Ward, Del, 1926-
|Title: ||Del Ward collection|
7.0 Linear feet
(9 document boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversized portfolio, 1 oversized folder A)
|Coll. Number: ||ms3392|
Del Ward is a Georgia radio and television personality. She was born and grew up in Macon, Georgia. After graduating from Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia, she worked briefly for WNEX Radio in Macon. She went on to work at WHOT Radio in South Bend, IN, and was the first female disc jockey there. After WHOT she went to WGN in Chicago where she became the nation's first all night female disc jockey. Following WGN she worked as a television and radio actress in New York and then as a disc jockey at KWK in St. Louis, MO. In 1954 she moved back to Macon, GA, and from 1957 until 1997 she worked at WMAZ Radio and Television producing and hosting Date with Del, a show which featured guest interviews and news about events, charities, and other organizations in the middle Georgia area.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of material covering Del Ward's years in radio and television up until about 1997. Included are awards, letters, printed material, scripts, guest registers, photographs, slides, writings and other items. Many of the letters are from her guests and people who listened to or watched her shows. The photographs include publicity shots and images of her in the studio, interviewing celebrities on her show as well as in other places (including the Star Weekend in Atlanta), and reporting at local events. Also included in the collection is a group of celebrity photographs, many of them autographed.
Arranged by record type.
Related material held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
Del Ward collection. MS 3392. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.