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Inga Rundvold Papers

Abstract

Title:
Inga Rundvold Papers
Author/Creator:
Rundvold, Inga
Collection number:
LAB 97-97
Size:
13.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1950s-1960s
Inclusive dates:
1942-1974 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Inga Rundvold (1920-2004) is considered Washington, DC's First Lady of Television. She was on the air for over 17 years with such programs as "Inga's Angle" and "Let's Go Places." The collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings, which document every aspect of Ms. Rundvold's television career, and photographs from her day as a fashion model to her success as the "First Lady of Washington, DC TV"

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Some files are restricted. Refer to individual folder headings for more information.

Preferred citation:

Inga Rundvold Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3300
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Inga Rundvold (1920-2004) was an American broadcaster largely recognized as the First Lady of Washington, DC television.

Though born in Nordfjord, Norway, Ms. Rundvold grew up in the Washington, DC area. After graduating from Montgomery Blair High School, Ms. Rundvold enrolled in several business courses at George Washington University and would later secure a job as a private secretary. But soon, Ms. Rundvold's tall, blond Nordic good looks allowed her to pursue a second career as a fashion model.

Originally taking modeling jobs only on her lunch hour, one of Ms. Rundvold's early assignments included posing with an exhibition on plastics for the US Department of Commerce. Later, she would move further up the modeling ladder and she would achieve national notice when she was one of three women who modeled the first official uniform for the US WACs.

In 1940, Ms. Rundvold joined the Harry Conover Modeling Agency and moved to New York to further pursue her modeling career. She returned to Washington in 1945 and was soon chosen to write a daily fashion column, "Beauty Forever," for the "Washington Times-Herald" newspaper. Ms. Rundvold's photo appeared everyday beside her byline and as a gimmick for the column, Inga was photographed everyday for five years in a different hat. Ms. Rundvold joined WRC-TV (DC's NBC affiliate) in 1950. During her 17 years with the station, she would act as originator, producer, writer, researcher, promoter and host of such programs as "Inga's Angle," "Today with Inga," "Afternoon with Inga" (broadcast from the Sheraton Park Hotel) and "Beauty School." Her telecasts were a mix of fashion and beauty tips combined with cooking segments, exercise segments, and decorating and marriage advice as well as one-on-one interviews with celebrities and experts in various fields. Over the years Ms. Rundvold interviewed such show biz personalities as Bob Hope, Carol Channing, Danny Kaye, Milton Berle and such political figures as the Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

Ms. Rundvold further secured her place in broadcasting history when she was one of the first demonstrators of color broadcasting at special presentations made to the FCC between 1950 and 1953.

Along with being omnipresent on the DC airwaves, Ms. Rundvold was active throughout her career in community affairs. She chaired the annual Cherry Blossom Festival for several years, worked on behalf of the March of Dimes, and other causes. In 1961, Ms. Rundvold "lent" her face to the US Information Agency to be used for a character in a cartoon called "Visit to America."

In the late 1960s, Ms. Rundvold created, produced and hosted the show "Let's Go Places" which aired over WRC on Sunday mornings. A travelogue series, it featured Inga and her family traveling to such faraway places as the Philippines, Iceland, and Yugoslavia.

Ms. Rundvold married prominent DC attorney Lester J. Hook in 1943. He died in 1981. They had one child, a daughter, Ingrid. In 1984, she married John J. Kuhn, who passed away in 1997.

Ms. Rundvold died in 2004.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Inga Rundvold Papers spans the years 1942 to 1974 with the bulk of the material from the early 1950s thru to the mid-1960s. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, magazines, videotapes, artifacts, photographs, promotional materials, press releases, and other items.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Inga Rundvold Papers was donated to the Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland Libraries by Inga Rundvold in several installments beginning in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Cary O'Dell, 2004.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cary O'Dell, June 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957 and undated (1 folder)

This series contains various copies of typed station-authored biographies of Ms. Rundvold for use in press and promotions as well as a quickly jotted "resume" written by Ms. Rundvold herself. There are 13 total items in this series sequenced by date..

