Cavalcade of America

October 9, 1935 to March 31, 1953
782 episodes known to exist
Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, http://oldtimeradio-in-tx. homedns. org/otr/cavalcade%20of%20america4/ and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. More on Wikipedia
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October 9, 1935 
No Turning Back 
Walter Hampton Goof in opening - Forgot to turn on announcer's mic. 
29:50 

 
October 9, 1935 
No Turning Back 
Walter Hampton This is an hour-long version with Bell Telephone as the sponsor. I have no other details 
56:00 

 
October 16, 1935 
Will to Conquer Distance 
Franchot Tone. 
29:40 

 
October 23, 1935 
Spirit of Competition 
 
29:30 

 
October 30, 1935 
The Will to Rebuild 
Frank Quimby 
29:40 

 
November 6, 1935 
Faith in Education 
 
29:40 

 
November 13, 1935 
Women's Emancipation 
Fay Bainter 
29:40 

 
November 20, 1935 
Willingness to Share 
 
29:40 

 
November 27, 1935 
Community Self Reliance 
 
29:40 

 
December 4, 1935 
Heroism in Medical Science 
 
29:37 

 
10 
December 11, 1935 
The Will to Explore 
 
29:47 

 
11 
December 18, 1935 
Defiance of Nature 
 
29:40 

 
12 
December 25, 1935 
The Humanitarian Urge 
 
29:40 

 
13 
January 1, 1936 
Declaration of Independence 
 
29:40 

 
14 
January 8, 1936 
Women in Public Service 
 
29:40 

 
15 
January 15, 1936 
Building and Architecture 
Local news at end. 
29:40 

 
16 
January 22, 1936 
Speed and Words 
 
29:40 

 
17 
January 29, 1936 
Enterprise 
 
29:40 

 
18 
February 5, 1936 
Loyalty to Family 
 
29:40 

 
19 
February 12, 1936 
Abraham Lincoln 
 
29:40 

 
20 
February 19, 1936 
The Bridge Builders 
 
29:40 

 
21 
February 26, 1936 
Heroes of the Sea 
 
29:40 

 
22 
March 4, 1936 
Songs That Inspire the Nation 
 
29:40 

 
23 
March 11, 1936 
Perservence 
 
29:40 

 
24 
March 18, 1936 
They Also Serve 
 
29:40 

 
25 
March 25, 1936 
Conservation 
 
29:40 

 
26 
April 1, 1936 
Fame in Literature 
 
29:40 

 
27 
April 8, 1936 
Opportunity 
 
29:40 

 
28 
April 15, 1936 
Railroad Builders 
 
29:40 

 
29 
April 22, 1936 
Safety First 
 
29:48 

 
30 
April 29, 1936 
Self Reliance 
 
29:38 

 
31 
May 6, 1936 
The Artistic Impulse 
 
29:40 

 
32 
May 13, 1936 
Tillers of the Soil 
Heavy disc noise throughout. 
29:40 

 
33 
May 20, 1936 
Hardiness 
 
29:40 

 
34 
May 27, 1936 
Resourcefulness 
 
29:40 

 
35 
June 3, 1936 
Songs of Home 
Heavy disc noise throughout 
29:40 

 
36 
June 17, 1936 
Heroes of Texas 
SHOW OF 6/10 PRE-EMPTED FOR "REPUBLICAN CONVENTION" 
29:40 

 
37 
June 24, 1936 
Steamboat Builders 
 
