Actress and playwright. Articles, correspondence, DVDs, essays, flyers, programs, scripts, research materials, and transcripts of oral history interviews relating to the struggles of Japanese American Gordan Hirabayashi during World War II for Jeanne Sakata's play Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordan Hirabayashi. The play was eventually re-titled Hold These Truths. Subjects include Asian American theater and the civil rights and internment of Japanese Americans, particularly Gordan Hirabayashi, during World War II.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting, & Recorded Sound Division
Nearly the entirety of the prolific output of radio playwright and independent film maker Arch Oboler (1909-1987) in radio, motion pictures, television, theater, and print is contained in the Arch Oboler Collection. Featured are his radio plays from the 1930s and 1940s and the first three-dimensional feature film, Bwana Devil.
The Bob Hope Collection consists of scripts, jokes, monologues, correspondence, manuscripts, promotional materials, photographs, and clippings documenting Hope's work as an entertainer, actor, comedian, and philanthropist, across multiple mediums and disciplines including radio, television, film, and live performance.