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographical material, 1957; undated series 1box 1folder 1

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-1968 and undated (6 folders)

This series contains a substational amount of correspondence to and from Ms. Rundvold. The great majority of the documents are fan letters or letters seeking specific beauty advice, however, there is some business-related communiqués from the likes of: John Weitz Juniors, Inc.; Southeastern University; Lilly Dache, Inc.; Westmoreland Congregational Church; Charles Lang, Inc.; Takoma Park Women's Club; Davis Memorial Good Will Industries; Elliot L. Hoffman of the Department of Justice; Helen Nickolson's Modern Studios of Dance; Washington Gas Light Company; J.J. Newberry Co.; Barlow Advertising Agency, Inc.; Millinery Stabilization Commission, Inc.; Dancer-Fitzgerald-Sample, Inc.; the German Embassy; the Sons' and Daughters' Day Foundation of Washington, DC; the "Washingtonian"; The Advertising Club of Washington, DC; Pat Arnold's Tall Fashions; "Washington Daily News"; Family and Child Services of Washington, DC; the Society of American Travel Writers; the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Barnett B. Lester of the Department of State. Letter by Inga includes communiqués to SAS Airlines. Letter are arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence -- 1943-1950, 1943-1950 series 2box 1folder 2
Correspondence -- 1951-1956, 1951-1956 series 2box 1folder 3
Correspondence -- 1958-1978, 1958-1978 series 2box 1folder 4
Correspondence -- Undated, undated series 2box 1folder 5
Correspondence -- From Inga, 1957-1962; undated series 2box 1folder 6
Correspondence -- Greeting cards/invitations, undated series 2box 1folder 7

Series 3: Clippings, 1942-1971 (5 folders)

Array of newspaper and magazine clippings documenting Ms. Rundvold's career. The bulk of the material is from the 1950s. (Note: A handful of clippings are in oversize storage box #16 and #17.) The series has three subseries.

Subseries 3.1: Modeling, 1942-1948; undated (2 folders)

Mostly undated newspaper clippings (72 in total) featuring Ms. Rundvold in various fashion ads. Includes coverage of galas debuting the first WACs uniforms in 1942. A "Life" magazine from June 8, 1942, featuring Inga in a pictorial on the WACS uniform is in oversize storage. Items are arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings -- Modeling, 1942-1945; und.series 3.1box 1folder 8
Clippings -- Modeling, 1942-1945; undatedseries 3.1box 1folder 9

Subseries 3.2: General, 1942-1995; undated (2 folders)

Clippings (103 total) featuring stories on Ms. Rundvold as well as clips which featured Ms. Rundvold in advertisements, "Inga's cooking hints," program schedules, and "Beauty Forever" columns, etc. Items are arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings -- General, 1941-1971series 3.2box 1folder 10
Clippings -- General, undatedseries 3.2box 1folder 11

Subseries 3.3: "Havana Series", circa 1945 (1 folder)

Includes 12 early "Beauty Forever" columns, undated and originally in a folder labeled "Havana Series."

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings -- "Havana Series", undatedseries 3.3box 1folder 12

Series 4: Press Releases, 1952-1997 and undated (3 folders)

Releases from the press offices of NBC-TV, WRC-TV, and WNBW-TV, among other places, regarding various topics, such as: guests on Ms. Rundvold's shows ("Inga's Angle" and "Let's Go Places"); Inga's various charitable activities; Inga's travel plans; Ms. Rundvold being named as "The Daughter of the Year" by the Washington Sons' and Daughters' Day Foundation Committee in 1961; a press release/program/script from the Women's National Press Club for the skit "My Unfair Ladies" which featured Inga in the role of "Dwighta Eisenhower;" an undated script for a skit featuring "Vicky Nixon" called "Vicky Made Her Mind Up," and a press kit for NBC-4's 50th Anniversary (from 1997), among other items. This series is arranged chronologically, with undated materials at the end.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Press releases -- 1954-1969, 1954-1969 series 4box 2folder 1
Press releases -- 1954-1969, 1954-1969 series 4box 2folder 2
Press Releases, undated series 4box 2folder 3

Series 5: Program Notes, 1959-1960 and undated (4 folders)

This series is an assortment of documents related to various installments of Ms. Rundvold's television shows and series. This series has three subseries.

