By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Willis Conover Collection, 1930-1996|
|Primary Creator:||Conover, Willis (1920-1996)|
The collection is arranged in six series:
Series 1: Voice of America, 1954-1996 Series 2: Audio, film, and video: Voice of America and others, 1950-1996 Series 3: Personal papers, books, and correspondence, 1931-1996 Series 4: Photographs, 1930s-1996 Series 5: Non-VOA broadcasters and projects Series 6: Realia
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThis extensive collection includes documents from Willis Conover's career at the Voice of America, as well as personal papers, non-VOA projects, sound recordings, video recordings, and realia.
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|Acquisition Source:||Willis Conover Jazz Preservation Foundation, Inc.|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||
2018 May 24: Series 2, Sub-series 1.
2018 August 29: Series 2, Sub-series 6.
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Box and Folder Listing
Playlists and scripts, mostly for Conover's late-night "Lullaby Train" show. Barcode 707141.
Manuscript scores. Barcode 707136.
Documents related to Conover's "House of Sounds" program on WCBS radio in the early 1960s.
Box 6: Armed Forces Radio Service Music on Deck scripts; Travel the World in Song, Navy recruiting spots, Voices of VISTA, 1960sBarcode: 707117