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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

CBS News and Public Affairs:

Background material and research notes:

San Diego Communications council business papers:

San Diego State University, Center for Communications:

Electronic media technology, printed material and notes:

Homeserv projects, 1982:

WCCO radio:

Satellite Education Transmission Project (STEP 1), of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, 1980.

Printed material, background material and research notes:

Literary productions:

Speeches and statements by Sig Mickelson:

Sig Mickelson oral history interview transcripts:

Personal papers:

Printed material and periodicals:

Video tapes:

Audio tapes:

Reel to reel audio tapes:

Film:

Miscellaneous:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sig Mickelson Papers, 1930-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mickelson, Sig, 1913-2000
Title Sig Mickelson Papers
Dates: 1930-1996
OCLC Record No. 35748587
Extent 23 ft., 1 in
Language English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Clinton, Minnesota, Sig Mickelson (1913-2000) was president of CBS News, president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1972-1975) and vice-president of CBS, Inc., Time-Life Broadcast, Inc., and Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation as well as part of the communications faculty at Louisiana State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and San Diego State University. He was a Research Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a member of the Board of Directors of Stauffer Communications, Inc. and on the Board of Regents of Augustana College, his alma mater. Mickelson assumed directorship of CBS television's news and public affairs in 1951 and became chief of the combined radio television department in 1954. When CBS News became an autonomous corporate division in the mid 1950s, Mickelson became its first president.

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Scope and Contents

Literary productions, research materials, speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, business records, audio and video tapes, photographs, and motion picture films comprise the Sig Mickelson Papers, 1930-1996, documenting the career of Sig Mickelson as a broadcasting executive and educator. Materials reflect Mickelson's involvement in issues such as freedom of information, freedom of the press, telecommunications legislation, and the role of television in politics.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Copyright restrictions. Contact repository for further information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Mickelson, Sig, 1913-2000 --Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
CBS News.
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
RFE/RL, inc.
Time-Life Broadcast, inc.
Subjects
Broadcast journalism--Education (Higher).
Broadcast journalism--United States.
Broadcasting--Management
Freedom of information.
Freedom of the press.
Telecommunication--Law and legislation.
Television in politics--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sig Mickelson Papers, 1930-1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

CBS News and Public Affairs:

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4Zd488 Organizational chart and budget, 1957
Contents, sections 1-19
Sections 20-32
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2.325/D32c Organizational charts, October 6, 1958:
CBS News Division
News Department
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4Zd488 Reports:
"Report on the Management Survey of the Television News Film Operations of the News and Public Affairs Department." Boyce Nemec, Management Consultant, 1956
"Plan for Implementing the Recommendations Developed During the 1956 Survey of the Department's Film Operations." Boyce Nemec, Management Consultant, January 1957
"Viewers' Attitudes to Edwards and Huntley-Brinkley News Shows." Motivation Analysis, Inc. Prepared for CBS News, January 1961

