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Arts, Entertainment and Broadcasting


ANDREWS, FRANK, MUSIC COLLECTION, 1956-1972, n.d., 0.6 foot.

Audio recordings of approximately 17 hours of American Indian songs in native languages. Most were recorded in Montana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota at festivals or private homes.
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BELLOC, HILAIRE, COLLECTION, 1905-1938, n.d., 0.4 foot.

A collection of 35 brief letters and 3 typescript articles by Belloc, purchased from a rare book dealer.


BEST, MARY, PAPERS, 1927-1987, 2.4 feet.

Papers documenting the professional theatrical career of a Marquette University graduate, including playbills and programs, press clippings, photographs, and a limited amount of correspondence.
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BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS, 1848-[ongoing], 609.7 feet [421 reels microfilm] (25.0 feet unprocessed).

Series 8 and 9 respectively contains Christian worship materials in Native American languages and pictures of Christian art. A selection of the latter is available online in the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection.
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CATHOLIC ACADEMY FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS PROFESSIONALS RECORDS, 2002-, 0.45 foot.

Records of an association of Catholic radio and television professionals, which hosts the Gabriel Awards to recognize for outstanding broadcast journalism. The collection includes records of the Gabriel Awards and related publications. Both the Catholic Broadcasters Association and Unda-USA preceded the Catholic Academy,
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CATHOLIC BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1947, 1955-1972, n.d., 5.05 feet.

Records of an association of Catholic radio and television professionals, which founded the Gabriel Awards to recognize for outstanding broadcast journalism. Correspondence, publications, photographs, and proceedings comprise the bulk of the collection. Both Unda-USA and the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals succeeded the Catholic Broadcasters Association.
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CATHOLIC FILMS AND TELEVISION PROGRAMS COLLECTION, 1952-1953, 1955, 1959, n.d ., 1.0 feet.

A collection of films from the 1950s relating to the Catholic faith, including Christopher Closeup programs with James Cagney, Danny Thomas, and Robert Young; a Catholic Hour program on corrupt practices in US politics; and a film of a Midnight Pontifical High Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.


CHESTERTON, GILBERT K., COLLECTION, 1900-1974, n.d., (bulk 1922-1936),  4.2 feet.

A collection of items by and about Chesterton, including 6 literary manuscripts (5 in his hand), several letters, articles and pamphlets, and a run of G.K.'s Weekly.
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DOLL, DON, S.J., COLLECTION, 1977-1979,1983,1985-1996, 1998-[ongoing], n.d., 3.8 feet (0.7 cubic foot unprocessed).

Primarily color photography for art publications about Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc, Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton, and Yankton Indians in South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota and Winnebago Indians in Nebraska. Related background documentation is also included for Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.
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GLASS SLIDE COLLECTION, ca. 1900-ca. 1930, 35.5 feet. Slides from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Campion High School (Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin), and the Marquette University Lecture Bureau, largely relating to art, geography, and the Catholic Church.


HILDEGARDE (LORETTA SELL) PAPERS, 1918-1996, 17.6 feet  [5 reels microfilm]

Correspondence, diaries, photographs, recordings, press clippings, programs, scrapbooks, and ephemera documenting the career of the cabaret and cafe singer/pianist Hildegarde Loretta Sell (known professionally as "The Incomparable HILDEGARDE!), a native of Adell, Wisconsin who attended the Marquette University School of Music in 1924-1925. Most of the documents are contained in an extensive collection of diaries and scrapbooks.
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HOUGHTON, ELIZABETH WHITCOMB, COLLECTION, 1900-1945, 2.8 feet.

Letters and manuscripts of 30 American and English authors, including Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, Walter De La Mare, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, A.E. Housman, Joyce Kilmer, T.E. Lawrence, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Siegfried Sassoon. Many of the letters were written to John Drinkwater.
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JANDA, JAMES PAPERS, n.d. (0.6 foot unprocessed).

Primarily poetry, plays, and children's stories. Most notable is "The Hanbelachia Collection," which pertains to Native Americans and Catholic evangelization by Jesuits in western South Dakota. This collection is closed.


