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

Our schools at the crossroads, (sound recording)

Our schools at the crossroads, 1952 Mar. 8 and 15
Our schools at the crossroads
Inclusive dates
1952 Mar. 8 and 15
Two episodes, 8 and 15 March 1952, of the WRVA Radio series Our Schools At The Crossroads. The 8 March 1952 installment (Tracks 1-2) focuses on driver education. Panelists are Captain William L. Groth (1907-1997), safety engineer for the Virginia State Police, Dr. Harold K. Jack of the state Department of Education, and Richard Foster, director of public safety for the City of Richmond. The 15 March 1952 episode (Tracks 3-4) is on the topic of adult education, and features a panel discussion by Maude Wallace (1889-1973), assistant director of home demonstration work for Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Ellen Smith of the Virginia Council on Health and Medical Care, Margaret Dabney of the Field Service Division of Virginia State College, J. L. Blair Buck (b. ca. 1888) of the Virginia State Department of Education, and Alfred P. Fernbach, professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. This program is moderated by George B. Zehmer (1893-1961), director of extension for the University of Virginia
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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.
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Our schools at the crossroads, (sound recording)
  • Duration: 49 min., 42 sec
  • It is unclear whether the dates reflect air dates or the dates on which the programs were recorded onto transcription disc
  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
  • 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
Specific material designation
sound disc
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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