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 Post subject: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: May Thu 13, 2021 5:02 pm 
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HI,

My grandfather, Mervin Rothschild, was on the Kate Smith radio show, on December 3rd, 1943. I have been trying for many years to get that audio, have tried some researchers, onlie searching, etc...

$500 if anyone can get me that recording. An article about the show and a listing is attache.

Thanks!

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: May Sat 15, 2021 4:38 pm 
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https://www.radiospirits.com/

Try them. and good luck

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: May Sun 16, 2021 3:33 am 
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Thanks! Doesn't look like they have it on thier websier... I could try to contact them.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: May Mon 17, 2021 11:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: May Tue 18, 2021 1:58 am 
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Thanks. Will give them a call!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 7:14 pm 
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I did so more research and I got this email from the Library of Congress I hope it helps

I am happy to assist.

Yes, the Library of Congress holds several recordings of Kate Smith radio broadcasts. You can search the Library's Online Catalog, accessible at https://catalog.loc.gov/ and SONIC database, at https://star1.loc.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0 , to view the catalog records. Please note that these are only catalog records and not links to audio files.

To use the SONIC database, please go to https://star1.loc.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0 . Scroll down and click on Sound Online Inventory and Catalog. You can do a keyword search by clicking "Keyword (Anywhere) in the center column marked "General Search." For a more specific search, you can search the categories in the right-hand column, such as "Radio Broadcast" or "News Only Radio Broadcast."

To find Kate Smith programs, select the "Radio Broadcast" search screen. Enter "Kate Smith" in the Name search box and click Search. You can also enter "Kate Smith" in the Title box; this will only bring up program titles that contain the Smith's name.

To locate sound recordings in the Library's collections, start by accessing the Library of Congress's online catalog on the web at http://catalog.loc.gov . To enter the catalog from this page, click the tab marked "Advanced Search." You will then be presented with a screen containing three search boxes and two pull down menus for each search box.

In the first search box you should enter the title of the recording, the name of a composer or performer, or a song title. To ensure that your search only retrieves sound recordings, you will wish to enter the term "recording" in the second box. Because our catalogers include the phrase "sound recording" in the title of all recordings, searching for the word "recording" is the most reliable way to filter out all other formats. In place of "Recording," you may want to add the word Broadcast.

Listening to sound recordings takes place in the Recorded Sound Research Center, which is located in the Library of Congress Madison Building in Washington, D.C. Since all recordings must be digitized prior to listening, you must set up a listening appointment at least 10 days prior to your visit. To set up a listening appointment please contact the Recorded Sound Research Center at rsrc@loc.gov .

It is possible to obtain copies of recordings from the Library's collection. Copies of recordings in the collections of the Library of Congress can be made only with the written permission of the rights holders involved. In the case of broadcasts, the rights holder is usually the broadcasting network.

Copies of recordings in the collections of the Library of Congress are made in the Library's Recording Laboratory which charges $126.00 per hour of the engineer's time to make the transfers. Charges vary according to source material. We can deliver files to customers using Signiant Media Transfer service. This service allows users to securely download files to a computer's desktop after an email notification. Charges are made in 15-minute increments with a 30-minute minimum, and the transfers are made in real time. Duplication of non-digitized materials may take four to six weeks from the time the paperwork is completed. For further details and additional formats please see http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/audiodup.html .

Let me know if I may be of further assistance.

Sincerely yours,

David Sager
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Recorded Sound Research Center
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Library of Congress Washington, D.C. 20540-4690
Email: [rsrc@loc.gov]rsrc@loc.gov

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 7:19 pm 
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Wow, thanks SO much for this! I really appreciate the help...

Will try this and keep you posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 7:31 pm 
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Oh, well... Nothing by Kate Smith on that date (12/3/1943) seemst to be in either database. Thanks anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 4:06 pm 
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Sorry it didn't work out

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 4:24 pm 
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No worries, I appreciate your help!

It's pretty frustrating, I really hope that particular show survived somewhere, but it seems like back then there wasn't a big effort to archive every performance.

The offer still stands, if someone can get me that audoe.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 9:54 pm 
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Have you considered The History Detectives on PBS?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
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Not sure what that means?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 6:33 pm 
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Try Emailing Greg Bell from Radio Classics on Sirus radio. He seems to very knowledgeable
Email is Greg@GregBellMedia.com.

Good Luck

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 6:52 pm 
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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for audio - $500 reward
PostPosted: Jun Sun 20, 2021 2:44 am 
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History Detectives was on PBS, and hasn't been on for years.

Besides, the show was about finding some history about an object someone had, not finding things for people.


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