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Children’s Circle; Nite Comes Sooner

10/30/1952

Children’s Circle with Nancy Harper Produced by Nancy Harper and Ray Wilding White in WGBH Studios and prepared under the supervision of the Nursery Training School of Boston, Tufts College Program #6 - Night Comes Sooner; Fall themes; “ Children of Light”; drawing exercise; Why Leaves Fall [Woman’s voice with piano & harpsichord accompaniment] Transcribed by the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council Dates: 10/3/1952; 9/19/1966; Aired: Mon. 10/10/1966 4:30p NOTE: Engineer/Producer notation “ RL - MM ” on the box differs from the credits on the tape. Maybe from ‘60s dub & re-air?


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Series
Children’s Circle
Program
Nite Comes Sooner
Program Number

6

Series Description

Daily children's radio series hosted by Nancy Harper (later Creshkoff) of the Nursery Training School, Tufts College. The series, aimed at 3-5 year olds, featured songs, storytelling, and other activities, and was originally conceived as a series based on educational principles and proven teaching methods. Unique for its time and in a marked departure from other children's programs of the day that had little educational merit.

Series was produced from 1951-1955, by different producers including: Ralph Tangney, Jack Summerfield, and Ray Wilding-White. Initially referred to as "Children's Corner" in WGBH Program Guide for week of 10/7/1951. Series release date: 10/8/1951

Program Description

Daily children's radio series hosted by Nancy Harper (later Creshkoff) of the Nursery Training School, Tufts College. The series, aimed at 3-5 year olds, featured songs, storytelling, and other activities, and was originally conceived as a series based on educational principles and proven teaching methods. Unique for its time and in a marked departure from other children's programs of the day that had little educational merit.

Series was produced from 1951-1955, by different producers including: Ralph Tangney, Jack Summerfield, and Ray Wilding-White. Initially referred to as "Children's Corner" in WGBH Program Guide for week of 10/7/1951.

Duration

00:27:28

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Genres
Educational
Children's
Citation
Chicago: “Children’s Circle; Nite Comes Sooner,” 10/30/1952, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9E4A39E6EFF4BF09057A398D52225DB.
MLA: “Children’s Circle; Nite Comes Sooner.” 10/30/1952. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9E4A39E6EFF4BF09057A398D52225DB>.
APA: Children’s Circle; Nite Comes Sooner. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9E4A39E6EFF4BF09057A398D52225DB
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