Fred Waring’s America documents 20th century American popular culture through song, radio, movies and television performance. The large-scale collection provides primary source material for researchers, musicians and music educators, orchestra and choral conductors, documentary filmmakers, golden-age radio enthusiasts as well as media and cultural historians.
Listeners can link via http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/psu.edu.2125864609 or they can follow these steps:
1. Go to https://itunes.psu.edu/
2. Log in as a Penn State use or a guest (wait for iTunes to launch)
3. Select Penn State Podcast Shows
4. Select Fred Waring Collection
New podcasts will be added, on or around the 15th of the month. The podcasts will feature clips from the collection's vast archive of 25,000 recordings on disc, wire, tape, kinescope and video. The recordings cover every radio and television broadcast made by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians from 19331960; concert recordings; reference recordings of Fred Waring music workshop sessions and concerts; and other miscellaneous performances, appearances and interviews, including recent interviews with famous cartoonists who spent time at Waring's golf resort every summer from the late 1940s through 1970s.