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   Elliott Maxwell Sanger Papers, 1936-1986

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elliott Maxwell Sanger Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079590 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sanger, Elliott M.
Title:Elliott Maxwell Sanger Papers, 1936-1986
Physical description:3 linear ft. (ca. 200 items in 9 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Included are Sanger's personal diaries (1936-1967) relating to WQXR. Also included is a complete bound file of the WQXR PROGRAM GUIDE (June 1936-December 1963) containing a record of the broadcasting of classical music in New York City, the daily schedule, and essays on composers, music festivals, individual compositions and music in general by such writers as Irwin Edman, Will Durant, M. Lincoln Schuster, Edward Johnson, John Barbirolli, as well as by Sanger and his co-founder, John V. L. Hogan. There are also four tape recordings of radio broadcast interviews with Mr. Sanger aired in 1973.

1980 Addition: A selected file of approximately 150 letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed materials relating to the history of radio station WQXR. There are business letters, congratulatory and testimonial letters from listeners and advertisers, including one each from Will Durant and Sinclair Lewis, office memoranda and reports on the station's history, samples of newspaper clippings containing WQXR advertisements and program listings, market surveys of listeners and promotional brochures prepared for prospective advertisers. There is a corrected typescript and galley proofs for Sanger's book, REBEL IN RADIO (N.Y., Hastings House, 1972), and 6 volumes of documents in support of the station's application for "clear channel" status filed with the Federal Communications Commission in 1948. Also included are 49 photographs of the station's staff, musical personalities who have broadcasted, the studios and transmitters, 4 audio cassettes celebrating WQXR's 50th anniversary, the anniversary album, and the anniversary edition of REBEL IN RADIO.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Rebel In Radio

Series III: WQXR

The series contains files related to Sanger's radio station, WQXR

Series IV: Personal Papers

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elliott Maxwell Sanger Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 11/--/86 BRC

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-01 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Advertisements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio tapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Surveys.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Businessmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Durant, Will, 1885-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hogan, John V.L.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music radio stations--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio advertising--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio broadcasting--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio stations--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radio--Transmitters and transmission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Federal Communications Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Elliott Maxwell Sanger, 1897- , was a co-founder of radio station WQXR in 1936 and executive vice-president and general manager of the station from 1936-1965.

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