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KUHT Records

Identifier: 1997-006

The KUHT Records includes correspondence, memoranda, publications, clippings, photographs, and related material dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. The bulk of the material dates from the mid-1960s to 1990s.

Please contact the collection curator Emily Vinson ( for further information.

The series in the collection include: Discrepancy Files, Development and Production Files by Jim Fisher and Paul Yeager, Gulf Region Education Television Affiliates (GRETA), Photographs, Ephemera, Awards, Publications, and Scrapbooks.


  • 1950-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Some collection materials may be restricted for reasons of intellectual property, privacy, or confidentiality.


234.00 linear feet

Historical Note

KUHT-TV debuted on May 25, 1953, as America's first educational television station. Since then it has served as a model for other educational television stations. Its main goal is to provide quality programming to students, faculty, and the entire community. KUHT predates the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Its history includes award-winning local and national productions, including a national Emmy Award for excellence. KUHT is licensed to the University of Houston, and is located in the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting located at 4343 Elgin, on the northeast corner of the main campus.


Additional 236 unprocessed boxes acquired July 11, 2014.

Additional unprocessed boxes arrived in September 2015.

Digital Collections

KUHT Highlights digital collection

KUHT items in the UH Audio/Video Repository

Related Archival Material

KUHT Film and Video

Guide to the KUHT Records
Samantha Herber, Hannah Walker, Shyam Patel, Saadia Mohamed, Toshia Miracle
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA