State Library of Iowa
Copyright and Ownership
Welcome to the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
Collection Development Policy
Digitization Resources for participants in the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
Omeka Directions: Adding Items to Omeka
Steps to Participation
Dublin Core and Item Type Metadata descriptions
Required Dublin Core Fields for Items
Browse Items (16 total)
Browse by Tag
Reprint of newspaper report on television broadcast demonstration, The University of Iowa, March 3, 1933
Daily Iowan account of the March 3, 1933 public demonstration of television.
Correspondence between University of Iowa Dean of College of Engineering Prof. F.M. Dawson and university president W.A. Jessup, January 13, 1932
Requesting permission for Prof. E.B. Kurtz, College of Engineering, to meet with Chicago engineers concerning television broadcasting equipment needs.
Correspondence between University of Iowa Dean of College of Engineering F.M. Dawson, Dean of College of Education P.C. Packer, and Prof. E.C. Mabie and Dean George G. Stoddard, December 12, 1936, and memorandum between E.B. Kurtz and F.M. Dawson regarding television service funding, December 15, 1936
Letter, with memorandum, concerns funding to continue television service.
Correspondence between University of Iowa Electrical Engineering Prof. E.B. Kurtz and University of Iowa president W.A. Jessup, January 24, 1933
Invitation to demonstration of "sample sound-sight program" on Wednesday, January 25, .
Correspondence between University of Iowa Electrical Engineering Prof. E.B. Kurtz and Dept. of Music Prof. P.G. Clapp, October 4, 1941
Offer to return piano to music department, as it is no longer needed by now-defunct television service.
"SUI - pioneer in television," January 15, 1939
Includes description of programming currently offered.
"W9XK, first licensed visual station west of Mississippi, to expand program in 1935" [p. 1], ca. 1934
Newspaper article which recounts the first public demonstration of W9XK in early 1933, plans for current and future programming.
Travel authorization, November 20, 1931
Authorizing travel for SUI faculty to present television license request to Federal Radio Commission in Washington, D.C.
E.B. Kurtz, The University of Iowa, ca. 1930s
Prof. E.B. Kurtz, head of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering. He, along with radio station WSUI manager Carl Menzer, were largely responsible for the development of experimental television broadcasting during the 1930's at UI.
"SUI to broadcast more detailed pictures," July 25, 1940
Report on newly-licensed W9XUI, broadcasting on VHF television band.