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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Miscellaneous Phonograph Records,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1971
Collection number: 249
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 10 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Miscellaneous Phonograph Records (Collection 249). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232823 

Scope and Content

Collection contains phonograph records, and occasionally album notes and photographs, featuring music, news, interviews, speeches, poetry, and stories. Subjects include the Fred Allen Show, Uraguayan life, Australian ballads, Hamlet, Oliver!, Charles Laughton reading from the Bible, Bertolt Brecht singing two songs from Die Dreigroschenoper, Burns and Allen radio show, speech by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, the African-American community in Los Angeles, La Comédie Française, Allen Ginsberg reading his poetry, T.S. Eliot's Murder in the cathedral, and a speech by Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Genres and Forms of Material

Phonograph records.


Container List

 

Miscellaneous Phonograph Records, v.d.

Note

[This is a partial listing of albums in the collection. There is no complete list available at this time.]
Box 5

Abolish property taxes in California (the case). Los Angeles: United Organizations, [ca. 1971].

Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Voice - Howard Jarvis.
Box 12

Fred Allen Show. WNBC. New York, 1948.

Creator/Collector: Allen, Fred, 1894-1956
Physical Description: (3 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

  • Guests: Mr. & Mrs. James Mason.
  • Air date: March 28, 1948.
Box 7

El Uruguay. Serie descriptiva dirigida y editada por La Asociacion Nacional de Broadcasters Uruguayos. Montevideo: ANDEBU, [ca. 1960].

Creator/Collector: Asociacion Nacional de Broadcasters Uruguayos
Physical Description: (8 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

This album is devoted to all phases of life in Uruguay: historical, political, social, economic, and cultural.
Box 7

Australian ballads, sung by the Bandicoots. Record Adelaide, The Libraries Board of South Australia, 1962.

Physical Description: (4 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Ballads introduced by John Manifold. Recorded at public performances at the Second Adelaide Festival of the Arts, 1962.”
  • Album 1: Sterling and Currency.
  • Album 2: Goldfields and Bushrangers.
  • Album 3: The Home-stead and the Hut.
  • Album 4: Singing to the Cattle.
Box 10

Lightnin' Bill Jones' escape from the Indians.

Creator/Collector: Bacon, Frank
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in.)
Box 10

Me and Grant.

Creator/Collector: Bacon, Frank
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in.)
Box 10

Hamlet.

Creator/Collector: Barrymore, John
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in.)
Box 5

Oliver! Book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart ... New York: Colgems Records, Incorporated, c1968.

Creator/Collector: Bart, Lionel
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Original soundtrack recording from the motion picture produced by Columbia Pictures from the novel, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.
Box 12

Queen for a day.

Creator/Collector: Benny, Jack
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 5-18-48. Copy from tape.
Box 5

Charles Laughton reading from the Bible. New York: Decca, 1950.

Creator/Collector: Bible. English. Selections
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Album notes by Louis Untermeyer.
Box 10

Leclerc. Histoire de la 2e D.B.1949.

Creator/Collector: Bourgeon, Roger & Poulet, Manuel
Physical Description: (8 albums, 12in. 33.33 rpm[?])

Scope and Content Note

Get album est dédié à la mémoire du Général LECLERC et au souvenir de tous ceux qui jalonnèrent de leurs souffranceset de leur mort, la Route de la Liberté... du TCHAD au RHIN.
Box 13

Bertolt Brecht singt zwei Songs aus der Dreigroschenoper Die Moritat von Mackie Messer / Leid von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens . [Frankfurt am Main]: Suhrkamp Verlag, [1960].

Creator/Collector: Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in. 45 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Musik Kurt Weill.”
“Wiedergabe der Originalaufnahme von 1928/29.” Removed from: ΔPT 2603 B743D7
Box 12

Keep it moving! CIO-NBC Labor for Victory Program, June 13, 1943.

Creator/Collector: Bridges, Harry
Physical Description: (2 albums)

Scope and Content Note

Broadcast June 13, 1943.
Script by Morris Watson, music by Clarence Wheeler, produced and directed by Paul Franklin.
Box 12

Reply to Mme. Chiang Kai-shek by Harry Bridges and delegates. San Francisco, California, June 4-10, 1943.

Creator/Collector: [Bridges, Harry]
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. [?] rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Speech given at the Fifth Biennial Convention of the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union.
Box 2

Burns and Allen radio show, January 13, 1946.

Creator/Collector: Burns, George, 1896-
Physical Description: (3 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Removed from the Eddie Cantor Collection. Not a commercial recording.
Box 5

Prime Minister Chamberlain. Electro-Vox. [Phonodisc].

Creator/Collector: Chamberlain, Nevill, 1864-1949
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Second part of a B.B.C. broadcast, March 25, 1939, when Prime Minister Chamberlain spoke of his meeting with Adolf Hitler and proclaimed an end to Germany's war effort after the annexation of the Sudetenland.
Part one of the speech lacking.
Box 12

Speech to International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union, Local 10, CIO Hall. San Francisco, California, March 19, 1943.

Creator/Collector: Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. [?] rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Introductions by Germain Bulcke, A.F. Gaynor and John F. Shelley, with telegram from Harry Bridges.
Box 6

His memoirs and his speeches, 1918 to 1945. New York: London Records, c1964.

Creator/Collector: Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer, 1874-1965
Physical Description: (12 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Accompanying this album is a pamphlet containing a table of contents of the recordings, as well as photographs, and an appraisal by Arthur Bryant.

Note

Gift of Franklin D. Murphy, 1968.
Box 5

The poems of John W. Clark read by the poet. As recorded for the Library of Congress. New York: Gryphon Records, c1962.

Creator/Collector: Clark, John Williams, 1916-
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Complete text included.”

Note

Gift of the author, May 1962.
Box 5

The big news of '59. Produced and directed by Dan Bloom. New York, 1960.

Creator/Collector: Columbia Broadcasting System
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Contents:
  • Introduction: Walter Cronkite.
  • Khrushchev in America.
  • Eisenhower tours.
  • Death of Dulles.
  • Nixon visits Russia.
  • Review of news: Walter Cronkite.
  • Race for space.
  • Unemployment situation.
  • Steel strike.
  • Dalai Lama's escape.
  • Castro in Cuba.
  • Foreign ministers' conference.
  • Western summit meeting.
Box 10

Columbia Pacific Radio Network. Minority report, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Columbia Broadcasting System, KNX
Physical Description: (6 albums, 10 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

A series of three special reports covering the role and the outlook of Negroes, Mexicans, and Japanese in the Los Angeles area.

Note

Gift of station KNX, Los Angeles, 1957.
Box 5

Eisenhower in Asia (December 1959) and Khrushchev in America (September 1959). New York, 1960.

Creator/Collector: Columbia Broadcasting System
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Narrated by Walter Cronkite.
Box 10

KNX. Columbia Pacific Radio Network. Minority report, March 11, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Columbia Broadcasting System
Physical Description: (6 albums, 10in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

A special report on the negro community of Los Angeles broadcast over station KNX. Los Angeles, March 11, 1956.

Note

Gift of station KNX, Los Angeles, 1956.
Box 13

Contemporary poets set in jazz. Music: Wallace Record Southam. Arr.: Kenny Napper. [Sung by] Belle Gonzalez. [London] Jupiter Recordings, Ltd., 1965.

Creator/Collector:
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in. 45 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Cover design by Lawrence Durrell.
Contents:
Side 1)
  • Underneath the abject willow, and Stop all the clocks, both by W.H. Auden.
Side 2)
  • Lesbos, by Lawrence Durrell.
  • The house-wife, by Michael Baldwin.
Box 5

Welcome to Col. Lindberg on his return from Paris, June 11, 1927 by Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States. RCA Victor PA 102A [Phonodisc].

Creator/Collector: Coolidge, Calvin, President. U.S., 1872-1933
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

With: Hoover, Herbert Clark. “Shall we send our youth to war?”
Box 5

La Comedie Francaise joue Horace de Corneille. Paris: Simul et Singulis, [ca. 1948].

Creator/Collector: Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Printed text included.
Box 5

La Comedie Francaise joue Le Cid de Corneille. Paris: Simul et Singulis, [ca. 1948].

Creator/Collector: Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Printed text included.
Box 5

The poems of Gene Derwood read by the poet. Recorded by the Library of Congress. With an anthology of poets' voices: readings of her poems by Joseph Bennett, Conrad Aiken, Richard Eberhart, Leonie Adams, Richard Wilbur, George Barker, Isabella Gardner, Oscar Williams. [New Rochelle, New York]: Spoken Arts, Incorporated, [c1955].

