Listed as two separate collections, the first collection features Salute to Radio, a review of the highlights in radio broadcasting history, narrated by H.V. Kaltenborn, broadcast May 15, 1956, on NBC's Recollections at 30 series celebrating the network's 30th anniversary. The second collection, done for the same Series, includes H.V. Kaltenborn's 35th anniversary in radio, April 3, 1957, and other highlights of early radio programs and personalities such as Rudy Vallee, Clark and McCulla, Lum and Abner, Al Jolson, Frances Langford, Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa, Tom Cokely, Fanny Brice, Joe Penner, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Brenda and Cobina, Bob Burns and Judy Garland.
A Wisconsin broadcasting executive, the 1958-1969 portion of the collection includes correspondence and subject files relating to Bartell's personal business ventures in the field of radio and TV. Includes some unidentified sound recordings, possibly of Bartell's radio scripts, n.d.
Papers of an educational broadcaster associated with WHA and WHATV, Madison, WI, 1931-1968. Engel was an assistant director in charge of legislative and public relations. The collection deals exclusively with educational broadcasting and contains articles, clippings, surveys and reports. Most documentation concerns the development of WHA, particularly its early history. The balance deals with Engel's other activities in educational broadcasting with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the National Association of FM Broadcasters, the University of Wisconsin Radio and Television Committee and other Wisconsin educational stations.
Includes papers dealing with The 40's: The Great Radio Comedians, a television documentary Adato produced and directed in 1972. Includes progressive script drafts and transcripts of interviews with Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jim Jordan and Arch Oboler.
Records of an association of radio stations, networks and sales representatives founded in 1951 as the Broadcast Advertising Bureau, Inc. to promote the use of radio as an advertising medium. The collection consists of reports, lists, reprints of articles, radio spot announcements, summaries of research findings and some RAB publications. In addition, there are by-laws, minutes of an early membership meeting and a report on operations in 1951. The material illustrates the attempts to maintain the attraction of radio as an advertising medium in competition with newspapers, magazines and television. Particularly noteworthy are the files on car radio listening entitled "Listeners on Wheels," the files on television, and the series of twelve reports on the cumulative audience of advertising. There are also files on such targets of radio advertising as women and businessmen. Newsletters cover a wide variety of topics on radio advertising, from general promotion of the medium to specific advice on how to increase advertising effectiveness.
Papers relating to her work in radio, television, motion pictures and theater. Over half the collection is comprised of scrapbooks, 1928-1973, containing correspondence and fan mail, clippings, programs, photographs and memorabilia. Included are materials on her frequent radio appearances on Cavalcade of America and Ceiling Unlimited.
Two broadcasts of the program recorded in Madison, WI and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Reel 1 contains "La Follette Liberalism: In Retrospect," June 26, 1954 (broadcast June 29th). Reel 2 contains "The Role of Businessmen in American History," September 14, 1954.
Papers of a capital reporter and radio commentator, including correspondence, biographical material and writings for publication and broadcast. Includes CBS scripts of general news and scripts for Army Hour for which Warner was a regular commentator. Includes recordings of Army Hour and Three Star Extra.
Papers of the founder of the National Academy of Broadcasting, Inc. and a teacher of music in schools and on the radio. Includes correspondence, articles and addresses, scrapbooks, press releases, printed materials, scripts and sound recordings. The correspondence is largely of a personal nature but letters written during the 1930s occasionally display her efforts to become recognized as a pioneer in educational broadcasting. Scripts and teachers' manuals relate to her position as broadcasting director for CBS's American School of the Air. Also includes scripts and recordings for several radio series used to promote NAOB as well as other instructional materials such as "How to Speak and Write for Radio," 1944, which she developed to teach broadcasting techniques.
Papers of a broadcaster associated with WHA, Madison, WI relating chiefly to the Homemaker Program which she supervised. Includes listener correspondence, annual reports, committee minutes, 1938-1955, and a subject file containing scripts, circulars and information on program content.
Papers relate to the beginnings of educational radio broadcasting. Includes minutes, 1926-1938, of the University of Chicago Radio Committee and papers on the Rocky Mountain Radio Council, Denver, 1945-1949, the University Broadcasting Council, Chicago, 1935-1938, and the University of Chicago Roundtable, 1938-1963.
Papers of a writer of dramatic series, specials and quiz programs for radio and television. Includes scripts and drafts for Big Town and some television programs. Also includes script for "Summer is Forever" aired on the Children' s Hour.
Fragmentary records of the labor union which represented motion picture, television and radio writers and of its predecessor, the Screen Writers Guild. Records consist of agreements negotiated between members and the television industry, a constitution, by-laws, a code of working rules and a bulletin of credits for 1949.
Reports on radio listening by Crossley, Inc., a market research firm known for its "Crossley Ratings." The reports concern network programming, advertising in selected cities and audience composition and behavior.