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.
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.
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.
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.
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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