Subseries 5.1: General, undated (1 folder)

Contains undated scripts, show rundowns, a simplified drawing of a studio floorplan, and ad copy; there are 8 items total.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program notes -- General, undatedseries 5.1box 2folder 4

Subseries 5.2: "Daily Health Capsule", 1959-1960 (1 folder)

Contains information concerning daily 5-minute segment which was featured on Inga's show in 1959 and 1960. Includes 26 items such as: schedule of guests, letters from doctors, show/topic/date rundown sheets, etc.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program notes -- "Daily Health Capsule", 1959-1960series 5.2box 2folder 5
Program notes -- "Daily Health Capsule", 1959-1960series 5.2box 2folder 6

Subseries 5.3: USIA, 1960 (1 folder)

Contains 14 items related to a weekly segment that appeared on "Inga's Angle" that aired (Wednesdays for 10-minutes; Fridays for 5) during the summer of 1960. The segments were produced in conjuction with the United State Information Agency, Ms. Rundvold and her guests explore "the American image abroad." Contains transcripts of interviews and show/topic/date/guest rundown sheets, etc.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program Notes -- "USIA", 1960series 5.3box 2folder 7

Series 6: Pamphlets/Brochures, 1951-1955 and undated (4 folders)

Approximately forty printed programs and promotional pieces concerning all aspects of Ms. Rundvold's career. Included are: a program, "Cherry Blossom Festival 1949" (April, 1949); a flier, reproduced copy of "TV Guide" article on Inga (August, 1951); flier, "Puyallup Valley Daffodil Association" (circa 1953); single page, "Inga's Recipes" (1955); "look at her cook" pamphlet from the Washington Gas Light Company promoting Inga's cooking segments on her daily show (November, 1955) (7 copies); program, Millinery Fashion Show, Fall 1955 ("Hats around the clock"); program, "Women's National Press Club Annual Dinner & Stunt Party" (1956); invitation and program, "Monitor Visits the Mad Club" (February 5, 1957); program, "Women's National Press Club Annual Dinner & Stunt Party" (May 16, 1957) (3 copies); program, "Women's National Press Club Annual Dinner & Stunt Party" (May 9, 1959); WRC-TV program schedule (March-April 1960); program, "Women's National Press Club Annual Dinner & Stunt Party" (1960); program, "National Cherry Blossom Festival 1968," and a program from the "National Cherry Blossom Festival 1970."

In addition: brochure, "Inga's Angle: A Beauty Plan" (undated); brochure: "Inga's Angle: A Reducing Diet" (undated); promo piece for Serta mattresses (undated); promo piece, "Meet Inga, WRC-TV, Washington, DC's Sure-Fire TV Salesgal" (undated); promo cards for the Old Stove Round-Up (2 copies) (undated); promo mock-"press release, "Telespot" (NBC Spot Sales) (undated); brochure promoting Inga's show and gas appliances from the Washington Gas Light Company (undated); flier from Washington Gas Light Company promoting Ms. Rundvold's show (undated); business reply card from the "Times-Herald" newspaper promoting Inga's daily column "Beauty Forever" (undated); flier promoting "Inga's Angle" and produced by Barne's Furniture (undated); brochure on beauty from the Hecht Company with Inga on the cover (undated); one-page flier from the Welcome Wagon Newcomers Club of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and a fold-out brochure from Will & Baumer Candle Co. with one page featuring local female television personalities including Ms. Rundvold (undated).

This series also includes a multi-page, bound sales dossier aimed at syndicators titled "Inga Has an Angle for The Hecht Co. on WRC-TV Channel 4" (undated).

