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The Rise of Radio - correspondence & publicity, 2005-2007

 unspecified — Box: 15, Folder: 372

Scope and Contents note

From the Sub-Series:

Notes, correspondence and publicity related to Alfred Balk's published books. Balk began writing and editing books after his freelance period in Chicago; his first book, The Religion Business (1968), grew from an article he wrote for Harper's detailing the tax exemptions enjoyed by religious organizations. He published another six books intermittently over the next forty years, covering issues in journalism and American economics, as well as a general history of radio and efforts to save a historic movie theater in Syracuse, NY.


  • Creation: 2005-2007


Conditions Governing Access

The Alfred Balk papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Conditions Governing Audiovisual Access

Some audiovisual recordings in this collection have been digitized. Researchers may access materials in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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