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Russell, Ted and Dora
TitleRussell, Ted and Dora
Scope and Content of FondsThe Ted Dora Russell Collection consists literary papers two writers who are very distinct style, yet very related form. Both wrote extensively mass media, Ted mainly radio, Dora mainly newspapers, each tended cross over other's domain time to time. Both were limited by outside constraints. Ted by six minutes available to him on CBC radio, Dora number of column inches available Evening Telegraph each was able to use these restrictions advantageously to produce short, concise literary creations which can stand on their own or easily become part of writer's much larger corpus. Ted Russell is primarily known creator Chronicles Uncle Mose, a six minute CBC radio program which ran Newfoundland 1953 to 1961. author of eight radio plays number short stories newspaper articles. This collection contains copies of 350 of 'Uncle Mose' scripts (some handwritten), handwritten typed drafts copies eight plays, copies other articles mainly reprint form. accompanied number scrapbooks Russell compiled political career, his literary career, his university career. There are also a number of photographs, awards citations, correspondence between Russell's daughter, Elizabeth Miller, various people who helped her researching material for her biography of her father. Dora Russell first women's editor of St. John's newspaper, Evening Telegram. regular reporter proceedings National Convention during 1946 1947, addition her regular responsibilities Women's Editor. This collection contains copies columns "Woman of Week", "The Woman's Angle", "Day by Day", "Spec-tatler", well scrapbooks containing her coverage of National Convention. short stories radio plays. joint collection rare opportunity researchers study career husband wife who pursued similar interests while maintaining their creative independence literary styles. collection also includes two audio tapes, one an interview which Elizabeth Miller conducted J.R. Smallwood father's political career, other a reading of play "To God... Who Gave It". Both have been deposited Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore Language Archive.
Extent of Fonds64 cm of textual material
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1997
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections
CONTENTdm file name575.xml
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