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Keith K. Ketcham papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 5/6/15

Scope and Content

The collection (1960-1987) Includes the important correspondence of Keith Ketcham during his nearly-ten-years as the General Manager of WOI Radio/TV as well as administrative documents from this period of his career.


  • 1960-1987

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Keith Ketcham (1925-2000) was born in Osceola, Iowa and attended Iowa State College where he studied electrical engineering, graduating in 1949 after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a staff member at WOI for his entire career, joining as a board engineer in 1949, later becoming transmitter engineer, assistant chief engineer, and in 1953 Chief engineer. He was named General Manager of WOI AM/FM/TV in 1983 following the death of previous GM Robert Mulhall. He retired in 1987 as President of ISU Broadcasting Corp. He married Phyllis Fulton in 1949, and died in Ames in 2000.


3.72 Linear Feet (9 document boxes)


This collection is arranged in series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1963-1987

Series 2: Administrator Records, 1960-1987

Items in related collections

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

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 5/6/15. Keith K. Ketcham papers, 1960-1987
February 25, 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