Instructional and Public Television Records
UA.3.3.5.1

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Instructional and Public Television records
ID
UA.3.3.5.1
Date [inclusive]
1951-2004
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

Instructional and Public Television began operations in 1951, although it did not air until 1954. In 1977, Television Broadcasting (earlier known as Television Department and WKAR-TV, 1951-1958) merged with Instructional Television Services (earlier known as Closed Circuit TV) to form Instructional and Public Television. Since 1980, IPTV has been administered jointly by Lifelong Education Programs and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

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Scope and Contents note

The Instructional and Public Television records consist of materials related to WMSB-TV and WKAR-TV including press releases, policy, brochures, reports, and program information. The collection also includes audio-visual materials such as photographs, film and video. These AV materials include Commencements and State of the University events.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 added DVDs  September 2017

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Right: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Instructional Television Services.

Personal Name(s)

  • Clinton, Bill, 1946-
  • DiBiaggio, John A., 1932-
  • Guyer, Gordon E., (Gordon Earl)
  • Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey

Subject(s)

  • Commencement ceremonies
  • Commencement ceremonies -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Public television
  • Television -- History

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Collection Inventory

Paper Records 

Box Folder

Description of the MSC Television Station Undated 

2327 1

Broadcast Policy and Information on WKAR-TV Facilities 1953, Undated 

2327 2

Program Summary and Index 1956-1957 

2327 3

Television Sets, Reception, and Viewing in Lansing and Vicinity. WKAR-TV Research Report by Irving Rogers Merrill 1955 

2327 4

U.S. TV Credit Course Enrollment. WKAR-TV Research Report August 1955 

2327 5

Television’s Tattle-Tale Gray by William Tomlinson 1955 

2327 6

Statement on Behalf of Michigan State College before the Communications Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce July 17, 1954 

2327 7

Additional Information Pursuant to Section 1.841(e) of the Commission’s Rules of Order of January 19, 1955 

2327 8

Television Course Listing; Guide for Teaching TV Courses 1955 

2327 9

WKAR-TV “The Circumstance of Science” Undated 

2327 10

MSU Television and the Arts 1964 

2327 11

“15 Answers to Your Questions about Television and WKAR-TV” 1952 

2327 12

Compiled Material on WKAR-TV Undated 

2327 13

Report to the Committee on Television Development 1951 

2327 14

Press Releases and Articles 1951-1952, 1954, Undated 

2327 15

Television Teaching Policy- School of Science & Arts 1954 

2327 16

WKAR-TV on the Air January 1954 

2327 17

Correspondence- WKAR-TV and WJIM-TV Tower Sharing 1956 

2327 18

Correspondence 1956, 1958, 1959 

2327 19

Open Door to Michigan- Michigan Classroom Television 1967 

2327 20

Report to the President and Provost on Commissioned Studies by the State Board of Education Relating to a Statewide Educational Communications System 1967 

2327 21

Brochures about Programs 1968, Undated 

2327 22

WMSB Brochures Circa 1968, Undated 

2327 23

Television Broadcasting at Michigan State University 1969 

2327 24

Question of Continuation of the University Television Station WMSB 1969 

2327 25

Channel 23 and Radio Program Guide October 1972 

2327 26

Alternative newsletter 1975-1976 

2327 27

Proposed Policies and Recommendations Governing MSU’s Relationship with Cable TV Systems 1975 

2327 28

University of the Air 1975 

2327 29

Press Releases 

Box Folder

 1972 

2327 30

 1980 

2327 31

 1981 

2327 32

 1982 

2327 33

 1983-1985, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2000-2002, 2004 

2327 34
Box Folder

WKAR-TV A Historical Perspective 1954-2004 

2327 35

Administration and Finance of Educational Television by Armand Hunter and James Denison 

2327 36

The Educational Communication Services of MSU Undated 

2327 37

The Facts on Educational TV for MSC Undated 

2327 38

Map with Comments about Reception Undated 

2327 39

Participation of Personnel of the Michigan Cooperative Extension Service on Commercially Sponsored Telecasts Undated 

