Sound Recordings Newly Digitized by Hoover Archives

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Among the sound recordings recently digitized for access and preservation by Hoover's audio lab are the items listed below. To make an appointment to listen to the recordings at the archives or to purchase copies, click on Audiovisual Services.

-America’s Town Meeting of the Air radio program, August 27, 1945

In this episode of the popular public affairs program, the panelists discuss the founding of the United Nations and its prospective role in ensuring world peace. Among the participants are Joseph C. Grew, undersecretary of state; Tom Connally, Democratic senator from Texas; Harold E. Stassen, a Republican who signed the United Nations Charter; and Raymond Swing, the chairman of the Council for Democracy.

-Radio newscast about the Paris Peace Conference, August 30, 1946

Among the Harold H. Fisher papers is this recorded newscast in which Fisher, the director of the School of Naval Administration at Stanford, California, discusses the Paris Peace Conference and Council of Foreign Ministers.

-Arthur Gaeth radio news broadcast, October 16, 1946

In this broadcast from Nuremberg, Gaeth informs listeners about the execution of Germans convicted of war crimes.

-Sound recording of the U.S. Naval Academy change of command ceremony, January 15, 1947

Captured on this recording are speeches by the new superintendent, Rear Admiral James L. Holloway Jr., and by the outgoing superintendent, Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch, who kept the recording among his papers.

-General Charles A. Willoughby speech, September 4, 1951

This speech by the chief of intelligence for the U.S. Army forces in the Far East focuses on the future of Japan and how that might affect Asia and the Pacific Rim region. It is part of the Charles Andrew Willoughby papers.