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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...
Dates: 2002

Bess and Fred E. Ferguson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/13/52
Abstract Elizabeth "Bess" Storm Ferguson, a 1921 graduate of Iowa State, was a homemaker and journalist. Her husband, Fred, who was a 1922 graduate of Iowa State, was Publications Editor (1924-1953) for Iowa State College (University) and the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. This collection includes the papers of both Bess and Fred Ferguson and contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, professional writings, and farm records. Bess's professional works focus...
Dates: 1887-1986, undated

Betty Lou Varnum papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 5/6/53
Abstract Betty Lou Varnum was a TV personality at WOI-TV in central Iowa. She began her career in 1954 as host of a program for children, "The Magic Window." She also hosted other WOI-TV programs "Dimension 5," "Status 6," and "Stringer’s Newscast." Varnum was an announcer for a number of televised VEISHEA parades at Iowa State University and Iowa State Fair parades in Des Moines, Iowa. She retired from WOI-TV in 1994. This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, program notes,...
Dates: 1955-1993, undated

Harmon B. Deal papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 5/6/21
Scope and Content

This collection chronicles the years that Harmon Deal was the General Manager of WOI.

Dates: 1920-1925

Iowa State University. WOI Radio and Television records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 5/6
Abstract WOI-AM went on the air on April 28, 1922, with regular market news broadcasts. During the next 25 years, the scope of station programming expanded to encompass all areas of Iowa State's activities including agricultural programming, programs for homemakers, lectures, forums, and classical music. On July 1, 1949, WOI-FM became one of the first FM stations in Iowa when it started broadcasting. In 2004, WOI Radio became part of Iowa Public Radio. WOI-TV went on the air in February 1950 and for...
Dates: 1911-2012, undated

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.

Dates: 1960-1987

Neil E. Harl papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 13/9/57
Abstract Neil E. Harl (1933- ) (agricultural economist and lawyer) received his B.S. (1955) from Iowa State College (University), his J.D. (1961) from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. (1965) in economics from Iowa State University. He was an Iowa State University faculty member in the Department of Economics from 1964-2004. In 1976, he became Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture. He also served as Director (1990-2004) of ISU's Center for International Agriculture Finance....
Dates: 1928-2009, undated

Patrick John O’Connell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/91
Scope and Content This collection (1956-1957, 1990) consists of photographic contact sheets and negatives taken during 1956 and 1957, as well as an itemized list of the photographs. The photographs include several images from the WOI-TV studio, including interviews done with people such as Ezra Taft Benson, President James Hilton, and coverage of Betty Lou McVay’s children’s show, "The Magic Window." There are several photographs of concerts including dance scenes and images of Louis Armstrong. The collection...
Dates: 1956-1957, 1990

Robert Mulhall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 5/6/14
Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence related to Robert Mulhall's work at WOI, administrative papers from Mulhall's leadership of WOI, legal documents regarding actions taken by and against WOI Radio and WOI Television, and documents related to WOI’s extensive application for special service authorization to broadcast during the night-time hours

Dates: 1939-2006

Verda Louise Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 5/2/51
Scope and Content This collection documents the making of the hour-long PBS program "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," by Verda Williams. Series 1 - Biographical Information (1998) contains Williams' resume. Series 2 - Publicity (1985-1991) contains brochures, newspaper advertisements, and posters of Verda Williams' productions "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" and "A Rose Is A Rose" both before and after...
Dates: 1958-2004, undated

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