WFAA, WBAP, Popular Song, and Octavo Collections, 1890-1960
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Brief Description: The collection consists of thousands of published ensemble arrangements and sheet music for popular songs from roughly 1890 through the 1950s. Many items are also stamped for WBAP sister station KGKO.
Held at:
Music Library
Record Series Number: 06/065
Created by: WFAA (radio station) (1922-1983), WBAP (radio station) (1922-)
Volume: 831.0 Boxes
Acquired: Accruals/additions are ongoing in the song, orchestra, and octavo collections.

Items are arranged according to the order assigned to them by catalog numbers which the two radio stations employed, or by accession number when an item came from another source.

These items are searchable in the main UNT Libraries catalog.

Biographical Note for WFAA (radio station) (1922-1983) : According to the Handbook of Texas Online, WFAA radio station existed from June 26, 1922 until its call letters changed to KRQX on July 2, 1983. Beginning in 1950, the station existed in parallel with the now better-known WFAA-TV. The radio station shared a frequency with WBAP in Fort Worth for much of its existence, with a cowbell famously signaling the daily swap.
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Subject Index
Radio broadcasting
Sheet music.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.