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Don't forget the old Harvard Vocarium: Pound, Eliot, Jeffers, Auden, et al.,
which is part of the formidable poetry audio archive here at Harvard.  Some of
these were issued in the cassette set, "The Poet's Voice."  These days, we're
digitizing things, delivering some by the web when we have permission, and of
course, many of our recordings appear in such things as "Poetry Speaks," the
Random House "Voice of the Poet" series, "Poets on Record," and so on.

Best,

Don Share, Ph.D.
Curator of Poetry in the G.E. Woodberry Poetry Room
Lamont Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Telephone: (617) 495-2454
Fax:       (617) 495-1376

Poetry Room information:
http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/poetry_room.html



Quoting ARSCLIST automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]>:

> There are 11 messages totalling 737 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
>   1. Spoken Arts records (8)
>   2. Folkways 78s
>   3. Crosley Radio (2)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:58:50 -0400
> From:    Richard Warren <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> Hi Tom,
>
> With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
>
> Best wishes, Richard
>
> At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
> >Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what
> >was once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >
> >-- Tom Fine
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:22:36 -0400
> From:    Steve Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Folkways 78s
>
> :
>
>  From Library of Congress SONIC:
>
> 1  	Folkways 1045 A (78A) 	*Title:* Bhagavad-Gita. 53rd-73rd verses,
> chapter 2 ; Bhagavad-Gita. 53rd-73rd verses, chapter 2
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: Read by Dr. T.M.P. Mahadevan in Sanskrit
> 2  	Folkways 1436 (78A) 	*Title:* Ile-ile ; Tari piring sadang lawas /
> Tumba lela-lelan
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: Dinjanikan Oleh: Ropaoen Batoebara; Orkest: Sinondang Sipirok
> 3  	Folkways 01440 (78A) 	*Title:* 1. Pile pied'm (Ibo dance song). 2.
> M'pas bwe m'pas mange (work song) ; 1. Ogoun Balindjo (invocation). 2.
> Ezilie Wedo (invocation)
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: 1. Morgina Lavache. 2. Libera Borderau, Ti Yogan; 1. Chorus,
> drums. 2. with mortar sounds
> 4  	Folkways 01442 (78A) 	*Title:* 1. Mainin'm alle (Congo drum song).
> 2. Cote yo, cote yo (Mais dance song) ; 1. Crapeau Tingele (play song).
> 2. Balance ya ya (play song). 3 Trois fe (social criticism)
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: 1. Ti Yogan, Morgina Lavache. 2. Libera Borderau; 1. with
> drums 2. with bamboo stampers and irons
> 5  	Folkways 01443 (78A) 	*Title:* 1. Spirit conversation. 2. General
> Brise (Quitta dance song) ; 1. Mayousse (carnival song) 2. Paulette
> (romantic song)
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: 1. Cult priest at Leogane. 2. Lafrance Belvue, with chorus,
> drums
> 6  	Folkways 1201/1202 (78A) 	*Title:* Who built America: Auction block
> ; The boll weavil ; Chisholm trail ; Jesse James ; Who built America: Mi
> chacra ; Schluf mine kind ; Salangadou ; Kleine Junges ; So long, been
> good to know you
> *Date:*
> *Name(s)*: Bill Bonyun
>
>
>
>
>
> Rob Poretti wrote:
>
> >I don't know if he's on this list but Pete Reineger at Smithsonian/Folkways
> might be able
> >to help you here... I don't think he would mind if I shared his address for
> this type of
> >query...
> >
> >[log in to unmask]
> >
> >Cheers!
> >
> >Rob Poretti
> >Sascom - Toronto
> >vox.905.825.5373    fax.905.469.1129     cel.905.580.2467
> >www.sascom.com    www.cube-tec.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> >>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas Stern
> >>Sent: April 18, 2007 7:11 PM
> >>To: [log in to unmask]
> >>Subject: [ARSCLIST] Folkways 78s
> >>
> >>
> >>There were some very early Folkways 78rpm releases  - Bill
> >>Bonyun FOL 2,
> >>Leadbelly Memorial FOL 4.
> >>They also were released on LP, with FOLL prefix, later FP
> >>prefix (before
> >>the 60's renumbering).
> >>If anyone knows which OTHER  titles were actually released on 78, I'd
> >>appreciate as much detail as you can provide,
> >>and release dates if known.  Does anyone have information indicating
> >>when the 78 series was discontinued?
> >>Please indicate if the information is from catalogs, and you have not
> >>seen the actual disks.
> >>Many Thanks!!!
> >>Best wishes, Thomas.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:38:03 -0400
> From:    Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> Hi, Richard,
>
> For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you tell me
> how all this evolved post-1982?
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Warren" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
>
>
> > Hi Tom,
> >
> > With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
> >
> > Best wishes, Richard
> >
> > At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
> >>Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what was once
> >>Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >>
> >>-- Tom Fine
> >
> >
> > --
> > No virus found in this incoming message.
> > Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> > Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.5.4/768 - Release Date: 4/19/2007
