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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Warren Culbertson Papers



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Culbertson, Warren
Title: Warren Culbertson Papers
Dates: 1955-1982
Accession No.: MA99-4
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Warren Culbertson was born in Waxahachie, Texas in 1919. He attended Trinity University where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry. While attending the University of Texas as a graduate student in 1942, Culbertson joined the Army Air Force to serve in World War II. While in the military, he earned a master's degree in meteorology from the California Institute of Technology in 1943, and later served as a military meteorologist in North Africa and Italy. Before leaving to California, Culbertson married Dale Frances Martin in April 1942.

After the war, Culbertson returned to North Texas, teaching chemistry and physics at Arlington University. He joined WFAA-TV in 1950 as the stations first meteorologist. He introduced the use of radar for weather forecast in 1958. That would also be the year when Culbertson left Dallas for Chicago, becoming a weatherman for WBKB-TV until 1963. From 1963 to 1966, Culbertson stayed out of the television, returning to Waxahachie to run his father's business and serve on the city council. He returned to television in 1966 for KRLD-TV and later did weather for KVIL radio. Warren Culbertson passed away in September 2008.

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Scope and Contents

The Warren Culbertson Papers consists of materials documenting his career in meteorology for both televison and radio in Dallas and Chicago. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings and promotional photographs, amongst other materials kept by Culbertson to document his career.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Warren Culbertson
Organizations:
WFAA-TV
WBKB-TV
KRLD-TV
KVIL
Family Names:
Culbertson
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Subjects:
Meteorology
Occupations:
Meteorology
Titles:
Warren Culbertson Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA99-4 Warren Culbertson Papers, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Finding Guide prepared by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Bob Cullen Cartoon

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1 2 Way of the Weather - Copyright Application

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1 3 Way of the Weather (1955 ed.)

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1 4 Way of the Weather (1958 ed.)

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1 5 Tornado Safety Rules (Frito Flier)

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1 6 Way of the Weather Proofs (1958 ed.)

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1 7 Way of the Weather - Manuscript

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1 8 Radar

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1 10 Radar - Dallas Morning News

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1 11 Brochure for Potential Sponsors

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1 12 Sponsors

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1 13 Frito Band Wagon, March 1958

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1 14 Helen Corbitt Promotion

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1 15 Newspaper Clippings - Miscellaneous

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1 16 Articles on Tornado Show

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1 17 TV Preview 27 September 1952

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1 18 TV Preview 21 March 1953

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1 19 TV Preview July 21-27, 1956

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1 20 TV Preview August 25-31, 1956

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1 21 TV Previews (other issues)

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1 22 TV Guide, December 24, 1955

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1 23 Town North, August 1955

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1 24 Blue Blaze, June 1957

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1 25 Weatherfacts (typed)

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1 26 Articles by WAC

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1 27 Weathervane

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1 28 Red Cross

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1 29 Program - "My Home Town"

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2 1 Flight Operations Class - SMU

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2 2 Hockaday School

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2 3 Correspondence - Consulting

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2 4 Correspondence - from Viewers

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2 5 Correspondence - by WAC

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2 6 Correspondence - External

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2 7 WFAA Memos and Correspondence

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2 8 Speaking Engagements

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2 9 Announcement of Resignation

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2 10 Farewell Card

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2 11 Farewell Party

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3 1 Letter regarding contact with WBKB

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3 2 Weather by Radar Brochure

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3 3 Weather by Radar logo

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3 4 TV Guide, January 3, 1958

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3 5 Sponsor January 24, 1959; Article on Weather by Radar

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3 6 Press Releases - WBKB

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3 7 Clippings about WAC in Chicago

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3 8 Speaking Engagements - Chicago

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3 9 Ads for Weather - WBKB

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3 10 WAC Endorsements

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3 11 Clock-a-Doodle-Day WBKB

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3 12 WBKB Schedule and log, November 25, 1961

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3 13 WBKB Holiday News

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3 14 Student Weather Observers

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3 15 Student Weather Observers (2)

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3 16 WLS Radio - Chicago

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3 17 WLS Radio - Clippings

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3 18 Hurricane Coverage

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3 19 Clippings on Departure

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3 20 Attack 1961

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4 1 Other Weathermen

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4 2 KDFW Channel 4 Ads

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4 3 Waxahachie Clippings

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4 4 Clippings

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4 5 Action Line

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4 6 Weatherscan Weather Service

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4 7 Beam International, August 1974

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4 8 Titche's Fashion Forecast, 1974

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4 9 Text Promo for Color Radar

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4 10 Texas Navy Certificate, 1976

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4 11 Letter from Rex Chapman, 1976

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4 12 Letters from Dan Weir, 1967

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4 13 Skin of Our Teeth Appearance, 1970

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4 14 Dallas Magazine, Cover Article on DFW Weathermen, January 1975

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4 15 Satellite Receiver

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4 16 Severe Storm Workshop, 1978

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4 17 Correspondence from WAC - Internal KDFW

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4 18 Correspondence to WAC

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4 19 Cartoons

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4 20 Retirement Clippings, 1982

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4 21 Clippings about WAC

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4 22 Dallas Radio KVIL

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5 1 Publicity Photos, 1950s

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5 2 Negatives of Publicity Photos, 1950s

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5 3 Fritos Publicity Photo

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5 4 Dobbs House Publicity Photo

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5 5 Photograph - Ellis County Livestock Parade, 1958

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5 6 Photograph - East Texas State College

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5 7 Photographs - ABC Chicago 1959-1960s

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5 8 Photograph - Photographs with Judy Jordon and Ray Walker

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5 9 Photograph - Culbertson with Mobil Truck 1968

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5 10 Photograph - Judy Jordon with Cutout WAC

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5 11 Photograph - Billboard

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5 12 Photograph - Culbertson with Judy Jordon

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5 13 Photograph - Color Slides of weather board 1979

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5 14 Photograph - Severe Storm Workshop

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5 15 Photograph - Fritos Promotion 1957

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6 Scrapbook

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6 The Dallas Tornado of 2 April 1957. Tornado Damage Surveys / Stuart G. Bigler.

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6 Bumper Sticker. 4 Eyewitness News

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6 Plaque - State Fair of Texas Salutes America '68

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6 Oversized Photograph - Warren Culbertson

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Oversized Photograph - WFAA Group Portrait

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