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This was a requestor in Boston who remembered WSU's School of Education's radio broadcasts - and wanted the audio of inventor Charles Kettering's speeches that were broadcast. The dialogue is attached.
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Kettering Speech Audio?
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Alison Stankrauff

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October 19, 2017, 2:55 PM
Jerry Gould
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Hello Mr. Gould -

We looked through the 18 boxes that we have of WDET recordings.
(WDET is Detroit's National Public Radio station - and it's a service of Wayne State University)

Unfortunately we did not come up with the recording that you're looking for.

Let me know if and how I can be of further service.

My Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

Kettering Speech Audio?
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Alison Stankrauff

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October 19, 2017, 1:20 PM
Gotcha -

I'll let him know.

Thanks Lots to both you and to Rachel!

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027
Mary Wallace

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October 19, 2017, 1:01 PM
Alison Stankrauff
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Required:
Rachel just finished looking through all 18 boxes and found nothing. She said there were only 4 things from the College of Education, and none of them were what Jerry was looking for.

Sorry about that!

Mary J. Wallace, BFA, MA
Audiovisual and Permissions Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
313.577.4864
maryjwallace@wayne.edu
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"

Kettering Speech Audio?
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Alison Stankrauff

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October 18, 2017, 1:44 PM
Thanks Mary!

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027
Mary Wallace

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October 18, 2017, 1:38 PM
Alison Stankrauff
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We have 18 boxes of WDET audio, so I'll need to look through them to see what's in them. I'll let you know.

Mary J. Wallace, BFA, MA
Audiovisual and Permissions Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
313.577.4864
maryjwallace@wayne.edu
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"

Kettering Speech Audio?
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Alison Stankrauff

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October 18, 2017, 1:30 PM
Mary Wallace
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Hi Mary -

I have a patron asking for the audio of a radio broadcast that he believes he heard in the 1970s through his NPR affiliate in Boston.

He says it was produced by Wayne State's School of Education under the "New Dimensions of Education" series.

It is a series of speeches by Charles Kettering - he says from "perhaps late 1930s or '40s".

Apparently there are three installments/segments of about 30 minutes each.

Might we have something on this line?

I'm assuming it would have been done by WDET?

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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From: Alison Stankrauff
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:24 PM
To: Jerry Gould
Subject: Re: Kettering Speech Audio?

Thanks for this further information -

It's useful.

It helps me to look further here.

I'll do so and get back to you.

My Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027


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From: Jerry Gould
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:47 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff
Subject: Re: Kettering Speech Audio?

It is wonderful to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind response.

The speaker was Charles Kettering himself. The recording dated from later in his life perhaps late 1930s or ‘40s. If memory serves me, it was long enough so that it had to be broadcast in three installments of about 30 minutes each. The speech contained a great deal of story-telling about his early career, the genesis of his approach to research and technology and his process in discovering solutions to problems. One story I remember inparticular was how he led the team that discovered Freon gas.

There were not so many programs in the New Dimensions of Education series- at least there were not so many that were available to my local Boston area NPR affiliate so they were repeated often over a two year period. It was definitely in the early 1970s not earlier than 1971 and no later than 1974. I hope this helps.

In my opinion the speech is a distillation of one of the greatest, most enterprising intellects of the last century and is a treasure that should be preserved and disseminated as widely as possible.


Jerry Gould
mobile 508 612-1110
jerry_gould@comcast.net

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Rachael Clark

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October 18, 2017, 1:21 PM
Alison Stankrauff
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Fantastic! The system can be wonky, so I thought it was worth checking with you. I will mark it answered. J

Thanks,
Rachael

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Alison Stankrauff

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October 18, 2017, 1:19 PM
Thanks!

Yes - I've answered him and he *just* sent me a follow-up message with more information.

I appreciate you making sure!

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027
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Rachael Clark

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October 18, 2017, 1:16 PM
Alison Stankrauff
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Hi Alison,

I am on virtual reference right now and have a question for you. A patron named Jerry Gould sent a question on October 15 regarding Kettering Speech Audio. October 18, 2017, I saw your response in our email question queue, but it appeared as a new question and in spam. The system does not show me the recipients email addresses for me to determine if Mr. Gould received your reply. I thought I would alert you just in case you were responding to a forwarded message and hitting reply just sent it back to an internal system.
If it helps, here is a screenshot of the question:


Thank You,

Rachael

Rachael Clark
Collections Strategy & Assessment Librarian
Liaison to the School of Information Sciences
Library Resources and Collections Strategy Services
Wayne State University
425 Purdy Library
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 577-6709
rachael.clark@wayne.edu

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Alison Stankrauff

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October 18, 2017, 12:28 PM
Jerry Gould ;
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Thanks so much for your request -

And apologies for the delay - I was in Washington D.C. yesterday and part of Monday to be on this year's panel to judge National Endowment for the Humanities grant applications.

I'm very happy to help!

Before I proceed, I do want to ask you some follow-up questions so that I can best help you:

- Do you have a closer idea of the date that this was broadcast?

- Was the speaker himself Charles Kettering? Or someone else?

Thanks In Advance,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

NOTE: The below was forwarded to me on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Mon 10/16, 2:30 PM
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From: Jerry Gould
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:49:53 PM
To: ask@wayne.libanswers.com
Subject: Kettering Speech Audio?

Hi,

I hope you can help me.

About 40 years ago I heard a radio broadcast called New Dimensions in Education that was produced by the Education Department at Wayne State. It was broadcast on one of our public broadcasting stations in the Boston area. One program in particular became a life long inspiration for me and I would like to see if it still exists in some form of recording. It was actually a series of two or three half hour segments that were dedicated to a speech given by Charles F. Kettering at some kind of ceremony commemorating the great inventors of his time. Is it possible, all these years later that this exists either in transcription or audio file?


Thank You in Advance,

Jerry Gould

Jerry Gould
mobile 508 612-1110
jerry_gould@comcast.net

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