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John W. Landon Audio Collection,1937-1977

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Author

Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum

Title

John W. Landon Audio Collection

Date

1937-1977

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John W. Landon Audio Collection 1937 - 1977, 77AV04,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

2 cu. ft. (4 Boxes): 35 Items

Biography/History

John W. Landon was born in Kentucky in 1937. He authored numerous books on pipe organs and the people who play them. He was hired as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Kentucky in 1971.He was made an Associate Professor of Social Work in 1974 and full Professor in 1987. Dr Landon was appointed Assistant Dean of the College of Social Work in 1985 and retired in 1998.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of 35 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. They contain Sen Alben Barkley's last speech, Will Rogers commentaries, various Oral History Project tapes that include speeches by Woodrow Wilson, The Duke of Windsor, William Jenning Bryan, Lindburgh's speech to the DC Press Club, Bertam Russell Nobel prize acceptance speech, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, the only known recording of Thomas Edison, the coronation of George VI and "The History of Recorded Sound" series.

Subjects

  • Organ--History
  • Wurlitzer organ
  • Kentucky author--Landon, John W.
  • Public Welfare--United States--History
  • United States--Social Policy

Related Material

Landon, John W. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Landon, John W. Muncie, IN: Ball State University, 1972.

Landon, John W. New York, N.Y.: Human Sciences Press, 1986.

Landon, John W. Vestal, N.Y.: Vestal Press, 1974.

Collection Inventory

Senator Alben Barkley's last speech; made at a mock Democratic Convention (P.T.: 40 min), 30-Apr-56
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 1]
Will Rogers Commentaries (P.T.: 65 min), 1931-1935
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 2-A]
Will Rogers Commentaries (P.T.: 40 min), 1931-1935
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 2-B]
Oral History Project. Includes readings, speeches and commentaries on or by Woodrow Wilson, Duke of Windsor, Edgar Guest, President McKinley and General William Booth (P.T. 29 min), 1901-1920
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 3]
Oral History Project. Includes speeches by William Jennings Bryan; Poems by James Whitcomb Riley; Reading by Dwight L. Moody; and Sermon excerpt by Billy Sunday (P.T.: 24 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 4]
Oral History Project. Includes Raymond Hitchcock vaudeville monologues; Lindbergh's speech to the DC Press Club; Pres. Coolidge's welcome home to Lindbergh; and Lindberg's response to the President (P.T.: 36 min), 1915, 1927
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 5]
Coronation of George VI via short wave radio (P.T.: 17 min), 12-May-38
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 6]
"The Investigator," a dramatic radio program against McCarthyism (P.T.: 60 min), 1954
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 7]
Oral History Project: Bertram Russell's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "Human Nature and Politics." (P.T.: 46 min, 1950
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 8]
Bertram Russell, "Speaking Personally," Part I, a conversation with Mr. John Chandos (P.T.: 62 min), April 11 & 12, 1961
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 9]
Bertram Russell, "Speaking Personally," Part II (P.T.: 35 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 10]
CBS Documentary: "The Russian Revolution." (P.T.: 62 min), May, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 11]
Thomas Edison, "Speech to the American People" on Armistice Day. The only known recording of Edison's voice. (P.T. 10 min), 11-Nov-18
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 12]
Senator Everett M. Dirksen, Stories of American Adventure: "Gallant Men" (P.T. 32 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 13]
John Barrymore reads Shakespeare: Scenes from Hamlet, 12th Night, Richard III and Macbeth (P.T.: 62 min), 1942
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 14]
John Barrymore reads Shakespeare (continued) (P.T.: 9 min), 1942
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 15]
Part I: History of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1922-1972 (P.T.: 59 min), 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 16]
Part II: History of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1922-1972 (P.T.: 58 min), 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 17]
The History of Recorded Sound: "Voices to Remember" (P.T.: 60 min), 1898-1932
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 18]
The History of Recorded Sound: "Voices to Remember." (P.T.: 59 min), 1932-1973
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 19]
National Archives, "Sounds of History," Bicentennial Year (P.T.: 26 min), 2-Jun-77
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 20]
General MacArthur's address before a Joint Session of Congress (P.T.: 31 min), 19-Apr-51
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 21]
Part I: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 60 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 22]
Part II: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 50 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 23]
Songs and Speeches about Prohibition: (P.T.: 61 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 24]
Part III: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 52 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 25]
Side A: The War Speeches of Winston Churchill,1940-45, narrated by Norman P. Ross; Side B: The Funeral of Winston Churchill, Jan, 30, 1965 (P.T.: 42 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 26]
Irving Berlin's' "This Is the Army," 1942, with an all-soldier cast (P T. : 28 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 27]
Bainbridge Colby, Pres. Wilson's Sec. of State, speaking on "Loyalty." in 1920; Edison tells about inventing the phonograph, recorded in 1927; Sir Arthur Sullivan sends a message to Edison on his invention, recorded in 1888 (P.T.: 7 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 28]
Speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940-1944 (P.T.: 22 min), 1940-1944
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 29]
Speeches by Theodore Roosevelt, Wm. Howard Taft, Wm. Jennings Bryan, Gen. Pershing, Walter Harding and Ambassador James W. Gerard (P.T.: 39 min), 1908 -1921
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 30]
Edward VIII's Farewell speech, 1936; Franklin Roosevelt speech to Congress, Dec 8, 1941;FDR on an unlimited RAF emergency; and "D Day," a transcription of the Invasion (P.T.: 32 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 31]
The 1944 Roosevelt Re-election campaign: "Row, Row, Row" with Roosevelt (P.T.: 3 min), 1944
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 32]
Wm. Howard Taft, "The Republican Party Stands"; Theodore Roosevelt, "The Liberty of the People" (P.T.: 8 min), 1908-1912
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 33]
Will Rogers' comments on Henry Ford, the Traffic; Bankers, and the first political speech; Carl Sandberg, "The Boll Weevil," spirituals; Aimie Semple McPherson's sermon, "Come Unto Me" (P.T.: 23 min), [n.d.]
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 34]