secthead Resources

Aunt Min sez radio scripts, ca.1941

Collection: Scrapbook Collection

Call No.:  MG-434, Box 026

Title:    “Aunt Min sez” radio scripts, ca.1941

Dates:  ca.1941

Extent:  1 volume

Creator:  Wisler, Marian Root.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Description:   More than fifty scripts for the WGAL radio show, “Aunt Min Sez,” were saved in this scrapbook. Aunt Min, the homespun character, shared anecdotes about holidays, the weather, church, dieting, learning to ride a bicycle, Atlantic City, a bat in the house, house cleaning, and various other subjects. Her stories combined humor with down-to-earth philosophy about life and provided entertainment for readers and listeners.

Mrs. Marian Root Wisler, of Columbia, Pennsylvania began publishing “Aunt Min Sez” as a newspaper column in November 1938. The fifteen minute radio scripts were written and read by Mrs. Wisler, who was sometimes joined by Mrs. Wilbur Laird portraying “Jen.” The show aired Thursday mornings at 10am on WGAL radio and the scripts were published in The Columbia Broadcaster.

Conditions for Access:  Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Gift of John W. W. Loose, 11 March 2008.

Subjects:  Wisler, Marian Root.

WGAL (Radio station : Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Radio scripts.

Radio programs.

Scrapbooks.

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Administrative/Biographical History:  Marian Root Wisler was married to John Jay Wisler, Sr. who was a 4th cousin of John W. W. Loose. Mrs. Wisler was the publisher of The Columbia Broadcaster.

Note:  Mrs. Wisler used a Stark Bros. catalog for the scrapbook: Stark Bros. 1941 Xmas Ribbons. Stark Bros. Ribbon Corp., 352 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY. The catalog was produced for F. W. Woolworth Co. The newspaper clippings are pasted over the catalog pages.

Cataloged by:  HST, March 2008.

 

Our Blogs

The History Bucket

bloghistbucket

Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of LancasterHistory.org we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

[Read My Blog]

Historically Speaking

speaking

The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at LancasterHistory.org never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

[Read Our Blog]

Marianne's PhotoBlog

photblogheading

Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

[Read My Blog]

Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

[Read My Blog]



Facebook Slider
Facebook Slider
Facebook Slider