Contains a collection of automobile and petroleum industry advertisements, ca. 1920-1949 that include sheet music and other material from radio programs sponsored by gasoline, oil or automobile companies. Also includes photographs of the radio personalities appearing on the covers.
Includes materials that span the entire history of the growth of the radio industry. While most of the materials document technical aspects of radio, Series 109 and 134 contain considerable information on broadcasting history.
A wide-ranging collection of over 1,000 celebrity advertising endorsements culled from high-end magazines. Includes radio personalities such as Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Fred Allen, Jack Webb, Bob Hope and others as well as advertisements that involve radios or radio stations. See online finding aid for list of personalities and products.
Contains records, 1936-1942, including scripts and related promotional literature for The World Is Yours and a file of collected information on other contemporary educational radio programs. Check repository for additional information.
Science Service was a news service designed to popularize science and disseminate scientific knowledge. The collection includes materials about the CBS program, Advances in Science, 1935-1939. Check repository for partial contents.
Includes biographical material, letters, subject files, transcript of an interview of Muray's appearance on the Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, 1929, notes, writings, art works, photographs and other printed material.
Includes scripts for radio announcements and advertisements, 1930-1985. Also includes sheet music for the radio jingles, "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream," "Oh My, Eskimo Pie," and "New Eskimo Pie on a Stick" and a photograph of Don Ameche.
Contains correspondence, scrapbooks, financial papers and other papers, including a script for Art in a Democracy, a symposium presented by the Federal Theatre Project in New York City, and three 7" untranscribed tapes of an interview of Bry and Philip Evergood for an Art in a Democracy broadcast on WQXR, New York City, April 29, 1938.
Contains sound recordings, original music manuscripts and published sheet music, handwritten notes, correspondence, business records, photographs, scrapbooks, newsclippings, concert programs, posters, pamphlets, books and other ephemera. See online finding aid for list of radio broadcast material.
Eighteen transcripts of the weekly program The Artist Reviews Art featuring Fernando Puma and Helen Waren, including scripts #15-23, October 1, 1943-February 18, 1944, broadcast on WEVD and WABF, New York City.
Contains documents chronicling the station's business and regulatory history, including correspondence with fans, business records, publicity materials, advertising, certificates and awards, sales reports, photographs, printed material, posters and tape recordings. WANN, MD was one of the first radio stations with a black-oriented format.
Nineteen original audio tapes produced for the CBS public affairs program Adventures in Science hosted by Watson Davis, director of Science Service and editor of "Science News Letter." On the program, Davis interviewed guests ranging from psychologists to an engineer from an air conditioner manufacturing company.
Commercially available recordings of Freberg's radio series The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows, 1958, his satire, Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, 1961, and the New Stan Freberg Show, 1991.
Records of a major 1982 exhibition mounted by the National Museum of American History recounting Roosevelt's relationship with the American people through mass media, particularly radio broadcasting. Includes exhibition scripts documenting the early political years of Roosevelt and his presidency, especially emphasizing his skillful use of radio and the fireside chats during the 1930s and 1940s.
Sound recordings of Outdoors With Ed Dodd, weekly 15-minute programs that focused on conservation and human interaction with the natural world and included camping tips. The tone of the program is informal, usually consisting of a brief conversation between the show's host, Peter Roberts, and Ed Dodd, the creator of the Mark Trail comic strip. Occasionally there are identified guests. Also includes video taped interview with Dodd and a copy of a television program.
Bound volumes containing approximately 2,000 scripts and related correspondence for radio and television programs for which Ace wrote. Most of the radio scripts are for Easy Aces, 1928-1945. Also includes radio scripts for the Danny Kaye Show. As of 2005, an additional unprocessed collection of glass recordings is being transferred to the MBRS Division.
Contains 300,000 16" and 12" transcription discs, 1942-1998 with a variety of programming. A partial inventory of pre-1959 16" discs is available. The 12" discs are cataloged in the LC online catalog where they are searchable by program title, genre, and in many cases performer name and song title.
Correspondence, radio, television and film scripts, writings, speeches, research material, notes, clippings, printed material, photographs and other papers concerning Agronsky's career as a radio and television journalist.
Contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, articles, addresses, radio scripts, clippings, scrapbooks and other papers consisting primarily of manuscripts for Terhune's short stories and articles which relate chiefly to dogs.
Correspondence, articles, biographies, date books, diaries, radio scripts, histories and speeches documenting Allen's career as editor of "Harper's Magazine," director of the Foreign Policy Association, author of many popular works on American social history and an overseer of Harvard University.
Includes family papers and productions and projects file documenting Cronyn and Tandy's stage, screen and television performances together and separately and Cronyn's directorial and theatrical production activities. Does not contain any radio material.
