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Popular Culture Collection

This guide documents the Popular Culture collection housed in Special Collections and Archives.

Collection Images

WSB reporter interviewing Maynard Jackson

WSB reporter interviewing Maynard Jackson, 1968

Interview in WSB studio

Interview in WSB studio, circa 1950-1969

Harry Chapman in studio at WSB

Harry Chapman in studio at WSB, circa 1960-1969

Operators at racks of tape carousel and reel-to-reel units

Operators at racks of tape carousel and reel-to-reel units, circa 1970-1989

Broadcasting in WSB studio

Broadcasting in WSB studio, circa 1950-1969

Collections

Reporter interviewing a guest for the Meet the Champ Series

WSB Radio Records, 1920-1985 (bulk 1960-1980):

Photographs, sound recordings, artifacts, program logs, and other materials related to Atlanta's first radio station. (M004)

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WSB Radio Program and Date Log Books (1922-1949):

Log books include handwritten program notes, technical data, and information regarding dates and places of performances. 

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Don Kennedy papers (1956-2013):

This collection contains materials related to the career of Atlanta-based radio and television station founder, manager, broadcaster, and actor Don Kennedy.

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Tim Johnson papers (1984-1997):

This collection contains materials documenting Johnson's career in Atlanta radio marketing and promotion.

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Frances L. Wallace Papers, 1903-1995 (bulk 1940-1991):

Materials that document the life and career of the pianist and organist for WSB, WAGA, and WCON. 

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Jack Tarver Research Collection, 1955-1969:

Recordings of WSB, WABE, and WAOK radio programs assembled by the prominent newspaper columnist and publisher. 

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Don Naylor Papers, 1934-1970:

Scrapbooks, sound recordings, correspondence, and scripts from Don Naylor's service at WGST and WAGA radio and WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Country Music Collections:

Many of these musicians and performers appeared on WSB Radio during their careers.

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Image of Smile-A-While Gang on WLS, circa 1930s

Periodicals Collection:

Variety of publications related to radio and popular music.

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WRAS Radio Records:

This collection contains materials documenting the Georgia State University student-run radio station. 

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Chick Kimball papers:

This collection contains materials related to WSB radio country music programming.

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Wayne Daniel Collection:

This collection contains materials related to radio broadcasting, programming, and stations, such as WSB.

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Ivey Peterson papers (circa 1935-1963):

This collection contains materials of the WSB Radio personality Ivey Peterson.

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Image of a Southern Music Survey from 1963Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Collection:

This collection contains printed materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and audio recordings related to the radio broadcasting careers of Hall of Fame inductees throughout the state of Georgia.

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Resources

Digital Collections at Georgia State University:

Images and documents from the WSB Radio Records are in the Broadcasting Collections

Images and documents from the Wayne Daniel Collection

 

Exhibit:

History of Radio Broadcasting in Georgia

 

Manuscript Collections in other repositories:

WSB-TV and WSB Records, ca. 1968-1980 are held at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia.

WSB Records and Elmo Ellis Papers are available at the Manuscript, Archives, Rare Book Library, Emory University.

WSB-TV Records are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia.

Materials on the 1962 Orly Airport plane crash, which carried mainly WSB workers, are available at The Atlanta History Center.

 

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