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Broadcast Archives: Television and Radio

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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

 


New Requests System

(March 31, 2016) The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center has initiated a new online requests system allowing all our faculty, students, patrons, and visiting researchers to submit requests for materials, schedule a visit, or place digital reproduction and oral history orders through a custom web-based interface.

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Our Mission

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

The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve 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. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center 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 in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials are provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


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