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Community Life TV Soap Operas Collection

Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works)
16mm films
Date:
1952-1983
Summary:
The collection includes scripts and films related to soap operas. Included are the 1982 script from the first episode of "Capitol," autographed by the cast; the projected story line for "As The World Turns" for 1957; and three 16mm reels from "As The World Turns."
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes scripts and films related to soap operas. Included are the 1982 script from the first episode of "Capitol," autographed by the cast and the projected story line for "As the World Turns" for 1957. Also included are three 16mm reels from "As the World Turns."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Scripts, 1952-1983

Series 2: Moving Image Materials, 1951-1963
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts in the Division of Culture and the Arts include:

"As the World Turns"

Apron (See accession:1984.0198.03)

Globe (See accession: 1984.0198.04)

Thank you card (See accession: 1984.0198.05)

"Edge of Night"

Miniature carousel (See accession: 1984.0202.01)

Gold pocket watch (See accession: 1984.0202.02)

"Search for Tomorrow"

Apron (See accession:1984.0208.01)

Scissors (See accession:1984.0199.01)

Black straw mourning hat (See accession:1984.0199.02)

"The Guiding Light"

Coffee pot (See accession:1984.1098.01)

Housecoat (See accession: 1984.0198.02)

Also included are six posters from "Soap Opera Festivals" in several cities (See accession: 1983.0726.05)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Television  Search this
Soap operas -- 1970-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
16mm films
Citation:
Community Life TV Soaps Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0108
See more items in:
Community Life TV Soap Operas Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0108
Additional Online Media:

Daytime TV Magazine Collection

Creator:
Daytime TV Magazine.  Search this
Becker, Joyce  Search this
Sugarman, Allan  Search this
Names:
Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festivals.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Magazines (periodicals)
Date:
1977-1983
Summary:
The collection consists of issues of Daytime TV, from 1977 to 1983. Daytime TV was a magazine devoted exclusively to soap operas and soap opera actors.
Scope and Contents:
An almost complete collection of Daytime TV magazine from 1977-1983.
Biographical / Historical:
"Soap operas" became a staple of popular entertainment in the early twentieth century. The term "soap opera" was coined because many of the episodic drama programs were sponsored by various soap companies. Beginning on radio and then eventually migrating to television, soap operas filled an apparently insatiable need for the public to vicariously live out the lives of others on a daily basis. Procter and Gamble was one of the more prominent sponsors of soap operas. With the increased interest in soap operas came increased interest in the actors who played in them. By the 1970s, many magazines devoted exclusively to soap operas and soap opera actors proliferated, Daytime TV magazine was one of these publications.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts holds soap opera-related materials. See accessions: 1983.0726; 1984.0198; 2013.0104; and 2013.0307.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Joyce Becker (writer of "Soap Opera Festival" column in Daytime TV magazine) and her husband Allan Sugarman in 1983.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soap operas -- 1970-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Magazines (periodicals) -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0107
See more items in:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0107
Additional Online Media:

Summer Love Preview ... Daytime TV [magazine]

Publisher:
Daytime TV Magazine.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Daytime TV Magazine.  Search this
Becker, Joyce  Search this
Sugarman, Allan  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.0" x 8.1".)
Type:
Archival materials
Periodicals
Date:
July 1982
Scope and Contents:
Six photo insets of various soap opera stars.
Arrangement:
In Box 2, Folder 4?
Local Numbers:
AC0107-0000001 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soap operas -- 1970-1990  Search this
Actors  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Periodicals
Collection Citation:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0107-ref523

Wow! What a smashing couple ... Daytime TV [magazine]

Publisher:
Daytime TV Magazine.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Daytime TV Magazine.  Search this
Becker, Joyce  Search this
Sugarman, Allan  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.0" x 8.1".)
Type:
Archival materials
Periodicals
Date:
October 1982
Scope and Contents:
Five photo insets of various soap opera stars.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder October 1982.
Local Numbers:
AC0107-0000002 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soap operas -- 1970-1990  Search this
Actors  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Periodicals
Collection Citation:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Daytime TV Magazine Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0107-ref524

Lynda Hirsch "Daytime Dial" Collection

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Hirsch, Lynda (columnist)  Search this
Names:
Field Newspaper Syndicate.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Microfiche
Microfilms
Date:
1981-1982.
Scope and Contents note:
14 microfiche sheets in brown leather folder: copies of summaries of daytime television show story lines, published weekly by Lynda Hirsch in the columns of the "Field Newspaper Syndicate," May 30, 1981-June 6, 1982. The articles include cast lists and changes, schedules, and reasons for changes. There are also questions from the public about the shows and answers given by Hirsch. The weekly releases cover "Edge of Night," "General Hospital," "Guiding Light," "One Life to Live," "Ryan's Hope," "Search for Tomorrow," "Texas," "Young and the Restless," "Another World," "The Doctors," "Days of Our Lives," "Love Boat," etc.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Lynda Hirsch, 1983, August 12.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Entertainment  Search this
"Daytime Dial"  Search this
Actors  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.  Search this
Soap operas -- 1970-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Microfiche
Microfilms
Citation:
Lynda Hirsch "Daytime Dial" Collection, Archives Center National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0113
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0113

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