Red Skelton was a well-known comedian of radio, television, and motion pictures. This collection includes over 600 transcription discs from his popular radio series that aired from 1940 to 1952. The collection also includes the David Rose Collection of recordings of original music for the Skelton radio shows and some additional programs.

A finding guide to the collection is in preparation.

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.

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