1930’s

U.S. Congress- 150th

March 4, 1939 – 150th Anniversary Of Congress – Past Daily Reference Room

March 4,1939 – 150th Anniversary celebrations – U.S. Congress – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what would become one of the most widely covered events in broadcast history up to 1939, the gala events surrounding the 150th birthday of the U.S. Congress carried on for the better part of...

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography In Sound – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography In Sound – June 28, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – F. Scott Fitzgerald – a name which conjures up images of The Jazz Age, the “Era of Wonderful Nonsense“, the “Lost Generation” that period between the Wars. F. Scott Fitzgerald became synonymous with...

Debate over the 1940 Tokyo Olympics

January 21, 1938 – To Boycott Or Not To Boycott The 1940 Tokyo Olympics – Past Daily Reference Room

1940 Olympic Boycott question – H.W. van Loon – January 21, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As it came to pass, the 1940 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo never materialized. In fact, the Olympic Winter and Summer games wouldn’t be held again until 1948, after World War 2...

President Roosevelt

November 15, 1939 – President Roosevelt Lays The Cornerstone At The Jefferson Memorial – Past Daily Reference Room

President Franklin Roosevelt – Laying the Cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial – Nov. 15,1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1939 – On this day, President Roosevelt took part in the ceremonies laying the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial. A project which had been in planning stages since...