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Collection Dates: 1929 – 1984
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of off-air recordings of radio shows, including Amos n' Andy, the Ben Bernie Show, the Jack Benny Show, George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, and Kraft Music Hall, among others.
Biographical Note: "Amos 'n' Andy was the story of two [African-American] characters -- the modest, pragmatic Amos and the blustery, self-confident Andy - created by two white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. The characters first aired as Sam 'n Henry on Chicago's WGN in 1926. In 1928, the duo went to rival station WMAQ as Amos 'n' Andy. By 1931, Amos 'n' Andy had become a national phenomenon, a comedic serial with nearly 40 million listeners."--"Amos n' Andy" from the Radio Hall of Fame web site, http://www.radiohof.org/ (Viewed May 24, 2010)
Extent: 131 sound tape reels : analog.
Subject Headings: Amos 'n' Andy (Radio program);Ben Bernie show (Radio program);Jack Benny program (Radio program);George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (Radio program);Kraft music hall (Radio program);Radio programs--United States
Cite Collection As: Brooks radio collection, 1929-1984. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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