Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 601
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records, circa 1980-1986
In 1978 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) entered into a contract with the Longhorn Radio Network at the University of Texas to participate in a public affairs consortium series of radio programs called "Focus". The Wilson Center produced the broadcasts on a variety of timely topics concerned with politics and current issues.
This arrangement lasted until 1983, when the Wilson Center began to produce its own series of radio broadcasts called Radio Dialogue. Occasionally, these programs were also broadcast by National Public Radio or Radio Smithsonian. Deputy Director Prosser Gifford was the moderator, aided by Eugenie Beth Skarstrom, who served as Radio Coordinator, 1984- .
These records consist primarily of ten-inch audiotapes of Radio Dialogue programs, as well as some administrative files, including release forms by participants, schedules, biographical information on WWICS scholar participants, listener responses, and contracts with Longhorn Radio Network. Also included are a few Focus tapes and some cassettes of programs broadcast by Radio Smithsonian.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Gifford, Prosser
- Skarstrom, Eugenie Beth
- Longhorn Radio Network
- University of Texas
- National Public Radio (U.S.)
- Focus (Radio program)
- Radio Dialogue (Radio program)
- Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 601, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records