The Australian cut would be of interest to the National Museum in
Sydney. Might I request a copy in WAV or FLAC for sending to them.
Also if you have background info. that would be good too.
I suspect that the Marconi Museum and also British Library Sound
Archives would like a copy.
Many thanks -
On 09/03/2015, Chuck Howell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Back in the office after snow-induced absence and pulled up this item in our
> audio holdings -
> au ac orig 113
> 1) Guglielmo Marconi. Early radio transmission development. Side 1: Speaking
> from his yacht near Genoa, Italy; as recorded at Sydney, Australia, in
> transmission received on March 26, 1930. Runs 5:45.
> 2) "The Human Side of Marconi," as aired on NBC Red radio network, July 24,
> 1937. Program covers Marconi's contributions to radio as told by John Cowden
> (RCA), H.E. Hallborg (RCA), Paul Godley (amateur or ham radio operator),
> Harold Beverage (Institute of Radio Engineers, or IRE).
> Not sure of the sound quality of cut 1. Let me know if it is of interest...
> Chuck Howell, CA
> Collection Leader
> Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
> Hornbake Library North, RM 3210
> University of Maryland
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> I have two records purporting to contain Marconi's voice.
> One is an "On the NBC record in which, after a too long intro, there is a
> brief message va shortwave of a gruff-voiced man.
> The other, about 3 miunutes plus intro, is on "General Voices from History,"
> CS-051314, in which a person with an English accent, no trace of an Italian
> one, recites his accomplishments.
> I'm suspicious of the second item. Anyone have data on these?
> Steve Smolian