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Inventory of the Firing Line (Television Program) Broadcast Records
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Box: 1-15, 193

Administrative files, 1966-1994

Physical Description: 6.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The files include a catalogue of transcripts, guest and topic lists, a card catalogue of Firing Line guests, memoranda, pamphlets, press releases, press reviews, newsletters, clippings, correspondence, photographs, negatives, microfiche, and slides. This section contains correspondence with prominent politicians, economists, scientists, as well as viewer comments and suggestions arranged chronologically. Series also includes personal information of William F. Buckley and Warren Steibel, the Firing Line producer-director. Additionally, photographs, negatives, and slides depict William F. Buckley individually and with the guests of his shows. Also includes an oversize photo of William F. Buckley

Arrangement

Series arranged chronologically.
 

General

Box: 1

Catalogue of transcripts/audio cassettes, 1971-1999

Box: 1

Guest and topic lists, 1966-1999

Box: 1

Program lists, 1977-1999

Box: 1

Special Debates lists, 1986-1999

Box: 1

Fonts and messages, 1995-1999

Physical Description: 90 MB Bernoulli disc
Box: 1

Theme music, 1998

Physical Description: compact disc
Box: 1

Fifth anniversary, 1971

Box: 1

Twenty-fifth anniversary, 1991

Box: 2-3

Card catalogue, Firing Line guests (A-Z) circa 1966-1999

Box: 4

Microfiche of early program transcripts, 1966-1968

Physical Description: number 1-113
Box: 5

Press releases, press reviews, and newspaper clippings, 1970-1994

Box: 5

Newsletters, 1968-1984

Box: 6

Newsletters, 1985-1994

Box: 6

Introductions and notes, circa 1970-1990

Box: 6

Memoranda, pamphlets, and other materials, 1970-1978

Box: 6

Warren Steibel, Firing Line producer-director files, 1994-1997.

Physical Description: Includes his extensive memoranda to Program managers
Box: 193

Two flyers depicting African American young man called Would You Be More Careful if It Was You That Got Pregnant? Undated

Physical Description: oversize
 

William F. Buckley files, 1985-1992

Box: 7

Personal information, circa 1970-1980

Box: 7

Commencement, University of South Carolina, 1985 December 15

Box: 7

On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures, Random House, New York, 1989.

Physical Description: Printed copy
Box: 7

Asian trip, 1992

Box: 8

Photographs, circa 1966-1999

Physical Description: Depicting William F. Buckley individually and with the guests of his shows
Box: 193

William F. Buckley photo, undated,

Physical Description: oversize
Box: 9

Negatives, circa 1966-1999.

Physical Description: Contain negatives of various moments during Firing Line shows and their participants
Box: 9-10

Slides, circa 1966-1990.

Physical Description: Consists of slides depicting moments on Firing Line shows and their participants
Box: 11-15

Correspondence, 1966-1994.