Creator/Collector: Derwood, Gene, 1909-1954
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Note

Gift of Oscar Williams, May 1961.
Box 5

Doce poetas en sus voces. Madrid: Discos Aguilar, 1963.

Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Vicente Aleixandre; Dámasco Alonso; Gerardo Diego; Leopoldo Panero; Luis Resales; Luis-Felipe Vivanco; Gabriel Celaya; Gloria Fuertes; José García Nieto; José Hierro; Manuel Alcántara; Carlos Murciano.
Box 5

The cocktail party. A Gilbert Miller Production featuring members of the original New York Production. New York: Decca Records, 1950.

Creator/Collector: Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Cast includes Alec Guiness, Cathleen Nesbitt, and Robert Flemying.
Album notes by Louis Untermeyer.
Box 5

Murder in the cathedral. New York: Caedmon, [c. 1968] Theatre Recording Society Production TRS 330.

Creator/Collector: Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Cast includes Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Cathleen Nesbitt, Glenda Jackson, and Wendy Hiller. Album notes by Francis Fergusson.
Box 13

Cherry tree carol. Recorded February 23, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)
Box 13

Shut my Pistol. Recorded March 9, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 7 in.)
Box 13

Tarrier Song. Recorded February 24, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 8 in.)
Box 13

Widdicombe Fair. Recorded February 24, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 8 in.)
Box 13

Brown skin gal. Recorded February 6, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam, and Zeitlin, Jake
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 8 in.)
Box 13

Hush, hush. Recorded February 6, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam and Zeitlin, Jake
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)
Box 13

In my fathers house. Recorded February 6, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam and Zeitlin, Jake
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 8 in.)
Box 13

You gotta stand bunyme beneath willow. Recorded February 6, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Eskin, Sam, and Zeitlin, Jake
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)
Box 13

Reading from “Starting From San Francisco.” New York: New Directions, [c1961].

Creator/Collector: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919-
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in. 33.33 rpm)

Note

Removed from the URL's copy of his, Starting From San Francisco (New York: New Directions, c.1961)
Box 5

Tentative description of a dinner to promote the impeachment of President Eisenhower and other poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. [San Francisco]: Fantasy Records, [ca. 1958].

Creator/Collector: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919-
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Explanatory essay by Ferlinghetti on reverse of jacket.
Box 4

The first family, featuring Vaughn Meader... New York: Cadence Records, 1962.

Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Skits satirizing President and Mrs. Kennedy. “This album was recorded ... in New York City, October 22, 1962.”
Box 4

Howl and other poems. San Francisco: Fantasy Records, 1959.

Creator/Collector: Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Note

Gift of Fantasy Records, October 1959.
Box 13

Contemporary poets set in jazz. [London] Jupiter Recordings, 1966.

Creator/Collector: Gonzalez, Belle
Physical Description: 2s. 45 rpm. 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Side 1: Underneath the abject willow (W.H. Auden) and Stop all the clocks (W.H. Auden)
Side 2: Lesbos (Lawrence Durrell) and The housewife (Michael Baldwin). Transcript included in sleeve.
Box 11

Stevenson bandwagon album. Hollywood, 1952.

Creator/Collector: Hollywood for Stevenson-Sparkman
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

One hour of campaign material for the effort to elect Adlai E. Stevenson president in 1952.
Box 5

Shall we send our youth to war? RCA Victor PA 102B [Phonodisc].

Creator/Collector: Hoover, Herbert Clark, President, U.S., 1874-1964
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

With: Coolidge, Calvin. Welcome to Col. Lindberg ...
Shelved Coll 100. Record Coolidge, Calvin 9 (flip side)
Box 12

I can't stand Jack Benny because, December 3, 1945.

Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Ukelele and guitar. A dubbed record by Millard W. Ovitt.
Box 1

Jazz canto, An anthology of poetry and Jazz (vol.1). Hollywood, California: World Pacific Records, c1958.

Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Poems by: Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes, Lawrence Lipton, Philip Whalen, Lawrence Ferlin-ghetti. Interpreted by: John Carradine, Hoagy Carmichael, Ben Wright, Roy Glenn, Bob Dorough performed with the music of: Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, Fred Katz, Jack Montrose.

Note

Gift of Lawrence Lipton, January 1959.
Box 11

[Poems]. Carmel, May 1955.

Creator/Collector: Jeffers, Robinson
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 78 rpm [?])

Scope and Content Note

Played at Occidental College ceremony, June 12, 1955.
Box 10

From Rip Van Winkle, January 1940.

