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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Additional
Materials

AIB establishes and maintains a permanent collection of materials relating to the history, development and contribution of radio and television in Iowa.

Blackhawk Broadcasting Collection

Blackhawk Broadcasting Collection

Abstract: Blackhawk Broadcasting was the parent company of KWWL radio and television stations out of Waterloo, Iowa. The company was founded by Ralph J. McElroy, and later run by Robert Buckmaster until its sale in 1980. The collection consists of legal files, memos, correspondence, promotional materials and artifacts.

Extent: 25 linear feet

Dates: 1952-1983

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Northwest Broadcast News Association Collection

Northwest Broadcast News Association Collection

Abstract: Newsletters, scholarship information, NBNA/RTNDA (Radio-TV News Directors Association) session tapes

Extent: Approximately 15 linear feet

Dates: 1946-2005

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Reference Book Collection

Reference Book Collection

Abstract: Published works on topics relating to broadcasting, television and radio history, etc.

Extent: 28.5 linear feet.

Dates: 1937-2005.

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U. Iowa Collection

University of Iowa Thesis and Dissertation Collection

Abstract: A collection of master's theses and dissertations from the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies.

Extent: 1 linear foot.

Dates: Unknown.

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Grant Price Collection

Grant Price Collection

Abstract: Contains material from his broadcasting career, including work at KXEL, WMT, and KWWL, and his time at Wartburg College where he was a professor of journalism and founder of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting.

Extent: 32 boxes [14.25 linear feet], and 21 audiovisual items.

Dates: 1947-2008.

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Publications Collection

Publications Collection

Abstract: This collection contains publications related to the broadcasting industry, including the Broadcasting Yearbook (1935-2009), Radio Ratings Survey (1939-1995), TV Guide Magazine - Iowa Edition (1960-1966), and TV Ratings Survey (1981-2007).

Extent: 25.5 linear feet

Dates: 1935-2009

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Leo Greco Collection

Leo Greco Collection

Abstract: Leo Greco was a band leader and radio show host, entertaining Iowans for seventy years. He led the Leo Greco Band in the 1950s and 1960s, and was the long-time host of the "Variety Time" radio show on WMT radio, from the early 1970s to his death in 2011. This collection includes recordings of Leo Greco television program and Leo Greco and his Pioneers.

Extent: 145 items

Dates: 1992-2008; 2011

 

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Cliff Brockman Collection

Cliff Brockman Collection

Abstract: The collection is material from 1973 – 2018 during Cliff Brockman’s time as an Iowa broadcast journalist and college journalism educator. Included in the collection is material from both those careers. Brockman was very active in the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) and the collection includes material related to his work with the IBNA. He was also very active in church and community affairs and there a few folders pertaining to that work.

Extent: Approximately 10 linear feet, including 83 audiovisual items.

Dates: 1973-2018.

 

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Homemaker Collection

Homemaker Newsletter Collection

Abstract: Homemaker radio cooking shows were popular from the early days of radio, where female hosts shared recipes and other aspects of farm life across the radio waves. This collection includes newsletters from the following shows: Home Fare (WMT-TV), Billie Oakley's Open Line, KMA Guide, Jessie's Homemaker, Kitchen Klatter, Jackie's Newsletter, Florence Falk, and The Farmer's Wife (KMA).

Extent: 3 linear feet.

Dates: 1948-1986.

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William B. Quarton Collection

William B. Quarton Collection

Abstract: The collection is material from 1937 – 2005 during William Quarton’s time as owner and general manager of WMT radio and TV in Cedar Rapids. There is also material from Quarton’s service to the National Broadcaster’s Association and the CBS television network board of affiliates, and the White House Conference on International rights. The collection includes a series of First Day Issue stamps that Quarton sent to advertisers as an unusual thank-you promotion for buying advertising on the WMT stations.

Extent: 19 boxes, & 8 audiovisual items.

Dates: 1937 – 2005.

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UIHC Video Collection

UIHC Video Collection

Abstract: Audiovisual materials, 1990-1999. This collection contains video recordings of news from UIHC covered by various channels, such as KWWL or KCRG. The UIHC collection consists of VHS videocassettes, most of the tapes have handwritten notes attached. Main subjects of the recordings include health and wellness, clinical trials and general news clips.

Extent: 14 items

Dates: 1990-1999.

 

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Wayne Anderson Collection

Wayne Anderson Collection

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