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Crimson Theatre radio plays collection

Identifier: MSS-0375

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of the following radio plays (including authors when known), performed by the Crimson Theatre on WABP, in the 1950s: "Watch Your Step" by Robert L. Martin; The Peter T. Allens, book IV, chapter 2: "The Parent's Report Card" by LeRoy Bannerman; The Peter T. Allens, book VI, chapter 16: "Light Up" by Norville Nelson; The Peter T. Allens, book VI, chapter 21: "Tinder for Tempers" by LeRoy Bannerman; "23 Petunias" by Howard B. Foshee (3 copies); "Pilgrims Without Tears" by Dana Pfaff (2 copies); "There Are No Doors" by Dana Pfaff (2 copies); "End of the Rainbow"; "Shock of His Life"; "Case History"; and "The Corpse With the Hand-Painted Tie". There is also a copy of a memorandum to WABP personnel and a copy of a Journalism 30 (Radio News Processing) Final Exam.


  • circa 1953


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Crimson Theatre was a radio program produced by WABP on the University of Alabama campus during the middle part of the 20th century.


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Scripts for several radio plays performed by the Crimson Theatre on the WABP radio station on the University of Alabama campus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1989


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C. Doughty, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013



Guide to the Crimson Theatre radio plays collection
January 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266