Category Archives: radio history

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 inexpensive … Continue reading

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