Creator/Collector: Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Side 1, Mountain scene.
Side 2, Return scene.
Re-recorded from cylinder made about 1900. Recitation.
Box 13

Meet me in Seattle (at the fair).

Creator/Collector: Joy and the Boys
Physical Description: (1 album, 45 rpm. 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

A Seattle World's Fair song.
Side B: a Stephen Foster Medley by Joy and the Boys.
Record mailed to Mrs. Jack Benny.
Box 4

The Jupiter anthology of 20th century English Record poetry (Part 2). [London]: Jupiter Recordings, [1961].

Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Richard Church, C. Day Lewis, John Betjeman, Vernon Watkins, W.R. Rodgers, Roy Fuller, Henry Reed, Laurie Lee, reading their own poetry; and poems by W.J. Turner, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Stephen Spender, George Barker, Dylan Thomas, Lawrence Durrell, Sidney Keyes, read by: Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, Carleton Hobbs.”
“The recordings were directed by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and made by Edgar A. Vetter Summer 1958.”
Box 4

Really Rosie Sound recording. Lyrics by Maurice Sendak. Original Television soundtrack recordings. A&M/Ode Records, SP77027, [1975].

Creator/Collector: King, Carole
Physical Description: (1 disc, 33.33 rpm Stereo, 12 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Carole King, piano and vocal; Charles Larkey, bass; Andy Newmark, drums; Sherry Goffin, vocal; Louise Goffin, vocal. Text of songs on container.

Note

Gift of Peggy Christian.
Box 7

Open Forum. Air Check, April 9,1950.

Creator/Collector: KLAC
Physical Description: (5 albums, 78rpm. 12 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous record collection.
Box 12

[Unidentified].

Creator/Collector: Lawrence, D.H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
Physical Description: (3 records, 5 sides)

Scope and Content Note

Completely unidentified, by or about Lawrence.
Box 4

Reading French by Charles Boyer. Musical background composed and conducted by Victor Young. [New York]: Decca Records, 1944.

Creator/Collector: Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Physical Description: (5 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Writings on the principles of democracy by 10 leading French writers from Voltaire to de Gaulle.
Lacks the booklet containing the French text with English translation.
Box 12

California 49 to 49. National Broadcasting Company recording from June 26, 1949.

Creator/Collector: Living 1949
Physical Description: (3 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)
Box 13

The League of Nations. New York: Rare Records, Incorporated, [197-?].

Creator/Collector: Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Physical Description: (1 album, 6.75 in., 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Explaining why the U.S. should not enter the League of Nations.
Box 1

Welcoming home ceremonies for Generals Doolittle and Patton, held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles, Saturday evening, June 9, 1945.

Physical Description: (16 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Includes addresses by the following: General Doolittle, General Patton and Mayor Bowron. Also appearing on the program were: Edward G. Robinson, John Nesbit, Humphrey Bogart, Frances Langford, Jimmy Durante, Ella Logan, Danny Thomas, Jack Benny, and Bette Davis.
Box 4

Speech by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Electro-Vox [Phonodisc], November 3, 1952.

Creator/Collector: McCarthy, Joseph Raymond, 1908-1957
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in., 33.33 rpm Microgroove)
Box 4

La Comedie Francaise joue Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard de Marivaux. Paris: Simul et Singulis, [ca. 1948].

Creator/Collector: Marivaux, Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de, 1688-1763
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Printed text included.
Box 4

Testimonial dinner speech for the Donald W. Douglas Engineering and Product Development Center. Long Beach, California, October 20, 1962.

Creator/Collector: Maschal, William E.
Physical Description: (1 album, 10 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Side 2 is music recorded at the dedicatory dinner.
Narrated by Frank Gard Jameson.
Box 4

The story of Ossian read by John Masefield, O.M. New Rochelle, New York: Spoken Arts, 1960.

Creator/Collector: Masefield, John, 1878-
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Recorded [in England] under the auspices of the Academy of American Poets. An Argo Production.”
Box 4

Old songs and spirituals.

Creator/Collector: Miller, Loye Holmes
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Introduction by Alice Addicott.

Note

Purchase.
Box 4

Don Juan ou le festin de Pierre. Mise en scene de Jean Vilar. Musique de Maurice Jarre. [Paris]: L'encyclopedic Sonore, [ca. 1955].

