Tape recorder used by Malcolm X at Mosque #7

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Created by
Wollensak, American, 1899 - 1972
Used by
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Owned by
Mosque No. 7, American, founded 1946
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/2 x 12 x 10 5/8 in. (16.5 x 30.5 x 27 cm)
Type
audio equipment
machine-readable artifacts
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960
Description
Wollensak Stereo-tape magnetic recorder, Model T-1515. Beige plastic with silver metal. The front of the recorder has several beige buttons to play, record and stop as well as volume and tone controls. There is a counter to track the time of the recording to the left of the buttons. The lid of the recorder lifts off so that tape reels can be placed inside for recording. The lid of the recorder has the words [3M WOLLENSAK]. The handle on the side of the recorder also includes the word [WOLLENSAK].
Topic
African American
Mass media
Politics (Practical)
Religious groups
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.53
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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