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Record Unit 601

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records, circa 1980-1986

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Title: Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records
Dates: circa 1980-1986
Quantity: 13.78 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 document boxes) (16 tall document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 601
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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- .

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 601, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records

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Container List

Box 1

Dialogue Tapes: 84-805-00033 thru 84-805-00038

Box 1 of 22

Box 2

Corresponding cassette numbers 29-40

Box 2 of 22

84-805-00039 thru 84-805-00044

Box 2 of 22

Box 3

Dialogue Tapes: 84-805-00045 thru 84-805-00050

Box 3 of 22

Box 4

Dialogue Tapes: 84-805-00001 thru 85-805-00006

Box 4 of 22

Box 5

Corresponding cassette numbers for 1984: 41-46

Box 5 of 22

Dialogue Tapes: 85-805-00007 thru 85-805-00012

Box 5 of 22

Box 6

Dialogue Tapes: 85-805-00013, 85-805-00015 thru 85-805-00017

Box 6 of 22

Dialogue Tapes: 85-805-00044 thru 85-805-00045

Box 6 of 22

Box 7

Dialogue Tapes: 85-805-00046

Box 7 of 22

Dialogue Tapes: 85-805-00048 thru 85-805-00052

Box 7 of 22

Box 8

Dialogue Tapes: 86-805-00003 thru 86-805-0005

Box 8 of 22

Dialogue Tapes: 86-805-00008 thru 86-805-00010

Box 8 of 22

Box 9

Dialogue Tapes: 86-805-00011 thru 86-805-00016

Box 9 of 22

Box 10

Dialogue Tapes: 86-805-00017 thru 86-805-00022

Box 10 of 22

Box 11

Dialogue Tape: 84-805-00023

Box 11 of 22

Tape copies (?):

Soviet World Policy

Box 11 of 22

Soviet Theatre

Box 11 of 22

The Forgotten Russia

Box 11 of 22

Crime and Punishment in the USSR

Box 11 of 22

Russian Avant-Garde Cinema

Box 11 of 22

Box 12

Emigration in Latin America

Box 12 of 22

Feminism in Latin America

Box 12 of 22

Nicaragua/Liberation Theology

Box 12 of 22

Talking Turkey

Box 12 of 22

History, Myth and Truth

Box 12 of 22

Rights!

Box 12 of 22

Box 13

FDR and Keynes

Box 13 of 22

African Philosophy

Box 13 of 22

Americans Indians 2 of 2 (notes say "Evening Dialogue")

Box 13 of 22

Media and Leadership

Box 13 of 22

Cycle of Violence, Peru

Box 13 of 22

1 tape, not marked ("Dying"?)

Box 13 of 22

Box 14

Hugh Graham's Show

Box 14 of 22

Equal Rights and Segregation

Box 14 of 22

Israel/Egypt Relations

Box 14 of 22

Broadcasting in the Third World

Box 14 of 22

Suez

Box 14 of 22

Box 15

10" Tapes

East European Cinema

Box 15 of 22

Yugoslavia/Rusinow

Box 15 of 22

Russian Music (tape says "dubs for Russian Bells")

Box 15 of 22

Russian Folk Musicians, NMAH (National Museum of American History) (2 reels - 2nd is missing)

Box 15 of 22

Russian Pagan Heritage

Box 15 of 22

Box 16

10" Tapes

Compact Disc (dubs) Russian Music (tape says "dubs for Russian bells")

Box 16 of 22

Death and Dying in early Modern Russia 2 of 2

Box 16 of 22

Ed Williams and Montiegel Trax

Box 16 of 22

Ed Williams

Box 16 of 22

Box 17

Focus on East European Worker (cassette)

Box 17 of 22

Radio Smithsonian cassettes

Tape 1 Side 1: A Living Memorial (RS 62); Side 2: Toward a Lasting Peace (RS 83)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 2 Side 1: the Middle East: What's Really Happening? (RS 122); Side 2: The Megastates of America (RS 149)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 3 Side 1: The Military Today and Tomorrow (RSN 128); Side 2: Post-Industrial America (RSN 135)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 4 Side 1: The New Federalism (RSN 157); Side 2: Wilson's Living Memorial (RSN 185)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 5 Side 1: How Much Growth Is Enough? (RSN 198); Side 2: Our National Interest (RSN 258)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 6 Side 1: Russia's American Empire (RSN 491); Side 2: Popular Culture in the Soviet Union (RSN 496)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 7 Side 1: Fire in the Minds of Men (RSN 591)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 8 Side 1: "Author in Exile" Ariel Dorfman (Ariel Dorfman interviewed by Alex Wilde)

Box 17 of 22

Tape 9 Side 1: New Directions? The U.S. and Europe in the 80s; Side 2: Is Democracy for Everyone? (Laurence Whitehead and Fernando Enrique Cardoso; Alex Wilde, moderator, Sept. 1981)

Box 17 of 22

Dialogue Cassette Tapes:

84-14, 84-22, 84-24, 84-25, 84-27, 84-29, 84-30, 84-31, 84-35, 84-36, 84-46

Box 17 of 22

Box 18

Dialogue Cassette Tapes:

85-1, 85-3, 85-4, 85-12, 85-15 (2 copies), 85-18, 85-19, 85-24, 85-26, 85-27, 85-30, 85-36, 85-38 (4 copies), 85-40, 85-41, 85-43, 85-46 (1 copy)

Box 18 of 22

Box 19

85-46 (1 copy), 85-47, 85-48, 85-49, 86-8, 86-13, 86-15, 86-16, 86-18, 86-19, 86-22, 86-24, 86-29 (2 copies), 86-30

Box 19 of 22

Box 20

Administrative Files:

Dialogue tax exempt form

Box 20 of 22

Signed release statements

Box 20 of 22

Focus and Dialogue program notes 1980-1986. Longhorn Radio Network and National Public Radio notes for Dialogue

Box 20 of 22

Abstracts of Programs

Box 20 of 22

Box 21

Administrative Files:

Budget

Box 21 of 22

Longhorn Radio Network contract

Box 21 of 22

Box 22

Administrative Files:

Biographical information files on WWICS scholars

Box 22 of 22

Listener responses

Box 22 of 22

Correspondence

Box 22 of 22

Cassette orders

Box 22 of 22

Market information

Box 22 of 22