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Personal papers of Bruce Linton

Call Number: PP 468


This collection is a reflection of Bruce Linton's work at the University of Kansas and contains broadcasting histories, programming information for radio and television, and lectures and notes from teaching and giving presentations and speeches.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Bruce A. Linton (1923-2021)

Bruce Linton was born on December 3, 1923, in Ottawa, Illinois. He recieved his bachelor's degree from Muskingum College in Ohio before going on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Linton was a professor of speech and journalism at the University of Kansas. Dr. Linton also served as the director of the Radio and Television program from 1955 until 1984. He retired from teaching in 1988. In addition, Dr. Linton served as the head of the Association for Broadcasting Education in the 1960s. He was the recipient of a number of awards and honors for broadcasting.

Dr. Bruce Linton died July 28, 2021, in Lawrence, Kansas.

[Information taken from University records and]


3.75 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 468

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, University Archives, 2022.

Related Materials

Records of Radio, TV, and Film at the University of Kansas, RG 40, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Bruce Linton Collection
Personal papers of Bruce Linton
Finding aid prepared by db, 2008. Finding aid encoded by db, 2008. Finding aid revised by brch, 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Bruce Linton, University Archives, PP 468, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States