PCL MS 093 Leo S. Rosencrans Collection
|Title||PCL MS 093 Leo S. Rosencrans Collection|
|Creator||Rosencrans, Leo S.|
The Leo S. Rosencrans Collection consists of approximately 18 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Leo S. Rosencrans in 1976. This collection is largely unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the BPCL reference email. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.
|Biographical Sketch||Leo S. Rosencrans (1896-1989) was a native of Findlay, Ohio. After receiving his degree from Findlay College in 1916, he spent several years as a Redpath Chautauqua performer and radio writer before turning to screenplays. Mr. Rosencrans wrote primarily industrial and trade films, winning five Oscars in the 16mm field for his work. One of his films, Unfinished Rainbows, featured a young Alan Ladd and dramatized the story of the history of aluminum.|
|Scope and Content||The collection includes manuscripts and radio and film screenplays from across Leo S. Rosencrans' long and prolific career. The screenplays vary wildly in subject and are primarily non-fictional or documentary. The items were primarily written on spec for specific companies or events. Researchers interested in industrial history, popular culture, corporate history, or mid-20th century US history will find a wealth of material here.|
|Inventory||An inventory of the collection was complete in 1998. However, due to issues with obsolete software, it was rendered improperly when converted. Below is our best reconstruction of that inventory, which may contain inconsistencies.|