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Audio Archaeology

Posted by: Karen Fishman

Imagine looking page by page at magazines devoted to radio, recorded sound,  film, and television that previously could only be viewed by a visit to a library or an archive. In the past few years, we’ve been working with the Library’s Document Scan Center to digitize around 1 million pages of public domain media-related periodicals …

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Awopbopaloomop Alopbamboom!

Posted by: Karen Fishman

  Fans may have difficulty imagining Little Richard, the self-professed “King of Rock and Roll” as a struggling newcomer, but in a recording acquired last year Richard registers his surprise at first hearing his hit “Tutti Frutti” on the radio while lying in bed one night, (at about 8 minutes 50 seconds into the interview). …

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Play Ball!

Posted by: Karen Fishman

Even during the coldest and darkest days of winter, baseball fans look forward to February, when a glimmer of hope appears as pitchers and catchers report to Spring training.  Baseball fans throughout the world start dreaming of a World Series championship and everyone knows The Void will soon be over. The Recorded Sound Section’s collection …