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Fred Wiche papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017_132
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.

Dates

  • 1955-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

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. He was well known for his gardening report. Wiche turned his gardening hobby into a job in 1979 when he became the farm and garden director. His "Gardening Almanac" was a best-seller.

Source

Creator

Title
Fred Wiche papers
Status
Completed
Author
Lauren Bickel
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)