General Motors Corporation

General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services, with global headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center. It was originally founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 as a holding company. The company is the largest American automobile manufacturer, and one of the world's largest. As of 2019, General Motors is ranked #13 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

General Motors manufactures vehicles in 37 countries; its core automobile brands include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. It also either owns or holds a significant stake in foreign brands such as Holden, Wuling, Baojun, and Jiefang. Annual worldwide sales volume reached a milestone of 10 million vehicles in 2016.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor FS-73371 14-in. 9/8/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air General Motors Corporation Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73372 14-in. 9/8/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air General Motors Corporation Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73375 14-in. 9/8/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air General Motors Corporation Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73524 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 1 General Motors Corporation Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73525 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 1 Unidentified radio performer(s) Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73526 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 1 General Motors Corporation Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73527 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 2 Frank Crumit Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73528 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 2 Frank Crumit Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73529 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 2 Frank Crumit Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73542 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 3 Fred Waring Orchestra Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73543 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 3 Fred Waring Orchestra Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73544 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 4 Al Jolson Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73545 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 4 Al Jolson Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73546 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 5 Fanny Brice Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor FS-73547 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 5 Fanny Brice Radio broadcast : Variety sponsor  
Victor MS-73882 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 1 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73883 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 1 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73889 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 2 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73890 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 2 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73891 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 2 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73892 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 3 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73893 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 3 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73894 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 4 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor MS-73895 16-in. 10/31/1932 General Motors Oldsmobile review. Program 4 General Motors Corporation Radio transcription disc sponsor  
Victor BS-024863 10-in. 9/1/1938 Talk for old and new home exhibit (General Motors Parade of Progress) General Motors Corporation Talk sponsor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "General Motors Corporation," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102440.

General Motors Corporation. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102440.

"General Motors Corporation." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102440

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