George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show records R0131 George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show

George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show records R0131

George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show


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George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center

Fenwick Library, MS2FL
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
speccoll@gmu.edu
URL: https://scrc.gmu.edu

Greta Kuriger Suiter

Repository
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Identification
R0131
Title
George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show records1980-1984
URL:
http://sca.gmu.edu/finding_aids/gmufranklyspeaking.html
Quantity
9 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Creator
George Mason University
Language
English .
Abstract
The "Frankly Speaking" radio show collection consists of production files, open reel recordings of the shows, digital copies on both DVD and a hard drive, and a small number of show recordings on cassette tapes.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Preferred Citation note

George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show records, Collection #R0131, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by University Relations to Special Collections and Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in September 2012 by Greta Kuriger Suiter.


Historical Information

The "Frankly Speaking" radio show was produced and aired at George Mason University from 1980 to 1984. Most shows were approximately 15 minutes in length, featured a guest speaker, and highlighted local or contemporary issues.

Scope and Content

The "Frankly Speaking" radio show collection consists of production files, open reel recordings of the shows, digital copies on both DVD and a hard drive, and a small number of show recordings on cassette tapes. This collection is divided into four series based on material type.

The first series consists of the paper documents. These paper files contain scheduling, show topic, and guest appearance information for each broadcast. The files are arranged chronologically by broadcast date.

The second series consists of open reel tapes with original recordings from the radio show broadcasts. The files are arranged alphabetically by show title.

The third series consists of three audiotape cassettes with copies of three separate programs.

The fourth series consists of digital duplicates created in 2012 from the open reel tapes of the original broadcast. The open reel audio is stored on nine compact discs and an external hard drive. The files are arranged chronologically by broadcast date.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series based on material type. The first series consists of paper materials created for each broadcast that outline show topics and guest appearances. This series is arranged chronologically. The second series consists of open reel tapes with original recordings from the radio show broadcasts. This series is arranged alphabetically by show title. The third series is digital duplicates created in 2012 from the open reel tapes of the original broadcast. The open reel audio was saved as MP3s and is stored on nine compact discs and an external hard drive. Broadcasts are arranged chronologically on the compact discs.

This collection is arranged into three series based on material type. Series one and three are arranged chronologically. The second series is arranged alphabetically by show title.

Missing Title Series 1: Production papers, 1980-1984 (Boxes 1-3) Series 2: Open reel recordings, 1980-1984 (Boxes 3-17) Series 3: Audiotape cassettes, 1982-1983 (Box 17) Series 4: Digital duplicates, 2012 (Box 18)

Related Material

Special Collections & Archives also holds the archives of George Mason University.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • George Mason University
  • Health
  • Mental health services
  • Performing arts
  • Sound recordings.
  • Transportation -- United States -- Planning
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

Container List

Series 1: Production papers
0 Linear Feet (2.5 boxes)
1980-1984
Scope and Content

