RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

The Records of WGLT

Description:
WGLT is licensed to Illinois State University and is affiliated with NPR. It was originally a student operated radio station, signing on the air on April 24th, 1962 as a closed circuit radio station. A few years later, on February 4, 1966, the station received FCC licensing and began FM boradcasting. The station became a full NPR member in the 1970's. Both the audio and paper records are unprocessed. In the past year, the university archivist and the station’s general manager (along with a School of Communication professor) started the process to inventory all the audio and paper records.
Creators:
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) (1966 -)
Dates:
1934/2013
Repository/Collector:
Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
City:
Normal
State:
Illinois
Country:
United States
Collection ID:
Uaff/IAI20XX_65
Extent:
14 linear feet; 14 boxes
Content types:
Performed music, Sounds, Spoken word, and Text
Formats:
Open reel tape (unknown material), VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), and 8-track cassette
Carrier types:
Audiotape reel, Audiocassette, and Videocassette
Indexing terms:
College radio stations - United States, Illinois State University, Public radio - Illinois - Normal, and Radio stations - Illinois - Normal
Languages:
English
Genres:
Interviews, Interviews (Sound recordings), Public service radio programs, and Poetry readings (Sound recordings)
Access statement:
The entire collection is open for research.
Usage statement:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. Due to lack of playback equipment and preservation concerns, most media items are not immediately accessible. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Inventory description:
EAD finding aid and Online catalog record
Supporting documentation:
There are papers associated with WGLT, but these collections are also unprocessed.
Historical relevance:
The local origination programs are unique reflections about local music as well as civic life; national programs may be duplicates, but can still contribute to broader NPR archive.
Condition note:
Unknown and Other
Online finding aid:
View on tempest.lib.ilstu.edu
OCLC record:
ocn960049074
Local catalog record:
View on vufind.carli.illinois.edu