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Finding Aid for the Leonard H. Goldenson Collection

Finding aid prepared by John Brockman, 2011 September

Collection processing and creation of the finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
Creator
Goldenson, Leonard H.
Title
Leonard H. Goldenson Collection
Collection no.
2242
Date [inclusive]
1915-1994
Extent
242.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The Leonard H. Goldenson Collection documents the activities of the American Broadcasting System network in the United States and its interests outside of the country. The collection includes memoranda, correspondence, reports, speeches, reports, policy statements, scant photographs and a small amount of legal and financial papers. Although incomplete at several levels, the collection offers representative coverage of operations in advertising, programming, research, sales, television, and news and public affairs broadcasting and the expansion of the network into the movie industry primarily from the 1950's through the late 1960's.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Leonard Goldenson Collection, Collection no. 2242, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biography

Beginning with his takeover in 1953 of the fledgling American Broadcasting Company, Leonard Goldenson became one of the most famous pioneers of television history. After being hired to assist in the successful reorganization of near-bankrupt Paramount Pictures, Goldenson then turned to Hollywood in the early 1950s. Competing against broadcasting giants NBC and CBS, Goldenson engineered such successful ABC ventures as American Bandstand,  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and  The Mickey Mouse Club. Convincing Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company to partner with ABC and produce TV shows proved to be another successful move for Goldenson, who saw ABC continue to gain ground in the network ratings through the turbulent 1960s. Under Goldenson's leadership, ABC soon emerged as the premier network for sports broadcasting with the addition of ABC's  Wide World of Sports, coverage of the Olympic Games, and  Monday Night Football. ABC introduced new, innovative ideas to the television landscape such as the TV movie and the miniseries (including 1977's highly awarded  Roots). Seeing his once humble enterprise reach the pinnacle of financial success, Goldenson retired in 1986 after selling ABC to Capital Cities, Inc.

Aside from his achievements in the entertainment industry, Goldenson's legacy includes a myriad of philanthrophic endeavors as well. Chief among these is the founding of United Cerebral Palsy in 1949, along with his wife Isabelle, fellow New York businessman Jack Housman, and Housman's wife Ethel. Beginning with a simple advertisement in the New York Herald Tribune, he led the campaign to improve treatment and quality of life for children with developmental disabilities, which resulted in the national organization that continues to strive for those same ideals today.

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Scope and Content

The Leonard H. Goldenson Collection consists of material relating to the day to day operations of the American Broadcasting Company and the activities of Leonard H. Goldenson, its president from 1953 to 1986. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and artifacts, as well as scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS film, and audio.

A sizeable amount of the collection is dedicated to Leonard H. Goldenson's founding of and continued philanthropic efforts with United Cerebral Palsy. There is also material relating to Goldenson's autobiography Beating The Odds.

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Organization

This collection is organized into three series: Business Records Part 1, Personal Papers, and Business Records Part 2. All three parts of the collection were processed prior to their arrival at USC.

Two principal archivists processed the majority of the collection. The first series, Business Records Part 1, having been processed by the first archivist, and the remaining two series processed later by the other. Rather than integrate the last acquisition of Business Records into an already completed series of Business Records, the second archivist instead created a third series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
2011 September
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0185
213-740-3994
ctlibarc@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Students and researchers may use materials from this collection in the Cinematic Arts Library reading room only. For additional information, please see Cinematic Arts Library staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • ABC Television Network. -- Archives
  • American Broadcasting Company. -- Archives
  • Capital Cities Communications, Inc. (U.S.). -- Archives
  • Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. -- Archives
  • International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. -- Correspondence
  • United Cerebral Palsy Associations. -- Archives
  • United States. Federal Communications Commission. -- Correspondence

Title(s)

  • Monday night football (Television program)

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Goldenson, Leonard H. -- Archives
  • Kintner, Robert E., (Robert Edmonds), 1909-1980 -- Archives
  • Treyz, Oliver E., 1918-1998 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Television broadcasting of news--United States--Archival resources
  • Television broadcasting of sports--United States--Archival resources
  • Television broadcasting--Archival resources
  • Television mini-series--Archival resources
  • Television personalities--United States--Archival resources
  • Television pilot programs--Archival resources
  • Television producers and directors--Archival resources
  • Television programs--Archival resources
  • Television series--Archival resources
  • Television stations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Television writers--United States--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Business Records Part 1 

Arrangement

The records that encompass this series from the collection are designated as Part 1 (Boxes 1 through 87), Part 2 (Boxes 88 through 102), and Part 3 (Boxes 103 through 130). The records were shipped in essentially the same three unites. Delineation of the records into these parts, however, is due to the uniqueness in nature, time spans and probably initial provenance. The core of the Business Records is derived from Part 1 and follows their original arrangement.

Differences between the three parts of the collection may be briefly stated. Part 1 consists of older papers, primarily 1955-1960, with some items as late as 1970, in which the various offices have been integrated into types of subject files (correspondence, committee, program, station, and smaller subject files). Part 2 contains files that are related to those in Part 1 but which are not a direct continuation of those series. They are generally more recent, primarily dating from the late 1970s and 1980s, and are functionally arranged. Part 3 contains corporate records that date from a time after LHG's direct involvement in network affairs, as well as strictly personal records, primarily financial, medical and household.

 Correspondence 1950-1971  (Bulk, 1956-1967)

Scope and Content

These records contain files on the development of television broadcasting at ABC and consist of correspondence, memos, reports, booklets, studies, press releases, news clippings, promotional items, and related items. The bulk of the files are for the period 1956-1967 and consist of material from the offices of several ABC departments. This series is divided into: General Correspondence (1954-1956, 1958-1959, 1968-1969) arranged by year and then alphabetically by correspondents’ last name; Outgoing Correspondence (1959-1969), which consists solely of carbon copies arranged chronologically, (dates); Individual Correspondence (1956-1965) which consists of continual correspondence with individuals arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent; Congratulatory Correspondence (1961-1965) contains letters and telegrams maintained in their original grouping by subject and then alphabetically by name; and Correspondence; AB-PT records. As with other original series, many documents contain a notation in pencil on the upper right hand corner stating “AB-PT” or other designation and were filed as a distinct unit.

This collection consists of material sent from ABC’s New York City headquarters and their record storage facility. Substantive gaps in the collection indicate it may have been weeded at some time prior to transfer to storage. Prior to that time the correspondence was perhaps three times its present size. Fire damage and incomplete runs in file series indicate large portions of missing records.

For the most part, the original order has been retained. As a result the researcher should be prepared to look in more than one location for material on a particular topic. Goldenson’s treatment of correspondence of certain individuals as separate from general correspondence has been maintained. Within the alphabetical arrangement of the General Correspondence the materials is frequently insignificant and of a cursory nature, mentioning a recent lunch, meeting, or upcoming event. Although Goldenson did maintain some folders specified solely as “Congratulatory Correspondence,” “Invitation Accepted,” etc. correspondence of that nature is interspersed among the General Correspondence.

 ABC Films 1959-1963 

Box Folder

 Financial Reports 1960 

39 1

 Reports to Board of Directors 1959-1960 

39 2

 Racer Productions, Inc. Financial Reports 1961-1963 

39 3
Box

 American Broadcasting - Paramount Pictures 1956-1963 

Scope and Content

These records concern technical and engineering issues such as sound and film equipment and facilities and transmission; potential film projects; brief personal notes similar to that found in General Correspondence and as a whole contains much of the same nature. There is little continued or cohesive correspondence on a single subject. Interdepartmental correspondence is more substantive.

35-37
Box Folder

 Applicants 1957 

4 7

 Board of Directors Extracts from Minutes of Meetings Board of Directors and Exec. Comm. 1960-1971 

39 4-6

 Congratulatory 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963-1965 


    Box Folder
Text   4 1-6
    Box Folder
Text   8 6-11
    Box Folder
Text   14 5-10

Box

 General 1956-1959, 1961, 1968-1969 

Scope and Content

General Correspondence documents ABC’s involvement with educational television; letters to stockholders or potential investors document network decisions and trends regarding election coverage, securing stations in Latin America, development of UHF, etc. Broader network issues are discussed only intermittently usually in reaction to a specific concern on behalf of the correspondent. Information on programming primarily consists of replies to complaints or compliments on programs from the general public.

The files are arranged first by year and then alphabetically by last name of correspondent. It should be noted that documentation consists of material both by and about many departments. Files exist for divisions and prominent personnel. There are also separate files for ABC presidents Robert Kintner and Oliver Treyz.

Other personal correspondence consists of congratulatory notes on weddings, births, etc. (including a brief humorous telegram to Jerry Lewis on the birth of his son 1/8/64). More in depth correspondence centers on LHG’s responses to viewers and/or stockholder’s concerning programming or ABC policy.

Correspondents include public officials and departments, members of Congress, the FCC, affiliates, employees and business acquaintances. Though far from complete, portions of the material is of high quality. The bulk of the memos and reports in the General Correspondence are not well detailed nor do they reveal policy decisions and implementation.

Among the General correspondence, social correspondence and internal memoranda pre-dominate, but there are also charitable campaign literature, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, pamphlets, scant photographs, promotional material, contracts, scripts and transcripts, bulletins and newsletters, political campaign literature, and related material. The bulk of the records document the years 1956-1969 although there is almost a complete lack of General or Outgoing Correspondence for 1957. The bulk of fire damaged correspondence from LHG and Treyz dates from 1958. Such an obvious gap in records indicates it is possible that fire destroyed most of the files from 1957.

