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"Housewives' Protective League" Collection


"Housewives' Protective League" Collection
"Housewives' Protective League"
Collection number:
LAB 2001-1
26.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1950s and 1960s
Inclusive dates:
1931-1985 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:

The "Housewives' Protective League," which aired from 1948 to 1962, was a daily CBS radio feature--produced by such esteemed broadcasters as Allen Gray--which during its run explored a variety of issues from childrearing and health to more irreverent topics. "Housewives" was also the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" of the airwaves, regularly pre-testing all its sponsor's products. The majority of the collection are scripts for daily broadcasts of the radio show "The Housewives' Protective League" and its predecessor "Coffee Break."

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