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Charles Harvey Crutchfield Papers


Charles Harvey Crutchfield Papers
Crutchfield, Charles Harvey
Collection number:
3.50 linear feet including 71 photos and 4 videos
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1936-1999, and undated
Collection Area:
Library of American Broadcasting
Library of American Broadcasting, 3210 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9160, Fax: 301-314-2634, Email:

Charles Harvey Crutchfield (1912-1998) was a mainstay at WBT (Chapel Hill, NC) for most of his career. For ten years, from 1935 to 1945, he served as the station's program director. In the early years, he was an announcer with the legendary WBT Briarhoppers, a group of country musicians who broadcast a live program daily on WBT. In 1945, he became Acting General Manager and eventually became President in 1945. Mr. Crutchfield retired in 1977 after 44 years with the Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting Company. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, articles, an oral history, videos and other material documenting Crutchfield's career as well as the history of WBT.

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The collection is open for research use. Use of audio and video recordings may require production of listening or viewing copies.

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Charles Harvey Crutchfield Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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


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