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Land-Grant College Radio Hour

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0110
The collection consists of 1.0 cubic feet and contains the script, six phonograph recordings of the program, a scrapbook containing a copy of the script, letters of congratulations, and photographs of participants who performed. In many of the letters included comments about hearing the bell in Morrill Hall.

Audio-cassette copies were made of the phonograph records for use by researchers.

Dates

  • 1938

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open to research. Materials used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Collection contains the script, six phonograph recordings of the program, including the sound of the Morrill Hall bell, a scrapbook which contains a second copy of the script, letters of congratulations and other comments, and photographs taken during the production. Audio-cassette copies were made of the phonograph records for use by researchers.

Administrative History Note

The Land-Grant College Radio Hour was performed at the University of Nevada for the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), on July 20, 1938. Alfred L. Higginbotham, journalism professor, wrote the script and directed the production. Opening the program was university regent, Silas Ross. Acting as announcer was Jennings Pierce for NBC, who conducted interviews with J.A. Carpenter, Director, Mackay School of Mines, and Cecil W. Creel, director of the Extension Service and President of the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities. Skits were presented by students on the history and development of the state and university, and music, identified as typical tunes of the state and university, was provided by students, faculty and alumni. University faculty members Theodore Post conducted the music and William C. Miller directed the historical sketches.

The Land-Grant College Radio Hour was presented by students, alumni and faculty of the University of Nevada for the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Broadcasting Company of the NBC National Blue Network, on July 20, 1938. The theme, How the Land-Grant College Aids in Meeting Changing Conditions, was written and directed by Alfred L. Higginbotham, professor of journalism.

Opening the program, was university regent, Silas Ross. Acting as announcer was Jennings Pierce, Director of Agriculture, Western Division National Broadcasting Company, who conducted interviews with J. A. Carpenter, Director, Mackay School of Mines, and Cecil W. Creel, President of the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities and Director of the University of Nevada Extension Service. Skits were presented by students on the history and development of the state and the university. Music was presented by university students and faculty, and included University of Nevada songs, and a group of songs identified as typical tunes of the livestock and mining industries, and other native songs. Theodore Post conducted the music and William C. Miller directed the historical sketches.

Arrangement

The University of Nevada Land-Grant College Radio Hour Collection is divided into the following series:

Series 1: Script

Series 2: Scrapbook Sections

Series 3: Planning Material and Correspondence

Series 4: Audio Recordings

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio, computer files, and/or video items may not be available for listening/viewing on demand due to their older genre formats.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to University Archives Photograph Collection as UNRA-P3440.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Records of the Land-Grant College Radio Hour
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
June 17, 2011
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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