Audio documents are few if any, but I want to note the stature of Balto
located along Fifth Avenue.
On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 3:53 PM Gene Baron <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You may know all of this and it isn't radio related bu I see these on a
> search on Archive.org, if they are of any help:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM Barton, Matthew <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hello Sarah,
> > Unfortunately, there virtually no surviving radio broadcasts from 1920s
> > any kind. It was not until the mid-1930s that the network has systems in
> > place to archive their broadcasts. It was expensive, and most local radio
> > broadcasts did much less, if any.
> > You may have seen this at the Library of Congress's website:
> > https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/march-20/
> > It will give you an idea of some of LOC's relevant holdings.
> > It's great and inspiring moment in history. I wish you luck with it!
> > All the best,
> > Matthew Barton
> > Library of Congress
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <
> > [log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Sarah Craig
> > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 2:00 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Archival about 1925 sled dog relay to Nome to save
> > town from epidemic?
> > Hi ARSC,
> > I hope this finds everyone well!
> > I'm doing a story about the 1925 sled dog relay in the race to deliver
> > antiserum and save the town of Nome, Alaska from a diptheria epidemic.
> > I know that this was around the time that radio first started making its
> > way around the US -- so I'm looking for news reports of the relay, of
> > epidemic, or of the resulting tours from the sled dogs and their mushers
> > that were made famous. (Their names were Togo with musher Leonard
> > or Balto with musher Gunnar Kaasen, might be others I don't know
> > I'm also looking for any other oral histories or interviews of any
> > survivors of the epidemic or of the mushers themselves or the doctor,
> > Curtis Welch, or anyone else involved. If you have any leads, I would be
> > very thankful!
> > Best
> > Sarah
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