One Man's Family radio program collection
Scope and Content
This collection contains published material from Standards Brands Incorporated about the radio program
One Man's Family. There is a large folded pamphlet titled "One Man's Family" History: In Words and Pictures; a booklet, I Believe in America, which presents "the family's" thoughts on the United States during the early 1940s through poems, quotes, and a discussion in the form of a script; and A Barbour Family Scrap Book which contains photos of the "family members," fictional newspaper clippings, and a family tree.
- Standard Brands Incorporated (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
One Man's Familywas a radio program that aired from 1932 to 1959, making it the longest running serial in American radio history. The program, set in Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California, followed the fictional lives of the Barbour family, including the grandparents, five adult children, their spouses, and eleven grandchildren. The show focused on the dynamics of the family with drama between different generations and major plotlines centered on marriage, death, and wartime issues. Carlton Morse (1901-1993), the creator of the show, was a journalist who wrote for many west coast newspapers, including the Sacramento Union and The Seattle Times. He began his career in radio in 1928 as a script writer. Standard Brands Incorporated sponsored the show. In 1929, the Fleischmann Company, the Royal Baking Powder Company, and Chase and Sanborn merged to form Standard Brands Incorporated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- One Man's Family radio program collection
- Louanne Heintz
- October 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.