See Also

Box 131 (Damaged)

1-8, 10, 14, 22-29

 Individual 1950-1966 

30-34
Box Folder

 Blank, Abe H. 

30 1-8

 Foster, Michael 

30 9-14

 Gersten, E. Chester 

30 15-22

 Hagerty, James C. 

30 22-28

 Hahn, Herbert 

31 1-5

 Hinckley, Robert H. 

31 6-10

 Hoffines, Robert L. 

31 11-21

 Hyman, Edward L. 

31 22-27

 Lower, Elmer W. 

32 1-5

 Martino, Joseph 

32 6-7

 Marx, Frank 

32 8-15

 Moore, Thomas 

33 11

 Pauley, Robert R. 

33 12-14

 Phipps, John H. 

33 15

 Quinlan, Stirling 

33 16-23

 Riddleberger, Stephen C. 

34 1-6

 Weinbach, Mortimer 

34 7-19
Box Folder

 Interoffice Memos 1962-1964 

38 8, 19-20

 Kinter, Robert 1955-1959 

38 1-17

 Misc. (Condolences) 1955-1971 

38 21
Box

 Outgoing 1957-1968 

Scope and Content

These files primarily contain correspondence with individuals and organizations outside ABC. The initial correspondence is not attached. (Correspondence of a personal nature document the financial and logistical household arrangement including obtaining a housekeeper; camp registration for daughters; school deposits, etc.). Much correspondence concerns invitations accepted or declined, thank you letters for gifts, particularly gifts made to UCP; acknowledgments of donations to charities. The bulk of all outgoing correspondence for the months of December and January consist of thank-you notes for holiday gifts.

Congratulatory Correspondence consists primarily of brief notes of a personal or business acquaintance nature (generally from individuals outside of ABC) recognizing an honor or award. These records include letters and telegrams with occasional newspaper or magazine clippings.

Notes inserted throughout correspondence particularly from the 1960s indicate the removal of pieces of correspondence. These notes consist simply of legal notepaper with the initials C.P, the date of the correspondence and the names of the addresser and addressee.

Correspondence and internal memoranda pre-dominate, but there are also newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, charts, pamphlets, scant photographs, promotional material, contracts, scripts, and transcripts, bulletins and newletters, charitable campaign literature, and related material.

Note: A selection of burned General Correspondence originating from or to LGH from 1958 and 1959 was found separately from the bulk of the series. It appears they were mis-filed or interfiled with other records (Stations and Treyz Correspondence from the same time period.)

9, 11-13, 15-21

 Treyz, Oliver 1956-1962 

Notes

Fire Damage

40-41
Box Folder

 United Cerebral Palsy 1962   Fire Damage

14 4

 [Damaged] 1958-1959 

131 1-9

 Oliver Treyz Subject Files 1957-1961 

Box Folder

 Advertising Age 1961 

42 1

 Audience Correspondence 1961 

42 2

 Broadcasting 1961 

42 3

 Henry Hede 1959 

42 4

 Kukla, Fran & Ollie 1957 

42 5

 Magazines & Newspapers 1961 

42 6

 NABET 1958 

42 7

 News Department 1960-1961 

42 8

 Printer's Ink 1961 

42 9

 Program Derby 1961 

42 10

 Public Service Programs 1961 

42 11

 RTDG Contracts 1959 

42 12

 Sponsor 1961 

42 13

 Television Age 1961 

42 14

 Television Magazine 1961 

42 15

 TV Guide 1961 

42 16

 Variety 1961 

42 17

 Sports Focus TV 1958 

42 18

 Committees 1956-1976 

Scope and Content

These files contain correspondence, invitation lists, press releases, speeches, and other records, relating to annual conferences of organizations, Committees include both those related to broadcasting and charitable and civic organizations. Goldenson’s involvement with the Advertising Council is particularly well recorded. The file includes lists of directors and staff, financial and budget documents, director’s annual reports and copies of letters on programs and problems. Minutes record attendance, summarize reports and show action on campaigns and policy issues. They contain annual and narrative reports, information on advertising campaigns; reports of media and corporate support contributions; lists of officers, boards of directors, committees & executive staff; reports of annual awards dinners and conferences; and financial statements.

Substantial records exist on the building of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They include memos, agendas and minutes of the meetings of the Executive Board for the Center. The records begin with those of the National Culture Center prior to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent re-naming of the center.

Activities of the National Broadcasters Association portray cooperation between the networks on subject such as discrimination against television; rules political broadcastings and general regulation of television broadcasting. Correspondence, reports and minutes document the activities of the NAB and several of its committees.

Box Folder

 Accepted 1958-1968, 1970-1975 

43 1-2
Box

 Advertising Council Meeting Files 1958-1969 

43-44
Box Folder

 American Jewish Committee 1960-1965  (Bulk, 1963-1965)

44 7

 American Red Cross 1966-1969 

44 8

 American Security Council 1958 

44 9

 B'nai B'rith 1957-1971  (Bulk, 1963-1969)

44 10

 Brand Names Foundation 1957-1961 

45 1

 Center For InterAmerican Relations 1968-1972 

45 2-5

 Center For Latin American Relations 1966-1967 

45 6

 Children's Cancer Research 1960-1973  (Bulk, 1964-1970)

45 7

 Center For Economic Development 1958 

45 8

 Committee For Industry Association Of New York 1958-1964  (Bulk, 1961-1964)

45 9

 Court Administration 1970 

45 10

 Declined 1960-1966, 1970-1972 

46 1-5

 Economic Development Club of New York 1956-1966 

46 6

 Government Conference on Public Welfare 1964-1969 

Box Folder

 General 1964-1969 

47 1-2, 5

 Conference Material and Reports 1967 

47 3

 Summaries of Participation Comments 1967 

47 4
Box Folder

 Governor's Committee On Physically Handicapped 1962   *Damaged*

46 9

 Greater New York Fund 1958 

47 6

 Institute of Logopedics 1956-1965 

Box Folder

 General 1956-1964 

47 7-8

 Minutes and Reports 1959-1965 

47 9-10

 JFK Center for The Performing Arts 1960-1968 

Box

 General 1964-1968 

48-49

 Meetings 1967 

48-49
Box Folder

 National Cultural Center 1960-1963 

48 2

 Photograph undated 

48 4

 Presentation Folder circa 1964 

48 5
Box Folder

 Jobs For Vets 1971 

48 1

 Motion Picture Pioneers 1958-1965 

46 7-8

 National Association of Broadcasters 1957-1963 

Box Folder

 General 1957-1958, 1960-1963 

49 4-6

 Research Bureau Reports 1962 

49 7
Box Folder

 National Association of Radio & TV Broadcasters 1956 

50 1-2

 National Center for Voluntary Action 1970-1972 

Box Folder

 General 1970-1972 

50 3-4, 8-9

 Minutes 1970 

50 5

 Executive Committee Meetings 1970 

50 6-7
Box Folder

 National Citizens' Advisory Committee on Vocational Rehabilitation 1966, 1968-1969 

50 4-6

 National Citizens' Commission on International Cooperation 1965-1966 

51 2-3

 National Citizens' Committee for Community Relations 1964-1967 

51 1

 President's Commission on Traffic Safety 1961-1967 

51 8-10

 President's Youth Commission, Operation Fitness USA 1957-1963  (Bulk, 1957-1959)

51 7

 Sam Rayburn Library 1962-1968  (Bulk, 1962-1963)

Box Folder

 General 1962-1963 

52 1

 Publications, Dedication 1968 

52 2
Box Folder

 U.S. Bicentennial World Theatre Festival 1976 

52 3

 U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1956-1958 

52 4

 United Shareowners of America 1960-1962 

52 5

 Uptown Advisory Board 1956 

52 10

 World's Fair 1961-1964, 1966 

52 6-7

 Youth Services 1970 

52 8-9

 Program Files 1955-1970 

Scope and Content

Documentation is particularly impressive for the program department. They document the handling of commericial sponsorship, the disposition of program ideas and the coverage of news and special events. There are also significant files for ABC’s general services, sales, engineering, station relations, and station publicity. Topics treated include audience, broadcast, and station promotion; newspaper and magazine advertising; censorship; and relations with advertising agencies and affiliates.

News Department files are not thorough and document only a few years. Of anecdotal interest is a letter from Elmer Lowery regarding the recent hiring of Peter Jennings which predicts a “rosy future” for him at ABC (August 4, 1964, News Dept. Programs)

The most comprehensive files, although they exist only for the year 1959, are those for “American Bandstand.” Many photocopied records are illegible. Most records concern advertising spots on the show and consist of orders fro shows which record the advertisers name. Particularly of interest in light of the Payola scandal involving Dick Clark is correspondence recording the cancellation of practices that protected clients of “American Bandstand” from competitive products being advertised on the show. A complete Advertising Proposal feature, “American Bandstand,” is included.

