Rest Of The News Records And Tape Recordings, 1970-1977.

Collection Number: 3838

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Rest of the News records and tape recordings, 1970-1977.
Collection Number:
3838
Creator:
Rest of the News (Organization).
Quantity:
61.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Audio Recordings, Correspondence, Printed Materials, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes audio tapes, source material, correspondence, research files, account books, and lists of donors.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Rest of the News was a radical radio news group formed in Ithaca, New York in 1971. The group produced 10-15 minute broadcasts following the regular news on WVBR in Ithaca, focusing on significant current topics such as the Attica Prison rebellion of 1971, the liberation movement in Zimbabwe, the Native American movement, the War in Vietnam, and other issues. Broadcasts included interviews with leading participants in these events interwoven with a script and music. By 1973, ROTN was reaching radio stations across the country and launched a weekly national subscription service for its news tapes. An internal split in 1975 led to the moving of ROTN and its files and tapes to New York City in the middle of the night. The more radical New York contingent continued broadcasting for about a year, but its strident, rhetorical style caused radio stations to cancel the service, and the New York program folded.
The Ithaca faction had meanwhile reorganized and, within a year of the split, began broadcasting again. The Ithaca program lasted two years longer than the New York program, but it folded, in part due to lack of outside support.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes audio tapes, source material, correspondence, research files, account books, and lists of donors. Includes material on the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans, the American Indian movement and Wounded Knee, the Attica Prison revolt, and other issues of the 1970s.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Rest of the News (Organization).

Subjects:
Indians.
Indians of North America.
Prison riots--New York (State)--Attica.
Radicalism.
Radio broadcasting.
Radio in politics.
Radio in propaganda.
Radio journalism.
Veterans.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Places:
Wounded Knee (S.D).--History--Indian occupation, 1973.
Zimbabwe--History--1965-1980.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Rest of the News records and tape recordings, #3838. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
An additional list of some of the tapes can be found here, starting on page 136: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/pdf_guides/Tape_Recording_Inventory.pdf