The collection consists of correspondence dealing with the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions; personal papers, mainly promotional documents, and biographical and/or pedagogical writings; newspaper and magazine clippings; annotated scores, programs, photos, scrapbooks and recordings. Recordings include opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera which include Mario Chamlee, also his performance and rehearsal broadcasts on KFAC, and numerous transcription discs from his appearances on the Tony & Gus show in 1935 on WJZ.
Notated music, Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Pressed 78rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Photographic print, Text document, and Microfilm
The KSFO Collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983. KSFO was known for their news and sports coverage, as well as the voice talents of such personalities as Don Sherwood, Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, and Al "Jazzbo" Collins. The majority of this collection involves station marketing, promotions, and fundraisers, although there are airchecks and other broadcast recordings. Production library material includes jingles, themes, music beds, promotional spots, and advertising. Physical media in the KSFO collection is primarily audio on tape (around 650 objects), with some video (largely U-Matic cassettes), 16mm film (four reels), photographs, slides, and ephemera (eight scrapbooks of printed matter).
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, U-matic (including U-matic S), Photographic print, and Text document
Audiovisual material and ephemera from the KSFO San Francisco radio station, made between 1956 and1983. Content includes famous radio personalities, station marketing, promotions, fundraisers, also jingles, themes, music beds, promotional spots, and advertising.
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Photographic print, Photographic negative, and Text document
KTAO-FM was a free-form radio station in Los Gatos, California, that existed from March, 1969, through June, 1974, and operated at 95.3 FM. The KTAO Aircheck Archives comprise audio collages with instruments played in the studio to be used as taped effects; a "jam" session recorded July 29, 1971; and an interview with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans interviewed in Los Gatos by Geoff Alexander and Don Campau, June 9, 1971, at a residence in Los Gatos, California. In addition, the collection includes images of KTAO operators and musicians in 1974; photographs of the 40th anniversary reunion; original Los Gatos business license (1974); several images of counter-culture posters; letter from Gary R. Dahl to Roger Mann.
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Digital audio file (including MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.), Photographic print, and Text document