WRVA Radio Collection

WRVA Radio Collection 

Creator WRVA Radio
Description The Library of Virginia’s WRVA Radio Collection covers three-quarters of a century, from the station’s founding to the end of the twentieth century. It includes a wide array of materials related to the history of WRVA, including incorporation files, memos, meeting minutes, FCC license renewal applications, and newsletters; materials about its programs and listener responses to its programs; information on specific employees and announcers such as Alden Aaroe, Bertha Hewlett, Tim Timberlake, and others; and publications promoting WRVA and the Richmond area market to advertisers. The collection also includes photographs; sound recordings; and numerous other documents and memorabilia items related to the station. The series of sound recordings included in the WRVA collection includes 637 CDs reformatted with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. These recordings document an astonishing variety of programs, personalities, and events related to the radio station and its development. Popular musical programs and performers, including the Old Dominion Barn Dance and the Corn Cob Pipe Club, figure prominently in this collection, as do the station’s live reports and commentary on news events of local, state, national, and international significance between the 1930s and 1990s. Numerous special anniversary programs broadcast by the station provide a rich body of information on the station and its history, and feature synopses of important news events covered by WRVA throughout its history.
Call number none
Date from 1925
Date to 2000
Geographic school Virginia
Size ca. 48 cubic feet and 637 compact discs
Access restrictions yes/no no
Access restrictions
Part Of larger collection yes/no no
Larger collection title
Repository Library of Virginia
Repository address 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000
Repository contact name
Repository contact title Archives Reference Services
Repository contact email archdesk@lva.virginia.gov
Repository contact phone (804) 692-3888
DoveRegion region5
Subjects o    Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay), 1898-1986

o    Virginia–Politics and government

o    Radio broadcasting–Virginia

Types o    Broadcast-radio

o    Memorabilia

o    Minutes

o    Organizational Records

o    Photographs

o    Press releases

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