Physical Description: Arranged chronologically
Box: 11

General correspondence, 1966

Box: 11

Viewer comments, 1966

Box: 11

General correspondence, 1967

Box: 11

Viewer comments, 1967

Box: 11

General correspondence, 1968

Box: 11

Firing Line guests suggestions and comments, 1968

Box: 12

Business, 1968

Box: 12

General correspondence, 1969

Box: 12

Firing Line guests suggestions and comments, 1969

Box: 12

Alphabetical (A-R), 1970-1978

Box: 13

Alphabetical (P-Z), 1970-1978

Box: 13

Omega Communications, 1980-1982

Box: 13

General correspondence, 1981

Box: 13

Friends of Firing Line, 1981-1983

Box: 14

Firing Line guests, 1982

Box: 14

General correspondence, 1983

Box: 14

Unemployment letters, 1983

Box: 14

General correspondence, 1984

Box: 14

Firing Line guests, 1984

Box: 14

Friends of Firing Line, 1984

Box: 14

General correspondence, 1985

Box: 14

Firing Line guests, 1985

Box: 14

General correspondence, 1986

Box: 14

Firing Line guests, 1986

Box: 14

Viewer correspondence on the program Harvest of Despair, 1986

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1987

Box: 15

Firing Line guests, 1987

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1988

Box: 15

Firing Line guests, 1988

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1989

Box: 15

Firing Line guests, 1989

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1990

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1991

Box: 15

General correspondence, 1993-1994

Box: 16-103

Background materials, 1966-1999

Physical Description: 35.2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains two sets of files: Speaker files and Program files. Both types of file include preparation materials, such as clippings, correspondence, transcripts, histories, press summaries, and printed matter as well as other collected material on speakers and their appearances on the Firing Line shows. The program files also include 42 Firing Line Special programs arranged by show number.

Arrangement

Program Files arranged by type of the show, then by the show number. Speaker's files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the speaker.
Box: 16-103

Speaker file, 1966-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the speaker, though not all speakers have a file
Box: 16-19

A

Box: 19-27

B

Box: 27-30

C

Box: 30-33

D

Box: 33-34

E

Box: 34-36

F

Box: 36-40

G

Box: 40-43

H

Box: 43-47

K

Box: 47-50

L

Box: 50-55

M

Box: 55-57

N

Box: 57-58

O

Box: 58-61

P

Box: 61-63

R

Box: 63-64

S

Box: 64-69

W

Box: 69

W-Z

Box: 70-84

Commercial television shows 1966-1971

Physical Description: syndicated by WOR in New York City, programs 1-240.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by program number, though not all programs have a file
Box: 70

1-17

Box: 71

18-34

Box: 72

35-48

Box: 73

50-62

Box: 74

63-75

Box: 75

76-97

Box: 76

98-114

Box: 77

115-135

Box: 78

136-149

Box: 79

150-167

Box: 80

168-177

Box: 81

178-191

Box: 82

192-202

Box: 83

203-216

Box: 84

218-240

Box: 85-100

Public television shows, 1971-1996

Physical Description: under the auspices of the Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA).

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by program number, though not all shows have a file
Box: 85

S1-S12

Box: 86

S14-S36

Box: 87

S39-S49

Box: 88

S50-S67

Box: 89

S68-S91

Box: 90

S93-S109

Box: 91

S111-S132

Box: 92

S133-S163

Box: 93

S165-S207

Box: 94

S209-S234

Box: 95

S235-S267

Box: 96

S273-S361

Box: 97

S362-S806

Box: 98

S987-S1037

Box: 99

S1038-S1085

Box: 100

S1086-S1111

Box: 100-102

Firing Line Specials (FLS), formal debates, 1987-1997

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by program number, though not all shows have a file
Box: 100

FLS002

Box: 101

FLS101-FLS117

Box: 102

FLS117-FLS129

Box: 103

Cancelled shows, 1966-1977

Box: 104-158

Publicity files, 1971-1999

Physical Description: 22 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Describes Public television shows under the auspices of the Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA) generally containing publicity materials such as press releases, newsletters, photos, negatives, slides, and may include transcripts, though not every show has a file

Arrangement

Publicity files arranged by type of the show, then by the show number.
Box: 104-147

