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Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2083

Collection Scope and Content

The Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc. records contain more than 40,000 sound recordings, primarily in audiocassette and reel-to-reel audiotape format, as well as scripts and other supporting documents generated by the various shows produced by the Mutual Broadcasting System from the 1950's through the 1990's, including the Jim Bohannon show, 1993-2000 ; America this week, 1990-2000 ; First light, 1990-2000 ; Mike Walker show, 1990-1995 ; The week in review, 1984-2000 ; Seems like yesterday (SLY), 1987-1989 ; Weekend headliners, 1987-1999 ; Newsbreakers, 1985-1990 ; America in the morning, 1984-2000 ; The week in review, 1983-1992 ; Larry King show, 1980-[199-?] ; Mutual Broadcasting series, 1980-1999 ; NBC extra, 1980-1998 ; Larry King show (Miami years), 1970-1979 ; Mutual Radio theater/Zero hour, 1970-1979 ; and The World today, 1958-1982. The collection also includes an extensive collection of phonographic recordings of music that had been played over the MBS, obituaries, and reports.

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Dates

  • 1952-2000

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. A more detailed historical note should be written when the collection is processed. At this time a lengthy article can be found in Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Radio_Network)

Extent

1354 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc. records contain more than 40,000 sound recordings, primarily in audiocassette and reel-to-reel audiotape format, as well as scripts and other supporting documents generated by the various shows produced by the Mutual Broadcasting System from the 1950's through the 1990's, including the Jim Bohannon show, 1993-2000 ; America this week, 1990-2000 ; First light, 1990-2000 ; Mike Walker show, 1990-1995 ; The week in review, 1984-2000 ; Seems like yesterday (SLY), 1987-1989 ; Weekend headliners, 1987-1999 ; Newsbreakers, 1985-1990 ; America in the morning, 1984-2000 ; The week in review, 1983-1992 ; Larry King show, 1980-[199-?] ; Mutual Broadcasting series, 1980-1999 ; NBC extra, 1980-1998 ; Larry King show (Miami years), 1970-1979 ; Mutual Radio theater/Zero hour, 1970-1979 ; and The World today, 1958-1982. The collection also includes an extensive collection of phonographic recordings of music that had been played over the MBS, obituaries, and reports.

Collection Organization

Collection is organized into multiple series: O.J. Simpson trial, 1994-1998 ; Jim Bohannon show, 1993-2000 ; President Bill Clinton, 1993-1998 ; Persian Gulf war, 1991 ; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hearings, 1991 ; America this week, 1990-2000 ; First light, 1990-2000 ; Mike Walker show, 1990-1995 ; President George Bush, 1989-1992 ; The week in review, 1984-2000 ; Seems like yesterday (SLY), 1987-1989 ; Weekend headliners, 1987-1999 ; Newsbreakers, 1985-1990 ; America in the morning, 1984-2000 ; The week in review scripts, 1984-1996 ; The week in review, 1983-1992 ; Iranian Hostages return, 1981 ; President Reagan cabinet confirmation hearings, 1981 ; President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1986 ; Golden reels/Golden cassettes, 1980-1998 ; Golden reels/Golden cassettes finding aids ("Golden Sheets"), 1980-1998 ; Larry King show, 1980-[199-?] ; Larry King show program log, 1980-[199-?] ; Mutual Broadcasting series, 1980-1999 ; NBC extra, 1980-1998 ; Political conventions, 1980 ; RKO cut sheets, 1980-1989 ; RKO morgue, 1980-1989 ; The world this morning, 1978-1982 ; Reporter roundup, 1976-1988 ; Jackie Robinson, Women in the military, and Miscellaneous tapes, [ca. 1970-1981] ; Larry King show (Miami years), 1970-1979 ; Miscellaneous unlabeled tapes, 1970-1989 ; Mutual Radio theater/Zero hour, 1970-1979 ; Special events, 1963-1998 ; Political/Historical events, 1960-1985 ; The World today, 1958-1982 ; NBC sound bites ; Obituaries ; Source reports ; Phonograph collection ; Mutual News ; Network tape files

Acquisition Information

Gift of Westwood One, Inc., 2000.

Creator

Title
Preliminary Guide to the Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc. records, 1952-2000
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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