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.