29:40 

 
38 
July 1, 1936 
Anerican Journalism 
 
29:40 

 
39 
July 8, 1936 
Victor Herbert - Master of Melody 
 
29:40 

 
40 
July 15, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 1 
 
30:00 

 
41 
July 22, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 2 
 
30:00 

 
42 
July 29, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 3 
 
30:00 

 
43 
August 5, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 4 
 
30:00 

 
44 
August 12, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 5 
 
30:00 
45 
August 19, 1936 
Development of Band Music in America 6 
 
30:00 

 
46 
August 26, 1936 
Evolution of Dance Music in America 
 
29:40 

 
47 
September 2, 1936 
American Musical Comedy and Operetta 
 
30:00 

 
48 
September 9, 1936 
Modern American Orchestral Music 
 
30:00 

 
49 
September 16, 1936 
The Orchestra of Today and How It Grew 
 
29:28 

 
50 
September 23, 1936 
Music of the Movies 
 
30:00 

 
51 
September 30, 1936 
Showmanship 
 
30:00 

 
52 
October 7, 1936 
Helping Hand 
 
30:00 

 
53 
October 14, 1936 
Sentinels of the Deep 
 
30:00 

 
54 
October 21, 1936 
John Winthrop, Pioneer-Chemical Science 
 
30:00 

 
55 
October 28, 1936 
Edward Macdowell, Pioneer-Musical Traini 
 
30:00 

 
56 
November 11, 1936 
Transcontinental Journeys 
 
30:00 

 
57 
November 18, 1936 
The Story of Rubber 
 
30:00 

 
58 
November 25, 1936 
Songs of Sentiment 
 
30:00 

 
59 
December 2, 1936 
The Seeing Eye 
 
30:00 

 
60 
December 9, 1936 
The Story of Christmas Seals 
Christmas Program 
29:32 

 
61 
December 16, 1936 
The Man Who Had Two Careers 
 
30:00 

 
62 
December 23, 1936 
Ernestine Schumann-Heink Tribute 
 
30:00 

 
63 
December 30, 1936 
Yankee Independence 
Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
64 
January 6, 1937 
Winning Prestige For the American Stage 
 
30:00 

 
65 
January 13, 1937 
Father of Plastics 
 
30:00 

 
66 
January 20, 1937 
Songs of the Sea 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 27, 1937 
Pioneer Woman Physican 
 
30:00 

 
68 
February 3, 1937 
Minute Men of the Air 
 
30:00 

 
69 
February 10, 1937 
The Man Who Couldn't Grow Old 
 
30:00 

 
70 
February 17, 1937 
Ounce of Prevention 
 
30:00 

 
71 
February 24, 1937 
Winning Recognition For American Singers 
 
30:00 

 
72 
March 2, 1937 
National Parks Pioneers 
 
30:00 

 
73 
March 10, 1937 
Stephen Girard 
 
30:00 

 
74 
March 17, 1937 
James Fenimore Cooper 
 
30:00 

 
75 
March 24, 1937 
The House of Glass 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 31, 1937 
The Mc Guffey Readers 
 
