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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Brockman Collection

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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

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Cliff Brockman Collection

 

Preface

The purpose of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting is to establish and maintain a permanent collection of materials relating to the history, development and contribution of radio and television in Iowa.

The Archives is committed to providing access to holdings. However, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with the donors. Due to the complexity and variety of audiovisual formats, most items will need to be digitally duplicated or transferred before access can be provided.

 

Introduction

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.

 

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Description: Papers, photos, audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs.

Dates: 1973-2018

Subjects: KLFM radio, KAYL radio, KCAU-TV, WQAD-TV, WHBF-TV, Common Ground Radio (funded by the Stanley Foundation), University of Iowa, Wartburg College.

Related Material:

Archives of Iowa Broadcasting:

  • WQAD Television Collection
  • Grant Price Collection

Wartburg College Collection

  • Department of Journalism and Communication

 

Administrative Information

Restrictions: Some materials in this collection may be restricted under copyright. The Archives provides access to these items for the purpose of research, instruction, and private study under the provisions of Faire Use, outlined in section 107 of copyright law. User assumes all responsibility for obtaining permission for reproduction or use.

Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; Cliff Brockman Collection; Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Donation.

Processing Information: Processing completed by CB on 12/18/2018.

 

Biographical Sketch

History: Cliff Brockman was an Iowa broadcast journalist for 32 years and a college journalism educator for 14 years before retiring in 2018. During his professional career, he worked in TV and radio news as a reporter, assignment editor, producer, and news director. As a college professor, he taught print and broadcast reporting and editing, TV and video production, and Media Law & Ethics. He advised two student newspapers: the Augustana College (Ill.) Observer in 1982 and the Wartburg Trumpet during all but his first year at Wartburg. Brockman created and advised the Wartburg Circuit, a student media website. His research interests primarily centered on student online media.

Brockman received numerous awards during his career, including: the Jack Shelley Award, the highest award an Iowa broadcast journalist can receive (for outstanding contributions to journalism), two national Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) awards for The Circuit, and the national Ken Nordin Award from the ACP for outstanding research.

Active in the Iowa Broadcast News Association during both careers, Brockman served as president, vice-president, was on the board of directors numerous times, and served on numerous committees. He also edited the IBNA’s newsletter for several years, and later created and edited the IBNA’s online newsletter. He continues to write occasional articles for the group’s website.

A lifelong member of the Lutheran church (ELCA), Brockman served on church councils in each church he belonged to as well as numerous committees at both the local and synod levels.

Also active in community affairs, he served on committees and boards in the cities where he resided. In Waverly, he oversaw students to broadcast all Waverly City Council and other city meetings for 11 years.

Timeline:
1973-75: KLFM Radio, Ames, Iowa.

1975: BA, Journalism, Iowa State University.
1975-81: KAYL radio, Storm Lake, Iowa.

1982: Received Jack Shelley Award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

1981-83: KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa.

1983-99: WQAD-TV, Moline, Ill.

1999-2001: WHBF-TV, Rock Island, Ill.

2001-04: Common Ground Radio, The Stanley Foundation.

2004-2006: Adjunct journalism instructor at University of Iowa and Augustana College (Ill.).

2005: MA, Journalism, University of Iowa.

2006-2018: Journalism professor at Wartburg College

2012: Received tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

2018: Retired and received emeriti status.

 

Series Description:

  1. KAYL Radio
  2. KCAU-TV
  3. WQAD-TV
  4. WHBF-TV
  5. Common Ground Radio
  6. University of Iowa
  7. Wartburg College
  8. Iowa Broadcast News Association
  9. Audiovisual Materials

 

KAYL Radio

  • Records of Brockman’s work at KAYL radio in Storm Lake, Iowa. Includes news articles, awards, and a photograph.
  • 3 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

1

KAYL

Articles

1975-1981

1

2

KAYL

Awards

 

1

3

KAYL

Photo

1980

 

KCAU-TV

  • Records of Brockman’s word at KCAU television in Sioux City, Iowa. Includes memos, and newspaper articles.
  • 4 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

4

KCAU

KCAU hiring and resignation memos

1981&83

1

5

KCAU

Togo TV newspaper article

1982

1

6

KCAU

Younkers story controversy

1982

1

7

KCAU

KCAU news cutbacks article

1983

 

WQAD-TV

  • Records of Brockman’s time at WQAD television in the Quad Cities. Includes newspaper articles, memos, and awards.
  • 12 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

8

WQAD

WQAD business cards

 

1

9

WQAD

Silver Dome Award certificate

 

1

10

WQAD

WQAD staff changes memo

 

1

11

WQAD

WQAD interim news director memo

12/11/1991

1

12

WQAD

Media workshop speaker

       2/26/1991

1

13

WQAD

Gay mother controversy news article

     10/12/1983

1

14

WQAD

Emmy Award certificate

         1/1/1997

1

15

WQAD

Newspaper articles

   1988 & 1998

1

16

WQAD

James Klindt murder case

     1981 - 2004

1

17

WQAD

WQAD newsletter

          5/1/1989

1

18

WQAD

Gulf War Primer

                  1991

1

19

WQAD

WQAD goodbye emails

              Dec-99

1

20

WQAD

Jim King obits

          1/3/1999

 

WHBF-TV

  • Records of Brockman’s work at WHBF television in Rock Island, Illinois. Includes news articles, memos, and awards.
  • 8 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

21

WHBF

WHBF-TV hiring memo

12/2/1998

1

22

WHBF

WHBF business cards

 

1

23

WHBF

Newspaper articles

       1998-2000

1

24

WHBF

Crimestoppers Outstanding Illinois Station of the Year award

1999

 

1

25

WHBF

Newspaper article "Faces in Faith"

       6/26/1999

1

26

WHBF

Associated Press award

       3/16/2000

1

27

WHBF

WHBF-TV Promotional Sheet

          1/9/2000

1

28

WHBF

Don Sharp

          2/1/2000

1

29

WHBF

Denny Witt

               Jan-04

 

Common Ground Radio

  • Common Ground is a weekly radio program on world affairs produced by the Stanley Foundation since 1980. This series contains scripts, notes, photographs, and awards.
  • 14 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

30

CGR

Business cards

 

1

31

CGR

NATO AWACS stories

12/25/2001

1

32

CGR

Common Ground publicity

12/25/2001

 

1

33

CGR

UN interview photo

2002

1

34

CGR

Presidential ads story

               Jan-02

1

35

CGR

Globalization of Baseball story

       7/31/2002

1

36

CGR

News articles

       8/19/2002

1

37

CGR

Robert Fisk/British journalist interview

       9/10/2002

1

38

CGR

Sudan genocide interview

         9/1/2002

1

39

CGR

30th Anniversary of Nixon visit to China

       10/1/2002

1

40

CGR

Newt Gingrich interview

       10/9/2003

1

41

CGR

Flute Player-Cambodian Refugee story

                Jul-04

1

42

CGR

News stories

       2001-2003                          

1

43

CGR

National Press Foundation: "World Hot Spots" certificate

     12/17/2003

1

44

CGR

Media Passes

 

 

University of Iowa

  • Records of Brockman’s time as an instructor at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Includes notes, news stories, and course materials.
  • 10 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

1

45

U Iowa

University of Iowa teaching contract

4/22/2004

1

46

U Iowa

TV News Reporting course

9/2004

1

47

U Iowa

Teaching Portfolio

12/2004

1

48

U Iowa

Pedagogy course

          9/1/2004

1

49

U Iowa

Beat reporting article

       4/25/2005

1

50

U Iowa

News editorial problems

         3/1/2005

1

51

U Iowa

Master Project/IBNA online newsletter

       4/26/2005

1

52

U Iowa

Master's Committee

         4/1/2005

1

53

U Iowa

National Honor Society Certificate and letter

          5/6/2005

 

1

54

U Iowa

Expanded Media coverage article

8/1/2005

 

Wartburg College

  • Records of Brockman’s time as faculty at Wartburg College. Includes self-assessments and tenure application, syllabi and teaching materials, research summaries and presentations, journal articles, and photographs.
  • 2 boxes, 38 items.
  • Arranged by subject and thereunder chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

2

1

Wartburg

Self-assessment 2007

Mar-07

2

2

Wartburg

Self-assessment 2008

Jan-09

2

3

Wartburg

Self-assessment 2009

Nov-09

2

4

Wartburg

Self-assessment 2010

Jan-11

2

5

Wartburg

Self-assessment 2011, tenure application

         1/1/2012

2

6

Wartburg

Curriculum Vitae

            May-18

2

7

Wartburg

Convergence brainstorm session notes

              Sep-06

2

8

Wartburg

Communication Arts Brochures

             Nov-06

2

9

Wartburg

TV Production course photos

                 2006

2

10

Wartburg

The Circuit (Student media website)

                 2008

2

11

Wartburg

Course syllabi

       2007-2017                     

2

12

Wartburg

Student reflection papers

       12/1/2011

2

13

Wartburg

J & C Capstone course

         4/1/2016

2

14

Wartburg

Convergence Newsletter article

              Jun-08

2

15

Wartburg

The Collaboration Conference proposal

              Feb-09

2

16

Wartburg

Small college student media research project

             Aug-09

 

2

17

Wartburg

The Circuit(converged student media)conference presentations

                     2009 & 2010

2

18

Wartburg

Converged online student media presentation

       4/1/2010

 

2

19

Wartburg

The Circuit journal article

            Apr-10

2

20

Wartburg

Convergence article/Wartburg Magazine

            Oct-10

2

21

Wartburg

Convergence Newsletter article

          May-10

2

22

Wartburg

Teaching Web Journalism conference presentation

            Apr-11

 

2

23

Wartburg

"Pacemaker's Winner Circle" research and presentation

            Oct-11

 

2

24

Wartburg

Student media storytelling presentation

             Apr-12

2

25

Wartburg

Converged storytelling presentation

             Apr-13

2

26

Wartburg

Knightvision case study journal article

            Aug-15

2

27

Wartburg

Journalism Interactive conference presentation

            Feb-16

 

2

28

Wartburg

"Creativity Meets Collaboration"

4/1/2017

 

2

 

29

 

Wartburg

College recognition programs

                             

   2012 & 2016

2

30

Wartburg

Grant Price Studio dedication photos

10/1/2009

 

2

 

31

 

Wartburg

History of Journalism & Communications Dept.

Dec-14

 

2

 

32

 

Wartburg

Axiom student magazines

                           

       2014-2016

2

33

Wartburg

Student thank you notes

1-May-18

 

2

 

34

 

Wartburg

Artist Series article for Wartburg Magazine

7/7/2015

 

2

 

35

 

Wartburg

SE Iowa Synod ELCA Stewardship video notes and script

Sep-05

3

1

Wartburg

Retirement newspaper articles

2/1/2018

3

2

Wartburg

Parkinson's Disease newspaper article

11/26/2018

3

3

Wartburg

Randy Brubaker obituaries and articles

5/3/2014

3 17 Wartburg Eighmey Award 2019 2/15/2019

 

Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA)

  • IBNA is a non-profit association of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and adjacent states. This series includes convention materials, formal presidential statements, newsletters, salary surveys, Jack Shelley obituaries, and Expanded Media Coverage articles.
  • 1 box, 12 items.
  • Arranged by subject.

Container Listing

 

Box

Folder

Series

Contents

Dates

3

4

IBNA

IBNA convention chair materials

5/3/1980

 

3

 

 5

 

IBNA

IBNA conventions/photos, programs, other materials

                                  

       2004-2017

3

6

IBNA

IBNA president formal statements

1/1/1981

3

7

IBNA

Jack Shelley Award

4/1/1982

 

3

 

8

 

IBNA

Jack Shelley Award recipents reunion photo

5/1/1996

 

3

 

9

 

IBNA

IBNA Wage & Job Satisfaction surveys

                           

       2005-2013

 

3

 

10

 

IBNA

IBNA Newsletters

                            

       1980-1985

 

3

 

11

 

IBNA

IBNA website stories

Sept.- Dec. 2018

3

12

IBNA

Jack Shelley obituary and funeral program

9/16/2010

3

13

IBNA

Expanded Media Coverage articles

Nov-79

 

3

 

14

 

IBNA

Iowa Freedom of Information Council newsletters

                          

       1981-1985

 

3

 

15

 

IBNA

RTNDA newsletters

Northwest Broadcast News Association membership certificate

1955

 

Audiovisual Materials

  • Audio and video materials on various formats, including BetacamSP, U-matic, VHS/S-VHS, reel-to-reel, CD, DVD, and more. Subjects include documentaries, radio stories, student productions, Iowa Broadcast News Association materials, Jim King eulogies and funeral service, and church productions.
  • 83 items.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Format

Series

Contents

Dates

Audio tape

 

A/V

KWAR radio audition tape

                  1972

Audio tape

A/V

Richard Nixon resignation

8/8/1974

3/4" video tape

A/V

KCAU Humorous Commentaries

1982

3/4" video tape

A/V

No License to Drive

2/5/1992

S-VHS

A/V

Driving to Stay Alive

10/1/1995

S-VHS

A/V

Davenport Mayoral Debate

11/4/1995

S-VHS

A/V

Safe at Home: Town Meeting

11/12/1995

S-VHS

A/V

A Shadow of Yourself

4/11/1996

S-VHS

A/V

A Shadow of Yourself

4/11/1996

S-VHS

A/V

Kids Count Summer Job Exchange

5/30/1996

S-VHS

A/V

Crisis in the Classroom: Stop the Violence

9/30/1996

S-VHS

A/V

Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids

3/2/1997

S-VHS

A/V

Kids Count Summer Job Exchange

May-97

S-VHS

A/V

Teen Pregnancy

Nov-97

S-VHS

A/V

Kids Count Summer Job Exchange

May-98

S-VHS

A/V

Last Call: Teen Drinking

9/25/1998

S-VHS

A/V

Last Call: Teen Drinking

9/25/1998

S-VHS

A/V

Kids Count Festival of Choirs

12/17/1998

VHS

A/V

Denny Witt's Last Day

1/27/2000

VHS

A/V

Don Sharp's Last Week, Tributes, Final Sportscast

4/14/2000

VHS

A/V

Journey  to Brain Based Learning

Sep-2000

VHS

A/V

The Making of the News: WHBF-TV

Nov-2000

CD

A/V

Common Ground radio interviews

                      

       2001-2004

CD

A/V

Common Ground radio packages

                      

      2001-2004

CD

A/V

Common Ground radio interview clips

                      

       2001-2004

CD

A/V

Resume Reel

5/1/2004

CD

A/V

Resume Reel

5/1/2004

CD

A/V

Common Ground Radio NATO AWACS/Al Jazeera

12/25/2001

DAT

A/V

NATO AWACS (Raw #1)

10/1/2001

DAT

A/V

NATO AWACS (Raw #2)

10/1/2001

CD

A/V

Common Ground Radio Macedonia/Spinning the Globe

2/5/2002

DAT

A/V

Macedonia Mayors (Raw)

1/15/2002

CD

A/V

Common Ground Radio Domestic Views on International Affairs

3/26/2002

DAT

A/V

Globalization of Baseball #1 raw audio

7/31/2002

DAT

A/V

Globalization of Baseball #2 raw audio

7/31/2002

DAT

A/V

Political ads for Domestic Views on International Affairs story

2/1/2002

CD

A/V

Final Common Ground Radio program

4/27/2004

CD

A/V

The Russia Project: Can This Be Democracy

6/1/2001

CD

A/V

The Russia Project: Ten Years After the Soviet Collapse

6/1/2001

CD

A/V

The Struggle for Iran

9/1/2001

CD

A/V

Children of War

2/28/2003

CD

A/V

World Refugee Special

6/17/3003

CD

A/V

UN Under Fire

6/1/2004

CD

A/V

Confronting Today's Global Threats

6/1/2005

CD

A/V

24/7 The Rise and Influence of Arab Media

6/1/2006

CD

A/V

Beyond Fear: America's Role in an Uncertain World

6/1/2007

CD

A/V

Photos: student trip to Eisenach, Germany

5/1/2007

DVD

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly/Another Day in the Life of Waverly

                   

   2005 & 2006

DV tape

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly/Music Video Show

5/1/2007

DVD

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly/Music Video Show

5/1/2007

CD

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly (Radio version)

5/1/2007

DV tape

A/V

Person at Work

2/1/2008

DVD

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly

May-09

CD

A/V

A Day in the Life of Waverly (Radio version)

May-09

DVD

A/V

Advanced Broadcast Production

May-09

DV tape

A/V

Campus stories, PSA's, /6 from 60's Music Video Show, Day in the Life

May-09

DV tape

A/V

TV Production: Demonstrations & PSAs

Feb-12

DV tape

A/V

TV Production: Public Affairs Shows

 

DV tape

A/V

TV Production: Public Affairs Shows

 

DV tape

A/V

TV Production: Campus stories (6)

 

DV tape

A/V

Advanced Broadcast Production: PSA's

 

DVD

A/V

Music Videos and More

                   

    2005 & 2006

CD

A/V

Radio Documentaries

                   2005 & 2006

DVD

A/V

6 from the 60's (Music Video Show)

May-09

DVD

A/V

Above the Fold documentary

May-16

DVD

A/V

Where Patriots Gather documentary

May-18

DVD

A/V

Legendary: The Buzz Levick Story

May-18

DVD

A/V

Tu is Better Than One

May-18

VHS

A/V

Univ, Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop

Jul-07

VHS

A/V

University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop

Jul-09

DVD

A/V

University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop

Jul-10

CD

A/V

Jack Shelley, IBNA Convention Keynote & Steve Coon retirement

5/1/2004

CD

A/V

Jack Shelley, IBNA Convention Keynote & Steve Coon retirement

5/1/2004

CD

A/V

Dick Petrik KOEL Radio Memories

May-05

CD

A/V

IBNA Convention Photos (on CD)

May-07

DV tape

A/V

IBNA Newsletter: KCRG Interviews

Jul-07

Beta Cam SP

A/V

Kris Ketz funeral eulogy of his father Jim King

Jan-99

Beta Cam SP

A/V

Jim King Funeral

Jan-99

3/4" video tape

A/V

Jim King Video Clips

Jan-99

3/4" video tape

A/V

All Saints Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa

Sep-85

VHS

A/V

All Saints Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa

Aug-90

Beta Cam SP

A/V

All Saints Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa sanctuary dedication

Sept. 1991

DVD

A/V

Walking Together in Mission

Sep-05

 

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