The collection documents Carol Cline’s interest and acclaim in the Dayton, Ohio radio community and the public relations industry. Also included is documentation on Cline’s international travels and civic commitment. The bulk of materials date from 1939-1966 and include correspondence, notes, news clippings, photographs, public relations materials, audio reels of "Carol’s Corner" radio broadcast interviews of famous and accomplished individuals, and a scrapbook. Cline interviewed high profile individuals from Miami Beach, Florida in 1963, including Mayor Kenneth Oka, and Marshal Wise, Director of the Cuban Refugee Center. Cline also interviewed professors and students from Cornell University, her alma mater. Cline’s interview subjects included several political figures, such as Congressman Robert Taft, Jr., Senator Paul Douglass, and Frances Perkins (former Secretary of Labor from 1934-1945). Entertainers interviewed by Cline included Bob Newhart, Roberta Peters, Helen Hayes, Peter Nero, Alan King, Jimmy Durante, and Liberace. Authors Abigail VanBuren, and Amy Vandervilt were a few of the authors interviewed. Among the Dayton Personalities were Roz Young, S.C. Allyn, Allan Eckert, Si Burick, Phil Donahue, and Dayton Philharmonic founder and director, Paul Katz.
Cline, Carolynne Helen, 1915-1985
Wright State University, Special Collections & Archives Department
College or university and State
2.5 linear feet. 155 ¼" reel to reel audio tapes, the majority of which are 3" reels, however 5" and 7" tapes are also present.
Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Acetate open reel tape and Open reel tape (unknown material)
Interviews, Interviews (Sound recordings), Scrapbooks, Diaries, Correspondence, and Photographs
There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection. Due to preservation concerns, original audio reels cannot be played in the reading room in their original form. Patrons may have access to reference copies. Items without reference copies can be digitized at the request of a patron for the cost of creating a digital copy. Please provide us at least two weeks advance notice if you would like to request an audio or video reference copy. Call (937) 775-2092 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use of digitized content is subject to conditions governing use.
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Paper inventory or finding aid, EAD finding aid, and Online catalog record
They are an important resource for documenting the history of women in radio broadcasting in the age of television.