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Series 1. Early Shreveport Radio and Television, 1922-1964 , undated
RPA 00454 (box 1)
Series 1 includes correspondence, licenses, listener verification requests, and ephemera from various early Shreveport, Louisiana, radio and television stations (KTSL, KGDX, WDAN, KWEA, and W5XA). Also included are handwritten research timelines and notations as well as photocopies of various publications relevant to the period. The material especially emphasizes the work of Paul Carriger and William E. Antony, early radio and television broadcasters in Shreveport.
Materials in this series are predominantly reproductions.
Materials were arranged chronologically within content groupings when dates were available.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Correspondence, 1922-1933
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Charters and licenses, 1922-1933
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Shortwave radio listener (DXer's) verification requests, 1931-1932 , undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Ephemera, circa 1927-1933 , undated
Includes an original 1931 W5XA postcard showing Giddens Castle, a Shreveport, Louisiana, landmark, built by Tandy Key Giddens, that housed early Shreveport radio and television stations. Also included are reproductions documenting program information, broadcast and frequency information, first-hand accounts of Paul Carriger's and William E. Antony's early radio and television broadcasting experiences, and a description of Giddens Castle.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Articles and publications, 1922-1964 , bulk 1922 , undated
Includes numerous newspaper article photocopies from 1922 and several pages from the December 1931 issue of Waves from the Castle of Dreams. A 1964 article and two undated articles document the lives and experiences of William E. Antony and Paul Carriger.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Research timelines and notations, undated
Includes handwritten timelines and notations documenting call letters, frequencies, wattage allotments, sale and purchase information, and radio equipment for early radio stations in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area.
Series 2. KWKH Radio and W.K. Henderson, 1904-1998 , bulk 1922-1939 , undated
Location: RPA 00454-00455 (boxes 1-2); RPD 00018 (box 8)
Map case: RPM 00012 (map folder 1)
Series 2 includes licenses, broadcast transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles, and ephemera relating to KWKH radio from the time of its founding by W.C. Patterson to its subsequent ownership by W.K. Henderson. Correspondence, articles and publications, and newspaper photocopies provide a vivid account of the legal disputes that highlighted Henderson's career as KWKH owner and broadcaster. These relate especially to the crusade to increase the station's wattage and wavelength frequency. Anti-chain store publications reflect Henderson's strong support of locally owned businesses in Shreveport, Louisiana. Materials in the correspondence files; congressional and Federal Radio Commission records; legal documentation; and files containing licenses, transcripts, chain store booklets, and newspaper articles are predominantly reproductions.
Materials were arranged chronologically within content groupings when dates were available.
Correspondence, 1922-1938
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 1922-1926
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 1927-1938
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Congressional and Federal Radio Commission records, 1927-1933
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Legal documentation, 1929-1939
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Licenses, 1926-1936
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Transcripts, 1935-1937
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Ephemera, 1904-1985 , bulk 1929-1932
Includes clippings, advertisements, programs, logs, and other assorted material related to KWKH during the W.K. Henderson era. Notable materials include original W.K. Henderson commentaries and transcripts printed in local newspapers, a miniature pilot's log of the KWKH airplane, an illustration showing Chief Kiutus Tecumseh, a map and published images of the Henderson Iron Works, and official advertisements for KWKH radio on local programs and publications. All items are originals.
FOLDER map folder 1 Map of Henderson Iron Works, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1904
ID: RS 13857 G1
Map case: RPM 00012 (map folder 1)
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 Radio Digest clippings, 1926 January 2
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 Radiologue clipping, 1929 February 17
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Chain store booklets, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/15-16 Articles and publications, 1925-1998 , undated
Includes an issue of Shreveport Magazine, June 1925; an article from Shreveport Magazine, November 1979; and an article from The Shreveport Journal, June 28, 1985. Two especially important historical sources included here are Hello World Henderson: the Man Behind the Mike by Margery Land May, 1930, and a first-hand account by W.K. Henderson titled The Story of KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Newspaper photocopies, 1914-1952
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 1914-1924
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 1926-1927
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 1930
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 1931 , 1935-1952
Series 3. KWKH Radio and the Louisiana Hayride, 1942-2005
RPA 00455-00456 (boxes 2-3), RPA 00459-00460 (boxes 9-10); RPB 00012-00013 (boxes 6-7); RPD 00018 (box 8); RPU 00033 (box OSU 1)
Series 3 documents the Louisiana Hayride era at KWKH radio. This series is rich in original material, including photographs, reproductions and illustrations, correspondence, articles and clippings, posters, postcards, programs, and ephemera. A notable subseries includes photocopied, handwritten Louisiana Hayride program notes with performer lists, song titles, and limited commentary. There are also several folders of photocopied newspaper advertisements from this era at KWKH radio.