“The Danny Thomas” show is also well documented with heavy correspondence regarding sponsorship of the show. Network records on the “Mike Wallace Show” deal primarily with the sale of the show to the Philip Morris Company. Audience letters regarding Mike Wallace and his interview style predominate, as do replies from Goldenson. An eloquent letter from Thomas W. Moore on November 11, 1963 documents efforts of ABC to sensitively handle coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

 Academy Awards 1960-1966 

Box Folder

 General 1960-1966 

53 1

 Photographs circa 1963 

53 2
Box Folder

 Africa 1966-1968 

53 3-5

 Alcoa 1960-1961 

53 6

 American Bandstand 1957-1959 

53 7-9

 America's Town Meeting 1956 

54 1

 Avengers 1966-1967, 1969  (Bulk, 1966-1967)

54 2

 Baby Game 1967 

54 7

 Batman 1965-1966 

54 6

 Billy Graham Association 1956 

54 3

 Boy Scout World Jamboree 1967-1968 

54 8

 Breakfast Club 1956 

Box Folder

 General 1956 

54 4

 Advertising Material circa 1956 

54 5
Box Folder

 Brigadoon 1966 

54 9

 Californian 1957 

54 10

 Circus Boy 1966 

54 11

 Combat 1963-1967  (Bulk, 1966-1967)

54 12

 Cowboy in Africa 1967-1968 

54 13

 Danny Thomas Show 1956-1957, 1959 

54 14-16

 Disney Canada 1956-1958 

55 1

 Disney Radio 1956 

55 2

 F Troop 1966 

55 3

 Football General circa 1959   Fire Damage

55 4

 Fugitive 1963-1967  (Bulk, 1963-1965)

55 5

 Grand Central Station 1956 

55 6

 Green Hornet 1966-1967 

55 7

 Guide to the Swinging Bachelor 1968-1969 

55 8

 Guy Mitchell 1957 

55 9

 Hobby Lobby Show 1959   Fire Damage

55 10

 Holiday on Ice 1964-1968 

55 11-12

 Hondo 1967 

55 13

 How's Your Mother-in-Law? 1968 

55 14

 It's Time 1956 

55 15

 Jack Paar 1956 

55 16

 Jim Bowie 1956-1957 

55 17

 Journey to the Unknown 1968-1969 

55 18

 King Family 1969 

55 19

 Ladybird Johnson's Tour of D.C. 1964-1965 

55 20

 Legend of Custer 1967 

56 1

 Lone Ranger 1956 

56 2

 Martin Block 1956 

56 3

 Medical Horizons CIBA 1956 

56 26

 Metropolitan Opera 1956 

Box Folder

 Auditions 1956 

56 4

 Broadcast 1956 

56 5
Box Folder

 Mike Wallace Show 1957-1958 

56 6-17

 Miscellaneous Programs 1955-1956, 1964-1970 

56 18-21

 Mystery Time 1956 

56 23

 My True Story 1956 

56 22

 Newlywed Game 1966-1969 

57 2

 New People 1969 

56 24

 News Department 1958-1967 

Box Folder

 General 1958, 1960-1967 

57 3-5, 7

 Analysis of ABC TV News and Public Affairs Programs 1964 

57 8
Box Folder

 News Policies 1962-1964 

57 6

 New Sounds for You 1956 

58 9

 New York, New York 1964-1966 

56 25

 No School Today 1956 

57 9

 NYPD 1967-1969 

57 1

 Olympics 1959 

57 10

 Operation Daybreak 1958-1959 

54 17-19

 Outcasts 1969 

57 11

 Patrice Munsel Show 1957 

57 12

 Programming Lineup 1966-1968 

58 1-2

 Princess and Me 1968 

57 13

 Program Development 1964 

57 14

 Program Information Book 1965-1966 

57 15

 Proposed Programs 1956 

58 3

 Saga of Western Man 1964-1965 

58 4

 Scope 1965-1967 

58 5

 Second Hundred Years, The 1967 

58 8

 Snowfire 1957 

58 7

 Survivors 1968-1969 

58 10

 Variety Show Las Vegas 1955   Fire Damage

58 11

 Voice of Firestone Summary of Exhibits 1955-1956 

58 6

 Voice of Prophecy 1956 

58 12

 When a Girl Marries 1956 

58 14

 Whispering Streets 1956 

58 13

 Women's Home Companion 1956 

58 15

 Foreign 1956-1969 

Scope and Content

Files relative to the network’s activities outside of the United States are of considerable interest. These files document ABC’s response to the political and military situation of the late 1950s and 1960s. Foreign files are particularly valuable in that they document the belief in the ability of broadcasting to effect political change during the Cold War by addressing communism and democracy through “propaganda” efforts. The term propaganda is not used pejoratively, but as a quote from the records themselves. Records include minutes, reports and correspondence.

Records pertaining to the foreign work of the Advertising Council heavily document efforts to extend broadcasting into Latin and Central America. The “Mexican Project” discusses methods to turn “braceros” (illegal Mexican immigrants in Texas) into pro-United States supporters. These records also touch on United States public relations and “propaganda” activities outside the country. Notes, synopses, and correspondence regarding Latin America refer to privatization of broadcasting in South America as well as efforts to thwart communism through the use of television.

 Advertising Council 1958-1965 

Box Folder

 Mexican Project 1960-1965 

59 1-2, 5-6

 Report "A Look At Mexico" circa 1962 

59 3

 Report for Subcommittee for Mexico Overseas Information Exploration Committee 1962 

59 4
Box Folder

 Association Television, LTD. Annual Reports 1958-1963, 1965 

59 7

 Broadcast Corps 1964 

59 8

 Canada 1959-1964 

59 9-12

 Central America 1960-1965 

60 1-6

 European Broadcasting Union 1962 

Box Folder

 Speeches and Remarks 1962 

60 7

 Correspondence 1962 

60 8
Box Folder

 General International 1956-1965 

60 9

 Latin America 1960-1962 

61 1-2

 Television Information Office 1958-1962 

61 3

 Television Rights 1959-1961 

61 4

 United States Information Agency 1958, 1960-1962 

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1961-1962 

61 6

 Aide Memoir on ABC for Meeting of Leonard H. Goldenson and John F. Kennedy with Edward R. Murrow 1961 

61 7

 Report "Frank Marx" 1958 

61 8

 Overseas Television Department 1960 

61 9
Box Folder

 Unitel International Inc. 1960 

61 10

 North Vietnam Pamphlets "Efforts to Conquer South Vietnam" 1961 

61 5

 Vietnam - General 1968 

61 13

 Venezuela 1966-1969 

Box Folder

 Financial Correspondence 1968-1969 

61 14

 Paid Invoices 1966-1968 

61 15

 Worldvision Symposium 1962-1966 

Box Folder

 Television in the Space Age 1962-1965 

61 11

 General 1966 

61 12

 ITT 1963-1968 

Scope and Content

This subseries contains records relating to legal issues involved hearings regarding the proposed merger between International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) and ABC consists chiefly of correspondence among those in support of the merger and Goldenson’s notes of appreciation. Also included are files that document meetings with Harold Geneen and affidavits, opinion, order and records of court appearances taking place in federal court under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department. Files contain copies of newspaper articles on the merger.

Box Folder

 Annual Reports 1963-1966 

62 1-3

 Financial Statements 1965-1967 

62 4

 Conference Correspondence 1966 

62 5-6

 Conference Invitees and Attendees 1966 

62 7

 Conference Presentation 1966 

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1966 

62 8

 Drafts 1966 

62 9
Box Folder

 Conference and Party Press Releases 1964-1966 

63 1

 Conference Program 1966 

63 2

 Conference Photographs 1966 

63 3

 Conference Proceedings 1966 

63 4

 Conference Banquet Audio Tape 1966 

63 5-6

 Merger 1965-1968 

Box

 Correspondence 1965-1968 

63-65
Box Folder

 Notice of Appeal 1966   0.025 Linear feet 1 folder

66 3

 Supporting Documents 1965-1967   0.025 Linear feet 1 folder

66 4
Box Folder

 Geneen, Harold (Correspondence) 1965-1967 

65 5-7

 Hearing Materials 1967 

65 8

 Letters From Leonard H. Goldenson to ITT (Draft) 1966 

66 1

 FCC Opinion 1967 

66 2

 FCC 1956-1968 

Scope and Content

These records consist primarily of correspondence, memoranda and drafts relating to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Network Study (known also as the Barrow Report) on ABC. It documents witness testimony and hearings regarding possible infringements regarding pricing of network programs as made available to network and non-affiliated stations in 1958. It contains testimony and reports, which quote documents or conversations on related subjects.

Records on the Payola scandal include internal correspondence among departments and affiliated stations regarding compliance with false advertising rules, and documenting infractions when found. Particularly valuable is a “Record of Statement of the Relationship Between AM-PAR and Dick Clark.” It contains a transcript of testimony and background material.

Box Folder

 General 1956, 1958, 1960-1967 

67 3-7

 Chain Broadcasting Rules 1961 

67 1

 Chain Drop In Dockets 1962-1963 

67 2

 Network Study 1956-1958, 1962 

Box Folder

 General 1956-1958 

67 8

 Television Network Program 1962 

67 9
Box Folder

 Payola 1959-1960 

68 9-10

 Payola Hearing Compilation of Documents 1960 

68 11

 Payola Testimony 1960 

68 12

 Statements 1962 

Box Folder

 Treyz, Oliver 1962 

68 1

 Hagerty, James C. 1962 

68 2

 Sarnoff, Robert W. (NBC) 1962 

68 3

 Beville, Hush M. (NBC) 1962 

68 4

 Scott, Walter D. (NBC) 1962 

68 5

 Werner, Mort (NBC) 1962 

68 6

 Stabile, James A. (NBC) 1962 

68 7

 Stanton, Frank S. (CBS) 1962 

68 8
Box Folder

 Weinbach Reports 1960-1965, 1968 

69 1-5

 Legal 1954-1972 

Scope and Content

Columbia Pictures Vs. ABC Files. Many files contain no more than one or two documents with no identifying case of evidence numbers. They appear to have been removed from their original series, in some cases copied for legal purposes. Both copies and the originals remained separated in this main series. Originals of these records are not found in this collection. Removal of these records is not documented by transmittal slips or found among the handwritten withdrawal slips. The lack of such information indicates that additional pertinent records, possibly part of this collection, existed at some time.

