Scope and arrangement
Captain Kangaroo, CBS's award-winning series for children, began in 1955. The hour-long program aimed at a pre-school audience ran every weekday morning as well as on Saturdays and successfully combined education and entertainment. The collection consists of bound typescripts, incomplete, that include light and sound cues, props, and notations on timing, some handwritten. Dates covered are November 2, 1959 to October 23, 1964 for the weekday show with gaps: March 21, 1960-August 5, 1960 and May 13, 1961-July 23, 1961. Saturdays are complete from October 31, 1959-September 19, 1964.