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Mr. Wizard Papers, 1906-2008

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Creator:
Herbert, Don (Donald Jeffry) 1917-2007
Donor:
Mr. Wizard Studios (Firm)
Subject:
Mr. Wizard
Physical description:
26 cu. ft. 56 boxes
Type:
Awards
Collection descriptions
Books
Contracts
DVDs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Notes
Photographs
Research
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Slides (photographs)
Speeches
Storyboards
Television programs
Videocassettes
Date:
1951
1985
1906-2008
20th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Mr. Wizard Papers, 1906-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Science--Study and teaching
Television--educational shows
Television personalities
Local number:
2014.3059 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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