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Irna Phillips papers, 1931-1997 (bulk 1931-1973)

Phillips, Irna, 1901-1973

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 27.2 c. f. (68 archives boxes); plus
    • additions of 11.7 cubic feet
    • 22 tape recordings
    • 3 disc recordings
    • 2 film reels (16 mm), and
    • 0.4 cubic feet of photographs
  • OCLC ocn145800870, ocn145771274
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  • RESTRICTED: No commercial use may be made of the script materials.


  • Papers of a creator and writer of radio and television soap operas. Included are scripts by Phillips herself and by Radio Scripts Inc., to which she was a consultant; outlines; advertising copy; and correspondence with listeners, viewers, networks, and advertising agencies. Best represented are Another World (NBC), As the World Turns (CBS), Brighter Day (CBS), The Guiding Light (CBS and NBC), Right to Happiness (NBC), Road of Life (NBC), Today's Children (NBC), and Woman in White (CBS and NBC), as well as other daytime serials.


  • Presented by Irna Phillips, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1968.
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