University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Glenn Estes Dill Collection, [ca. 1940-1949]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dill, Glenn Estes
Title: Dill (Glenn Estes) Collection
Dates: [ca. 1940-1949]
Abstract: Glenn Estes Dill recorded live radio broadcasts onto glass-based record discs in the 1940s. These recordings consist mainly of speeches given over the radio during World War II by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others, including Winston Churchill.
Accession No.: 2000-252
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Glenn Estes Dill recorded live radio broadcasts onto glass-based record discs in the 1940s. He taped them directly from the radio onto a wire recorder and then transferred them to records. These recordings consist mainly of speeches given over the radio during World War II by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others, including Winston Churchill.


Scope and Contents

The Glenn Estes Dill Collection, [ca. 1940-1949], consists of 55 fragile glass-based discs of radio speeches from the 1940s. Specifically, the recordings pertain to World War II, 1941-1945; speeches given by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941-1944; the Democratic National Convention, 1944; speeches given by Winston Churchill, 1942-1944; and miscellaneous broadcasts, 1942-1948 and undated.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to audio material will require reformatting; please contact sound archivist for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dill, Glenn Estes--Archives.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Subjects (Organizations)
Democratic National Convention (1944 : Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945--Radio broadcasting and the war
Radio speeches

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenn Estes Dill Collection, [ca. 1940-1949], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/Q Recordings, ca. 1940s