2327 40

Statement in Support of the Allocation of Television Channels for Use by Educational Institutions 

2327 41

Television Broadcasting Policy- MSU Undated 

2327 42

This is WMSB Television Undated 

2327 43

“The Arts” television schedule June 1979 

2327 44

TV Policy Statement for School of Science and Arts Undated 

2327 45

Brochure - University of the Air circa 1958 

2327 46

Brochure - Closed Circuit Television circa 1962 

2327 46

The Anatomy of Radio and Television by Walter Emery 1963 

2327 47

Educational Television for a People Who Will Travel to the Moon possibly by Gordon Sabine 1958 

2327 48

John Waite files - College of Science and Arts Coordinator for Television 

Box Folder

TV Materials 1951-1956 

2327 49

TV Policy 1953-1959 

2327 50
Box Folder

Music and Television at Michigan State University, 1954 - 1976 circa 1976 

2327 51

Prime Time 23 newsletter June 1982 

2327 52

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1955 

1956 

1957 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1953-1954 

1956-1957 

1957-1958 

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1963-1964 

1964-1965 

1985-1986 

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Serials 

#365: ITV Schedule 

#733: WKAR-TV Program Schedule 

#734: WKAR-TV Program Schedule Corrections 

#735: WKAR-TV Research Report 

#736: WKAR-TV Weekly Program Guide 

#737: WKAR-TV Weekly Program Guide Corrections 

#943: ITV Monitor 

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Photographs- Michigan State University Collection 

Drawer

Television Broadcasting. (4 folders) 

photos-MSU

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Video 

DVD 

Backstage Pass 

Box Disk

The Best of Backstage Pass 2010 

5563 DVD

Root Doctor 2009 

5563 DVD

Organissimo 2010 

5563 DVD

Commencement 

Box

 1977 

DVD

 1977 

DVD

 1979 

DVD

 1980   2 DVDs


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2

Box

 1981 

DVD

 1982   2 DVDs


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2

 1983   2 DVDs


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2

Box Disk

 1984 

DVD 1
Box

 1985 

DVD

 1986 

DVD

 1987 

DVD

 1988 

DVD

 1990   2 DVDs


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1

Box

 1991 

DVD

 1992   2 DVDs


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2

Box

1995 with Bill Clinton 1995 

DVD
Box Disk

An Evening with Governor Granholm December 17, 2010 

5563 DVD

The Gardens: Birth of a Symphony by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich 2001 

5563 DVD
Disk

"Halftime! With the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band" 2004 

DVD Case

Inauguration of the President: John DiBiaggio 1985 


    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 1
    Box Disk
Moving Images   DVD 2

Box

Inauguration of the President: John DiBiaggio (Remote Feed, part 1) 1985 

DVD

"John DiBiaggio: A Retrospective" 1992 

DVD
Box Disk

Michigan State of the State 2010 February 3, 2010 

5563 DVD

The Milliken Legacy June 21, 2006 

5563 DVD
Disk

The Music of Mozart: Malcolm Bilson in Concert & Conversation November 22, 2006 

DVD
Box Disk

Out of the Fields October 8, 2008 

5563 DVD
Disk

Songs of the Season with the MSU Children's Choir 2008 

DVD
Box Disk

Sparty! 2005 

5563 DVD

State of the University and Awards Convocation 

Box Disk

 1981 

DVD 2
Box

 1986 

DVD

 1987 

DVD

 1988 

DVD

 1989 

DVD

 1991   4 DVDs

DVD

 1992 

DVD

 1993   2 copies

DVD

 1994 

DVD

 1995 

DVD

 1996 

DVD

 1998 

DVD

 1999 

DVD

 2000 

DVD
Box Disk

 2010 

5563 DVD
Box Disk

Symphony No. 4: The Gardens by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich 2001 

