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William S. Hedges Papers


William S. Hedges Papers
Hedges, William S.
Collection number:
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1917-1918; 1966-1976
Inclusive dates:
1917-1976 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:

William S. Hedges (1895-1978) was one of the primary architects of American Broadcasting. During his career in broadcasting he established station WMAQ, the radio department of the Chicago Daily News (1922), co-founded the National Association of Broadcasters (1923) and served as its president and its director and chairman of the executive committee (1928-1930). Through his work on the Broadcast Pioneers History Project in 1964, Hedges was responsiible for assembling the core collection of the present Library of American Broadcasting. The collection documents Hedges' career, particularly in regards to the Broadcast Pioneers History Project.

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William S. Hedges Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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