Milwaukee Journal Stations Records, 1922-1997

Summary Information

Title: Milwaukee Journal Stations Records
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1997

  • Milwaukee Journal Stations
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 203; Audio 1639A; WTMJ Film

Quantity: 24.4 cubic feet (60 archives boxes), 150 audio recordings, and 6310 canisters of film (16 mm)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Materials pertaining to the Milwaukee radio and television stations owned by the Journal Company (now Journal Communications Inc.). The stations operated for many years under the call letters WTMJ. The paper records include scripts for editorials read on radio and television, audience surveys, photographs, promotional materials, scripts for newscasts, as well as materials pertaining to the personnel, history, and operation of the radio and television stations. The approximately 2 million feet of 16 mm newsfilm is the original edited footage used on the air to illustrate news stories from 1950 to 1980. The collection includes footage of the Milwaukee Braves; the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1960s; local businesses such as Allis-Chalmers, the Pabst, Schlitz, and Miller Breweries; and national and international politicians and celebrities who visited Milwaukee.


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Language: English

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