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Finding aid for the Theodore S. DeLay collection of Armed Forces Radio Service memorandums, reports, and other material 0109
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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Acquisition
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Theodore S. DeLay collection of Armed Forces Radio Service memoranda, reports, and other material
    Collection number: 0109
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1945
    Abstract: Research archive for a history of AFRS activity during World War II. The military radio service broadcast news and entertainment by shortwave wherever U.S. forces were engaged.
    creator: DeLay, Theodore S.
    creator: United States. Armed Forces Radio Service.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Theodore S. DeLay collection of Armed Forces Radio Service memoranda, reports, and other material, Collection no. 0109, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.


    Donated by Theodore S. DeLay, Jr., May 1951.

    Scope and Content

    Research archive gathered by Theodore S. Delay in support of his 1951 USC dissertation, "An Historical Study of the Armed Forces Radio Service to 1946". The collection largely consists of memorandums and reports of official U.S. Army origin, and copies of "AFRS Playback Magazine". The accompanying correspondence and letters of transmittal make it clear that they were most willingly made available to Mr. Delay. The period covered is 1944-45, and the focus is on the Pacific, not the European theater of action. Many Hollywood personalities contributed to the success of AFRS.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    DeLay, Theodore S. -- Archives
    United States. Armed Forces Radio Service. -- Archives
    Armed Forces--History--Archival resources
    Radio--Archival resources
    United States--History--20th century--Archival resources