The Resource Merchants Cold Storage Explosion,, (sound recording)

Merchants Cold Storage Explosion,, (sound recording)

Label
Merchants Cold Storage Explosion,, 1958 Jan. 16-17
Title
Merchants Cold Storage Explosion,
Inclusive dates
1958 Jan. 16-17
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These discs include recordings of WRVA news reports following an explosion at the Merchants Cold Storage Building, located in Richmond, Virginia, at the corners of 6th and Canal Streets. Jack Clements reports from the WRVA newsroom, and Irby Hollans and Alden Aaroe report from the scene. The northeast corner of the four story building exploded just before 11 a.m., on 16 January 1958, with six to eight men in the building. They report on the smell of amonia gas, which permeated area. They discuss the missing and injured men and the work of civil defense, fire, rescue and police. On the scene reports are followed by various updates over the course of the day, recaps, and interviews with citizens on the street. A version of the wrap-up of the explosion edited for CBS radio is included on the second disc
Member of
Action
Described
Cataloging source
VIC
Format of music
not applicable
Funding information
Reformatting was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Literary text for sound recordings
reporting
Label
Merchants Cold Storage Explosion,, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Duration: 1 hr., 30 min., 46 sec
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
  • Preservation CD was created using a Disc Makers ReflexPro4 CD by LVA, June 2004. Burned at 32X.
  • Reference CD was created using a Tascom CDRW 5000 by the Cutting Corporation, February 2004. Burned at 1X.
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001516516
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm55897902
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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