Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1404
Creators:
WKAQ (Television station : San Juan, Puerto Rico)
WNJU (Television station : New York, NY)
Telemundo Group, Inc.
Univisión (Television network)
Mirós, Gilda
Aguilar, Héctor
Gazcón, Edgardo
Dates:
1940-2017
Languages:
Collection is in
English
and
Spanish
.
Physical Description:
3.5 Cubic feet
27 boxes, 8 map-folders
Repository:
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network. The WNJU portion includes photographs of reporters and other station personnel; portrait shots of on-air personalities, both negatives and prints; photographs of the reporters at the anchor desk, including both negatives and pritns; a reel of motion picture film of a children's show.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is organized into four series.
Series 1: Gilda Mirós
Subseries 1.1: Personal Papers
Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials
Series 2: Hector Aguilar
Subseries 2.1: Personal Papers
Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials
Series 3: Telemundo Group, Incorporated.
Subseries 3.1: WKAQ Television Station
Subseries 3.2: WNJU Television Station
Subseries 3.3: WSCV Television Station
Series 4: Univision
Subseries 4.1: Edgardo Gazón Files
Subseries 4.2: Mayda Delgado Files
Subseries 4.3: Ismael Moctezuma Files
Subseries 4.4: Eduardo Kachscovsky Files

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
WNJU was the second television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. It eventually was owned by Telemundo. WKAQ was the first television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. Telemundo stations provide diverse programming, including variety shows, telenovelas, sports, reality television, news programming, and films. Their target audience is the Hispanic and Latin American population in America.

Administration
Author
IrMarie Fraticelli, Edwin A. Rodriguez, and Justine Thomas
Sponsor
This collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Initial donation by by Jose Cancela, President of WNJU, 2016. The 2016 accrual was donated by station WKAQ. The television stations WKAQ, WNJU, and WSCV also donated materials in 2017.
Processing Information
Collection processed by IrMarie Fraticelli, intern, 2017; Edwin A. Rodriguez, intern, 2017; Justine Thomas, intern, 2018; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Existence and Location of Copies
Select items from the collection were digitized in 2019. Digital reference copies are available in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives