16” RCA Victor “Orthacoustic” transcription disc, made for the NBC’ Thesaurus label (“A Treasure House of Recorded Programs”). Recorded programming was prohibited on the national radio network but RCA/NBC didn’t mind getting into the business of producing transcriptions and providing canned programs to local stations…
This just in: the latest news from Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture! Read the Winter 2013 edition of Transmitter, the official bulletin of the Broadcasting Archives.
Revisit television’s early days with Max Morath… Learn about the family-friendly character of Pick Temple from his correspondence… Suit up in sequins with “Queen of Super Circus” Mary Hartline… celebrate with the 2012 Giants of Broadcasting… and more!
Stay tuned for more great updates from Transmitter.
The Special Collections staff have been hard at work creating new ways for you to discover our unique archival and manuscript collections. To see the latest additions to our database of archival finding aids, visit ArchivesUM. You can search for the finding aids in two ways.
Use the drop down list under “Subject” to select guides related to particular topics. Our new categories include:
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- National Public Radio
- Public Broadcasting Service
- United States Government
- World War II
There were also a number of Mass Media collections added to the Women’s History subject category.
To see all new Mass Media guides, select “Mass Media and Culture” from the drop down list under “Collection Area”.
We were thrilled to have Testudo (the University of Maryland mascot) recently visit us in Special Collections! We had a lot of fun teaching him about researching primary sources, online finding tools at UMD, and the many collections available for research. He decided to create a Flickr photo-guide for using the Special Collections. Visit it at ter.ps/19h and let us know if it helps you too!