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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 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced by Dan Tobin - political - Teamsters Union, Record 1, T-2, Record 3, T-2; Tom Dewey, speech at Oklahoma City. Rebroadcast, inside of record., 1944 September 23; 1944 September 25, 27Add to your cart.
Side 1: Outside to inside.
Item 2: F.D. Roosevelt, political, Record 2, T-1; Tom Dewey, speech at Oklahoma City, Record 2, T-1, 1944 September 23; 1944 September 25, 27Add to your cart.
Side 1: Outside to inside.
Item 3: Thomas E. Dewey on taxes, Record 1, T-2, 1944 October 3Add to your cart.
Side 1: Outside to inside.
Item 4: Dewey on labor, Record 1, T-1; Roosevelt on war, at Philadelphia, Record 1, T-1, 1944 October 20; 1944 October 27Add to your cart.
Item 5: Dewey on labor, Record 2, T-2; Roosevelt on war, Record 1, T-1, 1944 October 20; 1944 October 27Add to your cart.
Item 6: Dewey, subversive elements in Democratic Party; Roosevelt, Record 1, T-1, 1944 November 1; 1944 November 4Add to your cart.
"See 11-4-44 for R-2."
Item 7: FDR 2-2, 1944 November 4Add to your cart.
No jacket.
Item 8: Dewey, Record 2, T-2; New Year's Eve party at home, 1944 November 4; 1945 January 1Add to your cart.
Side 2: Outside to inside. Cracked.
Item 9: Fulton Lewis, Jr., Henry Wallace to replace Jesse Jones;  Fulton Lewis, Jr., Jesse Jones denounces Henry Wallace, Charles Lewis: Henry Wallace replies to Jesse Jones re: appointment as Secretary of Commerce, 1945 January 22, 1945 January 24, 30Add to your cart.
Item 10: Upton Close: "We capture Manila - Philippines." Weekly news, meeting of Big 3, News, John Vanderhook, "We cross Rhine"; Cedric Foster, crossing of the Rhine news, GE News - race beyond Rhine, BF Goodrich, William C. Harsh., 1945 February 4, March 8; 1945 March 25, 27Add to your cart.
Outside in, both sides.
Item 11: News - Ned Calmers, Walter Winchell, Cedric Foster; News, 5 min. Bill Henreid, Death of Roosevelt., 1945 April 8; 1945 April 11-12Add to your cart.
Outside in, both sides.
Item 12: The death of Roosevelt, by Kaltenborn, On the late Pres. Roosevelt, by Kaltenborn, News, 5 min., Ned Calmers, Roosevelt's funeral, News, 5 min, on Pres. Truman's speech to Congress, News, 5 min, Robert Trout; Ned Calmers, 5-min news, Robert Trout, Ned Calmers, 1945 April 12-15, 18; 1945 April 22, 23, May 5Add to your cart.
Outside in, both sides.
Item 13: Harry S. Truman, President, first address to Congress; Ned Calmers, End of war, Pres. Truman announces end of war, 1945 April 16; 1945 May 6, 7, 8Add to your cart.
Outside in, both sides.
Item 14: Winston Churchill, unconditional surrender of Germany; Kaltenborn on signing of surrender of Germany, Walter Winchell, 1945 May 8, 9; May 13Add to your cart.
Item 15: Pres. Harry Truman, close of San Francisco Peace Conference; Pres. Truman report on Berlin, atomic bombs on Japs [sic], 1945 June 26; 1945 August 9Add to your cart.
Item 16: End of Jap [sic] war, 8a.m. Columbia B.C., 5:55 Robert Trout, 6:45 Kaltenborn, 5:55 (Aug 13), William C. Harsh; News: Jap [sic] surrender?, 1945 August 10, 13; 1945 August 14Add to your cart.
Item 17: "Jap surrender", 1945 August 14Add to your cart.
Item 18: V.J. Day: Signing of formal surrender; Pres. Harry Truman, General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, 1945 September 1Add to your cart.
Item 19: V.J. Day, Eroica Symphony, Beethoven, Toscanini & NBC; H.S. Truman, President, Navy Day address, foreign policy, 1945 September 1, 1945 October 27Add to your cart.

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