Aluminum Company of America

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Alcoa sponsored various television venues in the 1950's and early 1960's including, The Alcoa hour, Alcoa premiere, Aloca presents, and Alcoa theater.

From the description of Collection of television scripts sponsored by Alcoa, 1959-1963. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40161076

The Aluminum Company of America was founded in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1888 by a group of entrepreneurs, including Capt. Alfred E. Hunt, Charles Martin Hall, Arthur Vining Davis, Robert J. Scott and George Clapp. The company has expanded into a worldwide corporation with 215 operating locations and 103,500 employees in 31 countries.

From the description of Aluminum Company of America records 1857-1992 MSS 0282 1900-1965. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 46477014

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The Aluminum Corporation of America sponsored various television programs during the 1950's and early 1960's. The sponsor started with The Alcoa Hour, a 60 minute live anthology drama in the fall of 1955. The 1956/57 television season brought a trend to replace live broadcasts with pre-recorded film. The Alcoa Hour went off the air in September 1957 and became a thirty minute filmed program. Other Alcoa shows followed in the late 1950s and early 1960s: Alcoa Premiere, Alcoa Presents, and Alcoa Theatre .

From the guide to the Television Scripts for Programs Sponsored by Alcoa, 1959-1963, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Aluminum Company of America. Collection of television scripts sponsored by Alcoa, 1959-1963. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Lamb, Thomas, 1896-1988. Papers, 1916-1988. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Hall, Charles Martin, 1863-1914. Papers, 1882-1985. Oberlin College Library
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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alcoa Building (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith ALCOA Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Alcoa Research Laboratories. corporateBody
associatedWith Allen, George Garland. person
associatedWith American Association of Advertising Agencies corporateBody
associatedWith Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies. Plan Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Blumcraft Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.) person
associatedWith Burgess, W. Starling (William Starling), 1878-1947. person
associatedWith Churchill, H. V. person
associatedWith Clapp, George H. person
associatedWith Corsini, Harold. person
associatedWith Davis, Arthur Vining, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Directors of Industrial Research (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925 person
associatedWith Duplex Advertising Company person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Feinberg, I. Robert (Irving Robert), 1912-1975. person
associatedWith Fickes, Edwin. person
associatedWith Frary, Francis. person
associatedWith Freeman, John Ripley, 1855-1932 person
associatedWith Gibbons, John R. person
associatedWith Hall, Charles Martin. person
associatedWith Harrison, Marc, 1936-1998. person
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Houts, Ben, 1910- person
associatedWith Hunt, Alfred E. 1855-1899. person
associatedWith Hunt, Alfred M. 1919- person
associatedWith Hunt Roy Arthur, 1881-1966. person
associatedWith Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954. person
associatedWith Jardine, Frank, 1888-1963. person
associatedWith Johnson, Marshall, 1938- , collector. person
associatedWith Johnson, Marshall B. person
associatedWith Lamb, Thomas, 1896-1988. person
associatedWith Lash, Horace W. person
associatedWith McKay, Frederick S. person
associatedWith Mellon, Richard B. person
associatedWith Musgrave, Samuel A., 1912- person
associatedWith Newell, Charles. person
associatedWith Ohio River Improvement Celebration ((Oct., 1929) corporateBody
correspondedWith Owens, William A., 1905- person
associatedWith Pearson, Nathan W. person
associatedWith Perkins, William Robertson, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith Pittsburgh Reduction Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Research Trianlge Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruth, Leo, 1934- person
associatedWith Scott, Robert J. person
associatedWith Shadle, Everett, 1929- person
associatedWith Thornburgh, Dick. person
associatedWith United Steelworkers of America. Arbitration Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United Steelworkers of America. Contract Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United Steelworkers of America. Local 302 (New Kensington, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Washington. Engineering Experiment Station. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington Trust Company. Trust Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Woolard, Edgar S., 1934- person
associatedWith Wukasch, J. Eugene, 1921-2001 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Aluminum
Aluminum mines and mining
Water--Fluoridation
Television producers and directors--Archival resources
Cookware, Aluminum
Metal-work, Industrial
Research, Industrial
Aluminum alloys
Aluminum ores
Aluminum industry and trade
Sales meetings
Aluminum plants
Metal sculpture
Hall Héroult process
Occupation
Television producers and directors--Archival resources
Function

Corporate Body

Active 1959

Active 1963

International

English

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