Guide to the Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) Audio Recordings 1973-1999
Archives 287

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Northwest Public Radio
Title
Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) Audio Recordings
ID
Archives 287
Date [inclusive]
1973-1999
Extent
9.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
9 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
When the National Public Radio network began in 1971, KWSU was one of the initial members. Through the 1980s, translator stations were established throughout parts of the Washington, and in adjacent Idaho and Oregon, and a network of stations based out of WSU and soon including Tri-Cities (KFAE), University of Idaho (KUID) and others began to form. This network of stations took the name Northwest Public Radio. The audio recordings from Northwest Public Radio include not only finished radio programs, but also interviews taken for radio productions, short broadcast news items, and 'work' pieces that represent shows or presentations still in progress. A significant number of items are also recordings of WSU events.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) Audio Recordings, 1973-1999 (UA 287)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Radio services at Washington State University date to 1922, when station KFAE began in December, 1922; that subsequently became KWSC and then KWSU in 1969 (after Washington State College had become Washington State University ten years earlier in 1959). 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. When the National Public Radio network began in 1971, KWSU was one of the initial members. Through the 1980s, translator stations were established throughout parts of the Washington, and in adjacent Idaho and Oregon, and a network of stations based out of WSU and soon including Tri-Cities (KFAE), University of Idaho (KUID) and others began to form. This network of stations took the name Northwest Public Radio. Programming for these radio stations has long been a mix of local programming and programming acquired from the various public broadcasting networks and program distribution services.

For a fuller history of Washington State University radio, please see Burt Harrison's 1993 "Washington State On The Air".

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Scope and Contents note

The audio recordings from Northwest Public Radio include not only finished radio programs, but also interviews taken for radio productions, short broadcast news items, and 'work' pieces that represent shows or presentations still in progress. A significant number of items are also recordings of WSU events, notably Murrow Symposia, Borah Symposia, convocations, and commencements.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized into six series based on material types. Series 1 consists of 7" reel-to-reel tapes, series 3 is 10" tapes, and series 4 is 5" tapes. Series 2 is a small set of mini-disks, and Series 5 and Series 6 respectively are comprised of cassette tapes and digital audio tapes. Within each series, items are generally organized chronologically, with undated items at the end of each series, alphabetically by subject or responsible party. The exceptions to this is Series 1, which has two subseries of distinct programs, Northwest Perspectives (Subseries 1) and Talking Politics (Subseries 2) and then has a Subseries 3 organized as above. Similarly, Series 6 has an unofficial subseries consisting of Classic Northwest programs, given its own numbering.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The audio recordings of Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) were given by that department to the University Archives on February 19th, 2010 as UA2010-01.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in February and March of 2010.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

During processing, a small number of nationally produced recordings were discarded, as were a number of musical program digital audio tapes (DATs).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northwest Public Radio
  • Washington State University.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Media and Communication
  • Public radio -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: 7 inch inch reel to reel audio tapes 

Subseries 1.1: Northwest Perspectives 

Box item

Baltezore, Jay 1988 September 30 

1 1

Harrison, Dale 1988 October 10 

1 2

Unidentified 1988 October 17 

1 3

Unidentified 1988 October 24 

1 4

Unidentified 1988 October 31 

1 5

Harrison, Dale 1988 October 31 

1 6

Unidentified 1988 November 07 

1 7

Baltezore, Jay 1988 November 14 

1 8

Unidentified 1988 November 28 

1 9

Morgan, Pat 1988 December 12 

1 10

MK 1988 December 26 

1 11

Compton, Charles 1989 January 02 

1 12

Baltezore, Jay 1989 January 09 

1 13

Unidentified 1989 January 16 

1 14

Unidentified 1989 January 23 

1 15

Compton, Charles 1989 January 30 

1 16

Unidentified 1989 February 06 

1 17

Kasavant, Ken 1989 February 13 

1 18

Compton, Charles 1989 February 20 

1 19

Unidentified 1989 February 27 

1 20

Unidentified 1989 March 06 

1 21

Unidentified 1989 March 20 

1 22

Harrison, Dale 1989 April 03 

1 23

Harrison, Dale 1989 April 03 

1 24

Compton, Charles 1989 April 10 

1 25

Dumin, Fred 1989 April 17 

1 26

Unidentified 1989 April 24 

1 27

Orlich, Donald 1989 May 01 

1 28

Unidentified 1989 May 08 

1 29

Unidentified 1989 May 15 

1 30

Unidentified 1989 May 22 

1 31

Unidentified 1989 May 29 

1 32

White, Tony 1989 June 19 

1 33

Krantz, Grover 1989 June 26 

1 34

Miller 1989 September 03 

1 35

Unidentified 1989 September 17 

1 36

Unidentified 1989 September 24 

2 37

Unidentified 1989 October 15 

2 38

Harrison, Dale 1989 October 22 

2 39

King, Doug 1989 October 22 

2 40

Unidentified 1989 November 12 

2 41

Harrison, Dale 1989 November 19 

2 42

Unidentified 1989 November 19 

2 43

Unidentified 1990 January 07 

2 44

Unidentified 1990 January 14 

2 45

Harrison, Dale 1990 January 21 

2 46

Gorton, Slade 1990 January 28 

2 47

Joyce, Ed 1990 February 04 

2 48

Massey, Doug 1990 February 11 

2 49

Smith, Charles 1990 February 18 

2 50

Compton, Charles 1990 February 22 

2 51

Unidentified 1990 March 04 

2 52

Unidentified 1990 March 11 

2 53

Joyce, Ed 1990 March 18 

2 54

Massey, Doug 1990 March 25 

2 55

Unidentified 1990 April 01 

2 56

Compton, Charles 1990 April 08 

2 57

Unidentified 1990 April 15 

2 58

Joyce, Ed 1990 April 22 

2 59

Limrick, Pat 1990 April 29 

2 60

Unidentified 1990 June 03 

2 61

Compton, Charles 1990 June 10 

2 62

Unidentified 1990 June 17 

2 63

Joyce, Ed 1990 June 24 

2 64

Compton, Charles 1990 July 09 

2 65

Kirshenman, Fred undated 

2 66

McKay, Gordon undated 

2 67

Unidentified undated 

2 68

Subseries 1.2: Talking Politics 

Box item

Pall, Linda 1979's 

2 69-72

Pall, Linda 1980's 

3 73-77

Pall, Linda 1981's 

3 78-81

Pall, Linda 1982's 

3 82

Pall, Linda undated 

3 83-86

Subseries 1.3: Miscellaneous 

Box item

Kirkley, Donald - Conv. with H.L Mencken 1948 June 30 

3 87

Vogel Symposium - Mr. Schoeffels, wheat farmer, Wilbur, WA 1973 March 26 

3 88

Murrow Symposium - Sevareid/Ashmore 1973 April 27 

3 89-90

Jackson, Keith - Commencement Address 1978 June 03 

3 91

Herbeck - The Palouse Indians 1980 January 

3 92

Morgan, Patrick - Soviet Review 1905 June 02 

3 93-94

Frey - Criminal Justice 1905 June 02 

3 95-96

Buckingham, Peter - Historical Perspectives 1905 June 02 

3 97-99

Black issues and concerns 1981 April 02 

3 100

Redford, Robert - Convocation 1981 October 16 

3 101

Smith, Ray - Pullman Schools 1905 June 03 

3 102

Kicza, Jogn - Latin America 1905 June 03 

3 103

True, Terry - On Drugs 1905 June 03 

3 104

Harrison, Dale - News stories 1988 May 01 

3 105

Harrison, Dale - News stories 1988 May 05 

3 106

Messerschmidt, David - Technology and the Schools 1988 May 05 

3 107

Kelser, Cherylyn - Harpsicord 1988 December 23 

3 108

Joyce, Ed - Idaho house/senate Leg. Dist. #5: elections 1990 October 05 

4 109

Kreidler, Margaret - W.C. Commission Candidates Forum 1990 November 05 

4 110

NPAN Regional - 6 features 1990 November 28 

4 111

BDH - News stories 1905 June 12 

4 112-113

Nez Perce Artists - SAPATQ'AYN 1905 June 13 

4 114-116

Gardner, Booth - Commencement Address 1991 May 11 

4 117

Historian, Hanford - Hanford History 1991 September 20 

4 118

Serafin, Barry - Interview after WSU Pres. Convocation 1991 October 07 

4 119

Banse - Election Coverage 1991 November 06 

4 120

Primary Election 1905 June 14 

4 121

Nell Lake / NPAN - Spotted Owl in Congress 1992 May 21 

4 122

Lohet, Ingrid - Chesan Mine 1992 June 12 

4 123

Compton, Charlie - Sid Morrison post-election interview 1992 September 23 

4 124

Messerschmidt, David - NPAN Election Night Info. 1992 November 03 

4 125

Kreidler, Margaret - Tom Foley/ Marlyn Derby Election Special 1992 November 05 

4 126

Honig, Doug - Horizons- legal issues 1905 June 14 

4 127

Blazek, Mary Lou - Hanford Technical Steering Panel undated 

4 128

Harrison, Dale - Work Tape Compilation undated 

4 129

IAL - Collective Bargaining 19uu April 15 

4 130

Kjellander, Paul - Silver City / Rosalie Sorrel / Unidentified undated 

4 131

Lowry, Mike, Governor - State of State undated 

4 132

Messerschmidt, David - Port Angeles: Ringside on the Pacific Rim undated 

4 133

Murrow, Edward - American Legion vs. ACLU undated 

4 134

Murrow, Edward - This I Believe undated 

4 135

Vidal, Gore - Face to Face undated 

4 136

WSU - Artist Ross Coates undated 

4 137

Education Reform undated 

4 138

Northwest Area Features 19uu May 16 

4 139

Prop. 1 undated 

4 140

Storytelling undated 

4 141

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Series 2: Mini-disks 

Box item

Feature Disk 1 - bones, kid study interview, pay equity, etc. 1905 June 18 

4 1

OAFP Fall 1998 

4 2

Features - Kid food undated 

4 3

Nez Perce Grant undated 

4 4

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Series 3: 10 inch reel to reel audio tapes 

Box item

Dale Harrison, John Donnely - The Challenge of Global Poverty 1981 March 04 

5 1

Dale Harrison, Larry Branen - Infant and materna1 nutrition 1981 March 12 

5 2

Morning Edition - Mt. St. Helens, 1 year later 1981 May 18 

5 3-5

Spellman, Governor - State of the State 1983 January 10 

5 6

Murrow Symposium KWSU - Opening Remarks (reel 1) 1983 April 22 

5 7

Murrow Symposium KWSU - The Impact of the Murrow Heritage (reel 2) 1983 April 22 

5 8

Murrow Symposium KWSU - From the London Blitz to Beirut Battles (reel 3) 1983 April 23 

5 9

Murrow Symposium KWSU - The News and the Messenger (reel 4) 1983 April 23 

5 10

Murrow Symposium KWSU - Keynote Address - Diane Sawyer (reel 5) 1983 April 22 

5 11

Murrow Symposium KWSU - Mass Media and Government: How Adversarial? 1983 April 23 

5 12

Murrow Symposium KWSU - Murrow Symposium - Reel 6 continued 1983 April 23 

6 13

Joyce, Ed - James Farmer Speech 1985 February 21 

6 14

Smith Inaugural - Inaugural Speech 1985 March 21 

6 15

Weekend Edition - Unidentified 1985 October 19 

6 16-17

SME Final Show - John, Perry, Vince 1985 November 23 

6 18

SME Final Show - Final Show 1985 November 30 

6 19

Bob and Bill 1988 May 02 

6 20

Northwest perspectives - Reporters and the reactor 1989 June 05 

6 21

Compton, Charles - Baugher-Newhouse Promo, Senate Race 1990 October 31 

6 22

All Stations - Election Special 1990 November 01 

6 23

Joyce, Ed - Borah Symposium 1991 February 20 

6 24

Joyce, Ed - Borah Symposium and News 1991 March 08 

7 25

Murrow Symposium - Murrow Symposium 1991 April 01 

7 26

Critical Condition Series - Best Of Seattle After Noon 1991 September 13 

7 27

Folkmasters #11 1991 December 15 

7 28

Borah Symposium - Borah Symposium 1992 February 10 

7 29

Nader, Ralph 1992 February 20 

7 30

Borah Symposium - Borah Symposium 1992 March 11 

7 31

Daggett, Dr. Bill - Educational Reform 1992 March 24 

7 32

Borah Symposium - Borah Symposium 1992 April 06 

7 33

Sikes, Alfred (FCC Chairman) - Alfred Sikes Speech, Murrow Symposium 1992 April 24 

7 34

Campaign Forum - Senate Forum part 1 1992 August 01 

7 35

Campaign Forum - Senate Forum part 2 1992 August 01 

7 36

Campaign Forum - Candidates Forum part 1 1992 August 01 

8 37

Candidates Forum part 2 and/or classical music 1992 August 01 

8 38

Blethen, Frank - Gubernatorial debate 1992 October 16 

8 39

Stimpson, Catherine - Post-Modernsim 1993 January 01 

8 40

Ashby, Leroy 1993 February 17 

8 41

AIDs Benefit - AIDs Benefit undated 

8 42

Compton, Charles - Snake River, Drawdown Forum 19uu March 16 

8 43

Harrison, Dale - Work Tape 1990-1992 

8 44

Honig, Doug and Messerschmidt, David - The Once and Future Northwest 19uu September 02 

8 45

Kreidler, M. - 9th district candidates forum undated 

8 46

La Duke, Winona - Winona La Duke Speech, Quincentenniel undated 

8 47

Morning Edition - AMPEX-- daily recordings undated 

8 48

Morning Edition - AMPEX-- daily recordings undated 

9 49

Nichols, Scott - "gay guy" 19uu November 12 

9 50

Northwest Portrait - Northwest Portrait undated 

9 51

Schorr, Daniel - Daniel Schorr and/or classical music undated 

9 52

Trotter, Kathleen - SPI Forum 19uu December 14 

9 53

Watson, Paul undated; after 1991 

9 54

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Series 4: 5 inch inch reel to reel audio tapes 

Box item

Science in the News / Morning Edition - Chinese bigfoots / news clips 1905 June 07 

9 1

News: anti-Sandinistas, Nicaragua, El Salvador 1905 June 08 

9 2

Agricultural news 1905 June 08 

9 3

Gunther Schuller interview 1986 January 30 

9 4

Goodspeed, Nancy - News: UI boiler, Wheat shipping, others 1980s 

9 5

Blakesly, Bethel - Summer News undated 

9 6

Callahan, Scott - News, summer/fall undated 

9 7

Harrison, Burt - Literary Scrapbook: H.L. Mencken undated 

9 8

Hodge - Teaching Shakespeare in Idaho High Schools undated 

9 9

Ludlum, Annie - Paul Heyne Interview, Economic best seller undated 

9 10

WSU artist Ross Coates undated 

9 11

Interview: David Grimes, WSU Fire Captain undated 

9 12

Jim - Interview: Ron Johnson, USDA-APHIS undated 

9 13

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Series 5: Audio cassette tapes 

Box item

6 boxed tapes - Murrow Symposium: Women in communication, Nimmo lunch, Leonard dinner, Garcia Keynote 1905 June 02 

9 1980

10 bundled tapes - Murrow Symposium 1905 June 03 

9 1981

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Series 6: DAT (digital audio recording) tapes 

Box item

NWPPC Meeting 1992 December 09 

1

News/produced pieces - infant immunization, child violence, etc. 1995-1996 

2

Washington Idaho Symphony 1995-1996 

3-4

Pickett, John - Faculty Recital Series 1996 February 14 

5

Roger Briggs interview 1996 February 26 

6

New Vistas - Hilary Field Interview 1905 June 18 

7

Consort Columbia 1905 June 19 

8

Sehnelle, Robert - News - Apple orchards, poison, ontrovert, etc 1997-1998 

9

OAFP - Hearts of Space 1998 February 14 

10

WWDTM - WWDTM 1999 September 16 

11

Alcohol Series 1905 June 21 

12

Teresa (last name unclear) - Hate Groups undated 

13

Sports Camp Audio undated 

14

Wharton, Bill and Linda undated 

15

Wilson and Cazavarro undated 

16-18

Windows on Our community - Farmers market undated 

19

Windows on Our community - Work undated 

20

Classic Northwest Program - Numbered 1-13, #5 missing at time of donation to Archives undated 

CN1-CN13

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