Daily schedules that give the radio and television programming between 5:00pm-12:00am for the MBS, ABC, CBS, and NBC networks. Gives ratings for each program and sponsors when applicable. Includes weekly daytime programming schedules beginning in May, 1950. Includes both network and local programs. These schedules were used by NBC sales staff for the purpose of selling NBC network airtime to advertisers and sponsors. Beginning in December, 1952 the back pages of the schedules feature interesting tidbits of information on NBC programs to entice potential sponsors. Some schedules have handwritten corrections.
Contains approximately 15,000 discs including news, documentaries, musical variety, dramas, comedies, soap operas, quiz shows and information. Collection also includes print materials, including scripts and papers relating to writer and producer Phillips H. Lord's programs, Gang Busters, 1937-1953, Counterspy and Policewoman, 1946-1947, and scripts for many of the radio adaptations of books by Kathleen Norris. The audio portion of the collection is searchable by program title in a published finding aid available in the Recorded Sound Reference Center.
Correspondence, subject files, financial records, play and film scripts, radio and television broadcasting files, press releases, clippings, print and near-print material, scrapbooks and other records, chiefly 1924-1977, documenting the policies, organization, programs, activities and membership of the organization. Includes papers of MRA founder Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman.
Correspondence, radio broadcast transcripts and obituaries chiefly concerning Sweetser's interest in psychoanalysis and his efforts to secure funding for the psychoanalytic movement from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Consists of over 10,000 broadcast quality audio recordings of vintage radio news and entertainment programming, 1920s-1961, on reelto-reel tapes, metal and vinyl discs and electronic transcriptions from studio masters. Includes episodes from most of the major radio series of that era as well as historic radio news broadcasts. An inventory for a portion of the collection can be made available to researchers.
Correspondence, publicity material, scrapbooks, memoranda, research notes, speeches, articles, drafts of books, lists, surveys, reports, printed matter, photographs and other material documenting Bernays's career as a pioneer in the field of public relations and the development of that profession and its influence on American society. Includes material on Bernay's work for the radio broadcasting industry.
A series of private, experimental and radio broadcast recordings made at Columbia University, principally during the 1930s. The Collection comprises a wide range of spoken arts, including documentaries, speeches, interviews and prose and poetry readings.
Primarily entertainment programs of the 1930s and 1940s with a few news programs and documentaries. Programs include: Adventures of Ellery Queen, Brave New World, City Hospital, Doorway to Life, Haunted House, Lux Summer Theater, Open Hearing, Pursuit of Happiness, Report to the Nation and Showboat.
Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, articles, lectures, writings, transcripts of broadcasts, subject files, business and financial records, biographical material, appointment books, newspaper clippings and other papers documenting Bryson's public relations career and his role in developing educational radio and television programs for CBS. Includes material on Department X, a committee organized by Bryson at the request of CBS president William S. Paley to examine issues relating to global changes in politics, economics, science, technology, public opinion and social and government policy in the future.
Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, manuscripts of articles and books, notebooks, dispatches, releases, radio scripts, reports, reference files, pamphlets, promotional material, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia and photographs. Chiefly reference material pertaining to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration and World War II.
Contains some 250,000 play scripts, including many little known radio scripts, some of which are being microfilmed. Scripts that have been retained in paper form include: The Goldbergs, Lone Ranger, Marx Brothers, Tarzan, Five Star Theatre, Amos 'n' Andy (1940s) and others.
Scripts span the years 1932-1949 and include: The Adventures of the Thin Man, 1944-1945, The Adventures of Topper, 1945, As the Twig Is Bent, 1941-1942, Don Winslow, 1941-1942, House of Mystery, September 1945-March 1949, July-August 1949, Juvenile Jury 1947-1949, Kate Hopkins, Angel of Mercy, October, 1940-January, 1942, February, 1942, Maxwell House Show Boat, October, 1932-January, 1935, May, 1935-September, 1937, Portia Faces Life, 1940-1944, The Raymond Scott Show, n.d., The Second Mrs. Burton, 1941-1942, We Love and Learn, 1944, When A Girl Marries, 1941-1942, A Woman of America, 1944, and Young Dr. Malone, December, 1939-October,1940, February, 1941-March, 1942. Scripts include commericals and occasionally production records, including cast lists, plot synopses, sound effects, music clearances, rehearsal sheets and the script editing circuit.
