Research Catalog

Voice of America collection of broadcast recordings

Title
Voice of America collection of broadcast recordings, 1942-1955.
Author
Voice of America.
Supplementary Content
Collection guide

Details

Additional Authors
Description
1424 sound discs : analog, 33 rpm.
Uniform Title
Kraft music hall (Radio program)
Alternative Title
  • Ford evening hour (Radio program)
  • Harvest of stars (Radio program)
Subject
Radio programs > United States
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system. Original items which have not been transferred may require advance notification for use.
Biography (note)
  • Broadcasting organization of the United States government founded in 1941 as a division of the Office of War Information.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository: *L(Special) 89-17.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*L (Special) 89-17
Author
Voice of America.
Title
Voice of America collection of broadcast recordings, 1942-1955.
Summary
The collection contains a wide variety of musical programs prepared for rebroadcast over Voice of America stations. Included in the Archives' holdings are: various Bing Crosby shows (including Kraft Music Hall, Chesterfield, and Philco Radio time), Ford Evening Hour, and Harvest of Stars radio programs. Also included are performances of various symphony orchestras including: the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, NBC Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as recordings of the American Music Festival and the Festival of the American Music.
Access
Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system. Original items which have not been transferred may require advance notification for use.
Biography
Broadcasting organization of the United States government founded in 1941 as a division of the Office of War Information. The Voice of America recorded radio programs from commercial radio stations in the United States and rebroadcast them in Europe.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: *L(Special) 89-17.
Connect to:
Added Author
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977.
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
New York Philharmonic.
Philadelphia Orchestra.
NBC Symphony Orchestra.
Added Title
Kraft music hall (Radio program)
Ford evening hour (Radio program)
Harvest of stars (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 89-17
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