Back in the 60s-80s, I was doing research on recorded sound, projecting
the completion of a bibliography of recorded sound resources such as the
Duckle's "Research resources in Music."
There was an article in my small book, /"Sound Search, Recording
Occasional Papers"/ about broadcast recordings including sound effects,
used behind whatever dramatic things were being produced. The problem is
that most of the collectors I mention are not likely to have survived,
and finding their collections would be difficult, if possible.
There is an article which tries to cover this in the 2nd volume of
the 2005 edition of /Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound /(EORS), p. 1016
"sound effects recordings." This could be a lead; maybe not.
My lengthy article in EORS, 2005, vol. 1, p. 204 my also give you
some leads to collections not noted here by members.
There are a number of articles under "sound effects" on the
Internet about radio in the early years. Use the search string, "early
1950s sound effects recordings." You'll likely come up with something
On 3/20/2019 1:19 PM, Wender, Jessie wrote:
> Hello ARSC:
> I am a photo editor working on an archival photography project at The New York Times. I haven't worked with archival sound, but wanted to inquire about field recording archives. I am particularly interested in rain recordings in Time Square or NYC from the 1950s-1970s. I would appreciate any leads about where I could locate this type of recording.
> Thanks so much, and look forward to hearing back.
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