University Archives

Black Studies Broadcast Journal

These digitized records are a small portion of the audiovisual material in the Department of African American and African Studies Records. Majority of the digitized material are part of the Black Studies Broadcast Journal, but also include episodes of Black Studies Beat, Afromation and other interviews.

From 1970 until 1980 the Black Studies Broadcast Journal was an Ohio State University radio program that aired on WOSU. It was produced by the faculty and administration of the newly formed Black Studies Department and was an important platform for Ohio State's African American community. In an article from The Lantern in 1972, Nathaniel Fullwood said, "The Black Studies Broadcast Journal is a radio program specifically designed to address itself to the professional interest, the cultural, the historical contributions, and general interest input of black citizens of Ohio State and the Columbus community.” The program includes extended interviews, discussions, lectures, music, poetry and debates about local and national issues.

You an access the digital records in our Digital Collections. Below is a full list of the digitized content organized by topic and includes several words on the guest's profession or topic of the show. If you are interested in listening to any of these programs, please contact us at


Art and Architecture


Business and Industry




Government and Politics


Health and Medicine




Performing Arts


Religion and Spirituality


Science and Technology


Society and Social Change




Writing and Publishing