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

Manuscript Collection #1177

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Title: WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Becky Callison

Processing Information

  • 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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