Scope and arrangement
The Leopold Badia papers consist of a variety of materials reflecting a long acting career, including contracts, salary stubs, portions of scripts, sheet music, some correspondence, and a complete radio script from 1945. Contracts for stock productions make up the bulk of Leopold Badia's papers, but there are also several "sides" representing his character's lines from plays, including SPEAK EASY and THE GENTLEMAN FROM ATHENS, and brief notes from colleagues such as José Ferrar, Fredric March, and Sam Levene. The radio script is from a series called ONE MAN'S DESTINY, celebrating the lives of prominent people. This episode is devoted to New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.