The documents included in the case files are varied in nature and extent. The correspondence and memoranda provided are evidentiary of background only. Not documented are settlement negotiations, litigation strategies, billing, or other legal matters. Files do not include court documents such as briefs, motions, depositions, copies of the complaint, or transcripts of court proceeding. These files were apparently segregated and numbered at some point after their creation and prior to shipment to storage. Their relationship to other ABC legal files is unknown.

Note: Some extracts of ABC Board Meeting Minutes also contain docket numbers.

Extracts of Meeting Minutes. These files contain extracts of meeting minutes created by cutting and pasting full minutes. Some contain docket notations indicating they may have been used in court. No court case of name is assigned. The dates of the records correspond to the Legal Files and make it possible they were used in the case of Columbia Pictures vs. ABC. They contain no original notation.

Box Folder

 Network Meetings 1967-1972 

70 1-6

 Broadcast Discussion Meetings Minutes 1970 

71 1

 Columbia vs. ABC 1954-1972 

Box Folder

 Competitive Information 1968-1970 

71 2-4

 Correspondence 1967 

71 5

 Financial Statements 1969-1970 

71 6

 1-1-46 1960-1970 

71 7

 1-1-49 AVCO 1969-1970 

71 8

 1-1-53 1970 

71 9

 1-1-54 1970 

71 10

 1-1-55 1970 

71 11

 1-1-56 1968 

71 12

 1-1-57 1968 

71 13

 1-1-59 Harvard Business School circa 1958 

71 14

 1-1-60 1969 

72 1

 1-1-61 1968 

72 2

 1-1-62 1964, 1970 

72 3

 1-1-63 1969-1970 

72 4

 1-1-64 Videocassettes 1970 

72 5

 1-1-65 1970 

72 6

 1-1-66 1968-1969 

72 7

 1-1-67 1969 

72 8

 1-1-68 1966-1967 

72 9

 1-1-69 1969 

72 10

 1-1-70 1968 

72 11

 1-1-70 1970 

72 12

 B 1956 

72 14

 A2181 1972 

72 15

 A2185 1968 

72 16

 A16449 undated 

72 17

 General 1954-1958, 1962-1965, 1966-1968, 1970 

72 13, 18-20

 Capital Cities Communications 1983-1989 

Box Folder

 Fact Sheets and Announcements 1985 

72 21

 Annual Report 1983-1984 

72 22

 ABC and CCC Joint Proxy Statement Prospectos 1985 

72 23

 Executive Summary 1985 

72 24

 ABC Material For Discussion 1985 

72 25

 Statements and Remarks 1989 

72 26

 ABC Films 1965-1970 

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1956-1960, 1962-1964, 1966, 1968 

73 1-7

 Agreements for Services 1969 

73 8

 Agreements - Henry Grundman 1967 

73 9

 Film Pilots 1963-1970 

Box Folder

 Candy undated 

73 10

 Hell in the Pacific 1969 

73 11

 For the Love of Ivy circa 1970 

73 12

 No Time For Sergeants 1963 

73 13

 Miscellaneous 1966-1969 

73 14

 Ring of Bright Water 1969 

73 15

 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came 1969 

73 16

 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969-1970 

73 17

 Zachariah undated 

73 18

 Subject Files 1956-1969 

Scope and Content

Subject files are in alphabetical order. The folders contain various types of records; e.g., correspondence, memos, published materials, reports, et cetera, in no discernible order. Some files were originally marked as subject files. The processor has included files that were not related to other file series within the Subject Series. More substantial selections in the Subject files include the following categories:

LABOR: Mainly contracts and some correspondence relating to musicians and writers unions in theaters and the network. Documents to a small degree wage control.

MERCHANDISE FILES: Many have been removed and what remains is just the empty folders on which only the show titles remain. Documentation is scant and generally consists of licensing agreements only.

THEATERS: Document daily operations, profit and administration.

VIOLENCE MAIL: Records document viewer reactions during this time and capture the inflammatory issues of the day. They discuss censorship, coverage of racial issues, hiring and firing of broadcasters and communism.

One box of records marked as Subject Addendum contains supplementary subject files found amongst unrelated records. The records appear to be the beginning of an alphabetical series from the late 1950s and early 1960s of a more substantial nature than those now classed as Subject Files. Their presence may indicated the existence at some point of another series of records not yet found or possibly destroyed.

Box Folder

 Awards 1956-1964 

74 1-5

 Color Television 1957-1963 

74 6

 Contributions Made 1956-1962 

74 7-9

 Contributions Refused 1958-1963 

74 10-13

 Labor 1958-1964 

Box Folder

 AFTRA, SAG 1958-1960 

74 14

 American Federation of Musicians 1958-1963 

74 15

 Broadcast Musicians 1958-1962 

74 16

 Local #1 Negotiations 1958 

75 1

 Miscellaneous Negotiations 1957-1962, 1964 

75 2

 Writer's Guild of America 1959-1960 

75 3
Box Folder

 Litigation 1957, 1959-1966 

75 4-6

 Merchandising 1960-1969 

Box Folder

 Annie Oakley 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969 

75 7-10

 Buffalo Bill 1960 

75 11

 Legend of Jesse James Arlington Hat Co. 1965 

75 12

 Legend of Jesse James Donruss Co. 1965 

75 13

 Legend of Jesse James Hubley Manufacturing Co. 1965 

75 14

 Legend of Jesse James Louis Marx Co. 1965 

75 15

 Legend of Jesse James Western Painting Co. 1967 

75 16

 Honey West 1966 

75 17

 Moral Re-Armament 1960-1964 

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1960-1964 

75 18

 Audio Tapes 1964 

75 19
Box Folder

 National Education Television 1961-1964 

75 20-21

 Pay TV 1957-1964 

76 1-4

 Radio Network 1960-1962 

76 5

 Satellite TV 1965-1967 

Box Folder

 Comsat 1965-1966 

76 7-8

 Ford Foundation 1966-1967 

76 9-10
Box Folder

 Sea World 1964-1967 

76 11-12

 Senate Correspondence 1967 

77 1

 Station Breaks 1961 

77 2

 Subliminal Perception 1957-1959 

77 3

 Theatre Integration 1960-1965 

77 4-7

 Violence Mail Petition Names 1968-1969 

77 8-10

 Subject Files Addendum 1955-1964 

Scope and Content

These records were found interspersed in Part 3 of the collection and were not part of the original Subject Files. It is evident that files were interspersed prior to the fire and water damage which affects some records. For instance, the files for the Branch Office: Chicago 1959, found in the original Subject Files in Part 1, are heavily damaged. Part 3 contained disparate folders including Branch Offices: San Francisco 1959 which were not damaged. This is a small portion of records that appear to have been removed from their original order and placed with records of a later date.

Box Folder

 Advertising and Promotion 1962-1964 

77a 1

 Ampar Records 1957-1962 

77a 2-4

 Branch Offices, Chicago 1959 

77a 5

 Conelrad Drill 1959 

77a 6

 Program and Advertising Policies 1955 

77a 7

 Policies, General 1960-1962 

77a 8

 Symposia, Northwestern University Re: Broadcasting 1961 

77a 9

 United Artist Digest Vol. 6, No. 1 circa 1958 

77a 10

 Theatres 1955-1965 

Box Folder

 Arizona Paramount Theatres 1956 

77 11

 Balabant Katz 1956 

77 12

 Daily Admission Receipts 1956 

77 13

 Florida State Theater 1956 

77 14

 Intermountain Co. 1956 

77 15

 Interstate Theatre 1956-1958 

77 16

 North and Detroit Theater 1956 

77 17

 Picture Releases 1956 

77 18

 Theatre Corporations 1958 

77 19

 Tri-State Corp. 1956, 1958 

77 20

 United Detroit Theatres 1956 

77 21

 Wilby-Kinay Service Corp. 1956 

77 22

 General Theatres 1955-1956, 1958 

77 23-24

 Theatre Operations 1962-1965 

77 25

 Personnel 1956-1967 

Scope and Content

Consists primarily of unsolicited personal letters of individuals seeking employment. LGH responses are often contained. In a few instances correspondence was forwarded to others in the network and contain handwritten questions and remarks regarding possible hiring by ABC. Policy files consist of formal network issued policy booklets.

Box Folder

 Applicants 1959-1967 

78 1-5

 Policies, Additions and Payroll Changes 1956 

78 6

 Policies, Personnel Policy 1963 

78 7

 Stations 1953-1965 

Scope and Content

These consist of files concerning ABC’s relations with its affiliates and its owned-and-operated stations and contain a wealth of information concerning network policy, objectives and strategy. The files concern domestic broadcasting and are all ABC-related. Correspondence occasionally refers to activities on non-ABC stations. The files consist of correspondence, memos, notes, reports, charts, clippings, and financial data. Arranged alphabetically by call letters, most stations have separate files. A few are grouped into folders of miscellaneous material. Although inclusive dates are given for the material on many stations, there are frequent gaps within these span dates. Most of the files concern rates, time options, frequency and power allocations, contract negotiations, and facility operations and locations.

