I remember reading that the trial of a navl enlisted man for rape in Hawaii
(there was a PBS bcst on it recently) had Darrow's jury summation broadcast
back to the mainland.
It could have been recorded either by Ediphone dictating machine or, just
possibly, by RCA paper discs for use with the Electrola radio and recorder.
I've seen but do not own some dated late in 1929.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scopes Trial Sound Recordings
> In a message dated 2/1/2006 8:23:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
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> The trial was the first live radio broadcast from a trial but there was
> not recording made. William Jennings Bryan did record a number of other
> speeches some of which are available online at
> <http://www.historicalvoices.org/earliest_voices/bryan.html> from the
> Vincent Voice Library (although none appear directly related to Scopes).
> This information is helpful. The people putting on the play somehow
> that they should incorporate a wire recorder into the set. While we could
> loaned them a Telegraphone, it is just as well that they don't need it.
> That time period must have been a null in extemporaneous sound recordings.
> Wax cylinders were out of the picture and instantaneous discs had not been
> I remember reading in a contemporary early 20's magazine about a project
> archive radio broadcasts on Telegraphone wires. I wonder if anything ever
> of that.
> Mike Csontos
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