The collection contains the records pertaining to the business and operational aspects of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians as well as the business records of Fred Waring's America. Includes business correspondence, tours, financial records, legal papers, workshops, radio shows, television shows, photographs, and fan mail.
Notated music and Performed music
Pressed 78rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Metal disc, and Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
159 Cubic Feet (51 linear feet + 1100 Digital Audio Tapes)
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University Libraries
Seventeen volumes of scripts, some written by Roy LaPlante, and aired on KYW, Philadelphia. Show was a weekly fifteen minute program narrated by school children. Collection also includes sound recordings of the same program, mostly 1944-1945 and one from 1948, and recordings of The World of Yesterday, The Crow and the Daylight, The Mouse Merchant and The Legend of the Willow Plate.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Education Department, University of Pennsylvania
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Digital audio file (including MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.)
Contains 80 volumes of scripts for One Man's Family and sound recordings of the shows. Also includes scripts for I Love a Mystery, 1939-1952, His Honor the Barber, Adventures by Morse, Family Skeleton, 1953-1954, Slice of Life, 1949, and Chinatown Tales (a.k.a. Chinatown Squad?), 1929, and 44 sound recordings of other shows.
Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
Contains photographs of exhibitions sponsored by groups like the Philadelphia Electric Co. and the Electrical Association of Philadelphia that displayed a variety of electrical appliances including model homes, lighting, radios and phonographs. The collection includes documents relating to radio broadcasts.
Most of the collection is not from radio programs, but it does include radio programs about Marian Anderson and a radio program of recited poetry about Anderson recorded in 1960 for Mason City, Iowa radio station KGLO.
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
Contains a script, possibly radio, announcing Buhl Planetarium's Regional Convention of Astronomers and Stargazer's Fair in May, 1940. Also undated scripts for 78 broadcasts of Adventures in Research: Beloved Lens Maker that was part of the Modern Americans in Science and Invention Series.
Includes speeches and articles written by Bain, American Women in Radio and Television reports and convention proceedings, TV show ratings and movie reviews and miscellaneous other articles. Bain worked as a music librarian for KFI-KECA in Los Angeles in 1941 and as a traffic director for WCFL.
Stapleton Library, Special Collections & University Archives
Belohlavek founded the Slovak Radio Circle aired on WJBK and later WJLB in Detroit, MI in the 1940s and hosted a half hour program sponsored by the General Stefanik Society. Papers contain a limited amount of material on the Slovak Radio Circle, including meeting minutes, membership lists, reports and correspondence. Included is a 1947 letter informing the of the cancellation of programs such as theirs that bought time from the station and then sold portions of it to individual advertisers. There are also angry letters and a petition denouncing the discontinuance of foreign language programming by the Circle's subsequent broadcasting station, WJLB, in 1948. Approximately 90% of the collection is in Slovak with the majority of documents in English being newsclippings.
Nine original scripts for the series in various drafts. The scripts belonged to the real-life criminologist Dr. Carleton Simon who was a character in the episodes and who sometimes also played the part in the actual broadcast. Also includes a letter from the show's producer requesting Simon's permission to use his name.
Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
Consists of correspondence, subject files, transcripts of radio broadcasts on KDKA and WWSW, 1937-1969, manuscripts, case files, family papers, audio tapes and a film of the Pittsburgh Catholic priest who was active in labor relations and social causes.
Programs and musical scores used by Voorhees for the Bell Telephone Hour radio and television programs. A sound recording of a special May 16, 1955 program, the "Birthday Broadcast," is also available in a separate collection.
A 98% complete collection of all radio broadcasts by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, 1933-1949. Collection includes audio tapes, scripts, production notes, promotional items, scrapbooks, photographs and posters. As of 2005, the archive is processing a list of celebrity personalities who were guests on the programs plus noted musicians who performed as part of the organization.
An assemblage of materials collected by Hiteshew which document Irish music in Philadelphia. The materials include the personal papers of area musicians and broadcasters such as Thomas Caulfield, Seamus McGill, Owen B. Hunt and William Regan as well as scripts, sheet music, scrap books and phonograph records. The collection also contains a quantity of printed ephemera such as flyers, posters and programs from events sponsored by area musical organizations, including the Irish Musician's Union and fraternal organizations such as the Donegal Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Galway Society. Within the Hiteshew Collection, personal papers are grouped under individuals' names.