McCurdy, Dennis L. A Guide to the Dennis L. McCurdy Papers MG 42

A Guide to the Dennis L. McCurdy Papers MG 42


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Mel Frizzell

Repository
Community Collections
Identification
MG 42
Title
Dennis L. McCurdy Papers 1977-1979, undated Date acquired: 11/12/1979
URL:
Archon Finding Aid location
Quantity
0.40 Linear Feet
Quantity
One Hollinger document case boxes
Creator
McCurdy, Dennis L.
Language
English .
Abstract
Dennis McCurdy was a radio news broadcaster for WPMH News and Public Affairs. Contains reel to reel audiotapes of interviews, speeches, and events regarding politics.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Dennis L. McCurdy

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A79-56


Biographical or Historical Information

Dennis McCurdy attended the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where he received his Bachelor of Science from Joseph M. Bryan School of Business. He is either from or lived in Reidsville, NC. McCurdy was an adjunct instructor at Tidewater Community College-Chesapeake, around 2000. He was a social studies teacher in Norfolk for 18 years. He first got into radio as president of the Education Association when he approached WPMH about getting a program on the air where he stayed for four years. Later he hosted the "Saturday Night Dance Party" on WGH. He joined WFOS in 1983, taking over as program director the same year. He was also a radio instructor for WFOS AM/Chesapeake Public Schools. WFOS first aired in 1955 in the Oscar F. Smith High School, and covers national news via the Mutual Broadcasting System, city government, weather, and high school sports. The station stays on air 365 days a year from 6am to midnight. Notes: WPMH News is now a Christian music station (1010 AM, Portsmouth).

Note written by Mel Frizzell

Scope and Contents

This collection contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of interviews, speeches, and events regarding politics. Included are speeches and interviews of Henry Howell, Andrew Pickens Miller, G. Conoly Phillips, Pat Robertson, Chuck Robb, and Gerald R. Ford. Two tapes of note are a press conference of United States Senator S.I. Hayakawa from California in which he discusses the energy crisis of the late 1970s and the SALT Treaty, and a press conference of Ronald Reagan in Roanoke, Virginia during his campaign for the Presidency in 1979.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Carter, Jimmy (1924-)
  • Cooke, John Warren (1915-)
  • Dalton, John N.
  • Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006)
  • Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé) (1906-1992)
  • Howell, Henry E. (Henry Evans) (1920-1997)
  • Miller, Andrew P. (Andrew Pickens) (1932-)
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (1913-1994)
  • Phillips, George Conoly (1931-2020)
  • Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004)
  • Robb, Charles S. (1913-2001)
  • Robertson, Pat (1930-)
  • United States--Politics and government--20th century
  • Virginia--Politics and government
  • Virginia. General Assembly
  • Whitehurst, G. William (1925-)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Carter, Jimmy (1924-)
  • Cooke, John Warren (1915-)
  • Dalton, John N.
  • Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006)
  • Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé) (1906-1992)
  • Howell, Henry E. (Henry Evans) (1920-1997)
  • McCurdy, Dennis L.
  • Miller, Andrew P. (Andrew Pickens) (1932-)
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (1913-1994)
  • Phillips, George Conoly (1931-2020)
  • Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004)
  • Robb, Charles S. (1913-2001)
  • Robertson, Pat (1930-)
  • Whitehurst, G. William (1925-)

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States--Politics and government--20th century
  • Virginia--Politics and government

Container List

Mixed Materials box: 1 Box 1
Box 1
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 1
    Tape 517 - Andrew Miller
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 517 - Andrew Miller, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 2
    Tape 529 - General Assembly
    1979
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 529 - General Assembly, 1979, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 3
    Tape 532 - General Assembly
    1979
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 532 - General Assembly, 1979, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 4
    Tape 533 - Election Returns, John Dalton
    1978
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 533 - Election Returns, John Dalton, 1978, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 5
    Tape 537 - Dalton Interview
    1979 February 10
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 537 - Dalton Interview, 1979 February 10, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 6
    Tape 546 - Nixon's Checkers Speech
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 546 - Nixon's Checkers Speech, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 7
    Tape 555 - Carter at JJ Dinner
    1979
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 555 - Carter at JJ Dinner, 1979, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 8
    Tape 557 - Kemp at Virginia Republican Convention, Dalton, Reagan
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 557 - Kemp at Virginia Republican Convention, Dalton, Reagan, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 9
    Tape 568 - Powell
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 568 - Powell, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 10
    Tape 569 - Davis
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 569 - Davis, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 11
    Tape 570 - Coleman
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 570 - Coleman, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 12
    Tape 576 - G. William Whitehurst
    1979 August 27
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 576 - G. William Whitehurst, 1979 August 27, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 13
    Tape 580 - Gerald Ford, William and Mary
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 580 - Gerald Ford, William and Mary, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 14
    Tape 79-9 - Perspective: President Ford in Norfolk, Campaign
    1978
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 79-9 - Perspective: President Ford in Norfolk, Campaign, 1978, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 15
    Tape 80-1 - S.I. Hayakawa
    undated
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 80-1 - S.I. Hayakawa, undated, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 16
    Tape 80-6 - Henry Howell, Perspective
    1979
    Preferred Citation

    Tape 80-6 - Henry Howell, Perspective, 1979, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1 Item 17
    Tape - Henry Howell - Election Night, November 8, 1977; June 1978 Democratic Convention
    1977-1978
    Scope and Contents

    Includes Interview with Chuck Robb, and Speeches by Howell, Pat Robertson, John Warren Cooke, Conoly Phillips

    Preferred Citation

    Tape - Henry Howell - Election Night, November 8, 1977; June 1978 Democratic Convention, 1977-1978, Box 1, Dennis L. McCurdy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.