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Milwaukee Journal stations records

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Film includes coverage of white power marches as well as footage of demonstrations and news conferences in support of fair housing, school desegregation, and other civil rights efforts.

Collection Description (Extant): Materials pertaining to the Milwaukee radio and television stations owned by The Journal Company. The stations operated under the call letters WTMJ. Included are scripts for radio and television editorials, audience surveys, photographs, promotional materials, scripts for newscasts, and information on the personnel, history, and operation of the stations.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions consist largely of news film which is the original edited television footage used on the air to illustrate news stories from 1948 to 1980. It includes footage of the Milwaukee Braves, civil rights activities in Milwaukee during the 1960s, local businesses such as Allis-Chalmers and the Pabst, Schlitz, and Miller breweries, and politicians and celebrities who visited Milwaukee.

Access Copy Note: 30 video clips of material from this collection that are relevant to civil rights efforts in Milwaukee can be found at "The March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project" ( Browse the WTMJ-TV News Film collection. Metadata for all clips is included.This site is maintained by the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

Date(s): 1922-1980

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Milwaukee Mss 203

Extent: 9.8 c.f. (26 archives boxes and 1 oversize box); plus additions of 1 disc recording and ca. 1 million feet of 16mm film

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin
African Americans--Housing--Wisconsin
Busing for school integration
Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin
Groppi, James, 1930-1985
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
School integration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Television broadcasting of news
White supremacy movements




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