Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory, at SRH:

Inventory, at LSF:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Records, 1952-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Association of Broadcasters
Title: Texas Association of Broadcasters, Records
Dates: 1952-2000
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 87-216; 90-107; 2000-172
Extent: 47 ft., 3.5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.

Source:

Texas Association of Broadcasters. “ About TAB.” Accessed February 1, 2011.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

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.

Archivist's note: A detailed inventory of processed records is available in the collection's holding record.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio or video material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Association of Broadcasters -- Archives
Subjects
Lobbying -- United States
Pressure groups -- Texas
Radio broadcasting -- Texas
Television broadcasting -- Texas

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Association of Broadcasters Records, 1952-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory, at SRH:

box
2.325/F90 Unprocessed, 1999-2000
box
2.325/F274-F280 Videocassettes, 1986-1989, undated
box
3H251 Annual convention, 1992
Directory, 1990
Newsletters, 1979, 1992
By-laws, 1967-1968
Legislative information and action, 1970
Resolution opposing ban on cigarette advertising, 1969
Political broadcasting handbook, 1984
“Old Apes,” 1978
Texas coalitions, 1978
Deregulation, 1979
box
Sound Archives Audiocassettes, 1986-1989, undated

Return to the Table of Contents




 

Inventory, at LSF:

box
4J392-4J438 Records, 1952-1986

Return to the Table of Contents