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Accession 09-048,  Educational Radio Project Publications, 1935-1936, 1941, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
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Title: Educational Radio Project Publications
Dates: 1935-1936, 1941, undated
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-048
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which produced several educational radio series while providing employment for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Some materials also document the Civilian Conservation Corps in the state of New York. Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which featured several speakers on the same topic and allowed for a question and answer session; "Education in the News," a weekly radio broadcast by the United States, Office of Education; "Answer Me This," a question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs; and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present to be interviewed by student reporters. Most programs were broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company. Materials include scripts, sheet music, programs, correspondence, press releases, a glossary of radio terms, and related materials as well as general information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and it programs, particularly in New York.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which produced several educational radio series while providing employment for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Some materials also document the Civilian Conservation Corps in the state of New York. Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which featured several speakers on the same topic and allowed for a question and answer session; "Education in the News," a weekly radio broadcast by the United States, Office of Education; "Answer Me This," a question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs; and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present to be interviewed by student reporters. Most programs were broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company. Materials include scripts, sheet music, programs, correspondence, press releases, a glossary of radio terms, and related materials as well as general information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and it programs, particularly in New York.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-048, , Educational Radio Project Publications

Container List

Box 1

"America's Town Meeting of the Air" Correspondence Related to Luther M. Ridgeway's Talk, November 1935 (copy)

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Draft Texts for Luther M. Ridgeway's Talk - "America's Town Meeting of the Air," November 21, 1935 (copies)

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Talk and Questions and Answers (Possibly from "America's Town Meeting of the Air")

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"America's Town Meeting of the Air," Season 1935-1936 - Tentative List of Subjects

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Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollment Information for the State of New York, 1941

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CCC Camps in New York State - Address List

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Prospectus for Program to Inform the CCC Members of the Work of Cooperating Agencies

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Prospectus for Emergency Educational Radio Project

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List and Abstracts of Possible Educational Radio Project Programs

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Service Offered to the CCC by Emergency Educational Radio Project

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CCC Background Information and Statistics

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Discussion Outline of Educational Problems in CCC Camps

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Radio Glossary Prepared By the Educational Radio Project, 1936

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Analysis of Recreational Project for Civilian CCC Camps in the State of New York

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Proposed Plan of Cooperation Between the National Youth Administration of New York State and the CCC of New York State

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Local CCC Selecting Agents of New York State - Address List

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United States, Department of Interior, Office of Education Press Releases Related to Educational Radio Project Funding and Staffing, 1935-1936

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"Interviews with the Past" Sheet Music, 1936

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"Interviews with the Past" Script - Number 1, "Benjamin Franklin"

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"Interviews with the Past" Script - Number 2, "William Shakespeare"

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"Education in the News" Script (undated)

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"Education in the News" Script with Handwritten Edits (undated)

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"Education in the News" Script, January 20, 1936

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"Education in the News" Script, February 3, 1936

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"Education in the News" Script, February 10, 1936

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"Education in the News" Script - "Educational Broadcasting," March 2, 1936

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"Education in the News" Script - "Little Red Schoolhouse," March 9, 1936

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"Education in the News" Script - "Civilian Conservation Corps," April 20, 1936

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"Ask Me Again" Script, March 2, 1936

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"Have You Heard?" Script - Number 2, April 10, 1936

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"Have You Heard?" Script - Number 11, May 29, 1936

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"Answer Me This" Script - Number 8, May 4, 1936

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"Answer Me This" Script - Number 9, May 11, 1936

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"Answer Me This" Script - Number 10, May 18, 1936

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"Answer Me This" Script - Number 11, May 25, 1936

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"Answer Me This" Script - Number 25, September 10, 1936"

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"Young America Speaks Up!" Script - June 2, 1936

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"Valor Award Program" Script (First Page Only)

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