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"Adventures in Science" Radio Programs, 1955-1956

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Interviewer:
Davis, Watson 1896-1967
Interviewee:
Allen, George Sir British Assn. for the Advancement of Science
Baum, William A Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories
Brode, Wallace R. Associate Director National Bureau of Standards
Cecil, Russell Doctor chemist Shering Laboratories
Davis, Francis W. consultant engineer
Foster, William C. president Manufacturing Chemist's Assn.
Gerard, George Assistant Director Research Division, College of Engineering, New York University
Grant, Walter A. vice president Carrier Corporation
Middleton, William S. Chief Medical Director Veteran's Administration
Namias, Jerome Chief Extended Forecast Division, U.S. Weather Bureau
O'Neill, Francis Director Central Iceland Mental Hospital
Page, Irvine president American Heart Assn
Sanford, Fillmore Executive Secretary American Psychological Assn
Strom, Gordon H. aeronautical engineer New York. University
Whitcomb, Richard T. aeronautical research scientist Langley Aeronautical Lab
Creator:
Columbia Broadcasting System
Collector:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
1 cu. ft.: 19 audio tapes in 3 document boxes
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1955
1955-1956
20th century
1950-1970
Notes:
"Adventures in Science" was a radio program produced by Science Service that aired on CBS from 1938-1958. Each program, hosted by Watson Davis, director of Science Service, featured science news and an interview with a guest scientist. Science Service began radio programming in 1924 and "Adventures in Science" evolved from Science Service's "Science News of the Week", an earlier foray into radio broadcasting. The program's intent was to fulfill Science Service's mission to popularize science and make complex topics and concepts accessible to varied audiences. By 1955 and 1956 when the episodes in the collection were created, the shows were 15 minutes in length and were recorded on audiotape, taking advantage of relatively recent developments in sound recording technology. For more information see Science Service, circa 1910-1963, RU 7091, Smithsonian Archives.
Summary:
Original audio tapes produced for the CBS public affairs radio show "Adventures in Science," hosted by Watson Davis, director of Science Service and editor of Science News Letter. Mr. Davis interviewed guests ranging from psychologists to an engineer from an air conditioner manufacturing company.
Cite as:
"Adventures In Science" Radio Programs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Engineering
Chemistry--Radio programs
Science--Radio programs
Radio programs
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Only reference copies may be used
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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