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Radio programs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Cavalcade of America phonograph records

Accession: 1968-001-G68

The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. This collection contains recordings of most of the show's episodes and consists of over 2,900 phonograph albums, approximately 500 sound tape reels, 6 sound cassettes and one scrapbook.

Dates: 1935-1953

Cavalcade of America photographs

Accession: 1985-259

The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Cavalcade of America radio show. The majority are views of rehearsals or live performances; actors and actresses, including numerous Hollywood celebrities such as Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, and Cary Grant; the DuPont Chorus; live audiences; and the production staff.

Dates: 1939-1951

Central files, 1885-1975

Accession: 1411Identifier: 1411-I.
Scope and Contents:

The Central Files series documents all major NAM initiatives until about 1970. Prior to its move to Washington, DC in 1974, NAM maintained files in a central location. The subseries and file order reflect how NAM maintained the files. It is arranged into fifty subseries according to subject headings created by NAM. The subject headings are denoted by a subject code, 100-A through 100-ZZ and 200-A. Subject code 100-E, files related to Industrial Relations, were removed from the original run of files and can be found in Series XXV, Open Shop Department and Series XVII, Industrial Relations Department.

The subseries are: General files; Memoranda; Advertising; Promotion; Awards; Industrial Environment Division; Biographies; Inter-office bulletins; Business, Industry, Education Day (BIE Day); Chamber of Commerce; International Labor Organization (ILO); Charters; Government Relations Division — Government finance; NAM policy committees; Conventions; Corporate records; Financial records; Education Department; Free enterprise; Films; International Conference of Manufacturers; Science and Technology Department; Council for Latin America; Inflation; Insurance; International Affairs Division; La Follette Committee; Lobbying; Program Planning Division; Conferences, meetings — other than NAM; Membership; Toland, Lt. Ben; Reports; Organizations, foundations, and associations; Personnel; Positions; Public information — public relations; Publications; Radio and TV; Releases; Religion (clergy-industry); Research; Speeches; Taxes; United Nations; United States government; Women’s clubs; National Industrial Council (NIC); Market Development/Distribution Department; and Urban affairs.

This series should be used in conjunction with individual departments series.

Dates: 1885-1975

National Association of Manufacturers Radio Division scrapbook

Accession: 2491

John Drake Fitzgerald (1902-1969) was the chief of the Radio Division at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the early 1940s. While at NAM, Fitzgerald oversaw the “Defense for America” radio series that aired on NBC Red Network and “Your Defense Reporter” series which aired on Mutual Network. This scrapbook (digital copy), created by Fitzgerald, documents some of the work the Radio Division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) did in 1941. Particular emphasis is on two radio programs: "Defense for America" and "Your Defense Reporter." Fitzgerald was the chief of the Radio Division.

Dates: 1941-1942

Phonograph records, 1946-1971

Accession: 2388Identifier: 2388-XXX.
Scope and Contents:

This series consists mainly of phonograph records of a handful of William Pahlmann's radio and television appearances between 1946 and 1971. Like other interior designers, Pahlmann sought to promote himself and his work as much as possible. In radio and television, he found a pair of particularly effective mass marketing and public relations tools, which he made key components of his publicity and public relations efforts. Appearances on radio and television allowed Pahlmann to generate interest in his interior design work and helped him drum up new business for his firm William Pahlmann Associates. Radio and television also provided Pahlmann with mass media through which he could bring his ideas regarding interior design to a wider American audience.

The phonograph records in this series contain original audio recordings of several of Pahlmann's radio appearances, including his announcement of his "Path of the Sun" Everglaze fabric line and appearances on Martha Deane's radio program. The phonograph records also contain original audio recordings of Pahlmann's appearances on two television programs: "The Galen Drake Show" and "Jinx's Diary." Two phonograph records of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's December 8, 1950 appearance on NBC Radio are preserved in this series as well. The contents of this series are arranged in the order in which they arrived at the Winterthur Museum.

Dates: 1946-1971

Promotional, 1912, 1929-2012, undated

Accession: 1973-418Identifier: 1973-418-II.
Dates: 1912; 1929-2012; undated

Willard S. Wilson films and ephemera

Accession: 1977-219

Willard S. Wilson (1897-1979) was a pioneer radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. He was founder of the first commercial radio station in Delaware. This small collection of newspaper clippings, articles, notes, and ephemera document Wilson's knowledge about the history of radio and some of his accomplishments related to the radio station WHAV/WDEL. There are also three reels of film, two related to aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and one documenting the arrival of a monument at Wilmington, Delaware marine terminal.

Dates: 1913-1977