2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2018 1:52 PM by LOC Manuscript Division

    Do you have any audio of U.S. Ambassador to England Robert W. Bingham?

    John Gregory Newbie

      I am producing an audio profile of Robert W. Bingham, who was U.S. Ambassador to England from 1933-1937), and would love to feature a recording of him speaking. Does any such material exist in the State Department Archives or other collections?

        • Re: Do you have any audio of U.S. Ambassador to England Robert W. Bingham?
          Andrew Begley Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Gregory,

          Thank you for posting your question to History Hub. It looks like this newsreel includes a clip of Ambassador Bingham speaking in 1934. He also appears in this film, although it is not clear if it includes audio of him speaking.  You can contact the Motion Picture division in College Park at mopix@nara.gov for more information on accessing these records.

          It might also be worth contacting the State Department’s Office of the Historian to see if the State Department holds any additional material: https://history.state.gov/

          Best of luck with your research!

           

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          • Re: Do you have any audio of U.S. Ambassador to England Robert W. Bingham?
            LOC Manuscript Division Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Gregory,

             

            SONIC, the catalog for the Library of Congress’ Recorded Sound collections, lists two recordings of Robert Bingham (see catalog records below). Both were broadcast on the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage in 1936. One, dated May 30, was for a radio program featuring the Memorial Day Service on board the Queen Mary. Fred Bate is the announcer and Ambassador Robert Bingham reads the service. The other consists of an interview of Robert Bingham by Fred Bate, the N.B.C. representative in England, dated May 27, 1936. For information about how to access these audio recordings, please contact the Recorded Sound Research Center.

            SONIC Catalog Record Robert Bingham Memorial Day Service

             

            Bingham 2

             

            The Manuscript Division has custody of Robert W. Bingham’s personal papers (catalog record), which are described in more detail by an online finding aid. If you are interested in conducting research with this collection as part of your research, you are welcome to visit the Manuscript Reading Room at the Library of Congress. Information about conducting research at the Library may be found on our website.

             

            I hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to reply if you have any additional questions.

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