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The Records of the ODU Dialogue Radio Broadcasts

HISTORY

During the 1970’s, Old Dominion University (ODU) created and broadcasted radio “dialogues,” which consisted of taped public service interviews. The interviews covered on a wide range of topics, such as campus-related issues, the economy, every-day living, and problems over-seas. The segments were recorded on reel-to-reel audio tapes and each one was roughly half-an-hour long. Most of the interviews were done with professors from Old Dominion University, or neighboring schools and programs.
           
Old Dominion University’s radio network began in 1973, as an extension of the Office of Information Services.  It was started by the office’s director, Jack Battenfield, and the director of the radio program, Marty Price. ODU Dialogues broadcasted across the east coast and was aired on more than fifty stations, from New York to Alabama and was also featured on WHRO-TV in 1976. The program was run primarily by faculty, though there were student workers as well. Marty Price was later replaced by Starr Merritt, a former anchorman for WVEC-TV Weekend News, as director.
           
Most of the segments were dialogue broadcasts that focused on a specific topic. There were thirteen half-hour programs, however, dedicated to the Virginia Bicentennial Parade of American Music. In cooperation with National Federation of Music Clubs, the broadcasts played certain selections submitted by Virginia composers and performers as part of the state’s celebration. The series was funded by the Exxon Company and prepared by the Old Dominion University Department of Music. It was directed and coordinated by the department’s Dr. Harold Hawn and Professor Allan Owen, while Professor Robert Young worked as the announcer.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

This collection contains reel-to-reel audio tapes of the Old Dominion University Radio Broadcasts is dated 1974 – 1980. It is separated into two series: I. Dialogue Broadcasts, II. Virginia Bicentennial Parade of American Music.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

This collection contains reel-to-reel audio tapes of the Old Dominion University Radio Broadcasts is dated 1974 – 1980. It is separated into two series: I. Dialogue Broadcasts, II. Virginia Bicentennial Parade of American Music.

Series I: Dialogue Broadcasts. This series contains reel-to-reel audio tapes of dialogue broadcasts dated 1974 – 1980. Box 1 is organized chronologically and by subject. This rest of series is organized by program or master number.

Series II: Virginia Bicentennial Parade of American Music. This series is composed of thirteen half-hour reel-to-reel programs focusing on the music of Virginia as part of the state’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. Most of the individual programs contain their corresponding scripts. Each program is paired with a copy. This series is organized numerically, by program number.

PROVENANCE

This collection was donated by the Office of Information Services.

ACCESS

Open to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

SIZE

6 Boxes

COLLECTION NUMBER

RG 6-4E

CONTAINER LISTING

Series I: Dialogue Broadcasts

Box 1

1. Drugs in Community, April 28, 1974
2. Blacks in American Revolution, December 29, 1974
3. Palestine, December 29, 1974
4. Appalachian, February 3, 1975
5. WNOR Audition Tape, August 31, 1975
6. Minority Amer. Stokes, February 13, 1976
7. Minority Americans, March 14, 1976
8. Minority Amer. China, March 4, 1976
9. Minority Amer. Police, March 31, 1976
10. Jesse Owen, April 11, 1976
11. African History, No Date
12. Alcohol, No Date
13. Chief Wilson, No Date
14. Civil Defense, No Date
15. Conflict Work for Us, No Date
16. Dental Original, No Date
17. Energy, No Date
18. Fraternities, No Date
19. Friends of Court, No Date
20. Future of Marriage, No Date
21. J.D. & E.D., No Date
22. Jones, No Date
23. Lying, etc., No Date
24. Mehdi, No Date
25. Military Novel, No Date
26. Plants, No Date
27. Proc. Affirmative Action (WLOS: ODU Dialogue & Conflict), No Date
28. Project Independence, No Date
29. Project Independence, No Date
30. Rabbi, No Date
31. Radical Women, No Date
32. Red Cross Original, No Date
33. Sexual Attraction of the Female Tick, No Date
34. Styron, No Date
35. Supernatural, No Date
36. Turnbull, No Date
37. Vets in Education, No Date
38. Women Writers, No Date

