Browne Popular Culture Library
PCL MS-6: Jonathan Slott Collection
Jonathan Slott was a writer, director, and producer of radio, television, and moving pictures. Radio and television scripts and literary manuscripts form the core of the collection.
In 1975, Slott began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Library Associate II, in April 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.
Jonathan Slott was a retired writer, director, and producer of radio, television, and moving pictures. Additionally, he was active in public relations, political campaigns, and the fund raising business. Slott wrote several books, but they were never published. He used radio scripts as a basis for television and moving picture productions. Slott died March 2, 1998.
The Jonathan Slott Collection houses correspondence; radio, television, book, and moving picture manuscripts; and a business activities diary. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title including related materials such as outlines, proposals, and synopses.
Researchers will find the correspondence concerning the book manuscripts most interesting. Slott received critiques of his manuscripts from several people including Irving Wallace. Suggestions for improvements are included in this series.
Researchers interested in radio and early television scripts will find this collection a valuable help to their research.
- Literary Correspondence
- 1940-1970, n.d.
- Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Correspondence from Bergerman-Breacher Agency, Carl Carmer, Leroy Collins, John Durrant, Robert and Roby Eunson, August Lenniger, Ted Loeff and Harold Breacher, Luther Nichols, Arthur M. Mizener, Sid Satenstein and Edith Bret, Ad Schulberg and JaySanford, Bud Schulberg, Irving Wallace, Young and Rubicam, Ziegler-Hellman and Ross, and general correspondence.
- Research Materials
- 1957, 1959
- Arranged by title.
- Missile information.
- Manuscripts, Literary
- 1936-1942, 1947-1949, 1951-1953, 1960-1961, 1968, n.d.
- Arranged alphabetically.
- One hundred twenty-two typed manuscripts with handwritten corrections and additions. This series includes outlines, proposals, and synopses.
- Arranged by title.
- This series includes notes on various scripts, expenses, and ideas.
- Positive Print
- February 17, 1963
- Photograph of Lisa Eunson, Robert and Roby Eunson's daughter.
With Bergerman-Breacher Agency
|June 28, 1950 - November 27, 1950|
With Carl Carmer
|May 19, 1969-November 5, 1969, n.d.|
With Leroy Collins
|May 2, 1968-November 12, 1968|
With John Durant
|October 31, 1967 - February 8, 1968|
With Robert and Roby Eunson
With August Lenniger
With Ted Loeff and Harold Breacher
With Luther Nichols, Doubleday and Co.
With Arthur M. Mizener
With Sid Satenstein and Edith Bret
With Bud Schulberg and Jay Sanford
With Bud Schulberg
With Irving Wallace
|1959, 1961, n.d.|
With Young and Rubicam, Inc.
With Ziegler-Hellman and Ross
Research materials on missiles. Atlas fact sheet, May 15, 1959, from Convair Astronautics. Photographs with descriptions. San Francisco Call-Bulletin, March 18, 1957, article on missiles
Bound edition of the following radio scripts -- Bret Harte, The voice of the west -- Robert Morris, Financier of the revolution -- The unknown soldier -- Jack London -- Lafayette Escadriele -- Bombers to Britain
|Beer for Breakfast||1953|
|1||Agreement document between Jonathan Slott and O.D. Seamster|
|3||Typed manuscript with corrections.|
Chapters 1-4 with outlines of concluding chapters.
Chapters 1-4 with outline of concluding chapters.
|5||Boy who Discovered Easter |
Television manuscript, 21 pages
|6||Bret Harte |
Original title: The Last Frontier
Two manuscripts with corrections. Radio scripts for half-hour program. Research materials
|7||Buried Treasure |
Co-author: Mark Kearney
|8||Caryl Chessman |
|9||Casks of Cantillon||n.d.|
Manuscript of a story written for Fred Allen
|11||Cherokee Coin |
Co-author: Anne Durrum Robinson
Manuscript for a motion picture
Correspondence. Outline cards. Indiana University film rental order forms. Class roster. Production list. Two copies of the Lewis Carrol script. Newspaper article.
|13||Colby Murder |
|Conspiracy: A Biography of George St. Lager Grenfell||1961|
Outlines with corrections. Handwritten notes. Notes suggested by Irving Wallace. Character outline
Correspondence with August Lenniger, 1961, 1965
|1||Cupid Rides The Rails |
|2||Devil's Round-Up |
|3||Diary Of Fate |
Television manuscript, two copies
|4||Donovan's Folly |
Original manuscript for teleplay idea. Carbon manuscript
|5||Dynamite Wagon |
|6||Flaming Star |
Co-author: James Scanlan
Synopsis. Synopsis for Cavalcade of America.
