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WYBC, Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 59
Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, scripts, schedules, logs, training materials, meeting minutes, policies and bylaws, contracts, articles, printed matter, photographs, and audiotapes that document the programming, operations and governance of WYBC, Yale's undergraduate radio station. In addition to documenting WYBC's general history and development, programming records, correspondence, and training materials provide insight into evolving musical and theatrical tastes, Yale's changing relationship with women, and the undergraduate apprenticeship system of "heeling." News reports and editorials also document campus events and student sentiments. Of particular interest are the news broadcasts and reporter notes from WYBC's live broadcast of student protests on the New Haven Green during May 1970. Station records also document changes in WYBC policy and personnel regarding African-American programming and WYBC's role in the New Haven community.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in box 95 are closed until January 1, 2047 as established by Yale Corporation regulations.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from WYBC, 1988 and 1990; gift of Joel Levitch, 2013.


The records are arranged in five series: I. Correspondence, 1947-1974. II. Programming, 1945-1984. III. Operations and Administrative Files, 1941-1971. IV. Advertising, 1954-1986. V. Audiorecording, circa 1962-1981.

46.03 Linear Feet (95 boxes)
Related Names
WYBC (Radio station : New Haven, Conn.)
Language of Materials