7",and smaller,78 RPM records for children were made as late as 1965 by labels like Golden records,and Disneyland.
Cone to think of it,I never did see ome from The Korean War.
--- On Tue, 11/24/09, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Voice Letter recordings
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 12:29 PM
Mike Csontos wrote:
> In a message dated 11/19/2009 12:19:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
>> Why did you use the word "definitely"??? It seemed immediately obvious
>> that she didn't know. This was confirmed by her off-list reply to me:
> When challenged on the other list the reply was "they are 45, I'm old enough to know about records",
Interesting reply from a lady! Is she old enough to have been around BEFORE 45s? Will she admit to being older than 60? I doubt it. So what that means is that in her lifetime 7-inch records meant 45. Of course, that also is quite untrue since small hole 7-inchers were usually 33 except a lot of European, especially British, small hole 7-inchers are 45.
> and, how does one get to be "Senior Archivist & Historian, Institute on World War II & the Human Experience" without ever hearing about WWII voice letters?
Not much competition for the job? A print media person who was naver TRAINED in AV and thought her life experiences would make her knowledgeable in media? A friend of Tom Brokaw? But she seemed compliant to my speed comment to me, and it surprised me that she was so argumentative on that other list.
> I explained there that the 45 speed would have been impossible during WWII and the content should help identify the era. There are STILL US troops stationed in Korea and Germany so the recording could have been made any time in the 50's. It would be an interesting rare example of a use of disk recording technology if it were and therefore of interest to ARSC, as well as that apparently nobody used it after WWII.
That is true, and have any of us EVER come across a similar item from the Korea or 50s era? My assumption to refute her 45 claim is that her institute is specifically involved with WW II ONLY.
> Usually it's hard to guess what people have, based on their descriptions. I hesitate to dismiss something as impossible just because it isn't like anything I've seen. However a picture, or the object in hand, saves a lot of words.
Yes, that picture she sent did help me. Why it is not already on the web site I do not know.
> It is amazing how little most people know about anything remotely technical nowadays. Recently someone at the museum said he has come WWII voice letters on "thick, heavy disks" (relative to CDs?), and a letter from Germany about some pre war "wireless recordings" (since he "knew" that wire recording didn't exist until after the war!). I wouldn't try to guess!
> Mike Csontos
If they were "wireless" what were they??? But this is like the website of that California pressing plant that described 78s as a vinyl layer glued onto heavy paper. That was discussed on the 78-L last week. You would think a company in business of pressing records would know better. In the case of this lady, she seemed compliant to my comment but I am surprised to see how argumentative she apparently was on that other list.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]