Radio and Television Services Records, 1946-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Radio and Television Services Records
Dates
1946-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
17 linear feet, ( 17 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 237
Summary
Records consist of subject files of correspondence, memoranda, notes and reports relative to many subjects, along with sampled program logs, and various recordings, publications, and photographs of a historical nature.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

The Collection is open for research use.

Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The campus radio station at Washington State University began operations in the early 1920s. In about 1950, it instituted a "tape network," locally produced programs which were distributed on recording tape to commercial and non-commercial broadcasters in the state. About 1954, the facility extended to include a television studio for closed circuit work, and in the early 1960s extended its effort to broadcast television. In the 1970s, a merger combined the campus station with a similar faci lity at the University of Idaho. A few years later, translator stations were established throughout parts of the Washington, and in adjacent Idaho and Oregon. This network of stations took the name Northwest Public Radio. A second television station at Pa sco-Kennewick-Richland -- KTNW -- created a parallel arrangement for television.

Programming for these radio and television stations has long been a mix of local programming and programming acquired from the various public broadcasting networks and program distribution services.

Other records of radio and television at Washington State University are located at Archives 191, WSU Libraries.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records consist of subject files of correspondence, memoranda, notes and reports relative to many subjects, along with sampled program logs, and various recordings, publications, and photographs of a historical nature. Materials related to given subj ects are widely scattered throughout the records. Many items had been accumulated by one employee, Barbara Hanford, as an informal historical file.

Program logs are maintained as an extended sample of a much larger original series.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subject files Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Kamiak Butte Controversy Correspondence
1 2
Kamiak Butte Controversy, Election Ballots
1 3
NPR Assorted Materials
1 4
WSU Translator Correspondence
1 5
Assorted Handwritten Notes, chiefly re: dedication of Murrow Center
1 6
Assorted Newspaper Articles, chiefly re: Kamiak transmitter
1 7
Burt Harrison's Roast
1 8
Pamphlets and Bumper stickers
1 9
NPR Magazine (1987 1988, 1990)
1 10
KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1971-73)
1 11
KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1974)
1 12
KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1975)
1 13
Murrow Center Dedication Materials
1 14
Murrow Center Dedication Correspondence
1 15
KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1976)
1 16
KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1977)
1 17
Kamiak Butte Controversy Materials
1 18
Kamiak Butte Controversy Correspondence
1 19-22
Fundraising/Pledge Drive Materials
1 23
KWSU/KUID Merger
1 24
Handwritten Notes/Statistical Manual
1 25
Marketing Plan Aspects
1 26
Subscriber/Underwriter Materials
1 29
PBS Marketing Reports
1 28
Radio Marketing Manuals
1 29
Radio Marketing Manuals
1 30
NPR Infobooks
1 31
Fine Arts Radio Materials
1 32-34
Newspaper Articles (Don Gay dismissal, local programming, KUID merger, etc.)
1 35
KWSC History file
1 36-37
News Releases (chiefly from WSU News Service)

Personnel Files re: Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 38
Homer J. Dana
1 39
Joe Komp
1 40
Paul Crain
1 41
Frank Coffin
1 42
David Cordon
1 43
"South By Northwest"-ESAA Grant
1 44
TVAC Evaluation
1 45
Radio Programming Aspects
1 46
NPR Radio Manuals
1 47
Handwritten Notebooks of unidentified employee
2 48
Murrow's Student Activities
2 49
Commencement Overheads
1962
2 50
News Releases (WSU News Service
1983-1984)
2 51
Equipment Logs
2 52
Symposium Aspects
2 53
ESAA Proposal
2 54
ESAA Materials
2 55
TVAC Bookings
2 56
TV Transmitter/Kamiak Butte
2 57
Budget Considerations
2 58
Fundraising Materials
2 59
Transmitter Materials
2 60
Staff Development Materials
2 61
TV Underwriting Agreements
2 62
TV Underwriting Agreements
2 63-65
Correspondence (chiefly from the public)
ca. 1977-1978
2 66
Newspaper Articles (on radio station)
2 67
News Releases
2 68
Certificate of Appreciation, combine race
2 69
Handwritten Notes
2 70
Greeting Cards (from the public)
2 71
PBS Directory
2 72-74
PBS Infobooks
2 75
WSU Summer Session Books (1950s)
2 76
NPR Program Manuals (1980s)
2 77
NPR Program Manuals (1987)