> > 5:32 AM
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:17:23 -0400
> From:    Richard Warren <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> Spoken Arts was sold to an educational-market company by Arthur Luce
> Klein, who later bought back the recordings that he'd made as Spoken
> Arts (I can't give you dates for those events, sorry) and carried on
> as World of Words (since he'd sold the company name, too). Effective
> July 5, 2001 World of Words and Yale University agreed to establish
> the Arthur and Luce Klein Spoken Arts Audio Collection in HSR, which
> included nearly all the master tapes made for the Spoken Arts label
> and various related paper materials. Preservation projects and
> arrangements to make many of the recordings accessible are under way.
>
> Please feel free to ask questions if that's not enough for your data base.
>
> Best wishes, Richard
>
> At 10:38 AM 4/19/2007, you wrote:
> >Hi, Richard,
> >
> >For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you
> >tell me how all this evolved post-1982?
> >
> >Steve Smolian
> >
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Warren"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:58 AM
> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
> >
> >
> >>Hi Tom,
> >>
> >>With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
> >>
> >>Best wishes, Richard
> >>
> >>At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
> >>>Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what
> >>>was once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >>>
> >>>-- Tom Fine
> >>
> >>
> >>--
> >>No virus found in this incoming message.
> >>Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> >>Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.5.4/768 - Release Date:
> >>4/19/2007 5:32 AM
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:38:42 -0500
> From:    Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> A paid obit in the NYTimes contains the names of his children whom you
> may be able to contact:
> If you are able to obtain information concerning the current status of
> the Spoke Arts recordings,
> I would like to know.  There are some worthy recordings in the catalog
> which should be made available.
> Best wishes, Thomas.
>
>
>   KLEIN, DR. ARTHUR LUCE
>
> published: April 14, 1997
>
> KLEIN-Dr. Arthur Luce, born March 31, 1916, to Joseph Klein and Jennie
> Kallish, in Carbondale, PA, died of a heart attack on April 7, 1997, in
> New Rochelle. Dr. Klein was an actor, director, and consumate raconteur.
> He founded Spoken Arts Inc., the distinguished recording company which
> was among the earliest ventures devoted to the preservation of the
> voices of contemporary poets and novelists, as well as to literary and
> educational recordings. Dr. Klein earned his bachelor's, master's, and
> doctoral degrees at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was a
> captain in the Army Signal Corps during WWII. Among the beneficiaries of
> Dr Klein's generous philanthropy were the Sound Shore Medical Center of
> Westchester, the New Rochelle Boys' Club, and the police and fire
> departments of New Rochelle, NY. He is survived by his wife Luce; his
> children, Judith E. Klein of Manhattan, Florence Klein of Santa Barbara,
> CA, Joel Klein of Baltimore, MD, and Rosine Klein of New Rochelle, NY;
> seven grandchildren; and his sister Sylvia Meil of Scranton, PA.
> Services were held at Temple Israel of New Rochelle on Thursday, April
> 10th. He was a unique personality who touched many with his creative
> fire, his love, and his courageous insistence to always live to the
> fullest despite obstacles life offers. We will miss him and we pray that
> he finds peace and comfort with the Most High.
>
>
>
> Steven Smolian wrote:
>
> > My "in perpetual progress" "Who Owns It" database gives Arthur Luce
> > Klein as the owner, at 59 Locust Av, New Rochelle, NY.  Alas! This is
> > in 1972.
> >
> > Steve Smolian
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine"
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 8:16 PM
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
> >
> >
> >> Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what was
> >> once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >>
> >> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >> --
> >> No virus found in this incoming message.
> >> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> >> Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.5.2/766 - Release Date:
> >> 4/18/2007 7:39 AM
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:01:31 -0500
> From:    Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> AND, which poetry series is not owned by Yale, and why?
> (I have a vague recollection of a large series, perhaps a dozen lps, of
> recorded poetry which was drawn
> from archival recordings,.  Perhaps these were leased, thus not owned by
> SA).
> Thanks, Thomas.
>
> Steven Smolian wrote:
>
> > Hi, Richard,
> >
> > For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you
> > tell me how all this evolved post-1982?
> >
> > Steve Smolian
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Warren"
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:58 AM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
> >
> >
> >> Hi Tom,
> >>
> >> With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
> >>
> >> Best wishes, Richard
> >>