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4Zd465 Background material and research notes:
The television campaign goes abroad.
Foreign politics and the media, 1972-1973.
Campaign, 1972-1973:
Image.
The political public relations firm.
Public opinion polls: the people machine.
Strategy, general.
Foreign governments and broadcasting.
Patterson, Thomas and Robert D. McClure, "Political Advertising and Voter Reaction," 1973.
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971:
General material.
An analysis.
Revisions, new plans.
The impact of television:
In Germany, 1969.
Limitations.
Public opinion polls.
Results and non-results.
Thomas, Ron. "The Questionable Future of Televised Debates." 5 December 1972.
Government and television, government Departments, chapter VI.
Government regulation and censorship.
Political advertising, general.
Political advertising, pro and con.
Aspen program meeting, 14 March 1975.
Common Cause and congressional testimony on financing elections.
Political campaigns.
The Fairness doctrine.
Section 315:
General.
Complaints and abuses.
Reasonable access.
Campaign reform act, 1974.
Columbia Journalism Review. "Election '72 Coverage: How Fair?" January/February, 1973.
"Apathy," American Association of Political Consultants panel discussion, Archibald, Samuel. "The Pollution of Politics". 1975;
Television and politics, 1976-1978.
Election spending overview.
Suggested reforms.
Preliminary suggestions of the Republican National Convention Committee, 14 November 1963.
Democratic fund raising drive, 1970.
Fundraising, 1972.
New techniques in campaigning, 1974.
Incumbents, 1974.
Ideas for future chapters.
Public campaign financing, 1974.
Ballots and Broadcasting Conference, 1975.
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4Zd466 States, summary of campaign finance laws.
Illinois, political advertising.
New York, political advertising.
Public finance, 1973-1974.
Campaigning on television.
Foreign politics and broadcasting:
Australia.
United Kingdom.
Germany.
Japan.
Canada.
France.
Argentina, Norway, Mexico, South Africa, and Malaysia.
Incumbent advantages.
"Preliminary Recommendations for Elimination of Abuses in Politics/Media Relationships." 12 December 1972.
Television and campaign financing: Herb Alexander analysis, 1969.
Presidential broadcast costs and spending data.
Free advertising time.
Spiro Agnew, 1962.
Finance specific evidence, direct mail, 1972.
Schwein, Rick. "Direct Mail and the 1972 Election Campaign," 5 December 1972.
Commercial advertising, television and radio, 1972.
Techniques and philosophy of political advertising, 1972.
Image consultants and agencies.
Political advertising spots, 1970's.
Rockford, Mark. "Political Advertising on Television and the Question of Reform," 1972.
British Broadcasting Corporation CEEFAX, 1980.
Interactive television QUBE.
TELETEX and VIDEOTEX
Indax experiment, 1979 - 1981.
"America Direct: A New Video Environment," 1982.
The future of television.
Cable television.
Institute for the Future, 1979.
Oak Communications, 1979.
Media theory; television for older adults.
Preliminary proposal outline (blank).
Proposal to Markle Foundation, 1973.
Book outline for politics, media project, 28 September 1973.
Directory of Information Sources for United States Public Television, 1980.
Young and Rubicam, 1981.
Resumes.
United Press International.
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4Zd467 United Press International.
Reviews of Dr. William Mcgill's The Year of the Monkey. 1982.
Benchmark Research Proposal, 1981.
INDAX project, Mission cable T.V., 1980.
Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, 1981.
Homeserv transactions, 1981.
Delphi study of Videotext and Teletext, 1980.
The Atlantic Council, 1981.
PBS teleconference panel.
Richard C. Hofstatter studies, 1979.
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4Zd488 First Annual Communications Forum (Broadcasting), Pennsylvania State University, November 29-December 1, 1959
Contents and introduction
Books on the responsibility of the press and broadcasting
Part 1: "Critics and Criticisms of Broadcasting"
Part 2: "Codes and Their Enfocement"
Part 3: "Freedom of the Press"
Part 4: "Some Problems of Performance"
A. "The Problem of Favors and Gratuities"
B. "The Problem of Editorializing"
C. "The Problem of Court Coverage"
D. "The Problem of News in `Modern' Radio"
E. The Problem of Commentary and Analysis
F. The Problem of Advertising Influence
G. "The Problem of Information vs. Entertainment"
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4Zd467 San Diego State University Center for Communications projects, 1979-1982.
California Tech. task-force, conference on state telecommunications policy, 1981.
On Events In Czechoslovakia: Facts, Documents, Press Reports, and Eye Witness Accounts. 1968.
Journalism Quarterly, December 1940.
Cutting Edge Report, 1987-1988.
Miscellaneous printed material
(8 folders).
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4Zd468 Miscellaneous printed material
(3 folders).
Council on Foreign Relations discussion group paper: The Media and Foreign Policy, 1970.
Messing, Harold. "The CBS Television Production of Cinderella: a Thesis," August 1957.
Papers presented at the forum on "Rate of Return Regulation in the Presence of Rapid Technical Change," 20 March 1987.
Readings for the Workshop on Television Criticism, University of Chicago, 6-7 March 1975.
Program for the 1960 Democratic National Convention; program for the 1960 Republican National Convention.
CBS log of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, 1960.
Media meeting for the 1964 Republican National Convention, transcript.
1968 Democratic National Convention Coverage.
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4Zd469 Wagner, Paul H. Radio Journalism, 1940.
Schmidt, Benno C. Access to the Media: a Constitutional Analysis. Typescript.
Good Neighbor to the Northwest: WCCO Radio. Report of the Academic Strategic Planning Taskforce" The Collections of the Mass Communications History Center of Wisconsin." 1974; "1990; "
Election survey number 2: a study of people's attitudes towards issues and candidates, 1956.
Election survey number 2: a study of people's attitudes towards issues and candidates, 1960.
Loeb, Marshall. Newspapers: Need and Opportunity for Time Inc., 1967.
Application for a license to establish and operate a wireless television service.

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4Zd469 San Diego Communications council business papers:
Response to public relations for First Amendment conference, 1987.
Memos, agendas and minutes, 1987.
First Amendment conference planning, 1987.
Brochures.
Membership lists, 1987.
Communications issues.
Speakers file, 1990.
"The Uncertain Future" conference planning, 1990:
Conference information, 1990.
Preferred letters, 1990.
Conference publicity, 1990.
Conference underwriting, 1990.
Conference brochure text, 1990.
Membership lists, 1990 and 1991.
Conference registration, 1990.
Conference speakers, photographs, 1990.
Possible articles.
Finance and budget, 1990.
October, November 1990.
Newspaper clippings, 1990.
Printed material.
Regular meetings.
Mailing list.
Fund raising, 1990.
Conference survey.
Logistics, 1989.
Conference planning, 1989.
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4Zd470 "2001: A Communications Vision," budget, 1989.
"2001: A Communications Vision," text of symposium, 1989.
Chronology.
"Advanced Communications Technology and the Public interest" 1988.
First Amendment conference planning, 1987.
Mission statement, 1986.
1986-1987 and 1991-1992.
Brochures.
Publicity.
Communications technology.
Projects: Witherspoon, Land.
Conference folders.
General notes.
Programs.
Newsletters, 1989.
Membership lists, 1989.
Project proposals.
Fairness.

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4Zd470 San Diego State University, Center for Communications:
National Public Radio research proposal, 1980. 1980-1984.

