Harold B. McCarty Papers, 1922-1986

Summary Information

Title: Harold B. McCarty Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1986

  • McCarty, Harold B., 1901-1987
Call Number: M87-133

Quantity: 76.2 c.f. (76 record center cartons and 1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Harold McCarty, long-term station director of WHA Radio in Madison, Wisconsin. McCarty served WHA from 1929 to 1966, first as station manager, then as director of the Wisconsin State Broadcasting System, continuing on as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Radio and Television Council. McCarty is well known for his contributions to the development of the radio program Wisconsin School of the Air (WSA), but he was also a leading proponent of non-commercial radio, he served as president of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, and published widely on the subject of educational radio. The collection documents primarily the development of educational radio and television in the state of Wisconsin and nationally. It also documents the organization, operation, and management of WHA, the relationship between WHA and the University, radio programming and listeners' responses, and aspects of the State Radio Council and the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.

Language: English, Spanish

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-m87133
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