The records of the Owned-and-Operated Stations include material on sales and program arrangements and other day-to-day relations between the network and its owned and affiliated stations. Correspondence contains internal exchanges between departments, affiliates, and owned and operated stations. Subjects include programming; relations with sponsors, advertising agencies, television personalities, and governmental agencies; governmental regulation; competition with CBS and NBC; and new, educational, and religious broadcasting.

Files are routine, fragmentary and lacking in consistency. Most document only a single year. Nevertheless they contain much that is of value in documenting the overall network strategy of ABC and its implementation among affiliates. The material for WSIX is noteworthy in its quantity and quality. Some files contain information on specific programming. Many files consist of interdepartmental correspondence from local stations to Herbert Hahn regarding station programming highlights and public service programming among Owned and Operated Stations. Reports, rankings and analysis of Owned and Operated performance are also found here.

Correspondence is primarily between station managers and Presidents and Oliver Treyz (VP TV Network) regarding sales of ABC shows to local stations, meetings of affiliate stations, corporate rational and research for rate increase proposals, rankings of stations and networks and promotions and cancellation of programs. Newspaper clippings are frequently included. Of particular interest is the strong network stance taken in regard to “spotting” of local stations and too frequent breaks between network programs. The immediate cancellation of popular programs “Maverick,” and “Lawrence Welk” in response to such violations is well documented in the correspondence with station WSIX-TV. Files are in poor condition. They are brittle and in many cases cannot be flattened or will disintegrate. Large amounts of ash and debris have been removed although even minimal handling produces small amounts of debris.

Station Meeting files document the regular meetings of ABC’s Primary Affiliates; ABC Television Affiliates Association Board of Governors; Owned and Operated Managers Meetings; correspondence on meeting planning and follow-up. Minutes of meetings are often marked confidential or “top secret” and refer to reports, reserach, goals and programming strategies. Minutes from meetings in 1958 stress the need for the network to move into sports programming and records the different attitudes and opinions of network executives on this subject.

Portions of the files concern ABC’s relations with the FCC, particularly during mergers. There is also some coverage of surveys of early television audiences, experiments in television programming, and the use of film in broadcasts.

Box Folder

 Owned and Operated 1958-1959 

79 1-3
Box

 Owned and Operated: Station Meetings 1956-1964 

79-80
Box Folder

 Owned and Operated: Meeting Minutes 1963-1965 

79 8

 KABC Black and White Ball 1958 

80 5-6

 ABC-TV Correspondence, Invoices 1953-1954 

80 7

 Blair TV, ABC 1956, 1960-1961 

80 8

 WMVR TV 1956-1958 

80 9

 WNAC TV 1957 

80 10

 WSIX TV 1959 

81 1-3

 WTOB TV 1957 

81 4

 WPTA TV 1959 

81 5

 WTPA TV 1957-1958 

81 6

 WTVH TV 1957, 1959 

81 7

 TVPI: Danny Kaye Music 1958   Fire Damage

81 8

 Clearance Department 1961 

81 9-10

 Advertising 1959 

81a 1

 Labor Legislation Program 1959 

81a 2

 KABC TV 1956-1958 

81a 3

 KGO TV 1956-1958 

81a 4

 WABC TV 1957-1959 

81a 5

 WHNC TV 1958-1959 

81a 6

 WNEM TV 1956-1958 

81a 7

 Subsidiaries 1951-1975 

Scope and Content

Includes corporate books and files of firms that were subsidiaries of, or allied to, the American Broadcasting System. Holdings for each company vary in size and completeness. Records of companies represented were primarily based in the United States but also includes some foreign-based interests. The records consist of subject files, background information, correspondence and meeting material, published annual reports, financial reports, and news clippings concerning affiliated, associated, and subsidiary banks and companies.

Box Folder

 Allieo Stores Corporation 1970-1975 

82 1-3

 City Stores Company 1956-1957 

82 4

 Diversification 1966-1971 

Box Folder

 Essex Company 1969 

82 5

 Franklin National Bank 1968 

82 6

 Funds, General 1967-1971 

82 7

 General 1968 

82 8-9

 Hyatt Corporation 1968 

82 10

 Holiday Inn 1968-1969 

82 11

 Knight and Gladieux 1967-1968 

83 1-2

 Ling Temco Vought 1967 

83 3-5

 McGraw Hill 1967 

83 6

 Ogden Corporation 1966-1968 

83 7

 Ontario Motor Speedway 1969-1970 

83 8-9

 Norton Simon 1970 

84 1

 Studebaker Worthington 1968 

84 2

 Swingline 1968 

84 3

 Topodynamics 1969 

84 4

 Walter Hellert Company 1967-1968 

84 5
Box Folder

 Dynametrics 1957-1961 

84 6-7

 Madison Square Garden 1964-1968 

84 8-12

 Microwave Associates, Inc. 1951-1967 

Box Folder

 General 1958-1959, 1961-1967 

85 2-8

 Finance 1951-1958 

85 1

 No. Report Stock Certificate undated 

85 9

 Financial Reports 1958-1959, 1963-1967 

85 10-11

 Meeting Minutes 1966-1967 

85 12-13
Box Folder

 Minnesota Amusement Co. 1956 

85 14

 Technical Operations 1958-1968 

86 1-7

 Teleprompter Corporation 1965 

86 8

 Western Union 1958-1967 

87 1-9

 Awards 1965-1989 

Scope and Content

Files document achievement awards, usually related to broadcasting or philanthropy awarded to LHG. They typically include initial notification, correspondence regarding events related to the award, and congratulatory letters, sometimes with LGH responses. Programs and invitations are included. Press clippings are less occasionally found and photographs are contained only when noted.

Box Folder

 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 1978 

88 1

 American Film Institute 1989 

88 2

 Emerson College Commencement 1981 

88 3

 Flame of Truth Award 1982 

88 4

 Horatio Alger Awards Dinner, Washinton Hilton 1989 

88 5

 Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year 1967-1968 

88 6-8

 NATO Award 1970 

88 9

 Neal Pike Award, Boston University 1980 

88 10

 PACE University Leadership in Management Award 1986 

89 1

 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award 1983 

89 2

 Press Club 1980 

89 3

 PULSE Award 1965 

89 4

 Skowhegan School Awards Dinner 1976-1977 

89 5-6

 Biography: Beating the Odds 1989-1990 

Scope and Content

These files consist of transcripts of oral interviews conducted by Martin Wolf and numerous subjects for the LGH biography Beating the Odds. The computer printouts are not dated but do contain the name of the interviewee. They are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee. They do not contain any handwritten notations. The transcripts between Wolf, LGH and IWG are arranged sequentially based on Wolf’s note of “Part 1, Part 11, etc.” A galley draft of the biography dates from 1990 and does contain marginal notes.

Box

 Transcripts undated 

90-91
Box Folder

 Draft Copy 1990 

92 1-3

 Catalog (Paintings) 1977-1979 

Scope and Content

Consists primarily of photographs of LGH’s paintings and typewritten descriptive notes that were used in the published catalog, copies of which are included. The catalog and files date from 1977-1979.

Box
93
Folder
1-2

 Paintings 1977 

Box Folder

 Cafe des Artistes Exhibit undated 

93 3

 Palm Springs Desert Museum Exhibit 1977 

93 4

 Sioux City Arts Center Exhibit 1977 

93 5

 Capital Cities, ABC 1976-1995 

Scope and Content

These records concern the merger between Capital Cities and ABC Inc., and include substantial correspondence, formal SEC documents and other material useful to researchers in the expansion of broadcast networks. Files date from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

Box Folder

 Affidavits and Questionnaires Leonard H. Goldenson and Directors 1976-1991 

94 1

 Board of Directors Meeting Files 1987-1990 

94 2-5

 Goldenson Reception 1991 

94 6

 Merger Clippings 1985-1988 

95 1

 Merger Draft Proposals 1985 

95 2

 Executive Summary 1985 

95 3

 Merger Congratulations Letters 1985 

95 4

 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1986-1995 

95 6

 Policies circa 1990 

95 7

 Section 338 Study 1985 

95 8

 Shareholders Information 1988 

95 9

 Harvard University 1977-1994 

Scope and Content

Apart from some records regarding LGH class reunions or recognition of Harvard University, these files heavily document the effort for voter turnout spearheaded by LGH, known as “Voting for Democracy.” The correspondence, program and supporting material cover the evolution of the event from start to finish as well as congratulatory letters from prominent politicians. Voting for Democracy files date from the mid-1980s. Reunion and personal university files date from the early 1960s to the 1990s.