5563 DVD

Things Not Here Anymore 1995 

5563 DVD

Things Not Here Anymore II 1996 

5563 DVD

University Distinguished Professors 2007 

5563 DVD

The War: Michigan Voices 

Disk

Wordl War II: European Theatre 2007 

DVD

World War II: Pacific Theatre 2007 

DVD
Box Disk

We Were Known As... 2002 

5563 DVD

WKAR's First Fifty: Mid-Michigan's Broadcast Pioneers 2004 

5563 DVD

Videotape 

item

"In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage at MSU: A Dialog" 1998 

Videotape -- Celebration of Hispanic

"The Great Experiment: MSU the Pioneer Land Grant University" -- WKAR 


    Box Disk
Moving Images   5563 DVD
    item
Moving Images   Videotape -- Great Experiment

item

"Vet School Confidential" 13 Episodes, 4 VHS 

Videotape -- Vet School Confidential

"MSU Smokestack Demolition, 1960" 1960 

Videotape -- Smokestack

"Back to the Roots" 

Videotape -- Back to the Roots

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Film 

Reel

Baseball Football Track May 16, 1977   1 16mm film reel

Baseball Football Track

Bessey Hall Under Construction circa 1961   1 16mm film reel

Bessey Hall Under Construction

Better Fan Performance 1972   1 16mm film reel

Better Fan Performance

Boys Growing Up / Hay Dryers (53-280 / 53-281) 1953   1 16mm film reel

Boys Growing Up / Hay Dryers

Campus at War for Peace, The 1944   2 16mm film reels (optical soundtrack negative)

Reel
Campus at War for Peace, The

Chez Mimi 

Reel

Chez Mimi #1 & #2 (54-747 & 54-746) 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #1 & #2

Chez Mimi #3 & #4 (54-749 & 54-735) 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #3 & #4

Chez Mimi #5 & #6 (54-736 & 54-737) 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #5 & #6

Chez Mimi #7 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #7

Chez Mimi #8 & #13 (54-739 & 54-748) 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #8 & #13

Chez Mimi #9 & #10 (54-741 & 54-742) 1954   1 16mm film reel

Chez Mimi #9 & #10

Chez Mimi #11 & #12 (54-743 & 54-744) 1954   16mm film reels Includes two film reels.

Chez Mimi #11 & #12
Reel

Commencement Remote - 97th Commencement 1955   1 16mm film reel

97th Commencement

Curtain Going Up: Stratford Story (55-1083) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Curtain Going Up

Hay Dryers #2 (53-282) 1953   1 16mm film reel

Hay Dryers #2

Hockey film undated   1 16mm film reel (full coat mag track)

Hockey film (full coat mag track)

If I Were 17 undated   1 16mm film reel

If I Were 17

Journey, The 1968   4 16mm film reels (B-wind neg. trk., color pos. A-roll, color pos. B-roll, original positive color sound master)

Reel
Journey, The

Kagan: People and Demonstrations May 16, 1966   1 16mm film reel

Kagan: People and Demonstrations

Mr. Murgle's Musee 1955 

Reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #1: Moon (55-904) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #1

Mr. Murgle's Musee #3 (55-882) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #3 (55-882)

May actually be episode #2, due to the fact that Cuckoo Clock (55-916) is also listed as #3.

Mr. Murgle's Musee #3

Mr. Murgle's Musee #3: Cuckoo Clock (55-916) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #3

Mr. Murgle's Musee #4: Things From Darkest Africa (55-920) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #4

Mr. Murgle's Musee #5 (55-914) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #5

Mr. Murgle's Musee #6 (55-925) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #6

Mr. Murgle's Musee #7 (55-930) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #7

Mr. Murgle's Musee #8 (55-941) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #8

Mr. Murgle's Musee #9 (55-951) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #9

Mr. Murgle's Musee #10 (55-958) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #10

Mr. Murgle's Musee #11: Paul Bunyan (55-969) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #11

Mr. Murgle's Musee #12: Lost Atlantis (55-979)   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #12

Mr. Murgle's Musee #13: Javanese Shadow Puppets (55-987)   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #13