Creator/Collector: Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)
Box 13

Desert magic: songs of Death Valley and the west. The music of 'Aim Morhardt and Lee Early as sung at the annual Death Valley Encampments by the desert ministrel of the new '49ers, 'Aim Morhardt ... Los Angeles: Death Valley '49ers, Incorporated, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Morhardt, 'Aim
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in. 45 rpm)
Box 4

The diary of Anais Nin. Read by Anais Nin. Directed by Arthur Luce Klein. New Rochelle, New York: Spoken Arts, Incorporated, ca. 1971.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anais, 1903-
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

vol.1: 1931-1933.
vol.2: 1934-1936.
Album notes by Gunther Stuhlmann.
Box 4

Let me read you my own stories as the story tellers of old ... San Francisco: Sound Portraits, c1948.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anais, 1903-1977
Physical Description: (2 albums, 11.75” diameter, 78 rpm[?])

Scope and Content Note

Nin reads 3 of her stories.
  • Album 1, sides 1 and 2: House of incest.
  • Album 2, side 1: Child born out of the fog.
  • Album 2, side 2: Rag time.
Drumming and chanting by Josephine Premice.
Box 4

Let me read you my own stories ...c1948.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anais, 1903-1977

Scope and Content Note

Cover from an engraving by Ian Hugo.
Collectors' series: first folio.
The record was by Louis and Babe Barren.
Box 3

Robinson Jeffers anniversary. Los Angeles: Privately recorded, June 10, 1955.

Creator/Collector: Occidental College, Los Angeles
Physical Description: (5 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

A recording of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the graduation of Robinson Jeff ers from Occidental College. Mr. Jeffers was not present.
Note on label: “Use 78 needle.”
Box 13

Spanish is the lovin' tongue. Recorded February 23, 1941.

Creator/Collector: O'Keefe, Winston
Physical Description: (1 album, 78 rpm. 10 in.)
Box 3

Voices of the American Revolution. Edited and Narrated by Howard H. Peckham. Directed by William B. Stegath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Broadcasting Service, [1960?].

Creator/Collector: Peckham, Howard Henry, 1910- , ed.
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“From original manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library of The University of Michigan.”
Box 3

Pipe night at The Players to honor Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Howard Lindsay, Pipemaster. [New York]: The Players, 1963.

Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)
Box 13

Poets reading (no.2). London: Jupiter Recordings, Record Limited, 1959.

Creator/Collector:
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in. 45 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Side 1: Robert Graves reading his poems
  • “I'm Through with you foreverl“
  • “In the wilderness.”
  • “The troll's nosegay.”
  • “Mike and Mandy.”
  • “Traveller's curse.”
  • “Song: Lift boy.”
Side 2: Elizabeth Jennings reading her poems
  • “In the night.”
  • “For a child born dead.”
  • “The Shot.”
  • “In a foreign city.”
  • “San Paolo Fuori Le Mura, Rome.”
  • “Fountain.”
Box 3

Steam echoes: the unforgettable, sound drama of steam engines in action. Van Nuys, California, c1959.

Creator/Collector: Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Southern California Chapter
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“Recorded by E.P. Ripley; story by John B. Hungerford.”
Box 12

[Recordings of various entertainment stars].

Physical Description: 2 copies (2 albums, 78 rpm. 10 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Recordings of stars as follows:
  • Part 1: Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Part 2: Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Giselle Mackenzie.
  • Part 3: Fred Allen, Giselle Mackenzie.
  • Part 4: Fred Allen, Sammy Davis Jr.
Box 3

Conversations regarding the future of architecture, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Reynolds Metals Company
Physical Description: (1 album, 12in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Collected and edited by John Peter and containing the opinions of Ernest Kump, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Phillip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Richard S. Neutra recorded as informal conversations.

Note

Gift.
Box 3

Une heure avec Jean Rigaux. Edite par Raoul Solar. [Paris]: B.I.E.M., n.d.].

Creator/Collector: Rigaux, Jean, 1909-
Physical Description: (3 albums, 10 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Contents:
  • “La bombe atomique”
  • “Les B.O.P.”
  • “Les docteurs”
  • “Bayard, Bossuet”
Box 2

Rendezvous with destiny. Historical narration by Cesar Saerchinger. Editorial advisor, James Rowland Angell. New York, National Broadcasting Company, 1946.

