The Audio Dimensions of History: A Bibliography and Guide to Audio and Textual Resources on Historical Radio Documentary Production and Related Topics
Prof. Gerald Zahavi
Department of History, University at Albany ~ SUNY

(draft -- in progress -- pending corrections, additions, formatting, etc. -- 8/12/2000)

Peter Dixon. Radio writing, including six famous radio scripts, illustrated with photographs. New York, The Century Co. [c1931] 324 p. illus. 20 cm.

Documentary sounds [sound recording]. -- New York : Folkways Records, [1962- sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in. A Documentary history of broadcasting [sound recording]: 1920-1950. Folkways Records sound discs : 33 1/3 rpm, microgroove ; 12 in.

A documentary history of broadcasting, 1920-1950 [sound recording] : radio before television, vol. 1, introduction: the arts of language. -- New York: Folkways Records, FB 9171- [c1963.] 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.

Robert McLeish, Radio Production: A Manual for Broadcasters. Butterworth-Heinemann (1994).

Medialog : a guide to television, film & radio programs supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. -- New York, N.Y. : Film Fund; Washington, D.C. : To order, National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Affairs Office, [1982?] 98 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Ralph Rogers. Do's and Doníts of Radio Writing, by Ralph Rogers. [Boston, c1937] 104 p. 20 cm.

Wylie, Max, 1904- Radio Writing, by Max Wylie ... introduction by Lewis Titterton . illustrated with photographs. New York, Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, [c1939] xv, 550 p. plates (1 double) ports. 22 cm.

Wylie, Max, 1904- Radio and television writing. Rev. and enl. New York, Rinehart [1950] xxiv, 635 p. illus., ports. 24 cm. (Rinehart radio series)

Reese, David E. Radio production worktext : studio and equipment / David E. Reese, Lynne S. Gross. -- 3rd ed. -- Boston : Focal Press, c1998. xvi, 205 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)

Hausman, Carl, 1953- Modern radio production / Carl Hausman, Philip Benoit, Lewis B. O'Donnell. -- 4th ed. -- Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub., c1996. xiv, 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

McLeish, Robert. Radio production : a manual for broadcasters / Robert McLeish. -- 3rd ed. -- Oxford : Focal Press, 1994. xiii, 294 p. : ill., 1 form ; 25 cm.

Rosenbaum, Marcus D. and John Dinges, eds., Sound Recording: The National Public Radio Guide to Radio Journalism and Production. Dubuque IA, 1992.

Adams, Michael H. Introduction to radio : production and programming / Michael H. Adams, Kimberly K. Massey. -- Madison, Wis. : Brown & Benchmark, c1995. x, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Kaye, Michael. Making radio : a guide to basic broadcasting production and techniques / Michael Kaye and Andrew Popperwell. -- London : Broadside Books, 1992. 102 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Kingson, Walter Krulevitch, 1916- Radio drama acting and production, a handbook, by Walter Krulevitch Kingson and Rome Cowgill. Rev. ed. [New York] Rinehart [1950] 373 p. illus. 28 cm. (Rinehart radio series)

McLeish, Robert. Radio production : a manual for broadcasters / Robert McLeish. -- 3rd ed. -- Oxford : Focal Press, 1994. xiii, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Siegel, Bruce H. Creative radio production / Bruce H. Siegel. -- Boston : Focal Press, c1992. xii, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound cassette : analog.

O'Donnell, Lewis B. Modern radio production / Lewis B. O'Donnell, Philip Benoit, Carl Hausman. -- 3rd ed. -- Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., c1993. xvi, 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. -- (Wadsworth series in mass communication)

Drake, Harold L. Humanistic radio production / Harold L. Drake. -- Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, c1982. ix, 116 p. ; 22 cm.

Wylie, Max, Radio and television writing. Rev. and enl. New York, Rinehart [1950] xxiv, 635 p. illus., ports. 24 cm. (Rinehart radio series)

Enkel, Fritz. The production of sound effects for radio dramas / by Fritz Enkel and Heinz Schutz ; translated by D.A. Sinclair. -- Ottawa : National Research Council of Canada, 1956. 7 leaves ; 27 cm. -- (National Research Council of Canada. Technical translation TT-609)

Willis, Edgar E A radio director's manual: a survey of principles and techniques with sixty-one production exercises, by Edgar E. Willis. Ann Arbor, Mich., Ann Arbor Publishers, 1961. 194 p. 28 cm.