Mr. Murgle's Musee #14: American Indians (55-992) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #14

Mr. Murgle's Musee #15: Fertile Crescent (55-999) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #15

Mr. Murgle's Musee #16: Seven Wonders of the World (55-1003)   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #16

Mr. Murgle's Musee #17: Wonderful Planets (55-1008) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #17

Mr. Murgle's Musee #18: Sounds in the Air (55-1016) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #18

Mr. Murgle's Musee #19: Mastodon-Mammoth (55-1022) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #19

Mr. Murgle's Musee #20: Penn-Dutch (55-1032) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #20

Mr. Murgle's Musee #21: Vikings at Cape Cod (55-1036) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #21

Mr. Murgle's Musee #22: Bees in Your Bonnet (55-1042) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #22

Mr. Murgle's Musee #23: Balloons That Fly (55-1049) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #23

Mr. Murgle's Musee #24: Giant Movies (55-1065) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #24

Mr. Murgle's Musee #25: Our Feathered Friends (55-1063) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #25

Mr. Murgle's Musee #26: Visit to Columbian Ex (55-1068) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee #26

Mr. Murgle's Musee: Music-Box (55-914) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Mr. Murgle's Musee: Music-Box (55-914)

May be a duplicate of #5 (55-914).

Mr. Murgle's Musee: Music-Box
Reel

MSU Basketball Highlights 1976-1977   1 16mm film reel

MSU Basketball Highlights

MSC Basketball vs. Notre Dame January 7, 1950   1 16mm film reel

MSC Basketball vs. Notre Dame

MSC Football Travelogue: Rose Bowl Trip January 1, 1954   1 16mm film reel

MSC Football Travelogue: Rose Bowl Trip

MSC Football vs. Marquette October 17, 1942   1 16mm film reel

MSC Football vs. Marquette

MSC Football vs. Marquette November 22, 1952   1 16mm film reel

MSC Football vs. Marquette

MSC Football vs. Ohio State October 6, 1951   1 16mm film reel

MSC Football vs. Ohio State

MSC Museum 1953   1 16mm film reel

MSC Museum

MSU Basketball vs. Notre Dame (2nd half) December 21, 1955   1 16mm film reel

MSU Basketball vs. Notre Dame (2nd half)

MSU Hockey at Munn Ice Arena July 11, 1977   1 16mm film reel

MSU Hockey at Munn Ice Arena

MSU in Vietnam #4 circa 1950s   16mm film reels Includes three film reels (one 16mm workprint, one 16mm outtakes, one 16mm full-coat magnetic soundtrack).

MSU in Vietnam #4

Night at the Peking Opera, A circa 1957   2 16mm film reels

Night at the Peking Opera, A

Old Cathay in Modern China (55-922) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Old Cathay in Modern China

Passing Notes #1 (55-1098) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Passing Notes

Paul Roche Show 

Reel

Paul Roche Show (55-1081) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Paul Roche Show

Paul Roche Show (55-1104) 1955   1 16mm film reel

Paul Roche Show
Reel

Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy undated   1 16mm film reel

Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy

Purdue vs. Michigan State Football Game October 22, 1966 

Purdue vs. Michigan State Football Game

Rose Bowl Trip Travelogue 1954   1 16mm film reel

Rose Bowl Trip Travelogue

 MSU-AV 2399 Swing's the Thing undated   16mm film reels Includes two film reels (one 16mm original Kodak pictures, one negative track).

Swing's the Thing

This is Penn State circa 1951   1 16mm film reel

This is Penn State

Vice President Nixon Commencement Address 1957   1 16mm film reel

Vice President Nixon Commencement Address

Walter Adams - Lincoln undated   1 16mm film reel (work print)

Walter Adams - Lincoln

Your Telephone 1954   1 16mm film reel

Your Telephone

MSU Football: Rose Bowl 

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Electronic Resources 

MSC Football Team Goes to Washington, D.C. - REOgram 1930 

Purdue vs. Michigan State Football Game October 22, 1966 

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