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Historic Audio Selections


Listen to historic audio clips of interviews and radio broadcasts concerning service in WWII, desegregation, recycling, and baseball.

1) Radio Program on Station WILM about civil rights, Mrs. Jean Jamison of the NAACP speaking, February 6, 1949
WILM-civilrights_020649.mp3 (924 kb)

2) A clip of Senator Foltz, addressing negro rights to housing legislation; 1967
foltz_negro housing rights.mp3 (385 kb)

3) Senator Herman Holloway speaking to HB 23, establishing a Martin Luther King Holiday in Delaware
mlk_070184_holloway.mp3 (484 kb)

4) Interview with Charles and James Allen of Wilmington Delaware about their experience in WWII; Rome, Italy 04/19/1945
1945_interview-Allens_b24Liberator_RomeItaly_0077.mp3

5) Congressman Caleb J. Boggs Memorial Day speech in Washington DC; May 27 1947
1947_Congressman Boggs_Memorial Day Speech.mp3

6) Governor Bacon addresses the opening session of the 115th General Assembly.
1949_Joint Session_Carvel_Gov Bacon.mp3

7) Milford School Desegregation audio recordings From original tape recordings made by radio station WKSB MSDC-1

7a) MSDC-1.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, anti-desegregation meeting at Lincoln Delaware
September 30, 1954
15 minutes

7b) MSDC-2.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, anti-desegregation rally
October 10, 1954
30 minutes

7c) MSDC-3.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, anti-desegregation rally
October 10, 1954
30 minutes

7d) MSDC-4.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, citizens organizing meeting at Harrington Delaware Airport
September 26, 1954
30 minutes

7e) MSDC-5.mp3 - Bryant Bowles rally
September 26, 1954
30 minutes

7f) MSDC-6.mp3 - Radio address by Bryant Bowles in which he endorses segregationist candidates for Milford School Board
May 13, 1955
15 minutes

7g) MSDC-7.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, special meeting of the Milford City Council, discussion of an article in Redbook magazine. Mayor Evans was presiding.
May 25, 1955
31 minutes

7h) MSDC-8.mp3 - Bryant Bowles, anti-desegregation Citizens meeting, Milford High School
September 20, 1954

Milford Board of Education at the State Board of Education
September 23, 1954

Bryant Bowles at Lincoln, Delaware Rally
September 30, 1954
28 minutes total

7i) MSDC-9.mp3 - Meet the Candidates for Milford School Board Election
Cerar Bennett, Max Corder, Ernest Macklin and George Robbins
May 13, 1955
28 minutes

8) The Delaware Music Camp 1961 Concert, vocal, 4th stanza
1964_Our Delaware_DE Music Camp.mp3


9) Short clip of Legislative debate on HB 688, 130th General Assembly related to Reclamation and Recycling of Beverage Containers.
1980_debate on HB 688 The Bottle Bill.mp3

10) Interview of former Governor Carvel by former Senator Roger Martin on voting problems.
1996_Carvel Interview_on voting issues.mp3

11) Interview of former Governor Carvel by former Senator Roger Martin related to Carvel’s working relationship with Governor Bacon when Carvel was Lt. Governor.
1996 Carvel interview_relationship w Governor Bacon.mp3

12) Bill Campell in Wilmington interviewing Bob Carpenter about the Phillies Baseball Team
Ca.1949_Phillies_Bob Carpenter Interview.mp3

13) Itsy, Bitsy Delaware
Sung by Shields Elementary (Lewes) school children, these lyrics were written in 2003 for the Delaware Day Competition.