Wolverton, Mike. Reality on Reels. 1983.

ORAL HISTORY

Ronald Grele, et al., Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.New York: Praeger Press, 1991.

Willa K. Baum, Oral History for the Local Historical Society (3rd Edition, Revised, Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History, 1987).

Michael Frisch, A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History, Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 1990.

Eva M. McMahoan and Kim Lacy Rogers, eds., Interactive Oral History Interviewing, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1994.

Charles T. Morrissey, "The Two-Sentence Format as an Interviewing Technique in Oral History Fieldwork," Oral History Review 15(Spring 1987): 43-53.

John A. Neuenschwander, Oral History and the Law (revised edition), Albuquerque, NM: Oral History Association, 1993.

3. Donald A. Ritchie, Doing Oral History: Practical Advice and Reasonable Explanations for Anyone. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995.

Studs Terkel, Four decades with Studs Terkel [sound recording]. -- St. Paul, MN : HighBridge Co., p1993. 4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.) : analog, Dolby processed.

Studs Terkel, Interviews and interviewers [sound recording] -- Los Angeles: Pacifica Tape Library, 1970. 1 sound tape reel : 3 3/4 ips, 1/2 track, mono; 5 in.

Studs Terkel, The Great Divide [sound recording] -- [New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audiobooks, p1988. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 180 min.) : analog, Dolby processed.

"It's not the song, it's the singing": doing oral history: a panel discussion. [Sound recording] Chicago, Ill., Precedent Pub. [19--] 2 cassettes.

HISTORY OF THE RADIO DOCUMENTARY

A. William Bluem, "Radio: The Forgotten Art," in Documentary in American Television (New York, 1965), 60-72.

Erik Barnouw, The Sponsor: Notes on a Modern Potentate (New York, 1978): 28-37.

A. Fred McDonald, Don't Touch That Dial: Radio Programming in American Life from 1920 to 1960 (Chicago, 1979): 281-325.

Lawrence Lichty and Thomas Bohn, "Radio's 'March of Time': Dramatized News," Journalism Quarterly 51 (Autumn 1974): 458-62, reprinted in American Broadcasting, ed. Lawrence W. Lichty (New York, 1975).

Erik Barnouw, A Tower in Babel: A History of Broadcasting in the United States vol. 1 (New York, 1966), 277-78.

 DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS/DRAMATIZATIONS 

Sklar, Michael, Philadelphia - July 4, 1776. The ratification of the constitution. [Sound] recording Columbia Special Products 91A-02039. [197-] 1 disc. 33 rpm. mono. 2 in. (Documentary series --You are there). The first side written by Michael Sklar and Robert Lewis Shayon; the second by Michael Sklar. A dramatization in the form of a radio broadcast. Produced and directed by Robert Lewis Shayon, with CBS radio correspondents. Program notes by Robert Lewis Shayon on container. Originally broadcast by CBS in 1947?

Shayon, Robert Lewis and Jones, Jay Franklin, The assassination of Abraham Lincoln [Sound] recording. Columbia Special Products 91A-02043. [197-] side 1 of 1 disc. 33 rpm. mono. 12 in; The capture of John Wilkes Booth [Sound] recording on side 2. (Documentary series -- You are there). Originally broadcast by CBS in 1947?

1775, [Radio documentary] American Antiquarian Society; produced by Damora Productions. Written, Directed, and Produced by James David Moran.

1857. [Radio documentary] American Antiquarian Society; produced by Damora Productions. Written, Directed, and Produced by James David Moran.

Interview with filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt. A Talking History production (University at Albany - SUNY Production Center). Interviewer and Assistant Producer: Susan McCormick. Producer and Engineer: Gerald Zahavi. Available on Audio CD, Cassette tape, and on the WWW as a streaming RealAudio file. 31 minutes. The interview focuses on Laurie Kahn_Leavitt's film adaptation of historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. Laurie Kahn-Leavitt is a producer and screenwriter with many years of experience in filmmaking. She is the founder of Blueberry Hill Productions and has won numerous film and media awards. Her previous credits include writing and production work on Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, Frontline, The American Experience, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

American Indian oral history collection [sound recording] / Joseph H. Cash, general editor. -- New York : Clearwater Publishing Co., p1977-p1981. 30 sound cassettes (ca. 30 min. each) : analog, 2 track, mono. + 30 guide slips. Oral histories mixed with music.