This series consists of paper materials created for each broadcast that outline show topics and guest appearances. This series is arranged chronologically.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1
    Material from first radio show #1
    October 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 2
    Material for second radio show #2
    October-November 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 3
    Material for third radio show #3
    October 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 4
    Material for fourth radio show #4
    October-November 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 5
    Material for radio show #5
    November 3-10, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 6
    Material for radio show #6
    November 14-20, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    Material for show #7
    November 14-24, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 8
    Show #8 crime and shoplifting in the suburbs
    December 5-8, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 9
    Show #9 the inflation syndrome: which way is up?
    November 26-December 12, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 10
    Show #10 survival of the teenage parent
    December 18-22, 1980
  • Text box: 1 folder: 11
    Show #11 and #12 the effects of alcoholism (part I and II)
    December 17, 1980-January 9, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 12
    Show #13 (this show was held up)
    January 1931
  • Text box: 1 folder: 13
    Black history month at GMU, John M. Jones #14
    January 23, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    Black history month at GMU, George Walker #15
    January 22-February 3, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 15
    Benjamin Hooks interview #16
    February 13, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    Alcoholism (part II) #17
    February 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 17
    Art in the Community, Juanita Passmore and Sandy Sweitzer #18
    February 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 18
    Consumer affairs #19
    March 2, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    Art and GMU show #20
    March 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 20
    The aging process show #21
    March 13-16, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    The family abuse show #22
    March 20-23, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    The psychology of it all #23
    March 31, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 23
    Financial aid #24
    April 3, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Quality of education in public schools
    April 28, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    International affairs #26
    April 24-May 8, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Cardiac rehabilitation #27
    May 11-14, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Black history month at GMU, Frank Matthews #28
    May 19, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Understanding the Virginia General Assembly #29
    May 22, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 29
    Job hunting / career planning #30
    May 29, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 30
    The energy crisis #31
    April 22-June 9, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 31
    Utilizing your university #32
    June 12-17, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 32
    Male / female relationships #33
    June 22, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 33
    What price clean air #34
    June 15-30, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 34
    Teaching teachers #35
    July 6-7, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 35
    The parkway, when, why, where #36
    July 1-13, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 36
    Cederhostel #37
    July 16-21, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 37
    Mainstreaming help attendance to the handicapped child for the teacher #38
    July 24-28, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 38
    Home birth - an alternative #39
    July 22-31, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 39
    The man who killed English #40
    August 7, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 40
    Exercise: Is it bad for your health #41
    August 13-14, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 41
    George Mason: That face on the stamp #42
    August 21-25, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 42
    Hospice movement I and II #43
    August 19-September 10, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 43
    City water systems, is it fit to drink #44
    September 9, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 44
    Social security: Does it have a future #45
    August 28-September 15, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 45
    How to publish the great American novel and other lesser works #46
    September 21, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 46
    Women in politics #47
    September 15-28, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 47
    Religion in politics: The effect of the moral majority #48
    October 6-7, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 48
    The courts and your kids: keeping them apart #49
    October 1-12, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 49
    Peers: Friends of foes - a look at peer influences #50
    October 19, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 50
    Writing for business or the business of writing #51
    October 26, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 51
    Learning English as a foreign language #52
    October 13-November 2, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 52
    Barter theatre: A new stage in Northern Virginia #53
    November 9-10, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 53
    Winterizing your home #54
    November 17, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 54
    How to find the perfect employee #55
    November 24, 1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 55
    Margaret Atwood: Feminism in poetry and prose #57
    December 1, 1981
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1
    Project for the study of young children #58
    December 7, 1981
  • Text box: 2 folder: 2
    How to fight the hew day piles #59
    November 24-December 14, 1981
  • Text box: 2 folder: 3
    Oral history and folk tales #60
    December 21, 1981
  • Text box: 2 folder: 4
    Math anxiety #61
    December 21-23, 1981
  • Text box: 2 folder: 5
    Volunteering: The backbone of the community #62
    December 1981-January 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 6
    Poets, writers, and teachers #63
    January 13, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 7
    "Going to college": An experience in high finance #64
    January 19, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 8
    Journal writing: Your life in review #65
    January 25-26, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 9
    In honor of Black History Month: "Black doll exhibit" #66
    February 2-22, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 10
    Focus on GMU's Center for Conflict Resolution #67
    February 9, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 11
    Images of Blacks in the media #68
    February 16, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 12
    Health: Your choice for the future #69
    February 5-23, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 13
    Older adults and their need of protection #70
    February - March 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 14
    The FDR years: A new deal for the arts #71
    February - March 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 15
    The draft: Registration and your rights #72
    March 15-16, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 16
    The writing conference - Can good writing be taught? #73
    March 22, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 17
    Job burn-out #74
    January - April 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 18
    Nuclear arms freeze: Protecting the future of mankind #75
    April 13, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 19
    Thinking the unthinkable: Surviving the nuclear war #76
    April 7-20, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 20
    The medical profession: Can doctors play God #77
    April 19-26, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 21
    Writing at work...on working at your writing #78
    May 4-5, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 22
    Search for tomorrow: How to find a job after four years of college #79
    May 11-12, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 23
    A look at summer youth camps #80
    May 14-18, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 24
    Romance in the supermarket #81
    May 25, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 25
    Friendships #82
    May - June 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 26
    Learning about right, wrong, and the new right #83
    June 7-9, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 27
    Mothers without custody #84
    June 15, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 28
    Neighbor crime watch #85
