William Saxby Hedges Papers, 1918-1962

Summary Information

Title: William Saxby Hedges Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1962

  • Hedges, William Saxby, 1895-1978
Call Number: U.S. Mss 54AF

Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of a broadcasting executive who served NBC successively as vice-president in charge of its stations, planning and development, and integrated services departments. Correspondence, 1926-1962, chiefly concerns Broadcast Pioneers, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Chicago Daily News, and WMAQ. The limited NBC material is best for the inception of television during the late 1940's. Also present are speeches and articles, clippings, memorabilia, a transcript of an oral history interview, and a number of NBC reports, including some by Hedges. Outside interests are reflected in several folders. Material pertaining to Broadcast Pioneers includes minutes, printed matter, issues of the group's in-house organ, and material on its history project. Of special interest is Hedges' interview with John F. Royal and the inventories of the project's collection. Information on the NAB, of which Hedges was a founding member, includes a constitution and by-laws, a proposed code of fair competition, convention programs, and a handbook.

Language: English

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