M09-21 - B.J. SAMS COLLECTION

Box 1

File 1 – Personal and data disc of all photos

File 2 – Photos - B. J. Sams - boyhood

File 3 – B. J. Sams Family Photos

File 4 – Family Tree

File 5 –High School, 1949-1953

File 6 – College Days, 1954-1957

File 7 – Photos – WBEJ Radio – Elizabethtown, Tenn., c. 1956

File 8 – U. S. Army, c. 1958-1959

File 9 – Photos – Fort Sill, O. K., c. 1958- 1959

File 10- Photos – KSWO Radio – Lawton, OK, 1959

File 11- Photos – KTVE Channel 10 – Monroe, La., c. 1965

File 12- Newsletter –Antenna - Spring 1966 – B. J Sams

File 13- Photos KATV – Little Rock, AR, c. 1966-1972

File 14- Pamphlet – “Little Rock Today: Guide To Little Rock & Central Arkansas” - April 1968

File 15- Magazine – TV Show Guide – Cover Story - B. J. Sams – Page 8, May 25-31, 1969

File 16- TV Guide, May 10-16, 1970 - Article “B. J. Sams KATV Channel 7’s Assistant News Director”

File 17- Billy Jack Sams II, 1962-1973

File 18a – Hawaii News Cast on CD – c. 1977

File 18b- Photos – Honolulu, Hawaii – KHON TV 2 - Eye Witness News, 1972-1981

File 19- Photos – Channel 11 Action News, 1982-2009

File 20- Article – B. J. Sams – Channel 11 Action News, c. 1982

File 21- Plaque – Arkansas Associated Press – Broadcasters Assoc. 11 Action News Unanimous First Choice, 1983

File 22- Video – “Eye on Arkansas” - Billy Graham/Bev Shey, c. 1982 and photos of B.J. Sams travelling in Arkansas and around the world – 1978-2004

File 23- Article about B. J. Sams - KATV Ch. 11 – Arkansas Democrat TV Magazine, May 1-7, 1983, Page 2 & December 1, 1985, page 5

File 24- Article about B. J. Sams - KATV Ch. 11 – Arkansas Democrat TV Magazine, May 3-9, 1987 – Page 5

File 25- Photo’s - Channel 11 Action News, 1982-2009

File 26- Awards and Recognition

File 27- Letters from Those Who Have Heard My Testimony, 1980-1989

File 28- Caricatures by George Fisher

File 29- Correspondence, 1993

File 30- Commencement – Speech – Greenbrier High School, March 17, 1993

File 31- Calendar – Today’s THV, 2001

File 32- Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Calendar, 2001

File 33- “50th Year of Broadcasting” Correspondence, July 2003

File 34- Articles about B. J. Sams

File 35- Article – “Christian Single” [B. J. Sams] - People Magazine – Page 26 by Willena McLaughlin, Jan. 1986

File- 36 Magazine – Worldwide Challenge - Vol. 9, No. 5 – Campus Crusade and the Church and Article – Page 20 – “Why Me God?” – B. J. Sams, May 1982

File 37- News Magazine – Gannetteer - Article Page 11 – “B. J. Sams: The Baby Whisperer,” Nov.-Dec. 2002

File 38- The Spirit Magazine – Vol. 2, Issue 2 – Page 16 – B. J. Sams shares His Faith, March 2004

File 39- Magazine Article – Searcy Living - June/July 2007 – “Through the Fire” - B. J. Sams’ Emotional Journal

File 40- Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, 2007 – Inductee B. J. Sams Pioneer Category, Nov. 16, 2007

File 41- 2000 Mid-America Emmy Gala Program – 2008 Inductee B. J. Sams - Page 17

File 42- Retirement Announced, March 4, 2009

File 43- Correspondence – Congratulations on Your Retirement, March 4-June 30, 2009

