Charles Kuralt collection, 1935-1997.


Charles Kuralt collection, 1935-1997.

Papers, 1934-1997, of Charles Kuralt, include personal and office mail, with extensive fan mail files and many letters in response to his retirement; scripts; speeches; background research materials relating to shows and books; clippings and souvenirs; publicity materials; oral history interviews with Kuralt's friends, family, and colleagues; photographs; calendars and notebooks; and audiotapes, videotapes, films, and other media. Among topics documented are early radio and television news writing and broadcasting, including the work of foreign correspondents in Latin America, Vietnam, and the Soviet Union, 1953-1994; American popular culture and folklore, 1950s-1990s; United States and international politics, especially in the 1960s; Appalachian poverty and culture, 1960s-1970s; the Plaisted Expedition to the North Pole, 1967; fly fishing, 1970s-1990s; Olympics coverage, 1992-1994; and Kuralt family history. Names of persons, corporations, and other entities important in the collection appear as access points in this record.

ca. 67500 items (198.5 linear feet plus audiovisual materials)

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