Finding Aid to the Lon Hughes KQW Interviews, 1946-1947 MS 1441A

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Title: Lon Hughes KQW interviews
Date (inclusive): 1946-1947
Creator: Hughes, Lon
Collection Number: MS 1441A
Extent: 1 box (0.25 Linear feet)
Repository: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105
415-357-1848
reference@calhist.org
URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Transcripts of 25 interviews of presidents of major firms based in California, on their adjustments to the postwar economy, conducted by Hughes for a series of radio public service announcements, sponsored by Sutro & Co. and aired over station KQW. Each interview includes a brief background of the corporation and biographical data on its executive members.

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lon Hughes KQW Interviews, MS 1441A. California Historical Society.

Biography

From August 1946 to February 1947, Lon Hughes conducted a series of Public Service Announcements concerning post World War II development of United States national industries. Utilizing an interview format, the broadcasts were designed to bring San Franciscans up-to-the-minute-information from the men who guide the destinies of the great corporations of our nation. The series was sponsored by Sutro & Company and was aired Sunday evenings over station KQW.

Scope and Contents

Transcripts of 25 interviews of presidents of major firms based in California, on their adjustments to the postwar economy, conducted by Hughes for a series of radio public service announcements, sponsored by Sutro & Co. and aired over station KQW. Each interview includes a brief background of the corporation and biographical data on its executive members.
Hughes questions interviewees on the ways in which their industry was affected by the European War; the methods of how wartime economy was to be transformed into a postwar economy; and, how public demand for quality goods and services change over time.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
KQW (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Sutro & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.)
California--Economic conditions.
Corporations--California.
Executives--California--Interviews.
Radio programs, Public services--California.
United States--Economic conditions.
Interviews.
Transcripts.


Folder 1

Bailey, F.A.: Matson Navigation Company 1946 October 6

Folder 2

Bingham, Wheelock H.: O'Connor Moffatt & Company 1947 January 26

Folder 3

Black, James B.: Pacific Gas & Electric Company 1946 August 11

Folder 4

Crafts, James F.: Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 1946 September 22

Folder 5

Davies, Paul L.: Food Machinery Corporation 1946 October 27

Folder 6

Follis, R.G.: Standard Oil Company of California 1946 September 1

Folder 7

Fuller, H.H. Bethlehem: Pacific Coast Steel Corp. 1946 October 20

Folder 8

Giannini, L.M.: Bank of America 1947 January 12

Folder 9

Humphrey, William: Tide Water Associated Oil Company 1946 August 18

Folder 10

Kaehler, Ronald: San Francisco Stock Exchange 1946 December 8

Folder 11

Kessler, N.A.: Super-Cold Corporation 1946 November 10

Folder 12

Lawson, Ernest: Pacific Public Service Company 1946 December 29

Folder 13

McKenzie, G.S.: Creameries of America, Inc. 1946 November 24

Folder 14

Lowe, W.H.: Paraffine Companies, Inc. 1946 December 1

Folder 15

McLaughlin, D.H.: Homestake Mining Company 1947 January 5

Folder 16

Mercier, A.T.: Southern Pacific Company 1946 August 25

Folder 17

Miedel, R.J.: Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company 1946 September 29

Folder 18

Oostermeyer, J.: Shell Chemical Corporation 1947 January 19

Folder 19

Patterson, W.A.: United Air Lines 1946 October 13

Folder 20

Rheem, R.S.: Rheem Manufacturing Company 1946 September 15

Folder 21

Schram, Emil: New York Stock Exchange 1947 March 2

Folder 22

Schwartz, Sidney L.: Sutro & Company 1947 February 9

Folder 23

Tognazzini, Roland: Union Sugar Company 1946 November 3

Folder 24

Weisman, F.R.: Hunt Foods, Inc. 1946 December 15

Folder 25

Zellerbach, J.D.: Crown Zellerbach Corporation 1946 November 17