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Guide to the Time Inc. The March of Time Records
1935-1995
 MS 3009-RG 15


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 13, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Scripts, 1935-1974. 6 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Scripts series contains scripts used in the production of The March of Time for film and radio. Additionally, there are indexes and continuities that provide lists of episodes created, episode titles if they exist, and sometimes summaries of the episodes' contents. The terms index and continuity seem to be used interchangeably and refer to the same type of document.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries:
Subseries I.A. Films
Subseries I.B. Radio.

Subseries I.A. Films, 1935-1953, 1974, undated. 5.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Films subseries contains the scripts used in the production of the March of Time film series that played in theaters from 1935 through 1951. In addition to the scripts, the sub-series also contains indexes and continuities. The continuities are on microfilm. All other materials in this series are on paper.

Arrangement

Arranged in original order based on volume and issue numbers with specials at the end.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 1 March of Time Continuities: Vol. 1 to Vol. 12 Issues 1-6

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "March of Time (Continuities) Roll 1 Vol I to Vol XII, No. 1-6". Also includes a note with film codes and date.

1935-1945
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 2 March of Time Continuities: Vol. 12 Issue 7 to Vol 17 Issue 6 and Specials

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "March of Time (Continuities) Roll 2 Vol XII No 7 to Vol XVII No 1-6 also "Specials" ". Includes a note listing film codes and script titles.

1945-1951
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2791 Folder : 1 Movie Index
undated
Offsite-Box: 2791 Folder : 2-10 Vol. 1 Issues 1-9
1935 February 1 - 1935 December 13
Offsite-Box: 2791 Folder : 11-18 Vol. 2 Issues 1-8
1936 January 7 - 1936 August 7
Offsite-Box: 2791 Folder : 19-31 Vol. 3 Issues 1-13
1936 September 2 - 1937 August 6
Offsite-Box: 2791 Folder : 32-34 Vol. 4 Issues 1-3
1937 September 10 - 1937 October 29
Offsite-Box: 2792 Folder : 1-10 Vol. 4 Issues 4-13
1937 November 26 - 1938 August 6
Offsite-Box: 2792 Folder : 11-23 Vol. 5 Issues 1-13
1938 September 2 - 1939 August
Offsite-Box: 2792 Folder : 24-36 Vol. 6 Issues 1-13
1939 September - 1940 August
Offsite-Box: 2792 Folder : 37 Vol. 7 Issue 1
1940 September
Offsite-Box: 2793 Folder : 1-12 Vol. 7 Issues 2-13
1940 September - 1941 August
Offsite-Box: 2793 Folder : 13-25 Vol. 8 Issues 1-13
1941 August - 1942 July
Offsite-Box: 2793 Folder : 26-38 Vol. 9 Issues 1-13
1942 September - 1943 August
Offsite-Box: 2793 Folder : 39-43 Vol. 10 Issues 1-5
1943 September - 1943 December
Offsite-Box: 2794 Folder : 1-8 Vol. 10 Issues 6-13
1944 January - 1944 August
Offsite-Box: 2794 Folder : 9-21 Vol. 11 Issues 1-13
1944 September - 1945 August 10
Offsite-Box: 2794 Folder : 22-28 Vol. 12 Issues 1-13
1945 September 17 - 1946 August 9
Offsite-Box: 2794 Folder : 29-31 Vol. 13 Issues 1-6
1946 September 7 - 1947 January 24
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 1-4 Vol. 13 Issues 7-13
1947 February 21 - 1947 August 8
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 5-12 Vol. 14 Issues 1-18
1947 September 5 - 1948 December 24
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 13-18 Vol. 15 Issues 1-12
1949 January 21 - 1949 December 29
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 19-22 Vol. 16 Issues 1-8
1950 February 3 - 1950 December 22
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 23-25 Vol. 17 Issues 1-6
1951 February 2 - 1951 August 17
Offsite-Box: 2795 Folder : 26 Specials: The Golden Twenties
1950 April 8
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 1 Specials: The Holy Year at the Vatican
1950 October 1
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 2 Specials: If Moscow Strikes
1951
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 3 Specials: The Ramparts We Watch
1940 August 16
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 4 Specials: The Story of the Vatican
1941 July 18
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 5 Specials: We are the Marines
1942 December
Offsite-Box: 2796 Folder : 6 Specials: U.S. Air-force: This is Russia
1953

Subseries I.B. Radio, 1931-1945. .25 Linear Feet (7 reels of microfilm)

Scope and Contents

The Radio subseries contains microfilm versions of the scripts used in the production of the radio version of March of Time which broadcast from 1931 through 1945. An index to the episodes is included on the first reel of microfilm. Reel 5, which should include scripts from October 1936 to November 1937, is missing. Materials are dated based on contents and not date of microfilm imaging.

Arrangement

Arranged by numeric order of reel which is the index followed by scripts in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 1 Index: Mar. 1931 - July 1945 and Scripts: Mar. 1931 - Dec. 1932

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 1 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Index Mar. 1931 - July 1945 Mar. 1931 - Dec. 1932"

1931-1945
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 2 Scripts: Jan. 1933 - March 1935

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 2 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Jan. 1933 to March 1935"

1933-1935
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 3 Scripts: April 1935 - Feb. 1936

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reels. On label: "Roll No. 3 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts April 1935 to Feb. 1936"

1935-1936
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 4 Scripts: Mar. 1936 - Sept. 1936

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 4 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Mar. 1936 to Sept. 1936"

1936
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 6 Scripts: Dec. 1937 - Nov. 1941

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 6 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Dec. 1937 to Nov. 1941"

1937-1941
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 7 Scripts: Dec. 1941 - Oct. 1943

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 7 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Dec. 1941 to Oct. 1943"

1941-1943
Offsite-Box: 2811 Reel : 8 Scripts: Nov. 1943 to July 1945

Scope and Contents

1 microfilm reel. On label: "Roll No. 8 Time Inc. March of Time Radio Scripts Nov. 1943 to July 1945"

1943-1945

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