Microphones: "What's in the Box?" Box 3-Object #3

What's in the Box? Join me as I explore one of the artifacts found in Box #3. This week: Microphones


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Museum artifacts have many stories they can tell! You can explore what materials they are made of, how they were made, who made them, how they were used, or how they changed society – and so much more! Think of this video as the abridged history behind microphones, where I explore just a few chapters of its story.


I challenge you to look at the objects around you and think about all the stories they have to tell!


This video is part of our "What's in the Box" series, so check-out the playlist for "What's in the Box: Box #3" to see more abridged object histories, as well as behind-the-scenes museum work.


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Extra Credit:


MICROPHONES

https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/scl/exhibits/show/steel_vintage_mics

https://www.radioblvd.com/BCMICS.htm

http://www.coutant.org/contents.html


EARLY RECORDINGS

Enrico Caruso: https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-131591/


"Livery Stable Blues" by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band: https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-186254/


Music from the 1800s: https://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/?dates=1800/1899&fa=original-format:sound+recording


Music from the early 1900s: https://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/?dates=1910/1919&fa=original-format:sound+recording


Music from the 1920s: https://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/?dates=1920/1929&fa=original-format:sound+recording



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Music in video:

"Autumn Day" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Latch Swing_-_01_-_Hungaria

Attribution - No Commercial Use - Sharing under the Same Terms 2.0 France (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR). Clipped.


Latch Swing_-_06_-_Swing_39

Attribution - No Commercial Use - Sharing under the Same Terms 2.0 France (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR)


"Rolling at 5 - 210" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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Video clips used:

“On the Air: The Story of Radio Broadcasting” by Westinghouse

Prelinger Archives on Archive.org


"On the Air, By General Motors, 1937," Prelinger Archives on Archive.org


"How to Use the Dial Phone" by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T), Prelinger Archives on archive.org


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Intro and end graphics: Ryan Mealiffe

Research completed with the help of wonderful Campbell Museums volunteers!

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