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Frank B. Swayze phonograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2174

Scope and Content note

This collection contains twenty phonograph records of the Far East Network of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. The material dates from circa 1962 to circa 1967. The records are transcription discs of news programs, including Capitol Cloakroom, From the Capitol, Washington Viewpoint, Face the Nation, Issues and Answers, Meet the Press, and Pin Point. Guests on these programs included U.S. senators, U.S. representatives, ambassadors, and non-elected U.S. officials. The phonograph records were saved from destruction by Capt. Frank Swayze, U.S.N. Ret., while he was stationed at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan (1971-1974). He gave them to GW in 2001.

Dates

  • circa 1962 - circa 1967
  • Majority of material found within 1962 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Biographic/Historical note

Capt. Frank Benjamin Swayze, U.S.N. Ret., collected the contents of this collection and donated them to GW. Swayze graduated from GW Law School in 1976. Swayze was a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corp, U.S. Navy. He was stationed at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan from 1971-1974. Before retirement, Swayze worked at the Pentagon in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, International Law Division, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs).

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains twenty phonograph records of the Far East Network of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. The material dates from circa 1962 to circa 1967. The records are transcription discs of news programs, including Capitol Cloakroom, From the Capitol, Face the Nation, Issues and Answers, and Meet the Press.

Arrangement note

Organized according to date and disc ID number.

Location note

Materials are stored on site. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Capt. Frank B. Swayze, U.S.N. Ret., 08/18/2001

Source

Title
Guide to the Frank B. Swayze phonograph collection, 1962-1967"
Status
Completed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2009
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

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America