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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Additional

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 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.


1. Legal Files (1952-1953 fight to license Channel 7), Extent: 9 linear feet

2. Correspondence/Memorandum (ca. 1959-1983), Extent: 8 boxes

3. Promotional Materials 

4. Artifacts (including Bell & Howell handheld camera, Ralph J. McElroy's microphone), Extent: 2 boxes

Northwest Broadcast News Association Collection

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

Extent: Approximately 15 linear feet

Date Range: 1946-2005

Grant Price Collection

Documentaries: A Legacy of Trust, Opening a Whole New World, The Limestone Boys

Extent: 1.5 linear feet


Extent: 13.5 linear feet


Extent: 15 linear feet


Publications Collection

* Broadcasting Yearbook, Extent: 3 linear feet; Date Range: 1935-2009

* Radio Ratings Surveys, Extent: 6 linear feet

* TV Guide Magazine - Iowa Edition, Extent: 4.5 linear feet; Date Range: 1960-1966

* TV Ratings Surveys, Extent: 12 linear feet

Homemaker Collection

* Billie Oakley's Open Line (WMT)
* Florence Falk
* Home Fare (WMT-TV)
* Jackie's Newsletter
* Jessie's Homemaker
* Kitchen Klatter, 1948-1986
* KMA Guide
* The Farmer's Wife (KMA)

William B. Quarton Collection

This collection spans Mr. Quarton's long career in broadcasting and contains materials related to WMT, KWCR, CBS, Cable TV, White House conference tapes, service and philanthropy, photographs, reports, magazines and books.

Extent: 24 linear feet