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Finding Aid for the University Extension. University of California Radio Service. Texts of Radio Broadcasts. 1932-1979.
University Archives Record Series 12  
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  • Title: University Extension. University of California Radio Service. Texts of Radio Broadcasts.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 12
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.2 linear ft. (3 boxes, 6 cartons)
    Date: 1932-1979
    Abstract: Record Series 12 contains transcripts of radio broadcasts from the University of California Radio Service. The bulk of the series consists of transcripts from "University Explorer" and "Science Editor."
    Creator: University of California Radio Service

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University Extension. University of California Radio Service. Texts of Radio Broadcasts (University Archives Record Series 12). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical Note

    The University of California Radio Service was a system-wide series of radio programs initially broadcast in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The service, initially sponsored by the California Alumni Association, began broadcasting on December 3, 1931. The broadcasts were intended as a public service and touched on such wide ranging topics as science, health, social issues, art, literature, and politics.
    The radio service's longest running show, the "University Explorer," began broadcasting on March 8, 1933 and ended on September 26, 1971. The show was narrated by Hale Sparks and focused on faculty research at the various University of California campuses. Hale Sparks also developed "Science Editor" which had a primary focus on science and technology. "Science Editor" began broadcasting in 1948 and continued on air until at least 1979.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 12 contains transcripts of radio broadcasts from the University of California Radio Service. The bulk of the series consists of transcripts from "University Explorer" and "Science Editor." "University Explorer" is a nearly complete run, but is missing transcripts of episodes 1800 - 2161. It is unknown whether transcripts were available for these last episodes. "Science Editor" is complete from episodes 732 - 1367, after which the transcription service stopped and transcripts were no longer made available.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3521374