30:00 

 
77 
April 7, 1937 
Admiral Peary Discovers the Pole 
 
30:00 

 
78 
April 14, 1937 
Songs of the Gay Nineties 
 
28:00 

 
79 
April 21, 1937 
The Golden Touch 
The story of John Sutter 
30:00 

 
80 
April 28, 1937 
George Washington 
 
30:00 

 
81 
May 5, 1937 
Songs of the South 
W.C. Handy performs "Memphis Blues" on his trumpet. 
32:30 

 
82 
May 12, 1937 
Story of Dynamite 
 
30:00 

 
83 
May 19, 1937 
Thomas A. Edison - the Man 
 
30:00 

 
84 
May 26, 1937 
Songs of the American Indian 
 
30:00 

 
85 
June 2, 1937 
The Story of American Dyes 
 
30:00 

 
86 
June 9, 1937 
The Eighth Wonder of the World 
 
30:00 

 
87 
June 16, 1937 
Stars of Destiny 
 
30:00 

 
88 
June 23, 1937 
The Pine Tree Shilling 
 
30:00 

 
89 
June 30, 1937 
Luther Burbank 
 
30:00 

 
90 
July 7, 1937 
Music of Irving Berlin 
First show of the summer series "Cavalcade of Music" 
29:45 

 
91 
July 14, 1937 
Tribute to George Gershwin 
Special show commemorating George Gershwin's death 7/12/37 
29:46 

 
92 
July 21, 1937 
The Music of Richard Rogers 
 
29:31 

 
93 
July 28, 1937 
Cavalcade of Music, the Part 4 
Severe speed fluctuation 
30:00 

 
94 
August 4, 1937 
The Cavalcade of Music Part 5 
 
29:28 

 
95 
August 11, 1937 
Cavalcade of Music, the Part 6 
 
30:00 

 
96 
August 18, 1937 
The Cavalcade of Music Part 7 
 
29:01 

 
97 
August 25, 1937 
The Music of Arthur Schwartz 
 
29:36 

 
98 
September 1, 1937 
Cavalcade of Music, the Part 9 
 
30:00 

 
99 
September 8, 1937 
The Cavalcade of Music Part 10 
 
29:48 

 
100 
September 15, 1937 
Cavalcade of Music, the Part 11 
 
29:46 

 
101 
September 22, 1937 
Don Voorhees Own Program 
Last of the summer "Cavalcade of Music" series 
29:48 

 
102 
September 29, 1937 
Edwin Booth 
 
30:00 

 
103 
October 6, 1937 
Mary Lyon, Woman Educator 
 
30:00 

 
104 
October 13, 1937 
William Penn and the Holy Experiment 
 
30:00 

 
105 
October 20, 1937 
John Jacob Astor 
 
30:00 

 
106 
October 27, 1937 
Clara Louise Kellogg 
 
30:00 

 
107 
November 3, 1937 
Elmer Ambrose Sperry 
 
30:00 

 
108 
November 10, 1937 
John Bartman's Garden 
 
30:00 

 
109 
November 17, 1937 
The Seeing Eye 
 
30:00 

 
110 
November 24, 1937 
Sara Josepha Hale 
 
30:00 

 
111 
December 1, 1937 
Otthar Mergenthaler 
 
30:00 

 
112 
December 8, 1937 
The Constitution of the United States 
 
30:00 

 
113 
December 15, 1937 
The Glory of the Vanquished 
 
30:00 

 
114 
December 22, 1937 
The Master Navigator 
 
30:00 

 
115 
December 29, 1937 
Ernestine Schumann-Heink 
 
30:00 

 
116 
January 5, 1938 
James Buchanan Eads 
 
30:00 

 
117 
January 12, 1938 
Blazing Trails For Science 
 
30:00 

 
118 
January 19, 1938 
The Big Brothers 
 
30:00 

 
119 
January 26, 1938 
The Pathfinder 
 
30:00 

 
120 
February 2, 1938 
Francis Scott Key 
 
29:42 

 
121 
February 9, 1938 
Oliver Wendell Holmes 
 
30:00 

 
122 
February 16, 1938 
The Louisiana Purchase 
 
30:00 

 
123 
February 23, 1938 
Noah Webster 
 
30:00 

 
124 
March 2, 1938 
Anne Sullivan Macy 
 
30:00 

 
125 
March 9, 1938 
The Last of the Scouts 
 
30:00 

 
126 
March 16, 1938 