This series is arranged chronologically, followed by undated materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pamphlets/Brochures, 1951-1955 series 6box 3folder 1
Pamphlets/Brochures, 1951-1995 series 6box 3folder 2
Pamphlets/Brochures, undated series 6box 3folder 3
Pamphlets/Brochures -- "Inga Has an Angle. . ." Dossier, undated series 6box 3folder 4

Series 7: Newsletters and Magazines, 1942-1965 (7 folders)

Numerous local and national publications and newsletters (33 total items) featuring stories, mentions and/or photos of Ms. Rundvold. Included are: "Charm" magazine (January 1942) (Inga in fashion photograph, p. 22) (2 copies); "TV Guide" (Washington-Baltimore) (August 19, 1951); "Television Daily" (May 27, 1953); "The Ad Clubber" (November 16, 1954); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (February, 1955) (2 copies); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (May, 1955) (2 copies); "Wonder Flame" (Washington Gas Light Company) (May, 1955); "Maryland-Washington-Delaware Beverage Journal" (June, 1956); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (August, 1956); "The Pretzel Baker" (September 1956); "Off-Camera" ("TV Guide") (November 30, 1956); "Wonder Flame" (Washington Gas Light Company) (January, 1957); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (February, 1957) (2 copies); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (August, 1957); "Sheraton-Park Hotel Promenade Magazine" (November, 1957); "Off-Camera" (TV Guide) (November 1, 1957); "International Race" (Laurel Race Course) (November 11, 1958); "The N.I.R.C. Voice" (National Institute of Rug Cleaning) (July-August, 1960); "Marketing Spotlight" (Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company) (February 20, 1961);"The HCA News" (Hotel Corporation of America) (March-April 1961); "Housing Review" (National Housing Center) (July, 1961); "Housing Review" (National Housing Center) (October, 1961); "Volkswagen Weathervane" (November 16, 1961) (2 copies); "The Mixer," (Hercules Pine and Paper Products) (December 1961); "Gallaudet Record" (January, 1963); "TV Radio Mirror" (November, 1963) (hardbound); "John F. Kennedy in Washington" (commemorative magazine) (March 1964); "Gallaudet Record" (May, 1965), and "Goodwill Industries News Beat" (June, 1965).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Newsletters and magazines, 1942-1954 series 7box 3folder 5
Newsletters and magazines, 1955 series 7box 3folder 6
Newsletters and magazines, 1956 series 7box 3folder 7
Newsletters and magazines, 1957 series 7box 3folder 8
Newsletters and Magazines, 1957-1958 series 7box 3folder 9
Newsletters and Magazines, 1960-1965 series 7box 3folder 10
Newsletters and Magazines, 1963-1965 series 7box 3folder 11

Series 8: Photos, 1943 - circa 1945 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains a staggering number of photographs documenting every aspect of Ms. Rundvold's career. This series is divided into seven subseries.

Subseries 8.1: Youth, undated (1 folder)

Three undated photos of a young Inga; she is probably 15 or 16 years of age.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Youth, undatedseries 8.1box 4folder 1

Subseries 8.2: Modeling, 1943; 1945; undated (4.75 linear feet)

Photos (417 total) from Ms. Rundvold's pre-TV modeling career. Most fall into two categories: "clothes" and "hats." Also includes three modeling portfolios--from the Harry Conover Agency; an undated one probably from the 1940s; and a third labeled "Sample Work: Loyola L. Olsen (also undated). Negatives for some for some shots are in the last folder of this subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 2
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 3
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 4
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 5
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 6
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 7
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 8
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 9
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 10
Photos -- Modeling -- clothing, undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 11
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 12
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 13
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 14
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 15
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 16
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 4folder 17
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 1
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 2
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 3
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 4
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 5
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 6
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 7
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 8
Photos -- Modeling -- hats, circa 1945series 8.2box 5folder 9

Subseries 8.3: Portraits, undated (10 folders)

