Iowa Archives Turns 8 with a Call For More Sound

May 19, 2015

Famed Iowa broadcaster Jack Shelley (left) at an Iowa Broadcast News Association convention with Iowa Archives Producer Rick Fredericksen, date unknown. The Iowa Archives featuring Shelley covering an atomic bomb test remains one of the series most popular segments.
Credit Photo Courtesy of Rick Fredericksen

The Iowa Public Radio series Iowa Archives turns 8 this year and the project's producer, IPR's Rick Fredericksen, has tapped a lot of what's readily available and he's asking listeners for any old sound they might have. Fredericksen recaps some of Iowa Archive's highlights with Morning Edition Host Clay Masters. 

Fredericksen will host an hour special featuring the best of Iowa Archives music on Memorial Day at 10 a.m.  

If you have some audio Rick might find interesting, e-mail him at