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4Zd470 Electronic media technology, printed material and notes:
Videotext services, 1982.
Videotext project, clippings and correspondence, 1982.
Teletext and videotext, background, 1982.
Center for Communications studies: the future.
Videodisc technology.
Technology and education.
Communications technology, 1981.
Subscription television and multi-point distribution, 1980-1981.
Satellite business systems, teleconferencing and television, 1980.

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4Zd470 Homeserv projects, 1982:
SEC Pacific, home banking.
Homeserv and Copley newspapers.
Research project questionnaire and plans.
Consultancy.
Printed material and notes.
Cox cable agreements.
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4Zd471 Dateline, 1970
Coronation Souvenir, 1953
Soviet Coup, 1991
Trends in Media Coverage; OASIS; Brandeis University.
Gulf War television news critiques, 1991.
Zambia project, 1995
Institute of the Americas, annual report.
The Biography of a Teleconferencing Experiment, 1978-1971
Annenberg project, 1983
"Teletext in the year 2000: a Delphi forecast," 1980
Suggested Agenda for Conference on Politics, Media relationship, 1973
Journalism 496 -- Media Management, 1986-1987
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4Zd471 The Hoover Institute of War, Revolution, and Peace:
Conference on public diplomacy, planning, 1985
Public diplomacy clippings
Project letters, 1979-1984
Expenses to January 1983 (paid).
Expenses, July-December 1983
Contract and project budgets, 1978-1981
Television program feasibility study, 1987
Stanford/Hoover studio T.V. project.
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4Zd471 Broadcast report, 1987
Workshop on Public Diplomacy.
Public Diplomacy Seminar, 1985
The Asia Society, meeting on Chinese affairs, 1967
Investigative reporters and editors, 1980
Westport Commuters Association, 1961
Golden Eagle Club, strategic planning seminar, 1987-1988
Clark Management Co. partnership agreement.
Encyclopedia Britannica Corporation:
Recommendations to the Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation regarding communications technology, 1970-1971
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4Zd471 Monthly reports, 1970-1971.
William Benton correspondence, 1971-1972.
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Froiland, Sven. "From Vision to Reality: Origin and Development of the Center for Western Studies."
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Don Hewitt, correspondence, 1986.
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The Price company, 1988.
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4Zd471 Stauffer Communications, Inc.:
Financial report, 1986.
Planning and memos, 1983-1984.
Broadcast unit sales and profits charts, 1985.
Correspondence, 1978-1981 and 1984-1986.
Analysis of base compensation for key management positions, 1981.
Purchase proposal, 1986.
Wyoming acquisition, 1986.
Missouri acquisition, 1984.
Financial analysis.
Special radio report, 1987
Review of executive compensation, 1986

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4Zd472 WCCO radio:
WCCO Radio: The First Forty Years, 1964
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4Zd488 Neither Free nor Equal, radio broadcast transcripts
The Face of Discrimination. Program number 1, June 25, 1947
Discrimination in Employment. Program number 2, July 2, 1947
Discrimination in Housing. Program number 3, July 9, 1947
The Indian in Minnesota Program number 4, July 16, 1947
The Hate Merchants. Program number 5, July 23, 1947
Meeting the Problem Program nummber 6, July 30, 1947
Publicity brochure
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4Zd472 Radio listenership study, 1943
International Broadcast Institute, Cornell correspondence.
Reports to the International Broadcast Institute general meeting, 1974
International Broadcast Institute general meeting, 1975
International Institute of Communications, 1978
Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty Fund Inc., meeting of the board of directors, September 1986
Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty printed material.
Lionel Van Deerlin tribute, 1989
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4Zd472 Bob Klein, correspondence.
Fourth Estate award planning, 1988
Aspen program on communications and society, 1973.
Critiques of Politics and Media manuscript, 1975
Use of INTELSAT by the United Nations, 1970.
Society of Professional Journalists, book award, 1984.
Op-Ed page pieces.
Cyprus transparencies.
Selleck vs. Globe, 1990
Hong Kong legal documents
At Years End, 1956
Jane Doe vs. the Times Mirror, 1989.
Brian Monaghan, Doe vs. the Times Mirror, 1988.
Report on the Chatham Seminar on Television and Society, 1979.
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KCOY-TV operating plan, and beyond. 1990
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KCOY-TV facility planning report, 1987.
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4Zd473 Augustana College:
Bill Nelson resignation, 1986.
Marketing report summary, 1985-1986.
Strategic planning, 1996.
Correspondence, 1982.
Audit report, 1993.
Augustana renewal fund raising effort, 1994.
Satellite Education Services:
General information, 1984-1987.
Technology, 1986-1987.
Correspondence, 1979-1980.
Expenses.
"Why In the World?":
Contracts and program overviews, 1984.
Planning and correspondence, 1984-1986.
Budget and format recommendations, 1984-1985.
U.S. /Soviet program plans, 1984.
Planning, fall 1984.
Promotional material.
Los Angeles production controversy, 1984.
Program overview.
Television series proposal, 1985.
Preliminary report on the pilot study, 1980.
Resumes and applications.
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4Zd474 University of San Diego consultancy, 1979.
Corporation for Public broadcasting correspondence, 1980.
P.B.S.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting guidelines for submitting program proposals, 1979.
Legal prospects:
IRS form 105 C(b).
P.B.S. program use policies.
Prospectus and statement of goals.
Research and critiques.
Memos and critiques, 1978.
Los Angeles pilot program, 1980.
Communication, August, 1979.
"Why in the World" publicity newsclippings.
"Why in the World" talent roster and guidelines.
New York, Washington CGO schedule.
Scholastic and ERIC correspondence.
Regional ITV networks, 1978-1979.
Speeches.
Consultants.
Correspondence.
American Association of School Administrators convention, 1980.
Foundation prospects.
Update reports to funders.
KCET, TV
Presentation, 1979.
Proposal and statement of goals.
University of California at San Diego.
Alternate distribution, CNN, C-SPAN etc.
Public Service satellite.
The Foundation Center, 1978.
Foundations.
Sloan Foundation funding correspondence.
Plans and contracts.
Correspondence with teachers.
Expenses, unrecorded.
Correspondence, 1979.
Applications and resumes.
Walter Cronkite correspondence.
Los Angeles meeting.
Barbara Barnes-Vyden correspondence, 1981.
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4Zd475 "Why in the World" promotional material.
"Why in the World" executive summary.
Program list, 1983-1985.
Series proposal and grant proposal.
General Motors, response analysis.
General Motors sponsorship.
Promotional plans, 1984-1985.
Carriage reports, 1983-1984,
General information.
"Why in the World" correspondence, 1982-1983.
"Why in the World" program background, notes, and newsclippings.
Planning documents.
Publicity, 1984.
Facilities rental agreement, 1983.
Taping schedules, New York, 1983-1984.
Fundraising,.
Funding proposals and correspondence.
Format and plans, 1983-1984.
Barbara Barnes, Jerry Landay correspondence.
Promotional material, 1983-1984.
"Why in the World" introductory material.
Preliminary communications plan, 1983-1984.
Walter Cronkite, University of California project, 1978.
General information, 1980-1981.
"Why in the World" pilot, 1980.
Expenses.
Educational advisory board.
"Why in the World" report.
Financial information.
Administration and budgeting, 1981-1984.