Box Folder

 Class of 1927 Reunion 1977 

96 1

 Donations 1988-1991 

96 2

 Frank Stanton Professorship 1981 

96 3

 General 1985-1987 

96 4

 Goldenson Dedication 1994 

96 5

 Harvard Club of Sarasota 1988-1991 

96 6

 60th Reunion 1986 

96 7

 Voting for Democracy 1983-1984, 1987 

Box Folder

 Clippings and Photos 1987 

96 8

 Clippings and Programs 1984 

96 9
Box

 Correspondence 1983-1984 

96-97
Box Folder

 Public Relations 1983 

97 2

 Support Material 1983-1984 

97 3-4

 Howard Hughes Takeover Attempt Correspondence 1968 

Box
97
Folder
5

 Jackie Robinson Foundation Information File 1987 

Box
97
Folder
6

 Interviews 1957-1982 

Box Folder

 1950s 1957-1959 

98 1

 1960s 1960-1965 

98 2

 Forbes Magazine 1982 

98 3

 Speeches 1968, 1974 

Box Folder

 Scottsdale Speech 1974 

98 4

 Miscellaneous 1968 

98 5

 UCP 1965-1995 

Scope and Content

Apart from scant correspondence with individuals recognizing their contributions to UCP in Part 1, this file series represents the bulk of UCP related documents. They are primarily administrative files that cover affiliates, telethons, galas, and internal operations such as pensions, property acquisition, etc. Some photographs are present.

Box Folder

 Affiliates 1988-1990 

99 1

 Background Material 1985-1989 

99 2

 Board of Directors 1990-1991 

99 3

 Children's Cancer Research 1980 

99 4

 Clippings 1989 

99 5

 Corporate Sponsor Program 1986 

99 6

 Correspondence 1989-1993 

99 7-8

 Executive Operating Committee 1991 

99 9

 Financial General 1991 

99 10

 Gamboling Gala 1990-1991, 1994 

99 11-13

 General 1995 

99 14

 Goldenson/Weinstein Awards 1989 

99 15

 Grants 1987 

99 16

 Harvard Presentation 1977 

100 1

 Humanitarian Dinners 1990-1993 

100 2-7

 NASA 1974-1975 

100 8

 NASA Goldenson Tribute Tribute Weekend 1989 

100 9-10

 Photograph circa 1989 

100 11

 Pension Trust 1990-1993 

101 1

 Policies 1990-1992 

101 2

 Proposal, Research 1965 

101 3

 Research 1973-1980 

101 4

 Research Washington Speech 1974 

101 5

 Research and Education Foundation 1991 

101 6

 Space Application Board 1973-1974 

101 7

 Remarks and Speeches 1965-1988 

101 8-9

 Star-A-Thon 1989-1995 

102 1-6

 Telethons 1983-1994 

102 7-8

 TV Special 1993 

102 9

 Trump Property 1980-1984 

102 10

 Washington Effort 1974-1975 

102 11

 Alphabetical Files 1959-1998 

Scope and Content

Much of this correspondence dates from the early and mid-1990s and was dictated from Florida by LGH but not read. They consist primarily of brief notes to individuals without substantive information pertaining to broadcasting.

The alphabetical subject files are often of a personal nature, relating to households and personal expenses. Their contents are evident from the container list.

Howard Hughes correspondence consists mainly of telegrams in support of LGH efforts to block Hughes obtaining controlling interest of ABC stock. LGH’s thank you correspondence is also included. Of interest is a summary of issues concerning Howard Hughes, making special note of syphilis.

Stations

These files date from the late 1990s and do not appear to have been copied to LGH, nor is he mentioned. In general the files are scant, particularly those on specific television programs. Principal correspondents in these files are: Mike Mallardi; Daniel Burke; Jim Long; and Steven Burke. There are some notes on various sheets. Files are duplicates either faxed, emailed or photocopied. An interesting note from Peter Jennings briefly discusses coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Unprocessed material from Part 3 primarily consists of financial data and reports from businesses in which LGH held interests.

Box Folder

 Academy of Arts and Sciences 1989-1990 

103 1

 Arbus, Loreen 1988-1994 

General Note

Contents have been removed

103 2

 Boston University Pike Prize 1989-1992 

103 3

 Biography Isabelle Goldenson undated 

103 4

 Biography Leonard H. Goldenson undated 

103 5-6

 Biography, Wills, Leonard H. Goldenson undated 

103 7

 CapCities Ink 1978 

104 1

 Car 1989-1992 

104 2

 Century Country Club 1979-1991 

104 3

 Chauffeur circa 1989-1990 

104 4

 Car Expenses 1989 

104 5

 Chauffeur Records circa 1989-1990 

104 6-8

 Congregation Emanu-El 1985-1992 

104 9
Box

 Correspondence 1990-1995 

105-106
Box Folder

 Dental Isabelle Goldenson 1985 

107 1

 Dental Leonard H. Goldenson 1985 

107 2

 Domestic Help Isabelle Goldenson 1990 

107 3

 Dwellings 1959-1993 

Box Folder

 [untitled] 1959-1989 

107 4

 Driving Instructions undated 

107 5

 Expenses and Furnishings 1986 

107 6

 Islander Club 1986-1990 

107 7

 Mamaroneck Shore Acres Point Corporation 1979-1989 

107 8

 Mamaroneck Restoration 1977 

107 9

 Mamaroneck Shipping Lists 1990 

107 10

 Mamaroneck Sale 1990 

107 11

 Mamaroneck Expenses 1990 

107 12

 Mamaroneck Inventories 1990 

107 13

 Misc. 1980-1990 

107 14

 Sovereign 1977-1980, 1982-1989 

108 1-2

 Sovereign Apartments 1986-1993 

108 3

 Fringe Benefits 1977-1993 

Box Folder

 [untitled] circa 1980-1988 

108 4

 KEICP Deferred Compensation 1989-1993 

108 5

 Employee Stock Purchase Plan 1977-1987 

108 6
Box Folder

 Furs and Jewelry 1959-1990 

108 7

 Gifts, Chemical Bank Transfer Funds 1988-1994 

General note

Contents have been removed.

Box Folder

 Loreen Arbus 1988-1993 

108 8

 Maxine Goldenson 1989-1994 

108 9
Box Folder

 Gifts, Christmas 1987-1993 

108 10

 Goldenson, Maxine 1988-1992 

General note

Contents have been removed

108 11

 Graham, Billy: Luncheon 1991 

108 12

 Household Help 1993 

108 13

 Keenan Ivory Wayans 1998 

109 1

 Laser Angioplasty 1989 

109 2

 Medical Records 1973-1986 

Box Folder

 Isabelle Goldenson: Arthritis 1981-1982 

109 3

 Leonard H. Goldenson 1973-1977 

109 4

 Isabelle Goldenson 1975-1986 

109 5
Box Folder

 Middle East: The Disney Channel 1997 

109 6

 Miller, Farrell 1997 

109 7

 Miramax Films 1997 

109 8

 Miscellaneous 1996-1997 

109 9-10

 Monday Night Football 1997-1998 

109 11

 Morgan Stanley Advertising and Media 1997 

110 1

 Multimedia Corporation 1996 

110 2

 Museum of Broadcasting 1990-1994 

110 3

 NABET 1988 

110 4

 National TV Sales 1989-1997 

110 5

 NBC circa 1997 

110 6

 Neuberger and Berman Account 1987 

110 7

 NewCo ABC Video 1990-1994 

110 8

 New York City Investment Fund 1996 

110 9

 News Corporation 1996 

110 10

 New York Tax Deal 1994-1995 

110 11

 NPV Analysis Latin America 1996 

110 12

 Office 1981-1992 

110 13

 Office Expenses 1990-1991 

110 14

 Online 1996-1997 

111 1

 Oral History 1989 

111 2

 Paxson Communications 1997 

111 3

 Pay Deal circa 1996 

111 4

 Pay TV 1998 

111 5

 Personnel 1986-1990 

111 6

 Phoenix 1996-1997 

111 7

 Pixar 1997 

111 8

 Planet 24 undated 

111 9

 Politically Incorrect 1997 

111 10

 Project Heston Exodus 1996-1998 

111 11

 Radio 1992-1994, 1996-1998 

112 1-4

 Radio Disney 1996-1997 

112 5-6

 Radio Disney Europe 1997-1998 

112 7

 Radio Network 1997 

113 1

 Radio Sports 1986-1987, 1997 

113 2-3

 Radio Synergy 1997 

113 4

 Radio Today Entertainment 1997 

113 5

 Resumes circa 1993-1998 

113 6

 Retransmission Consent 1993-1995 

113 7

 Research America 1989-1991 

113 8

 Rosie O'Donnell 1996 

113 9

 Saturday Morning 1997 

114 1

 Spanish Broadcasting Systems 1997 

114 2

 Season Tickets 1997 

114 3

 Showtime 1998 

114 4

 Simmons School 1997 

114 5

 Soaps 1996 

114 6

 Soap Channel 1996 

114 7

 Spin City 1998 

114 8

 Spain 1997 

114 9

 Speeches 1996-1998 

114 10

 Starbucks 1997 

114 11

 Starwave 1996 

114 12

 Station Acquisitions 1997 

114 13

 Station Groups circa 1996 

114 14

 Stations Owned and Operated 1986-1994, 1997-1998 

114 15-18

 WABC AM 1989-1997 

115 1

 WABC TV 1987-1998 

115 2

 WHXT FM 1986-1989 

115 3

 WJRT TV 1995 

115 4

 WJR AM 1990s 

115 5

 WKHX AM/FM 1997-1998 

115 6

 WLS AM 1991, 1997 

115 7

 WLS TV 1987-1997 

115 8

 WMAL AM 1987-1991 

115 9

 WPLJ FM 1987-1991 

115 10

 WPVI TV 1998 

115 11

 WRQX FM 1990-1991 

115 12

 WTVD 1987-1997 

115 13

 WTVG TV 1995-1996 

115 14

 WWOD 1997 

115 15

 WXCD FM 1997 

115 16

 Sweeps 1996-1998 

115 17

 Synergy 1996-1997 

115 18

 TGIF 1997 

115 19

 Time Warner 1997 

115 20

 Tony Awards 1996 

115 21

 Stock Prices 1990, 1992-1994 

116 1-4

 Travel 1988-1993 

Box Folder

 Isabelle Goldenson 1988-1991 

117 1

 Leonard H. Goldenson 1989-1993 

117 2

 Advantage Leonard H. Goldenson 1990-1993 

117 3

 Frequent Flyer Leonard H. Goldenson 1989-1993 

117 4

 One Pass Leonard H. Goldenson 1990-1993 

117 5
Box Folder

 United Way 1997-1998 

117 6

 UPN 1998 

117 7

 White and Case 1985-1986 

117 8

 Westwood One 1998 

117 9

 Windows 1997 

117 10

 Wink Communications 1997 

117 11

 World Cup Soccer 1996 

117 12

 Worldvision 1997 

117 13

 Zaino, Gene 1985 

117 14

 [Damaged Files] 1955-1962   These files have experienced severe fire damage, and extreme care is to be taken while handling.