Creator/Collector: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, president, U.S., 1882-1945
Physical Description: (12 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

An NBC documentary recording of the memorable era 1933-1945 as reflected in the radio addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Includes an index to the speeches.
Box 13

An interview with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Los Angeles: Non-commercial recording, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944
Physical Description: (2 albums, 8 in. 78 rpm)
Box 12

Heredity and environment. Cincinatti, Ohio: Sound Seminars, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Scheinfeld, Amram
Physical Description: (1 album, 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Recorded lectures and discussions.
Box 12

Goethe: His personality and his work. Aspen, Colorado: Winchester Records, 1949.

Creator/Collector: Schweitzer, Albert
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm [?])

Scope and Content Note

A lecture given at the International Goethe Convocation. Aspen, Colorado, July 1949.
Lecture in German, translation by Thornton Wilder, and introduction by G.A. Borgese.
Box 2

Scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Soliloquies from Hamlet, and Five Sonnets. Performed by John Gielgud and Pamela Brown. New York: Decca, 1951.

Creator/Collector: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)
Box 8

A collection of recorded radio broadcasts. v.p.

Creator/Collector: Shaw, Charles E., collector
Physical Description: (42 albums, 84 sides, 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Recorded radio broadcasts of various news programs in the period of World War II and including recorded radio broadcasts of speeches by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Note

Gift of Charles E. Shaw, June, 1964.
Box 9

This vintage year in France [1950?].

Creator/Collector: Simon, André L.
Physical Description: (Disc, long-playing)

Scope and Content Note

Recording of the Third Programme rebroadcast on February 24th [1951?] of the Andre Simon Bordeaux broadcast.
Box 2

”Breathing of first things / speak to me, child.“ New poems by Hy Sobiloff, read by the poet. New York: Gryphon Records, c1963.

Creator/Collector: Sobiloff, Hy
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Complete text included.

Note

Gift of Gryphon Records, April 1964.
Box 13

William Howard Taft on labor. New York: Rare Records, Incorporated, [197-?].

Creator/Collector: Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Physical Description: (1 album, 6.75 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Discussing the problems of labor.
Box 2

Norman Thomas reminisces, directed by Arthur Luce Klein. New Rochelle, New York: Spoken Arts, Incorporated, 1959.

Creator/Collector: Thomas, Norman Mattoon, 1884-
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

“A moving personal documentary based largely on the speeches and work of the distinguished preacher, writer, orator and politician who has just celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday.”

Note

Gift of Lenore G. Marshall, December 1959.
Box 2

Three song cycles. New York: Composers Recordings, Incorporated, 1969.

Creator/Collector:
Physical Description: (1 album, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Contents:
  • David Del Tredici: “Night Conjure-verse” (by James Joyce).
  • Philip Batstone: “A Mother Goose Primer.”
  • Alden Ashford: “The Unquiet Heart” (from Kenneth Rexroth's One Hundred Poems from the Japanese).

Note

Gift of New Directions, July, 1970.
Box 2

Plaidoirie pour Salan. [Paris]: La Voix de L'Auteur, [ca. 1962].

Creator/Collector: Tixier-Vignancour, Jean-Louis, 190?-
Physical Description: (2 albums, 12 in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

The speech of the counsel (Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour) for his client, Ex-General Raoul Albin Louis Salan, in his trial in 1962 for insurrection. Salan was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
“Les Grands Documents de L'Histoire.”
Box 1

A tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, April 15, 1945. New York: National Broadcasting Company, 1945.

Physical Description: (13 albums, 12 in. 78 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

Special commemorative program by the Association of Motion Picture Producers, the Hollywood Victory Committee, and the National Broadcasting Company and its affiliated stations.
Harry S. Truman's Address to the Armed Forces, Tuesday, April 17, is on Side 26.
Box 1

Voices from the moon: The landing on the record moon by the astronauts of Apollo 11, July 1969. Philadelphia: Philco-Ford, 1969.

Physical Description: (1 album, 7in. 33.33 rpm)
Box 11

Hundred years of writing in California. Sacramento, June 1950.

Creator/Collector: Wector, Dixon
Physical Description: (3 sides, 12in. 33.33 rpm)

Scope and Content Note

A talk given at the annual meeting of the California Library Association. A UCLA Library recording.
Box 13

Prairie Flower. Recorded March 9, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed: ”To Judith on her 7th. birthday.”
Box 13

Congo. Recorded March 9, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-
Physical Description: (1 album, 33.33 rpm. 7 in.)
Box 13

Dwelling. Recorded March 9, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-
Physical Description: (1 album, 7 in.)