A Guide to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Records, 1952-2000
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Austin since 1999, the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) is a trade association for members of the state’s radio and television industries. Governed by a board of directors, TAB lobbies for and state and national legislation to support the interests of its members, including increasing media access to records and meetings, minimizing sales tax for the tools of broadcasting, and reducing regulation and inspection of broadcast stations. The organization also hosts an annual convention and workshops, provides scholarships to college students, and coordinates public services like AMBER Alerts and Emergency Warnings. In 1999, TAB established permanent headquarters in Austin.
Texas Association of Broadcasters. “ About TAB.” Accessed February 1, 2011.
Comprising correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, printed material, audio and video recordings, subject files, mailing lists, awards material, and biographical information, the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Records, 1952-2000, document the administration, government, finances, events and awards, publications, members, and interests of the organization in its support of the Texas radio and television industries. Administrative records include correspondence, personnel files and general records of TAB. Meeting minutes, governing documents, and committee files concern the governance of the association via its board of directors, committees, presidents, and philanthropic child organizations, such as the Texas Broadcasters Educational Foundation, while budgets, ledgers and tax materials detail its finances. Planning files, printed material, applications, and video and audio recordings chronicle TAB awards, conferences, and annual conventions. The association’s newsletter, the TAB Bulletin, and other publications chronicle the organization’s membership and legislative activities. Subject files on specific stations, educatiors, broadcasters, and legislative issues illuminate the work of TAB’s members and its political activism.
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Texas Association of Broadcasters Records, 1952-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
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