Dick Summer Audio Collection
Scope and Content
A 4-disc compilation (produced over a ten year period) representing the best of Dick Summer's stylized poetry readings and narrative "story telling" radio presentations from the 1960s through the present. The distinctive voice and writing talents of Dick Summer are preserved for research purposes to be accessed and used by journalism and broadcasting students, as well as the general public, interested in varied announcing styles and an overview of radio and television cultural history.
- Summer, Dick. (Person)
The collection is open for listening and research, but researchers should speak with the curator prior to using the materials in order to reserve a listening station.
An iconic and immediately recognizable voice in the history of broadcasting, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio personality Dick Summer has left his mark in major media markets (Boston and New York City) and on NBC Radio. His "comfortable and familiar" voice and style have been showcased through national radio and television advertising campaigns (Binder and Binder, etc.) and his LOVIN TOUCH books of poetry have been published by Random House and Bantam Books. In addition to his contributions to the golden era of rock and roll music radio of the 1960s, Dick Summer also hosted popular and memorable late night radio programming (LOVIN TOUCH, etc.) showcasing his poetry and distinctive "raw silk" voice talents. He and his wife, Barbara Summer, head Dick Summer Communications (advertising, consulting publishing, commercial production, marketing, etc.) in Pocopson, Pennsylvania.
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Collection of audio compact discs (CDs) featuring the spoken word readings and narrations ("personal audios") of legendary radio personality, voice artist, poet, writer and "story teller" Dick Summer.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Donated by Dick Summer in 2012.
- A Guide to the Dick Summer Audio Collection
- Finding aid created by Jim Liversidge
- August 2013
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- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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- Description is written in English.
Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America