WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection, 1947-1948

Manuscript Collection #1177

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: The WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection is a scrapbook (1947-1948) containing identified photographs and newspaper clippings documenting the organization and early development of a private radio station in Wilson, N.C. At the time, Wilson was well known for its tobacco warehouses. The photographs depict the station's founders and special events involving the radio station as well as views of Wilson and its tobacco warehouses and business district.
    Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet, 1 box containing a scrapbook, consisting of a scrapbook, photographs and clippings.
  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    January 6, 2011, (unprocessed) 0.50 cubic feet, 1 item; Scrapbook (35 pp., 17" x 24"), circa 1948, entitled “The Story of WVOT: Wilson’s Voice of Tobacco Land.” Contains 8” x 10” and smaller black and white glossy photographs, holograph text and captions, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the organization and early development of a private radio station in Wilson, North Carolina. Photographs depict the station’s founders (Tommy Williams, Ted Leeper, Joel Lawhon, and Nick Pieler) and business partner (H. W. Anderson); the Wilson Tobacco Festival of 1947; aerial views of Wilson; local tobacco warehouses; Wilson’s business district; interior and exterior views of the radio station; special events involving the radio station, including those at local businesses and one depicting Arthur Godfrey; and African American singers participating in the station’s one-hour program for African Americans, “Sepia Serenade.” Also included is an economic survey of the City of Wilson. Donor: Becky Callison.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Becky Callison

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection (#1177), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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