Harold Swanton was an old-time radio personality. The Harold Swanton Collection of the American Radio Archives consists of 1 linear foot of scripts and related material for radio programs on which Swanton worked between 1945 and 1952. Programs represented in this collection include The Adventures of Sam Spade, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Fat Man, and Hollywood Star Playhouse, among others. This collection was donated to the library by Scott Swanton in 2001 and was processed by Brad Bauer in the same year

A finding guide to the collection is here.

This collection is currently inaccessible during the transition of the American Radio Archives from the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation to UCSB’s Special Research Collections. Please monitor this page for updates.

For more information on the collection or assistance in using the materials, please contact Special Collections staff at special@library.ucsb.edu.