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Dick Dorrance Papers


Dick Dorrance Papers
Dorrance, Dick
Collection number:
4.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
April 1940-January 1944
Inclusive dates:
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Dick Dorrance Papers document the rise of FM broadcasting and the role that broadcasters and radio could play in the war effort. The collection covers the years 1940 to 1945 and the bulk of the collection dates from April 1940 to January 1944. The collection includes Dorrance's work for the FM Broadcaster, Inc. the Office of War Information; and the Broadcasters' Victory Council. The collection contains FMBI newsletters, BVC newsletters, Radio Background Material and an Information Guide published by the OWI, and various speeches and memos written by Dorrance.

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Dick Dorrance Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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This collection is PROCESSED. The finding aid is currently unavailable online. Please contact the Curator of Mass Media and Culture for more information.