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Walton D. Clarke papers, 1940-1974

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, September 13, 1996
8 record storage boxes, 8 cubic feet, Storage


This material is housed in an off-site facility and requires up to five business days for retrieval. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives with requests for this material prior to your visit.


Scope and Content

In July 1975 the Walton D. Clarke papers (1940-1975) were transferred to the Kent State University Archives by Mr. Clarke, an emeritus professor of Speech and the former coordinator of the Division of Telecommunication. Of special interest in the collection are materials relating to athletics, and radio/TV/telecommunications at Kent State.

Materials have been arranged roughly by subject content as follows:

  • Box 1 - Athletics at Kent State (budget, eligibility, aid), 1940-1972
  • Box 2 - Athletics at Kent State (Ohio Athletic Conference, Mid-American Conference, National Collegiate Athletic Association): 1946-1973
  • Box 3 - Radio/TV/Telecommunications at Kent State (allocations, student employment, etc.): 1946-1963
  • Box 4 - Radio/TV/Telecommunications at Kent State (allocations, requisitions): 1963-1973
  • Box 5 - Radio/TV/Telecommunications instruction at Kent State (curriculum, courses, examinations, etc.): 1950-1974
  • Box 6 - Radio in general and WKSU (Federal Communications Commission, radio workshops, WKSU) 1945-1971
  • Box 7 - College of Fine and Professional Arts (handbooks, committees, national associations, etc.): 1944-1974
  • Box 8 - Music and Speech Building, radio/TV/telecommunications, correspondence, May 4, and athletics; clippings; photographs

  • Box 1

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Athletic Policy Committee, 1949-1951
    2. Athletic Policy Committee, 1951-1952
    3. Athletic Policy Committee, minutes, 1940-1952
    4. Athletic budget, 1953-1959
    5. Athletic Committee, 1951-1956
    6. Athletic Awards Criteria, 1952
    7. Athletic Citations and Resolutions Presented to Coaches and Athletes
    8. Special Athletic Reports (Report on Finances, 1957; Report on Athletic Program, 1962)
    9. Athletic Screening Committee (Football Coach, 1963; Basketball Coach, 1966)
    10. Eligibility memo directed to student athletes, 1962
    11. Athletic Aid Summaries, by sport, class, and quarter, 1962-1963, 1965-1967
    12. Athletics, 1952-1953
    13. Athletics, 1953-1954
    14. Athletics, 1954-1955
    15. Athletics, 1955-1956
    16. Athletics, 1956-1957
    17. Athletics, 1957-1958
    18. Athletics, 1958-1959
    19. Athletics, 1959-1960
    20. Athletics, 1960-1961
    21. Athletics, 1961-1962
    22. Athletics, 1962-1963
    23. Athletics, 1963-1964
    24. Athletics, 1964-1965
    25. Athletics, 1965-1966
    26. Athletics, 1966-1967
    27. Athletics, 1967-1968
    28. Athletics, 1968-1969
    29. Athletics, 1969-1970
    30. Athletics, 1970-1971
    31. Athletics 1971-1972
    32. Materials relating to Dr. Carl Erickson and KSU Athletics, 1964-1965

    Box 2

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Kent State University Athletics and Ohio Athletic Conference, 1946-1951
    2. Mid American Conference Athletic Records for Baseball, Basketball and Wrestling, 1947-1967
    3. MAC Presidents' Report on Policies Regarding Athletics, 1953-1955
    4. MAC
    5. Kent State-MAC Scholar Athlete Award Nominations, Candidate Record, etc., 1962-1965
    6. MAC materials - correspondence, rules clarification, misc.,1962-1965
    7. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletes in all sports, 1952-1953
    8. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1953-1954
    9. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1958-1959
    10. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1959-1960
    11. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1960-1961
    12. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1961-1962
    13. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1962-1963
    14. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1963-1964
    15. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1964-1965
    16. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1965-1966
    17. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1966-1967
    18. Kent State-MAC Annual Athletic Aid Report, Aid to Athletics in All Sports, 1967-1968
    19. MAC Council, minutes, 1952-1958
    20. MAC Athletic Rules, Regulations and Code (aid, eligibility, etc.), 1953
    21. MAC Athletic Rules, Regulations and Code (aid, eligibility, etc.), 1968
    22. MAC Athletic Rules, Regulations and Code (aid, eligibility, etc.), changes, 1968
    23. MAC Rule Changes for Athletics, 1952-1968
    24. MAC Commissioner (Reports, minutes, correspondence)
    25. MAC Constitution
    26. MAC misc. (correspondence, programs of spring sports, rules, etc) 1961-1971
    27. National Collegiate Athletic Association, misc. (correspondence, constitution), 1951-1958
    28. NCAA Council Reports, including "Federation Movement," "Academic Testing and Requirements," and a "Confidential Report" by the Committee on Infractions
    29. NCAA Television Committee Reports -"The Television Saturday Games and Attendance", 1951-1956
    30. NCAA Television Committee Year-End Report, 1952-1956
    31. NCAA Television Committee Year-End Report, 1957-1961
    32. NCAA Television Committee Year-End Report, 1962-1966
    33. NCAA Television Committee Year-End Report, 1967-1969
    34. NCAA Television Committee Year-End Report, 1970-1973
    35. NCAA Report on "The Effects of Television on College Football Attendance", April 8, 1953, and April 22, 1954
    36. NCAA Bulletins, Reports (membership reports, federation reports, "The Story of the NCAA" ), 1962-1965
    37. NCAA Committee on Recruiting and Financial Aids, 1960, 1970, 1871

