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183 twelve and sixteen inch records of speeches, interviews, and informal talks by such figures in the field of agriculture and related professions as Bristow Adams, Howard E. Babcock, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Cornelius Betton, Louis Bromfield, Thomas E. Dewey, Edward R. Eastman, Glen W. Herrick, Carl Ladd, Clyde Moore, William I. Myers, Edward O'Neal, E. Lawrence Palmer, James E. Rice, James B. Sumner, and Jared Van Wagenen, Jr.; recordings made by well-known personalities in other fields such as Hans Bethe talking on atomic energy (1945), Edward R. Murrow on V-J Day (1945), and Anthony Eden and Bidault on V-E Day; recordings of important Cornell programs such as the Thurston Memorial Celebration (1939), and the launching of the victory ship CORNELL VICTORY (1945); recordings of other events of regional interest in New York State such as the inaugural program radio station WENY (Elmira), and two recorded programs of the New York State Historical Plays Series; recordings concerning the Nature Study Program at Cornell; numerous agricultural and home economics technical extension programs; and a number of recorded performances of Cornell University choral and instrumental groups.

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