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The Records of WGLT

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Abstract

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Administrative Information

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Administrative Files

Budgeting and Reports

Programs

Audio and Video Materials

Textiles

Ephemera and Memorabilia



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The Records of WGLT, 1962-2016 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

By Kyle Albright

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Collection Overview

Title: The Records of WGLT, 1962-2016Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1980-1989

ID: UAff/IAI20XX_65

Primary Creator: WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) (1966 -)

Extent: 30.39 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of WGLT is arranged into six series based on types of materials. The collections include audio reels and video materials, program guides, textiles, and plaques.

Subjects: College radio stations - Illinois - Normal., Public radio - Illinois - Normal, WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.), WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) - Correspondence.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of WGLT contains administrative materials and media created by the Illinois State University affiliated National Public Radio station, WGLT. The collection includes correspondence, annual reports, program guides, VHS tapes, and audio produced by the station and saved in various formats.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administrative Files, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012-2013, holds the administrative files including the constitution and policy statements, correspondence, committee materials, format and positioning statements, and surveys and petitions.

Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013, holds budgeting information and reports including facilities information and Congressional appeals.

Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015 includes program information and program guides.

Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1982-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, includes recordings played on the station. The majority of the audio recordings are reel-to-reel. The reels and the boxes have been reused, so titles are unreliable.

Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, contains T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, hats and other items promoting WGLT and programs.

Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016, contains scrapbooks, photographs, plaques, and newsletters.

Collection Historical Note

Originally a student operated radio station, WGLT first signed on the air on April 24, 1962 as a closed circuit radio station. The station operated out of the Centennial building. A few years later, on February 4, 1966, the station received FCC licensing and began FM broadcasting. After moving to a studio in Cook Hall, the station broadcast with only 10 watts of power which was enough to reach student dormitories. By the 1970's, WGLT became a full member of the National Public Radio network and was later broadcasting at 25,000 watts. Offered as a public service of the university, the station currently offers talk and news programming as well as online streaming music channels that include blues, jazz, and acoustic music. The station's call sign is an acronym for "Gladly Learn Teach" which is a take on the university's motto: Gladly we learn and teach.

Subject/Index Terms

College radio stations - Illinois - Normal.
Public radio - Illinois - Normal
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.)
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) - Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Technical Access Note: Some materials in this collection require speical equipment and may not be accessible. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

Acquisition Method: Most materials in this collection were held by Milner Library until they were transferred to the newly created University Archives in the 1970's. Some materials have since been added by University Archives staff.

Related Materials: GLT Guides Digital Collection

Preferred Citation: The Records of WGLT, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed. Reel-to-reels were measured and dimension information included in this finding aid.

Finding Aid Revision History: Fourteen additional boxes were added to the collection Fall 2018 by Julie Neville.

Other URL: http://wglt.org/


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Administrative Files, undated, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012, 2013.],
[Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013.],
[Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015.],
[Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011.],
[Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000.],
[Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016.],
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Series I: Administrative Files, undated, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012, 2013.Add to your cart.
Series I contains administrative files for WGLT. Items include the WGLT constitution, correspondence, policy statements, and committee materials.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Constitution, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Policy Statement, 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1981-1997, 2004-2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: History, 1972-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Long Range Plans, 1969-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Future Directions, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reviews, undated, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Committees, 1978-1990, 1999-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Committees, 1978-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Needs and Priorities, 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Friends Council, 1999-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Staff Directories, 1962-1964, 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Personnel Documents, 1974-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Format and Responses, 1988-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Format and Responses, 1990-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Positioning Statement, 2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Surveys, 1974, 1977, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: WGLT Petition, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Alumni Reunion, 1990-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Phone App, 2012.Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, undated, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012, 2013.],
[Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013.],
[Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015.],
[Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011.],
[Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000.],
[Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016.],
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