AMERICANA

Studer, Norman. All the homespun days [sound recording] : a narrative poem with documentary recordings / written and read by Norman Studer. N[ew] Y[ork] C[ity] : Folkways Records, 1961.1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

First person America [sound] recording. Washington, D.C. : National Public Radio, c1980. 3 cassettes (180 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. (Special series) Based on the book, First-person America, edited by Ann Banks. Cassettes 1 and 3 have subtitles only. Contents: Troupers and pitchmen -- When I first came to this land -- Making ends meet -- Talking union -- Smoke and steel -- Harlem stories. National Public Radio : SP-801109.S.

The automobile: the sounds of 50 years [sound recording]. -- [Boston] :Unicorn, [1956?]1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in. -- (Unicorn documentary series)

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS 

The tragedy of rural migration [Sound] recording : a documentary on vanishing rural america. Released by The Center for Cassette Studies, 1972. 1 cassette : 1 7/8 ips, 2-track mono. ; 2 1/2 x 4 in. (Perspectives on America)

THE NUCLEAR AGE

The first nuclear strike [Sound] recording : a documentary on the destruction of Hiroshima in 1945. Forum Associates 020 5088. c1969. 1 cassette. 2 1/2 x 4 in. 1 7/8 ips. monaural. 4 tracks. (The nuclear age)

Born to live [sound recording] : Hiroshima, with documentary recordings / written, compiled and edited by Studs Terkel with Jim Unrath ; produced by Radio Station WFMT. -- New York : Folkways Records, FD 5525. 1965. 1 sound disc (ca. 40 min.) : 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. + 1 pamphlet (8 p.)

"Nuclear Disarmament Activism in the 1950s and 1960s." A Talking History production (University at Albany ~ SUNY Production Center). Broadcast live on February 12, 1998 over WRPI, Troy. Segment producer and host: Andrew Feffer. Executive producer and engineer: Gerald Zahavi. 1 hour. Available on cassette tape, Audio CD, and on the WWW as a RealAudio sound file. For non-commercial distribution only. "Nuclear Disarmament Activism in the 1950s and 1960s." [Encoded for 28.8 Kb/sec and faster modems]. Additional information on this program: SUNY/Albany Professor of History Lawrence Wittner, author of the recently-published RESISTING THE BOMB: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT MOVEMENT, 1954-1970 (Stanford University Press, 1998), is interviewed about the Antinuclear Weapons Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. A former president of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society), Professor Wittner is a widely-published author on peace and disarmament issues. His previous book, One World or None, which covered nuclear disarmament activities in the years through 1953, received the 1995 Warren Kuehl award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations as the outstanding book on the history or peace movements and/or internationalism. Joining Prof. Wittner are two prominent activists of the era: David McReynolds and Ursula Franklin. McReynolds, a top staff member of the pacifist War Resisters League, was closely involved with nuclear disarmament activities in the United States in the 1960s. Franklin, who teaches today at the University of Toronto, was a founder of the Voice of Women, a leading Canadian antinuclear organization established in 1960. Together, these speakers examine the efforts of the nuclear disarmament movement to curb the nuclear arms race and to prevent nuclear war. This program was originally broadcast live from the studios of WRPI, Troy (91.5 FM). All rights held by the Talking History consortium.

ELECTORAL POLITICS AND POLITICAL LEADERS

Campaign '76: the Democratic National Convention : the week Carter took it all (Documentary) / by Walter Cronkite [and others]. [sound recording] [S.l.] : Encyclopedia Americana/CBS News Audio Resource Library ; New York : distributed by Grolier Educational Corporation, 1976. 1 sound cassette. (Vital history cassettes ; July '76, no.1.)