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4Zd476 Satellite Education Transmission Project (STEP 1), of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, 1980.
Letters.
Background and chronology.
Funding sources.
Budget and expenses.
Public service satellite consortium.
Promotion.
Press clippings.
Press releases.
Planning memos.
Internal memos.
Memorandums.
Talent.
Suggested topics and speakers.
Scripts.
Registration.
Publicity.
Beckman, Allen correspondence.
Research.
Evaluation.
San Diego State University foundation.

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4Zd476 Printed material, background material and research notes:
Atlantic Council, 1981.
Permanent roll of delegates to the Republican National Convention, 1964.
General Learning Corporation project, 1967.
"Conflict and Regulation in the Communications Industry." report of findings.
Intermedia, 1970-1979.
T.V. news regulation, printed material.
T. V. news and other media
T. V. news and pressure groups.
T.V. news and media freedom.
The Atlantic monthly. January and February, 1976.
Public Broadcasting.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, proposed study of objectivity and balance, 1986 - 1987.
Critiques of regulation, the media and political convention coverage.
T.V. news and general policy questions.
Media distortion of politics.
T.V. news criticism.
Political connections and news.
60 Minutes.
T. V. news:
Salaries and manpower.
Docudramas and confrontational journalism.
Three Mile Island.
Weather reports.
New plans, CNN, cable etc.
One hour news and PBS.
Influence and politics.
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4Zd477 Weicher, Robert. "The News Coverage of the 1973 Arab -- Israeli War." The Impact of Television on Public Policy," 1978; "1974.
News coverage of the 1973 Arab Israeli war, interview transcripts.
Politics and the media
International Television News Directors conference, report of proceedings, 1967.
"Communications Satellites: A New Channel for International Communications and a New Source of International Tension," 1974.
Foreign communications, 1974.
CBS coverage of the 1952 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Biographical material and photographs.
Keck, Gary Lee. "A Study to Determine the Perception of Unintended Messages by Viewers of Two United States Army Television Commercials," 1990.
Vladimir Matusevitch v. Vladimir Ivanovich Telnikoff
Louisiana State University, Government and Television course readings and notes, 1992-1993.
Time-Life broadcast scrapbook.
Fairness and balance, notes for The Electric Mirror.
Fairness doctrine.
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4Zd478 Campaign finance.
Notes for "Covering the Election," (chapter 3 in The Electric Mirror.)
Politics and television, book outline and notes.
Remaking the campaign.
Remaking the candidate (chapter IV) notes.
The Electric Mirror. outtakes.
From Whistle Stop to Sound Bite outline.
Public communications and public education, 1972.
Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1973 revisions.
Hofstatter, Richard C. "Biased News in the 1972 Campaign: a Media Analysis"; "The Impact of Mass Media on Issue Perceptions: a Study of Three Elections."
Republican campaign ads.
Democratic media strategy, 1972.
Republican media strategy, 1972.
Direct mail campaign advertising.
Public broadcasting.
First Monday, 1972.
Presidential advantage strategy, McGovern, 1972.
Campaign, travel.
Campaign, news broadcast notes.
Campaign, use of film.
Political consultants and the media.
Advertising agencies, 1972.
Campaign finance.
Campaign advertising notes.
Selling of the Pentagon.
The November group.
Campaigning, general (including Nixon's travels).
Public broadcasting.
Interviews with Alexander Archibald.
Appendix to the election report, 1972.
Fairness doctrine and elections.
Campaign spending legislation prior to 1971.
Federal Election Campaign Act violations:
Sale of ambassadorships.
General.
Corporate.
Special interests.
History.
Criticism of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Calls for reform of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Codes of ethics.
Fair campaign practices, 1972.
The 1952 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, press information package.
Watch: the television guide to the 1956 conventions, the campaign and the election. 1956.
Debates 1988.
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"Nixon's transcription of the Watergate tapes," Chicago Tribune. 1 May 1974.
"Why in the World?" posters.
"Historical Headlines: Famous Front Pages of the Los Angeles Times." 1976.
32,000 Hours per Year. Time-Life, 1965.
Marney-Petix, Victoria. "Fiber Optics: Revolutionizing Data Communications." Professional Careers. November, December, 1987.
Journalism 496, Media Management poster (for class taught by Sig Mickelson.)
Time -- 50. 1973.
Small Wonder in Pakistan: the story of a Time- Life Broadcast. 1962.
Richard Nixon campaign posters, 1972.
The Times coronation number, 11 May 1937.
Time-Life Broadcast, Inc., promotional scrapbook, 1960-1961.
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4Zd479 Carrying the Torch: the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Toward a God-Centered Media. World Media Association, 1990.
Morris, Burnis Reginald. Non-profit News Coverage, 1993.
Broadcasting.
Section 315 and the problems of access, 1972.
The Speaker and the Listener: a Public Perspective on the Freedom of Expression. The Public Agenda Foundation, 1980.
The Newsroom and the Newscast. 1966.
Gordon, David. "Newsman's Privilege and the Law" 1974.
Politics and television, 1992.
On the Cutting Edge: a Journal of Communications Analysis and Content. Winter, 1987.
Brown and Williamson v. Walter Jacobson and CBS.
"Targets of the Media" program newsclippings, 1988.