Box Folder

 Oliver Treyz 1955-1957 

118 1-3

 Acquisitions 1957 

118 4-5

 Congratulatory Correspondence 1956-1957 

118 6-7

 General 1958-1962 

119 1-7

 Job Applications 1957 

120 1

 Speeches 1955 

120 2

 Neilson Material 1956-1957 

120 3

 Personnel 1957 

120 4

 Trendex Ratings 1957 

120 5

 WXYZ Dedication 1959 

120 6
Box

 [unidentified] undated 

121

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Series 2:  Personal Papers 

Other Finding Aid

An Excel spreadsheet exists detailing specific file and item level descriptions for much of the material in the Personal Papers series. The spreadsheet was created prior to the collection's donation to USC.

 Annual Reports 

Scope and Content

1942-1998, 222.5 in. Arranged by subject. A slightly incomplete set of records for Paramount Theatres inc. & subsidiary companies, dating from 1942-1964. American Broadcasting Company, Inc. is complete from 1965-1985. Incomplete set for Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. 1986-1994. Additional reports reflect investment interests of Leonard H. Goldenson.

Box Folder

 Paramount Pictures, Inc. 1942-1948 

1 1-4

 United Paramount Theatres, Inc. 1950-1952 

1 5-7

 American Broadcasting Paramount Theatres, Inc. 1953-1964 

1 8-19
Box

 ABC 1965-1984 

1-2

 Capital Cities, ABC 1985-1987, 1990-1991, 1994 

2-3
Box Folder

 Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. 1980 

4 1
Box

 CBS 1986, 1988 

4-5

 Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 1987, 1994, 1998 

4-5
Box Folder

 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Its Jimmy Fund 1988 

4 4

 Ford Foundation 1988 

4 5

 The News Corporation, Ltd. 1989 

4 6

 Dean Witter Discover & Co. 1992, 1995 

4 7, 16
Box

 Dover Corporation 1992, 1995 

4-5
Box Folder

 Merck 1993 

4 9

 The Charles A. Dana Foundation 1994 

4 11
Box

 SPS Transaction Services, Inc. 1994-1995 

4-5

 The Walt Disney Company 1994-1995 

4-5
Box Folder

 American Express 1995 

4 14

 AT&T 1995 

4 15
Box

 The Buckley School 1994-1996 

4-5
Box Folder

 DH Group 1995 

5 1

 Exxon Corporation 1995 

5 3

 First Data Corporation 1995 

5 4

 General Electric 1995 

5 5

 The Gillette Company 1995 

5 6

 IBM 1995 

5 7

 Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations 1996 

5 10

 Children's Circle of Care 1997 

5 12

 Roper Industries, Inc. 1996 

5 13

 The Museum of Modern Art New York 1986-1987 

5 14

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1989-1990 

5 15

 Harvard Club of New York City Annual Report of the Board of Managers 1995 

5 18

 Amerada Hess Third Quarter Report 1990 

5 19

 Artifacts 

Scope and Content

1927-2002, 58 cu. ft. Unarranged. Collection consists of service, humanitarian, philanthropic, and achievement awards received by Leonard H. Goldenson and to a lesser degree Isabelle Goldenson. These awards reflect the Goldensons’ commitment to the United Cerebral Palsy Association and Harvard University as well as Leonard H. Goldenson’s professional accomplishments. There are ABC, Inc. advertising and promotional materials, Olympic Games memorabilia, travel and personal items including jewelry and billfolds, and a small collection of mermaid figures. Oversized objects include awards, clothing related to the Olympic games, sports equipment, and advertising material.

Object
1-586

 ABC 

 Art Collection 

 Awards 

 Family 

 Harvard 

 Museum of Television and Radio 

 Olympic Games 

 Personal 

 United Cerebral Palsy 

 White House 

 World Figures 

 Beating The Odds 

Scope and Content

1954-1991, 46 in. Arranged by subject. Predominantly interviews as well as notes, correspondence, outlines, research materials, transcribed oral histories, a letter of agreement, promotional materials, galley corrections, a questionnaire, reviews and articles, book signing information, party lists, and legal opinions relating to Leonard H. Goldenson’s biography, Beating the Odds.

Box Folder

 Interviews, Reviews & Correspondence 

1 1-12

 Goldenson notes & book correspondence 

2 1-16

 Research Material 

3 1-8
Box

 Interviews 

4-8

 Proofs 

9-12

 Books 

Scope and Content

1965-1998, 45 in. Unarranged. Diaries as well as day, telephone, address, guest and memo books that were used by Leonard H. Goldenson and to some extent Isabelle W. Goldenson.

 Clippings 

Scope and Content

1920-2002, 12 cu. ft. & 23 in. Arranged chronologically. The majority of the clippings relate to Leonard H. Goldenson’s personal and professional life. Predominantly three areas of interest; the communications industry especially Goldenson’s business history with ABC, Inc. and Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., United Cerebral Palsy Association and Harvard University. Goldenson’s biography, Beating the Odds, the Museum of Television Arts and Sciences and his accomplishments as a painter are also included. There are clippings relative to Isabelle W. Goldenson, and their daughters Loreen and Maxine. There are clippings that relate to friends and relatives. Serial collections of  Los Angeles Magazine 1978-1988.

Box
1-5, 7-9

 Correspondence 

Scope and Content

1941-2002, 82.5 in. Arranged by topic. The bulk of the material dates from 1980-1990. The series titles are: incoming to Leonard H. Goldenson, laminated incoming to Leonard H. Goldenson and Isabelle Goldenson, laminated speeches, outgoing from Leonard H. Goldenson, Leonard H. Goldenson speeches and interviews, donations, incoming and outgoing to Isabelle W. Goldenson, Family, Maxine Goldenson, Loreen Arbus, incoming to Leonard and Isabelle Goldenson, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University Donations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Class of 1927, Temple Beth Israel, Congregation Emanu-El, The White House, Award, Voting for Democracy, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Museum of Television and Radio, Invitations, Personalities, ABC Board of Directors meetings, ABC Annual meeting of Shareholders, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., ABC Financials, ABC programming files, ABC, Inc./Capital Cities Merger, ABC, Inc., ABC Anniversary, National Institute of Health, United Cerebral Palsy Research and National Aeronautics Space Administration, United Cerebral Palsy, Pulled from Personal Library, Film & Video or Recording Collection, Personal Inventories, Note cards, oversized White House, and Notes. Included but not limited to this collections are letters, greeting cards, telegrams, notes, memoranda, announcements, reports, financial statements, proposals, lists, inventories, minutes, invitations, press releases, treatments, screenplays, photographs, histories and publications.

Box

 ABC 1967-1998 

33-39, 41-43
Box Folder

 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation 

30 1-63

 Awards 1951-1995 

28 1-33
Box

 Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. 1994-1995 

36
Box Folder

 Congregation Emanu-El 1982-1999 

26 1-8

 Donations 1989-1999 

9 1-25
Box

 Harvard University 1967-2000 

19-23

 Incoming 1945-2000 

1-3, 17-18
Box Folder

 Invitations 1959-1997 

32 1-20

 Museum of Television and Radio 1993-2000 

31 1-18

 National Institute of Health 1973-1993 

44 1-12
Box

 Outgoing 1954-1999 

2, 5-6
Box Folder

 Personalities 1957-1987 

64 1-14

 Programming Files 1986-1998 

40 1-21

 Pulled from Personal Library, Film & Video, or Recording Collection 1950-2000 

General Note

Content of the following folders was removed March 2007: 2, 3, 52, 53

57 1-56
Box

 Speeches & Interviews 1966-1994 

4, 7

 Temple Beth Israel 1978-1998 

24-25

 The White House 1945-1990 

27, 65

 United Cerebral Palsy 1971-2002 

16, 45-56
Box Folder

 Voting for Democracy 1983-1984 

29 1-20

 Ephemera 

Scope and Content

1919-1996, 40 in. and 2 cu. ft. Stationery and a variety of materials, A collection of business cards which relate to the Goldensons' life on Longboat Key, Florida that are arranged alphabetically. Leonard H. Goldenson’s business cards and ABC, Inc. and related subsidiary’s stationery. Personal stationery of Leonard H. & Isabelle W. Goldenson and that of Genise Goldenson. Stationery from the White House and the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY. Materials relating to the exhibition of Leonard H. Goldenson’s paintings. Annual reports and publications relating to the Daughters of Jacob in New York City as well as announcements, seating lists and invitations to their annual dinners and luncheons. Documentation concerning the appraisal, authenticity, purchase, and shipping of the Goldenson’s fine art collection. A collection of invitations, announcements, catalogues and guides from galleries and auction houses. Materials from the 1964 Democratic Convention. Laminated materials include Russek’s coat labels, note-cards, reports, various event programs and invitations, annual reports, histories and publications. Other materials include writings, a book list, post cards, companion books with personal gifts, Congressional Records, and duplicate copies of Leonard H. Goldenson’s descriptions of his paintings.

