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From: "Jeanette Berard" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:14 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Voice Letter recordings
> 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
>>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]
First IMPORTANT point...?!
Are you SURE the discs you have are 45 rpm?! I have two or three of these
all that I own or have seen are 7" 78rpm records! They seem to have been
by large corporations, whose logos are clearly visible on the records. These
usually cut at "USO's" for GI's on their way overseas, so they could send a
(sound) to the "folks back home!"
Remember that records all played at "78" until 1948-49, when LP's and 45's
first made available...so all the WWII-related discs would have played at
Steven C. Barr
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