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Siday, Eric (Commentator)

Eric Siday collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1979 (Approximate)
Place: New York, N.Y.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 4139
Radio advertising -- United States
Television commercials -- United States
Radio broadcasting -- Sound effects
Television broadcasting -- Sound effects
Electronic music
Computer music
Radio commercials
Television commercials
Content: Title created by cataloger based on contents of audition; date approximated.
Content: "Logo's + one sound"-- On original reel.
Content: Enclosed in container 4 pencil-written notes: 1st. "There are sounds here that would be good for Ronnie. 7/6/81." 2nd. "Good Examples of Commercials done by Eric + Erics' voice. 9/24/80." 3rd. "We have plenty of these demo tapes / Downy Flake / CBS Presents in Color / Cat Food / You Can be sure Westinghouse / CBS News Time / a good sound (no title) EXEDRIN 9/14/92." 4th. "Good Advtg Demo but ends suddenly."
Content: Five items (reel and 4 notes) have Steve Horenstein's catalog numbers 449a (reel), 449b (note 1), 449c (note 2), 449d (note 3), 449e (note 4) listed and described in "Eric Siday Archive : original tapes and soundfiles copies" and "Siday tape list (original by Alice Shields)" held by LPA.
Content: Streaming file transferred from original audio tape.
Performers: Unidentified broadcasters.
Venue: Recorded in New York between 1960s and 1970s.
Acquisition: Gift; Eric & Edith Siday Charitable Foundation, 1998.
Content: Forms part of: Eric Siday collection, *L(Special) 98-17, 99-06.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 4 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., full-track mono ; 7 in.
Examples of spoken commercials with brand identification sound effects. Includes Siday's commentary.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 953109164
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21009516
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ec69f1a0-2a0f-0136-13ee-00a93cc1394d
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Demos" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Demos" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2023.

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1960 - 1979). Demos Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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