Captain Robert Gray 
 
30:00 

 
127 
March 23, 1938 
John James Audubon 
 
30:00 

 
128 
March 30, 1938 
Charlotte Cushman 
 
30:00 

 
129 
April 6, 1938 
The Search For Iron 
 
30:00 

 
130 
April 13, 1938 
Thomas Jefferson and American Education 
 
30:00 

 
131 
April 20, 1938 
The 4-H Club Movement 
 
30:00 

 
132 
April 27, 1938 
Maria Mitcheli 
 
30:00 

 
133 
May 4, 1938 
Songs of the Mississippi 
 
30:00 

 
134 
May 11, 1938 
Fra Junipero Serra 
 
30:00 

 
135 
May 18, 1938 
Benjamin Franklin 
 
30:00 

 
136 
May 25, 1938 
Child Welfare in the United States 
 
30:00 

 
137 
June 1, 1938 
Samuel Slater 
 
30:00 

 
138 
June 8, 1938 
King Coal 
 
30:00 

 
139 
June 15, 1938 
Doctor John Gorrie 
 
30:00 

 
140 
June 22, 1938 
The Landing of the Swedes in Delaware 
 
30:00 

 
141 
June 29, 1938 
Eluthere Ipenee Du Pont 
Show leaves the air till 12-5 
30:00 

 
142 
December 5, 1938 
Knute Rockne 
Show returns to the air after 6 months absence. Intro by Gabriel Heater 
29:40 

 
143 
December 12, 1938 
Peter Stuyvesant 
 
30:00 

 
144 
December 19, 1938 
Will Rogers 
 
29:20 

 
145 
December 26, 1938 
Paul Bunyon 
 
30:00 

 
146 
January 2, 1939 
John Honeyman 
 
30:00 

 
147 
January 9, 1939 
Edward Bok 
 
30:00 

 
148 
January 16, 1939 
Stephen Foster 
 
30:00 

 
149 
January 23, 1939 
Alexander Graham Bell 
Damaged discs 
30:00 

 
150 
January 30, 1939 
Mark Trail 
 
30:00 

 
151 
February 6, 1939 
Nathan Hale 
 
30:00 

 
152 
February 13, 1939 
Allan Pinkerton 
 
30:00 

 
153 
February 20, 1939 
Kit Carson 
 
30:00 

 
154 
February 27, 1939 
George Gershwin 
 
30:00 

 
155 
March 6, 1939 
The Texas Rangers 
 
30:00 

 
156 
March 13, 1939 
Marie Dressler 
 
30:00 

 
157 
March 20, 1939 
The Clipper Ships 
 
30:00 

 
158 
March 27, 1939 
The League of the Long House 
 
30:00 

 
159 
April 3, 1939 
Elizabeth Brooks 
 
30:00 

 
160 
April 10, 1939 
John Howard Payne 
 
30:00 

 
161 
April 17, 1939 
Patric Henry 
 
30:00 

 
162 
April 24, 1939 
The Baseball Centenary 
 
30:00 

 
163 
May 1, 1939 
George Washington Refuses a Crown 
 
30:00 

 
164 
May 8, 1939 
Juliette Low 
 
30:00 

 
165 
May 15, 1939 
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes 
 
30:00 

 
166 
May 22, 1939 
Dolly Madison 
 
30:00 

 
167 
May 29, 1939 
Elothere Irenee Du Pont 
 
30:00 

 
168 
January 2, 1940 
Amerigo Vespucci 
Burgess Meredith First show of the new series 
30:30 

 
169 
January 9, 1940 
The Raven 
Walter Huston The story of Sam Houstin part 1 
29:10 

 
170 
January 16, 1940 
Mehitable Wing 
Jeanette Nolan 
29:48 

 
171 
January 23, 1940 
Tisquantum, Strange Friend of Pilgrims 
Sam Jaffee 
30:00 

 
172 
January 30, 1940 
Thomas Jefferson 
Karl Swenson 
29:47 

 
173 
February 6, 1940 
Jean Laffite 
William Johnstone 
30:00 

 
174 
February 13, 1940 
Abraham Lincoln in the War Years 
Raymond Massey 
30:00 

 
175 
February 20, 1940 
Anne Royall 
Ethel Barrymore 
30:00 

 
176 
February 27, 1940 
The Spy 
Henry Hull 
30:00 

 
177 
March 5, 1940 
The Stolen General 
John Garfield Independence Day Program 
29:53 

 
178 
March 12, 1940 
