Harold Peach Collection on the Amateur Radio Club

Abstract

Materials which document the history of the Amateur Radio Club at the University of Kentucky. Collected by Harold Peach they were used to write his history of the University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Harold Peach Collection on the Amateur Radio Club
Date
1922-1993 (inclusive)
Bulk, 1940 (bulk)
Creator
Peach, Harold
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Alternative Radio Broadcasting
Amateur Radio Stations
Community Radio
Radio broadcasting.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the original order in which it was received.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrew McGraw
Preferred Citation
2009ua020 : [identification of item], Harold Peach Collection on the Amateur Radio Club, 1922-1993, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1916 by Ernest L. Baulch. Due to World War I the Club did not begin to function in earnest until 1919 when the school received a Special Land Station license that allowed it build a high power and high frequency radio station in what is now Pence Hall. By 1920, the station was broadcasting at a range of 500 miles. In October of 1920 the UK radio station received its first radiotelephone receiver, which allowed station operators to hear stations in France, provide the campus with accurate time-of-day information from the Naval wireless station, and listeners were able to hear the 1920 World Series. By 1922, the Amateur Radio Club had one of the largest memberships on campus but numbers dwindled over the next year. The Amateur Radio Club ceased to exist by 1923.
Scope and Content
Harold Peach Collection on the Amateur Radio Club contains materials produced by the organization during its seven year history. These materials, collected by Harold Peach, include photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. This collection was used by Peach to write his "History of the Amateur Radio Club at the University of Kentucky."

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Use Restrictions
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence and photographs

Photograph with description

Correspondence and newspaper clippings

Photographs with descriptions

Photographs and correspondence

Newspaper clippings

Correspondence

Copies of The History the Amateur Radio Club

Correspondence and newspaper clippings

Notes and newspaper clippings

Correspondence and newspaper clippings

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