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Arrogance and Power: The Saga of WOI-TV Appendices

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 5/6/10

Scope and Content

This collection contains the archival records from 1965-1992 that Harl used and referred to in writing Arrogance and Power: The Saga of WOI-TV. Among the documents are reports, correspondence, flyers, depositions, legal documents and memoranda discussing the sale of WOI-TV, beginning with Harl’s concerns about programming decisions in the 1960s and 1970s and concluding with his final plea for Iowa Governor Branstad to intervene and stop the sale in 1994. The contents are arranged in chronological order and a table of contents is available at the front of each appendix.


  • 2002

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Arrogance and Power: The Saga of WOI-TV (2001) was written and published by Neil Harl, Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Economics. In the volume, he refers to archival records that document the controversy surrounding the sale of the television station. He compiled these records into four volumes of appendices.


0.62 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 half-document box)

Items in related collections

RS 5/6. Iowa State University. WOI Radio and Television records, 1911-2012, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-06-25.

RS 5/6/10. Arrogance and Power: The Saga of WOI-TV Appendices, 2002
January 22, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672