Scope and arrangement
This collection documents Worthington Miner's career as the producer for Studio One during the years 1948-1952. He also adapted many of the stories and plays for the television program. The majority of items included are synopses and outlines, working scripts, and final shooting scripts. Miner's story outlines are usually handwritten. Also included is correspondence between Miner and script writers, actors, and various labor and religious organizations concerned with the development of individual productions. Floor plans and blueprints for most of the productions are also part of the collection. Also included are lists of actors and their salaries for all the productions from 1948 to 1952. Publicity materials in the form of news releases span the years 1953-1955, after Miner had left the show. Curtain Call, a 1952 summer replacement for the RCA Victor Show, was also produced by Miner and is represented in the collection by four scripts and fan mail.
The Studio One production files are arranged in four series:
- 1948-195241 boxes
Includes working scripts, outlines, synopses, a few photographs, correspondence, memos and shooting scripts.
- 1948-19522 folders
Includes lists of productions with air dates, authors, adapters and directors and lists of casts and their salaries.
- 1953-19553 folders
Press releases for many of the productions.
- 1948-19524 oversized boxes
Floor plans, details, elevations and drawings for most of the Studio One productions.