Collection: Scrapbook Collection
Call No.: MG-434, Box 026
Title: “Aunt Min sez” radio scripts, 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.
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Conditions Governing Reproductions: May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Source of Acquisition: Gift of John W. W. Loose, 11 March 2008.
Subjects: Wisler, Marian Root.
WGAL (Radio station : Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
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.