The Raven Wins Texas 
Walter Huston The story of Sam Houstin part 2 
29:37 

 
179 
March 19, 1940 
Sam Davis 
Elliott Reid 
30:00 

 
180 
March 26, 1940 
John Fetch 
Thomas Mitchell 
29:50 

 
181 
April 2, 1940 
Benedict Arnold 
Claude Rains 
30:00 

 
182 
April 9, 1940 
The Songs of Stephen Foster 
Narrator: Channing Pollock 
30:00 

 
183 
April 16, 1940 
Daniel Boone 
John McIntyre 
30:00 

 
184 
April 23, 1940 
Robert E. Lee 
Philip Merivale 
29:30 

 
185 
April 30, 1940 
Thomas Paine 
Robert Rettig 
30:00 

 
186 
May 7, 1940 
Nancy Hanks 
Agnes Moorehead, Sarah Fussell 
30:00 

 
187 
May 14, 1940 
Roger Williams 
 
30:00 

 
188 
May 21, 1940 
Jane Addams of Hull House 
Helen Hayes 
29:32 

 
189 
May 28, 1940 
Show Boat 
 
28:56 

 
190 
June 4, 1940 
John Sutter 
E. Jerome 
30:00 

 
191 
June 11, 1940 
Victor Herbert 
 
30:00 

 
192 
June 18, 1940 
Susan B. Anthony 
 
30:00 

 
193 
June 25, 1940 
Walter Reed 
 
30:00 

 
194 
October 2, 1940 
The Lost Colony 
 
30:00 

 
195 
October 9, 1940 
Valley Forge 
 
30:00 

 
196 
October 16, 1940 
The Pathfinder of the Seas 
 
30:00 

 
197 
October 23, 1940 
Ann Rutledge and Abraham Lincoln 
 
30:00 

 
198 
October 30, 1940 
The Red Death 
 
30:00 

 
199 
November 6, 1940 
Wild Bill Hickok 
Kenny Delmar 
30:00 

 
200 
November 13, 1940 
Dr. Franklin Goes to Court 
Sarah Fussell 
30:00 

 
201 
November 20, 1940 
The Farmer Takes a Wife 
 
30:00 

 
202 
November 27, 1940 
Light in the Hills 
Sarah Fussell 
30:00 

 
203 
December 4, 1940 
Battle Hymn of the Republic 
Alexander Woolcott 
30:00 

 
204 
December 11, 1940 
John Brown 
John McIntyre 
30:00 

 
205 
December 18, 1940 
The Undefended Border 
Raymond Massey, Sarah Fussell 
30:00 

 
206 
December 25, 1940 
The Green Pastures 
Juano Hernandez Christmas Program - Negro Christian faith in the South. 
30:00 

 
207 
January 1, 1941 
Will Rogers 
Cal Tinney 
29:45 

 
208 
January 8, 1941 
Mightier Than the Sword 
 
30:00 

 
209 
January 15, 1941 
As a Man Thinketh 
 
30:00 

 
210 
January 22, 1941 
Wait For the Morning 
 
30:00 

 
211 
January 29, 1941 
Dr. Franklin Takes It Easy 
Sarah Fussell 
30:00 

 
212 
February 5, 1941 
Henry Clay of Kentucky 
Ray Collins 
24:40 

 
213 
February 12, 1941 
Abraham Lincoln: the War Years 
Raymond Massey 
26:00 

 
214 
February 19, 1941 
Plain Mister President 
 
30:00 

 
215 
February 26, 1941 
Edgar Allan Poe 
Karl Swenson, Agnes Moorehead, William Johnstone, John McIntire, Janette Nolan 
29:51 

 
216 
March 5, 1941 
Voice in the Wilderness 
 
30:00 

 
217 
March 12, 1941 
Black Rust 
 
30:00 

 
218 
March 19, 1941 
I Sing a New World 
 
30:00 

 
219 
March 26, 1941 
Down to the Sea 
William Johnstone. 
29:44 

 
220 
March 31, 1941 
Edwin Booth 
Show moves to Monday 
30:00 

 
221 
April 7, 1941 
Ode to a Nightingale 
 
30:00 

 
222 
April 14, 1941 
A Passage to Georgia 
 
30:00 

 
223 
April 21, 1941 
Henry Bergh, Founder of the A.S.P.C.A. 
E. Jerome 
30:00 

 
224 
April 28, 1941 
The Heart and the Fountain 
Madeleine Carroll 
30:00 

 
225 
May 5, 1941 
Trials & Triumphs of Horatio Alger 
Sarah Fussell 
30:00