Papers of Robert Gard, an educator, writer, and founder-director of the Wisconsin Idea Theatre of the University of Wisconsin (1945- ). The collection consists of plays based on Wisconsin history and folklore which were written or narrated by Gard for the Wisconsin College of the Air and the Wisconsin Idea Radio Theatre, two series broadcast by WHA, as well as books. Also included are twenty-one episodes of "Wisconsin is My Doorstep," which aired on WHA-TV from 1955 to 1960 and one College of the Air production, "Lost on the Lady Elgin," is available on tape.
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