First rough draft. Handwritten notes
|7||Follow The Sun |
Television manuscript for Twentieth Century-Fox Television
|8||Gift Of Prophecy |
Story synopsis. Outline. Handwritten notes
|His Honor The Barber||n.d.|
|11||Parts of manuscript|
|12||Hollywood Mystery House |
Television scripts. Segments: #10, "The beat" -112, "The fiend"--II3, "Drums of the Marquesa" - #15, "Counter check"
|13||House On The Rhine |
Typewritten manuscript of thoughts of Sylvia Hirsch, George Gruskin, Irving Wallace, Harold Beacher, and Harry Slott
|14||I Give You My Hand |
First copy book manuscript
|1||Television script. Radio script for the story of Frederic Chopin|
|2||Television script for the story of Gerard de Nerval|
|3||Television script for Pierrotte--The story of Ernest Dowson|
|4||Radio play television version of Manual Acuna|
|5||Long Watch Television |
|6||Lucky Stiff |
Television pilot manuscript
|7||Man In the Black Hat |
Manuscript for a screen play from a short story by Octavus Roy Cohn
|8||Mig Fever |
Co-author: Robert Eunson Manuscript
|Miracle on Jones Street: The Story of Father Alfred||n.d.|
|11||Mister Mephisto |
Title from folder
Television original manuscript
|12||Mr. Carousel |
Co-author: Emil Frank
Radio manuscript for a new program series. Scene estimates. Story synopses. Carbon script with corrections. First re-write outline. Program construction
|13||Mr. Music |
Two television manuscripts
|1||No, No, Nanette! |
Photocopy radio script for Union Oil Program, program number 5
|November 2, 1939|
|2||None But The Brave: The Story Of America's First Column |
Co-author: Bud Schulberg
Signed by co-author
|3||Parricide Isle |
Typed book manuscript
|Pirate Of Plymouth||1940|
|5||Correspondence with Larry Orenstein. Research notes|
|6||Story outlines, twelve copies some with corrections and additions|
|7||Radio manuscript for "Mary Read, Pirate Maid Of Plymouth", episode no. 9|
|8||Mary Read outline. Mary Read story conference. Forward. Story outline and forward as submitted to the Screen Writers Guild, Inc., no. 17553|
|9||Queer Street |
Co-author: Martha Chapin
Carbon manuscript, 29 pages
|1||Sam Houston: Road To Honor |
For the Armed Forces Radio Service.
|2||Side Trip |
Carbon manuscript of story synopsis
|Silver Eagle: Wrapped For Murder||1961|
|3||Correspondence with Charles Vanda.|
Research material on Monterrey. Story outline, pp. 1-9.
Manuscript with corrections and additions
Original manuscript with corrections, pp. 1-4
Carbon manuscript, pp. 1-4
|6||This Was My Inspiration |
Bound radio scripts, March 16-June 13, 1941.
List of weekly titles of shows along with the names of actors and actresses
|7||Those Brownfield Girls |
Carbon copy radio manuscript
|8||Uncle Sam Presents... |
Radio manuscript for a half hour show, December 4, 1942
|1||Union Oil Program |
Bound series of radio scripts for the Union Oil Program, October 5 - April 25, 1939; April 29 - June 3, 1940; June - September 1940. Includes titles for programs
|2||Volney Titus Or A Touch Of Larceny |
Original manuscript, pp. 1-12.
Carbon manuscript pp. 1-12
|3||Whistle Stop To Heaven |
Co-author: Robert A. White
|White Fires Of Inspiration|
|5||Photocopy of Henrich Heine manuscript||1936-1938|
|6||Manuscript for John Clare||May 1, 1947|
|7||Bound manuscripts||December 2-29, 1936|
|8||Bound manuscripts||January-June 1937|
|White Fires Of Inspiration (con't.)|
|1||Bound manuscripts||Ju1y-December 1937|
|2||Bound manuscripts||January-May 1938|
|White Fires Of Inspiration (con't.)|
|1||Bound manuscripts||June-November 1938|
|2||Diary Of Business Activities|
Daily schedule of phone calls, work schedule, and correspondence, October 15-November 21. 1947
|3||Diary Of Business Activities|
Script progress and sales
|4||Diary Of Business Activities|
Photograph of Lisa Eunson. Robert and Roby
|February 17. 1963|
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