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Accession Number: 82-004

Title

Professor Lionel Rubinoff fonds. -- 1944-1951. -- 30 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Lionel Rubinoff was educated at Queen's University (B.A.) and the University of Toronto (M.A. and Ph.D.). In 1971 he joined the Philosophy Department of Trent University as a Professor and he retained this position until 1991-92 when he was made Chairman of the Department. He left Trent University after the end of the 1994-95 academic year.

Custodial History

This fonds was collected by and in the custody of Professor Lionel Rubinoff before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of scripts of plays presented mostly on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio between 1944 and 1951 which were collected by Professor Lionel Rubinoff.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the fonds.

Most of the scripts are printed on highly acidic paper. As a result, the scripts are very brittle and fragile and researchers are asked to use extreme care. Also, many of the scripts are heavily marked and annotated. Folders 21-32 were received in 2004.

The fonds was donated by Professor Lionel Rubinoff.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 81-012 and 88-003.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder

1. "The Case of Joseph Timko" 2 copies, 10 pages each - "Seems Radio id Here to Stay" 10 pages - "One Special for Doc" by Milton Grieger, produced by Bill Killough 8 pages - "I Dreamt I Died" by Jos. Ruscoll, 14 pages

2. "The Key" by Helen Dore Boylston, 2 copies, 15 pages each. Academy of Radio Arts - "Elizabeth the Queen" three acts, 51 pages

3. "The Chosen One" manuscript, various pagination, 40 pages total - "The Trap" by Lionel Ross, 6 pages plus 21 pages, manuscript

4. "You Can Dream Inc." by Norman Corwin 6 pages - "May 1945 ... San Francisco" 8 pages (Incomplete) - "Hilda Morgan" pages 31-52 only

5. "Ingenue and Juvenile - Pastoral" 5 pages - "Ingenue and Juvenile - Pastoral" 4 pages - "Mama's Family" parts of 2 programs, 17 pages total

6. "Marcia" by Fletcher Markle - presented by CARA Summer Theatre - 5 copies, 17 pages each; 1 incomplete copy, 18 pages (p 11-28), 2 typed carbon copies, 20 pages each

7. "Hometown" #9 Monday Sept 3 1945 or 1951 - pages 1-13, 15-26 - Background Segment 8 - "Fur Elise" Friday Jan 20 1951 8 pages

8. "The Voice of the Victor" for Spitzer and Mille, by John Adaskin Production - program 26, CBC 30 March 1944, 8 pages - "Alan and Me" #93 by Ray D. Karby, produced by E.W. Ljungh - CBC, 25 April 1948, 20 pages - "Allan and Me" 14 Nov 1948, 29 pages - "Allan and Me" 2 Jan 1949, 29 pages - "Allan and Me" 23 Jan 1949, 26 pages

9. "Marcia" by Fletcher Markle, produced by E. Ljungh - CBC Summer Theatre, 7 Aug 1949, 10 pages - "Alan and Me" 2 Oct 1949 31 pages - "Brave Voyage" part 122 manuscript printed and carbon typescript, CBC and CKEY (Toronto), 4 Oct 1949, 28 pages (with commercials) - "Allan and Me" 13 Nov. 1949, 32 pages

10. "The Widow and the Waitress" by Harry J. Boyle Stage 50, Item 9, 20 Nov 1949, 47 pages - "Ghosts" by Lister Sinclair, produced by E. Ljungh CBC Wednesday Night, 23 Nov 1949, 81 pages (note: 2 pages are numbered 79)

11. "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesteron adapted by Ronald Hambleton Stage 50 Item 16, 8 Jan 1950 46 pages - "Case History of a Wedding" by Al Morgan produced by Lionel Ross CARA (Canadian Academy of Radio Arts) 10 Jan 1950 - 2 copies, 15 pages each

12.."Allan and Me" 15 Jan 1950 33 pages (drawings on some pages) - "The Concert" by Joseph Schull Stage 50 Item 17, 15 Jan 1950, 46 pages - "An Adolescent Gang" by Len Peterson; produced by E. Ljungh. In Search of Ourselves, Program 2 - Series 3, 24 Jan 1950, 22 pages