Box
5-6, 9-14

 Film and Video circa 1975-1999 

Scope and Content

Arranged by format. Collection of u-matic tape, 1/2” vhs tape, and 8mm film documenting events concerning Leonard H. Goldenson, his family, United Cerebral Palsy, ABC, Inc., Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and Harvard University. Leonard H. Goldenson speeches and interviews. Tapings of the University Satellite Programs funded by I&L Goldenson Foundation., inventory of Leonard H. Goldenson’s paintings. Personal interest videos. ABC and Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. pilots.

Box
1-7

 Fine and Graphic Art 1929-1975 

Scope and Content

Works include portraits of Leonard H. Goldenson, drawing by Isabelle W. Goldenson, unidentified primitive drawings, posters and prints and Leonard H. Goldenson’s sketchbook.

 Memorial Records 1999-2000 

Scope and Content

5 - 12.5” x 13” x 3” binders Arranged by subject. Memorial services guest books; obituary clippings; correspondences, notes of condolence; address and thank you lists. An invitation, memos, flyers, announcements from the ceremony, "Celebration of the Life of Leonard H. Goldenson." A memorial biography, remarks by Maxine Goldenson and color-copies from the ATAS memorial service.

Box
1-8

 Personal Library 1927-1998 

Scope and Content

50 cu. ft. & 19” of oversized materials. Unarranged. This collection reflects but is not limited to Leonard H. Goldenson’s interests in fine and decorative arts, the television industry, Judaism, religion, government, health and fitness history, and golf. Many of the volumes are autographed by their authors. Copies of Beating the Odds that were once a part of the collection have been released to Loreen Arbus, except for Isabelle W. Goldenson’s copy. There are several paper and hardback copies of Leonard H. Goldenson’s painting exhibition catalogue from the Palm Springs Desert Museum; dictionaries and thesauri; and a small collection of books belonging to Isabelle Goldenson.

Box
1-5

 Photographs circa 1904-2001 

Scope and Content

Arranged chronologically. Archival photos of the Lee Goldenson and Max Weinstein families and Leonard H. Goldenson and Isabelle Weinstein in their youth. Most of the images are Leonard H. Goldenson’s family photos. Family outings, trips, residences, holidays, parties and daily life are documented. A box of oversized photographs holds mainly archival family portraits. In addition to family photographs there are American Broadcast Corporation, Inc., Paramount Theatres, United Cerebral Palsy, World Figures and Celebrities, and Leonard H. Goldenson images. There is a box of water damaged photos, laminated photos, and unidentified photos. There are Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. copyrighted images. There are albums filled with slides and negatives capturing family and personal images. Damaged or deteriorating photo albums have been re-housed in their original order.

Box Folder

 Celebrities and World Figures 

1 1-41

 Leonard H. Goldenson 

2 1-66
Box

 ABC 

3-5

 United Cerebral Palsy 

6-7
Box Folder

 Paramount 1944-1948 

8 1-4

 Oversized 

26 1-7

 Damaged 

General note

contains glass

30 1-33
Box

 ABC, Inc. Copyright 

34, 40
Box Folder

 Additional Materials 

41 1-19

 Recordings circa 1970-1994 

Scope and Content

10 cu. ft. 2 cu. ft. 8 track cassettes, 2 cu. ft. audio-tape, and 6 cu. ft. of LP records. Arranged by format. Formats include LP record albums, 8 track cassettes, and audio cassette tapes. The 8 track cassette tape collection and the LP collection consist of music published by ABC Records, Inc.

There are audio-tape recordings of speeches, lectures and talks relating to ABC, Inc., United Cerebral Palsy, and the Goldensons’ travels to China and Israel. There are a few personal tapes. The personal audio-tape collection is now with Loreen Arbus.

Box
1-3, 6

 Scrapbooks circa 1954-1994 

Scope and Content

22 cu. ft. & 10 in. Arranged by subject. Scrapbooks that were deteriorating have been removed from their original bindings and the material has been placed in their original order in archival bindings and mounting pages. There are scrapbooks which document the awards received by Leonard H. Goldenson, ABC, Inc.’s 25th Anniversary, ABC, Inc.’s 1978 Board of Director’s meeting, World Management IT&T Corporation Dinner, the Olympic Games, the family of Leonard H. Goldenson, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, the paintings of Leonard H. Goldenson, the merger of ABC, Inc. and Capital Cities Communications, the National Conference of Christian and Jews, the Scottsdale Centennial celebration, One Hundred Year Association of New York, Inc., the Goldensons’ trip to South America, Leonard H. Goldenson’s biography, United Cerebral Palsy, presidential election coverage 1982-1983, the Goldensons’ 60 million dollar donation to Harvard Medical School and the dedication ceremony of the Isabelle & Leonard Goldenson Biomedical Research Building, visit to the Manned Space Center in Houston, Texas, Voting for Democracy Symposium, the 24th Annual Pennsylvania Broadcasting Reception & Dinner, White House engagement, and the AP-PT Board of Directors meeting.

Box
1-2, 4-17, 20-29
Object
38-39

 Subject Files 1945-1995 

Scope and Content

27.5 in. Arranged alphabetically. This collection covers a variety of topics. Personal and professional correspondences, paid bills, financial reports, event programs relating to awards received by Leonard H. Goldenson as well as Leonard H. Goldenson’s acceptance speeches, clippings, train schedules, brochures, medical records, lists, the Goldenson family tree, legal information, estate information, budgets, insurance information, itineraries, investment projections, telegrams, real estate contracts, property appraisals, travel receipts, gallery guides, biographies, histories, press releases, publications, invitations, annual reports, newsletters, transcripts, inventories, ads, pension and retirement information, bank statements, and proposals.

Box
6

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Series 3:  Business Records Part 2 1915-1994 

Scope and Content

This portion of Leonard H. Goldenson's business records is the fourth and final shipment received from Capital Cities / ABC's records storage facility. The material is varied in content and includes but is not limited to memoranda, correspondence, reports, speeches, policy statements, applications, photographs, publications, moving images, artifacts, vital records, and ephemera. The records are incomplete on several levels. Many appear to have been misplaced from their original record groups.

There are ABC annual reports, committee meetings and agendas, and program files. Correspondence materials document AB-PT's activities with Disneyland productions, involvement in the Harris Subcommittee Hearings and the Federal Communication Commission hearings. United Cerebral Palsy correspondences include correspondence from the various state chapters with carbon copies of Goldenson's correspondences. The bulk of this dates from 1960-1970. There are miscellaneous correspondence and those documenting the various awards received by Goldenson from 1954-1997.

A substantial amount of personal files concerning Leonard Goldenson, his wife, daughters, mother and family friend, Karen Hansen are apart of this collection. These records include but are not limited to correspondences, clippings, photographs, cards, telegrams, annual reports, financials and photocopies of vital records. These are files that address Loreen Goldenson's wedding to Norman Fox, the dedication ceremony for Genise Goldenson, nursing home care for Genise Goldenson and Karen Hansen, medical histories, estate planning, Harvard University, codicils to the last will and testament of Esther Goldenson, and selective service information relating to Leonard H. Goldenson.

The photography collection includes both personal and ABC related images. Many of Goldenson's paintings are included in this collection. The bulk of the material focuses on Goldenson's activities with ABC.

Arrangement

This portion is divided into Annual Reports (1950-1989); Artifacts (1960); Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. Records (1989-1995); Clippings (1951-1994); Correspondence / United Cerebral Palsy (1956-1992); Correspondence / Miscellaneous (1959-1993); Correspondence / Leonard H. Goldenson Remarks & Speeches (1967-1970); Correspondence / Awards (1984-1989); Correspondence / Legal (1936-1960); Correspondence with Photographs (ca. 1960-1980); Ephemera (1994-1999); Moving Images (ca. 1990); Personal Library; Personal Records (1941-1977); Photography (1915-1994); Program Files (1962-1981); Scrapbooks (1974); Unprocessed Financial Records (1981-1982)

 Correspondence 

Box

 United Cerebral Palsy 1956-1992 

1-6

 Miscellaneous 1959-1993 

7

 Remarks & Speeches 1967-1970 

8

 Awards 1957-1999 

9-11

 Legal 1936, 1951-1965 

12-21

 Photographs ca. 1960-1983 

22

 Photographs 1915-1994 

Box
1-3

 Program Files 1962-1966, 1971-1979 

Box
1-5

 Annual Reports 1950-1989 

Box
1

 Capital Cities / ABC Inc. 1989-1995 

Box
1-2

 Ephemera 1994 

Box
1

 Moving Images 1990 

Box
1

 Clippings 1951-1994 

Box
1

 Artifacts 1960 

Box
1

 Scrapbooks 1974 

Box
1

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