Collection ACC-MSS 010 - Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection

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US MBE ACC-MSS 010

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Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection

Date(s)

  • 1958 - 1973 (Creation)

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document case)

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Scope and content

This collection consists of records released during the period of the late 1950s-early 1970s. All records contained in the collection are housed in their original sleeves. A number of the records were produced, written, and directed by the duo George Foster and Bob Booker, who specialized in albums which featured scripted routines performed in the studio by a handful of voice actors. Other highlights include comedy albums of live performances by comedians Allan Sherman, Rusty Warren and Woody Woodbury.

System of arrangement

The collection is organized into five series which are based on the general categories of comedy presented in the materials. The collection consists of only one box with all five series located within Box 1.

Series 1: Political Comedy
Series 2: Ethnic (Jewish) Comedy
Series 3: Adult Comedy
Series 4: General Comedy
Series 5: Classic Radio

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Conditions governing access

The collection is open to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

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  • English

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