Finding Aid for the University Extension. University of California Radio Service. Texts of Radio Broadcasts. 1932-1979.

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1987 November; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 July; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 July.
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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

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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 

Box 1, Folder 1

Adequate Standards of Living Series. 1933 Jun-Jul.

Box 1, Folder 2

Americanism Series. 1934 Feb-Apr.

Box 1, Folder 3

Anatomy of Health Series. 1935 Jun-Aug.

Box 1, Folder 4

Anatomy of Health Series. 1935 Aug-Nov.

Box 1, Folder 5

Anthropology Series. 1932 Jan-Feb.

Box 1, Folder 6

Appreciation of Art Series. 1932 Apr-May.

Box 1, Folder 7

Art Series. 1932 Nov-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 8

Art and the Home Series. 1932 Dec-1933 Feb.

Box 1, Folder 9

Art of the Poet Series. 1934 May-Sep.

Box 1, Folder 10

Astronomy Series. 1932 Oct-Nov.

Box 2, Folder 1

Biology and Human Life Series. 1934 Apr-Oct.

Box 2, Folder 2

Body and Health Series. 1933 Oct-1934 Jun.

Box 2, Folder 3

Body and Mind Series. 1934 Jun-Aug.

Box 2, Folder 4

The Cancer Problem Series. 1933 Aug-Sep.

Box 2, Folder 5

Changing Political Scene Series. 1934 Mar-Jul.

Box 2, Folder 6

Character Education Series. 1933 Jul-Oct.

Box 2, Folder 7

Child Welfare Series. 1932 Jun-Oct.

Box 3, Folder 1

Lifelong Learning Series. 1933 Jun-1934 Mar.

Box 3, Folder 2

Lifelong Learning Series. 1934 Apr-Oct.

Box 3, Folder 3

Lifelong Learning Series. 1935 Jan-Feb, Sep; 1936 Aug-Oct.

Box 3, Folder 4

Living by Learning Series. 1935 Oct-1936 Jun.

Box 3, Folder 5

Makers of Modern Medicine Series. 1935 Jan-Mar.

Box 3, Folder 6

Research Problems in Politics Series. 1932 Jul-Dec.

Box 4

Science Editor 732-993. 1967 Jan 01-1971 Dec 28.

Extent: 56 folders
Box 5

Science Editor 994 - 1367. 1972 Jan 04-1979 Feb 27.

General note

Transcript mailout service was suspended after 1979 Feb 27
Box 5

University Explorer 1 - 66. 1933 Mar 08-1934 Dec 11.

Extent: 2 volumes
Box 6

University Explorer 67 - 388. 1935 Jan 08-1938 Dec 29.

Extent: 7 volumes
Box 7

University Explorer 389 - 789. 1939 Jan 03-1943 May 23.

Extent: 31 folders 2 volumes
Box 8

University Explorer 790 - 1404. 1943 May 24-1955 Jun 15.

Extent: 41 folders
Box 9

Radio News. 1932 Sep 26-1933 Sep 23.

Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Contents note

Volume 1, no. 1 - Volume 2, final issue
Box 9

University Explorer 1405 - 1799. 1955 Jun 23-1962 Apr 01.

Extent: 23 folders