File 44- Correspondence – Congratulation on Your Retirement, July 30, 2009

File 45- V. I. P. Letters, 1961-2009

File 46- Copies of Newspapers, c. 1953-2009

File 47- Photos – Celebrities

File 48- Bill and Hillary Clinton – Photos, c. 1992

File 49 – ICD – B.J. Sams Christian Testimony – Senior Adult Rally  - FBC Malvern, Arkansas – October 13, 2009

File 50 – Newspaper articles about B.J. Sams, former news anchor at KTHV, donating his papers to the UCA Archives – February 2010.  File includes DVD of the video slideshow created by Library Technician Amanda Bryant for Mr. Sams’ Archives Reception held 3-23-11.

File 51 – B.J. Sams inducted to Arkansas Walk of Fame – Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 19, 2012

File 52 – Magazine – Inspired – “Scars of Victory: The B.J. Sams Story” by Cecilia Wilson, photo by Mark Gregory – 2013 – pg 10

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Box 2

Item 1 - VHS – B. J’s Birthday

Item 2 - VHS – National Anthem Riverfest, 1989

Item 3 - VHS – Faubus Years

Item 4 - VHS - B. J. - Do My Job

Item 5 - VHS - Gene Simmons Murders

Item 6 - Cassette (4 ¾” x 7 ¼”) - Partners in Progress

Item 7 - Cassette (5 ½” x 8 ¾”) - Billy Graham

Item 8 - Cassette (5 ½” x 8 ¾”) - Faubus, June 19

Item 9 - Cassette (4 ¾” x 7 ¼”) - George Fisher, 1992

Item 10- Cassette (4 ¾” x 7 ¼”) - B. J. Sams

Item 11- Cassette (4 ¾” x 7 ¼”) - W. O. Vanght - Obit & Funeral

Item 12- Cassette (4 ¾” x 7 ¼”) - Rotary Awards, 1/28/88

Item 13- Cassette (3 ½” x 5 ¼”) - B. J.’ Heart, 5/29

Item 14- Cassette (3 ½” x 5 ¼”) - B.  J.  Sams Birthday, Feb. 2004

Item 15- DVD – Todays THV Morning Show, 11-16-07 – B. J. Hall of Fame Package

Item 16- DVD - Thank You For Being A Friend” Tom’s Video Dedication & Tribute to B. J, July 30, 2009

Item 17- DVD - B. J. Sams – Today’s THV This Morning, 07-31-2009

Item 18- DVD - The Gold Circle Award - B. J. Accepting the Award, 10-04-09

Item 19- DVD - Messages to B. J. KTHV Retirement, July 2009

Item 20- DVD - Messages to B. J.  KTHV Retirement, July 2009

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Box 3 – Newspapers, Oversized George Fisher Caricature, & Photos

File 1 – Autographed Caricature of Famous Politicians – (a) Bill Clinton, (b) Orval E. Faubus, (c) Jim Johnson, (d) Tommy Robinson, & (e) Frank White

Item 2 – Black & White Photo (11” x 13 ½”) – B. J. Sams, c. 1965

Item 3 – 1994 Calendar w/photo of B. J. Sams with Hillary & President Bill Clinton (10 ¾” x 17”)

Item 4 – Newspaper Advertisement for WBEJ Radio – “Evening Enjoyment with Night Man Billy Jack” - c. 1953

Item 5 – Newspaper Advertisement for WBEJ Radio’s Anniversary Party, 1953 (advertisement has a photo of young B.J. Sams”

Item 6 – Newspaper Advertisement for WJCW Radio’s “On the Spot – Play-by-Play Basketball” -  c. 1955

Item 7a – Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 News – “Who’s the New Face on the Towerful-Powerful Team? B.J. Sams” – c. 1966

Item 7b – (1) Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 News – “News, Weather, Sports by the Towerful-Powerful Team” c. 1966-1972  (2) Newspaper Article – “B.J. Sams tells Rotary about Television News” – c. 1966-1972

