Phonograph Records, 1939 -- 1961


This series is part of Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1890 -- 1992

Series Overview

Title: Phonograph Records
Dates: 1939 -- 1961
Call Number: MS025.005.001
Size: 1.1 Cubic Feet

Description

This section contains 26 phonograph records, the majority of which Murrow was involved in. Highlights of this series include Murrow's "I Can Hear It Now," "Edward R. Murrow, A Reporter Remembers," and a 1949 Murrow audition.

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  Album cover - "I Can Hear It Now" Edward R. Murrow, 1919-1949, 30 Years of Audible History. Delux Edition. 1948 -- 1950

Narrator - Edward R. Murrow. Producers - Murrow, Friendly, Gude. Columbia Records Inc. Some of the recordings include: Wilson and the League; Harding and Teapot Dome; Sacco and Vanzetti; The Stock Market Crash; Roosevelt and the Depression; Chamberlain at Munich; The Nazi Blitzkrieg; Churchill and Coalition; Pearl Harbor; D-Day Invasion; VE Day and VJ Day Celebrations; Nuremberg War Trials; Assassination of Gandhi; The Birth of Israel; The Berlin Airlift.
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  "I Can Hear It Now" Edward R. Murrow, 1919-1949, 30 Years of Audible History. Delux Edition. Volume I, #MM-800, Period 1933-1945. 1948
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  "I Can Hear It Now" Edward R. Murrow, 1919-1949, 30 Years of Audible History. Delux Edition. Volume II, #MM-881, Period 1945-1949. 1949
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  "I Can Hear It Now" Edward R. Murrow, 1919-1949, 30 Years of Audible History. Delux Edition. Volume III, #MM-963, Period 1919-1932. 1950
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  Album cover - Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume One: The War Years. 1939 -- 1946

2 copies. Narrative announcements by Douglas Edwards. Prepared and edited by Fred W. Friendly, Alvin Snyder and Sheldon Hoffman. Broadcasts by Edward R. Murrow. Produced by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.
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  Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume One: The War Years. Record 1 of 2. 1939 -- 1940

2 copies. Side 1: February 24, 1946 - "A Reporter Remembers" - London; August 31, 1939 - "Churchill evacuated from London; September 3, 1939 - Britain declares war; September 4, 1939 - First air raids; November 27, 1939 - Air raid warning system; April 9, 1940 - Debate in Parliament; May 8, 1940 - Chamberlain asked to resign; May 10, 1940 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister; June 2, 1940 - Dunkirk. Side 2: June 4, 1940 - Churchill talks about Dunkirk; August 24, 1940 - Trafalgar Square air raid; August 25, 1940 - Reaction to bombings; September 22, 1940 - On rooftop during air raid; September 29, 1940 - Visit to West Somerset; December 2, 1940 - Courage of British; December 24, 1940 - Christmas.
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  Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume One: The War Years. Record 2 of 2. 1940 -- 1946

2 copies. Side 3: March 9, 1941 - Spring in England; November 7, 1942 - African campaign; December 24, 1942 - Yanks at Christmas; December 3, 1943 - Berlin raid. Side 4: June 6, 1944 - D-Day; September 17, 1944 - Arnhem drop; April 1945 - The Return to Germany; April 15, 1945 - Buchenwald; May 8, 1945 - Piccadilly -- VE-Day; February 24, 1946 - "A Reporter Remembers" - London.
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  Album cover - Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume Two: 1948-1961. 1948 -- 1955

Introduction and Accompanying Narration by Charles Collingwood. Prepared and edited by Edward Bliss, Jr. Technical Editor, Fred H. Turner. Broadcasts by Edward R. Murrow. Produced by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.
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  Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume Two: 1948-1961. Record 1 of 2. 1948 -- 1950

Side 1: Introduction - Charles Collingwood; September 20, 1948 - Berlin Blockade; November 3, 1948 - Truman Elected; June 2, 1949 - Alger Hiss Trial; June 9, 1949 - The Right to Dissent; March 8, 1950 - Some of the News; August 1, 1950 - "This Is Korea." Side 2: August 8, 1950 - Day with the 1st Calvary Division; September 6, 1950 - Testing Ground for Ideas; October 12, 1950 - D.A.R. -- Fort Knox Gold; October 12, 1950 - Exclusion of Communists; September 3, 1951 - Labor Day Speeches; April 17, 1952 - Missouri River Flood; June 4, 1952 - Eisenhower's First Campaign Speech; November 26, 1953 - Reasons for National Thanksgiving; March 9, 1954 - Summation, Broadcast on Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy.
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  Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers. Volume Two: 1948-1961. Record 2 of 2. 1954 -- 1955

Side 3: March 18, 1954 - Supreme Court on School Segregation; September 9, 1954 - Hurricane Edna; October 5, 1954 - Murrow and Sandburg; April 12, 1955 - Salk Vaccine; May 4, 1955 - Vietnam Crisis; October 26, 1955 - The Vice Presidency; November 28, 1955 - Cross-Channel Flight. Side 4: February 13, 1956 - Racial Issue in '56 Campaign; April 30, 1956 - Death of Alban Barkley; November 6, 1956 - End of the Israeli-Egyptian War; February 4, 1957 - Moral Force of the United Nations; September 23, 1958 - Modernizing the Presidency; July 3, 1960 - U.S. Role in the World; January 22, 1961 - John F. Kennedy's Inauguration.
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  Rockhill Recording, "Morning Report Theme" #RDH-009 - City Desk 1961-10-07

On record: "#3 RDH-009 - City Desk (Loop). Approx. - 1:00. Five cuts all identical."
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  Rockhill Recording, "Newscaster Identifications" 1959-04-14

On record: #5. Includes 2 notes: one to Bob Skedgell and one note outlining the list of newscasters. Outside cover includes "Bob Skedgell, CBS News, 485-17.'
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  Columbia Records, "I Can Hear It Now." (Draft) #XR-83443

#6 "Draft" written on LP label.
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  Columbia Records, "Ed Murrow Audition." Parts 1 & 3, #XR-102832. 1949-03-27
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  Columbia Records, "Ed Murrow Audition." Parts 2 & 4, #XR-102832. 1949-03-27
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  WJPS, "From Evansville Story - Gen. Lacy V. Murrow" 1951-06-08

#8. Aired 6/10/51.
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  Audiodisc, "General John M. Devine UMT." #7031

#10. No date.
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  William M. Mandel's McCarthy Committee Hearing 1954-03-12

Written on side 1 of LP "(author) 'This is a bookburning! You lack only the tinder to set fire to the books as Hitler did twenty years ago, and I am going to get that across to the American people!". Written on side 2: "You, Senator McCarthy, murdered Maj. Raymond Kaplan by driving him to the point where he jumped under a truck, although everybody knows that there was nothing that could have merited even the most unimportant punishment for that man."
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  "I Can Hear It Now" on Voice of the Army Pgm #441, Parts 1&3

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  "I Can Hear It Now" on Voice of the Army Pgm #441, Parts 2 & 4

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  "Dangerous Fear," Part 1

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  "Dangerous Fear," Part 2

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  CBS News, Ned Calmer (news sound), Test #1

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  "Life Today," Back of the Book Audition 1959-03-29

Written on reel: "Return to John Z. Day."
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  Lord & Taylor Awards - Edward R. Murrow 1953
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  "Things to Listen for " from The Studio for Effective Speaking 1961

Removed from 26:121. Gift from Mr. Lynton Fletcher, The Studio for Effective Speaking, Dec. 1961.
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