Hail to the chief [sound recording] : an inquiry into power of the presidency :a documentary / produced by Anthony G. Pilla. -- New York City : Folkways Records, 1972. Includes excerpts from the speeches of Richard M. Nixon, Spiro T. Agnew, Lyndon B. Johnson, Warren Burger, Douglas MacArthur, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Dean Rusk, and J. W. Fullbright. 3 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

Pilla, Anthony G. The White House or bust, seven steps to the Presidency [Sound] recording : a documentary. Folkways Records FH 5503. [1964]. 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in.

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. Lyndon B. Johnson, the first 100 days : a documentary. [sound] recording Twentieth Century-Fox Records TFM 3145. [1964] 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in.

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the presidential years (1961-1963) [sound recording]: a documentary ; excerpts from great speeches. -- Long Island City, N.Y.: Pickwick International, [1964]. 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm, mono.; 12 in. 

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. "...Rendevous with destiny" [Sound] recording [New York] : National Broadcasting Company [ND6-MC-71-94] [l945?] 12 discs. 78 rpm. 12in. (NBC documentary recordings, 1)

London, Edwin.[Death of Lincoln] The Cleveland Chamber Symphony presents Death of Lincoln [sound recording] :a documentary opera by Edwin London ; libretto by Donald Justice. -- [United States : s.n. : after 1976] 1 sound cassette : analog.

Every four years: 1896-1972. [sound recording] : a documentary history of political oratory , humor and songs. North Hollywood, Calif. : Center for Cassette Studies, 32325 [c1973]. cassette 1 7/8ips. 2 1/2 x 4 in. (The political arena

 THE COLD WAR

 De Antonio, Emile. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy [sound recording] : a documentary of the McCarthy hearings / produced by Emile de Antonio. -- New York : Broadside Records, 1968. 1 sound disc (46 min.) : 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. + 1 pamphlet (6 p.)

 Point of order [sound recording] : a record of the Army- McCarthy hearings, from the documentary film. [U.S.A.] : Columbia, [1964]. 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in. (Columbia masterworks)

 Ship, Reuben. The investigator [sound recording] : a political satire in documentary form written by Reuben Ship with John Drainie. -- New York, NY : Broadside, 1966. 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

FEMINISM

Simone de Beauvoir interviewed by Studs Terkel [Sound] recording : one of the founders of Women's Lib is interviewed by Studs Terkel. Center for Cassette Studies 080 24246. p1971.1 cassette. 2-track. mono. (The liberated woman)

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Joyce Carol Oates reads from A Bloodsmoor romance and talks about feminism, the 19th century romance, and why she writes so much. [sound recording]. -- [Columbia, Mo. : American Audio Prose Library, 1981?]. 1 sound cassette (30 min.) : analog, mono. -- (Moveable feast, no. 9.)

Hafen, Bruce C. Women & feminism [sound recording] / Bruce C. Hafen. -- Rexburg, Idaho : Ricks College/Electronic Sound Services, [1984] 1 cassette : 1 7/8 ips, mono.

Journeys in our lives [sound recording] : learning feminism : 11th annual NWSA Convention. -- College Park, MD : National Women's Studies Association, [1989] 1 sound cassette : analog.

Feminism and the feminist movement [sound recording] : a reassessment. -- Washington, D.C. : National Public Radio, p1981. 1 sound cassette (59 min.) : analog.

Gallop, Jane, 1952- A re-examination of Freud and feminism with a French slant. [Sound recording] cassette. 1/2 track. mono.

Wertheimer, Barbara M. Feminism and women in trade unions. [Sound recording] cassette. 1/2 track. mono.

Chicana feminism [sound] recording Washington : National Public Radio, 1981, c1980. 1 sound cassette (29 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, mono. (Horizons series)

Feminism [sound] recording Columbia, S.C. : SECA, [1975?] 1 sound cassette (60 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. (Firing line ; no. 179.)

Griffiths, Martha Wright, 1912- Equal rights amendment for women [sound recording] / Martha Wright Griffiths. -- [S.l.] : Encyclopedia Americana/CBS News Audio Resource Library ; New York : distributed by Grolier Educational Corp., 1973. 1 sound cassette (56 min.) -- (Vital history cassettes ; May '73, no. 1)

Elbert, Sarah. Diana and Persis'; Louisa May Alcott and domestic feminism. [Sound recording] cassette. 1/2 track. mono.

