A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
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Naylor, Don (Donald Covey),
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Don Naylor (1910-1991)
was production manager of radio station WGST in Atlanta, Georgia,1936-1950, and
program director at WAGA Radio and later television in Atlanta, 1950-1959. His
papers include scrapbooks he compiled about his career, and scripts for radio
programs he wrote and produced. Most of the scripts were written during
Naylor’s years with WGST Radio; a few were written for KTAT and KFJZ in
Fort Worth, Texas. Listener corrrespondence and background materials are filed
with many of the scripts.
Scope and Content of the Papers
Mr. Naylor's papers include scrapbooks relating to his life and
career, and scripts for radio programs that he wrote, produced and performed in
from 1934 through 1950. Most of the scripts were written during his tenure at
WGST, although some of them (dating from 1934 and 1935) were written for use on
KTAT and KFJZ in Fort Worth, Texas. Many of the Folders of scripts also include
listener correspondence relating to the programs, and some contain background
material that Mr. Naylor used when creating the shows.
The Folder inventory of the collection begins with three scrapbooks
compiled by Mr. Naylor that document his career and life in Atlanta during his
years at WGST, WAGA and WAGA-TV. The first scrapbook was created by Mr. Naylor
specifically for the archives at Georgia State University, and documents his
years at WGST (1936-1950). The Folders immediately following the first
scrapbook contain copies of materials from another scrapbook (also covering the
years 1936-1950), which was compiled by Mr. Naylor for his own use. Materials
in the second scrapbook that duplicated materials in the first scrapbook were
not copied for inclusion in the collection a second time. The third scrapbook
is entitled "Memories of My WAGA/WAGA-TV years, 1950-59. Plus 'My BDA Debacle'
in the Spring and Summer of '59 and My Difficult Free-lance efforts that Fall,
Including Being a Stock Salesman for 'The Black Sheep Club' and Manager of a
Radio/TV Representative in Early 1960."
The Folders following the scrapbooks contain scripts for radio
programs, along with accompanying correspondence and background material, filed
in alphabetical order by name of program. The information on the Folder
inventory includes the name of the program and the dates of the scripts and
other materials contained within the Folder. When the program was sponsored by
a particular company or product, and the sponsoring company was known to the
archivist, the sponsor's name appears in parentheses after the program title
Materials relating to Wee Willie, Madame Bottlestopper, and Uncle
Cyrus, three characters that Mr. Naylor created and performed himself and often
included in his programs, are filed under their respective names. Researchers
should bear in mind that although most of the material relating to each of
these characters is filed by the character's name, additional material may be
found with scripts filed elsewhere in the collection.
Biography of Don Naylor
Don Naylor was production manager of radio station WGST in Atlanta,
Georgia from 1936 until 1950. He became program director at WAGA Radio in 1950,
and was program director of WAGA radio and television from 1951 through 1959.
From 1960 through 1986 he wrote and produced radio and television advertising
for Coca-Cola products with the McCann-Erickson advertising agency.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Naylor, Don (Donald
WGST (Radio station :
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original.
[item], [folder title], Don Naylor Papers, M103, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Don Naylor, September 29, 1989.
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton, March 14, 1991; revised September
Related materials in this repository: WSB
Collection, M004, Popular Music Collection