13. "Cross Section" by E.S. Hallman, produced by E. Ljungh. CJBC to Dominion, 2 Feb 1950 21 pages - "The Unmarried Girl Becomes a Mother" by Len Peterson, produced by E. Ljungh. In Search of Ourselves Program 4 - Series 3, 7 Feb 1950, 30 pages - "The Hand that made the Mask" by Lister Sinclair, CBC Wednesday Night 8 Feb 1950, 70 pages

14. "Hilda Morgan" Stage 50 Item 21, 12 Feb 1950 30 pages (incomplete) - "The Boy with the Religious Upbringing" by Len Peterson, produced by E. Ljungh. In Search of Ourselves Program 5 - Series 3, 14 Feb 1950, 22 pages - "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, adapted by John Bethune CBC Wednesday Night, 15 Feb 1950, 76 pages

15. "Ah Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill, adapted by Fletcher Markle. Stage 50 Item 22, 18 Feb 1950, 47 pages - "Impulse" a radio drama by Gerald Noxon based on a story by Conrad Aitken. Stage 50, Item 23, 26 Feb 1950, 42 pages - "Nicholas Nickleby, Chapter 19" by Charles Dickens, adapted by Tommy Tweed. 27 Feb 1950, 24 pages

16. "Intrigue - And Adam Begot" by A. Obler, produced by Lionel Ross, 28 Feb 1950, 2 copies 12 pages each - "The Unwanted Father" by Len peterson, produced by E.W. Ljungh In Search of Ourselves, Program 7 - Series 3, 28 Feb 1950, 22 pages - "Chipmunk" by Len Peterson, produced by E. Ljungh CBC Wednesday Night, 1 March 1950, 76 pages

17. "Topaze" by Marcel Pagnot and Ben Levy, adapted by Fletcher Markle. Stage 50 Item 24, 5 march 1950, 54 pages - "Album 1 - World Affairs" (1900-1950) documented by Lister Sinclair, produced by J. Frank Willis, 2 may 1950 37 pages

18. "Mama's Family" produced by Ian Reid 11 March 1950, 2 copies, 26 pages and 30 pages - "Allan and Me" 19 March 1950, 31 pages - "Mama's Family" 1 April 1950, 27 pages - "Cross Section" by William Brown, produced by Charles Harris, 13 April 1950, 23 pages

19. "Mama's Family" (script 7) written by Sylvia and Ben Lennick, produced by Ian Reid. 22 April 1950, 22 pages (incomplete) - "National Sunday Evening Hour" (insert #1) 25 April 1950, 4 pages - "Mama's Family" 6 May 1950, 26 pages - "Mama's Family" (script 11) 20 May 1950, 32 pages total, p 1-21, plus inserts 16a-j - "Young Love" by Len Peterson, produced by E.W. Ljungh In Search of Ourselves, Program 5 - Series 4, 6 Feb 1951, 24 pages

20. Miscellaneous training materials for radio announcing: Academy of Radio Arts certificate (G.A. Vukovich) 1950

Note: The following folders were received in 2004.

21. "Dames Cause All the Trouble" script, by Willard H. Temple, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

22. "Springtime for Henry" script, by Benn Levy and Rodney Coneybeare, The Ford Theatre, 1950

23. "The Stranger" script, by Max Braithwaite, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

24. "Bad Feeling Inside" script, Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A., 1951 ("documentary on juvenile delinquency for YMCA campaign")

25. "Old Flame" script, by Joseph Schull, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

26. "Winning Play" script, by Scott Young, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

27. "Tomorrow Will Be Different" script, by Hazel Hopkins, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

28. "The Case of the Dying Stamps" script, by Alfred Bester, Buckingham Theatre, 1949

29. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" script, by Ernest Hemingway and Ernest Kinoy, The Ford Theatre, 1950

30. "The Big Street" script, by Damon Runyon and Fletcher Markle, The Ford Theatre, 1950

31. "Noon Wine" script, by Katherine Porter and Claris Ross, The Ford Theatre, 1950

32. "Satan and Sam Shay" script, by Robert Arthur, Buckingham Theatre, 1950

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