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Joseph Nathan Kane collection, 1938-1939

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Series 3. Sound Recordings, 1938-1939
106 sound discs
4 sound discs
6 sound tape reels
IDB 00419-00524 (12-inch 78-rpm discs)
IDC 00020-00023 (16-inch 78-rpm discs)
RWD 7324-7329 (10-inch tape reels, preservation copy)
Sound recordings in the collection include original 78 rpm discs (12-inch and 16-inch) and analog tape reels (10-inch). The tapes were duplicated from the original discs as a preservation copy by the Library of Congress Recording Laboratory in 1995.
Broadcast over the Mutual network, Famous First Facts was an interview program with occasional historical dramatizations. Persons interviewed included, among many others, Frank E. Vanderhoof, author of the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933; Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day; J. Searle Dawley, an early motion picture director; Mahonri Young, sculptor and grandson of Brigham Young; W.C. Handy, musician; Simon Lake, inventor of the modern-day submarine; Julia C. Stimson, first woman major in the Army Nursing Corps; S.S. McClure, cartoonist; G. Robert Vincent, collector of recordings of famous people; Thomas J. Valentino, creator of recorded sound effects; James Brendan Connolly, medal winner in the 1896 Olympics; Horace M. Albright, conservationist; Glenn L. Martin, airplane designer and builder; Louise Arner Boyd, polar explorer; and William L. Murphy, inventor of the Murphy bed.
Series 4. Microphone, circa 1930-1939
1 microphone
On display in the Recorded Sound Research Center
Vintage 1930s microphone.

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