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Professor Joy Hayes 36:183, Spring 2013
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Here are some selected reference sources. Explore Smart Search for additional titles.

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Encyclopedia of American radio, 1920-1960 - Sies, Luther F.
Call Number: Main Ref Coll PN1991.2 .S57 2000
ISBN: 0786404523
Publication Date: 2000

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio - Sterling, Christopher H.
Call Number: Main Ref Coll TK6544 .M84 2004
ISBN: 1579584292
Publication Date: 2004

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On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
Call Number: Main Reference PN1991.3 .U6 D8 1998
ISBN: 0195076788
A second copy available at: Main Library PN1991.3.U6 D8 1998

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The Great Radio Heroes
Call Number: Main Library PN1991.3.U6 H3 2001
ISBN: 0786408502

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Radio Crime Fighters - Cox, Jim
Call Number: Main Reference Collection PN1991.8.D47 C69 2002
ISBN: 0786413905

Same Time--Same Stations
Call Number: Main Reference PN1991.3 .U6 L32 1996
ISBN: 0816028621

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Historical dictionary of old-time radio - Reinehr, Robert C.
ISBN: 0810857804
Publication Date: 2008

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Radio Drama - Grams, Martin
Call Number: Main Reference Collection PN1991.9 .G73 2000
ISBN: 078640051X

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Historical dictionary of American radio soap operas - Cox, Jim
ISBN: 081085323X
Publication Date: 2005

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Lux presents Hollywood : a show-by-show history of the Lux radio theatre and the Lux video theatre, 1934-1957 - Billips, Connie J.
ISBN: 089950938X
Publication Date: 1995


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