Scope and Contents
The WMUC records spans from 1937 to 2012 and encompasses the station's history. Highlights of the collection include a 1937 newspaper article announcing the start of the university's radio program and a 1948 station report. Other paper-based materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and manuals, station playlists, flyers, zines, artwork, and alumni reunion information. Photographs, slides, and negatives feature WMUC staff, studios, and events between the 1960s and 1990s. The collection's audio clips (in a variety of formats) document WMUC's programming over the years, ranging from news broadcasts and athletic events to interviews, station IDs, and live music. WMUC programs represented in the audio collection include Yesternow, You Must Remember This, Womanspeak, Campus Focus, Miss Midnight, Folkways, Theatre of the Mind, and Third Rail Radio. Memorabilia items consist of various station T-shirts, including one from the 1970s "FM or Bust" campaign, bumper stickers, posters, a Frisbee, and a cassette player and microphone.