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Television and Radio Station Files Collection

 Collection 0107-MMC
The station files consist of a range of materials, including clippings, promotional brochures, pamphlets, and market data from radio and television stations throughout the United States. The collection was created to facilitate research on specific TV and radio stations.

Dates

  • 1925-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Maryland room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is proected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

14.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The station files consist of a range of materials, including clippings, promotional brochures, pamphlets, and market data from radio and television stations throughout the United States. The collection was created to facilitate research on specific TV and radio stations.

Administrative History

William Hedges, one of the primary architects of American broadcasting, spearheaded the Broadcast Pioneers History Project beginning in 1964, when he and his colleagues began gathering materials that would become the Broadcast Pioneers Library (BPL). Catharine Heinz, former librarian of the Television Information Office and director of the BPL from 1971-1994, created the television and station files from a variety of collections that were part of the BPL.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 1 series and is arranged alphabetically by station call letters.
  1. Series 1: Television and Radio Station Files

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

These station files were compiled by the staff of the Broadcast Pioneers Library (BPL) from a variety of collections that were originally part of the Library.
Title
Guide to the Television and Radio Station Files Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Laura Schnitker, July 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212