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CATHOLIC BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION RECORDS


Records of an association of Catholic radio and television professionals. Correspondence, publications, photographs, and proceedings of general assemblies and awards banquets comprise the bulk of the collection. Correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, press releases, and proceedings of general assemblies and presentation of the Gabriel Award for outstanding broadcast journalism.

Gift of the Catholic Communications Center, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1988. Processed in 1999-2000 by Mark G. Thiel, CA (Certified Archivist).


Historical Note

The Catholic Broadcasters Association was founded in 1948 and succeeded by Unda-USA in 1972. In 1965, it established the Gabriel Award to recognize outstanding broadcasters and communications efforts that contributed to a deeper understanding of Gospel values.

In 1972, Unda-USA succeeded the Catholic Broadcasters Association and in 2002 the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals succeeded Unda-USA. Both successor associations continued to maintain sponsorship of the Gabriel Awards.

Scope and Content

The following record series comprise the records of the Catholic Broadcasters Association:

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 1, Correspondence: General correspondence and mailing lists.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 2, Proceedings: From meetings of the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 3, Gabriel Award: Comprised of nominations, lists of recipients, comments by the judges, award banquet invitations, programs, scripts, and certificates. The succeeding Gabriel Award records are included in the records of Unda-USA, Series 3. The website of the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals includes rosters of all recipients of the Gabriel Awards since 1965.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 4, Publications: Newsletters and pamphlets produced by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 5, Press Releases: Press releases of the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 6, General Scripts: Collected from other organizations by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 7, Photography: Black & white photographic prints produced by/for and collected by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 8, Sound Recordings:

Series 8-1: Sound recordings in reel to reel and 33 1/3 rpm disc format, which were created by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Series 8-2: Sound recordings collected from other organizations by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

Catholic Broadcasters Association Series 9, Series 9: General Publications: Pamphlets collected from other organizations by the Catholic Broadcasters Association.

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