Box 2

1. Program #1:  Dental, January 20, 1976
2.  Program #2: Sport, January 20, 1976
3.  Program #3: Gun Control, January 21, 1976
4.  Program #4: Career Planning, January 23, 1976
5.  Program #5: Higher Education, January 27, 1976
6.  Program #6: ’76 economy, January 27, 1976
7.  Program #7: Gambling, January 29, 1976
8.  Program #8: General Religion, January 30, 1976
9.  Program #9: Student, February 3, 1976
10.  Program #10: Technology, January 23, 1976
11.  Program, #11: Latin America, January 25, 1976
12.  Program #12: E.R.A., January 27, 1976
13.  Program #13: Foreign Policy, March 2, 1976
14.  Program #14: Urban Schools, March 4, 1976
15.  Program #15: Evening College, March 11, 1976
16.  Program #17: Future Studies (2 copies), April 6, 1976
17.  Program #18: Africa, April 7, 1976
18.  Program #19: ROTC Women, April 7, 1976
19.  Program #20: Self Control, April 8, 1976
20.  Program #21: Cause, April 9, 1976
21.  Program #22: Technology Connection (I), April 13, 1976
22.  Program #23: Encouraging Reading, April 20, 1976
23.  Program #24: Technology Connection (II), No Date
24.  Program #25: Black Culture, April 23, 1976
25.  Program #26: Geriatric Mental Retardates, May 5, 1976
26.  Program #27: Speech/Hearing, April 18, 1976
27.  Program #28: Middle Scene, May 26, 1976
28.  Program #29: Juvenile Court Friends, No Date
29.  Program #30: World Economic Problems, July 29, 1976
30.  Program #31: Financing College Education, August 5, 1976
31.  Program #32: What College Means Today, August 23, 1976
32.  Program #33: Master of Arts and Humanities, August 27, 1976
33.  Program #34: Rapid Reading, August 27, 1976

Box 3

35. Program #35:  Women Today, September 8, 1976
36.  Program #36: LEAA Crime, September 8, 1976
37.  Program #37: Science in Education, October 20, 1976
38.  Program #38: Liberal Arts, October 20, 1976
39.  Program #39: Arts and Humanities, No Date

 

Box 4

1. Master #74: “Assertiveness Training for Women” 29:33, Julie White, Director, Women’s Center, October 1978

2. Master #75: “Human Rights in Russia” 29:54, Mr. John Fahey, Associate Professor of Russian, October 1978

3. Master #76: “Biomedical Sciences” 29:39, Dr. Paul Homsher, Professor of Biological Sciences, October 1978

4. Master #77: “Generic Foods” 29:57, Dr. Mike Glassman, Assistant Professor of Marketing, October 1978

5. Master #78: “Aging” 29:00, Dr. Paul Grob, Associate Professor, Community Health Professions, October 1978

6. Master #79: “Big Brothers and Big Sisters” 29:24, Robert White and Robin Cholewa, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tidewater, October 1978

7. Master #80: “Radiation Safety” 20:10, Dan Strom, Radiation Safety Officer, November 1978

8. Master #81: “China” 29:50, Dr. John Israel, Associate Professor of History, U.V.A., November 1978

9. Master #82: “Innovations in the Classroom – What Works?” 29:33, Dr. Dwight W. Allen, University Professor of Urban Education, School of Education, November 1978

10. Master #83: “Gerontological Program/How to Prepare for Aging” 29:33, Dr. Paul Grob, Associate, Community Health Professions, November 1978

11. Master #84: “Inflation” 28:58, Dr. Raymond Strangeways, Professor of Economics, November 1978

12. Master #85: “Competency Exams” 29:14, Dr. Charles Stallard, Director of the Urban Education Research Center, December 1978

13. Master #86: “ODU – NSC Duplication and HEW” 29:50, Paul Mohr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, NSC; Jack Battenfield, Director of Public Relations, January 1979

