Directed by archivist Andy Lanset, the department provides a central repository for thousands of audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, reports, news items, program guides, institutional records, and promotional materials.
Among its holdings are more than 50,000 recordings in a variety of formats, from early lacquer and acetate discs, to reel-to-reel tapes, to digital audio tapes and compact discs.
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Tuesday, November 14, 1972
Host Ruth Bowman interviews artist Will Barnet.
Saturday, December 01, 1951
US Secretary of Agriculture quotes Woodrow Wilson on self-sovereignty, and speaks about material and spiritual abundance.
Monday, January 01, 1951
The famous pianist on bigotry and responsibility.
Friday, January 13, 1950
Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission quotes Walt Whitman.
Thursday, January 12, 1950
In his famous Hoosier accent. the former Office of War Information Chief boldly speaks about "Freedom of the mind".
Wednesday, January 11, 1950
The potential date with Marylin Monroe speaks about keeping peace with strength, and safeguarding freedom with power and foresight.
Tuesday, January 10, 1950
Former First Lady speaks about opportunity and about taking America for granted.
Sunday, January 08, 1950
U.S. Senator from Ohio speaks about decentralization and liberty.
Saturday, January 07, 1950
Shortly before his death, the Hungarian-born composer speaks about building bridges with music,
Friday, January 06, 1950
The first deaf and blind college graduate speaks, fluently and beautifully, about her travels, articulation, and democracy.
Thursday, January 05, 1950
The famous screen actor and director, famous for his witticism, proclaims his "Free Man's Manifesto".
Wednesday, January 04, 1950
The controversial New York cardinal speaks passionately about the physical and spiritual America.
Tuesday, January 03, 1950
The quintessential "perennial candidate" speaks about God and freedom.
Monday, January 02, 1950
The President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) speaks about the practical attainment of international peace and freedom.
Sunday, January 01, 1950
The MPAA chief speaks about America's defining characteristic: "The chance to have a chance."