This guide provides an introduction to research on radio, including finding radio broadcasts and archives as well as publications and research about radio such as articles, books, statistics, ratings, and legislation.
The Internet Archive's audio news and public affairs collections features free, streaming access to alternative independent radio news programming. In addition to radio news shows, this collection features the Presidential Recordings collection of historical speeches, secret recordings, and Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts.
Housed at the University of Maryland, this collection includes a wide-rangeof audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted the history of broadcasting.
Housed at the University of Maryland, this collection contains textual record of NPR, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and others. Also maintains a selected audio and video archive for NPR and CPB.
The Radioana collection at the Smithsonian, much of which has been digitized and made available online, forms a documentary record of over half a century of the history of radio, with the greatest emphasis on the period 1900-1935. The collection includes materials that span the entire history of the growth of the radio industry. It is useful for those historians and other researchers interested in technological development, economic history, and the impact of applications of technology on American life.
Call Number: Main Collection Offsite Z7223.S3 T56 2006
Publication Date: 2006-05-12
A reference book and collection of radio show scripts from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and through subsequent decades are for long-running shows. Crime series, mysteries, romances, situation comedies, variety shows, soap operas, quiz show series and others are included. Includes an index by name, program and sponsor.