Finding Aid for the John Dunkel Radio Scripts, 1954-1958

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Dunkel Radio Scripts
Date (inclusive): 1954-1958
Collection number: 191
Creator: Dunkel, John.
Extent: 4 boxes (1.7 linear ft.)
Abstract: John Dunkel wrote for radio and television. The collections includes radio scripts related to his career.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Scripts may not be photocopied without permission from copyright holder.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Dunkel, 1979.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Dunkel Radio Scripts (Collection 191). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

John Dunkel was born in Springfield, OH, ca. 1915. He attended Wittenberg College. He began his career in the early 1930s reading plays for the Pasadena Playhouse. He went on to become a head writer for CBS Radio in Hollywood, CA. In the 1950s he became a prolific television writer working on a number of popular television westerns including, The Virginian, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, and Rawhide, among others. He died February 22, 2001 in North Hollywood, CA of natural causes.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of radio scripts related to the career of writer John Dunkel. Includes scripts from Escape, Fort Laramie (1956), Gunsmoke (1956-59), Hallmark hall of fame, Have gun will travel (1958), Romance (1954-55), and Suspense. Also includes spots from I was there (1941-44).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dunkel, John--Archives.
Radio writers--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Radio scripts.


Container List

 

Escape.

Box 1

Boiling Sea (The) by Vincent Mchugh; adapted by John Junkel.

 

Fort Laramie.

Box 1

Captain's Widow (The) by John Dunkel - #6(2/26/56.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 1

Coward (The) - #10 by John Dunkel (03/25/56)

Physical Description: 19p. (3 copies)
Box 1

Squaw Man - #3 by John Dunkel (2/5/56)

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 1

Winter Soldier by John Dunkel - #21 with writers contract and studio(6/17/56)

Physical Description: (19p.) (3 copies)
 

Gunsmoke

Box 1

Alarm at Pleasant Valley - #63 (9/10/55)

Physical Description: 21p.
Box 1

Doc's Revenge - #81

Physical Description: (15p.)
Box 1

Gambler (The) by John Dunkel. (n. d.)

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Incident at Indian Ford by John Dunkel (first draft plus story outline) 1/27/59

Box 1

Indian Scout by John Dunkel.

Physical Description: (19p.)
Box 1

Hunter (The) (3/4/56)

Physical Description: (2 copies) #89.
Box 1

Partners (The) - #156 by John Dunkel (with ideas for episode)

Physical Description: (16p.) (2 copies)
Box 1

Squaw (The)- &157 by John Dunkel (with list of ideas for episode)(5/3/58)

Physical Description: (16p.) (2 copies)
Box 1

Trapper's Revenge - #206 by John Dunkel. (4/5/59)

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 1

Wolfer (The) by John Dunkel. (n. d.)

Physical Description: (3 copies)
 

Hallmark.

Box 1

Jules Verne, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by John Dunkel (n. d.)

Physical Description: (21p.)
 

Have Gun, Will Travel.

Box 1

Matter of Ethics (A) by Sam Rolfe; adapted by John Dunkel. (11/12/58)

Physical Description: (17p.) (2 copies)
Box 1

No Visitors - #6 by Don Brinkley (12/28/58)

Physical Description: (18p.) (3 copies)
Box 1

Three Bells to Perdido - #1 adapted by John Dunkel (11/23/58).

Physical Description: (18p.) (3 copies) plus synopsis.
 

I Was There. John Dunkel. CBS. (radio)

Box 2

Sea Island Sugar. Vols. I & II

Box 3

Sea Island Sugar. Vols. III-VI

Box 4

Sea Island Sugar. Vol. VI - Vol. VIII.

Box 2

Spots

 

Romance.

Box 1

Coffee and Cakes - #48 (4/13/55) by John Dunkel.

Physical Description: (19p.)
Box 1

Down East - #20 (10/2/54) by John Dunkel.

Physical Description: (18p.) (2 copies)
Box 1

Hired Man (The) by John Dunkel. #27. (11/20/54)

Physical Description: (19p.)
Box 1

Ski Resort - #37 by John Dunkel (2/29/55)

Physical Description: (2 copies) (19p.)
Box 1

Third Swan from the Left (The) - #30 (12/11/54) by John Dunkel.

Physical Description: (19p.) (2 copies)
 

Suspense.

Box 1

Diagnosis of Death - #29 (2/10/55) by John Dunkel

Physical Description: (21p.)
Box 1

Premonition - #22 (12/23/54) by John Dunkel

Physical Description: (20p.) (2 copies)