14. Master #87: “Hearing Conversation” 29:05, Dean Weese, Dean, School of Engineering, January 1979

15. Master #88: “Equal Rights Amendment” 28:39, Julie White, Director, Women’s Center, January 1979

16. Master #89: “Divorce” 29:52, Dr. Vernon Raschke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, January 1979

17. Master #90: “Tris” 30:15, Nancy Brock, Coordinator, Education/Prevention, Tris, February 1979

18. Master #91: “Efforts of Mass Media” 28:50, Dr. Mike Glassman, Assistant Professor of Marketing, February 1979

19. Master #92: “ROTC” 29:15, Lt. Col. Michael J. Cockill, Professor of Military Science, February 1979

20. Master #93: “Associated Writing Programs” Kathy Walton, Director, AWP, March 1979

21. Master #94: “Debate Teams” 28:36, Bobbi Partin, Kevin Butterfield, ODU Debate Team, March 1979

22. Master #95: “Computer Ethics” 29:54, Dr. Walter Maner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, April 1979

23. Master #96: “U.S. – Japanese Trade Relations” 28:43, Dr. Eric Rasmussen, V.P. Chemical Bank, New York, April 1979

24. Master #97: “SALT Talks” 29:42, Dr. Philip S. Gillette, Associate Professor of Political Science, April 1979

25. Master #98: “Nuclear Power” 29:39, Mr. J. Hirst Lederle, Associate Professor, E. E. Tech, April 1979

26. Master #99: “Getting in Shape” 29:10, Dr. Mel Williams, Director, Human Performance Lab, April 1979

27. Master #100: “Women in Sports” 19:19, Mr. Jerry Busone, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, ODU; Ms. Inge Nissen, Center, Lady Monarch, May 1979

28. Master #101: “Education Opportunities for the Handicapped” 29:33, Dr. Judith Schapiro, Professor, EFPS, May 1979

29. Master #102: “Capitalism” 29:51, Dr. Louis Henry, Associate Professor, Economics; Dr. Raymond Strangeways, Professors, Economics, May 1979

30. Master #103: “Growing Older” 29:54, Robert J. Wunderlin, Assistant Professor, Psychology, May 1979

31. Master #104: “Alternative Careers” 29:53, Susan Byrd, Academic Counselor/Assistant Testing Coordinator, Academic Council; Walter Earl, Chairman/Assistant Professor, Academic Counseling, May 1979

32. Master #106: “Weather” 19:55, Col. Jim Smith, Director, ODU Weather Center, May 1979

33. Master #107: “International Politics” 29:58, Dr. Peter Poole, Associate Professor of Political Science, May 1979

34. Master #108: “Diabetes” 19:33, Alice Deal, Assistant Professor of Nursing, May 1979

35. Master #109: “Drugs and Narcotics” 19:49, Dr. Perry M. Duncan, Associate Professor of Psychology, June 1979

36. Master #110: “Dialects” 19:35, Dr. Gerald W Akers, Retired Professor, June 1979

37. Master #111: “Education” 29:42, Dr. Ulysses Spiva, Dean, Education School, July 1979

38. Master #112: “Energy Crisis” 30:14, Dr. Mary Ann Tetreault, Assistant Professor, Political Science, June 1979

39. Master #113: “Opinion Polls” 28:49, Dr. Paul T. Schollaert, Assistant Professor, Sociology, July 1979

40. Master #114: “Youth and Religion” 29:33, Sister Diane Guy, Newman House, ODU; Rev. Thomas Mainor, Presbyterian Paster, August 1979

Box 5

41. Master #115: “Saving on Your Grocery Bill” 29:19, Dr. Mike Glassman, Assistant Professor of Marketing, September 1979

42. Master #116: “Political Rhetoric” 29:18, Dr. Frances Hossencahl, Assistant Professor of Speech, September, 1979

43. Master #117: “Computerized Medicine” 29:03, Dr. Frank Marsh, Associate Professor of Philosophy, October 1979

44. Master #118: “Nuclear Energy” 29:08, Mr. Daniel Strom, Radiation Safety Officer, October 1979

45. Master #119: “Economics” 29:45, Dr. Bernie Grablowsky, Assistant Professor and Chairman-Finance Department, October 1979

46. Master #120: “Virginia Politics” 29:19, Dr. James Sweeney, Associate Professor of History/Archivist, November 1979

47. Master #121: “Child Rearing in Other Cultures” 29:30, Dr. King Reid, Assistant Professor of Sociology, November 1979

48. Master #122: “Prison Reform” 29:51, Dr. Lou Lombardo, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, November 1979

