The WSOU records include sound recordings of past radio broadcasts and some documentation of station activities. Sound recordings include some Italian programs, symphonic music, promotional spots, sports play-by-play broadcasts, and coverage of elections in Newark, among others. Other materials include a letter from John L. Sullivan of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to Frank McKenna on Relic Rock Review. Materials are on recorded sound discs (record albums on vinyl) and reel-to-reel audiotapes.
Cylinder and Reel-to-reel
Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center
"Many of these reel to reels and the 78s are segments, not actual broadcast recordings of lectures and recorded events. I have recordings of the events/interviews and stock background music but not the production pieces as they were aired from what I can discern."
Sounds and Other
Disc (Commercial, Homemade, Transcription) and Reel-to-reel
The WFCR Collection contains nearly 4,500 reel to reel recordings of locally-produced radio programs, reflecting over fifty years of the cultural and intellectual life of western Massachusetts. Drawing upon the talents of the faculty and students of the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and UMass Amherst), the collection offers a remarkable breadth of content, ranging from public affairs to community and national news, cultural programming, childrens programming, news and current events, scholarly lectures, classical music, and jazz.
Sounds and Other
Reel-to-reel and Digital tape (DAT, DCC)
462 linear feet
UMass Amherst Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives