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Subseries 6.2: Phonograph records, 1946 - 1964


Scope and Contents

Transcription discs of local radio broadcasts, 1946-1964, primarily of contemporary classical music performances and including some broadcasts of premieres (world premieres, first radio broadcasts, and first Washington performances), recorded by Rothschild, and some live recordings from Chamber Music Society of Baltimore concerts. Radio stations recorded include WBAL, WJZ, WCAO, WFBR, WITH, and WRC.

The collection also includes several popular and jazz recordings, commercial releases, and some private home performances.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1964


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.


From the Collection: 62 Cubic Feet (67 boxes, 534 reel-to-reel-tapes, 1 film reel, and 2 oversize items)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The numbering system (1-749) was created by archives staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to recordings on outdated media is subject to the physical condition of the items and the library's ability to support playback. Contact the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives at for more information.

Other Finding Aids

An inventory of the numbered records exists offline. Contact for more information.

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Related Materials

Organization corresponds loosely to the final index in series 6.1, box 43, and the files "Contemporary music recorded by Randolph Rothschild" and "Record collection discography" in box 44.

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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA