Excerpt from United States Information Service film about the music school and festival at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts. Maestro Serge Koussevitzky conducts the Boston Symphony orchestra and a chorus in an outdoor performance during the summer of 1951. Views of the conductor, orchestra, chorus, and audience including many listening while reclining on the grass on the grounds of the institute.
A young woman opens ribbon and unwraps a gift package containing a vinyl RCA long playing record album disc of Romeo and Juliet. View she places the vinyl record on her phonograph turntable and starts playback. A film titled ' The sound and the story' shows the sound recording procedure at the Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. View of woman studying cover jacket of her new record album. Exterior view of Symphony Hall building in Boston Massachusetts in the mid 1950s. Interio view of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, circa 1956, in rehearsal under the baton of Music Director Charles Munch. The orchestra plays as a sound engineer of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) sits at a control panel. Close up view of meters on the recording console. Music being played is recorded on magnetic tapes. Close up view of reel to reel recording tape running on recording machine. Views of Maestro Munch, and various sections of the orchestra while they play. Stereophonic or stereo recording equipment configuration is shown. View of two early home stereo speakers. After the recording, Maestro Munch, smoking a cigarette, sits with the recording engineer and listens to the recording. Close up view of a RCA vinyl record spinning on a phonograph turntable.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. People walk into the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory. A sign reads ' Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory'. A woman writes on a blackboard. A man stands near a large wall map of the world and points out the locations. A radar antenna. A man with a special camera and he is seated on a platform. A man works with radar antenna. Another man writes data on the blackboard. which is received from radar stations.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A man seated behind desk take notes from charts and papers to compile statistics on atmospheric occurrences. Two military personnel carry weather balloon out of a building. A USAF (United States Air Force) personnel takes weather data. Two teletype machines. A man enters and tears teletype message from the machine and walks out. A woman prepares perforated cards on a large machine.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Several views of laboratory instruments in operation which help in conducting research. The men operates research equipment. A man operates an instrument used to study the atmospheric dielectric behavior of an ionized gas. A scientist checks the air temperature, density. A convection vacuum apparatus. A man operates a recorder and automatic reduction system. A decoder and automatic electronic typewriter. Another man studies the upper atmospheric pressure and temperature.
The geophysical activities at the Atmospheric Ionization Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Men at the laboratory operate different instruments. Views of research on the ionosphere in the laboratory. A scientist conducts a research and uses various apparatus. A model of U.S. B-29 Superfortress on top of a table with a portable laboratory. Personnel in a research laboratory as they operate an equipment. He operates electron microscope and performs experiments. A man at a blackboard as he works out mathematical problems.