|American Library of Radio and
"ALRT is the repository for over 3,000 books and pamphlets on American broadcasting history, as well as extensive reference collections of radio and television scripts, sound recordings, periodicals, photographs, and other materials. In addition, several significant collections of broadcasting-related manuscripts and personal papers are available to scholars and interested readers."
|Bowling Green State
University Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/music/music.html
"The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives contains over 60,000 books and scores related to all aspects of the study of music. Included in the book collection are studies ranging from biography to general histories of music, from theoretical treatises to studies of such diverse aspects as country music, opera, and band music. The score collection includes solos, orchestral studies, exercise books, and chamber music. Also located in the collection are all masters' theses and documents written by graduate students in the College of Musical Arts. The Sound Recordings Archives, considered the nation's premier collection of popular music sound recordings, contains over 650,000 recordings representing all styles of popular music and all recorded formats."
|Broadcast Pioneers Library of American
"The Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting. Founded in 1972 as the Broadcast Pioneers Library, it was housed in the headquarters of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C., until 1994, when it became part of the University of Maryland Libraries."
|Broadcasting Archives at McKissick
Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the McKissick Museum has a broadcasting archive.
|Library of Congress Motion Picture,
Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division--Recorded Sound Reference Center
"The Library's audio collections are now the largest in the United States and among the most comprehensive in the world, reflecting the entire history of sound technology, from the first wax cylinders, through LPs and tape, to the latest compact audio discs."
|The Martin Luther King
Center for Nonviolent Social Change
"The King Center Archive is the world's largest collection of primary source material on the civil rights movement." It includes cassettes of speeches and sermons.
"The Pacifica Radio Archives Collection of 40,000 plus audio tapes is the oldest collection of public radio programming the the United States. The collection includes speeches, public affairs programs, documentaries, musical performances, commentaries and news coverages, some of which date back as far as the 1950s."
|Priceless Sound Productions (no
"Contains over 10,000 programs in four major categories: 1) Children's Programs; 2) Comedy; 3) Drama, Mystery and Variety; and 4) History, News and Documentary." For more info, call (408) 753-2558, ask for Tom Price.
|Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy
The Sperdvac libraries contain over 2000 reels of Old Time Radio, including Hopalong Cassidy, Quiet Please, Mysterious Traveler, The Whistler, Dimension X, X Minus One, Tales of the Texas Rangers and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.
|Vincent Voice Library
"The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is the largest academic voice library in the nation. It is located on the fourth floor of the West wing of the MSU Library. It houses taped utterances (speeches, performances, lectures, interviews, broadcasts, etc.) by over 50,000 persons from all walks of life recorded over 100 years."
Kimberly A. Neuendorf