Scope and Contents
The Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson papers contains manuscripts for plays, screenplays, teleplays, and short stories. Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert Eunson’s husband, coauthored the plays, screenplays, and teleplays, which include: And be my Love for Ironside, The Cello for The Human Comedy, The Empty Room, Gidget Goes to Rome, The Gilded Orphan, Homecoming for Father of the Bride, Iron Butterfly, Loco, Me and Benjy, Stand-in for Murder, and Under the Southern Cross. The collection also contains three short stories authored solely by Katherine Albert Eunson: "Follow, Follow, Little Swallow," "The Lucky Man," and "There’s Nothing To It."
- circa 1940s-1960s
- Albert, Katherine (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Katherine Albert (1902-1970) and Dale Eunson (1904-2002) were authors, playwrights, and screenwriters who collaborated as husband and wife on several works until Albert’s death in 1970. The couple authored Broadway plays, including Loco, scripts for films such as On the Loose (starring their daughter, Joan Evans), Sabre Jet (starring Robert Stack), and The Star (starring Bette Davis), as well some television scripts for Leave It to Beaver and Little House on the Prarie, among others. Albert and Eunson married in 1931, having their only child, Joan Evans, in 1934.
Source: Oliver, Myrna. "Dale Eunson, 97; Prolific Writer of Stories, Scripts Focused on Frontier." Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), March 1, 2002. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-mar-01-me-eunson1-story.html.
0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Katherine Albert (1902-1970) and Dale Eunson (1904-2002) were authors, playwrights, and screenwriters who collaborated as husband and wife on several works until Albert’s death in 1970. The Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson papers contains manuscripts for plays, screenplays, teleplays, and short stories.
Material in the Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson papers is arranged alphabetically by title of work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dale Eunson, circa 1970s.
The published book is available in the Knight Library general collection: Eunson, Katherine Albert. Rememember Valerie March. London: Cassell & Co., 1940.
Collection intitally processed in 1974 by processing staff. Revisions completed by Liliya Benz, 2019.
- Guide to the Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team. Revised by Liliya Benz.
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