John W. Landon Audio Collection,1937-1977

Descriptive Summary

Title
John W. Landon Audio Collection,1937-1977
Creator
Landon, John W., 1937-
Extent
2 cu. ft. (4 Boxes): 35 Items
Subjects
Organ--History
Wurlitzer organ
Kentucky author--Landon, John W.
Public Welfare--United States--History
United States--Social Policy
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Senator Alben Barkley's last speech; made at a mock Democratic Convention (P.T.: 40 min)30-Apr-56

  • Box 1
  • Folder 1
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Will Rogers Commentaries (P.T.: 65 min)1931-1935

  • Box 1
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Will Rogers Commentaries (P.T.: 40 min)1931-1935

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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

  • Box 1
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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.]

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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

  • Box 1
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Coronation of George VI via short wave radio (P.T.: 17 min)12-May-38

  • Box 1
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"The Investigator," a dramatic radio program against McCarthyism (P.T.: 60 min)1954

  • Box 1
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Oral History Project: Bertram Russell's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "Human Nature and Politics." (P.T.: 46 min1950

  • Box 2
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Bertram Russell, "Speaking Personally," Part I, a conversation with Mr. John Chandos (P.T.: 62 min)April 11 & 12, 1961

  • Box 2
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Bertram Russell, "Speaking Personally," Part II (P.T.: 35 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 2
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CBS Documentary: "The Russian Revolution." (P.T.: 62 min)May, 1977

  • Box 2
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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

  • Box 2
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Senator Everett M. Dirksen, Stories of American Adventure: "Gallant Men" (P.T. 32 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 2
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John Barrymore reads Shakespeare: Scenes from Hamlet, 12th Night, Richard III and Macbeth (P.T.: 62 min)1942

  • Box 2
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John Barrymore reads Shakespeare (continued) (P.T.: 9 min)1942

  • Box 2
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Part I: History of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1922-1972 (P.T.: 59 min)1972

  • Box 2
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Part II: History of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1922-1972 (P.T.: 58 min)1972

  • Box 2
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The History of Recorded Sound: "Voices to Remember" (P.T.: 60 min)1898-1932

  • Box 2
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The History of Recorded Sound: "Voices to Remember." (P.T.: 59 min)1932-1973

  • Box 3
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National Archives, "Sounds of History," Bicentennial Year (P.T.: 26 min)2-Jun-77

  • Box 3
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General MacArthur's address before a Joint Session of Congress (P.T.: 31 min)19-Apr-51

  • Box 3
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Part I: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 60 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 3
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Part II: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 50 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 3
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Songs and Speeches about Prohibition: (P.T.: 61 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 3
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Part III: Songs of World War I (P.T.: 52 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 3
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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.]

  • Box 3
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Irving Berlin's' "This Is the Army," 1942, with an all-soldier cast (P T. : 28 min)[n.d.]

  • Box 3
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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.]

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Speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940-1944 (P.T.: 22 min)1940-1944

  • Box 3
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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

  • Box 4
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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.]

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The 1944 Roosevelt Re-election campaign: "Row, Row, Row" with Roosevelt (P.T.: 3 min)1944

  • Box 4
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Wm. Howard Taft, "The Republican Party Stands"; Theodore Roosevelt, "The Liberty of the People" (P.T.: 8 min)1908-1912

  • Box 4
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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.]

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