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Bob Allison Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 1
Identifier: UOH001925
Collection consists of audio recordings and electronic transcripts of the two-part interview. Allison talks about growing up in LaPorte, Indiana; his radio career prior to settling in Detroit; his military service during the Korean War; his radio career in Detroit, including hosting the longrunning "Ask Your Neighbor" program on WWJ and WNZK; his television career, including the Twin Pines-sponsored "Milky's Party Time" and "Bowling for Dollars"; and his wife, Maggie Allesee, and her charitable work.

Dates

  • 2005-03-31
  • 2005-06-15

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor. RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Extent

6 items : (6 audiocassettes)

0.252 Megabytes ((2 files). ) : Consists of Microsoft Word documents.

Abstract

In 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit media personality Bob Allison, whose real name is Bob Allesee. Collection consists of audio recordings and electronic transcripts of the two-part interview. Allison talks about growing up in LaPorte, Indiana; his radio career prior to settling in Detroit; his military service during the Korean War; his radio career in Detroit, including hosting the longrunning "Ask Your Neighbor" program on WWJ and WNZK; his television career, including the Twin Pines-sponsored "Milky's Party Time" and "Bowling for Dollars"; and his wife, Maggie Allesee, and her charitable work.

History

In 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit media personality Bob Allison, whose real name is Bob Allesee.

Acquisition

Donated by Bob Allison (Bob Allesee), circa 2005.

Other Copies

Duplicate audiocassettes of the interview recordings are available.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on July 20, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Bob Allison Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-07-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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