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Paul Rhymer papers, 1928-1988

Rhymer, Paul, 1905-1964

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 16.8 cubic feet (40 archives boxes, 3 volumes, 1 package); plus
    • additions of 2.1 cubic feet
    • 37 tape recordings
    • 150 disc recordings
    • 32 photographs
    • 5 negatives, and
    • 1 transparency
  • OCLC ocn173692759
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of a radio and television writer best known for his creation of the humorous daytime serial "Vic and Sade" (NBC). Scripts for this radio program comprise the bulk of the collection, but there are also materials pertaining to "Keystone Chronicles" (NBC), "The Public Life of Cliff Norton" (NBC), and other programs which Rhymer wrote either as an NBC staff member or as a freelance writer. The unorganized additions which are part of the collection include supplementary "Vic and Sade" scripts and a few recordings of that program.
  • A small quantity of correspondence includes letters from James Gould Cozzens, Upton Sinclair, and James Thurber and memoranda circulated in the NBC continuity department. Also present are photographs; contracts; book reviews written for the "Chicago Sun-Times"; articles about Rhymer; and a copy of "The Small House Halfway Up the Next Block" (1972), Mrs. Rhymer's book about the "Vic and Sade" program.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1928-1972, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1934-1988 and are described below.


  • Presented by Mrs. Paul Rhymer, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1970.
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