Donald Jeffry Herbert was the creator and host of "Watch Mr. Wizard" (1951-1965), "Mr. Wizard" (1971-1972), and of "Mr. Wizard's World" (1983-1990), educational television programs for children devoted to science and technology.
The collection documents the career of science educator Don Herbert, who created and hosted child-oriented television programs on science subjects in which he played a character called Mr. Wizard. In addition to a documentation about his early personal life, the collection also documents his Watch Mr. Wizard television show as well as his other television, radio, and educational activities. The collection includes correspondence, contracts, writings, publications, newspaper clippings, speeches; awards, photographs; episode files relating to Watch Mr. Wizard and other educational programming, moving image, and audio recordings.
Mr. Wizard Papers, 1906-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Science--Study and teaching
2014.3059 (NMAH Acc.)
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