Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
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.
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.
2 boxes; folders arranged chronologically
Source of acquisition is unknown
Processed by Anna Neuheardt, completed April 2019
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Anna Neuheardt
- Finding Aid Date
- April, 2019
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)