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Collection Number: 04094

Collection Title: WEED Records, 1932-1970.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,300 items)
Abstract WEED was a general entertainment radio station established in 1933 by William Avera Wynne (born 1903) in Greenville, N.C. The collection includes office correspondence and other files of WEED radio station, Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., and scattered files of WBAR, Bartow, Fla. Both stations were owned by William Avera Wynne. The WEED files include program logs, channel surveys, and communications with the Federal Communications Commission, and both the NBC and ABC radio network offices.
Creator WEED (Radio station : Rocky Mount, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the WEED Records, #4094, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William A. Wynne Junior, May 1976.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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WEED was a general entertainment radio station established in 1933 by William Avera Wynne (born 1903) in Greenville, N.C. The station was relocated to Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., in 1934. In 1940 it affiliated with the National Broadcasting Company's (NBC) Blue Network which became the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in 1945. In 1948 an FM station (WEED-FM) was added.

William Avera Wynne was also involved in the creation of WBAR radio station in Bartow, Fla., in 1952.

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The collection includes office correspondence and other files of WEED radio station, Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., and scattered files of WBAR, Bartow, Fla. The WEED files include program logs, channel surveys, applications, licenses, financial reports, and communications with the Federal Communications Commission, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and both the NBC and ABC radio network offices.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Folder 1a

Box 1

A miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

Ace Hi Tower Construction Company, 1950 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

American Broadcasting Company, 1947-1961 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP): Correspondence and contracts, 1933-1969 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP): Financial Reports, 1932-1955 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

Associated Press, 1944-1969 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 1

Box 2

B miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 2

Blue Network, 1940-1946 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 2

Broadcast Measurement Bureau, 1949-1951 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 2

Burn-Smith Company, Incorporated, 1948-1961 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 2

Box 3

C miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 3

Commercial Radio Equipment Company, 1949-1959 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 3

George C. Davis, 1945-1949 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 3

Emergency Broadcast System, 1964 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 3

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Federal Communications Commission, 1936-1961 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 3-4

Box 4

G miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 4

Gates Radio Company, 1954-1956 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 4

H miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 4

Eugene D. Hill, 1952-1953 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 4

Box 5

I miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

Invoices, 1949-1950 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

J miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

K miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

L miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

Labor, 1945-1970 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

Letters, 1935-1963 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

M miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

Samuel Miller, 1953-1970 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

N miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

National Broadcasting Company, Incorporated, 1940-1942 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 5

Box 6

Network Affiliation Agreements, 1943-1957 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

North Carolina Communications Study Commission, 1950-1951 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

O miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

O'Connor Radio Surveys, 1950-1955 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

P miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Personnel Applications: Announcers, 1951-1957 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Political Rates, etc., 1940, 1946 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Elmer W. Pratt, 1937-1938 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Q miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

R miscellaneous (includes RCA) #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

S miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Social Security, 1937-1955 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Standard Radio, Incorporated, 1936-1938 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

T miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Taxes, 1942-1960 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Thesaurus Recorded Program Services, 1950-1955 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 6

Box 7

U miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

V miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

W miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

WBAR, 1951-1959 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

Y miscellaneous #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

Zenith Radio Corporation, 1947 #04094, Series: "WEED Records, 1932-1970." Box 7

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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