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    National Broadcasting Company history files, 1922-1986

    The National Broadcasting Company History files document the activities of the first national broadcasting network in the United States. The 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.

    • Contributor: National Broadcasting Company - Dunham, Corydon - Goodman, Julian - Sarnoff, David - Silverman, Fred - Trammell, Niles - Weaver, Pat
    • Date: 1922
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    Carlton E. Morse script collection, 1939-1952

    Photocopies of sixty-four radio scripts written by Carlton E. Morse for the detective series Adventures by Morse, I Love a Mystery, and I Love Adventure.

    • Contributor: Morse, Carlton E.
    • Date: 1939
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    Manfred F. DeMartino collection of CBS radio scripts, 1943-1945

    Scripts and a photograph acquired by Manfred F. DeMartino while working backstage at CBS radio during the mid-1940s. Includes scripts for the Frank Sinatra Show, Philip Morris Playhouse, and Your Hit Parade.

    • Contributor: Demartino, Manfred F.
    • Date: 1943
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    Papers from the H. Vose Greenough Jr. collection, 1937-1972

    Personal papers of H. Vose Greenough Jr., founder and owner of Technichord Records, a small recording company in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as materials from Technichord Records.

    • Contributor: Greenough, H. V. (h. Vose) - Greenough, H. V.
    • Date: 1937
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    Columbia Records paperwork collection, 1923-1964

    Record label orders, record label copy sheets, press release information, recording studio job sheets, and cut-out project information from Columbia Records.

    • Contributor: Columbia Records, Inc
    • Date: 1923
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    Papers from the John Secrist Jr. collection, 1919-1973

    Papers, including discographic and photographic materials, included in the John Secrist Jr. Collection of nearly 1,700 operatic sound recordings.

    • Contributor: Secrist, John
    • Date: 1919
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    Transcripts and photographs from the John Peter collection, 1951-1995

    Photographs and audiotape transcripts used by John Peter in his books on 20th-century architects.

    • Contributor: Peter, John
    • Date: 1951
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    Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949

    Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.

    • Contributor: Kapp, Jack
    • Date: 1900
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    Photographs from the Mary Margaret McBride collection, 1934-1968, and undated

    Photographs and accompanying paper documents that form part of the much larger Mary Margaret McBride Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress. The collection represents McBride's long and influential career as a journalist and pioneering woman radio personality; photographs show McBride, some of her guests, program anniversary events, and featured places and products.

    • Contributor: McBride, Mary Margaret
    • Date: 1934
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    Arch Oboler collection, 1916-1992

    Nearly the entirety of the prolific output of radio playwright and independent film maker Arch Oboler (1909-1987) in radio, motion pictures, television, theater, and print is contained in the Arch Oboler Collection. Featured are his radio plays from the 1930s and 1940s and the first three-dimensional feature film, Bwana Devil.

    • Contributor: Oboler, Arch
    • Date: 1916
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    Sound recordings and other material from the Zbigniew Brzezinski papers, circa 1979-2008

    Sound recordings of interviews, speeches, memorandums, television news, and diaries of Zbigniew Brzezinski. The recorded interviews and speeches are accompanied in several instances by transcripts and other supplementary material. These materials are part of the Zbigniew Brzezinski papers, which are held by the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Brzezinski, Zbigniew
    • Date: 1979
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    Allen Prescott collection, 1930-1968

    The Allen Prescott Collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, and printed materials pertaining to Prescott’s career as a radio personality during the early 1930s to 1970.

    • Contributor: Prescott, Allen
    • Date: 1930
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    Joseph Nathan Kane collection, 1938-1939

    The Joseph Nathan Kane Collection consists of original and preservation recordings of the radio program Famous First Facts, scripts and publicity materials from the program, and a vintage 1930s microphone.

