Alben W. Barkley Grooved Audio Disc Collection,1938-1951

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alben W. Barkley Grooved Audio Disc Collection,1938-1951
Creator
Barkley, Alben W., 1877-1965
Extent
3.5 cu. ft. (7 Boxes): 104 Items
Subjects
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
United States-Congress
United States-Congress--Senate--Biography
Vice-Presidents--United States--Biography
Legislator--United States--Biography
United States--Politics and government--1901-1953
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alben Barkley was born in Graves County, Kentucky in 1877. A graduate of Marvin College in Clinton, Kentucky, Barkley also attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, and the University of Virginia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practice in Paducah, KY. Barkley entered McCracken County politics, serving as county attorney and county judge successively. In 1913 he was elected to Congress. Ten years later, the Congressman made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1926 and became Democratic majority leader in 1937. When the Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 1946 elections, Barkley served as minority leader for two years. Nominated as Harry S. Truman's running mate, Barkley was elected Vice- President of the United States in 1948. He retired to Paducah after failing to receive the 1952 Democratic nomination for President. Barkley returned to public life two years later as he won election once again to the U.S. Senate. The "Veep," as he was fondly known, died suddenly while addressing a student group at Washington and Lee University.
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of one hundred and four grooved audio disks.The disks cover a period from 1938-1951. Included are President Roosevelt's "Rendezvous with Destiny" speech, Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon's address broadcast by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky and various other speeches by Vice President Barkley.

Contents of the Collection

"D-day Album," Excerpts from NBC Broadcasts. Original cover depicts scenes from D-Day, inside cover summarizes the events of D-Day6-Jun-44

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"D-day Album," Excerpts from NBC Broadcasts.6-Jun-44

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"D-day Album," Excerpts from NBC Broadcasts.6-Jun-44

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"D-day Album," Excerpts from NBC Broadcasts.6-Jun-44

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Clifton Webb, "We're turning the tables on Elsa Maxwell this time."10-Apr-45

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Alben W. Barkley, "Phases of the Political Situation." ABC Broadcast.17-Aug-46

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Alben W. Barkley, "Phases of the Political Situation." ABC Broadcast.17-Aug-46

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Major James M. Curley speaks for Harry S. Truman for President; Boston.1948

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Major James M. Curley speaks for Harrry S. Truman for President; Boston.1948

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Major James M. Curley speaks for Harry S. Truman for President; Boston.1948

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Alben W. Barkley at the 41st Inaugural, 1949 Inauguration, recorded by American Amplifier Corporation. Original cover preserved.20-Jan-49

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Alben W. Barkley at the 41st Inaugural, 1949 Inauguration, recorded by American Amplifier Corporation.20-Jan-49

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Alben W. Barkley at the 41st Inaugural, 1949 Inauguration, recorded by American Amplifier Corporation.20-Jan-49

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Alben W. Barkley at the 41st Inaugural, 1949 Inauguration, recorded by American Amplifier Corporation.20-Jan-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Theater Guild production, "Payment Deferred." Starring Charles Laughton and Jessica Tandy. Opening National Red Cross Drive. Constitutional Hall, Washington, D.C. V-P Barkley speaks at intermission.27-Feb-49

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Ruth Viviau, "Love in Washington," dedicated to Vice President and Mrs. Barkley

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Nadine Zern, "My Old Kentucky Home," dedicated to Vice President Barkley.10-Jun-49

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Barkely-Hadley engagement. News Broadcast WHAS. Dick Oberlin interview with Vice President Barkley and Mrs. Carleton Hadley.2-Nov-49

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Barkely-Hadley engagement. News Broadcast WHAS. Dick Oberin interview with Vice President Barkley and Mrs. Carleton Hadley.2-Nov-49

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Pledge of Allegiance. Gettysburg Address. Tex Ritter and the Starlighters. Poster inside sleeve "Pledge of Allegiance," depicts images of stars over an American flag.1950

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Campaign Speech by Vice President A.W. Barkley, Akron, Ohio. WAKR recording. 16" record.26-Oct-50

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Campaign Speech by Vice President A.W. Barkley, Akron, Ohio. WAKR recording. 16" record.26-Oct-50

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Vice President Barkley accepts 1950 Histadut Humanitarian Award. Department of State, International Broadcasting Division.7-Feb-51

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Vice President and Mrs. A.W. Barkley. Interview Program of Mary Margaret McBride. Chicago. Letter found inside record case stated "Given to the Barkley's as a gift by Estella H. Karu and Mary Margaret"Aug-52

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Vice President and Mrs. A.W. Barkley. Interview Program of Mary Margaret McBride. Chicago. Letter found inside record case stated "Given to the Barkley's as a gift by Estella H. Karu and Mary Margaret"Aug-52