49. Master #123: “Small Business” 29:20, Dr. Ole Johnson, Professor Marketing –, November 1979

50. Master #124: “Business Responsibility to Society” 30:22, Dr. C.E. Ruhl, Associate Professor of English; Mr. R.A. Rutyna, Associate Professor of History, November 1979

51. Master #125: “Black Student Experience” 29:40, Ms. Carolyn Bell, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; Mr. Wes Swindell, Student Assistant of Multicultural Center, January 1980

52. Master #126: “the Middle East” 30:04, Dr. James Jerome B. Weiner, Coordinator of International Programs, January 1980

53. Master #127: “Handicapped Students at ODU” 30:00, Ms. Brenda Friedman, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; Bob Daniels, Deaf Student, February 1980

54. Master #128: “Issues and Concerns of College Students Today” 25:10, Mr. Gordon McDougal, President of the Student Body; Mr. Rickey Adams, Vice President of the Student Body, February 1980

55. Master #129: “Career Women” 30:00, Ms. Julie White, Director of Women’s Center, February 1980

56. Master #130: “Death and Dying” 29:12, Dr. Reiko Schwab, Assistant Professor of EFSP; Ms. Mabel Floyd, Instructor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, March 1980

57. Master #131: “Star Gazing” 29:29, Mr. Bruce Hanna, Planetarium Director, March 1980

58. Master #132: “Burn-Out” 29:39, Dr. George Pratt, Assistant Professor of Guidance and Counseling, March 1980

59. Master #133: “Scottish Influence in Virginia” 29:17, Dr. Charles Haws, Director of Institute Scottish Studies, March 1980

60. Master #134: “Looking into the Future” 30:15, Dr. Irwin B. Levinskin, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, March 1980

61. Master #135: “The American Family” 30:15, Ms. Jane Craddock, Instructor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, April 1980

62. Master #136: “Alternative Energy Forms” 30:08, Dr. Philips S. Pagoria, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, April 1980

63. Master #137: “Educational Standards for Universities” 28:53, Dr. Gary Rubin, Special Assistant to the Provost, April 1980

64. Master #138: “Financial Aid” Mr. Bill Miller, May 1980

65. Master #139: “Myers Collection” Mr. Doug Wright, May 1980

66. Master #140: “The American Presidency” 28:45, Mr. John Ramsey, June 1980

67. Master #141: “Competency Tests” 29:00, Dr. Lucy Wilson, June 1980

68. Master #142: “Public Relations” 29:30, Mr. Jack Battenfield, June 1980

69. Master #143: “Environment vs. Commerce” 31:13, Ms. Christine Drake, July 1980

70. Master #144: “Children and Politics” 29:34, Dr. Kathleen Kirasic and Dr. Gary Allen, July 1980

71. Master #145: “Genetic Engineering” 20:08, Dr. Frank March, June 1980

72. Master #146: “Media and Foreign Relations” 30:00, Dr. E. Grant Meade, July 1980

73. Master #147: “Criminal Justice” 20:15, Mr. Dave Harris, August 1980

74. Master #148: “Oceanography” 30:52, Dr. Harris Stewart, August 1980

75. Master #149: “Sun Spots” 30:00, Mr. Boyd Quate, August 1980

76. Master #150: “Police Administration” 29:50, September 1980

77. Master #151: “Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity” 29:15, September 1980

78. Master #152: “International Studies” 29:25, Dr. Jerome Weiner, September 1980

79. Master #153: “Outlook for Higher Education” 29:36, Mr. David Shufflebarger, September 1980

80. Master #154: “China” 29:30, Dr. Stephen Shao, September 1980

81. Master #155: “The Urban University” 29:30, Dr. Dennis Rittenmeyer, September 1980

Series II: Virginia Bicentennial Parade of American Music

Box 6

1. Program #1
2. Program #2
3. Program #3
4. Program #4
5. Program #5
6. Program #6
7. Program #7
8. Program #8
9. Program #9
10. Program #10
11. Program #11
12. Program #12
13. Program #13

 

Revised: 9/11/2012