Katherine Lewis Collection, approximately 1949-1999

Collection Number

SC 86


Lewis, Katherine, 1929-2010


Collection consists of materials related to Lewis's work at the WERD radio station in the 1950s and '60s. Founded by Jesse B. Blayton, Sr. in October 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia, WERD was the first black owned and operated radio station in the United States. The collection materials comprise 7 black and white and 7 color photographs documenting WERD's early history. Content includes the exterior of the WERD studio building, publications related to WERD such as photographs of an issue of The Printed WERD, and a portrait of J.B. Blayton Sr.


7 photographs : black & white ; 8 x 10 in. + 7 photographs (color ; 3 x 5 in.), 2 negatives (black & white ; 4 x 5 in.)