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Vice President and Mrs. A.W. Barkley. Interview Program of Mary Margaret McBride. Chicago. Letter found inside record case stated "Given to the Barkley's as a gift by Estella H. Karu and Mary Margaret"Aug-52

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Vice President and Mrs. A.W. Barkley. Interview Program of Mary Margaret McBride. Chicago. Letter found inside record case stated "Given to the Barkley's as a gift by Estella H. Karu and Mary Margaret"Aug-52

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"Veep." Alben W. Barley tells his own story. Interviewed by Sidney Shallet. Folkways records.1957

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The Kentuckians (New York). Golden Anniversary, 1904-1905. Speeches by Senator A.W. Barkley and Senator J.S. Cooper.21-Apr-54

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The Kentuckians (New York). Golden Anniversary, 1904-1905. Speeches by Senator A.W. Barkley and Senator J.S. Cooper.21-Apr-54

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The Kentuckians (New York). Golden Anniversary, 1904-1905. Speeches by Senator A.W. Barkley and Senator J.S. Cooper.21-Apr-54

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Virgil Pinkley and Robert M. Hutchins. KHJ recordings, Los Angeles.19-Oct-54

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United Nations Language Series. Spanish-Russian-French-Chinese-Italian. World Wide Records. (Cracked). Typed note: Translations.

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United Nations Language Series. Spanish-Russian-French-Chinese-Italian. World Wide Records. (Cracked) Typed note: Translations.

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Vital Address by Rabbi Maxwell H. Dublin.

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Vital Address by Rabbi Maxwell H. Dublin.

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Steven Foster Melodies. U.S. Marine Band.

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Steven Foster Melodies. U.S. Marine Band.

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Steven Foster Melodies. U.S. Marine Band.

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 1 and 13. Part 1-First Inaugural Address-Mar 4, 1933, Part 13-State of War Message to Congress-Dec 8, 1941. Original cover preserved, depicts outline of FDR. Inside cover has index of contents.

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2. Parts 10 and 22. Part 10-Lend-Lease Message to Congress (cont). Part 22-Fourth Inaugural Address-January 20, 1945

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2., Parts 11 and 23. Part 11-Fireside Chat Before Pan-American Union Board-May 27, 1941. Part 23-Report to Congress on the Crimea Conference-March 1, 1945

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2., Parts 12 and 24. Part 12-Labor Day Broadcast; Warning to Axis Vessels, September 11, 1941. Part 2-Jefferson Davis Day Address (posthumous) spoken by Carleton Smith-April 1945.

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 2 and 14. Part 2-First Inaugural Address (cont.), Part 14-State of Union Message to Congress-Jan. 6, 1942

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 3 and 15. Part 3-Second Inaugural Address-Jan. 20, 1937, Part 15-Washington's birthday address-Feb.23, 1942

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 4 and 16. Part 4-Quarantine Speech at Chicago-Oct. 5, 1937. Part 16-Speech to international student assembly-September 3, 1942

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 5 and 17. Part 5-Annual Message to Congress. Part 17-Cairo and Tehran Report-Dec. 24, 1943

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1, Parts 6 and 18. Part 6-Fireside Chat after the outbreak of war-Sept. 3, 1939. Part 18-Cairo and Tehran (cont)., bill of rights.

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2, Parts 7 and 19. Part 7-Third Acceptance Speech-July 19, 1940. Part 19-Prayer on D-day, June 6, 1944

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2, Parts 8 and 20. Part 8-Third Acceptance Speech (cont). Fireside chat on National Security-December 29, 1940. Part 20-Foreign Policy Speech

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"Rendezvous with Destiny," radio recordings of addressees by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 2, Parts 9 and 21. Part 9-Lend Lease Message to Congress-January 6, 1941. Part 21-Foreign Policy Speech (1944 Campaign)-October 21, 1944.

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"Songs of Old New York," by Frank Luther and Zora Layman and the Century Quartet. Written on the cover "To Senator Alben W. Barkley, best wishes Zora Layman." Songs: New York, Jim Fiske, The Broadway Opera, The Bright Mohawk Valley

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"Songs of Old New York," by Frank Luther and Zora Layman and the Century Quartet. Written on the cover "To Senator Alben W. Barkley, best wishes Zora Layman." Songs: The Dutch Company, The Dutch Lullaby, The Grumbling Wagoner, The E-R-I-E, Niagara Falls, Low Bridge, Everybody Down

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"Songs of Old New York," by Frank Luther and Zora Layman and the Century Quartet. Written on the cover "To Senator Alben W. Barkley, best wishes Zora Layman." Songs: The Ballad of Henry Green, The Siege of Plattsburg, The Capture of Burgoyne, Buffalo Gals, Teh Lake Where Droops the Willow, Perry's Victory

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"Songs of Old New York," by Frank Luther and Zora Layman and the Century Quartet. Written on the cover "To Senator Alben W. Barkley, best wishes Zora Layman." Songs: Woodmen Spare That Tree, Benny Havens Oh!, Micheal Roy, A Little More, Take Me Back to New York Town.