    June 15-18, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 29
    The insanity pleas: What is its future #86
    June 29, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 30
    Pet psychology I #87
    June - July 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 31
    Pet psychology II #88
    July 16, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 32
    Tackling the writing problem in Virginia #89
    July 27, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 33
    Acting with the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) #90
    August 2, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 34
    Life after 60 #91
    August 3, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 35
    Digging out history in Virginia #92
    August 5, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 36
    Math anxiety #93
    August 19, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 37
    George Mason University's program in conflict management #94
    August 30, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 38
    Alcoholism rehabilitation: A study #95
    September 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 39
    Growing old in America #96
    September 9, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 40
    Nutrition: Fact or fad #97
    September 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 41
    Youth suicide; Grief #98 and #99
    September - October 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 42
    High technology and higher education: A practical partnership #100
    September 27-October 12, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 43
    Nutrition and dieting #101
    October 5-12, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 44
    Preschool tips #102
    October 14-25, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 45
    Stress and its effects on health #103
    October 26-November 2, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 46
    Factors force new trends in higher education #104
    November 9-14, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 47
    Re-air
    November 21, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 48
    The end of the Byrd machine #106
    November 22-28, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 49
    Tenants rights and landlords responsibilities #107
    November - December 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 50
    Play things as learning tools #108
    November - December 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 51
    Economics and electioneering #109
    December 6-14, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 52
    Creation science: Bible as Darwin #110
    December 20, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 53
    The art of debate #111
    December 22, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 54
    Oral history and folk tales #112
    December 20, 1982
  • Text box: 2 folder: 55
    William Styron, novelist and Virginian #113
    January 6-12, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 56
    Financial aid story - 1983 #114
    January 17, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 57
    The role of the artist #115
    January 24, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 58
    In celebration of Black history #116
    February 2, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 59
    Images of Blacks in the media #117
    February 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 60
    Re-aired: How to find the perfect employee #118
    February 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 61
    Effects of malnutrition #119
    February 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 62
    Revival of the Federal Theatre Project #120
    March 2, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 63
    Older adults and their need for protection (re-aired from March 5, 1982) #121
    March 8, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 64
    Science and the female sex #122
    March 15, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 65
    Antitrust and the way it affects small business #123
    March 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 66
    National regional sports clinic #124
    March 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 67
    Nutrition: Fact of fad #125
    April 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 68
    The job search: 1983 #126
    April 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 69
    Signals: A winner in American college dance festival #127
    April 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 70
    Revolution in general education #128
    May 1, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 71
    Teen parenting #129
    May 3-11, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 72
    How to choose a good preschool #130
    May 11, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 73
    The crisis in education - is it real? #131
    May 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 74
    Sports and high finance #132
    May 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 75
    Science and the female sex #133
    June 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 76
    Art in public places #134
    June 9, 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 77
    Development in childrens books #135
    June 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 78
    The locations for legal services #137
    June 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 79
    Buying a personal computer #138
    July 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 80
    Acid rain #139
    July 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 81
    Mental illness in the media #140
    July 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 82
    Law and lawyers #141
    July 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 83
    Children and television #142
    August 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 84
    Coping with stress #143
    August 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 85
    Growing old in America (re-aired from September 1982) #144
    August 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 86
    Long term adjustment in primary school #147
    September 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 87
    Effects of malnutrition (re-aired from February 6, 1983) #148
    October 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 88
    George Mason University arts explosion #149
    October 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 89
    Adult illiteracy in Virginia #150
    October 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 90
    U.S. - China relations #151
    October 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 91
    Art and culture in Canada and the U.S. #152
    October 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 92
    One gin game #153
    November 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 93
    Gender stereotyping in comic strips #154
    November 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 94
    Trap and skeet #155
    November 1983
  • Text box: 2 folder: 95
    Consumer behavior #156
    November 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 1
    The Chesapeake Bay #157
    December 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 2
    Phobias: Fact and fancy #158
    December 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 3
    Richard Wagner: A musical revolutionary #159
    December 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 4
    Diet and exercise for the holidays #160
    December 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 5
    George Orwell and 1984 #161
    December 1983
  • Text box: 3 folder: 6
    Managing public policy in the Reagan White House #162
    January 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 7
    Make your money work for you #163
    January 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 8
    Labor reform legislation pending in Congress #164
    January 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 9
    Washington independent writers #165
    January 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 10
    The legitimate use of force in diplomacy #166
    February 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 11
    Youth sports: Is early competition healthy? #167
    February 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 12
    The Russian people: What are they really like? #168
    February 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 13
    Medical ethics #169
    February 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 14
    Theatre (air dates February 25 and 27, 1983) #170
    February 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 15
    The psychology of sports (air dates March 10 and 12, 1984) #171
    March 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 16
    Developing the childrens book (master) (re-aired #135 from March 17 and 19, 1984) #172
    March 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 17
    Mental health in the media #173
    March 1984
  • Text box: 3 folder: 18
    Children and television (re-aired from April 2, 1984 and August 7, 1983) #174
    April 1984
Series 2: Open reel recordings
0 Linear Feet (14.5 boxes)
1980-1984
Scope and Content