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4Zd488 Literary productions:
Book drafts;
TV news book, 1961
Chapters 1-6
Chapters 7-20
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4Zd489 From Whistle Stop to Sound Bite, outlines and proposals, 1984-1988
The End of An Era: Proposal, chapters 1-4, outline, 1991
News book drafts, 1996
Chapters 1-5
Chapters 6-12
Chapters 13-20
Research notes and background material, decade of the 1950's
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4Zd479 Book on government, media relationships, outline and chapter summaries, 1992.
Aspen program on communications and society, 1992.
Articles and miscellaneous literary efforts.
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4Zd480 Book reviews.
A suggested approach for a book on politics and television.
Politics and the medial manuscript draft, chapters I, II, V, XIII.
Campaign finance manuscript draft, chapters I - X.
Proposed book on government, media relations, draft outline and chapter summaries, 28 April 1992.
Proposed book on government, media relations, introduction, summary, and chapter 27 June 1992.
Politics and the media, completed manuscript, chapters I through XII and appendix.
Campaign spending notes.
Chapters XI, XII, XIII -- public T.V., new technology, and summary.
America's Other Voice.:
Draft chapters 9 - 12.
Draft, winter, spring, 1982.
Page proofs, 1983.
Typescript draft as edited by Alan Gold.
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4Zd481 Final draft.
"Talent Pool" chapter. deleted from final version.
Draft copy.
Chronology and notes from April 4 1983 draft.
Draft submitted 4 April 1983.
The Electric Mirror:
Index.
Introduction through chapter 11.
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2.325/OD7 Page proofs.
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4Zd481 The Northern Pacific Railroad and the Selling of the West. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: The Center for Western Studies, 1993.

