Back in the office after snow-induced absence and pulled up this item in our audio holdings - 

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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
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Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
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University of Maryland
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Steven Smolian [[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Marconi

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