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Audio-Visual Series / Muniments / Oversized Matter

Identifier: 774

Series-level Scope and Content Note

This section is divided into subseries as follows. Audio-Visual Series (Box 15, Folders 1-18; Box 16:1 - 16:3; Box 17) This series consists of audio-tapes (both reel-to-reel and cassette types), record albums, slides, and 1 reel kodachrome color film. Contents include - Audiotapes Lectures: Miscellaneous Radio program: 'The Good Life' moderated by LS. Radio program: 'Prayers through the Ages' hosted by LS. Radio braodcasts of talks by LS - subjects include Jordan, poetry readings by LS, and interviews by LS of such notable individuals as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mahatma Gandhi, Arthur Schlesinger. Audiotape recordings of other people including Christopher Bird, Jon Metzger, Paul Tillich, and an interview of LS by Bob Considine. Slides of miscellaneous subjects, particularly of LS's trips to the Middle East (Israel and Jordan) and to Somalia. Film: 'People Helping People.' Record Albums. Muniments and Oversized Matter (Box 16:4 - 16:12; Boxes 18 - 24) This section consists of certificates of awards, diplomas and medals presented to LS. Also included are such mementos as keys to cities presented to LS, an embroidered book mark with LS's initials, and a silk handkerchief belonging to Alexander Moissi. A total of 17 scrapbooks comprise the last six oversize boxes of this collection. These contain newsclippings covering much of LS's broadcasting and publishing career, lecture programs, menus, some correspondence (including that of Guglielmo Marconi) and photographs. The datespan is from 1924, Italy to 1981, U.S.A.


  • From the Collection: 1900-1989
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1937-1988

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From the Collection: 28.5 Linear Feet (24 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 9

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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