Item 7c - Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 – “We’re Giving Away 100 Color TV in One Month” - Arkansas Gazette - Jan. 30, 1967

Item 7d – Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 programming (featuring KATV News) – “Meet Us Tonight” – Arkansas Gazette – Sept. 22, 1969

Item 7e - Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 programming (featuring KATV News) – “Meet Us Tonight” – Arkansas Gazette – Sept. 25, 1969

Item 8a - Newspaper Advertisement for KATV 7 – “Elections ‘70” - Arkansas Gazette – Sept. 8, 1970

Item 8b - Newspaper Insert – “B. J. Sams: the front man for News Team” - Arkansas Democrat Enjoy in the Arkansas Democrat - April 2, 1972

Item 8c - Newspaper Advertisement for KATV News - “The Arkansas Team”- Arkansas Gazette – September 24, 1972

Item 9a - Newspaper Article – “2 Killed in Honolulu Plane Crash near Airport” – Star-Bulletin & Advertiser - Honolulu - April 22, 1973

Item 9b – Newspaper Article – “Survivor of Plane Crash grapples with painful memories” – The Honolulu Advertiser - April 23, 1973

Item 9c – Newspaper Article - “B. J. Sams Masters Culture, Ratings” - Arkansas Democrat – October 2, 1976

Item 9d- Newspaper clippings – (1) “Honolulu Station Hires B.J. Sams” c. 1973  (2) “Coins and Suspects Collected” – Honolulu Advertiser – November 25, 1978  (3) “Thoughts on a Monday” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 23, 1981

Item 10- Newspaper Article - “B.J. Sams:  His “Beat” is Hawaii” – c. 1977

Item 11- Newspaper Article – “Three Sams Brothers are Former Elizbethton Cyclone Athletes” -  Feb. 25, 1979

Item 12- Newspaper Articles – (1) B. J.’s Return to Little Rock to Anchor KTHV News – March 1982  (2) “Newsman Returns to LR” – c. April 1982

Item 13a - Newspapers Article – “Why Me God,” - May 1982

Item 13b – Arkansas Gazette – “Election ‘82” – May 25, 1982

Item 13c – Arkansas Gazette – “Channel 11 News Cast Improves Impressively” – Jan. 9, 1983

Item 14a – Newspaper article – “B.J. has Special Affection for Arkansas People” – Arkansas Democrat TV Magazine – May 1, 1983

Item 14b – Newspaper Advertisement for Channel 11 Action News – “Best Newscast” – Arkansas Democrat – May 22, 1983

Item 14c – Arkansas Gazette – Advertisement for Channel 11 Action News – “Best Newscast” – Arkansas Democrat – May 22, 1983

Item 15a – Arkansas Democrat – “Hospital Auxiliary Honorary Chairman” – Feb. 26, 1984

Item 15b- Newspaper Advertisement for Channel 11 News – “Count on Us:  Election Coverage begins at 6pm” - Arkansas Democrat - May 29, 1984

Item 16a – Arkansas Democrat – “TV Anchor Situation” – Aug. 19, 1985

Item 16b - Newspaper Article –“B.J. Sams: “He’s Dean of Arkansas TV News” – Arkansas Democrat TV Magazine - December 1, 1985

Item 17- Newspaper Article – “The Small Screen:  Anchors Aweigh” - Arkansas Gazette – October 2, 1986

Item 18- Newspaper Advertisement for Channel 11 News – “For Continuous Coverage…” - Arkansas Gazette – November 4, 1986

Item 19a – (5 copies) Newspaper Article – “L.R. Native Returns and Sets Anchor” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette: High Profile – November 16, 1986

Item 19b - Arkansas Gazette – “B.J. Sams – Top News Anchor” – Feb. 23, 1988

Item 19c - Arkansas Gazette – “Local TV Anchors Share their thoughts” – Dec. 3, 1989

