US MBE MSS 042-1
Name and location of repository
Level of description
- 1935 - 1988 (Broadcasting)
266 cassette tapes, 99 compact discs
Name of creator
After studying broadcasting in college, Aaron Mintz spent twenty years working part time for local Western Massachusetts radio stations WMUA, WHAI, and WDRC, playing songs for a weekly program called “Rock and Roll Memory Time.” These programming blocks consisted of themed lineups, focusing on hits of the 1950s and 1960s with featured “sound bites” of current events, news, and pop culture facts of the time. To amass content for the show, Mintz developed a strong network of contacts among his fellow broadcasters and began collecting. Former classmates also contributed to his findings, and he was inspired to digitize many of these rare materials after discovering a keen community for radio content on the Internet.
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Scope and content
Series comprises audio cassette tapes and compact discs containing episodes of radio programs of varying genres, which were curated and sold commercially in prepackaged sets throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.
System of arrangement
Sets (identified as items) of similar genre are grouped together into subseries, arranged alphabetically by the name on the packaging. Individual tapes or CDs within sets are arranged numerically according to the numbers that appear on original labels provided by the manufacturer.
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Related archival materials
Original packaging and accompanying catalog booklet (if applicable) make up Series 3 of this collection. Materials can be found in Box 10, Box 11, and Box 12.
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Name access points
- Mintz, Aaron (Creator)