RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

WAMH/WAMF Records

Description:
Records of the Amherst College student radio station, WAMH (formerly WAMF). Records include audio recordings, publicity materials, program guides, correspondence, photographs, training materials, FCC materials and internal documentation of radio station operations. This collection recieves frequent additions.
Creators:
WAMH (radio station: Amherst, Mass.)
Dates:
1948/2015
Repository/Collector:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
City:
Amherst
State:
Massachusetts
Country:
United States
Collection ID:
MA.00257
Extent:
7 linear feet
Content types:
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Formats:
Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Digital audio file, Photographic print, and Text document
Carrier types:
Audiotape reel and Sheet
Languages:
English
Genres:
Radio programs, Correspondence, Photographs, Instructional and educational works, and Posters
Access statement:
There are limited restrictions on access to the collection for research use as noted at the folder level. All audio recordings are currently restricted for preservation purposes.
Usage statement:
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Inventory description:
EAD finding aid
Historical relevance:
The audio recordings in this collection document cultural and political activity on a small liberal arts campus between 1957 and 1996. Of interest are a number of recordings of events at other institutions obtained through relationships between student radio stations. Noted individuals featured in the recordings include: Robert Frost; John F. Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Neils Bohr.
Condition note:
Playable with proper equipment
Notes:
We do not have the necessary equipment to play these recordings on-site. A small number of recordings are available in digital form and it may be possible to digitize other recordings upon request.
Online finding aid:
View on asteria.fivecolleges.edu
OCLC record:
966318115
Local catalog record:
View on fcaw.library.umass.edu