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MS Thr 1627

Atteberry, Reynolds E., 1900-1983. Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry joke collection, 1920-1960 (MS Thr 1627): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f, b
Call No.: MS Thr 1627
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Atteberry, Duke, 1900-
Title: Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry joke collection
Date(s): 1920-1960
Quantity: 60 linear feet (54 boxes, 119 volumes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2016MT-76. Purchased with funds from the Richard C. Marcus Theatre Fund and the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, 2017 April 5.

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017 June.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Reynolds E. "Duke" Atteberry (1900-1983) was a Hollywood radio and film writer and radio personality in Santa Ana (Calif.).


Arranged by format in two series: boxed index cards, and volumes; arranged as described within these series.

Scope and Contents

Includes a series of boxes of index cards and a series of volumes, both formats organized alphabetically by topic (except where noted); content includes one-liners, jokes, gags, radio comedy bits, and sample scripts for TV in manuscript, typescript, and clippings.

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