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Finding Aid to the Lon Hughes KQW Interviews, 1946-1947 MS 1441A
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  • Title: Lon Hughes KQW interviews
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1947
    Creator: Hughes, Lon
    Collection Number: MS 1441A
    Extent: 1 box (0.25 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Transcripts of 25 interviews of presidents of major firms based in California, on their adjustments to the postwar economy, conducted by Hughes for a series of radio public service announcements, sponsored by Sutro & Co. and aired over station KQW. Each interview includes a brief background of the corporation and biographical data on its executive members.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lon Hughes KQW Interviews, MS 1441A. California Historical Society.

    Biography

    From August 1946 to February 1947, Lon Hughes conducted a series of Public Service Announcements concerning post World War II development of United States national industries. Utilizing an interview format, the broadcasts were designed to bring San Franciscans up-to-the-minute-information from the men who guide the destinies of the great corporations of our nation. The series was sponsored by Sutro & Company and was aired Sunday evenings over station KQW.

    Scope and Contents

    Transcripts of 25 interviews of presidents of major firms based in California, on their adjustments to the postwar economy, conducted by Hughes for a series of radio public service announcements, sponsored by Sutro & Co. and aired over station KQW. Each interview includes a brief background of the corporation and biographical data on its executive members.
    Hughes questions interviewees on the ways in which their industry was affected by the European War; the methods of how wartime economy was to be transformed into a postwar economy; and, how public demand for quality goods and services change over time.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    KQW (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Sutro & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.)
    California--Economic conditions.
    Corporations--California.
    Executives--California--Interviews.
    Radio programs, Public services--California.
    United States--Economic conditions.
    Interviews.
    Transcripts.