Scope and Content of Collection
The Dick Dorrance papers cover the years 1940 to 1945. The bulk of the collection dates from April 1940 to January 1944. It documents the work he did for FM Broadcasters, Inc., the Office of War Information, and the Broadcasters' Victory Council. Types of documents in the collection include FMBI newsletters, BVC newsletters, Radio Background Material and an Information Guide published by the OWI, and various speeches and memos written by Dorrance. The bulk of the material relates to the rise of FM broadcasting and the role broadcasters and radio could play in the war effort.