Papers relating to the symposium Is Radio a Blessing or a Menace? Contributors include George Ade, Brooks Atkinson, M. H. Aylesworth, Gutzon Borglum, Ellis Parker Butler, James Branch Cabell, Sen. Arthur Capper, Irvin S. Cobb, Walter Damrosch, Benjamin De Casseres, Lee DeForest, Clarence C. Dill, W. N. Doak, James Montgomery Flagg, Daniel Frohman, Fannie Hurst, Joseph Jastrow, H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan, Eugene O'Neill, Gov. Gifford Pinchot, Charles Edward Russell, Upton Sinclair, Harry B. Smith, Sigmund Spaeth, Ernest Milmore Stires, Booth Tarkington, Samuel Untermyer, Carolyn Wells, William Allen White, Brand Whitlock, Owen Wister and Adolph Zukor.
An extensive collection that includes material on the Radio Division. For more specific information see http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/fthome.html and for finding aid, http://hdl.loc.gov/1oc.music/eadmus.mu995001.
Performing Arts Reading Room (Music Division), Library of Congress
Includes more than 1,200 hours of interview programs and related broadcasts documenting all phases of McBride's radio career, 1935-1970s. See also separate collection of McBride's papers in the Manuscript Division.
Includes sound recordings and papers related to Walsh's career collecting, researching and writing about early popular recordings and recording artists. Includes correspondence with prominent artists and collectors, research notes, photographs of performers, scripts for Walsh's radio shows, drafts of his columns and articles, clippings, bound journals, advertisements, scrapbooks and ephemera. Series III of the collection includes scripts for Walsh's regular broadcasts on WDBJ and WSLS, Roanoke, VA. The majority of the scripts date from 1943-1949 and are for Walsh's Wax Works. Many of the scripts include separate playlists. Many of the programs showcased a particular recording artist or composer and an index to these shows is attached to the end of the finding aid. Also contains a few scripts for Walsh's Sunlight and Shadows show, 1947, 1948, and a folder of unidentified and partial scripts.
Scripts (some autographed by performers) and a photograph acquired by DeMartino while working backstage at CBS during the mid-1940s. Includes scripts for The Frank Sinatra Show, April 26 and December 4, 1944, Philip Morris Playhouse, January 27, February 11 and February 18, 1944, and Your Hit Parade, October 16, 1943, April 8, 1944 and August 25, 1945. The scripts include advertisements for sponsors.
Consists of sound recordings, film footage, photographs and accompanying manuscript documentation on two widely publicized expeditions to Oceania and Indonesia in 1940 and 1941 that documented music and dance in the South Sea islands. Includes a copy of the NBC Blue Network program broadcast live from Suva, Fiji by the Fahnestock expedition on August 19, 1940.
Collection of Yiddish radio broadcasts on transcription discs and audio tape; plus sheet music, manuscripts and photographs documenting Yiddish culture, theater, and music, primarily in the New York City area, but also including documentation from other parts of the United States, from the 1920s to circa 1960, collected by Henry Sapoznik. Manuscripts include correspondence, manuscript music, photocopies, and other material.
Collection includes memoranda, correspondence, speeches, reports, policy statements and pamphlets covering the creation of the network, its growth in the field of radio and its subsequent expansion into television broadcasting. The materials span 1922-1986, but most date from the mid-1920s through the late 1940s. Additional files include: Topical folders, 1922-1986 (649 folders); Advertisers, 1927-1961 (38 folders); Personnel and organizations, 1926-1980 (88 folders); Committees, councils, and internal organizations, 1923-1973 (122 folders); Board of directors, 1926-1956 (100 folders); Network affiliates, 1923-1983 (44 folders); General reports, 1930-1936 (67 folders); Annual reports, 1932-1959 (6 folders); Programs, subject lists, schedules, samples, 1931-1972 (126 folders); Speeches, 1923-1990 (63 folders); Programs, schedules, transcripts, and masterbooks, 1922-1979 (28 folders); Election news, 1962-1988 (55 folders); Consultant reports, 1947-1957 (14 folders); Pamphlets (566 folders)
Autographed draft and corrected typescripts of Corwin's 1941 broadcast We Hold These Truths. Also includes An American in England, a series of plays given over the CBS network from New York City in December 1942.
Correspondence, writings, scripts, contracts, clippings and guest lists relating particularly to Information Please produced by Golenpaul for radio and television and to his subsequent publication, "Information Please Almanac."
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, writings, financial records, research notes, awards, printed matter and photographs documenting Denny's career. Part II of the collection documents Denny's role as moderator, 1935-1952, of America's Town Meeting of the Air.
Chiefly material relating to Meet the Press, including letters, 1957-1968, from viewers, radio and television scripts, 1945-1970, newspaper clippings, 1945-1973, and lists of program broadcasts, 1945-1969. See listing in Recorded Sound section for audio recordings of the programs.
Correspondence, autobiographical memoir, speeches and writings, business papers, clippings and scrapbooks relating primarily to Kobak's work with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, NBC and MBS, the early years of radio and television broadcasting and to his expertise in the field of public relations and communications.