KENNEBECK, EDWIN, PAPERS, 1942-1996, undated, 4.9 feet.

Papers of a writer and editor for Viking Press, consisting largely of manuscripts of unpublished novels, short stories, and plays. Also included are diaries, journals, scattered correspondence, book reviews and other published writings, and background material for Kennebeck's book on the trial of 13 Black Panthers (1970), for which he served as a juror.
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KILMER, JOYCE /CAMPION COLLEGE COLLECTION, 1909-1975, 0.8 foot.

Materials relating to the poet and his relationship with Campion College of the Sacred Heart, a high school for boys operated by the Society of Jesus in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Included are letters from Kilmer to James Daly, S.J., letters from literary figures to Kilmer, handwritten drafts of five poems, and typescript drafts of two essays and a talk. Notable correspondents include Edna Ferber, Susan Glaspell, and Gene Stratton-Porter.
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MARASCO, FRANK J., CARTOON COLLECTION, ca. 1930-ca. 1962, 3.0 feet.

The collection consists of 774 original drawings by a long-time cartoonist for the Milwaukee Sentinel, largely concerning politics and sports (especially baseball). Many of the sports cartoons depict the Milwaukee Braves.
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McGUIRE, AL, FILM AND VIDEOTAPE COLLECTION, 1953-present, 39.0 feet.

A collection of audio, video and 16 mm film relating primarily to McGuire's second career in broadcasting. A large portion of the gift collection consists of master videotape interviews with prominent college basketball coaches and players. Highlights include McGuire's own interview with WTMJ the day he was hired by Marquette (4/11/64) and 15-minute half-time (NBC) shows with Digger Phelps, Bobby Knight, and Michael Jordan. The collection also documents McGuire's civic contributions with many reels of "Al's Run" for Children's Hospital.
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McNEILL, DONALD T., COLLECTION, 1913-1979, 26.4 feet.

Records documenting the broadcasting career of the host of the long-running ABC Network radio program The Breakfast Club (1933-1968) and Don McNeill's TV Club (1950-1951), including audio and video recordings; advertising, publicity, and production files; audience mail; and photographs.
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NEW, GEORGE E., PAPERS, 1905-1992, 6.7 feet.

Papers of a Milwaukee artist who created etchings of Milwaukee buildings and area colleges and universities, as well as portraits of prominent Milwaukeeans and commercial art for Miller Brewing Company. New was also an adjunct professor at Mount Mary College and Marquette University. Included are correspondence, photographs, appointment calendars and notebooks, lecture notes, etching plates, and newspaper clippings documenting the artist's life and work in Milwaukee.
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OLSZYK, ARTHUR L., PAPERS, 1946-1996, 8.2 feet.

Papers of a pioneer in local news in Milwaukee, who served as news editor of WTMJ-TV from 1963 to 1980, including correspondence, office memoranda, photographs, press clippings, and publications.
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POULIOT, STEPHEN L., PAPERS,
1960-2010, 19.6 feet.
Papers of a television writer and producer, consisting of research and production files, memoranda, scripts and event programs. The bulk of records document the development of major award programs, including the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Costume Designers Guild, and Screen Actors Guild, in addition to the Miss America Pageant competition. Also includes scripts and production materials from cultural programs and telethons, including the 2001 Concert for New York City; primetime cast reunion programs; television network anniversaries; and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Also includes copies of autobiographical manuscripts written by two other television producers and writers. [Connect to Inventory]


POWERS, JESSICA, PAPERS, ca. 1920-1989, 4.0 feet.

Papers of a poet and Discalced Carmelite nun (Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, 1905-1988) including correspondence (mostly letters received), handwritten and typescript drafts of poems, scrapbooks of her poetry and other writings, copies of her books, and writings about her. Notable correspondents include August Derleth, Raymond E. F. Larsson, Robert F. Morneau, and Regina Siegfried.


PRIEBE, KARL J., PAPERS, 1900-1978, 9.5 feet.

