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Collection Title: Assaf (Woodrow "Woodie") Papers

Accession Number: AM05-28

Dates: 1931 - 1999

Volume: .9 cu. ft.

Given By : Mr. Woodie Assaf, via Paul Cartwright

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material: News clippings, newsletters, photographs, broadsides, pamphlets, correspondence, and other materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality, Woodie Assaf (alternately spelled "Woody"). Mr. Assaf, a native of McComb, Mississippi, began his career in radio at a McComb station in 1937. After serving in the military during World War II, he was employed by a station in Vicksburg. From there, he went to radio station WJDX in Jackson. In 1953, he began his career in television at WLBT-TV, Jackson. During his career, he has served as announcer, disc jockey, sportscaster, and weatherman, and is best known as WLBT's weatherman.

Throughout his life, Mr. Assaf has been deeply involved in community activities and charitable organizations such as the Easter Seal Society. He has also been in great demand as a speaker and master of ceremonies for various events.

A list of materials in this accession is attached hereto.

Assaf (Woodrow "Woodie") Papers
Container List

Box 1

Artifact: Paperweight presented to Mrs. Woodrow Assaf by the American Cancer Society (undated)
Charitable Organizations (1982-1995)
Cook Books (3 folders)
Correspondence (1958-1979; undated)
Fedders Show: Scripts, Music, Etc. (undated)
Lamar Life Broadcasting Company: Calendar for 1965
McComb High School Commencement Program (1953)
Memorabilia (ca. 1952-1998)
News Clippings (1952-1979)
News Clippings (1985-1999)
News Clipping (undated)
Newsletters (1955-1998)
Pamphlets (1959-1964)
Photograph: Unidentified Young Woman
Photograph: Unidentified Young Woman
Photographs: Miscellaneous (5 folders)

Box 2

Photographs: 1981 Telethon Hosted by Pat Boone
Press Releases: Football (undated)
Script File (undated)
"Tom Lester Day" (1971)
USM News Releases (1963, or 1965)
Tributes to Woodie Assaf (1969-1996)
Video Cassette: "What's Woodie Say?" (undated)

Oversize Materials in Mapcase:

News Clippings (1955-1995; undated)
News Letter: ALSAC News (Dec. 10, 1959; Mar. - Aug. 1961)
Certificate Issued to Ruby Edna Nickey [Mrs. Woodie Assaf] (April 3, 1931)
Certificate Issued to Ruby Edna Nickey (September 24, 1933)
Cut-out Photograph of Woodie Assaf, Mounted on Cardboard (ca. 1970s)
Broadside: Kim King Benefit Show (January 30, 1976)
Certificate Issued to Woody Assaf by the Mayor of McComb (April 5, 1974)
Broadside: 4-H Variety Show ca. 1960s)
Broadside: Gospel Singing (August 28, 1964)
Diploma Issued to Woodie Assaf by the "Mississippi College of Hunting & Fishing"
(February 6, 1948)
Broadside: Advertisement for Rislone, "The Oil Alloy" (ca. 1960s)
Broadside: Advertisement for Woody Assaf's TV Show (undated)
16" x 20" Charcoal Drawing of Woodie Assaf, by B. A. Dudley (1993)
Broadside: Advertisement for Fedders Air Conditioners and Woody Assaf's Weather
Show (ca. 1960s)
Broadside: Central Mississippi Fair, Kosciusko, Mississippi (ca. 1950s - 1960s)
Broadside: Nation's Top Weathermen (1965)



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