St. Louis Post-Dispatch/W9XZY Papers

Accession Number: MA uu:136
Location: Manuscript stacks, row 12
Dates: 1938-2011, bulk 1938-1939
Size: 1 box
Creator/Collector: Collected by James Lawrence
Collection created in Special Collections
Acquisition info: Donated by James Lawrence
Individual items added by Special Collections
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: The collection was assembled over time by James Lawrence and donated to Special Collections sometime between 1988 and 2010.
Language: English
Processed by: Jean Gosebrink, 1990s; Sarah Cain, July 2014
Conservation notes: All items placed in acid-free folders within archival boxes. Metal fasteners have been removed.  
Scope and Content: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, by radio from station W9XZY was the world’s first daily newspaper transmitted by radio signals to facsimile printers located in homes. The daily special edition of the Post-Dispatch was published for two years beginning on December 7, 1938. KSD, which was owned by the Post-Dispatch until 1977, operated the experimental facsimile station W9XZY out of the Post-Dispatch Building. The newspaper was dubbed the “radio edition” and was transmitted via ultra-high frequency.
Arrangement: Chronological
Restrictions: Unrestricted. Permission required to reproduce images
Remarks: Clippings were added to the collection by Special Collections staff in 2014.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/W9XZY Papers
1938 - 2011
1 slim Hollinger; 0.2 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
1/2 Clippings, 1938-1939, 1961, 2011. NC-L-051, NC-L-052, NC-L-057
1/3 “The world’s first radio daily newspaper: an exhibit by the St. Louis PostDispatch.” 1939. Brochure distributed at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
1/4 Reproduction of December 7, 1938 (vol.1:no.1; pg. 1) and “The world’s first radio daily newspaper”, 1939 (5 copies). Brochure explaining the Radio newspaper, with v. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 7, 1938), on cover. NC-A-053 (3 copies). M13 (1 copy)
1/5 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, December 7, 1938 (vol.1:no.1; pgs. 1-9). NC-N-055
1/6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, March 7, 1939 (vol.1:no.91; pgs. 1-9). NC-N-056
1/7 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 3, 1939 (vol.1:no. 148; pgs. 1-8). NC-N-056
1/8 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 8, 1939 (vol.1:no. 153; pgs. 1-9). NC-N-056
1/9 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 9, 1939 (vol.1:no. 154; pgs. 1-8). NC-N-056
1/10 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 16, 1939 (vol.1:no. 161; pg. 1). NC-N-056
1/11 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 8, 1939 (vol.1:no. 162; pgs. 1-9)
1/12 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 24, 1939 (vol.1:no. 169; pgs. 1-3, 5-7). NC-N-056
1/13 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 29, 1939 (vol.1:no. 174; pgs. 1, 7). NC-N-056
1/14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 30, 1939 (vol.1:no. 175; pg. 1). NC-N-054
1/15 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, May 31, 1939 (vol.1:no. 176; pgs. 1, 3). NC-N-056
1/16 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, June 5, 1939 (vol.1:no. 181; pg. 1). NC-N-056
1/17 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, June 19, 1939 (vol.1:no. 195; pgs. 1-9). NC-N-056
1/18 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio from station W9XYZ, August 12, 1939(vol.1:no. 249; pgs. 1-4). NC-N-056
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