Category Archives: radio history

Thanksgiving with Ozzie and Harriet Nelson

Thanksgiving is one of the quintessentially American holidays, so it is fitting that the all-American radio and television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet would include scenes related to the holiday. The Ozzie and Harriet Nelson papers at the … Continue reading

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Jack Benny: Accidental Radio Extraordinaire

On March 29th, 1932, Ed Sullivan invited Jack Benny to his radio program, launching a prolific radio and entertainment career. Benny went from a small-time vaudeville performer to a radio host, USO performer, movie man and more. Today, we honor … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to AHC Friend Hugh Downs

Radio and television broadcaster, announcer, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, music composer, and AHC friend Hugh Downs died at his home in Scottsdale on July 1, 2020. He was 99. Hugh was one of the … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: June 2019

We’re back for round three of Finding Aids updates — if you couldn’t tell, we’ve been busy processing collections! As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about … Continue reading

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The Adeline M. Leitzbach Papers: Part II of a Two-Part Series

Adeline Leitzbach once mused: “[In] the old days in pictures… we used to go out on a lot with a couple of actors, a horse, a camera man and an author. We used to shoot scenes, and mould them into … Continue reading Continue reading

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Radio Radio! Radio Actor Phillips H. Lord

Phillips Haynes Lord (1902-1975) was a radio star from the 1920s through the 1950s. He was only in his twenties when he achieved nationwide fame for his radio programs, the most famous among them being “Gangbusters” and several having to … Continue reading

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Larry Adler Papers Document Red Scare and Music History

Lawrence Cecil “Larry” Adler was born in Baltimore on February 10, 1914 to parents Louis and Sadie. A self-taught harmonica player, he gained worldwide recognition as the musician who brought the instrument to the ‘serious music’ stage. He began playing … Continue reading

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New Finding Aid Available for the Jack Benny Papers

    Jack Benny on a USO tour, 1945 Another Depression era collection has been processed thanks to the NHPRC grant! 130 cubic feet of Jack Benny papers have been re-processed, and the finding aid is now available online. An … Continue reading

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