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Claude Rains annotated script

 Collection — Box: BW 44, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16661

Content Description

This collection contains Claude Rains' copy of the Jefferson Heritage with extensive annotations and emendations. This bound volume is contemporary buckram with two leaves and old cello tape repairs.

In 1952, the National Association of Educational Broadcasters received funding from the Ford Foundation for The Jefferson Heritage, a 13 part series on Thomas Jefferson's influence on American life. Dr. Dumas Malone, professor of history at Columbia University, collaborated with Morton Wishengrad, an accomplished screenwriter, Frank Papp, producer and director, Wladimir Selinsky, music composer and conductor, and others, with Claude Rains starring at Jefferson. This volume contains the scripts for the first six episodes broadcast by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.

There is also a monogram on the front board of "M.S.B.," the initials of Margaret Slingluff Brinton, a friend of Rains when he lived in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


  • Creation: 1952


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from William Hutchison by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on November 1, 2021.

Genre / Form

Guide to the Claude Rains annotated script
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
3 February 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States