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Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection

Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection

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Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection
Identifier
NMAH.AC.1404
This collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Creator
WKAQ (Television station : San Juan, Puerto Rico)
WNJU (Television station : New York, NY)
Telemundo Group, Inc.
Univisión (Television network)
Mirós, Gilda
Aguilar, Héctor
Biographical / Historical
WNJU was the second television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. It eventually was owned by Telemundo. WKAQ was the first television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. Telemundo stations provide diverse programming, including variety shows, telenovelas, sports, reality television, news programming, and films. Their target audience is the Hispanic and Latin American population in America.
Processing Information
Collection processed by IrMarie Fraticelli, intern, 2017; Edwin A. Rodriguez, intern, 2017; Justine Thomas, intern, 2018; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Date
1940-2017
Provenance
Initial donation by by Jose Cancela, President of WNJU, 2016. The 2016 accrual was donated by station WKAQ. The television stations WKAQ, WNJU, and WSCV also donated materials in 2017.
Extent
3.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 8 map-folders)
Summary
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network.
Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Existence and Location of Copies
Select items from the collection were digitized in 2019. Digital reference copies are available in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Floor plans
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Statistics
Programs
Resumes
Scripts (documents)
Videocassettes
Writings
Immigration records
Letters (correspondence)
Diplomas
Commercials
Appointment books
Certificates
Clippings
Contracts
Dvds
Arrangement
The collection is organized into four series.

Series 1: Gilda Mirós

Subseries 1.1: Personal Papers

Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials

Series 2: Hector Aguilar

Subseries 2.1: Personal Papers

Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials

Series 3: Telemundo Group, Incorporated.

Subseries 3.1: WKAQ Television Station

Subseries 3.2: WNJU Television Station

Subseries 3.3: WSCV Television Station

Series 4: Univision

Subseries 4.1: Edgardo Gazón Files

Subseries 4.2: Mayda Delgado Files

Subseries 4.3: Ismael Moctezuma Files

Subseries 4.4: Eduardo Kachscovsky Files
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network. The WNJU portion includes photographs of reporters and other station personnel; portrait shots of on-air personalities, both negatives and prints; photographs of the reporters at the anchor desk, including both negatives and pritns; a reel of motion picture film of a children's show.
Genre/Form
Advertisements -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 21st century
Floor plans
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 21st century
Photographs -- Color negatives -- Acetate film -- 1980-2000
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 21st century
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1980-2000
Photographs -- Color negatives -- Acetate film -- 21st century
Statistics
Programs
Resumes
Scripts (documents)
Videocassettes
Writings
Immigration records
Letters (correspondence)
Diplomas
Commercials
Appointment books
Certificates
Clippings
Contracts
DVDs
Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Creator
WKAQ (Television station : San Juan, Puerto Rico)
WNJU (Television station : New York, NY)
Telemundo Group, Inc.
Univisión (Television network)
Mirós, Gilda
Aguilar, Héctor
Topic
Actresses
advertising
Broadcasting -- New York
Broadcasting -- United States
Ethnic television broadcasting
Minorities in broadcasting
Radio broadcasting
Television
Television broadcasting
Television journalists
Television advertising
Television stations
Theater
Notebooks
Awards
Place
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Citation
Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Archival Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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