2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2021 6:48 AM by Robin SM

    Seeking records of International Transcription Service, Inc.

    Robin SM Newbie

      In the 1970s and 1980s, the FCC utilized a company called International Transcription Services, Inc. to transcribe meetings, comparative hearings, etc.  The company had offices in Bethesda, MD; Fairfax, VA; and Gettysburg, PA. Does anyone know what happened to this company and where these transcripts might be housed now? I tried calling the phone number listed below but did not get an answer. Thanks! This page contains the phone number and address for the International Transcription Service, Inc.

        • Re: Seeking records of International Transcription Service, Inc.
          Rachael Salyer Pioneer

          Dear Robin SM,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          If you are interested in a particular meeting or hearing, for example, then there may be some records related to it in our holdings. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 4 series of records related to hearings and 9 series of records related to meetings in the Records of the Federal Communications Commission (Record Group 173) that may include transcriptions of those proceedings. These records have not been digitized. You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records. Please include as much information as possible in your inquiry, including dates, subject, specific hearings/meetings, and so forth.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We also suggest that you search the FFC's Commission Documents website for additional potentially useful resources. You may wish to contact them directly for further assistance.


          Finally, we searched the Federal Register and located numerous references to International Transcription Services and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that are as recent as 2002, and many of these references include contact information for the company that might be useful for you.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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          • Re: Seeking records of International Transcription Service, Inc.
            Robin SM Newbie

            Thank you Rachael Salyer! I still haven't been able to find ITS, Inc., but the information you provided has been most helpful.