Item 20- Newspaper Article – “Youth Vs. Age:  Veteran Newsmen find Maturity Equals Credibility” (featuring B. J. Sams – Ch. 11, Paul Eells – Ch. 7, & Dave Woodman – Ch. 4) - Arkansas Democrat – November 4, 1990

Item 21a- Newspaper Article - “Sams wins Mr. Mom Award” – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 7, 1998

Item 21b- Newsletter Article – “B. J Sams is Mr. Mom” - Vital Signs: For Employees and Friends of Arkansas Children’s Hospital - June 1998

Item 21c – Newspaper Article – “TV’s Sams is Rocking along helping babies at Children’s” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: High Profile, July 19, 1998 –

Item 22- Newspaper Article –“B. J. Sams receives AP’s Arkansas Broadcaster of the Year” – Elizabethton Star - June 15, 2000

Item 23- Newspaper Article – “Voted Best Local Television News” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Best of the Best (Advertising Supplement) - October 26, 2001

Item 24- Newspaper Cartoon – “And Now Let’s Go to Tom, Who’s Out In Weather Garden” - Arkansas Democrat Gazette - February 7, 2002

Item 25- Newspaper Article – “Voted Best Local TV Morning Show” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Best of the Best (Advertising Supplement) - October 25, 2002

Item 26- Newspaper Advertisement for Today’s THV: This Morning Show –“Wake up with the Difference” - USA Today - July 14, 2003

Item 27- Newspaper Article – “Good set of pipes” (B. J. celebrating his 50 years in broadcasting) - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - July 20, 2003

Item 28- Newspaper Article – “Voted Best Local TV Morning Show” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Best of the Best (Advertising Supplement) - October 31, 2003

Item 29- Newspaper Article – “Children’s Hospital Visionary Recognized for His Leadership” – Arkansas-Democrat Gazette - Nov. 6, 2005

Item 30 – Newspaper Article – “Leaders Pray for Protection, Guidance” – The Daily Citizen – May 5, 2006

Item 31- Newspaper Advertisement – “B.J., Robyn, & Tom: Wake Up with a Difference” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Feb. 25, 2007

Item 32- Newspaper Article – “B. J. Sams: 50 Years In Broadcasting” - Pine Bluff Commercial, Nov. 4, 2007

Item 33- Newspaper Article – “B. J. Sams inducted into Arkansas Entertainment Hall of Fame” - Pine Bluff Commercial - Nov. 18, 2007

Item 34- Newspaper Article – “B. J. Sams inducted into Ark. Entertainment Hall of Fame” – Elizabethton Star - December 23, 2007

Item 35- Newspaper – Elizabethton Star - “Babies First Christmas” - Dec. 23, 2007

Item 36- Newspaper Article – “Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame” - Pine Bluff Commercial - May 16, 2008

Item 37- Newspapers Article - “Another T.V. Anchor to be honored”– Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - July 9, 2008

Item 38 – Newspaper article – “KJEP Telethon promotes local programming along with Local Talent” – Nashville News – July 21, 2008

Item 39 – Newspaper Article – “Broadcaster on Air for a Half-Century” - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - May 6, 2009

Item 40 –Newspaper Article – “Seeking Solace Amid Daily News” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette - 2009

Item 41- Newspapers Article - “Isle Radio (T.V.) Vet. B. J. Sams Retires after 56 Years” - Honolulu – Star Bulletin - Aug. 3, 2009

Item 42 - Newspaper Article – “Former KTHV Anchor donates papers to UCA Archives" - Log Cabin Democrat - February 19, 2010

Item 43 - Newspaper – “Former KTHV Anchor gives papers to UCA" - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - February 27, 2010

Item 44 – Newspaper Article – “Radio, T.V. Anchor Donates Papers” – The Echo – March 3, 2010

Item 45 – News Magazine – “Raising Hope: Annual Gala Benefits Cancer Lodge” – Arkansas Life – May 2010

Item 46- Poster – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – “2004 Best of the Best in Central Arkansas”

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