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Cavalcade of America, 1953-1954

Accession: 1995-300Identifier: 1995-300-VI.


  • Creation: 1953-1954

Scope and Contents

Cavalcade of America television show was an anthology drama which aired on NBC from 1952 to 1953 and ABC from 1953 to 1957. The show was adapted from a radio show of the same name sponsored by the DuPont Company. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events, focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. The stories were presented as uplifting and emphasized human achievements, progress, and technological innovations.

The episodes aired every other week for the first season and weekly for the following seasons. There were 133 episodes which aired over five seasons. The show changed its name to the DuPont Cavalcade Theater in 1955, and in it's final year was known as DuPont Theater. The show was replaced by The DuPont Show of the Month.

This series contains one episode, “The Skipper’s Lady” and four reels of commercials which aired during the show.


From the Collection: 70 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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