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Guide to the Records of WNYU (Radio Station: New York, N.Y.) RG 39.5

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

Collection processed by University Archives staff in 2000. Revised by Katie Senft in 2003.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 27, 2012
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: WNYU (Radio station : New York, N.Y.).
Title: Records of WNYU (Radio Station: New York, N.Y.)
Dates: 1949-1969
Abstract: WNYU was formed in 1949 on the University Heights campus of New York University by a group of engineers. The records of WNYU Radio Station were transferred to the New York University Archives when the radio station was moved from Gould Memorial Library at the University Heights campus to Loeb Student Center on Washington Square in June 1973. The records cover the years 1949-1969 and deal with the activities of WNYU radio station and the efforts and persistence of WNYU's staff to build up an AM-FM radio station and maintain its broadcasting as one of the best educational radio stations in the New York metropolitan area. The collection is predominantly composed of correspondence between WNYU's staff and other constituent parts of the University. Other correspondence relates to the broader media and metropolitan community.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Call Phrase: RG 39.5