Educational Radio Project Publications,
1935-1936, 1941, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-048
Dates:
1935-1936, 1941, undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which produced several educational radio series while providing employment for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Some materials also document the Civilian Conservation Corps in the state of New York. Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which featured several speakers on the same topic and allowed for a question and answer session; "Education in the News," a weekly radio broadcast by the United States, Office of Education; "Answer Me This," a question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs; and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present to be interviewed by student reporters. Most programs were broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company. Materials include scripts, sheet music, programs, correspondence, press releases, a glossary of radio terms, and related materials as well as general information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and it programs, particularly in New York.

Notes
Personal Papers

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-048, , Educational Radio Project Publications

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