Beth Elpern Burrows is an experienced radio writer and producer, who worked in public broadcasting from 1966 to 1977 at WHA-AM in Madison, Wisconsin. The collection contains recordings of programs written and/or produced by Beth Burrows during this period including Fitzgerald's Prophecy (an oral history of Grand Rapids, Michigan); Tools (four series of programs about drug education); Reckoning with Boris (a series for teaching third grade mathematics); The Way It Was (docu-dramas about 19th century American history; and The Inner Core Project (various documentaries from a week of programming on Milwaukee's inner city.) The collection also contains scripts, clippings, and viewer letters related to these programs.
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3.5 Linear Feet (5 hollinger boxes; 1 oversize box; 1 item in shared LP box; )
24 Tape Reels : 1/4 open reel tape ; 7 inches
3 Tape Reels : 1/4 open reel tape ; 10.5 inches
3 Tape Reels : 1/4 open reel tape ; 5 inches
1 Sound Discs
Beth Burrows and her husband Ed Burrows were active in the public radio community in Wisconsin and Michigan. Ed worked at the National Center for Audio Experimentation at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Beth worked at WHA, an AM radio station managed by the University of Wisconsin, Madison. It was officially licensed in 1922, although the first successful audio transmissions from the station were reportedly performed in March 1919, which is considered by some to be the date of its founding.
Beth also worked at WUOM/WVPR in Michigan, where she developed the Fitzgerald's prophecy radio series. This series was based on oral history interviews she conducted with longtime residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This collection is arranged as three series.
The collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Beth Burrows in June of 1994.