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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1970-1978, with related materials from 1938
Size:
13.12 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (14 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 592
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of audiotape recordings of Smithsonian Institution (SI) special events including concerts, exhibitions, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings. Of special interest are recordings of the 1876 exhibition opening, 1976; Festival of American Folklife events; Smithsonian National Associates Program events; and a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
circa 1915-1941
Size:
26.46 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (18.46 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of sound recordings created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Highlights of the collection include recordings of Native American languages being spoken or sung and radio programs, including much of "The World is Yours" program. These records were transferred to the National Archives p...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1893-1992
Size:
2.44 Cubic feet (consisting of 4.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Radios
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1997-1998
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes created during the production of the radio program "Blue Guitars." This 1998 program featured music from the performances that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. Materials include original program masters on 2" audiotape as well as original masters and ses...

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Creators:
Freberg, Stan, 1926-
Dates:
1958-1991
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0444
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Stan Freberg (1926-2015) was a writer, performer, and satirist who pioneered the use of comedy in radio and television commercials during advertising's creative revolution in the 1960s. The collection includes examples of his work including his radio and television shows as well as some of his best known television commercials.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1937-1942, 1980-1981, 2002-2003
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of scripts for various "The World is Yours" radio shows broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. radio network. A joint project of the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Education, and the Works Progress Administration, the half-hour programs aired once a week on topics r...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1968-2002
Size:
3.9 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-208
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; and Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; performer's licenses; production logs; contracts and releases; music cue ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1932, 1983
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three phonograph records documenting the WMAL radio broadcast "Wonders of the National Museum," which aired on 16 August 1932. The broadcast features WMAL broadcaster Ted Church and was the second of three segments for the Columbia Broadcasting System program "Odd Spots of Washington, D.C." Church takes listeners ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1996-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings of the radio series, "Remembering Slavery," (also referred to as "Slaves No More" or "We Were Slaves") which featured recollections of former slaves recorded in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. The production was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation f...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." Better known as "River of Song," this project combined a television series, radio series, and 2-disc compact disc. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through live performances and intimate ...

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