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4Zd482 Speeches and statements by Sig Mickelson:
Remarks on Khruschev to the Connecticut Broadcasters Association, 1958.
"The comprehension gap" address to the Texas Legislature, April 13, 1959.
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4Zd488 Edited speeches, 1950s.
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4Zd482 Speeches, 1977.
World Affairs Council, North County, 1990.
CBS Concepts, principles and practices based upon the speeches, articles, statements and directives of Sig Mickelson, 1959.
Television news speech outline.
Old speech material.
Miscellaneous speeches.
Text of Speeches, Articles, Statements, and Directives of Sig Mickelson, 1958.
Millersville University lecture, 2 November 1988.
Speeches on political topics, 1952 - 1961.
Compilation of speeches, 1977 - 1978.
Speeches on behalf of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty:
Summary of appearances, January 1977 to February 1978.
"Making the Olympics a Political Football." Dallas, 2 March 1978.
"The Soviet Leadership Views the News." Wisconsin, 14 February 1978.
"Publicity and Openness: the Prime Condition for the Health of any Society." 2 February 1978.
"Penetrating the Communications Curtain." Salt Lake City, 3 January 1978.
"Jamming a Relic of the Cold War." San Diego, 22 December, 1977.
"The Censor is Closer Than You Think." California, 11 January 1978.
"The Soviet Union is More than Russia." Baton Rouge, 21 December 1977.
"Soviets Seek to Halt Uncensored Reporting." Chicago, 21 September 1977, and Omaha 20 September 1977.
"Blocks Against a New Dark Age of Communications." San Francisco, 15 September, 1977.
"A Raising of the Barriers: the Concealed Threat to the Free Flow of Information." 16 September 1977.
"The Soviet Threat to Voices for Detente." Boston, 12 September 1977.
"International Broadcasting Under Threat." Nebraska, 19 September 1977.
Oslo, International Press Instutute, 8 June 1977.
U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Eastern Europe, 19 May 1977.
Brief statement to CSCE, 19 May 1977.
Sub-committee on International Operations, 1 April 1977.
Sub-committee on International Operations, 30 March 1977.
W.E.A.C., Munich, 4 February 1977.
"Broadcasters to a Captive Audience: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty." 7 October 1976.
City Club of Cleveland, 21 January 1976.
A.W.R.T. outline, 15 December 1976.
Munich, 4 December 1976.
Meeting of the Committee on Education, Cultural Affairs and Information. 21 - 26 December 1976.

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4Zd488 Sig Mickelson oral history interview transcripts:
Interview by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, 1961
Interview by Elizabeth Heighton for the Broadcast Pioneers Library, San Diego State University, March 13, 1979
Interview by Debbie Martin, San Diego State University Journalism Department, April 7, 1981
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4Zd482 G.A.O. letter, November 25, 1977.
Politics and the media, 1961-1981.
Technology, October 1986.
T.V. news critiques, 1969.
From Whistle Stop to Sound Bite, outline, September 15, 1989.
Seminar on broadcasting to the east, 4 July 1984.
University of Virginia, 10 April 1990.
Arts lunch, 1987.
SCI management conference, 1988.
Freedom's Foundation speech, 20 July 1987.
S.P..J. San Francisco, 20 January 1989.
U.C.L.A. seminar, 1985.
Satellite technology.
Outlines.
Duplicates.
Miscellaneous speeches and articles.
Foreign Policy Association project, 1970.
News and international communication.
Santa Maria, 1986.
Notes.
Coronado Rotary Club, 1986.
SPJ Atlanta, November 1986.
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4Zd483 Coronado Round Table, 1986.
T.V. programming, June 1984.
Pi Kappa Alpha.
California Women's Press Club, 1981.
American Dental Association, 17 March 1981.
Communications Week at California State, Fullerton.
Valley Forge conference.
Communications technology.
Remarks on Clay T. Whitehead, 1961.
Edward R. Murrow symposium, 1983.
University of Leicester communications conference.

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4Zd483 Personal papers:
Congratulatory messages, 1959, 1961, 1969.
Publicity newsclippings, 1930-1993.
Desk calendar, 1956, 1960.
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4Zd484 Correspondence and chronology:
1930-1989
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4Zd485 1989-1994.
Diaries, 1984-1987, 1989-1990, 1994.

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4Zd490 Printed material and periodicals:
"The Medium and the Telephone: the Politics of Information Resources," Pal J. Berman, Anthony G. Oettinger, December 15, 1975
Aspen Communications Conference proceedings
May 1970
February 1973
The Face of Red China, a CBS News Special Report, December 28, 1958
Carrying the Torch: the 1960 Winter Olympic"
Television: the Management Magazine of Broadcast Advertising, January 1960
Broadcast Pioneers Library, special oral history issue, Winter 1989/Fall 1990
Military Review, no. 1, 1979
Broadcasting, 50th Anniversary Issue, 1981
Striped Magnetic Sound in CBS Television News Production, by R. C. Rheineck, March 1957
Sponsor, September 13, 1965
"2001: A Communications Vision." A conferecnce convened by the San Diego Communications Council, November 16-17, 1989.
"RFE-RL: a year of merger."
"Report of Proceedings: International Television News Directors Conference." Paris, October 26-27, 1967.
Dateline 1959 Overseas Press Club of America.

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4Zd487 Video tapes:
The Cox Convention Connextion Show, #2 - #14, August 6-18, 1996
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4Zd486 Tape 3 -- reporter stories: Coretta King, Nature Day camp, Hospital survey and Parvovirus / Folo.
The promise of teletext.
"The Selling of Abe Lincoln," WTTW Chicago, October 15, 1987
"From Whistle Stop to Soundbite," Purdue University Public Affairs Video Archives, October 23, 1989

