Philip Rapp was a well-known writer of various popular radio and television series including:

  • The Bickersons
  • Baby Snooks
  • Hiram Holiday

He wrote for comedians such as Ben Blue, Don Ameche, Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, Joe E. Brown, and Frank Morgan. This collection includes scripts, gag files, story ideas, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous other materials.

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