kukav74av04Guide to the WBKY Audio Tape Collection, 1965-1975Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold RosenbaumSpecial CollectionsAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 1998 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying.Date of source: 2002Description is in English.Guide to the WBKY Audio Tape Collection, 1965-1975Collection number: 74AV04Contact InformationAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-2654Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: email@example.comURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold RosenbaumDate Completed: 2002Encoded by: Harold Rosenbaum Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.WBKY Audio Tape Collection,1965-197574AV04WBKY29 cu. ft. (58 Boxes): 438 ItemsThe materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Collection is open to researchers by appointment.This collection is comprised of audio tapes created and maintained in the course of university business. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], WBKY Audio Tape Collection 1965-1975, 74AV04,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Radio--Public--University of KentuckyRadio--Public--National Public RadioRadio--KentuckyUnited States--Education--RadioThe University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is a land grant institution founded in 1865. The University evolved through three stages before becoming the University of Kentucky in 1916: the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky University, 1865-78, a private, denominational institution in Lexington created by an act of the legislature on February 22, 1865; the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky, 1878-1908; and State University, Lexington, 1908-1916. A statute in 1916 changed the name to University of Kentucky. The new president took up the investigating committee's recommendation to write a constitution, which provided for a faculty-administration university senate. A graduate school was established in 1924. Among the new buildings was a central library. Enrollment doubled the first year after World War I and doubled again in the 1920s, totaling 4,992 in 1932, when the impact of the Depression was greatest. Emphasis upon nonstate funding continued. In 1988-89 $60 million in research grants and contracts and $22 million in developmental gifts were awarded.WBKY established itself at 91.3 in the new FM band in 1947 making it the first FM college radio station in the United States. The broadcast facilities and transmitter were located in McVey Hall on the University of Kentucky's main campus. The station was on the air nightly for three hours, every evening, five nights each week. In 1971, WBKY became a charter member of National Public Radio. On October 1, 1989, WBKY became WUKY and in January of 1990 and the transmitting wattage was increased to 100,000 watts.The collection is comprised of 438 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. The tapes contain recordings of special events that happened at U.K. such as the Women's Conference, Women: Equal but Different, the Humanities Conference in 1965, the Davenport Creative Writing Seminar, the Davenport Lecture series, the Founder's Day series, the Biological Conference with Buckmaster Fuller, Exploring Kentucky series, radio dramas series like Horiatio Hornblower and Stories from Scotland Yard, and music including the Mozart Bergen Festival, the Great Symphony series and the Folk Songs series. Individual events include speeches by Dr. Robert Strauss, Bob Nims, Anne Legat, Dave Carter, Stephen Leacock, Dick Pigman, Dr. Summers, Dr. Paul Haney and Robert J. Buck. Books on tape include The Great Books of Asia, The Spoken Word narrated by Henry Hubert, Reading the Writer, and The Lives of Henry Lime narrated by Olson Welles.Related MaterialChesser, Roger M. "University of Kentucky: broadcasting in the digital age." Lexington, KY: Theses, 1993.Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. WBKY - FM Radio: a public telecommunications entity operated by the University of Kentucky." Frankfort, KY: Auditor of Public Accounts, 1981.Nash, Francis M. Towers over Kentucky. Lexington, KY: Host Communications, Inc., 1995.University of Kentucky Events Collection. 75AV01, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.University of Kentucky Public Information Collection. 76AV03, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.WBKY/WUKY UK Radio Photographic Collection, ca. 1930-1950. 79PA104, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.