Radio and Television Services Records 1946-1994
Archives 237

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Radio and Television Services Records
ID
Archives 237
Date [inclusive]
1946-1994
General Physical Description note
17 linear feet  17 containers
Abstract
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.

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Historical Background:

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records have been transferred from Washington State University's Radio-TV Services to the University Libraries on many occasions (accession numbers UA87-07, UA91-06, UA93-11, UA96-05).

Processing Information note

These various accessions were combined and given order by Scott Stratton in Summer, 1999.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • KUGR (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.)--Research--Archival resources
  • KWSC (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.)
  • KWSU (Radio station: Pullman, Wash.)--Archives
  • KWSU-TV (Television station : Pullman, Wash.)--Archives
  • National Public Radio (U.S.)--Northwest, Pacific--Research
  • Washington State University. Radio and Television Services--Archives
  • Washington State University. Radio and Television Services--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Eastman, Bob--Archives
  • Franko, Susan--Archives

Subject(s)

  • College radio stations--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Photographs
  • Public television--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Radio in higher education--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Sound Recordings
  • Television in education--Washington (State)--Research--Archival resources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Subject files 

Box Folder

Kamiak Butte Controversy Correspondence 

1 1

Kamiak Butte Controversy, Election Ballots 

1 2

NPR Assorted Materials 

1 3

WSU Translator Correspondence 

1 4

Assorted Handwritten Notes, chiefly re: dedication of Murrow Center 

1 5

Assorted Newspaper Articles, chiefly re: Kamiak transmitter 

1 6

Burt Harrison's Roast 

1 7

Pamphlets and Bumper stickers 

1 8

NPR Magazine (1987 1988, 1990) 

1 9

KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1971-73) 

1 10

KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1974) 

1 11

KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1975) 

1 12

Murrow Center Dedication Materials 

1 13

Murrow Center Dedication Correspondence 

1 14

KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1976) 

1 15

KWSU Radio-TV Magazine (1977) 

1 16

Kamiak Butte Controversy Materials 

1 17

Kamiak Butte Controversy Correspondence 

1 18

Fundraising/Pledge Drive Materials 

1 19-22

KWSU/KUID Merger 

1 23

Handwritten Notes/Statistical Manual 

1 24

Marketing Plan Aspects 

1 25

Subscriber/Underwriter Materials 

1 26

PBS Marketing Reports 

1 29

Radio Marketing Manuals 

1 28

Radio Marketing Manuals 

1 29

NPR Infobooks 

1 30

Fine Arts Radio Materials 

1 31

Newspaper Articles (Don Gay dismissal, local programming, KUID merger, etc.) 

1 32-34

KWSC History file 

1 35

News Releases (chiefly from WSU News Service) 

1 36-37

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Personnel Files re: 

Box Folder

Homer J. Dana 

1 38

Joe Komp 

1 39

Paul Crain 

1 40

Frank Coffin 

1 41

David Cordon 

1 42

"South By Northwest"-ESAA Grant 

1 43

TVAC Evaluation 

1 44

Radio Programming Aspects 

1 45

NPR Radio Manuals 

1 46

Handwritten Notebooks of unidentified employee 

1 47

Murrow's Student Activities 

2 48

Commencement Overheads 1962 

2 49

News Releases (WSU News Service 1983-1984) 

2 50

Equipment Logs 

2 51

Symposium Aspects 

2 52

ESAA Proposal 

2 53

ESAA Materials 

2 54

TVAC Bookings 

2 55

TV Transmitter/Kamiak Butte 

2 56

Budget Considerations 

2 57

Fundraising Materials 

2 58

Transmitter Materials 

2 59

Staff Development Materials 

2 60

TV Underwriting Agreements 

2 61

TV Underwriting Agreements 

2 62

Correspondence (chiefly from the public) ca. 1977-1978 

2 63-65

Newspaper Articles (on radio station) 

2 66

News Releases 

2 67

Certificate of Appreciation, combine race 

2 68

Handwritten Notes 

2 69

Greeting Cards (from the public) 

2 70

PBS Directory 

2 71

PBS Infobooks 

2 72-74

WSU Summer Session Books (1950s) 

2 75

NPR Program Manuals (1980s) 

2 76

NPR Program Manuals (1987) 

2 77

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NPR's Showcase (newsletter) 

Box Folder

(1984) 

2 78

(1985) 

2 79

(1986) 

2 80

(1987) 

2 81

(1986) 

2 82

NPR Program Manuals (1988) 

2 83

NPR Program Manuals (1989 1990) 

2 84

NPR's Showcase (Assorted) 

2 85

NPR's Showcase (1988) 

2 86

Murrow Studio Dedication Flyers 

2 87

Correspondence (Chiefly internal memoranda 1987-1989) 

2 88

Data Reports 

2 89

Data Reports 

2 90

Auction (1979) 

2 91

Radio Fundraising (Fall 1985) 

2 92

Media Publications 

2 93

Media Publications 

3 94-96

Underwriting Agreements 

3 97

Assorted Articles (re: radio and broadcasting) 

3 98

Newspaper Articles (chiefly re: KWSU) 

3 99-100

Journal Articles (re: fund-raising) 

3 101

Pamphlets, newsletters, etc. chiefly KWSU, NPR, NWPR 

3 102

Assorted Handwritten Notes, probably re: fundraising 

3 103

Correspondence (Staff memos 1983-1989) 

3 104

Pledge Drive Materials 

3 105

Fundraising: NPR Data Sheets (1987-88) 

3 106

Fundraising: NPR Data Sheets (1987-88) 

3 107

Auction Memos 

3 108

NWPR Topical Log Sheets (continuity) 

3 109

Grant Publication Materials 

3 110

Printing Orders 

3 111

Challenger (1980) 

3 112

WSU Context Plan (2000) 

3 113

Alumni Event Materials (1985) 

3 114

Mentoring Outreach Project (1989) 

3 115

Carl Bloom Associates Project 

3 116

NPR Fundraising Materials 

3 117

Challenger (1977-78) 

3 118

News Bureau Releases 

3 119

"South By Northwest" Assorted Materials 

3 120

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Murrow Center Dedication: 

Box Folder

News Releases 

3 121

Letters 

3 122

News Releases 

3 123

Eric Sevareid's Speech 

3 124

Dedicatory Event Invitations/Brochures 

3 125

"South By Northwest" Promotional Materials 

3 126

"South By Northwest" Correspondence 

3 127

50th Anniversary Dedication 

3 128-30

Radio-TV Services Student Manual 

3 131

Publications (chiefly KWSU newsletters) 

3 132-33

Communications Newsletter 

3 134

Anniversary Correspondence (1982) 

3 135

Anniversary Correspondence 

3 136

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News Article Topics: 

Box Folder

Area Station Coverage 

3 137

Murrow Articles 

3 138

NPR Playhouse 

3 139

Station Matters 

3 140

Assorted Programming 

3 141

Prairie Home Companion 

3 142

KUID Merger 

3 143

Mergers 

3 144

Assorted Articles 

3 145

Radio Highlights 

3 146-48

Star War's Materials 

3 149

Old Time Radio Trivia 

3 150

Area News Sources 

3 151

Assorted News Releases 

3 152

Anniversary Advertisements 

3 153

Anniversary Advertisement Records 

3 154

Anniversary Details 

3 155

Anniversary/Narrative Histories 

4 156

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President's Radio Speeches: 

Box Folder

(#247-256) 

4 157

(#257-266) 

4 158

(#267-276) 

4 159

(#277-281) 

4 160

"Across the President's Desk" Program Descriptions 

4 161

Radio Tape Network Materials 

4 162

Assorted Posters, Cards, Flyers 

4 163

KWSC/KFAE Historical Recap 

4 164

Handwritten Notes (re: publicity) 

4 165

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Television Station Program Logs 

Box Folder

 (April, 1983) 

4 166-169

 (May, 1983) 

4 170-173

 (June, 1983) 

4 174-177

 (July, 1983) 

4 178-180

 (August, 1983) 

4 181-183

 (September, 1983) 

4 184-187

 (October, 1983) 

4 188-190

 (November, 1983) 

5 191-193

 (December, 1983) 

5 194-196

 (January, 1984) 

5 197-200

 (February, 1984) 

5 201-203

 (March, 1984) 

5 204-206

(Sampling) 

Box Folder

 (June, 1984) 

5 207-209

 (September, 1984) 

5 210-212

 (December, 1984) 

5 213-216

 (March, 1985) 

6 217-219

 (June, 1985) 

6 220-222

 (September, 1985) 

6 223-285

 (December, 1985) 

6 226-228

 (March, 1986) 

6 229-231

 (June, 1986) 

6 232-234

 (September, 1986) 

6 235-237

 (December, 1986) 

6 238-240

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KTNW Block Scheduling: 

Box Folder

 (January, 1989-January, 1990) 

7 241

 (January, 1990-March, 1990) 

7 242

 (January, 1990-June, 1990) 

7 243

 (June, 1990-January, 1991) 

7 244

 (October, 1990-December, 1990) 

7 245

 (December, 1990-July, 1991) 

7 246

 (July, 1991-December, 1991) 

7 247

 (January, 1992-December, 1992) 

7 248

 (January, 1992-December, 1992) 

7 249

 (March, 1992-December, 1992) 

7 250

 (January, 1992-March, 1992) 

7 251

 (March, 1992-January, 1993) 

7 252

 (January, 1993-July, 1993) 

7 253

 (July, 1993-December, 1993) 

7 254

 (January, 1993-July, 1993) 

7 255

 (January, 1993-July, 1993) 

7 256

 (January, 1993-July, 1993) 

7 257

 (July, 1993-December, 1993) 

7 258

 (July, 1993-December, 1993) 

7 259

 (August, 1993-December, 1993) 

7 260

 (January, 1994-December, 1994) 

7 261

 (January, 1994-December, 1994) 

7 262

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Kamiak Butte Transmitter Construction 

Box Folder

Environmental Attachments 

7 263

Summary 

7 264

Impact Statement 

7 265

Summary Attachments 

7 266

Attachments 

7 267

Impact Statement 

7 268

Impact Statement 

7 269

University Senate Meetings 

7 270

Newspaper Articles 

7 271

Handwritten Notes 

7 272

Extension Maps 

7 273

Correspondence 

7 274

Correspondence 

7 275

Revision Photographs 

7 276

Palouse Audubon Society 

7 277

Environmental Assessment 

7 278

Station Facilities Guidelines 

7 279

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Publications, Recordings, Signs, etc. 

Radio Bulletins: 

Box Folder

 (1959-1961) 

7 1

 (1962-1963) 

7 2

 (1963) 

7 3

 (1964-1966) 

7 4

 (1967-1968) 

7 5

 (1969-1970) 

7 6

TV Bulletins: 

Box Folder

 (1964-1966) 

7 1

 (1967-1968) 

7 2

 (1969-1970) 

7 3

KWSU Radio-Television Program Bulletins: 

Box Folder

 (1971-1972) 

7 1

 (1973-1974) 

7 2

 (1975) 

7 3

Challenger: 

Box Folder

 (1977-1978) 

7 1

 (1979) 

7 2
Box

DuMont Camera Chain (1952) (two copies) 

7

AM-FM Television Broadcast News: Series Run: (22 issues August, 1948-March, 1950) 

7

Three Large Binders: 

Box Folder

Equipment Service Log (1946) 

9 1

KWSU Radio Press Clippings 

9 2

KWSU Radio Press Clippings 

9 3

Recording tape. 

Box Folder

Challenge-Zoulas 

10 1

50th B-day Greetings from stations (KJRB, KVOW, KRLC, KXLE, KAPY, KGY, KITN-KITI, KAPA, KIRO, KAYO, KGMI-KISM) 

10 2-11

60th B-day Greeting (Specials #3-5) 

10 12-14

NPR Public Spots (1985) 

10 15

Football Game: WSC vs. Idaho (1954) 

10 16

Radio Month Documentary (1963) 

10 17

WSU Alma Mater 

10 18

Blank 

10 19

Early Pullman Radio 

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*One Very Large KWSU Celebration Banner*

10 20

Photographs and pictorial material 

Box

Large-format KWSU Staff Photographs 

11

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. 

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) 

12

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 

13

KWSU Staff and Event Photographic Negatives: Negatives Run: (December, 1947-December, 1968) 

14

KWSU Staff and Event Photographs: Mounted on Color-coded Cardboard: (1952-1968) 

15

KWSU Staff and Event Photographs: Oversized Photographs mounted on Poster Board 

16

Oversized KWSU TV Program Logs: (January, 1985-January, 1990) 

17

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