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Vice President A.W. Barkley. Broadcast from WVJS, Owensboro, Kentucky. Crippled Children's Campaign.

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 6 and 8.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 9 and 11.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 10 and 12.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 13 and 15.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 14 and 16.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 17 and 19.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 18 and 20.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 21 and 23.27-Jul-38

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Alben W. Barkley and Senator Mills Logon, address broadcasts by station WCKY, Covington, Kentucky. Sides 22 and 24.27-Jul-38

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Allen W. Barkley, Defense Savings Talk. This set consists of two parts, our collection only has part two. U.S. Research Corp.6-Feb-42

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Allen W. Barkley, Address on Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia. Record is cracked. Cracked.4-Jul-43

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Emory University Commencement address by Vice President Barkley. Sides 3 and 4.4-Jun-49

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Emory University Commencement address by Vice President Barkley. Sides 5 and 6.4-Jun-49

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Emory University Commencement address by Vice President Barkley. Sides 7 and 8.4-Jun-49

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Emory University Commencement address by Vice President Barkley. Sides 9 and 10.4-Jun-49

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Emory University Commencement address by Vice President Barkley. Side 11.4-Jun-49

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Capitol Memo, Interview with Vice President Barkley, Gannett News Services.3-May-50

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Capitol Memo, Interview with Vice President Barkley, Gannett News Services.3-May-50

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Dedication of Broome County Airport, Binghampton, New York. Speeches by A.W. Barkley, Thomas S. Watson, and Dr. Charles F. Kettering.30-May-51

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Armed Forces Show, Phil Regan, M.C., Vice President Barkley Speaks on side seven. Vice President Barkley on Korea. C.B.S.26-Aug-51

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Armed Forces Show, Phil Regan, M.C., Vice President Barkley Speaks on side seven. Vice President Barkley on Korea. C.B.S.26-Aug-51

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Armed Forces Show, Phil Regan, M.C., Vice President Barkley Speaks on side seven. Vice President Barkley on Korea. C.B.S.26-Aug-51

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Armed Forces Show, Phil Regan, M.C., Vice President Barkley Speaks on side seven. Vice President Barkley on Korea. C.B.S.26-Aug-51

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Vice President A.W. Barkley, Ceremonies at Punchbowl National Cemetery, Hawaii. Headquarters CICP and U.S. Pacific Fleet. 16" Record.7-Dec-51

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Vice President A.W. Barkley, Ceremonies at Punchbowl National Cemetery, Hawaii. Headquarters CICP and U.S. Pacific Fleet. 16" Record.7-Dec-51

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"Here We Come Mr. President," by Frank Brown and David Lawrence. Also "Forever So Beautiful."7-Dec-51

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"Here We Come Mr. President," by Frank Brown and David Lawrence. Also "Forever So Beautiful."7-Dec-51

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"Here We Come Mr. President," by Frank Brown and David Lawrence. Also "Forever So Beautiful." Cracked.7-Dec-51

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"Here We Come Mr. President," by Frank Brown and David Lawrence. Also "Forever So Beautiful."7-Dec-51

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Vice President Barkley, Warner Brothers, KFWB Hollywood. Sides 3 and 4. United Jewish Appeal. Brentwood Country Club Los Angeles, CA26-Jun-49

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Vice President Barkley, Warner Brothers, KFWB Hollywood. Sides 5 and 6. United Jewish Appeal. Brentwood Country Club. Los Angeles, CA Cracked.26-Jun-49

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Vice President Barkley, Warner Brothers, KFWB Hollywood. Sides 7 and 8. United Jewish Appeal. Brentwood Country Club Los Angeles CA Cracked.26-Jun-49

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Vice President Barkley, Warner Brothers, KFWB Hollywood. Sides 9 and 10. United Jewish Appeal. Brentwood Country Club, Los Angeles, CA26-Jun-49

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Vice President Barkley, Warner Brothers, KFWB Hollywood. Sides 11 and 12. United Jewish Appeal. Brentwood Country Club. Los Angeles, CA26-Jun-49

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Preserved album covers. Album covers for item numbers 1, 5, 13, 14, 19, and 20.[n.d.]

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