I'm posting this for Joan Denman, so if you have a response, you can post back to her at: [log in to unmask]
They have 6 of these recordings from all over the country, and would like any information they can get.
If any replies are posted to the list, I'll forward them on.
>We have some "Voice Letter" recordings on 45 rpm album disks that we are
>attempting to find some background on. Some were recorded at USO Clubs,
>some at neighborhood giftshops, and other venues. Most are family members
>recording their message and it is then sent overseas or perhaps Stateside.
>We're trying to find out when they were introduced, by whom, how widespread
>they were, etc. We've contacted a few music libraries to no avail.
>We're greatly appreciate any assistance in pointing us to resources.
>Joan E. Denman
>Senior Archivist & Historian
>Institute on World War II
>& the Human Experience
>PO Box 3062200
>Florida State University
>Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200
>Email: [log in to unmask]