This series consists of open reel tapes with original recordings from the radio show broadcasts. This series is arranged alphabetically by show title.

Series 3: Audiotape cassettes
1982-1983
(1 folder)
Scope and Contents

This series consists of three audiotape cassettes with copies of three programs.

  • Audio box: 17 folder: 6
    Effects of malnutrition
    March 6, 1983
    Scope and Contents

    Copied on May 2, 1983.

  • Audio box: 17 folder: 6
    Stress and its effects on health
    November 7, 1982
    Scope and Contents

    Copied on May 2, 1983.

  • Audio box: 17 folder: 6
    Frankly Speaking Turnage parents
    undated
Series 4: Digital duplicates
0 Linear Feet (1 box)
1980-1984
Scope and Content

This series consists of digital duplicates created in 2012 from the open reel tapes of the original broadcast. The open reel audio was saved as MP3s and is stored on nine compact discs and an external hard drive. Broadcasts are arranged chronologically on the compact discs.

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1980-1981
    Scope and Content

    Disc 1 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19800627, 19801019, 19801026, 19801109, 19801111, 19801116, 19801123, 19801207, 19801214, 19801221, 198010103, 19810104, 19810113, 19810201, 19810208, 19810215, 19810301, 19810308

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1981
    Scope and Content

    Disc 2 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19810315, 19810322, 19810329, 19810405, 19810412, 19810503-1, 19810503-2, 19810517, 19810524, 19810531, 19810607, 19810613, 19810628, 19810705, 19810712, 19810719, 19810726, 19810802

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1981
    Scope and Content

    Disc 3 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19810816, 19810823, 19810830, 19810913, 19810920, 19810927, 19811004, 19811008-1, 19811008-2, 19811011, 19811018, 19811025, 19811028, 19811101, 19811108, 19811115, 19811122, 19811129

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1981-1982
    Scope and Content

    Disc 4 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19811206, 19811220, 19811227, 19820110, 19820111, 19820117, 19820124, 19820131, 19820207, 19820214, 19820221, 19820228, 19820314, 19820321, 19820328, 19820404, 19820407, 19820410

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1982
    Scope and Content

    Disc 5 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19820418, 19820425, 19820502, 19820509, 19820516, 19820523, 19820530, 19820606, 19820613, 19820620, 19820711, 19820718, 19820725, 19820801, 19820808, 19820809, 19820515, 19820822

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1982-1983
    Scope and Content

    Disc 6 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19820905, 19820906, 19820912, 19821004, 19821010, 19821017, 19821031, 19821107, 19821114, 19821128, 19821205, 19821212, 19821219, 19821226, 19830102, 19830116, 19830123, 19830130-1

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1983
    Scope and Content

    Disc 7 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19830130-2, 19830130-3, 19830306, 19830320, 19830323, 19830403, 19830417, 19830424, 19830501, 19830508, 19830515, 19830522, 19830529, 19830606, 19830612, 19830619, 19830626, 19830710

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1983
    Scope and Content

    Disc 8 of 9. Contains 18 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19830724, 19830731, 19830802, 19830807, 19830807, 19830816, 19830911, 19830925, 19831009, 19831023, 19831023-2, 19831025, 19831030, 19831113, 19831121, 19831126, 19831203, 19831210

  • Audio box: 18
    Compact disc of MP3s of original open reel audio
    1983-1984
    Scope and Content

    Disc 9 of 9. Contains 12 MP3s in chronological order (year, month, day): 19831217, 19831226, 19831231, 19840104, 19840107, 19840121, 19840128, 19840204, 19840220, 19840227, 19840312, no date

  • Audio box: 18
    G Drive mini external hard drive
    1980-1984
    Scope and Content

    Contains digital duplicates of the open reel audio "Frankly Speaking" radio shows 1980-1984