The Irving Vendig collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and photographs.
Manuscripts include scripts of radio serials created by Vendig, including: David Adams – Son of the Sea (1936), Helpmate (1943 to 1944), Judy and Jane (1936 to 1955), Houseboat Hannah (1936 to1955), The O’Neills (1943), and Perry Mason (1946 to 1955). Also present are television scripts for Vendig’s series Edge of the Night (1956 to 1965), Hidden Faces (1968 to 1969), Search for Tomorrow (1951 to 1956), and Three Steps to Heaven (1953 to 1954), among others.
Correspondence includes business letters with agents, attorneys and producers, dating from 1941 to 1968. Notable correspondents include Walter Craig, Martin Goodman, Harry Hoff, and MacKinlay Kantor. Personal correspondence includes letters to friends from 1936 to 1971. Fan mail includes letters from 1952 to 1969, regarding Vendig’s radio and TV series.
Printed material consists of publicity for television and radio shows written by Vendig; and newspaper clippings about crime, trials, and investigations used by Vendig for research material.
Photographs include black and white images of various actors, including Diana Douglas, Mark Roberts, Pat Willis, and Chuck Grant, among others.