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)
Contains approximately 150,000 discs from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, including comedy, drama, public affairs, musical variety, sports, news, information and international shortwave broadcasts. Everything recorded through 1953, plus a selection of programs after 1953, has been preserved and is cataloged on SONIC. Also check the publication "Radio Broadcasts in the Library of Congress, 1924-1941," (LOC, 1982).
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