Grant Price

Iowa Archives
5:00 am
Tue August 14, 2007

Presidents Past

Credit Hoover Library

The Iowa caucuses aside, there is nothing new about presidents and presidential candidates visiting Iowa. It has become a long tradition. The 31st president spent much of his life here. Sounds from the 1940s-70s, recorded in Guthrie Center, Cedar Rapids, Dexter, West Branch, and Des Moines. Thanks to the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. 

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Iowa Archives
5:00 am
Tue May 29, 2007

Iowa Broadcasters

Brand new Ampex reel-to-reel audio tape machines were state-of-the-art in the 1960s.
Credit Rick Fredericksen

Sounds from radio and television broadcasters from decades past, across Iowa. The story is introduced by Jeff Stein, Administrator of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting at Wartburg College, who provided the various on-air sound-clips embedded in this report.

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