DeLay (Theodore S.) collection of Armed Forces Radio Service memorandums, reports, and other material Edit


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  • 1941 – 1945 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

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  • Abstract

    Research archive for a history of AFRS activity during World War II. The military radio service broadcast news and entertainment by shortwave wherever U.S. forces were engaged.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Theodore S. DeLay collection of Armed Forces Radio Service memoranda, reports, and other material, Collection no. 0109, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Acquisition

    Donated by Theodore S. DeLay, Jr., May 1951.

  • Scope and Content

    Research archive gathered by Theodore S. Delay in support of his 1951 USC dissertation, "An Historical Study of the Armed Forces Radio Service to 1946". The collection largely consists of memorandums and reports of official U.S. Army origin, and copies of "AFRS Playback Magazine". The accompanying correspondence and letters of transmittal make it clear that they were most willingly made available to Mr. Delay. The period covered is 1944-45, and the focus is on the Pacific, not the European theater of action. Many Hollywood personalities contributed to the success of AFRS.