Papers of a Milwaukee artist (1914-1976), including letters and postcards sent to Priebe, literary manuscripts, sketchbooks, original drawings, exhibition catalogs, memorabilia, clippings, photos, slides, and other papers, reflecting Priebe's interests in art, bird watching, jazz, and black culture. Includes 4,000 photos by Carl Van Vechten. Correspondents include Gertrude Abercrombie, Carol Blanchard, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jackie Cain, Morton Da Costa, Owen Dodson, Edward Harris Heth, Langston Hughes, Roy Kral, Willard Motley, Charles Sebree, Carl Van Vechten, and John Wilde.
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RIES, CHARLES P., COLLECTION, 1990-2010, 4.4 feet.

Published works of a poet and essayist prolific in the small literary press community between 2001-2010. The collection chiefly contains printed copies of 400+ works published in 115 literary magazines. Many of the independent literary journals and poetry magazines included in the collection ceased publication after a few years. Also includes radio interviews and poetry readings by the writer on compact disc. [Connect to Inventory]


SHEEN, FULTON J., RESEARCH COLLECTION, 1913-2000, 3.9 feet.

Research files of Thomas C. Reeves for his biography, America's Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen (2001). The records include interview transcripts, photographs, press clippings, publications by and about Sheen, and subject files.
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SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION, 1846-1963, n.d., 56.7 feet.

A collection of music for string and wind instruments and voice, including many manuscript and printed compositions and arrangements by Christoph Bach and Hugo Kaun.
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SONDHEIM, STEPHEN, RESEARCH COLLECTION, circa 1947-present (31.7 feet unprocessed).

Collection amassed by Paul Salsini, a journalist, Sondheim enthusiast and founder of The Sondheim Review, including 400 audio casette tapes, 200 videotapes, 150 lps, and 100 compact discs documenting Sondheim's two dozen musicals and revues. Also includes a small collection of letters from Sondheim, plus photographs, research subject files, press clippings, playbills, posters and ephemera about Sondheim's shows.


SUTTON, LEE WHITEHORSE, COLLECTION, 1962-1964, n.d., 1.4 feet (1.0 foot unprocessed).

Audio recordings of approximately 40 traditional American Indian songs in native languages with English language commentaries. Most songs were recorded for instructional purposes by Sutton in Chicago as master recordings under his label, "Chunksa-Uha Sings." Most songs originated in North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, which reflects the tribal diversity of Chicago in the 1960s.
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TOLKIEN, JOHN RONALD REUEL, COLLECTION, 1911-present, 126 feet (3.0 feet unprocessed).

Published and unpublished materials relating to the life and fantasy writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, including the original manuscripts for three of his most celebrated books - "The Hobbit" (1937), "Farmer Giles of Ham" (1949), and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-55) - as well as the original handwritten and illustrated copy of the children's book "Mr. Bliss" (published in facsimile form in 1982). Books by and about Tolkien, and periodicals produced by Tolkien enthusiasts, are cataloged separately. Other literature consists of auction sale notices, book reviews, conference announcements and programs, exhibit catalogs, journal and anthology articles, obituaries, and unpublished scholarly papers and essays. Also included are calendars, dramatizations, games and puzzles, poems and songs, sketches and paintings, and teaching materials, in addition to audio recordings of readings and radio adaptations and video recordings of movie adaptations and commemorative documentaries. Also includes a film treatment of "The Lord of the Rings," written in 1957 by Morton Grady Zimmerman and annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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UNDA-USA RECORDS, 1947, 1973-2002, 16.5 feet. (11.4 feet unprocessed).

Records of an association of Catholic radio and television professionals, which sponsored the Gabriel Awards to recognize for outstanding broadcast journalism. Correspondence, publications, photographs, and proceedings comprise the bulk of the collection. The Catholic Broadcasters Association preceded Unda-USA and the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals succeeded it.
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WISN-TV: FILMS OF MILWAUKEE AREA NEWS EVENTS, 1956-1963, n.d., 8.0 feet.

A collection comprised of 16mm black and white film of Milwaukee area news events produced by an outside contractor employed by WISN-TV (Channel 12).
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