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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: 10.0 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. It is uncertain whether all discs actually have glass bases, but their collection name has been maintained.

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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.
Technical Access Note: Requires special playback equipment.
Acquisition Source: KERA-FM
Acquisition Method: Donation.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 713137.
Item 1: Kaltenborn, News; Roosevelt, July 4 speech, also, Chief Justice Stone, anthem, 1941 June 24; 1941 July 4Add to your cart.
Item 2: Rotary. First G.R. program rehearsal. Report on Denver convention, 1941 July 1Add to your cart.
Item 3: Elmer Davis. Weekly War Review, 1941 July 5, 12Add to your cart.
Item 4: Opera. Central City, Colorado. Orpheus & Euridice. Elysian Scene; Norman Thomas against extension of draft beyond one year, 1941 July 5; 1941 July 29Add to your cart.
Item 5: Julio Gerlein. Interviewed by Bob Angerman; Junior Rotarians Rehearsal. Bob Angerman's Rotary Committee, 1941 July 7Add to your cart.
Item 6: Elmer Davis. Weekly War Review, 1941 July 19, 26Add to your cart.
Item 7: G.R. rehearsal, first Rotary assembly; Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax. Mary Gray Thompson's students, Dorothy Raymond's first appearance on the air, 1941 July 20; 1942 March 1Add to your cart.
Item 8: Rotary Program Rehearsal; Elmer Davis, Weekly War Review, 1941 July 1; 1941 August 2, 9Add to your cart.
Broken. Rotary: Frank Carr, G.R., Allen Street,  Doug Dich Hirshfield, Juan Harrell, Vera Howell, Ed Leslie, G.R.
Item 9: Kaltenborn -News, 1941 August 12, 13Add to your cart.
Item 10: Four-piano quartet. Other side practice cutting. N.G., 1941 August 17Add to your cart.
Item 11: Winston Churchill Part 1; George Fielding Elliott, weekly war analysis, 1941 August 24; 1941 August 23Add to your cart.
Item 12: Winston Churchill Part 2; John Gunther, guest of Walter Winchell, 1941 August 24Add to your cart.
Item 13: Roosevelt Freedom of the Seas (2 sides), 1941 September 11Add to your cart.
Item 14: Clifton Utley. Daily News of the war; Elmer Davis. Weekly War Review, 1941 September 12; 1941 September 13Add to your cart.
Item 15: Kaltenborn. Sunday War News, 1941 September 28Add to your cart.
Item 16: Roosevelt Navy Day Part 1; Fulton Lewis Jr. war comments, 1941 October 27; 1941 October 28Add to your cart.
Item 17: Roosevelt Navy Day Part 2, 1941 October 27Add to your cart.
Item 18: Rotary. Speakeasy. 2 sides, 1941 November 25Add to your cart.
Item 19: War - Japan. 1. Kaltenborn, 2:15 p.m., Upton Close 6 p.m., 1941 December 7Add to your cart.
Item 20: War - Japan. 6 p.m. news, Bawkage, Upton Close, Philippines; 10:30 p.m., NBC, 1941 December 7Add to your cart.
Item 21: War - Japan. 1. Roosevelt tells Congress. 2. House of Congress [sic] declares war, 1941 December 8Add to your cart.
Item 22: Clifton Utley. War news; 8 a.m. war news summary, 1941 December 8Add to your cart.
Item 23: George Fielding Elliott. 10:45 pm war news; 8 a.m. news, 1941 December 9; 1941 December 10Add to your cart.

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