The vast majority of the collection is the full contents of the Leo Sarkisian Music Library transferred from the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. to the University of Michigan for preservation, teaching, and research use. The media library supported Sarkisian’s research and recording career at VOA (1963-2012) and served as the principal analog audio resources for the production of the Music Time in Africa radio show. The collection also includes personal papers and memorabilia from Leo Sarkisian and his wife Mary. New materials in digital form are added to the collection as tape recordings and personal papers are digitized.
Performed music, Still image, and Text
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Digital audio file (including MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.), Photographic negative, and Text document
Mr. Naylor's papers include scrapbooks relating to his life and career, and scripts for radio programs that he wrote, produced and performed in. Most of the scripts were written during his tenure at WGST, although some of them were written for use on KTAT and KFJZ in Fort Worth, Texas. Many of the Folders of scripts also include listener correspondence relating to the programs, and some contain background material that Mr. Naylor used when creating the shows. Additional content include materials from Mr. Naylor's tenure as the program director of WAGA radio and television from 1951 through 1959, and when he wrote and produced radio and television advertising for Coca-Cola products with the McCann-Erickson advertising agency from 1960 through 1986.
Performed music, Spoken word, Notated music, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Text document, Pressed 78rpm disc, and Polyester open reel tape
10 linear feet
Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives