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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Oral History

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

Interview Resources


Index of Oral History Interviews
including links to those available online via YouTube


Collection Catalog Index (coming soon!)


History of the
Oral History Project

The roots of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting is the Oral History Project. When Grant Price came to Wartburg College after a 40-year career in radio and television news, he wanted to document the first person experiences of the men and women who created and developed media in the State of Iowa before their stories were lost to history.

The first oral history interview was conducted in 1994, with William B. Quarton of Cedar Rapids. Mr. Quarton was the Chief Executive Officer of the WMT stations and the first president of the Iowa Broadcasters Association. In the last 23 years, over 140 individuals have been interviewed for the Oral History Project.

The Archives of Iowa Broadcasting is committed to continuing Grant Price’s effort to record and preserve these unique stories of Iowa’s broadcasting history.

Located on the 3rd floor

of Vogel Library

By appointment only

 Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

For appointment or more information, contact:

Kay Grigsby, MSLIS
(319) 352-8457


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