Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

KOAC Photographs, 1929-1974

Scope and Content Note

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 images depict live KOAC radio and television broadcasts; staff; equipment in the studios at Covell Hall and associated radio facilities, such as the transmitter tower; scenes from various School of the Air programs; technical information on charts and graphs; station identification imagery; and special events such as the radio station's 50th anniversary in 1972. The collection includes portrait photographs of James (Jimmie) Morris and images of Morris' wife and son at their home in Corvallis as well as snapshots from a trip outside the United States. Publicity stills (8x10 prints) of musicians, actors, and radio personalities from National Public Radio programming are included.

The collection includes 350 photographic prints, 301 negatives, 28 color slides, and 21 glass lantern slides. The photographs were taken by James Morris and other KOAC staff.

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