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Captain Kangaroo scripts and ephemera

Captain Kangaroo scripts and ephemera

Descriptive Summary

Title: Captain Kangaroo scripts and ephemera
Creator: Keeshan, Robert
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1981
Language: English
Extent: 28 volume(s) 28 volumes and 3 boxes
Collection Number: ms3907
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Captain Kangaroo, CBS's award-winning series for children, began in 1955. The hour-long program aimed at a pre-school audience ran every weekday morning as well as on Saturdays and successfully combined education and entertainment.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of bound typescripts that include sketch dialogue, light and sound cues, props and costumes, and notations on timing, some handwritten. This set is incomplete and includes scripts from episodes 96-199, 300-600, 5301-6450, and 7116-7325. The 1956-1958 scripts were personally owned by Bob Keeshan. Also included are a first draft script for the 25th anniversary episode dated March 2, 1981, program abstracts from 1968-1969, 1958 press kit, and transparencies and negatives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Captain Kangaroo scripts, ms3907, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Captain Kangaroo (Television program)
Television scripts.
Typescripts.

Related Collections in this Repository

Scripts available in other repositiories: Captain Kangaroo scripts, 1959-1964, New York Public Library


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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28Captain Kangaroo scripts (#96-199), 1956 February 13-July 5
 
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1Captain Kangaroo scripts (#300-399), 1956 November 23-1957 April 11
 
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2Captain Kangaroo scripts (#400-499), 1957 April 12-August 29
 
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3Captain Kangaroo scripts (#500-599), 1957 August 30-1958 January 16
 
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4Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5301-5350), 1973 December 24-1974 March 1
 
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5Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5351-5375), 1974 March 4-April 5
 
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6Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5376-5400), 1974 April 8-May 10
 
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7Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5401-5425), 1974 May 13-June 14
 
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8Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5426-5450), 1974 June 17-July 19
 
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9Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5451-5475), 1974 July 22-August 23
 
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10Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5451-5475), 1974 July 22-August 23
 
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11Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5476-5525), 1974 August 26-November 1
 
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12Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5526-5575), 1974 November 4-1975 January 10
 
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13Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5576-5625), 1975 January 13-March 21
 
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14Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5626-5675), 1975 March 24-May 30
 
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15Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5676-5700), 1975 June2-July 4
 
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16Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5701-5725), 1975 July 7-August 8
 
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17Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5726-5750), 1975 August 11-September 12
 
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18Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5751-5775), 1975 September 15-October 17
 
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19Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5776-5800), 1975 October 20-November 21
 
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20Captain Kangaroo scripts (#5801-5825), 1975 November 24-December 26
 
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21Captain Kangaroo scripts (#6076-6100), 1976 December 13-1977 January 14
 
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22Captain Kangaroo scripts (#6351-6375), 1978 Janaury 2-February 3
 
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25Captain Kangaroo scripts (#6376-6450), 1978 February 6-May 19
 
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26Captain Kangaroo scripts (#7116-7325), 1980 December 8-1981 September 25
 
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2725th Anniversary Special script - first draft, 1981 March 2
 
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1Captain Kangaroo scripts (#770819-771021)
 
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2Music Scores
 
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31Program abstracts, 1968-1969
 
35Program materials and ideas
 
32Press kit, 1958
 
33Transparencies from the 15th anniversary Captain with anniversary cake, Mr. Green Jeans, Dennis and Dancing Bear, 1970
 
34Negatives Captain with Phylis Diller, Minne Pearl, and Lucie Arnaz, 1970
 
36Photograph of Dancing Bear, Mister Moose, Mister Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit, and Captain Kangaroo
 
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1Captain Kangaroo film slate