Nick Charles Papers

Accession Number:  MA 03:02
Location:  MA BIO Compton
Dates:  1965-1993
Size:  1 box
Creator/Collector:  Collected by Nick Charles
Acquisition info:  Donated by A.J. “Tony” Cabanellas.
Accruals:  Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
Custodial history: The collection was assembled over time and it is unknown how it arrived to the donor. It came as a donation by A. J. Cabanellas on August 20, 2003.
Language:  English
Processed by:  Kristina Impastato, August 2016
Conservation notes: All items placed into acid-free folders within an archival box. Metal paper clips were removed and replaced with vinyl-coated paper clips. Acid-free paper was interleaved in the photographs.
Scope and Content: The collection contains ephemera and correspondence related to Charles’ work at KXOK and his involvement with St. Louis Local AFTRA. The dated material covers the years 1965-1993 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1969-1974.
Nick Charles aka Nicholas A. Pukish was a radio disc jockey on KXOK during the 1960s and 1970s. Charles, one of the three Johnny Rabbitt radio personalities, helped bring the Beatles to St. Louis in 1966. After leaving radio work, Pukish operated a locksmith company in west St. Louis County. He also freelanced as a booth announcer for KTVI and did commercial voice overs. Pukish died in July of 1993.
Arrangement:  Alphabetical
Restrictions:  Unrestricted. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks:  Jean Gosebrink accession numbers: Ge-0826.

Nick Charles Papers
1 slim letter Hollinger; 0.2 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
 1/2  biographical information
 1/3  audition letters Ge-0826
 1/4  clippings
 1/5  correspondence
 1/6  grievance
 1/7  KTVI
 1/8  KXOK, contracts
 1/9  KXOK, information
 1/10  KXOK, mail count 1962-64
 1/11  KXOK, memos
 1/12  KXOK, schedules
 1/13  photographs
 1/14  St. Louis Local American Federation of Television & Radio Artists[AFTRA]
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