Education by Radio. Vol. II, No. 1. First Quarter 1941.

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Title

Education by Radio. Vol. II, No. 1. First Quarter 1941.

Description

From header, "A Bulletin to Promote the Use of Radio for Educational, Cultural, and Civic Purposes" 

A quarterly publication by The National Committee on Education in Radio.
Committee members: 
Arthur G. Crane, Chairman 
James E. Cummings 
Harold G. Ingham 
Bruce E. Mahan 
C. S. Marsh 
Charles A. Robinson, S. J. 
Willis A. Sutton 
H. J. Umberger, Vicechairman 
L. S. Woods 

The Committee was a member of the Educational Press Association of America. 

The lead article is titled, "Radio Builds Democracy."

p. 23 "Radio has peculiar responsibilities to its listeners. The license of the local radio station gives it monolpoly rights to the air which belongs ot all of us, the people. In return, we expect the station to serve the public faithfully in 'public interest, convenience, and necessity,' as the law demands. 
...radio has made the nation one great town meeting...We listen to news, to information, to opinion. We hear America's best speakers and thinkers argue for their views just as the city Fathers did in historic New England. The spoken word carries the warmth of the speaker's personality, conveys his sincerity and his enthusiasm which the printed page cannot convey. Radio listening insures correct reporting, because so many of us hear the broadcast. Radio with its nationwide audiences helps make democracy work." 

An article C.A. Siepman titled, "Can Radio Educate?" is excerpted from a piece in The Journal of Educational Sociology "devoted exclusively to radio problems." (p. 25-26)

A notice is included about The Library of Congress Radio Research Project begun on January 1, 1941 "to investigate possible uses of radio as a medium to make available to the American public parts of the record of American culture maintained in the Library of Congress." (p. 24)

Another note (p. 25) describes a series of radio programs about African Americans that is being prepared by the U. S. Office of Education. This almost certainly refers to the work of Ambrose Caliver, Senior Specialist in the Education of Negroes. Caliver published numerous articles and pamphlets about African American education. He also created a nine-part radio series, broadcast on NBC, called “Freedom Peoples.” "Freedom Peoples" broke new ground as the first substantial program in mass media that focused on African American life and history. The program featured guest appearances from Paul Robeson, Joe Louis, and A. Philip Randolph.

Creator

National Committee on Education by Radio

Source

M 172, Box 5, Calvin T. Lucy papers 1914-1978, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1941

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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Notes

Learn more: 
National Committee on Education by Radio, Internet Archive.
"Caliver, Ambrose" (2004). African American Lives (pp. 133-134). Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press. 
Smith, S. Radio Fights Jim Crow (2001). American Public Media. 
The Journal of Educational Sociology. Education Turns the Dial. Vol. 14, No. 6, Feb., 1941. 
The Fireside Chats: Roosevelt's Radio Talks. The White House Historical Association. 

Citation

National Committee on Education by Radio, “Education by Radio. Vol. II, No. 1. First Quarter 1941.,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 26, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/336.