Brownmiller, Susan. Rape! [sound recording] / Susan Brownmiller. -- [S.l.] : Encyclopedia Americana/CBS News Audio Resource Library ; New York : distributed by Grolier Educational Corporation, 1975. 1 sound cassette (55 min.) -- (Vital history cassettes ; Oct.'75, no. 1)

Black women in America (II). [sound recording] : the Civil War ends--and another war begins. Center for Cassette Studies, c1974. 1 cassette : 1 7/8 ips. (Black history.)

Scholer, David M. The Bible & Evangelical feminism today [sound recording] / David Scholer. -- [S.l.] : Evangelical Women's Caucus, [1982?] (Granite Falls, Wash. : duplicated by Marvl Productions) 1 cassette : 1 7/8 ips, mono.

 Wauchope, Marilyn. Power, practice, and feminism [sound recording] / Marilyn Wauchope. -- Boulder, CO : Naropa Institute, 1982. 1 sound cassette.

 Steinem, Gloria. Gloria Steinem at the National Press Club [sound recording]. -- Washington, D.C. : National Public Radio, p1984. 1 sound cassette (1 hr.) : analog.

 Hernandez, Aileen. Feminism--its history and purpose : Aileen Hernandez on the growth and status of women's liberation [sound recording] North Hollywood, Calif., The Center for Cassette Studies,$c1979. 1 sound cassette. 2-track. mono.

 THE AMERICAN WEST

Orchard, Imbert Martin : the story of a young fur trader / by Imbert Orchard. -- Victoria: Sound and Moving Image Division, Province of British Columbia, Provincial Archives, 1981. iii, 76 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. -- (Sound heritage series, ISSN 0228-7781 ; no. 30)

Cowboy [sound recording] : a documentary feature / written and produced by Josh Darsa. -- Washington, D.C. : National Public Radio, p1980. 1 sound cassette (60 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., stereo.

IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC AMERICA

Nueva York : a tape documentary of Puerto Rican New Yorkers. [Sound recording] Conceived, recorded and edited by Tony Schwartz. -- Folkways Records FD 5559. c1955. 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. 12 in.

THE HOLOCAUST 

Prisoner 2065 - Auschwitz [sound recording] / recorded and produced by Alwyn Owen, Radio New Zealand. -- [Wellington, N.Z.] : Radio New Zealand, 1978 : Distributed by Audio Visual Production Unit, The Dept., [1985] 1 sound cassette (75 min.) : 1 7/8 ips.

Presenter: Alwyn Owen. "A Spectrum documentary." Summary: In Part I, Lottie, a woman from a Jewish family, tells how she and her sisters were imprisoned in Auschwitz by the Nazi regime for three years of forced labour. In Part II she relates experiences in the camps, liberation, and the beginning of a new life in New Zealand. Audio Production Unit : 85/155.

RACE, RACISM, AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 Selma freedom songs, a documentary recording by Carl Benkert [Sound] recording. Folkways Records FH 5594. [1965] 2 s. 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. microgroove.

 We shall overcome! Documentary of the March on Washington [ [Sound recording] New York, Folkways Records [1964] 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. 12 in.

 Living Atlanta. KKK [sound recording]. -- Washington, DC : National Public Radio, p1979. 1 sound cassette (29 min.) : analog.

 Terkel, Studs, James Baldwin, black man in America, credo 1 : an interview [sound recording] / by Studs Terkel. -- Cambridge, Mass. : Credo, [196-?] 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm. ; 12 in.

 Terkel, Studs, Race [sound recording] / by Studs Terkel. -- Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Corp., p1992. 6 sound cassettes (17 hr.) : analog.

 I have a dream [sound recording] : a documentary on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1986. 1 sound cassette (45 min.) : analog.

 Freedom in the air: [sound recording] A documentary on Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962. Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC 627 2 s. 33 1/3 rpm. ; 12 in.

 The changing black citizen. [sound recording] : a documentary on black society in America. Tucson : Educational Research Group, [1969]. 1 cassette. (Black America.)

 Ghetto law and order [sound recording] : a documentary on the police's role in the nation's ghettos. -- Tucson, Ariz. : Educational Research Group, c 1969. 1 sound cassette (45 min.) : 1 7/8ips, mono. -- (Black America)

 THE 1960s 

Is freedom academic? [sound recording] : KPFA--Pacifica Radio presents a documentary of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley, fall 1964. -- Berkeley, Calif. : KPFA, [1964] 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.

