Secondari, John H. (1919-1975) and Helen Jean (1928-1998)
Scope:
The John and Helen Jean Rogers Secondari collection consists of papers mainly from the files of John H. Secondari Producers Ltd. Mostly the collection consists of subject files regarding various documentaries and programs both produced and unproduced.  Also present in the collection are correspondence, professional material, photographs, printed material, video tapes and other material.

The bulk of the Secondari collection relates to the programs created by the Secondari producers. This material consists of scripts and manuscript documents, proposals, reports, general business files, memos, shot lists, budgets, call sheets, resumes and cast lists, photographs, videos, music, professional documents, correspondences, research materials, and printed material related to the production of each specific documentary. The material is extensive for Saga of a Western Man and the series From Sea to Shining Sea among many others; this material dates from 1960 to 1988. The collection includes television documentary series, television specials, educational, corporate and government series, unproduced series and programs, and radio transcripts.  The collection also contains a manuscript of Temptations of a King, one of John Secondari’s novels.

Correspondence in the collection includes both personal and professional letters.  Business correspondence (1966-1980) consists mostly of outgoing carbon copies and business memos. Notable correspondents include Curtis Brown, Pedro De Mares, Bill Gerrity, James Hagerty, Jaygie Secondari, Paul Wilson, Thomas Wolf and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Printed material includes research material, shooting schedules, shot lists, transcripts, office memos, publicity material, and other items. Also included are journals concerning television productions (1963) as well as submission files, program ideas, and other research material.

Professional material in the collection are comprised of several legal documents, financial material, and other miscellaneous items including address books, calendars, and resumes.

Video recordings in the collection consist mostly of videotapes of Secondari Production’s programs, as well as actor reels, personal video, as well as other unmarked cassettes.  There are numerous items in various formats.

Photographs in the collection date from 1950 to 1980. These include several negatives and black and white photos of John and Helen Jean Secondari with their family, photographs taken at several award ceremonies, publicity stills, and production photos.

Personal memorabilia includes several awards and related correspondence, invitation files, childrens' scrapbooks, and a few degrees and certificates.
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Notable Figures
1. Secondari, Helen Jean Rogers
2. Secondari, John H. (John Hermes), 1919-1975
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Drama, Film, and Television Subject Guide
2. Military History Subject Guide
3. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
4. Television Subject Guide
5. Helen Deutsch Research Section
6. Television producers and directors -- United States
7. Women television producers and directors – United States
8. Videotapes
9. Documentary films