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CBS-TV oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03177

Scope and Contents

Consisting of VHS tapes, transcripts, and a CD, the CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004, document Mike Conway’s research of the development of CBS News during the 1940s. The VHS tapes contain video of the interviews, in addition to transcripts of the interviews in both hard copy and electronic format. Photographs of some interviewees and an electronic copy of CBS employee Henry Cassirer’s unpublished manuscript “Citizen of the 20th Century” complete the collection.

Dates

  • Creation: 2003 - 2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Historical Note

In 2003, Mike Conway, then an instructor in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, interviewed largely unknown CBS News employees regarding the network’s news department during the 1940s for his dissertation. The project then formed the core of Conway’s book The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Consisting of VHS tapes, transcripts, and a CD, the CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004, document Mike Conway’s research of the development of CBS News during the 1940s.

Accession Number(s)

2012-130

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Subject

Title
CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004
Status
Ready To Publish
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Repository

Contact:
2300 Red River Street
Austin TX 78712