LSD [Sound] recording : a documentary report on the current psychedelic drug controversy. Capitol TAO 2574. [1966] 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in.

WORLD WAR II (THE HOME FRONT AND THE WAR FRONT)

"Seabrook at War: A Radio Documentary." [Audio Tape] Narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. A co-production of WWFM, Trenton and the NJ Historical Commission. [1 hr. radio special] Documents a little-known chapter of the homefront during World War II, and chronicles four generations of a powerful New Jersey family led by a patriarch, C.F. Seabrook, who was known as "The Henry Ford of Agriculture." During World War II, Seabrook Farms supplied the military with fresh, frozen and deyhdrated food. Plagued by a chronic labor shortage, Seabrook Farms in southern New Jersey recruited agricultural and cannery workers including German prisoners of war; West Indian contract laborers, Japanese Americans, and Japanese Peruvians from wartime detention camps in America. The documentary is narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; it was written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. A co-production of WWFM, Trenton and the NJ Historical Commission. [1 hr. special] A copy of this production is available from the New Jersey Historical Commission. Contact them at: New Jersey Historical Commission, PO Box 305, Trenton, NJ 08625-0305.

Blitzkrieg. [Sound] recording : [A dramatic count down of events leading up to and including the early days of World War II (1933 to 1940) Columbia Special Products 91 A 02011. p1973. (Documentary series)

General Douglas MacArthur, the war years : a documentary. [sound] recording. Twentieth Century-Fox Records TFM 3148. [1964] From soundtracks of Fox Movietone News. Contents: April 1944, MacArthur in Australia.--November 1944, MacArthur returns to Philippines.--March 1945, Philippines resume self-government.-- August 1945, MacArthur with G.I.'s after Japanese surrender.--September 1945, Japanese surrender ceremonies.--September 1945, Japanese sign surrender.--September 1945, Surrender ceremonies concluded.--April 1946, MacArthur addresses Allied Council.--July 1946, Philippines celebrate independence.-- April 1951, MacArthur welcomed in San Francisco.--April 1951, New York hails MacArthur. --April 1951, MacArthur speaks at Waldorf.--April 1951, MacArthur addresses Congress. 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in.

Guilt by reason of race. [sound recording] : a documentary on the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WW II. North Hollywood, Calif. : Center for Cassette Studies, [n.d.].1 cassette. (Man's inhumanity to man.)

Terkel, Studs, "The good war" [sound] recording : an oral history of World War Two / read by Studs Terkel. New York : Random House AudioBooks, 1985. 2 sound cassettes (2 hrs. 55 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, Dolby processed

1944: year of invasion [Sound] recording : a documentary on the voices and moods of men on D-day. N. Hollywood, Calif., Center for Cassette Studies c1969. 1 cassette tape. (Perspectives on World War II.)

Portrait of a peacemaker. [sound recording] : a documentary on the personality & outlook of Woodrow Wilson. Tuscon : Forum Associates, 1969. 1 cassette. (American statesmen.)

Pillar in the Grand Alliance. [sound recording] : a documentary on Winston Churchill & his finest hours. Tucson : Forum Associates, [n.d.]. 1 cassette. (Men and women of destiny.)

THE 1930s

The Dust Bowl story. [sound recording] : a documentary on dust, drought and Depression in the 1930's. Tucson : Forum Associates, [1969]. 1 cassette. (The roots of America.)

Terkel, Studs. Hard times. [Sound recording] The story of the depression in the voices of those who lived it. The original tapes on which the book was based. Caedmon TC 2048. [1971] 2 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. stereo. 12 in.

CULTURE, CULTURAL MOVEMENTS, AND CULTURAL FIGURES

Latham, Karen, 1956- Orson Welles documentary [sound recording] / [written, directed, and edited by Karen Latham]. -- [New York : K. Latham], p1988. 1 sound cassette : analog.

Writing the Southwest [sound recording] : a radio documentary series / David K. Dunaway, producer. -- Albuquerque, N. M.: Dept. of English, University of New Mexico, c1995. 7 sound cassettes (ca. 390 min.) : analog.