    NOTE: For additional materials on athletics, see box 8, folders 34-16


    Box 3

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1946-1948
    2. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1948-1949
    3. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1949-1950
    4. Rotary "C" Lab Fees, 1949-1950
    5. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1950-1951
    6. Student employment records, 1950-1957
    7. WKSU-FM labor and operating expenses, 1950-1952
    8. WKSU-FM equipment requisition and purchase orders, 1950-1951
    9. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1951-1952
    10. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1952-1953
    11. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1953-1954
    12. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1954-1955
    13. Rotary "C" (expenses), 1954-1958
    14. State Funds (used for purchasing), 1955
    15. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1955-1956
    16. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1956-1957
    17. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1957-1958
    18. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1958-1959
    19. Rotary IC Speech (use of IC funds, correspondence), 1958-1959
    20. Allocations (budgets, fees, etc.), 1959-1960
    21. I-C radio-TV allocations, 1960-1961
    22. I-C speech allocations, 1960-1961
    23. Local radio allocations, 1960-1961
    24. I-C radio-TV allocations, 1961-1962
    25. I-C speech allocations, 1961-1962
    26. Student employment records, 1961-1962
    27. I-C radio-TV allocations, 1962-1963
    28. I-C radio-TV allocations, 1962-1963
    29. Student employment records, 1963

    Box 4

    Folder -- Contents

    1. I-C radio-TV allocations, 1963-1964
    2. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1964-1965
    3. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1964-1965
    4. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1965-1966
    5. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1965-1966
    6. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1966-1967
    7. Interdepartmental charges (credit), 1966-1967
    8. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1967-1968
    9. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1967-1968
    10. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1968-1969
    11. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1968-1969
    12. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1969-1970
    13. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1969-1970
    14. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1970-1971
    15. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1970-1971
    16. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1971-1972
    17. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1971-1972
    18. Speech-radio-TV allocations, (requisitions), 1972-1973

    Box 5

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Curriculum, requirements for Speech (radio), 1950-1973
    2. Curriculum revision for Speech, 1959-1960
    3. Curriculum revision for Speech, 1968
    4. Course revision for Broadcasting, 1960-1961
    5. Course revision for Broadcasting, 1965-1966
    6. Examinations
    7. Examinations
    8. Speech 100 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    9. Speech 100 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    10. Speech 160 (course aims)
    11. Speech 37038 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    12. Speech 574 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    13. Speech 576 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    14. Speech 677 (course aids, guides, etc.)
    15. Radio and TV Station Management (course aids, guides, etc.)
    16. Student criticism forms for speech classes
    17. Course Aid - Suggestions for the Group Leader and Participant
    18. Course Aid - The Ten Commandments of Public Speaking
    19. Course Guide - Agree-Disagree Discussion Topics
    20. Course Guide - Speech-Definitions
    21. Course handout - "Is Silence Golden?"
    22. Supporting material (Dickens, Capp, Weaver and Ness) for course handout
    23. Spring Quarter 1970 completion of assignments, course and credit
    24. Bibliography for Radio Speech
    25. British Information Service Magazine reprints
    26. Letters of recommendation written for various students
    27. Graduate study curriculums and internships in radio, TV, and film from Kent State University, University of Texas, University of Kansas
    28. Class papers, term papers, and survey by various students
    29. Teaching materials, booklets, magazines, and reprints
    30. Teaching materials, magazine clippings and reprints, forms to make speeches by
    31. Teaching materials, reprints, and major curriculum fill-in sheets
    32. Demographic study and report of the class of 1965 for assistance in Institutional Planning
    33. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1956-1969
    34. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1969-1970
    35. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1970-1971
    36. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1971-1972
    37. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1972-1973
    38. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, 1973-1974
    39. Class scheduling (Number of students, instructors, room assignments, Fall Quarter 1974

