Special Collections at Murdoch University

Special Collections at Murdoch University

Our Special Collections are home to thousands of culturally significant, unique and hard to find items.
These collections offer a rich resource for staff and students and enable the research and teaching goals of the university.

Interview with Jack Cooper

Interview with Jack Cooper. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

Audio (MP3) (Interview)
Download (12MB)


Interview with Jack Cooper by John Clements, recorded in Christchurch, England.

Jack Cooper talks about the early days and formation of the BBC. He shares anecdotes from recording the Children's Hour with Percy Edgar at 5IT (BBC's Birmingham station) in 1922. Jack joined the BBC's London station on 23 June 1923 and worked at Savoy Hill, the first broadcasting site of the BBC. He explains the BBC engineers' role in adapting the existing technology to improve the quality of broadcast for the company.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 24 February 1983
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 12 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54564
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year