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Fred Wiche papers

 Accession — Box: 1
Identifier: 2017_132

Content Description

Fred Wiche was a Louisville broadcaster and farmer. Wiche's daily gardening reports on WHAS-TV and radio turned into a cottage industry with newspaper columns, books, calendars, and a lawn and garden exposition. When his career began 40 years ago, Wiche focused on news, covering the General Assembly and politics as well as anchoring the news. His gardening reports that made him an institution in Louisville and beyond. Wiche turned his gardening hobby into a job in 1979 when he became the farm and garden director. His ``Gardening Almanac'' sold by the thousands. The collection contains TV show scripts for the Weekend Gardner from 1982-1986, clippings and obituaries related to Wiche, his bio file from WHAS and several short works of fiction he wrote.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

True

Use Restrictions

Copyright for some materials has been transferred to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.

Dates

  • 1955-1998

Creator

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)