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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

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Box 10Add to your cart.
Barcode 707220.
Item 1: Truman concluded, Record 2, T-2, Truman on labor, Record 1, T-2; Pres. Harry S Truman on labor, etc., 1945 October 27, 30; 1946 January 3Add to your cart.
Outside in, side 1.
Item 2: Truman on labor, Record 2, T-1; Fulton Lewis, Jr., meat strike; Truman on strikes, 1945 October 30; 1946 January 25, 3Add to your cart.
Item 3: Winston Churchill, Record 1, T-1; Record 3, T-1, 1946 March 5Add to your cart.
Item 4: Winston Churchill at Fulton, Record 2, T-2; Winston Churchill in NYC, Record 1, T-1, 1946 March 5; 1946 March 15Add to your cart.
Side 2: Inside out.
Item 5: Winston Churchill, Record 2, T-2; "speed tests", 1946 March 15Add to your cart.
Side 1: Inside out.
Item 6: Winston Churchill, Record 3, Oklahoma Symphony Society, practice and warm-up; Oklahoma Symphony Society, Little Symphony, Bach Suite No. 1 in B Minor, 1946 March 15, April 1; 1946 April 1Add to your cart.
Item 7: NY Philharmonic: Record 1, Partita, Lionel Barrymore; Record 3: NY Philharmonic: Brahms Violin Concerto in D [major] continued, 1946 March 31Add to your cart.
Side 1: Inside out.
Item 8: NY Philharmonic: Record 2: Beethoven's 3rd symphony, Leonore overture, Brahms violin concerto in D major, Zeno Francescatti, violin; Record 4: Brahms violin concerto conclusion, 1946 March 31Add to your cart.
Inside to outside.
Item 9: Oklahoma Symphony - Little Symphony, 2nd and 3rd movement, Mozart Concerto in D Major; Bach Double Concerto, 1946 April 1Add to your cart.
Item 10: Oklahoma Symphony - Little Symphony  - #2 Bach Suite in B Minor, bassoon solo, 1946 April 1Add to your cart.
"Records made at home."
Item 11: Okla. Symphony Orchestra - Taos - Composed - Goodsell; Presiden Truman on railroad strike, 1946 April 1; 1946 May 24Add to your cart.
Item 12: President Harry S Truman on the vetoing of the OPA Bill and the further need for OPA; The first [sic] atom bomb test, Record 1, 1946 June 29; 1946 June 30Add to your cart.
Item 13: Atom bomb test, # 2, 1946 June 30Add to your cart.
Item 14: Henry A. Wallace is fired from Cabinet. 1. News by Fulton Lewis, Jr. 2. Wallace's statement; Truman - Pres. Vetoes Taft-Hartley Labor bill, Senator Taft rejoins, 1946 September 20; 1947 [sic?] September 20Add to your cart.
Item 15: Oklahoma Symphony, Norman: 1. Fugue in G minor, 2. Same, 1947 February 18Add to your cart.
Item 16: Oklahoma Symphony, Fugue in G minor 2, Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat, 1947 February 18Add to your cart.
Item 17: Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Record 1, T-1; Record 3, T-1, Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, 1947 April 5Add to your cart.
Inside out.
Item 18: Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Record 2, T-2; Record 4, T-2, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D, Reformation Symphony, 1947 April 5Add to your cart.
Item 19: Oklahoma Symphony at Norman: [Record 1] Overture to the Rivals, Norton, Mathis der Maler, Hindemith; [Record 3] Conclusion, 1947 December 9Add to your cart.
Inside out. Marked for WNAD Radio, OU, Norman.
Item 20: Oklahoma Symphony, [Record 2] Mathis der Maler, cont'd.; [Record 4] Britten, Soirees Musicales, 1947 December 9Add to your cart.
Marked for WNAD.
Item 21: Oklahoma Symphony, 5 - Afternoon of a Faun - Debussy, 6 - Gayane Ballet Suite - begin - Khatchaturian, 1947 December 9Add to your cart.
Marked for WNAD.
Item 22: Oklahoma Symphony, Gayane Ballet Suite, Khachaturian, encores, 1947 December 9Add to your cart.
Marked for WNAD.
Item 23: President Truman, preparedness, 1948 March 17Add to your cart.
"11:30 a.m."
Item 24: Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Records 1 and 3, 1949 April 23Add to your cart.
Item 25: Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Records 2 and 4, 1949 April 23Add to your cart.
Item 26: Fulton Lewis, Jr.: Atomic bomb secrets revealed to Russia by Hopkins and Wallace, 1949 December 5Add to your cart.
Item 27: Fulton Lewis, Jr.: Further on Russia and the atomic bomb, 1949 December 6Add to your cart.
Item 28: Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra Test Broadcast #1; Oklahoma Symphony: Paul Creston, A Rumor, Alban Berg, opera Lulu, Ostinato and Variations, 1949 December 7; 1950 January 18Add to your cart.
Item 29: Oklahoma Symphony broadcast - conclusion, Dewey #2; Fulton Lewis, Jr., bomb secrets to Russia, 1949 December 7, 1949 February 8; 1949 December 7Add to your cart.
Item 30: Oklahoma Symphony:First Mutual chain broadcast, Record 1, T-1; NY Philharmonic: Zeno Francescatti, Saint-Saëns [Violin] Concerto No. 3, Record 1, T-1, 1950 January 11; 1950 January 22Add to your cart.
Oklahoma Symphony: Riders to the Sea, Henry F. Gilbert; Overture to the opera News of the Day (Neues vom Tage), Paul Hindemith
Item 31: Oklahoma Symphony - first Mutual broadcast, Record 2, T-2; Oklahoma Symphony, R-2, T-2: Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin, 1950 January 11; 1950 January 18Add to your cart.
"Rhs [rehearsal?] on back of 12-7-49." Oklahoma Symphony: The White Peacock, Charles Griffiths, Excerpts from Oklahoma, Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Item 32: NY Philharmonic, Zeno Francescatti - Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3, Record 2, T-2, 1950 January 22Add to your cart.
"See 1-11-50 for first record."
Item 33: [No information], 1950 February 25Add to your cart.
Item 34: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Item 35: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Item 36: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.

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