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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Personal papers, 1914-1964

Series 2: Advertising client files, 1931-1963

Series 3: Manuscripts, 1944-1964

Southern Methodist University

Glenn G. Addington papers

A Guide



Collection Summary

Collector: Addington, Glenn G.
Title: Glenn G. Addington papers
Dates: 1914-1964
Abstract: Glenn G. Addington was a Dallas advertising executive who wrote radio, film, and television scripts for Texas clients. His papers mostly contain his scripts and unpublished manuscripts, with some photographs, correspondence, and personal papers.
Identification: MSS 0132; A1981.0273
Quantity: 4 boxes (4 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Glenn Goodwin Addington was a native Dallasite and advertising writer for almost four decades. He was vice-president of Tracy-Locke-Dawson in 1931, when he became paralyzed after a fall from a cliff while on a family vacation. Over the next three decades Addington worked from his bedside for various clients, and even featured himself in mail order materials for Reserve Life Insurance Company. In addition to writing radio scripts for popular programs such as the “Light Crust Doughboys” and “Riding With the Texas Rangers,” he also wrote a book of western folk tales titled Yoakum Yarns published by the leather goods firm Tex Tan. Shortly before Addington died he finished an unpublished manuscript about church fundraising based on his early life.

Addington married Jayne Fontaine, and they had one son, Glenn D. Addington. Glenn Goodwin Addington died in Dallas, Texas at the age of 67 in 1964.

Sources:

“Glen Addington Near Death After Fall in Oklahoma,” Dallas Morning News, July 17, 1931. Readex: America's Historical Newspapers.

“Glenn G. Addington, 67, Retired Executive, Dies,” Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1964. Readex: America's Historical Newspapers.

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Scope and Contents Note

The first box in the collection contains correspondence about Addington’s accident, as well as his letters to literary agents about his unpublished manuscripts. Other items in the first series include Dallas High School alumni reunion materials, ephemera, and photographs.

Client files in series 2 form the bulk of this collection, and include correspondence; scripts for radio, television, and short films; and source materials from the clients. Notable clients include Light Crust Doughboys, Dr. Pepper, Kellogg Company, and Frito Company. The last series includes drafts of Addington’s unpublished book “Bringing in the Sheaves,” a short story submitted to Southwest Review, poetry, and short stories.

Books removed from this collection can be found by searching the online catalog with the search string "Part of the Glenn G. Addington collection."

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 3 series:
Series 1: Personal papers, 1914-1964
Series 2: Advertising client files, 1931-1963
Series 3: Manuscripts, 1944-1964

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Material Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which DeGolyer Library assumes no responsibility.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Subjects (Persons)
Addington, Glenn G.
Subjects (Organizations)
Tracy-Locke Company, Inc.
Subjects (Places)
Dallas, Tex.
Subjects
Advertising copy.
Radio advertising.
Variety shows (Radio programs) -- Texas.
Radio scripts.
People with disabilities -- Texas -- Dallas.
Occupations
Authors, American -- Texas -– Dallas.
Titles
Light Crust Doughboys (Radio program)
Riding with the Texas Rangers (Radio program)
Document Types
Correspondence.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.

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Related Material

Southwest Review records, MSS 65

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenn G. Addington papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Acquisition Information

Gift, Mrs. Jayne Fontaine Addington, 1981.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused in acid free folders, and some items were removed from their frames. Several books were removed from the collection, cataloged, and shelved in DeGolyer Library. These books can be found by searching the online catalog with the search string "Part of the Glenn G. Addington collection."

Cynthia Franco processed the collection, wrote and encoded the finding aid in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal papers, 1914-1964
1 box

This series includes correspondence, photographs, and ephemera. Also included is a small rubber figurine of Rawhide Tanner from the Yoakum Yarns book published by Tex Tan.
Box Folder
1 1-2 Correspondence, 1930-1939
3 Correspondence with literary agents, 1963
4 Dallas High School yearbook, 1914
5 Dallas High School reunions, 1939 and 1964
6 Clippings about Glenn G. Addington, 1919-1953
7 Boy Scouts of America membership cards, 1926-1933
8 Conoco Song by Walter Goodell [manuscript sheet music]
9 Recipes
10 Texas Centennial photographs and official scrapbook [empty]
11 Ephemera
12 Glenn G. Addington photographs
13 Oversize photograph of bachelor dinner at Joseph’s Café, 1923; photograph signed by Johnny Puleo; and Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition certificate, 1937
14 TV Today: The Step-by-Step Production Handbook of Television at Work by Harry Wayne McMahan pre-publication proof, 1955
Rubber figurine of Rawhide Tanner
Poster of the Tracey-Locke-Dawson Inc. staff

