Land-Grant College Radio Hour

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0110
The Land-Grant College Radio Hour 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

  • 1987-1938
  • Majority of material found within 1937-1938

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

0.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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. The 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.

Historical Note

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

Arranged into the following series: 1) Script; 2) Scrapbook Sections; 3) Planning Material and Correspondence; 4) Audio Recordings

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the University Archives photo archive as collection number UNRA-P3440.

Creator

Title
Guide to 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:
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