Whilst I do not represent the Brtish Library or BBC I would opine that they both might like a copy for their own archives esp. if it was commissioned by the BBC &/or aired by them.#
The person to contact is one:
Dr Janet Topp Fargion
Lead Curator, World and Traditional Music
The British Library
96 Euston Road
T +44 (0) 20 7412 7427
F +44 (0) 20 7412 7441
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P.S. Janet might not be aware of this mailing list. Maybe she could join it?
--- On Fri, 16/11/12, Thom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Thom <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New York Subways Radio Documentary
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, 16 November, 2012, 14:33
> Please contact a reference librarian and they can provide
> or information.
> Here is the website for the Recorded Sound Reference
> Here is how you would contact the RSRC:
> "Ask a Librarian Online
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> Here is our page on Obtaining Copies of Recordings:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> > How does one get a copy of this recording? Can LOC post
> it online?
> > -- Tom Fine
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thom" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 8:13 AM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New York Subways Radio
> >> A copy exists at the Library of Congress. See:
> >> http://lccn.loc.gov/2002660082
> >> Thom Pease
> >> Library of Congress
> >> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 6:34 AM, Chris J Brady
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Have you tried
> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Television_%26_Radio
> >>> CJB
> >> LC control no.: 2002660082
> >> LCCN permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/2002660082
> >> Type of material: Nonmusic Sound Recording
> >> Main title: New York subways [sound recording].
> >> Published/Created: 1948.
> >> Description: 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ;
> 16 in.
> >> Related names Willard, Dick.
> >> WOR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
> >> British Broadcasting Corporation.
> >> Performer: WOR reporters: Dick Willard ... [et
> >> Credits: Presented by radio station WOR in
> cooperation with the BBC.
> >> Summary: A radio documentary that examines the New
> York City subway
> >> system. WOR reporters talk to various employees of
> the subway system
> >> including a dispatcher, brakeman, signal
> maintenance man, staff member
> >> of the lost and found, and a police officer.
> Includes a discussion of
> >> the engineering system and its costs. Closes with
> an interview with a
> >> nineteen-year-old female passenger, who was named
> Miss Subway of the
> >> Month.
> >> Subjects: Subways --New York (State) --New York.
> >> Local transit --New York (State) --New York.
> >> Form/Genre: Documentary radio programs.
> >> Notes: Recorded Jan. 28, 1948, by WOR, New York,
> for broadcast in
> >> Great Britain.
> >> Additional formats: Preservation master.
> Washington, D.C. : Library
> >> of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1968. On
> 1 sound tape reel
> >> : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in.
> >> LC classification: LWO 5520 r12A1-3 (preservation
> >> CALL NUMBER: LWO 5520 r12 (preservation master)
> >> -- Request in: Request in advance in Rec Sound Ref
> Center (Madison, LM113)
> >> -- Status: Not Charged