Brice P. Disque, Jr. papers, 1923-1954  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Disque, Brice, 1904-1960
Brice P. Disque, Jr. papers
1923-1954 (inclusive)
15.0 linear feet, (10 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 291
Brice P. Disque, Jr. was a writer and editor who had a prolific and successful career as a radio script writer. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence and over 300 radio scripts.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Brice P. Disque, Jr. (1904-1960) was the son of General Brice P. Disque. Disque, Jr. graduated from Dartmouth in 1925 and worked in the newspaper and magazine filed as a writer and editor. In 1927 he became an account man for various banks and trust companies. In 1936 he began to write and edit radio scripts. He is probably best known for his work on the "Gang Buster" series. He also worked with "March of Time", "Radio News Week" and "King Features Presents".

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of personal correspondence, manuscripts, and over 300 radio scripts from 1925-1942. The 1967 Addenda and 1971 Addenda both contain manuscripts and radio scripts.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brice P. Disque, Jr. papers, Ax 291, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Editors--United States
  • Radio authorship--United States
  • Radio writers--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Disque, Brice, 1904-1960
  • Disque, Brice, 1904-1960--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Radio scripts