    Box 6

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Federal Communications Commission correspondence
    2. FCC prints and correspondence
    3. FCC financial report blanks, opinion and orders
    4. FCC application correspondence, prints, and booklet, 1959-1961
    5. FCC notices of proposed rule decisions
    6. FCC surveys of political broadcasting for 1960, 1962, 1964
    7. FCC License Renewal Application for 1952-1955, including correspondence, prints, and Kent State University's Comptroller Report, July 1951
    8. FCC License Renewal Application for 1964
    9. FCC License Renewal preparation logs for WKSU-FM and program summaries, 1967
    10. Federal Aviation Agency, correspondence and maps for WKSU broadcasting tower, 1961-1962
    11. Radio Workshop, attendance, constitution, handbook, and financial records, 1945-1946
    12. Radio Workshop shows, with dates, personnel, and specifications on rooms with maps, 1948-1950
    13. Radio Workshop, inventory of activities, physical inventory, scripts for shows, and reports
    14. Radio activities at Kent State University - reports and historical reports on radio history, 1937-1942
    15. Radio workshops expenditures record book, 1945-1954
    16. WKSU-FM, staff members, correspondence, and program summaries
    17. WKSU-FM transcription services and music licensing correspondence, 1950
    18. FM bid correspondence, 1960-1961
    19. WKSU-FM programming, "Kent at Work" series background information and scripts featuring Twin Coach, Wel-Met Co., Davey Tree Experts Co., and Ferry Machine Co.
    20. WKSU-FM programming, program summaries and correspondence
    21. WKSU-FM programming, "The American Story" scripts
    22. WKSU-FM scripts and TV script reprints
    23. WKSU-FM quarterly program summaries, programs, clippings, and broadcast hours
    24. WKSU-FM sports broadcasting, programming and guide
    25. Various contracts, WAKR and WCUE
    26. Commercial correspondence, 1963, and "Advertising Highlights" booklets, 1953-1954
    27. WKSU-FM staff members procedures and policies brochures
    28. Radio history at Kent State University - correspondence, reports, reprints, and technical information, 1943-1949
    29. WKSU-FM Historical Folder - program summaries, 1962-1964,
    30. WKSU-FM Historical Folder, 1970 Spring and Summer
    31. WKSU-FM Historical Folder - program summaries, correspondence, brochures and booklets, Winter 1971
    32. WKSU-FM Historical Folder - reports, meetings, clippings, Winter 1971
    33. WKSU-FM Historical Folder - reports, clippings, booklets, and reprints, Spring 1971

