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Lost And Found Sound: AT&T Archives

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Lost And Found Sound: AT&T Archives

Lost & Found Sound

Lost And Found Sound: AT&T Archives

Lost And Found Sound: AT&T Archives

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Art Silverman, as part of our year-long collaborative venture between NPR and independent producers, explores the sonic landscape saved by the AT&T archives. Among the artifacts at the Warren, New Jersey site are thousands of hours of movies, radio shows, and other sound that what was once our nation's near-monopoly telephone company made to portray itself. The strong, confident image of what came to be called Ma Bell was supported by dramatic rendering of service and community service. AT&T Historian Sheldon Hochheiser serves as tour guide.