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4Zd491 Audio tapes:
Audio cassettes:
A: AP Best Assn B: Sig Mickelson for S. D. Union June 3, 1978;
A: Chapter 19, Labor, B: Chapter 20, Accountability October 27, 1982;
A: Chapter 22; B: Letters - Claire Smith, Kim Short
A: Chapter outline; B: Reply to questions from Prager
A: Chapters 9 and 11, B: Chapter 4, August 3, 1982; August 20, 1982
A: CONSAT rates; B: LAWCOR - COMSAT February 1975
A: In Touch, Sig Mickelson, guest. Topic: Radio Free Europe; B: letter to Claire Smith January 8, 1984.
A: Interview, re: Whistle Stop, James Smith, B: Report to USIA October 1989;
A: Jammers, #1 varying tone, #2 pump, #3 whistle; B: ID's - Ukraine, Azeri, Tatr, Turkmen, Khirghiz
A: Sam Archibald, Fair Campaign Practices Committee, Washington, DC; B: Bob Smalley, October 12, 1972, October 13, 1972
A: Sig Mickelson - RTNDA address - Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - (opening session following AP film; B: World Communication Conference September 20, 1978
A: Walter Pforzheimer Allen Grover B: Grover/John Mitchell Gene Sosin, tape 25 August 7, 1982; August 11-18, 1982; August 17, 1982.
A: Wednesday 18 March session 1B1 (not useful); B: Continuation; interview
Advanced Television... The Big Picture. NAB '89 / Las Vegas April 29-May 2, 1989,
AM Other Voice 21
America & the World, A Conversation with Stanley Hoffman on American Foreign Policy in a World Transformed. October 18, 1990.
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 1. A: Andrey V. Kozyrev; B: John and Janet Wallach 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 3. A: Chalabi & H. Zebari; B: Shibley Telhami 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 4. A: Seweryn Bialer; B: Oleg T. Bogomolov 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 5. A: John Chancellor; B: Nicholas Platt 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 6. A: M. Bouton & R, Legvold; B: Gen. Merrill A. McPeak 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 8. A: Abba Eban; B: Roy Mottahedeh 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. 9. A: Henry Kissinger; B: Georgie Ann Geyer 1991:
America & the World, Richard C. Hottelet, host. A: A Conversation with Roger C. Altman & C. Michael Aho on the World Economy, B: A Conversation with McGeorge Bundy on Keeping a Peace in the Middle East, February 22, 1991; March 1, 1991
American Association of Political Consultants, Washington, DC November 9, 1972 -
Aspen FM, February 10, 1973
Aspen Institutes, Politics. Media Workshop. February 10, 1973
Aspen P/M, February 9-10, 1973
Aspen P/M, February 13, 1973
California Cable Television Association. Opening General Session: Creating a New Decade of Television
CFR February 4, 1970
Chancellor, Baksbaum, February 19, 1988
Chapter 23
Chapter 23
Chet Burger at Wyndham, New York, February 12, 1996
Chet Burger, side 3 February 12, 1996
Chronology, February 1, 1983
Cosell/Mickelson, unedited, January 26
Cronkite, Morgan - for Helen Copley
Don Coe - ABC News - SAT tariffs
Election 1972 radio commercials, WKRS Waukegan
Friday, Luncheon. RTNDF Report - Service Awards. George Will September 15, 1989.
Future Shock: Media Convergence in the 90's, Turner, Ceppos, Dolan, Dutcher, Mickelson, Norris, Schraff
Gene Sosin, Tape 49, Sig Mickelson April 14, 1981,
Herb Klein, February 10, 1989
Howlano Sargent, Sig Mickelson 82074 tape 47 October 12, 1982;
IBI April 2, 1973
Jack Lowder, December 9-10, 1990
James Darr
Jamming on Czech Programing, October 10, 1977
Jamming several types
Jim Hagardy
John Barber, Howlano Sargent, Sig Mickelson 82074 tape 46 May 7, 1982; May 11, 1982;
Karl Roberts
Keen - et al
Keep Show; June 10, 1972
KGFF Morning Company aircheck, December 12, 1978
KGNC-AM air check, December 14, 1978
KGNC-FM Tuseday 6:50 am-8:30 am Decemebr 12, 1978,
KRNQ 7:30 am-8:30 am, December 12, 1978
KRNT 7:30 am-8:30 am, December 12, 1978
KSOK 7-8 am
Lary King Show, Sig Mickelson, 1-2
Lary King Show, Sig Mickelson, 2-3
Larry King Show, Sig Mickelson, 12-1
Letter to Bill Kobin, March 30, 1984
Lou Croffi - Paris Bureau ABC, June 17, 1974
Mickelson, Chap 4, September 28, 1981
Minnesota journalists, Reasoner, Sevareid, Salisbury. KTCA-TV, March 20, 1980
Names and numbers of players; Claire Smith, November 11, 1984
National Association of Broadcasters 56th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. Closing General Assembly, part 1 April 9-12, 1978,
Newsrppm: tape monitor. George Beeber.
Pacific Telecommunications Council 90. 08: Session 1.6, Major Issues in World Communications, Tape 2
Pacific Telecommunications Council 90. 08: Session 1.6, Major Issues in World Communications, Tape 1
Phil Donahue-Are Your Wasting My Time? (Joint Radio/TV Workshop)
Phil Scheffler, February 12, 1996
Political announcements: 1. McGovern; 2. Gus Hall; 3. Hanrahan, Ed; 4. Carey, Berrard; 5. Danaher; 6. Scott, Bill
Pope sings - Bob March
Ronalds Sig Mickelson 82074 Tape 43 October 14, 1981.
Sam Jaffe TV interview, January 23, 1976
Sam Jameson, Chief of Bureau, Tokyo, LA Times, (speaking and answering questions re: his job at McDill University) February, 1974
San Diego Communications Council Technical Symmposium, part 1 April 8, 1988,
San Diego Communications Council Technical Symmposium, part 2 April 8, 1988,
Sargeant Sig Mickelson 82074, tape 44 May 13, 1981,
Sargeant Sig Mickelson 82074 Tape 45 September 30, 1981.
SCI morning report
Sherman Lehman Brothers. Where We Stand- A: Outlook and Opportunity; B: Eleven Common Errors of Investing. 1987
Sig Mickelson interviews, A: On Korean War & Japanese Peace Conference; B: On Blacklisting and See It Now.
Sig Mickelson interviews, A: regarding 1956 presidential election; B: regarding transcontinental set travel
Sig Mickelson interviews, A: on the 1952 presidential campaign; B: on coronation of British queen December 27, 1995;
Sig Mickelson interviews, regarding, A: 1960 Olympics; B: JFK's inauguration
Sig Mickelson interviews, regarding, A: the outset of professional football coverage; B: Arab/Israeli conflict
SM - report on RL, 1959, 1960
SM summary of French election 1974- June 1974
SOE, Januaryu 26-28, Mickelson
Sosin-Sebesta Sig Mickelson 82074 Tape 48 September 30, 1981.
Sources
Stan Swinton, February 19, 1974
Television and the Telephone Company. NAB `89/ Las Vegas April 29-May 2, 1989 /
The Future of News: Jean Gaddy Wilson, Mod./T. Johnson, R. Martin, N, Woodhull. Women in Communications National Professional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia October 10-13, 1991 -
"The International Market: a Bonanza for Programmers?" California Cable Television Association
"The SOURCE Report: Kent State Remembered"
Third World News, Part I, moderator - Ralph Renick, June 3, 1978
UCSD - Keen panel, February 3, 1979
UCSD 3 & 4
Van Derling Chair - letters - Jankowski - Cronkite
Walter Cronkite, October 13, 1980
"Why Rock and Roll P.D.'s Hate News and What You Can Do About It."" (Radio Workshop). RTNDA, Moderator: Frank Bernako, WRC-AM, Washington, DC September 21, 1978.
WIBW-FM, Topeka, Kansas, 3:30-4:300 pm
WIBW-FM, Topeka, Kansas, 8-9 am

