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Haverford College Radio Club records

 Collection
Identifier: HCQ-003-015

Scope and Contents

The collection contains both technical and administrative documents written throughout the lifespan of the radio club. There is information regarding the engineering work done with the physics department to set up the signal, as well as documentation of the station's transition to FM radio and eventually digital broadcasting. Information regarding the International Broadcasting System (IBS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the club's relationship with those bodies is also available. Additionally, there is correspondence between club members and numerous outside groups, spanning from manufacturers to the New York Times. Finally, commonplace club-level administration documents such as meetings minutes and budgets can also be found in this collection.

Dates

  • 1942-2013

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

The Haverford College Radio Club was formed in 1942 with the help of the physics department. The radio station sponsored by the club underwent many incarnations over the course of the following several decades. Content was primarily musical, ranging from classical and swing in the 1950s to rap and hip hop in the 1980s. Recordings of Haverford musical performances were also featured on the radio station. In addition to music, the station delivered news from the New York Times and Haverford College. Other talk sections also appeared throughout the years, concerning a variety of topics such as sports, politics, and individual talk shows.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains both technical and administrative documents written throughout the lifespan of the radio club. There is information regarding the engineering work done with the physics department to set up the signal, as well as documentation of the station's transition to FM radio and eventually digital broadcasting. Information regarding the International Broadcasting System (IBS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the club's relationship with those bodies is also available. Additionally, there is correspondence between club members and numerous outside groups, spanning from manufacturers to the New York Times. Finally, commonplace club-level administration documents such as meetings minutes and budgets can also be found in this collection.

Arrangement

2 boxes; folders arranged chronologically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition is unknown

Related Materials

None

Processing Information

Processed by Anna Neuheardt, completed April 2019

Title
Haverford College Radio Club records
Author
Anna Neuheardt
Date
April, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

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Haverford PA 19041 USA US