"Identitones" : sounds that accompany radio stations logos

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"Identitones" : sounds that accompany radio stations logos
Siday, Eric (Composer)
Siday, Eric (Commentator)

Eric Siday collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1979 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 4138
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: "Siday 7/15/65 CBS News"-- On front of original container.
Content: "CBS Color Logo "letters" version revised 7/14 Eric Siday"-- On back of original container.
Content: "Identitones. Don't erase"-- On original reel.
Content: Enclosed in container 3 pencil written notes: 1st. "This box contains Logo's." 2nd. "This is a very good Logo Tape. 1/16/95." 3rd. "This is a copy of Eric to do with Logos. We have many copies. Various Stations. 7 1/2 ips. 8/20/92."
Content: Four items (reel and 3 notes) have Steve Horenstein's catalog numbers 437a (reel), 437b (note 1), 437c (note 2), 437d (note 3) 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: Eric Siday, commentator. Unidentified broadcasters.
Venue: Recorded in New York in 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 6 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., full-track mono ; 7 in.
Siday presents sounds and tones (identitones, as he calls them) he composed to accompany various radio stations (examples of CBS, Columbus, Baltimore radios, etc.) logos and a variety of services they provide such as news, sports, traffic and weather reports, advertisements, and others.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 953109385
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21009514
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2e549a20-2a12-0136-b270-55e7da1bd5b8
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. ""Identitones" " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960 - 1979. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fcf6ef20-3b97-0134-34ee-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. ""Identitones" " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fcf6ef20-3b97-0134-34ee-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1960 - 1979). "Identitones" Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fcf6ef20-3b97-0134-34ee-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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