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Radio [graphic].
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  • 61 items (.2 cu. ft., 1 box); 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
  • 35 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 19 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • Portrait photographs – 1940-1979.
  • Group portraits – 1940-1959.
  • Publicity photographs – 1940-1979.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1940-1979.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's, photography studio's or photo agency's handstamp; some items bear photography studio's blind stamp. Some items bear handwritten captions on verso and/or recto; some items have typewritten or printed captions attached to verso; some items bear inscriptions. Some items bear cropping marks and/or retouching marks; some items are cropped.
  • Collection contains work by James C. Campbell, Arnold Eagle, Cecil Layne, Layne's Studio, and Washington Studio of Cleveland, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Call Number
Sc Photo Radio
Radio [graphic].
Collection depicts African American radio personalities from the 1940s to 1970s, and African American-operated radio stations and radio broadcasts, mostly New York-based, from the 1940s and 1950s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of radio personalities, some of which were used for publicity purposes; radio interviews and studio performances, mostly musical, some of which were also used for publicity purposes; and views of a radio station mobile unit van, a radio station construction site, and a radio broadcasting class. Of note are a group of images (ca. 1950s) depicting WLIB (New York) radio personality Betty Granger interviewing guests or taking part in publicity events. Other individuals depicted in the collection include radio personalities Nora Holt, Hal Jackson and Bob Law; WLIB news director George W. Goodman; civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Joseph Delaine; writer John Oliver Killens; actress Eartha Kitt; labor leader Benjamin McLaurin; boxer Archie Moore; Judge Miles Paige; and the Eva Jessye Choir during a performance that would later be broadcast on the BBC. Also included is a publicity photo of white radio performers Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, in and out of character, from the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio program (ca. 1939).
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Local Note
Negatives exit for some images.
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Campbell, James C. Photographer
Layne, Cecil. Photographer
Eagle, Arnold. Photographer
Layne's Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Washington Photo (Cleveland, Ohio)
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Radio
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