NPR's Showcase (newsletter) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 78
(1984)
2 79
(1985)
2 80
(1986)
2 81
(1987)
2 82
(1986)
2 83
NPR Program Manuals (1988)
2 84
NPR Program Manuals (1989
1990)
2 85
NPR's Showcase (Assorted)
2 86
NPR's Showcase (1988)
2 87
Murrow Studio Dedication Flyers
2 88
Correspondence (Chiefly internal memoranda
1987-1989)
2 89
Data Reports
2 90
Data Reports
2 91
Auction (1979)
2 92
Radio Fundraising (Fall
1985)
2 93
Media Publications
3 94-96
Media Publications
3 97
Underwriting Agreements
3 98
Assorted Articles (re: radio and broadcasting)
3 99-100
Newspaper Articles (chiefly re: KWSU)
3 101
Journal Articles (re: fund-raising)
3 102
Pamphlets, newsletters, etc. chiefly KWSU, NPR, NWPR
3 103
Assorted Handwritten Notes, probably re: fundraising
3 104
Correspondence (Staff memos
1983-1989)
3 105
Pledge Drive Materials
3 106
Fundraising: NPR Data Sheets (1987-88)
3 107
Fundraising: NPR Data Sheets (1987-88)
3 108
Auction Memos
3 109
NWPR Topical Log Sheets (continuity)
3 110
Grant Publication Materials
3 111
Printing Orders
3 112
Challenger (1980)
3 113
WSU Context Plan (2000)
3 114
Alumni Event Materials (1985)
3 115
Mentoring Outreach Project (1989)
3 116
Carl Bloom Associates Project
3 117
NPR Fundraising Materials
3 118
Challenger (1977-78)
3 119
News Bureau Releases
3 120
"South By Northwest" Assorted Materials

Murrow Center Dedication: Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 121
News Releases
3 122
Letters
3 123
News Releases
3 124
Eric Sevareid's Speech
3 125
Dedicatory Event Invitations/Brochures
3 126
"South By Northwest" Promotional Materials
3 127
"South By Northwest" Correspondence
3 128-30
50th Anniversary Dedication
3 131
Radio-TV Services Student Manual
3 132-33
Publications (chiefly KWSU newsletters)
3 134
Communications Newsletter
3 135
Anniversary Correspondence (1982)
3 136
Anniversary Correspondence

News Article Topics: Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 137
Area Station Coverage
3 138
Murrow Articles
3 139
NPR Playhouse
3 140
Station Matters
3 141
Assorted Programming
3 142
Prairie Home Companion
3 143
KUID Merger
3 144
Mergers
3 145
Assorted Articles
3 146-48
Radio Highlights
3 149
Star War's Materials
3 150
Old Time Radio Trivia
3 151
Area News Sources
3 152
Assorted News Releases
3 153
Anniversary Advertisements
3 154
Anniversary Advertisement Records
3 155
Anniversary Details
4 156
Anniversary/Narrative Histories

President's Radio Speeches: Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 157
(#247-256)
4 158
(#257-266)
4 159
(#267-276)
4 160
(#277-281)
4 161
"Across the President's Desk" Program Descriptions
4 162
Radio Tape Network Materials
4 163
Assorted Posters, Cards, Flyers
4 164
KWSC/KFAE Historical Recap
4 165
Handwritten Notes (re: publicity)

Television Station Program Logs Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 166-169
(April, 1983)
4 170-173
(May, 1983)
4 174-177
(June, 1983)
4 178-180
(July, 1983)
4 181-183
(August, 1983)
4 184-187
(September, 1983)
4 188-190
(October, 1983)
5 191-193
(November, 1983)
5 194-196
(December, 1983)
5 197-200
(January, 1984)
5 201-203
(February, 1984)
5 204-206
(March, 1984)
(Sampling)
Box Folder
5 207-209
(June, 1984)
5 210-212
(September, 1984)
5 213-216
(December, 1984)
6 217-219
(March, 1985)
6 220-222
(June, 1985)
6 223-285
(September, 1985)
6 226-228
(December, 1985)
6 229-231
(March, 1986)
6 232-234
(June, 1986)
6 235-237
(September, 1986)
6 238-240
(December, 1986)

KTNW Block Scheduling: Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 241
(January, 1989-January, 1990)
7 242
(January, 1990-March, 1990)
7 243
(January, 1990-June, 1990)
7 244
(June, 1990-January, 1991)
7 245
(October, 1990-December, 1990)
7 246
(December, 1990-July, 1991)
7 247
(July, 1991-December, 1991)
7 248
(January, 1992-December, 1992)
7 249
(January, 1992-December, 1992)
7 250
(March, 1992-December, 1992)
7 251
(January, 1992-March, 1992)
7 252
(March, 1992-January, 1993)
7 253
(January, 1993-July, 1993)
7 254
(July, 1993-December, 1993)
7 255
(January, 1993-July, 1993)
7 256
(January, 1993-July, 1993)
7 257
(January, 1993-July, 1993)
7 258
(July, 1993-December, 1993)
7 259
(July, 1993-December, 1993)
7 260
(August, 1993-December, 1993)
7 261
(January, 1994-December, 1994)
7 262
(January, 1994-December, 1994)

