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Motown Was Not Afraid

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. So many songs, so many lawsuits.  As February brings a plethora of romantic tunes to the airwaves and to people’s hearts, a copyright case recalls how one … Continue reading

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Rolling into Court

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. As Halloween approaches, our thoughts turn to candy — and court cases.  A sweet combination of both can be found in Record Group 21, the U.S. District … Continue reading

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Communications Commission Creates Confrontational and Cacophonic Court Case

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. “The following program is brought to you in living color by CBS.”  Wait.  That’s not right.  But it might have been if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) … Continue reading

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Communications Conspiracy

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. When talking about red and blue, many Americans think of the political happenings and the colors of states.  But before there were those geographic designations, red and … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: The Coupon Craze of the 1940s

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. The economy has been at the top of the newscasts, not to mention peoples’ thoughts, for several years now with no end in sight.  Although there has … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: The Lawsuit of Champions

Who knew oats could be so powerful? One Midwestern company knew their strength and did whatever it could to protect its interest in the grain and its products. Continue reading

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No Laugh-In Matter

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. “Sock it to me!”  That is, in a way, what happened to Richard Havilland.  And he never got to utter that phrase on the television show that … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: WWII Homefront and Chicago Radio

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. September 2 is not necessarily a day which will live in infamy; nevertheless it is significant in world history marking the formal end of World War II … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: Too Smart-o for Their Own Good

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. Not all crimes are worthy of great publicity. Petty thievery is commonplace, and certainly does not warrant a lot of attention.  However, some cases are considered “perfect” … Continue reading

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