University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Conway, Mike
Title: CBS-TV Oral History Project Records,
Dates: 2003-2004
Abstract: Consisting of VHS tapes, transcripts, and a CD, the CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004, document Mike Conway’s research of the development of CBS News during the 1940s.
Accession No.: 2012-130
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 2003, Mike Conway, then an instructor in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, interviewed largely unknown CBS News employees regarding the network’s news department during the 1940s for his dissertation. The project then formed the core of Conway’s book The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of VHS tapes, transcripts, and a CD, the CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004, document Mike Conway’s research of the development of CBS News during the 1940s. The VHS tapes contain video of the interviews, in addition to transcripts of the interviews in both hard copy and electronic format. Photographs of some interviewees and an electronic copy of CBS employee Henry Cassirer’s unpublished manuscript “Citizen of the 20th Century” complete the collection.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Conway, Mike -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
CBS News -- History
Subjects
Journalism -- United States.
Journalists -- United States
Television broadcasting of news -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

CBS-TV Oral History Project Records, 2003-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Ja10 Interviews (VHS tapes and transcripts)
Westin, Av
Back, Howard
Cassirer, Henry
Hottelet, Richard C.
Hewitt, Don
Skedgell, Robert
Burger, Chester
Hammerslough, John
Scheffler, Philip
Wershba, Shirley and Joseph
Bendick, Robert
Yober, Gordon
Racies, Larry
Photographs of interviewees
"Citizen of the 20th Century," unpublished manuscript