Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

KOAC Records, 1923-2000

"OAC on the Air" radio program, March 1951.

Information and Credits

RG 015

The KOAC Records document the establishment and functioning of the KOAC public radio and television stations at Oregon Agricultural College (Oregon State University). The records include adminstrative records, radio scripts and programs, and sound recordings. KOAC radio broadcasts began in 1923; KOAC-TV broadcasts began in 1957.


Music, Markets, and Milestones: 75 Years of KOAC Radio
by University Archives staff. 1998. 6 pages.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


3.5 cubic ft.; 20 microfilm reels


Records are organized into 11 series: I. Dean Caldwell Correspondence; II. Dean Powers Files; III. Annual Reports; IV. Questionnaires and Listener Research; V. Programs and Procedures; VI. Radio Program Series; VII. Advisory Council on Radio Policy; VIII. James W. Sherburne - Division of Continuing Education; IX. Sound Recordings; X. License Renewal Records; and XI. Radio Committee. Most of the series are arranged chronologically.

Related Papers

Motion picture films and videotapes of KOAC-TV productions are available in the KOAC-TV Films (P 207), the Communication Media Center) Films and Videotapes (P 119) and the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Films and Videotapes (P 120).

Other collections containing substantive records pertaining to KOAC include the Library Records (RG 9), President's Office Records (RG 13), Extension Service Records (RG 111), and the Jimmie Morris Collection.

The National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland includes the records of the major non-commercial broadcasting organizations in the United States, such as the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), and the personal papers of individuals who have made significant contributions to public broadcasting.

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