 series 2box 7folder 32

Series 3: Publications, 1958-1965 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials generated by the preparation for publication of two books relating to the Wisdom series. Materials include drafts of the book, book reviews, contracts, transcripts, and press releases.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Book Reviews and Correspondence, 1958 series 3box 8folder 1
Book Reviews and General, 1963-1965 series 3box 8folder 2
Contract -- Wisdom, 1958 series 3box 8folder 3
Correspondence -- Wisdom, 1958-1961 series 3box 8folder 4
Book reviews -- Wisdom For Our Times, 1958-1961 series 3box 8folder 5
A-M, Wisdom book in progress -- (1 of 2), 1959 series 3box 8folder 6
A-M, Wisdom book in progress -- (2 of 2), 1959 series 3box 8folder 7
Excepts from Wisdom, 1961 series 3box 8folder 8
Press Releases -- Wisdom, 1961 series 3box 8folder 9
Wisdom Biographies, undated series 3box 8folder 10
Atlee, Lord -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 11
Boulanger, Nadia -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 12
Brooks, Van Wyck -- Wisdom book, 1959 series 3box 8folder 13
Buck, Peal -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 14
Clark, Grenville -- Wisdom book, 1959 series 3box 8folder 15
Conant, James Bryant -- Wisdom book, 1959 series 3box 8folder 16
Conant, James Bryant and Nathaniel Ober -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 17
Fosdick, Harry Emerson -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 18
Lindsay, Howard -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 19
Maugham, Somerset -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 20
Menninger, Karl -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 21
Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Wisdom book, 1959 series 3box 8folder 22
Segovia, Andres -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 23
Shapley, Harlow -- Wisdom book, 1959 series 3box 8folder 24
Thomas, Norman -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 25
White, Dr. Paul D. and J. Worth Estes -- Wisdom book, undated series 3box 8folder 26

Series 4: Photographs and Negatives, undated (1.50 linear feet)

Series IV contains photographs and negatives of 26 people interviewed for the Wisdom program. All materials have been put into proper photographic storage. Photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of many sizes are contained in this series and filed alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Attlee, Earl, undated series 4box 9folder 1
Ben Gurion, David, undated series 4box 9folder 2
Boulanger, Nadia, undated series 4box 9folder 3
Brooks, Van Wyck, undated series 4box 9folder 4
Buck, Peal, undated series 4box 9folder 5
Clark, Grenville, undated series 4box 9folder 6
Conant, James Bryant, undated series 4box 9folder 7
Fosdick, Dr. Harry Emerson, undated series 4box 9folder 8
Hamilton, Edith, undated series 4box 9folder 9
La Farge, Father John, undated series 4box 9folder 10
Lindsay, Howard, undated series 4box 9folder 11
Lipchitz, Jacques, undated series 4box 9folder 12
Low, David, undated series 4box 9folder 13
Maugham, Somerset, undated series 4box 9folder 14
Mead, Margaret, undated series 4box 9folder 15
Menninger, Karl, undated series 4box 9folder 16
Monteux, Pierre - Leon Fleisher, undated series 4box 9folder 17
Moses, Robert, undated series 4box 9folder 18
Picasso, Pablo, undated series 4box 9folder 19
Segovia, Andres, undated series 4box 9folder 20
Shapley, Harlow, undated series 4box 9folder 21
Stravinsky, Igor, undated series 4box 9folder 22
Thomas, Norman, undated series 4box 9folder 23
Toynbee, Arnold, undated series 4box 9folder 24
White, Dr. Paul Dudley, undated series 4box 9folder 25
Wright, Frank Lloyd, undated series 4box 9folder 26
Photographs for Wisdom, undated series 4box 9folder 27

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