WSB Radio Records, 1922-1985.


WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.). WSB Radio Records, 1922-1985.

WSB Radio Records, 1922-1985.

The records contain correspondence, memos, scrapbooks, log books, contracts, licenses, publicity materials, photographs, sound recordings, moving image recordings, and artifacts relating to the early history of WSB Radio, to WSB performers, programs, awards, and sponsored events (such as news workshops and career conferences for students), and to WSB-FM and WSB-TV. The sound recordings in the collection include examples of musical, dramatic and general interest programming from ca. 1944 through ca. 1984; news programming; and political speeches from 1946 and 1948, generated by the heated gubernatorial and congressional races of those years. The political speeches include campaign addresses by Eugene Talmadge, Herman Talmadge, James Carmichael, E.D. Rivers, Helen Douglas Mankin, James C. Davis, Ellis Arnall, M.E. Thompson and others.

Textual records: 75 linear feet.Sound recordings: over 54,000.Photographs: 10 linear feet.

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Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946 (person)

Born in Forsyth, Georgia; educated at the University of Georgia; practicing lawyer in Atlanta, Montgomery County, and Telfair County, Georgia; Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, 1927-1933; served three terms as Governor of Georgia; died as governor-elect in 1946. From the description of Pamphlets, 1942. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 17429974 ...

Mankin, Helen Douglas (person)

Camp, James C. 1895- (person)

Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 (person)

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Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992 (person)

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Thompson, M. E. (person)

WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.) (corporateBody)

WSB (Welcome South, Brother) Radio, the first radio station in the south, began broadcasting on March 15, 1922. From the description of WSB Radio Broadcasting Script, 1939. (Georgia Institute of Technology). WorldCat record id: 50144464 WSB Radio was the first radio station to broadcast from the city of Atlanta, with its first broadcast on March 15, 1922. The station was originally owned and operated by the Atlanta journal newspaper. Both the Atlanta journal and WSB were pur...

Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972 (person)

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Rivers, Eurith Dickinson, 1895-1967 (person)

Ellis, Elmo Israel (person)

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