Public television shows, 1971-1999

Box: 104

S1-S18

Box: 105

S19-S39

Box: 106

S40-S60

Box: 107

S61-S99

Box: 108

S100-S132

Box: 109

S133-S169

Box: 110

S170-S197

Box: 111

S198-S227

Box: 112

S228-S260

Box: 113

S261-S294

Box: 114

S295-S325

Box: 115

S327-S369

Box: 116

S371-S407

Box: 117

S400-S435

Box: 118

S436-S462

Box: 119

S463-S499

Box: 120

S500-S537

Box: 121

S538-S568

Box: 122

S569-S608

Box: 123

S609-S635

Box: 124

S636-S661

Box: 125

S662-S684

Box: 126

S685-S717

Box: 127

S718-S746

Box: 128

S742-S777

Box: 129

S778-S809

Box: 130

S810-S841

Box: 131

S842-S872

Box: 132

S873-S900

Box: 133

S901-S916

Box: 134

S917-S939

Box: 135

S940-S962

Box: 136

S963-S990

Box: 137

S991-S1019

Box: 138

S1020-S1042

Box: 139

S1043-S1072

Box: 140

S1093-S1099

Box: 141

S1100-S1121

Box: 142

S1122-S1140

Box: 143

S1141-S1156

Box: 144

S1157-S1170

Box: 145

S1171-S1185

Box: 146

S1186-S1213

Box: 147

S1214-S1225

Box: 147-158

Firing Line Specials (FLS), 1986-1999

Box: 147

FLS001

Box: 148

FLS002, FLS101

Box: 149

FLS102- FLS105

Box: 150

FLS106- FLS109

Box: 151

FLS110- FLS114

Box: 152

FLS115- FLS118

Box: 153

FLS119- FLS121

Box: 154

FLS122- FLS126

Box: 155

FLS127- FLS131

Box: 156

FLS132, FLS201-203

Box: 157

FLS203- FLS205

Box: 158

FLS301, FLS302, FLS401

Box: 159-192

Transcripts, 1966-1999

Physical Description: 13.6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten and printed Firing Line transcripts. Series also includes two of William F. Buckley show transcripts that were not Firing Line shows.

Arrangement

Transcripts of the television series are arranged by the type of show, and then by show number.
Box: 159-168

Commercial television, 1966-1971

Scope and Content Note

syndicated by WOR in New York City, programs 1-240
Box: 159

000a, 000b, 1-22

Box: 160

23-50

Box: 161

51-75

Box: 162

76-100

Box: 163

101-125

Box: 164

126-145

Box: 165

146-167

Box: 166

168-191

Box: 167

192-212

Box: 168

213-240

Box: 169-190

Public television shows, 1971-1999

Scope and Content Note

under the auspices of the Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
Box: 169

S001-S50

Box: 170

S51-S100

Box: 171

S101-S159

Box: 172

S160-S219

Box: 173

S220-S291

Box: 174

S292-S360

Box: 175

S361-S413

Box: 176

S414-S464

Box: 177

S465-S524

Box: 178

S525-S586

Box: 179

S587-S649

Box: 180

S650-S705

Box: 181

S706-S753

Box: 182

S754-S806

Box: 183

S807-S866

Box: 184

S867-S928

Box: 185

S929-S995

Box: 186

S996-S1042

Box: 187

S1043-S1089

Box: 188

S1090-S1136

Box: 189

S1137-S1184

Box: 190

S1185-S1225

Box: 191-192

Firing Line Special (FLS) shows, 1986-1999

Box: 191

FLS001-FLS122

Box: 192

FLS123-FLS401

Box: 194-200, 408-410

Sound recordings, 1966-1971

Physical Description: 7 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Sound recordings are the sound tracks of the Firing Line television shows, on open reel tapes and compact sound cassettes. The tapes are of the hour-long shows for commercial television with incomplete coverage of shows 2-240

Arrangement

Arranged by show number, though not all shows will have a sound recording
Box: 194

2, 19, 35, 40-72 (with gaps)

Box: 195

72-103 (with gaps)

Box: 196

104-142 (with gaps)

Box: 197

143-164 (with gaps)

Box: 198

165-183 (with gaps)

Box: 199

184-206 (with gaps)

Box: 200

207-240 (with gaps)

Box: 408-410

Other sound recordings

Box: 201-407, 352 linear feet

Video recordings, 1966-1999

Physical Description: 863.8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Includes video recordings of most shows in a variety of formats such as 2" tapes, 1" tapes, 3/4" tapes, Betacam SP tapes, VHS tapes, and SVHS tapes. Selected programs can be viewed in the Hoover Archives reading room or purchased from Amazon.com. Please contact Hoover Institution Archives for information. A searchable database describing all Firing Line programs is available at http://hoohila.stanford.edu/firingline/ .