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Fran Norris Papers


Fran Norris Papers
Norris, Fran
Collection number:
LAB 2000-59
5.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1950-2000 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Fran Norris (1911-1988) was Ohio's beloved "Aunt Fran," creator and host of the pioneering children's program "Aunt Fran and Her Playmates" which aired from 1950 to 1957 over WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. The collection documents the daily production of Ms. Norris' children's program "Aunt Fran and Her Playmates."

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