Happy New Year from the American Archive!

Greetings and Happy New Year! In celebration of the new year, today we are sharing a highlight from the American Archive collection, contributed by WGBH. This six-minute audio clip was taken from an episode of the Children’s Circle daily radio program, which in 1951 was launched and hosted by Nancy Harper. This episode aired on New Year’s Eve in 1952, during which Nancy held a birthday party for the new year.

Nancy Harper served as the producer and writer of Children’s Circle and eventually moved on to become an editor for the textbook companies McGraw-Hill and MacMillan. She later became associate editor of Curator, a journal published by the American Museum of Natural History. She died in 2007 at the age of 91. We appreciate her contributions to public media and are excited to share this audio clip with you today.

Originally recorded on 1/4 inch audio magnetic tape, a format typically used from the 1950s through the 1980s, the program was digitized as part of the first 40,000 hours of American Archive material. It is now being preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress.

This post was written by Casey E. Davis, Project Manager for the AAPB at WGBH.

About American Archive of Public Broadcasting

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content – dating back through the 1950s – will be preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
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