KWSC: The Northwest Pioneer
Broadcast Transcripts, 1938
Acquisition and Processing Information
Two copies of this were originally gifted to the WSU Libraries on October 6, 1938, accession numbers 397120 and 397121, by the author, Milo Wesley Goss, and held on the public shelves. In 1982 one was transferred to Special Collections as Cage 1566, the second in 1985 as accession UA1985-14. The two were processed/reprocessed in April 2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.
Number of containers: 1 box
Linear feet of shelf space: .25
The Northwest Pioneer was a radio broadcast series which aired on Washington State College's KWSC in ten sessions, from February to May, 1938. It was narrated by Milo Wesley Goss, and consisted of stories told by or about Whitman County or eastern Washington state pioneers.
The Northwest Pioneer came to the archives as two bound volumes, each copy containing one introductory page and ten typescript radio scripts. Due to the condition of the binding of one copy, that one was separated during processing and each script is now foldered individually. The second copy, bound but coverless, is at the back of this collection. The content of the two copies appears identical, save that two photographs are missing in the bound copy, and that the unbound copy appears clearer and more readable, particularly in the final scripts.
The Northwest Pioneer is maintained in the order it was bound, with one biographical page at the front, and then ten scripts following in order of broadcast. The bound copy is placed in a final folder at the end. Though some dates were skipped, from the text of the broadcasts it is clear that no scripts are missing up to the last one included - that is listed as the tenth broadcast, and there are ten scripts present. It is unknown if the broadcasts continued after the last one here, but given that these were donated to the libraries by their creator five months after the final air date, it seems likely the series ended with the tenth episode.
The entirety of this collection is open and available for use. Copyright restrictions may apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
KWSC: The Northwest Pioneer Broadcast Transcripts, 1938 (Archives 343)
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