Osborn Duke | University of North Texas Special Collections

Name: Osborn Duke

Historical Note:

Writer, musician, professor, state official. DUke began his college career at UNT before an overseas deployment in WWII. He is best known for his novel Sideman, but also wrote film scripts for General Dynamics, including the obscure promotional film for the B-28 bomber, Champion of Champions, starring Jimmy Stewart.

The collection consists of Duke’s writings, materials related to his teaching career, diaries and several photo albums from the Second World War, and materials related to CoC and other films, including a film reel and script signed by Stewart.

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