Title: Roy Pryor radio broadcast collection,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1942
Collection number: XX650
Number of Items: 57 phonorecords
(5.7 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Relates to American neutrality in World War II, the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, and the first weeks
of American participation in the war. Includes speeches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States and Prime
Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and newscasts.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives
at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see
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[Identification of item], Roy Pryor radio broadcast collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number
of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Roy Pryor was a hobbyist who, from the mid-1930s until the late 1940s, recorded radio broadcasts onto transcription discs
in his home. During the early part of World War II he and his family made a special point of trying to capture programs related
to the conflict in Europe and the Pacific. As a teacher and dean of the Menlo School and Junior College, he used some of these
recordings in class and made them available to other educational institutions.
Source of information: "Pryor Collection," Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University, available at http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ars/collections/pryor.html,
accessed October 23, 2009.
Pryor collection, Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.