Posed and candid shots (161 total) of Inga alone. Includes latter-day fashion photos, "head shots," publicity pictures, etc. (One oversize photo of Inga alone is in oversize storage box #1.)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Modeling -- Portfolio, 1943series 8.3box 5folder 10
Photos -- Modeling -- Portfolio, undatedseries 8.3box 5folder 11
Photos -- Portraits -- Portfolio, undatedseries 8.3box 5folder 12
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 1
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 2
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 3
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 4
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 5
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 6
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 7
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 8
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 9
Photos -- Portraits, undatedseries 8.3box 6folder 10

Subseries 8.4: Program Shots, circa 1945 and undated (13 folders)

Contains photographs (194 total) specifically related to Ms. Rundvold's on-air career and appearances. She is pictured both along with others including many guests from her show(s).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 11
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 12
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 13
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 14
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 15
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 16
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 17
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 6folder 18
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 7folder 1
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 7folder 2
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 7folder 3
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 7folder 4
Photos -- Program Photos, undatedseries 8.4box 7folder 5

Subseries 8.5: Celebrities, undated (3 folders)

Inga, on air and off, posed with various celebrities and political figures who include: Warren G. Magnuson (Senator from Washington), Walter Keane ("artist"), James McArthur, Donald Crisp, Betty Friedan, J. Edward Day (Postmaster General), HRH Crown Prince Harold of Norway, Paul Koht (US Ambassador to Norway), Anita Bryant, Lisa Kirk, Gregory Peck, Ilona Massey, Shirley Eaton, Edie Adams (?), Willard Scott, Van Johnson, Wanda Hendrix, Richard Jaeckel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Dale Evans, Carol Channing, Pat Nixon, Harry Belafonte, Mark Russell, Col. Albert Schaepper, Lady Bird Johnson, Dian Parkinson (?), Mamie Eisenhower, Betty Ford, Hubert Humphrey, Adolphe Menjou, Rep. Olin E. Teagie (D-Texas), James Coburn, and James Franciscus (38 total photos).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Program Photos -- Celebrities, undatedseries 8.5box 7folder 6
Photos -- Program Photos -- Celebrities, undatedseries 8.5box 7folder 7
Photos -- Program Photos -- Celebrities, undatedseries 8.5box 7folder 8

Subseries 8.6: Off-air, undated (10 folders)

Includes: Inga posed in seven different shots throughout the years with the--all male--engineering crew of her television series; photos of Inga pictured or with others at various events, functions, speaking engagements, charity balls, etc.; and various family photos. There are 149 photos in this subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Off-air -- With Engineers, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 9
Photos -- Off-air, circa 1945series 8.6box 7folder 10
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 11
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 12
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 13
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 14
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 15
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 16
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 17
Photos -- Off-air, undatedseries 8.6box 7folder 18
Photos -- Off-air -- Family, undatedseries 8.6box 8folder 1

Subseries 8.7: Others, circa 1945 and undated (3 folders)

Photographs of various unidentified individuals plus one still each of President Eisenhower and Winston Churchill; Ms. Rundvold does not appear in these stills. Also contains a small collection of negatives (27 total), many to the photos throughout this series; four slides, includes two black-and-white production slides, including a title card, with graphic, for "Inga's Angle" and a credits slide, with graphic stating, "Inga's Fashions by Selma's Gowns." Also includes a black-and-white slide, with cartoon graphic, stating "WNBW's Cooking Contest" and one color slide of Inga on the set with three unidentified guests. There are also over 230 photographic images printed on glass; all of Ms. Rundvold from her "Beauty Forever"/Hat series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos -- Other -- Unidentified people/other people, undatedseries 8.7box 8folder 2
Photos -- Other -- Negatives / Glass Negatives (includes oversize), circa 1945, undatedseries 8.7box 8folder 3
Photos -- Other -- Slides, undatedseries 8.7box 8folder 4

Series 9: Travel, 1958-1981 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series has four subseries.

