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Glass Radio Transcription Discs, 1941-1950 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Glass Radio Transcription Discs, 1941-1950Add to your cart.
ID: 06/030
Extent: 8.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1992
Subjects: National Broadcasting Company., Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Radio stations.
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of over 250 glass-base, 16-inch broadcast transcriptions dated from July of 1941 through February of 1950, divided more or less evenly between news material (principally from the NBC "Blue" network) and "classical" music: largely orchestral music, with some opera selections. The musical selections are primarily from the New York Philharmonic and NBC Symphony Orchestra, with later selections from the "Oklahoma Symphony" (possibly the present-day Oklahoma City Philharmonic). Also present are the occasional recordings of what appear to be Rotary Club programs or proceedings.

Collection Historical Note

For ease of browsing, frequent, phonetic misspellings and approximations of names and places on the record jackets have been rendered in their proper spelling here, wherever one could be determined. Documentation accompanying the collection speculates that the record jackets were labeled in the late 1970s.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: KERA-FM
Acquisition Method: Donation.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Fulton Lewis Jr. Food shortage (in center of record), 1942 December 9Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: # 1 Herbert Hoover: planning for the peace; Upton Close Weekly War News Summary, 1942 December 16; 1942 December 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: # 2 Herbert Hoover: planning for the peace; Alex Drier news - Skelly, 1942 December 16; 1942 December 25Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Met Opera - Tannhauser, Act 2; Eddie Rickenbacher tells of his rescue at sea - the Pacific, 1942 December 19; 1942 December 20Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Readings by Dorothy Raymond, 1942 December 21Add to your cart.
Includes: The Errors of Santa Claus, Stephen Leacock; Christmas Only Comes But Once a Year, Corey Ford; The Waltz, Dorothy Parker; The Paintable Type, Cornelia Otis Skinner
Item 6: Elmer Davis. Claude Wickard coupon rationing, part 1; New Year's Party at the Raymond's, 1942 December 27; 1943 January 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Elmer Davis. Claude Wickard coupon rationing, part 2; Meetin. Roosevelt & Churchill meeting in Casablanca, Africa # 1., 1942 December 27; 1943 January 26Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Meeting. Roosevelt & Churchill in Africa #2. Upton Close, Weekly War News, 1943 January 26; 1943 January 31Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Kaltenborn. Germany announces loss [of] Stalingrad. Raymond Graham [?] swing, 1943 February 3; April 9, 1943Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: James F. Byrnes: Next steps against inflation; Walter M. Harrison; Roosevelt part 2, 1943 February 9; 1943 February 12Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Roosevelt Lincoln Day speech # 1; Upton Close, 1943 February 12; 1943 February 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Madame Chiang Kai-shek: I.S. = preliminaries, O.S = parts 3 or end; Admiral Ben Morreell, C.B.'s; Earl Godwin, news: Bombing Berlin, 1943 February 18; 1943 March 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: Kaltenborn: Madame Chiang Kai-shek, part 2. "See other record for preliminaties.", 1943 February 18Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: General Giraud to French people in North Africa; Leyland Stowe on Russia, Upton Close, 1943 March 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: NY Philharmonic, Liszt, Gran Chromatic Harn. [sic], Grand Galop Chromatique; Fulton Lewis, Jr., meat rationing, 1943 March 14; 1943 March 19Add to your cart.
Lewis: "good." Broken.
Item 16: Winston Churchill Part # 1; Elmer Davis, chief of OWI - Weekly War Report - News, 1943 March 21; 1943 April 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 17: Fulton Lewis, Jr. News: food rationing; James F. Byrnes, director of War Mobilization, part 1, 1943 April 9; 1943 May 31Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: Roosevelt & Camacho, Monterrey, Mexico; News of coal strike, 1943 April 20; 1943 May 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: Roosevelt on coal strike; African climax - capture of Tunis-Biserte, 1943 May 5; 1943 May 8Add to your cart.
 
Item 20: Kaltenborn. End of African campaign; Earl Godwin: News, coal strike, 1943 May 12; 1943 June 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: James F. Byrnes, part 2; Kaltenborn, news, 1943 May 31Add to your cart.
 
Item 22: Fulton Lewis Jr. News, coal strike, 5 freedoms; Harold L. Ickes on coal strike, 1943 June 2; 1943 June 30Add to your cart.
 
Item 23: Harold L. Ickes #2 on coal strike; Upton Close, war news, 1943 June 30; 1943 July 18Add to your cart.
 
Item 24: John Gunther: Attack on Sicily; Rupert Hughes: women's suffrage, etc., 1943 July 13; 1943 July 18Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: NBC News, Kaltenborn: Overthrow of Mussolini, 1943 July 26Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: Roosevelt on Italy #1; Kaltenborn, news, food shortage, 1943 July 28; 1943 July 29Add to your cart.
Broken.
Item 27: Roosevelt on Italy ER #2; William L. Shirer: News, end of Sicily, 1943 July 28; 1943 August 6Add to your cart.
 
Item 28: NY Philharmonic: Beethoven Overture to Prometheus, Saint-Saens Concerto No. 3 in B minor; NBC Symphony: Dvorak, Carnival Overture, Humoresque, 1943 August 8Add to your cart.
 
Item 29: NY Philharmonic: Saint-Saens Concerto in Bminor cont'd; NBC Symphony, Frank Black: Dvorak, Slavonic Dances, Dance in C major, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, New World Symphony, 1943 August 8Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: NBC Symphony: Antonin Dvorak Record 3. New World Symphony, part 2; Alex Drier, news: Germany turned from Nazi to militarists., 1943 August 8; 1943 August 9Add to your cart.
 

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