    Box 7

    Folder -- Contents

    1. College of Fine and Professional Arts - Faculty Handbooks, 1960, 1962; Provisional constitution, New Faculty Senate Charter and Bylaws, 1969; related correspondence
    2. College of Fine and Professional Arts - College Policy Book, Sept. 8, 1972; correspondence
    3. College of Fine and Professional Arts, Dean - correspondence, 1959-1974. Speech by the Dean, Sept. 26, 1966
    4. Committee on Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching - correspondence, booklets, questionnaires, etc
    5. College of Fine and Professional Arts - reports of schools and departments, 1962-1964
    6. College of Fine and Professional Arts - Faculty Service Reports, 1963-1975; related correspondence
    7. College of Fine and Professional Arts - correspondence, questionnaires, and applications for faculty and staff of Radio/TV
    8. University committees - correspondence and publications, 1951-1971
    9. Telecommunications Promotion Committee (Ad Hoc) - correspondence and policy statements, 1968-1973
    10. Radio and TV Committee, reports, correspondence, and programming, 1957-1958
    11. Presidential Search Committee - correspondence, 1971
    12. School of Speech Executive Committee - correspondence, minutes, etc., 1963-1969
    13. School of Speech Executive Committee - correspondence, minutes, etc., 1969-1971
    14. School of Speech Executive Committee - correspondence, minutes, etc., 1971-1972
    15. School of Speech Executive Committee - correspondence, minutes, etc., 1972-1973
    16. School of Speech Executive Committee - correspondence, minutes, etc., 1973-1974
    17. Telecommunications staff - correspondence, papers, minutes, 1962-1969
    18. Telecommunications staff - correspondence, papers, minutes, 1969-1970
    19. Telecommunications staff - correspondence, papers, minutes, 1970-1971
    20. Telecommunications staff - correspondence, papers, minutes, 1971-1972
    21. Telecommunications staff - correspondence, papers, minutes, 1973-1974
    22. Quadrennial Review Committee for Industrial Arts and Technology - correspondence, guides and reports, 1966-1969
    23. Correspondence - re. quarterly reports, 1965-1968
    24. Correspondence, 1944
    25. Correspondence, 1945-1946
    26. Correspondence, 1946-1947
    27. Correspondence, 1948-1949
    28. Correspondence, 1949-1950
    29. Correspondence, 1950-1951
    30. Correspondence, 1951-1952
    31. Correspondence, 1952-1953
    32. Correspondence, 1953-1954
    33. Correspondence, 1954-1955
    34. Correspondence, 1955-1956
    35. Correspondence, 1956-1957
    36. Correspondence, 1957-1958
    37. Correspondence, 1960-1961
    38. Correspondence, scattered, 1959-1969
    39. Ohio Association of Broadcasters at State Universities - correspondence, pamphlets
    40. Storer Broadcasting Co. - correspondence, 1961-1963
    41. National Association of Educational Broadcasters - annual convention materials, 1961, 1962; placement service
    42. National Association for Broadcasters - correspondence, bylaws and booklets, 1969-1971

    Box 8

    Folder -- Contents

    1. Speech Building - early planning correspondence, facilities plans, and costs, 1953-1960
    2. Speech Building - instruction to bidders, general conditions, and broadcasting equipment bid
    3. Speech Building - report and recommendations for management and operation of electronic engineering and maintenance staff, submitted by Smith Electronics, Inc., 1964
    4. Broadcasting equipment - correspondence, purchase and sale
    5. Broadcasting equipment - state funds, correspondence, purchases
    6. Broadcasting equipment - budgetary request, correspondence, purchasing manual, 1960-1965
    7. Broadcasting equipment - inventory, correspondence, index and cost
    8. Classroom receivers - closed circuit equipment correspondence and specification, 1960-1962
    9. Kent State University Educational Television - reports, reprints, correspondence
    10. Instructional TV - purchasing copies, 1970-1971
    11. Instructional TV - purchasing copies, 1971-1972
    12. Kent State University Educational Television - correspondence to VP Kamerick, 1957-1969
    13. Kent State University Educational Television - correspondence, 1954, 1963, 1970
    14. Kent State University Radio/TV - correspondence, proposed legislation and bills, 1954
    15. Kent State University - Akron U. Educational TV - background, correspondence, clippings, 1951-1956
    16. Misc. correspondence and booklets
    17. Kent State University - Akron U. Educational TV - TV agreement, FCC ruling, clippings and correspondence
    18. Audio Record Monthly Magazine, 1948-1959
    19. Audio Record Annual Tape Directory, 1951-1958
    20. E. Turner Stump - correspondence, reports, songs, clippings
    21. LeRoy Cowperthwaite - correspondence, 1953-1967
    22. George Bowman - program honoring him in the tenth year of his presidency, 1954
    23. Manchester, R. E., "Saturday Letters," Jan. 22, 1949-June 12, 1954
    24. Manchester, R. E., "Saturday Letters," Oct. 12, 1946-Dec. 18, 1948
    25. Kent Writer, 1954
    26. Invitations to appear (Panel discussions, etc.), 1952
    27. "Memos in Time of Crisis" - Clarke correspondence, minutes and faculty senate reports surrounding May 4, 1970
    28. Clippings
    29. Photographs of events - Kent State University Radio and TV
    30. Misc. - Constitution, correspondence
    31. Promotion & Publicity - Akron Beacon Journal clippings, programs re: football
    32. Athletics - NCAA vs. AAU - Miscellaneous
    33. Athletics - clippings and correspondence
    34. Athletics - misc.
    35. Sports Illustrated- "The Black Athlete" series, 1968
    36. Newscast - Walton Clarke, KWTO, Springfield, MO., May 10, 1944