Subseries 9.1: Travel Articles, 1958-1981and undated (5 folders)

Typewritten travel stories written by Inga and submitted to various newspapers around the US. Includes articles on her visits to Venezuela, Guatemala, St. Croix, Norway, Normandy, and Cartagena. For some of the articles, the destination is tied in with a celebrity who vacations there. Celebrities included here are: Art Buchwald, Celeste Holm, Bill Blass, Pearl Bailey, and David Brinkley. There are 47 total items in this subseries and all are arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Originals, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.1box 8folder 5
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Originals, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.1box 8folder 6
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Originals, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.1box 8folder 7
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Originals, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.1box 8folder 8
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Originals, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.1box 8folder 9

Subseries 9.2: Travel Clippings, 1958-1981and undated (2 folders)

Newspaper clippings (38 total) of various articles written and published by Inga. The original drafts of many of these articles are in Subseries 1. This subseries includes pieces on Bulgaria and Taiwan and travel/celebrity pieces on Hubert Humphrey, Helen Hayes, Perle Mesta, and Ruby Keeler. Arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Clippings, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.2box 8folder 10
Travel -- Articles by Inga -- Clippings, 1958-1981; undatedseries 9.2box 8folder 11

Subseries 9.3: Trips, 1959-1981 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

Includes materials related to Ms. Rundvold's 1959 trip to Scandinavia (includinitineraries, scripts, clippings, press material, press releases, photos, background information, lists of film sent back to the US, etc.); her 1959 trip to Africa and parts of the Middle East; her 1958 trip to Northern Europe; her 1959 trip to Southern Europe; to the Near East in 1961; the Far East in 1962; and Peru in 1965. Items are grouped by trip and then internally by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandinavia", 1959series 9.3box 8folder 12
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandinavia", 1959series 9.3box 8folder 13
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandinavia", 1959series 9.3box 8folder 14
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandinavia", 1959series 9.3box 8folder 15
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandanavia", 1959series 9.3box 9folder 1
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandanavia", 1959series 9.3box 9folder 2
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandanavia", 1959series 9.3box 9folder 3
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandanavia", 1959series 9.3box 9folder 4
Travel -- Trips -- "Special Assignment: Scandanavia", 1959series 9.3box 9folder 5
Travel -- Trips, 1959series 9.3box 9folder 6
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 7
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 8
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 9
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 10
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 11
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 9folder 12
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 10folder 1
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 10folder 2
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 10folder 3
Travel -- Trips, 1958-1962series 9.3box 10folder 4
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 5
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 6
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 7
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 8
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 9
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 10
Travel -- Trips, 1961series 9.3box 10folder 11
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 10folder 12
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 10folder 13
Travel -- Trips, 1963 [Restricted]series 9.3box 11folder 1
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 2
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 3
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 4
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 5
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 6
Travel -- Trips, 1963series 9.3box 11folder 7
Travel -- Peru, 1965series 9.3box 11folder 8
Travel -- Peru, 1965series 9.3box 11folder 9

Subseries 9.4: Miscellaneous Travel Photos, undated (3 folders)

Assort of 37 photos, some featuring Ms. Rundvold and others, some just scenics, taken on various trips to various parts of the world. Includes "Inga on the beach," a series of latter-day modeling shots, and various quasi-modeling shots taken of her in Hawaii.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel -- Miscellaneous Photos, undatedseries 9.4box 11folder 10
Travel -- Miscellaneous Photos, undatedseries 9.4box 11folder 11
Travel -- Miscellaneous Photos, undatedseries 9.4box 11folder 12

Series 10: Certificates, Nominations of Achievement, 1960-1970 (2 folders)

Paper certficates of achievement bestowed upon Ms. Rundvold from the following: the US Department of Treasury, State of Maryland Department of Economic Development, the American Cancer Society, TWA, the Commonwealth of Kentucky (where Inga was made an honorable Kentucky colonel), the Guy Mason Club (DC Recreation Dept.), and from SAS airlines signifying that Ms. Rundvold has flown over the North Pole. (The final three certificates are in oversize storage.) This series also includes a 1960 bound dossier from WRC submitting Inga for the McCall's Mike Award for women in radio and television. Five total items, arranged by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Certificates -- Various, 1960-1970 series 10box 11folder 13
Certificates -- "McCall's" Dossier, 1960 series 10box 11folder 14

Series 11: Other, 1965-1978 and undated (6 folders)

Other paper documents; 21 total items. This collection includes: a one page history of the Inga Rose named after Ms. Rundvold; a copy of a poem from Old St. Paul's Church in Baltimore; Ms. Rundvold's astrological chart (July 3rd, Cancer); an undated "Slam Book" with various people writing tongue-in-cheek comments about other people they know; a typed (with handwritten notes) guest list for a February 15th "Airborne Fashion Show" (undated); and a July 1974 press release from the Norwegian National Tourist Office celebrating "Norwegian Immigration to USA 150th Anniversary."

