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Recording by: WRUF

Title: Lester Hale reads the “Christmas Carol”

Dates: December 16, 1957

Duration: 0:60:67

File name : WRUF 10

Identification: Tape Recording 118


Originally recorded on three reel to reel tapes at 7.5 ips

Digitally reformatted on February 20, 2008


For a period of forty or more years the reading of the “Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was an annual event at the University of Florida. The event was sponsored by Sigma Nu and Dean of Students Lester Hale did the reading in the 1950s and 1960s.  This recording is from December 16, 1957 and it was held in the University Auditorium.  The Anderson Memorial organ, played by the University Organist Claude Murphre, is heard at intervals during the reading. 






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