RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

Deane Flett Papers, 1940s-1970s

Description:
Collection contains photographs, several office newsletters generated by Mr. Flett, documents related to the quest for an F.C.C. license to broadcast, scripts, schedules and personal memorabilia.
Creators:
Flett, Deane Roberts
Dates:
1940s-1970s
Repository/Collector:
Noel Memorial Library, Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSUS
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
City:
Shreveport
State:
Louisiana
Country:
United States
Collection ID:
Coll. 606
Extent:
2 linear feet
Content types:
Still image and Text
Formats:
Photographic print and Text document
Carrier types:
Sheet
Indexing terms:
Radio and Television broadcasting
Languages:
English
Genres:
Autobiographies, Business correspondence, Personal correspondence, Speeches, Periodicals, and Ephemera
Access statement:
Open for research
Usage statement:
Copyright restrictions apply
Inventory description:
Paper inventory or finding aid and Relational database
Supporting documentation:
Donor agreement
Historical relevance:
Deane Flett was a Shreveport television pioneer. Flett was born February 28, 1915 in Milbank, South Dakota. He graduated from Morningside College, Sioux City IA in 1938. Broadcasting was his passion and as a young boy in the Midwest, he'd listen to W.K. Henderson's "Hello World! Doggone Ya!" broadcast from the 50,000 watt KWKH radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana. When he returned from the war, he moved south in 1946 to join KWKH as a sports announcer. In 1953, he served as project manager who obtained the television license for KSLA TV, the first in the area. He worked at KSLA for eleven years, then moved to KTBS as station manager. Flett worked in the broadcasting business for thirty-five years, twenty-two of those in television in Shreveport. He died June 23, 2009.
Condition note:
No damage
Website URL:
View on gencat3.eloquent-systems.com
Online finding aid:
View on gencat.eloquent-systems.com