The WSOU records include sound recordings of past radio broadcasts and some documentation of station activities. Sound recordings include some Italian programs, symphonic music, promotional spots, sports play-by-play broadcasts, and coverage of elections in Newark, among others. Other materials include a letter from John L. Sullivan of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to Frank McKenna on Relic Rock Review. Materials are on recorded sound discs (record albums on vinyl) and reel-to-reel audiotapes.
Cylinder and Reel-to-reel
Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center
The collection consists of materials related to radio stations and television stations in the United States and Mexico, 1930-2005. Materials include program guides, radio playlists, station newsletters, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles, station-produced publications, correspondence, press releases, and about 56 press release photographs from KBBQ in Burbank, Calif. Some KBBQ photographs depict country music recording artists, including Lynn Anderson, Eddy Arnold, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Dean, Merle Haggard, Lee Hazlewood, Ferlin Husky, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Lindsey, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Jeannie C. Riley, Tex Ritter, Nancy Sinatra, Hank Thompson, Sheb Wooley, and Tammy Wynette; Hollywood tailor Nudie Cohn; and actor Andy Griffith. Station publications include about 150 issues of Stand By! from WLS in Chicago, Ill., from the 1930s and 1940s. There is also material relating to the Southern Baptists Radio-Television Commission.
Sounds and Other
Cylinder, Disc (Commercial, Homemade, Transcription), Reel-to-reel, 8-Track, Audiocassette, Film, Videotape, and Digital tape (DAT, DCC)
There are 1900 items in the Radio and Television collection, but not all are recordings. There are also recordings housed outside the radio and television collection.
With over 300,000 recordings on tape, disc, cylinder, and piano roll, the Historical Music Recordings Collection is both the depository for University of Texas at Austin recordings and those of select orchestras, radio stations, national and international arts organizations. Named collections within the HMRC include: Irving Feld Radio Dramas; UT Radio House Transcription Discs; Mary Henrietta Chase Collection of Bing Crosby Lacquer Discs; KUT open-reel tape; Longhorn Radio Network open-reel tape; KMFA "20th century Romantics"; Austin Symphony Orchestra; Houston Symphony Orchestra; HMRC-CDs; 16-inch transcription discs (general collection).
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), and Spoken word
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Metal disc, LaserDisc, Cylinder, Analog audiocassette, Digital compact cassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Betamax, U-matic (including U-matic S), Text document, and Piano rolls
The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library
Recordings of broadcasts by local Buffalo musicians (ND) + interviews with Historical Society staff on WKBW program Panorama Spotlight (1965-67), plus recordings of 1960s broadcasts from WBEN, WBFO and WEBR, and miscellaneous radio recordings
Cylinder, Acetate open reel tape, and Analog audiocassette
1&2 Dedication of Ceramics Building; World Science & Technology in 1960, Dr. C. Guy Suits; Dr. C. Guy Suits, sides 1 & 4; Powder Metallurgy Awards, William Coolidge and B. Benbow; Cermet Roundtable at Knolls; Sounds of Progress