Kamiak Butte Transmitter Construction Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
7 263
Environmental Attachments
7 264
Summary
7 265
Impact Statement
7 266
Summary Attachments
7 267
Attachments
7 268
Impact Statement
7 269
Impact Statement
7 270
University Senate Meetings
7 271
Newspaper Articles
7 272
Handwritten Notes
7 273
Extension Maps
7 274
Correspondence
7 275
Correspondence
7 276
Revision Photographs
7 277
Palouse Audubon Society
7 278
Environmental Assessment
7 279
Station Facilities Guidelines

Publications, Recordings, Signs, etc. Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Radio Bulletins:
Box Folder
7 1
(1959-1961)
7 2
(1962-1963)
7 3
(1963)
7 4
(1964-1966)
7 5
(1967-1968)
7 6
(1969-1970)
TV Bulletins:
Box Folder
7 1
(1964-1966)
7 2
(1967-1968)
7 3
(1969-1970)
KWSU Radio-Television Program Bulletins:
Box Folder
7 1
(1971-1972)
7 2
(1973-1974)
7 3
(1975)
Challenger:
Box Folder
7 1
(1977-1978)
7 2
(1979)
7
DuMont Camera Chain (1952) (two copies)
7
AM-FM Television Broadcast News: Series Run: (22 issues
August, 1948-March, 1950)
Three Large Binders:
Box Folder
9 1
Equipment Service Log (1946)
9 2
KWSU Radio Press Clippings
9 3
KWSU Radio Press Clippings
Recording tape.
Box Folder
10 1
Challenge-Zoulas
10 2-11
50th B-day Greetings from stations (KJRB, KVOW, KRLC, KXLE, KAPY, KGY, KITN-KITI, KAPA, KIRO, KAYO, KGMI-KISM)
10 12-14
60th B-day Greeting (Specials #3-5)
10 15
NPR Public Spots (1985)
10 16
Football Game: WSC vs. Idaho (1954)
10 17
Radio Month Documentary (1963)
10 18
WSU Alma Mater
10 19
Blank
10 20
Early Pullman Radio
*One Very Large KWSU Celebration Banner*
Photographs and pictorial material
Box
11
Large-format KWSU Staff Photographs
Foster, (Hildegarde "Gretchen" Von Marbod) Margett
Von Marbod-Simmons, Graham, Nichols, Durham, MacKelvie,
Shuman, Schwartz, Sater, Decker, Hardwick, Dunning,
Sandberg, McCracken, Von Marbod, Zimmerman, Knieval,
Kassel, Bryant, Campbell, MacPherson, Herring, Ladd,
Tessin, Marshall, Busek, Mooney, DiMeo, Rue, Concie,
Hale, Waller, Forsell, Ferguson, Link, Rogers, King,
Giesa, Frese, Johnson, Bock, Murrow, Jackson,
Harrison, Locke, Merrick, Miller.
12
Kamiak Butte Photographs
12
Photographs (KWSU historical, WSU pictures, Pullman area.) (Radio and television station interiors, public events, staff portraits, broadcast operations, etc., mostly enlargements of photos at Box 15, below, c. 1948-85.)
12
Photographs (Fund-raising, telephone bank, staff)
13
Large-format Photographs
13
Small-format Photographs
13
Large, Medium-sized Photographs
13
Large, Medium-sized Photographs
13
Mounted Photographs
13
Photo Contact Proofs/Negatives
13
Assorted Mounted Photographs
13
CBS Radio Historical Photographs
14
KWSU Staff and Event Photographic Negatives: Negatives Run:
(December, 1947-December, 1968)
15
KWSU Staff and Event Photographs: Mounted on Color-coded Cardboard: (1952-1968)
16
KWSU Staff and Event Photographs: Oversized Photographs mounted on Poster Board
17
Oversized KWSU TV Program Logs:
(January, 1985-January, 1990)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College radio stations--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Public television--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Radio in higher education--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Television in education--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Corporate Names :
  • KUGR (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.)--Research--Archival resources
  • National Public Radio (U.S.)--Northwest, Pacific--Research
  • Washington State University. Radio and Television Services--Archives (creator)
  • Washington State University. Radio and Television Services--Records and correspondence
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Harrison, Burt. Washington state on the air
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Eastman, Bob--Archives (creator)
    • Franko, Susan--Archives (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • KWSC (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.) (creator)
    • KWSU (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.)--Archives (creator)
    • KWSU-TV (Television station : Pullman, Wash.)--Archives (creator)