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.
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.
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.
Papers document Stanton's private life and radio and film activities as they relate to Ireland and the Irish-American community, including his career as an announcer at WIAD where he created the Irish Hour and his later ownership of WJMJ. Includes correspondence, speeches, radio scripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, photographs and a large amount of material on Irish history and culture.