The Resource Our schools at the crossroads, (sound recording)

Our schools at the crossroads, (sound recording)

Label
Our schools at the crossroads, 1951 Nov. 13 and 20
Title
Our schools at the crossroads
Inclusive dates
1951 Nov. 13 and 20
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two episodes, 13 and 20 November 1951, of the WRVA Radio series Our Schools at the Crossroads. The 13 November 1951 episode (Tracks 1-2), focuses on the question "How well are our schools teaching the 'Three R's'?" James Jenkins of the Bon Air PTA and Alfred L. Wingo (1904-1985), supervisor of research for the Virginia Department of Education, served as panelists. Mrs. B. Hunter Barrow, president of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers, provides introductory comments. The topic of the 20 November 1951 Episode (Tracks 3-4) is progressive education. Panelists are Randolph W. Church (1907-1984), the state librarian of Virginia and president of the Richmond City School Board, and Robert F. Williams, executive secretary of the Virginia Education Association
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Described
Biographical or historical data
First broadcast during National Education Week in November 1951, Our Schools At The Crossroads was a weekly WRVA Radio series featuring panel discussions of problems facing the modern public school system. The program, which aired with the cooperation of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers and the Virginia Education Association, was usually moderated by WRVA announcer Sam Carey (1915-1994). Panelists included school principals, teachers, parents, school board members, state legislators, state Department of Education staff, college professors and administrators, and leaders of local civic, professional, and recreational clubs.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Our schools at the crossroads, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 59 min., 53 sec
  • It is unclear whether the dates reflect air dates or the dates on which the programs were recorded onto transcription disc
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  • 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
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
  • Reformatted from 16" electrical transcription discs to digital .wav files in May 2006. The files are saved on the server in "Business\WRVA\Schools at the Crossroads" folder. They were created at a sampling rate of 44 kHz, 16-bit depth, in mono.
  • Digital files burned onto CD in July 2006 at 24X (3600 KB/sec).
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001551096
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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