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4Zd486 Reel to reel audio tapes:
GOP, 1964.
Leo Burnett G.O.P. songs.

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4Zd486 Film:
Invertible, ca. 1949-1965
1 reel
[DVD copy in box 2X7a][Click for video]
Sig Mickelson's visit to Cairo, 29 April 1957.
1 reel
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2 FILM/E151 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade [1952 Republican National Convention, Election and Inauguration], 1952
1 reel
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2 FILM/E152-153 CBS sales film, parts 1 and 2. 1952-1960
2 reels
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2.116/top of OP drawers CBS TV newscasters poster, drawing by Joe Kaufman. Copy print in Prints and Photographs Collection, Sig Mickelson file

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4Zb24 Miscellaneous:
Biographical, 1925, 1958-1998
Obituaries, 2000
Printed Material and Publications:
Membership Directories, 1979-1998
Reports, Prospectuses, Catalogs, and Programs, 1957-1999
Magazines and Clippings, 1972-2000
RFE-RL, Inc. (merged organization of Free Europe, Inc and Radio Liberty Committee Inc.), 1974-1976
The Center for Communications, San Diego State University-Suggested Projects, 1980-1983
Clinton, MN Centennial Event, 1983
Job Situations (correspondence), 1969-1970
Books and Articles (bibliography of Mickelson writings), 1950-1990
Northern Pacific Railroad (book written by Mickelson), 1993-1998
The Decade that Shaped TV News Greenwood Questionnaire, 1997
Published Writings, 1940-1947, 1966-1973
Journalism Quarterly, 1940-1947
Saturday Review, October 24, 1970
Foreign Affairs (journal and article reprints), October 1969
The Quill (4), April 1973
Report of Conference of the Americas: Malnutrition a Factor in Socio-Economic Development, 1966
Television Production Plan, “Why in the World” program, 1982
Correspondence, 1952-1969
Peabody Award facsimile, 1961
Press Clippings, 1935-2000
Photographs, ca. 1940s-1990s
Photo Album: Queen Elizabeth II Coronation, 1953
VHS Tapes:
The Paley Memorial, 1990
Looking Over the Edge, 1996
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4Zd496 Awards, 1956-1961
Letters and Printed Material, 1983-1998
Photographs, 1950s
Audio Cassettes, 1970-1973
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2.325/D39b Topolski’s Chronicle, no. 16-21, (oversize) 1956
Broadcasting prints, (oversize) 1960, 1985
Radio Correspondents Dinner Photograph, (oversize) 1947
oversize
2.116/top of OP CBS TV newscasters poster, drawing by Joe Kaufman [copy in Prints & Photographs Collection, Sig Mickelson file], 1950s

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Artifact Collection

Richard Nixon campaign buttons, 1972.
Channel 13 pencil.
Camera.

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