54.92 cubic ft. (55 boxes).
Phonograph records 33 1/3 rpm.
Collection contains the personal and business correspondence, subject files (which contain correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, notes, and printed materials), and legal files of all three members of the Tunberg and Alexander Family. Collection also contains original and mimeographed radio scripts, movie screenplays, and television scripts written by William Tunberg (including those for "This is the Story", "Old Yeller", and "Savage Sam"), "Western Horizons" radio scripts co-written by William Tunberg and Karl Alexander, novel manuscripts (originals and copies) by Karl Alexander (including those for "Time After Time" and "Papa and Fidel"), and play manuscripts (originals and copies) written by Jacqueline Tunberg (including "Accused in Galilee" and "Catalog"). Collection also holds unpublished manuscripts written by all three members of the Tunberg and Alexander Family. Phonograph records of U.S. Armed Forces Radio Service radio shows written by William Tunberg (including "This is the Story"), audio casette tapes of Shakespeare plays, miscellaneous clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials are in this collection as well.
William Tunberg (1905-1988) was a screenwriter, radio writer, and television writer during the twentieth century. Educated at the University of Southern California, Tunberg started his motion picture career as a film cutter for MGM Studios. He later became a screenwriter and wrote screenplays for a number of movies between the 1940s and 1960s, including "Old Yeller" (1957) and "Savage Sam" (1963). Tunberg started working in radio for the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Service (later renamed U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) during the early 1950s and wrote scripts for several radio shows during the 1950s and 1960s, including "This is the Story" and "Western Horizons" (co-written with his son Karl Alexander). Tunberg also worked in television between the 1950s and 1980s and earned writing credits on several television shows, including "The Monroes" (1967). He also wrote screenplays for the television movies "Savage Sam" (1966) and "Old Yeller" (1980).
Jacqueline Tunberg (1915-1991), the wife of William Tunberg, was a playwright and English professor during the twentieth century. She taught English at San Diego State University and was the author of several plays, including "Accused in Galilee" and "Catalog."..
Karl Alexander (born Karl Alexander Tunberg, 1944), the son of William and Jacqueline Tunberg, was a novelist, radio writer, playwright, and screenwriter during the second half of the twentieth century. Educated at Brown University, San Francisco State University, and the University of Iowa, Alexander co-wrote scripts with his father William Tunberg for the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service radio show "Western Horizons" during the early 1960s. He later wrote several novels during the 1970s and 1980s, including "Time After Time" (1979), "A Private Investigation" (1980), and "Papa and Fidel" (1989). Alexander's novel "Time After Time" was made into a play in 1983 and into a movie in 1987. His novel "A Private Investigation" was made into the television movie "Missing Pieces" in 1983. Alexander later worked as a gaffer and electrician in the motion picture industry.
Donor retains literary rights and copyrights.
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