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Series 2: Advertising client files, 1931-1963
4 boxes

This series includes client files, drafts, radio and short film scripts for various companies. Highlights include radio scripts for the 1930s show “Riding With the Texas Rangers,” and the Light Crust Doughboys radio show from the early 1950s.
Box Folder
2 1 Aberdeen Angus Cattle Breeders short film script, 1946
2 Adleta Company, 1953-1956
Box Item
1 Admiration Coffee – rolled advertising proofs
Box Folder
2 3 Ben Forrester, 1958
4-8 Borden Company, 1939-1961
9-10 Burrus Mills, 1947-1958
11-12 Champlin Refining Company, 1956-1963
13 Dallas Power and Light, 1954
14 Dr. Pepper – Darts For Dough, 1947
15 Dr. Pepper – short film scripts, 1939-1940
16 First National Bank in Dallas, 1960
17-18 Frito Company, 1931-1962
19 Frito Company – WFAA weather scripts, 1961-1961
20 Gebhardt Chili Powder recipes, 1934-1935
21-22 Gebhardt Chili Powder, 1934-1937
23 Grapette, 1941-1942
24 Haggar Company, 1951-1953
25 Hereford Saddles, 1946
26 Holsum Bread, 1961
27 Imperial Sugar, 1948-1959
28-29 Imperial Sugar - commercials, 1950-1951
30 Imperial Sugar - materials [publications], 1950s
Box Folder
3 1 Kellogg Company - Arabian Nights Adventures, 1936
2 Kellogg Company – speculative file, 1939 [radio program Bob Star Texas Ranger]
3 Kellogg Company – drafts and correspondence, 1934-1947
4 Kellogg Company – unused scripts and program list 1-431, 1935-1938
5-13 Kellogg Company – material for episodes, 1-431
14-21 Kellogg Company – Riding With the Texas Rangers episodes 1-78
22 Kellogg Company – Riding With the Texas Rangers episodes 117, 120, 125, 132, 134-135
23 Kellogg Company – Riding With the Texas Rangers episodes 333-334, 343, 400, 418
24 Kellogg Company – clippings
25 Light Crust Flour – correspondence and scripts, 1947-1954
26 Light Crust Doughboys – photograph, correspondence and scripts, 1950-1952
27-28 Light Crust Doughboys – poems by Glenn G. Addington and letter to Bob Preis, 1951-1954
29 Light Crust Doughboys – scripts, 1952
Box Folder
4 1-3 Light Crust Doughboys – scripts, 1953-1954
4 Lone Star Beer, 1940
5 Missouri Kansas and Texas Railway sample radio scripts
6 Mrs. Baird’s Bread – KPRC-TV, 1951
7 Mrs. Baird’s Bread – WBAP-TV, 1950-1951
8 Mrs. Baird’s Bread – scripts, 1961-1962
9 Mrs. Baird’s Bread – advertising clippings, 1955
10 National Ventilated Awning, 1949
11 Pearl Brewing Company, 1961
12 Regal Beer, 1954-1955
13 Reserve Life Insurance Company, 1951-1955
14 Resistol, 1944-1945
15 Sanger Brothers – Texas history dramatization for KRLD
16 Southern Union Gas Company, 1961-1962
17-18 Standard Fruit and Steamship Company – Cabana Bananas, 1960-1961
19 Texas and Pacific Railway, 1951-1954
20 Texas Centennial - sample radio script
21 Texas Electric Service, 1941
22 Yoakum Yarns – correspondence and drafts, 1944-1947
23 Tex Tan of Yoakum advertising materials
24 Yoakum Yarns book cover illustration proof
25 Miscellaneous radio scripts

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Series 3: Manuscripts, 1944-1964
1 box

This final series includes an unpublished autobiographical manuscript about church fundraising in Dallas, stories for Southwest Review, and various other manuscripts.
Box Folder
4 26 Bringing in the Sheaves – manuscript sent to literary agent Daniel S. Mead
27 Bringing in the Sheaves – manuscript changed for MacMillan, 1964
28 Bringing in the Sheaves – manuscript
29 Bringing in the Sheaves – correspondence, 1963-1964
30 Yarns – manuscripts for unpublished collection titled Veracity Suggs Tells a Few; unused Yoakum Yarns and stories for proposed book; correspondence, 1962
31 Manuscripts sent to publishers
32 “Homespun Tale of Two Cities” (Will Rogers Black-Out)
33 Lorry Jacobs state politics skit
34 Second draft of “The French Harp” for Southwest Review, 1944 August 25
35 Candid Couplets used for Imperial Sugar Radio

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