University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club records (dated 1927-1938; 1.35 cubic feet, 5 boxes) consists of club information, correspondence between the University and the club, awards that the club received, logs from the radio station, and photographs of club members.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club records
Extent
1.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Amateur Radio Stations -- History.
Amateur Radio Club (Lexington, Ky.)
Radio -- Equipment and supplies.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically and by subject in four series: I. Club InformationII. DocumentsIII. LogsIV. Photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by Jonathon Myers in August-September 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers
Preferred Citation
1984ua017: [identification of item], University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club records, 1927-1983, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1923 and organized in the 1940s. The station's call sign began as W9JL but then became W4JP which was used from then on. The club was recognized in July 1964 as an affiliate of the American Radio Relay League. The club was awarded the public service certificate of the American Radio Relay League for its services in relaying messages from a tornado stricken area in the Midwest in 1965. It was also highly acclaimed for its assistance with communications during the 1966 Guatemala earthquakes.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky Amateur Radio Club records (dated 1927-1938; 1.35 cubic feet, 5 boxes) consists of club information, correspondence between the University and the club, awards that the club received, logs from the radio station, and photographs of club members. Club information includes the charter and correspondence from the University regarding club status. Also included within the Club Information series are papers about the club, signage for meetings, lists of students involved in the Amateur Radio Club, and minutes from meetings.
The Documents series includes a variety of papers pertaining to each year. Some include proposals for new equipment, newspaper articles pertaining to amateur radio, and correspondence between other radio stations. Much of the correspondence that is documented in the files is between the Amateur Radio Club with companies, or with the University of Kentucky. The Amateur Radio Club sought companies to help offset costs in upgrading their radio equipment and contacted numerous corporations. Correspondence between the University of Kentucky and the Radio Club dealt with gaining more space for the club to meet and for money to assist the club. Also included in the documents series are awards that the club received for its work. Awards include certificates from the American Radio Relay League and correspondence from the University and city of Lexington offering their support and gratitude.
The Logs were documents that the Amateur Radio Club created during its existence. The logs tracked information detailing radio calls made from the radio station to other stations from March 1936 to October 1982. The photographs document the equipment that the students used as well as group shots of club members.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Club Information, 1950-1982, undated

Official Club Papers, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Amateur Radio at the University of Kentucky from W4JP-Informational--and--Proposal , undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Meeting notes and correspondence, 1950-1982

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Harold G. Peach, Jr. paper: A History of Amateur Radio at the University of Kentucky 1916-1923", undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Application and paperwork for acquiring space for activities at the University of Kentucky, 1973

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Club Membership Roles and Meeting Registers , 1960-1971

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Documents, 1927-1984

1927

  • Box 1, folder 7
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1946

  • Box 1, folder 8
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1947

  • Box 1, folder 9
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1948

  • Box 1, folder 10
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1949

  • Box 1, folder 11
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1950

  • Box 1, folder 12
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1953

  • Box 1, folder 13
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1955

  • Box 1, folder 14
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1957

  • Box 1, folder 15
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1958

  • Box 1, folder 16
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1959

  • Box 1, folder 17
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1960

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1961

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1963

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1964

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1965

  • Box 2, folder 5
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1966

  • Box 2, folder 6
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1967

  • Box 2, folder 7
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1968

  • Box 2, folder 8
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1969

  • Box 2, folder 9
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1970

  • Box 2, folder 10
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1971

  • Box 2, folder 11
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1972

  • Box 2, folder 12
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1973

  • Box 2, folder 13
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1974

  • Box 2, folder 14
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1975

  • Box 2, folder 15
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1976

  • Box 2, folder 16
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1977

  • Box 2, folder 17
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1978

  • Box 2, folder 18
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1979

  • Box 2, folder 19
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1981

  • Box 2, folder 20
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1982

  • Box 2, folder 21
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1983

  • Box 2, folder 22
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1984

  • Box 2, folder 23
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Logs, 1936-1982

W9JL log, 1936 March 10

  • Box 3, folder 1
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WFJP log, 1948 October

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1952 May 10

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1955 October 26-1956 November

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1956 November-1959 June

  • Box 3, folder 5
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1959 June 23-1961 November 6

  • Box 3, folder 6
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1961 November 6-1963 January 11

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Engineering Day, 1962 April 27

  • Box 3, folder 8
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1962 January 15-1963 November 10

  • Box 3, folder 9
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1963 November 10-1964 January 13

  • Box 3, folder 10
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1964 January 13-1964 December 29

  • Box 3, folder 11
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1965 January 4-1965 September 30

  • Box 3, folder 12
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1965 September 30-1967 September 13

  • Box 3, folder 13
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1967 September 13-1969 October 29

  • Box 3, folder 14
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1969 October 30-1971 December 13

  • Box 3, folder 15
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1971 December 13-1973 September 27

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1973 September 28-1975 January 16

  • Box 4, folder 2
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1975 January 17-1975 November 18

  • Box 4, folder 3
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1975 November 18-1977 December 21

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1977 December 21-1982 October 15

  • Box 4, folder 5
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undated

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Photographs, 1958-1983, undated

Man with antenna, undated

  • Box 5, item 1
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Man with antenna, undated

  • Box 5, item 2
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View from antenna, undated

  • Box 5, item 3
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Man with antenna, undated

  • Box 5, item 4
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Radio Equipment, undated

  • Box 5, item 5
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Radio Equipment, undated

  • Box 5, item 6
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W4JP ENG Day , 1963

  • Box 5, item 7
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W4JP ENG Day , 1963

  • Box 5, item 8
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W4JP University of Kentucky AM Radio Club 1973-1974 Jaye Benjamin, VP; P.C. Magoun, Trustee; Edward Scmidt, Volunteer, undated

  • Box 5, item 9
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Radio Equipment, undated

  • Box 5, item 10
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W4JP Before move to tower 1964-1966 , undated

  • Box 5, item 11
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Spring 1976 unidentified group of men, 1976

  • Box 5, item 12
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Student Copthorne (?) McDonald with his invention, slow-scan tv , 1958

  • Box 5, item 13
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(MAC) P.C. Magoun, W4JP Trustee/UK AM. Radio Club Advisor 1959-1984 (January 17) (Took over from L.K. Adams W4KAM (Doc) July 1, 1959) , undated

  • Box 5, item 14
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Tellstar Bell , undated

  • Box 5, item 15
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Terry McIlvain, Jason Tyler, Cecil Hurley , 1983

  • Box 5, item 16
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