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Broadcast Services records

Identifier: UA 558

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and other files from the director of Broadcast Services.


  • 1944-1977


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Broadcast Services records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Earl Glade was director of Broadcast Services from 1966-1972. Bruce Christensen was appointed director in 1972.

Broadcast Services produces radio and television programs for KBYU-FM, KBYU-TV, and commercial stations. It also assists in group viewing utilizing large screen TV, classroom TV, closed circuit operation and released tapes to stations through the University Broadcasting Service Network.

In 1958, BYU purchased an FM radio transmitter from Snow College and was given licence to operate in 1960 under the call number of KBRG-FM. The director of the radio and TV center at this was T.M. Williams who served in this capacity until 1966. June 1961, BYU bought the KLOR franchise and began operating KBYU-TV on channel 11.

During 1958, ground was broken in Carterville for a new Motion Picture studio, Broadcast Services, the Photo Studio, and the Audio-Visual Center. A devastating fire caused extensive damage to this building in 1964. In 1965, the four programs consolidated to form the Division of Communication Services. Darrel J. Monson was named head of the department.

From 1966 to 1972, Earl J. Glade Jr. served as director of the Broadcast Services department and was responsible for introducing video-taped television instruction into the classrooms. In 1972, Bruce L. Christensen was appointed director and is presently serving in that position.


22 boxes (11 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Broadcast Services files from the office of Director Earl J. Glade, 1962-1972. 2. Broadcast Services files from the office of Director Bruce Christensen, 1969-1974. 3. Broadcast Services files from the office of Directors Earl J. Glade, Jr. and Bruce L. Christensen, 1944-1977.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the private collection of the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Broadcast Services.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Related Materials

Instructional Television Services (later KBYU Television Production and still later Video Production).

For records mostly previous to 1976 see division of Learning Resource Collection, U.A. 282A (Page 35 in Register).

For records 1976 and after see video production in U.A. card catalog.

Processing Information

Processed; James Cloward.

Register of the Broadcast Services records
James Cloward
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US