Materials were arranged chronologically within content groupings when dates were available.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Correspondence, 1956-2004
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Articles and clippings, 1946-2005 , undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Postcards, 1942-1960
Posters, 1944 , 1951-1987 , undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 1951-1987 , undated
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 1944 , undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/10-11 Programs, 1950-1974 , undated
Some programs include performer autographs.
Ephemera, 1948-1972 , undated
Includes KWKH administrative documentation, memorabilia, and an assortment of peripheral material associated with the radio station and its history. Notable items include a KWKH listener appreciation concert ticket stub, a group of official KWKH EKKO radio reception stamps, and a small notebook with autographs of several early Louisiana Hayride performers.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Ephemera, 1948-1972 , undated
BOX 7 Polly Waldron's Open House Cook Book, 1962 August
Program notes, 1954-1957
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 1954
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 1955
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 1956
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 1957
Newspaper advertisements, 1960-1967
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 1960-1963
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 1964-1967
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 Johnny Cash advertisement, The Billboard's Popularity Charts, 1956 July 7
BOX 10 The Louisiana Hayride: the glory years, 1948-60: a compilation of newspaper articles, pictures, and advertisements, compiled by Robert Gentry, 1998
Photographs, 1942–circa 1980s , undated
Louisiana Hayride, primary run, 1926, 1942-1969 , undated
Photographs predominantly show performers and hosts from the Louisiana Hayride country music show. Also represented are various individuals and events associated with this period of KWKH radio history.
Individual performers and performing groups, 1942 , 1950-1969 , undated
Publicity photographs, snapshots, and performance images.
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Gene Autry at Municipal Auditorium, 1951
LSU-Shreveport Archives
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P1
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Linda Brannon performing on stage at the Louisiana Hayride, 1958
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P2
Johnny Cash photographs, circa late 1950s–1969
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton, circa late 1950s
2 photographic prints :
ID: RS 13857 P3; RS 13857 P4
One of the photographs is credited to Graham's Studio, Shreveport.
For additional photographs of Johnny Horton, see also Johnny Horton photographs, circa 1954-1960
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Johnny Cash with unidentified man at the Louisiana State Fair, 1969
Photographer: Paul Ambrico Photography
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P5
Jimmie Davis photographs, circa 1926-1929 , 1942
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Professor J.H. Davis, Dodd College portrait photograph, between 1926 and 1929
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P6
Biography: Davis taught history and social studies at the Dodd College for Girls in Shreveport for one year in the late 1920s.
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Jimmie Davis in performance at KWKH, 1942
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P7
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis sits at a piano while Norm Bale, [Horace Logan?], and a group of musicians look on, at Davis's home, 1953
Film Arbor Studio
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P8
For additional photographs of Norm Bale, see also Norm Bale photographs, 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Sonny Frommel, Ray Leckie, Dickie French, Fats Povis, and Frankie Miller posing with their instruments, California, 1952
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P9
Handwritten on back of photographic print: "The band Sonny and I played with when we were in the army."
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Harold Gay, Frankie Miller, and Felton Pruitt performing on stage, circa 1960
Graham's Studio
Graham's Studio , Shreveport, Louisiana
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P10
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Dale Hawkins performing on stage, 1958
LSU Shreveport Archives
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P11
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Tommy Hill, Hank Williams, "Socko" Sokolowski, and Johnny Horton, 1949-1953
1 photographic print :
ID: RS 13857 P12
For additional photographs of Hank Williams, see also Hank Williams photographs, 1952, undated. For additional photographs of Johnny Horton, see also Johnny Horton photographs, circa 1954-1960
Johnny Horton photographs, circa 1954-1960
see also Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton, circa late 1950s and Tommy Hill, Hank Williams, "Socko" Sokolowski, and Johnny Horton, 1949-1953
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Johnny Horton and Frank Page snapshot, circa 1954-1960
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