    • Contributor: Kane, Joseph Nathan - Slater, Tom - Vanderhoof, Frank E. - Jarvis, Anna - Dawley, J. Searle - Young, Mahonri Mackintosh - Handy, W. C. (william Christopher) - Lake, Simon - Stimson, Julia C. (julia Catherine) - McClure, S. S. (samuel Sidney) ... Kane, Joseph Nathan - Slater, Tom - Vanderhoof, Frank E. - Jarvis, Anna - Dawley, J. Searle - Young, Mahonri Mackintosh - Handy, W. C. (william Christopher) - Lake, Simon - Stimson, Julia C. (julia Catherine) - McClure, S. S. (samuel Sidney) - Vincent, G. Robert - Valentino, Thomas J. - Connolly, James (james Brendan) - Albright, Horace M. (horace Marden) - Martin, Glenn L. (glenn Luther) - Boyd, Louise Arner - Murphy, William L. (william Lawrence)
    • Date: 1938
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    Record industry publicity collection, 1937-1979

    Press releases, record catalogs, radio program scripts, promotional posters, monthly publications about new record releases, and other materials advertising sound recordings.

    • Date: 1937
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    Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006

    The collection documents radio history in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a special emphasis on the Louisiana Hayride country music program. Major topics include the earliest radio broadcasts in Shreveport, the founding and growth of KWKH radio under owner/broadcaster W.K. Henderson, and the legendary performances of the Louisiana Hayride program, which was broadcast live on KWKH radio from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Manuscripts and photographs are ...

    • Contributor: Kent, Joey - Kent, David - McEachern, Langston
    • Date: 1904
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    Tony Schwartz collection, 1912-2008

    The Tony Schwartz Collection consists of multiple formats of material documenting Schwartz's work as a media consultant, audio documentarian, author, radio producer, media theorist, and educator.

    • Contributor: Schwartz, Tony
    • Date: 1912
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    Joe Smith collection, 1986-1988

    Oral history interviews conducted by recording industry executive Joe Smith with more than two hundred recording artists and executives from 1986 through 1988. Printed transcripts accompany most of the recorded interviews.

    • Contributor: Smith, Joe
    • Date: 1986
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    Harry A. Blackmun papers, 1913-2001

    Lawyer, judge, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, memoranda, case files, legal papers, subject files, speeches, and writings relating primarily to Blackmun's judicial career from 1959 to 1994.

    • Contributor: Blackmun, Harry A. (harry Andrew) - Blackmun, Harry A.
    • Date: 1913
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    Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001

    Baseball player, civil rights leader, and corporate executive. Correspondence, fan mail, financial and legal records, drafts of speeches and writings, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items relating to Robinson as the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century and to various business and civic activities following his baseball career, including his service as a corporate executive and his ...

    • Contributor: Robinson, Jackie
    • Date: 1934
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    Philip Hauge Abelson papers, 1939-2002

    Nuclear physicist, chemist, and editor. Correspondence, notes, reports, speeches and writings, and other papers documenting Abelson's contribution to scientific policy-making through committees, organizations, and publications.

    • Contributor: Abelson, Philip Hauge
    • Date: 1939
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    Maurice Rosenblatt papers, 1910-2003

    Lobbyist and consultant. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, newsletters, and other papers related primarily to Rosenblatt's work with the National Committee for an Effective Congress and files on Joseph McCarthy and the issue of McCarthyism.

    • Contributor: Rosenblatt, Maurice
    • Date: 1910
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    John Paul Frank papers, 1936-2000

    Author, lawyer, and professor. Correspondence, memoranda, a legislative bill, notes, photographs, speeches, and writings documenting Frank's relationship as a law clerk and friend of Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black. Additional material relates to attempts to desegregate law schools in 1951 while Frank was a professor at Yale Law School and the creation of an intermediate court of appeals to assist in reducing the ...

    • Contributor: Frank, John P. (john Paul) - Frank, John P.
    • Date: 1936
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    Anthony Lake papers, 1916-2003

    Assistant to the president for national security affairs and foreign service officer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, campaign file, financial and legal records, testimony, and reports documenting Lake's activities in the United States foreign service and as head of the National Security Council during President Bill Clinton's first term.

    • Contributor: Lake, Anthony
    • Date: 1916
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    Michael Pertschuk papers, 1949-2002

    Lawyer, federal trade commissioner, and lobbyist. Correspondence, memoranda, email, speeches, statements, book files, subject files, and other papers primarily concerning Pertschuk's career as chairman and commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and consumer and tobacco control issues.

    • Contributor: Pertschuk, Michael
    • Date: 1949
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    Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001

    Author. Correspondence, drafts, galleys, notes, interviews, play scripts, clippings, and photographs documenting Roth's literary career.

    • Contributor: Roth, Philip
    • Date: 1938