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Preliminary Inventory of the Roy Pryor Radio Broadcast Collection, 1941-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographial Note
  • Related Collections
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roy Pryor radio broadcast collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1942
    Collection number: XX650
    Collector: Pryor, Roy
    Collection Size: Number of Items: 57 phonorecords (5.7 linear feet)
    Repository: 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
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to 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 or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roy Pryor radio broadcast collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    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 http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . 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.

    Biographial Note

    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.

    Related Collections

    Pryor collection, Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University

    Access Points

    Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Neutrality.
    Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965.
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.