"This digital collection includes materials from the radio broadcasting collections within the Popular Music and Culture Collection. Items include selected photographs from the WSB Radio Records and documents from the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Collection – including issues of the Southern Music Survey from 1963 to 1966.
Copyrights to the items in this collection are held by various entities. Rights information, if known, is specified in the item’s description."
"The Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning."
"Radio Days was born out of an interest in all things Old Time Radio, education, and an interest in the World Wide Web. It began in early 1995 and was the first domain specifically dedicated to old time radio. The web site has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN and many educational institutions.
The mission of this site is to be both an educational tool as well as a historical reference for the various aspects of Old Time Radio including drama, comedy, mystery, and news.
Jim WidnerJim Widner is the owner and webmaster and is recognized in the Old Time Radio Community as a long time historian, author and fan of the genre. He was an educator for eight years and has written a number of articles on Old Time Radio as well as a book co-authored with Meade Frierson III called Science Fiction on Radio: A Revised Look at 1950-1975."
"This series, based upon short stories originally published in Redbook Magazine, was aired in the year 1932. The United States was then in the grip of the Great Depression, and several of the episodes reflect that phenomenon. "He Knew Women" and "Kiss and Jail," for example, feature families which have been devastated by the stock market crash and its aftermath."
"Washington DC: The President again addresses the nation, expressing optimism and outlining his program to expedite work relief to all sections of the country." sound of FDR speaking Fireside Chat #7. (partial newsreel)
These clips deal with the New Deal. They include six of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats on the economic policy for fighting the Great Depression. All clips are somewhat edited partial Universal Newsreels. In these recordings Roosevelt reads shortened versions of the speeches.
"President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a total of 31 Fireside Chats from the initial days of his first administration to the dark days of World War II. He used these opportunities to explain his hopes and ideas for the country, while inviting the citizenry to “tell me your troubles.” The first broadcast set the pattern for the content and tone of the rest: FDR patiently and calmly explained the complexities of the nation’s banking crisis in a way that was understandable and accessible to the masses. Listeners responded. High school students and state Supreme Court justices told FDR that his empathetic style and reassuring message helped them regain their confidence in the banking system and in government itself. The five letter writers included in this selection listened to this first Fireside Chat with friends and family in their living rooms and offices. Their letters also vividly convey the power of the new medium of radio to reach listeners and actively engage them in politics."