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KOAC Photographs, 1929-1974

Barney Keep posing with a box of chains, ca. 1960s. Keep worked with KOAC before becoming a famous radio personality for Portland's KEX radio station from 1944-1979.

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P 207

The KOAC Photographs document programming, broadcast equipment, and staff of the KOAC radio and television stations based on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The KOAC radio station was established in 1923 and the television station in 1957. Both became part of Oregon Public Broadcasting when it was established in 1981.


Music, Markets and Milestones: 75 Years of KOAC Radio
Music, Markets and Milestones: 75 Years of KOAC Radio
Commemorating the rich history of radio and television broadcasting at Oregon State University.

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Scope and Content Note


0.7 cubic foot, including 700 photographs; 3 boxes

Related Papers

Additional KOAC photographs are part of Harriet's Collection as well as other photographic collections. The KOAC Records (RG 015) document the administration, staff, and programming of KOAC radio and television. Motion picture films and videotapes of KOAC-TV productions are available in the KOAC-TV Films (FV P 207) and other moving image collections. Other OSU Archives collections with substantive materials pertaining to KOAC include the Department of Physics (RG 037), Extension and Experiment Station Communications (RG 069), and Library (RG 009) Records; the Othniel R. Chambers Papers; and the Jimmie Morris Collection. Morris' 1972 memoir about the first 50 years of KOAC, The Remembered Years ..., is available online.

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