Richard F. Hanser Papers, 1952-1969

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Title: Richard F. Hanser Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1969

  • Hanser, Richard, 1909-1981
Call Number: U.S. Mss 131AN; Disc 120A

Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes) and 17 disc recordings

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Richard Hanser, an award-winning writer of television documentaries, including biographical material and research, production information and publicity for the NBC series Victory at Sea, Project XX, and Wisdom. Documentation for Project XX is most complete; included are scripts and drafts, correspondence, press releases, reviews, 17 soundtrack recordings, and other production information for 24 episodes. Victory at Sea is represented by narrations for all 26 episodes, a script for a motion picture version of the series (UA, 1954), and material pertaining to a book by Hanser and producer Henry J. Salomon, Jr. Notes, scripts, and promotional material pertain to five programs of the Wisdom series. Among the interviewees are Oscar Hammerstein II, Margaret Mead, and Edward Steichen.


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Language: English

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