Women broadcasters -- United States -- Archives.
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Found in: Special Collections and University Archives / American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) records
Overview American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) is the preeminent organization for women in the broadcasting industries. AWRT was founded in 1951 in response to the National Association of Broadcasters' decision to dissolve its women's division. Today, AWRT has over 2,000 members and is a powerful advocate, educator and supporter of women in communications. The AWRT records, which span the years 1947 to 1999, mainly document the organization's yearly national conventions.
Overview Edythe Meserand (1908-1997) began her broadcasting career in 1926 at NBC, but had her greatest influence at WOR where she produced the first true radio documentary and began the station's long-running Children's Christmas Fund Drive. She was a founding member of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and served as the organization's first president. The majority of the collection pertains to various radio and television programs she produced and to the early years of American Women in...