Hawkins, Coleman. Coleman Hawkins--a documentary [sound recording] : the life and times of a great jazzman. -- New York : Riverside Records, c1956. 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

Vincent Van Gogh [sound recording] : a self portrait : a documentary based on Van Gogh's letter to his brother. -- Hollywood, Calif.: Center for Cassette Studies, [197-?] 1 sound cassette (37 min.)

And miles to go [sound recording] : a documentary memorial radio program on Robert Frost / written by W.T. Rabe. -- 1963. 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 1 track, mono. ; 7 in.

Big Bill Broonzy--His Story. [sound recording] Folkways FG 3586. c1957. 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. micro. 12 in.

James Joyce's Dublin. [sound recording] : a documentary on the work & world of a masterful writer. Tuscon : Motivational Programming Corp., c1969. 1 cassette ; 2 1/2 x 4 in. (The Irish writer.)

Hasse, John Edward, 1948- Indiana ragtime [sound] recording : a documentary album / produced and annotated by John Edward Hasse and Frank J. Gillis. Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Society, c1981. 2 sound discs (99 min.) : 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 12 in. + 1 pamphlet (27 p.) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

 POPULAR CULTURE

Cramb, Rosemary. The Flapper and her friends. A comedy in one act. Written for radio production. Boston, Walter H. Baker Company, c1928. 13 p. 19 cm.

Darktown ebony revue. A forty-five minute minstrel show adapted for radio or stage production. Boston, Walter H. Baker Co., c1927. 27 p. 19 cm.

REVOLUTIONS AND RADICAL MOVEMENTS

The Russian dream. [sound recording] : a documentary on 50 years of Russian communism. North Hollywood, Calif. : Center for Cassette Studies, [n.d.]. 1 cassette. (Inside Russia.). The post-1917 terror and Stalin's and Khrushchev's regimes are recalled by Tolstoy's daughter and Americans who have lived and worked there.

China in turmoil: 1900-1949. [sound recording] : a fascinating documentary on the 50 year struggle for China. North Hollywood, Calif. : The Center for Cassette Studies, c1972. 1 cassette. (Chinese revolution.)

 
THE VIETNAM WAR

Vietnam origins II. [sound recording] : assassinations : a documentary on the death of Diem and how JFK's death affected the Vietnam war. North Hollywood, Calif. : Center for Cassette Studies, c1972. 1 sound cassette (50 min.). (Vietnam war.)

Good morning Viet-Nam [sound recording] : a documentary. -- New York : Folkways Records, c1972. Sounds of war and life in Vietnam between 1968 and 1972; recorded by Claude Johner, assisted by Janine Antoine. Contents: Radio informs and entertains you -- Western in Saigon -- The arithmetic lesson -- Prayers for peace -- Everyday life in the country -- The war machine in operation -- The abstract universe of war -- The bars, money, or the forgetting of war -- The cost of war -- Fire! Folkways : FD 5445. 1 sound disc (57 min.) : 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

 WORKERS AND WORK

The Artisans in America [Sound] recording : a documentary on the challenge of the Depression in Tennessee. Tucson, Ariz., Forum Associates [197-?] 497 2328F. 1 cassette. 4-track. stereo.

The Blue collar trap [Sound] recording : a documentary on the plight of the laborer in moern society. Center for Cassette Studies 30320. c1974 1 cassette. 2-track. mono. (Issues in sociology)

Working [sound recording] : a new musical / [book by Studs Terkel ; musical direction and vocal arrangements by Stephen Reinhardt ; original songs by Craig Carnelia] -- New York City : CBS, p1978. 1 sound cassette. -- (Collectors' series)

Women and job discrimination [Sound recording] : a comprehensive documentary on job discrimination against women. North Hollywood, CA, Center for Cassette Studies, [1966-?] 1 cassette. 2-track, mono. (The Women's revolution)

 ~ End ~

The Audio Dimensions of History: A Bibliography and Guide to Audio and Textual Sources on
Historical Documentary Production for Radio, General Radio Production Techniques, and Related Topics and Resources
Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000 by Gerald Zahavi

Producing Historical Documentaries Course Syllabus

University at Albany History Department WWW Home Page