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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 10, 2016:  Closed

Broadcast Archives: Television and Radio

CBS broadcastBroadcast Archives Collections

The Broadcasting Archives consists of extensive holdings of local television and radio programming. Currently, the television collection includes WAVE-TV (Channel 3, Louisville), WLKY-TV (Channel 32, Louisville), WKYT-TV (Channel 27, Lexington) and generally span the dates from 1965 through 1988. The Broadcasting Archives also contains selected programs from Kentucky Educational Television such as the "Distinguished Kentuckians" series and gubernatorial debates. The news material in these collections is stored on 16mm film and 3/4 inch videotape.

The radio collections include selected programs from WBKY/WUKY (University of Kentucky Radio), WHAS (Louisville), WAVE (Louisville), WVLK (Lexington), WBLG (Lexington) and WLAP (Lexington). Also featured in our radio collections, the Al Smith collection contains the public affairs program, Primeline. The WHAS collection is a major collection of public affairs and political programming dating primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. The WVLK and WLAP collections consist primarily of public affairs programming from the 1970s and 1980s.

Online finding aids available for individual collections:

Sullivan (Claude) Audio Collection

WAVE Radio Collection

WBKY Radio Collection

WBLG Radio Collection

WLAP Radio Collection

WVLK Radio Collection

 


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

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Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

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