> >> At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
> >>
> >>> Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what
> >>> was once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >>>
> >>> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> No virus found in this incoming message.
> >> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> >> Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.5.4/768 - Release Date:
> >> 4/19/2007 5:32 AM
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 18:37:19 -0400
> From:    Alex Kogan <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> Sorry to bother you, but it's been so long since I sent a message to the
> entire list that I forgot how to do it.  Would  you remind me of how?  Many
> thanks.
>
> Alex Kogan
> Showcase Productions, Inc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
>
>
> > AND, which poetry series is not owned by Yale, and why?
> > (I have a vague recollection of a large series, perhaps a dozen lps, of
> > recorded poetry which was drawn
> > from archival recordings,.  Perhaps these were leased, thus not owned by
> > SA).
> > Thanks, Thomas.
> >
> > Steven Smolian wrote:
> >
> >> Hi, Richard,
> >>
> >> For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you tell
> >> me how all this evolved post-1982?
> >>
> >> Steve Smolian
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Warren"
> >> <[log in to unmask]>
> >> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:58 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
> >>
> >>
> >>> Hi Tom,
> >>>
> >>> With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
> >>>
> >>> Best wishes, Richard
> >>>
> >>> At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what was
> >>>> once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
> >>>>
> >>>> -- Tom Fine
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> No virus found in this incoming message.
> >>> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> >>> Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.5.4/768 - Release Date: 4/19/2007
> >>> 5:32 AM
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:09:47 -0400
> From:    Alex Kogan <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Spoken Arts records
>
> Since I got a copy of my previous message, it appears that the way to send a
> message is to do it as a reply, so here goes:
>
> Dear ARCLIST members,
>
> At the suggestion of Jane Klain, at the Museum of Television and Radio, I am
> asking all of you for help in locating kinescope materials for the following
> important live dramatic anthology programs which were packaged and produced
> by our company, Showcase Productions, Inc., for NBC's Producers' Showcase
> series. (The full story is at www.showcaseproductions.com)  NBC recognizes
> us as the copyright owner, and has signed a number of access agreements to
> materials for these programs. While we have whatever ownership rights NBC
> had, our interest is in getting access so that we can work our kinescope
> digital mastering and restoration magic; we will return both the materials
> and a first-rate digital clone of our master.  If any of you have any
> concerns about our rights, rest assured that you can check with NBC, the
> MT&R, and (we hope, if they didn't lose the paperwork I sent them) the LOC,
> and that we will furnish copies of the documents to you.  The missing
> programs,all from the Producers' Showcase series, are
>
> I. PROGRAMS WITH PARTIAL MATERIALS
>
> 1. "ROSALINDA" (7/23/56) - Edwin Lester Los Angeles-San Francisco Light
> Opera Association, produced by Edwin Lester, directed by Bob Banner, music
> by Johnann Strauss (Fledermaus), written by Sid Kuller, from the Max
> Reinhardt-Erich Korngold version of "Die Fledermaus), book by Gottfried
> Reinhardt and John Mechan Jr., lyrics by Paul Kerby and Sid Kuller,
> choreography by Todd Bolender, design by Oliver Smith, with Cyril Ritchard,
> Jean Fenn, Sig Arno, Wiere Brothers, Lois Hunt, Robert Wright, Thomas
> Hayward, Ralph Dumke.  We hve the mag track but no video.
>
> II. NO MATERIALS YET LOCATED
>
> 2. "REUNION IN VIENNA" (4/4/55) - 1931 smash hit Broadway play by Robert E.
> Sherwood, adapted for television by David Shaw, produced by Fred Coe, Guest
> Producer Jean Dalrylmple, directed by Vincent Donehue, Associate Director
> Dominick Dunne, sets by Ter-Arutunian, costumes by Guy Kent; story of
> banished Austrian archduke who returns to Vienna for reunion of the old
> nobility and reunites with his former love, now married to a psychoanalyst;
> stars Greer Garson, Brian Aherne, Peter Lorre, Cathleen Nesbitt, Lili
> Darvis, Herbert Berghof, George Voskovec, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Flemyng,
> Tamara Daykarhanova, and Gene Saks in a bit part as a waiter
>
> 3. "THE KING AND MRS. CANDLE" (4/22/55) - musical play based on Sumner Locke
> Elliott's original television play originally presented on Philco Television
> Playhouse on 4/18/54, produced by Fred Coe, directed by Arthur Penn, written
> by Sumner Locke Elliott, dances choreographed by Tony Charmoli, music by
> Moose Charlap, lyrics by Chuck Sweeny; two songs (Young Ideas, What is the
> Secret of Your Success? recorded by RCA; deposed king of Brandovia, whose
> inhabitants spend their time exporting bologna and repelling invasions by
> neighboring Carps and Gloats, finds his way to America, where he earns a
> living as a dancing instructor, pursued by his former royal fiancee w