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Martha Brooks Papers


Martha Brooks Papers
Brooks, Martha
Collection number:
LAB 99-88
5.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1924-1991 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Martha Brooks (1908-1999) was a legendary New York broadcaster whose "Martha Brooks Show" aired over WGY-Radio Schenectady from 1937 to 1971. Originally an actress, Ms. Brooks (nee Irma Lemke) began with pioneering radio station WGY in 1931. Later, Ms. Brooks became a TV pioneer, on WGY's sister station, WRGB-TV by writing, producing and often starring in live, on-air productions. The Martha Brooks Papers spans the years 1924 to 1991 and consists mainly of photos from many of the early TV productions on which Ms. Brooks starred (and sometimes wrote).

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