The Alan Farley Collection consists primarily of recordings made for the radio program Book Talk recorded on audio cassette tapes, digital audio tapes and compact discs. Book Talk airs on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, California, though some of the recordings are used for other radio programs Farley hosts on KALW, such as the show Open Air.
Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Analog audiocassette, and Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
The Soviet All-Union Radio Committee Collection consists of excerpts of classical music, opera, and folk music on tape, all by Russian composers and performed by Russian musicians, from the late 1940s and early 50s. The tapes were used in radio programming by the All-Union Radio Committee (Vsesoiuznoe radio).
The collection contains the files of the various organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, California, as well as audio and video recordings. Recordings of radio broadcasts include tapes of National Public Radio broadcasts, "Performance Today," "JazzSet," "Blues Stage" and also "In Recital at Ambassador," as well as a broadcast from the Ivo Pogorelich Competition.
Performed music, Still image, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Analog audiocassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Polyester open reel tape, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Betamax, U-matic (including U-matic S), Open reel video, Photographic print, and Text document
Broadcasts on Polskie Radio i Telewizja, distributed to Polish Arts and Culture Foundation in the U.S., interviews with Polish scholars, filmmakers, artists and discussions of Polish art, science, literature, history.
Polyester open reel tape
3 boxes (69 open reel tapes on 3", 5" and 7" reels))
Collection of recordings, photographs, sheet music, paper documents, and two films which document every aspect of the career of operatic tenor, Richard Crooks. Audio recordings are largely from the Voice of Firestone radio show, but also include audio cassettes of performances on CBC radio broadcasts.
Notated music, Performed music, Still image, and Text
Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, Photographic print, and Text document
The collection consists of correspondence dealing with the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions; personal papers, mainly promotional documents, and biographical and/or pedagogical writings; newspaper and magazine clippings; annotated scores, programs, photos, scrapbooks and recordings. Recordings include opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera which include Mario Chamlee, also his performance and rehearsal broadcasts on KFAC, and numerous transcription discs from his appearances on the Tony & Gus show in 1935 on WJZ.
Notated music, Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Pressed 78rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Photographic print, Text document, and Microfilm
Recordings of interviews, broadcasts, and call-in segments primarily created for the radio program Art of Jazz, produced and presented by Art Vincent, Jazz DJ and concert producer. The show aired on radio stations in the New York Metropolitan area, including WFHA, WJLK, WRLB, and WGBO. In addition to some live concert recordings, the show featured interviews with major figures in the jazz world.
172 reel tapes of off-air recordings, made from 1951 to 1969, mostly broadcast recordings of performances by the NBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera.
The KSFO Collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983. KSFO was known for their news and sports coverage, as well as the voice talents of such personalities as Don Sherwood, Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons, and Al "Jazzbo" Collins. The majority of this collection involves station marketing, promotions, and fundraisers, although there are airchecks and other broadcast recordings. Production library material includes jingles, themes, music beds, promotional spots, and advertising. Physical media in the KSFO collection is primarily audio on tape (around 650 objects), with some video (largely U-Matic cassettes), 16mm film (four reels), photographs, slides, and ephemera (eight scrapbooks of printed matter).
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, U-matic (including U-matic S), Photographic print, and Text document
Audiovisual material and ephemera from the KSFO San Francisco radio station, made between 1956 and1983. Content includes famous radio personalities, station marketing, promotions, fundraisers, also jingles, themes, music beds, promotional spots, and advertising.
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Photographic print, Photographic negative, and Text document
Evangelical sermons, prayers, and hymnal recordings mostly on compact disc, originally broadcast from 1937 to 1968 on the radio program Old Fashioned Revival Hour with radio host Charles Fuller (1887-1968). The collection includes original programs from the 1950s and rebroadcasts from 2002 to the present. More programs will be added as they become available. The music CDs and cassettes were were produced on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary and were published between 1999 and 2004.
1000 off-air recordings of local and network radio, Menlo Park, CA from 1937 to 1949, made with home recording machine to make aluminum, lacquer discs of broadcasts, mostly war-related news & commentary
The Ragtime Machine was a weekly one-hour radio program about ragtime music, produced and hosted by David Reffkin and broadcast on the University of San Francisco's station KUSF. The collection contains all programs from 1981 to 2007, as well as program logs describing their contents, including guests interviewed and songs played.
The KZSU Collection consists of tape recordings of lectures by Stanford faculty on campus from January to May 1968, originally broadcast on student radio station KZSU. While on a variety of topics, contemporary sociological, scientific, and economic issues are prevalent. The lecture series was sponsored by Century 21 realty company. Note cards describing tape speed, playback issues, and sound quality are inserted in each tape box. Some of the multi-part lectures are missing a part. Additional recordings may be added to this collection at a later time.
Since 1989, Riverwalk Jazz: Live At The Landing educates and entertains public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era, featuring performances from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests. This collection contains copies of all the finished programs, as well as elements, other source material, and files documenting every aspect of the show's production.
Performed music, Spoken word, and Text
Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Analog audiocassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Polyester open reel tape, and Text document
The Stanford Speech Collection consists of audio recordings on open reel tape of speeches, lectures, and panel discussions at or sponsored by Stanford University from the 1950s through the 70s. Many recordings were produced and edited for broadcast on campus radio station KZSU (especially those tapes from 1969-1971).
The Archive of Recorded Sound's Non-Commercial Disc Collections consist of over 10,000 phonographic disc recordings from a variety of donors, the majority of which are either broadcast transcriptions or instantaneous recordings. None were ever available for sale to the general public, and many are unique.