Also includes an interesting, three-page, handwritten "contract" between Inga and the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel regarding her Friday fashion shows at the Sheraton and an 8" x 10" black-and-white photo of a WTTG/Dumont network test pattern.

Other materials include: correspondence, press releases, minutes of meetings, invitations, clippings, and photos (52 total items) related to the first observance of Leif Erickson Day and, specifically, to various festivities held on October 9, 1965 in Newport News, VA. (Ms. Rundvold served as Washington coordinator for this event.) Correspondents include: Congressman Thomas N. Downing (VA), Admiral George Dufek; Howard E. Haugerud; and R.K.T. Larson. Also included are materials related to The Mariners Museum located in Newport News; plus nine clips of newspaper articles and original typed manuscripts, both by Inga, promoting the 1978 opening of the DC subway/metro system.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous -- Leif Erickson Day, 1965 series 11box 12folder 1
Miscellaneous -- Leif Erickson Day, 1965 series 11box 12folder 2
Miscellaneous -- Leif Erickson Day, 1965 series 11box 12folder 3
Miscellaneous -- Leif Erickson Day, 1965 series 11box 12folder 4
Miscellaneous -- DC Subway/Metro, 1978 series 11box 12folder 5
Miscellaneous, undated series 11box 12folder 6

Series 12: Artifacts, undated (5.00 linear feet)

Ms. Rundvold also donated to the Library of American Broadcasting the following objects: her "Inga Rundvold" desk plate (box #16); a wooden sign, approx. 12" x 15", painted pink, originally seen on the TV set of "Today with Inga" (box #19); a set of NBC Chimes and its mallet (box #18); a 9" x 13" ink and crayon drawing of Ms. Rundvold (box #17); a 2" x 4.5" metal engraving plate marked "Lieutenant and Mrs. Lester J. Hooks" (box #16); and a RCA "ribbon type," 44-A, Velocity microphone (approx. 15" tall) on a wooden base.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Artifacts -- General (oversize), undated series 12box 18folder 1
Artifacts -- Oversize Clippings and Photos (oversize), undated series 12box 19folder 1
Artifacts -- NBC Chimes (oversize), undated series 12box 20folder 1
Artifacts -- "Time with Inga" wooden sign (oversize), undated series 12box 21folder 1

Series 13: Media, 1977 and undated (1.00 linear foot)

Ms. Rundvold's collection also includes the following films: "Inga's Angle: Yugoslavia""Inga in Ireland"; "Inga in Ireland"; "Let's Go Places with Inga: Iceland"; "Let's Go Places with Inga: Poland"; "Video Flashbacks"; and a promo reel of travel program ideas. (See the Library of American Broadcasting's website for access to these programs.)

Also included is the five volume book series "The Bicentennial of the United States of America" (Washington, DC: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 1977).

And a 12" x 16" book titled "Bicentennial Times: Commemorative Reprints," a hardbound collection of "Bicentennial Times" newsletters.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Media -- Books--"The Bicentennial of the United States of America", 1976 series 13box 22folder 1
Films, undated series 13box 22folder 2
"Ingas Angle: Yugoslavia", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 1.0
"Inga in Ireland", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 2.0
"Inga in Ireland", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 3.0
"Lets Go Places with Inga: Iceland", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 4.0
"Lets Go Places with Inga: Poland", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 5.0
"Video Flashbacks", undated series 13box 22folder 2item 6.0
Promo reel of travel program ideas., undated series 13box 22folder 2item 7.0

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