1930’s

Amelia Earhart

July 7, 1937 – The Search For Amelia Earhart – Past Daily Reference Room

KGMB-Honolulu – Special program on the search for Amelia Earhart – Mutual Broadcasting – July 7, 1937 – Chuck Granata Collection – Eighty-three years ago, one of the most recognizable and admired explorers, Amelia Earhart had been missing since July 2nd, when during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight...

WPA Workers - 1939

June 23, 1939 – The WPA – Rep. Kent Keller: “There Is No Excuse For Starvation”

We’re here because you are – chip in by clicking on the link right here: Become a Patron! The WPA (Works Progress Administration) – The WPA Conference in Washington D.C. being held on June 26, 1939. Ahead of that conference, Congressman Kent E. Keller gave a radio address on the...

GOP Convention -1936 - Alf Landon banners

June 11, 1936 – The GOP Gathers To Nominate Alfred M. Landon – Past Daily Reference Room

In these days of crazy, even a little is a lot: Become a Patron! The 1936 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio, between June 9 and 12. Although many candidates sought the Republican nomination, only two, Governor Landon and Senator William Borah from Idaho, were considered to be...

Transmitter Tower - 1938

May 28, 1938 – The World Of High-Tech – Wonders Of The Age – Broadcasting And Daily Life.

May 28, 1938 – Perhaps not an earth-shattering day for news, but a significant one for future reference. This special program, featuring a discussion/interview with WOR Chief Engineer J.R. Poppele, who had just returned from a fact-finding mission and review of broadcasting in Europe, sheds light on what was just...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

Kellogg-Briand Pact - 1928

1937 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact 9 Years On – Making War Illegal – Past Daily Reference Room

A little means a lot- help us keep history preserved and alive: Become a Patron! The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact. In short; an international agreement to make war illegal. Signed and enacted on August 27, 1928, and being celebrated nine years later, in 1937 as a pact holding by threads, but...

Hospital Mental Ward 1938

Inside A Detroit Hospital – 1938 – Past Daily Gallimaufry: Radio Documentaries

A little support goes a very long way: This is an interesting recording on two levels. One: it represents some of the earliest attempts at doing on-the-spot location recording and assembling a documentary for radio. Two: it shines a light on the then-current problems facing our medical system; the Urban...

FDR - Jackson Day

January 8, 1936 – President Roosevelt At The Jackson Day Dinner

Become a Patron! Jefferson–Jackson Day is the annual fundraising celebration (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations in the United States. It is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, which the party calls its founders. During presidential election campaigns, key dinners are important venues for candidates to attend. It...