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