Hazel Markel papers, approximately 1940-1970

Overview of the Collection

Markel, Hazel, 1899-1991
Hazel Markel papers
approximately 1940-1970 (inclusive)
10 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection Number
4487 (Accession No. 4487-001)
Papers of a high-school teacher, radio producer and educational director at KIRO before becoming a lieutenant comander in the U.S. Navy in 1943
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on paper-based materials. No user copies exist for audio tapes. Contact Special Collections for more information about access to audio recordings.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hazel Markel (1899-1991) was born in Pendleton, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in drama. She was a high school teacher, radio producer, and educational director at KIRO before becoming a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy in 1943. While in the Navy, she was in charge of network radio for the WAVES. After the war Markel took up reporting. She was best known for celebrity interviews, covering fashion shows, and being a commentator for NBC.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Awards, clippings, correspondence, invitations, notes, publications, publicity, scrapbooks, subject series, transcripts, writings, reel-to-reel audiotapes, publisher's proofs of newspaper pages.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Herring Mahan, 10/27/1994.

Separated Materials

Hazel Markel Photograph Collections (PH Collection 460)

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Subject Terms

  • High school teachers--Washington (State)
  • Journalists--United States--Archives
  • Navies--Officers
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Radio producers and directors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Reporters and reporting--United States
  • Women radio producers and directors--Washington (State)--Seattle

Personal Names

  • Markel, Hazel, 1899-1991--Archives

Corporate Names

  • KIRO (Radio station : Seattle, Wash.)
  • National Broadcasting Company, inc
  • United States. Navy--Officers--Archives
  • WAVES National (Organization)