TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Warren Culbertson Papers



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA99-4
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Culbertson, Warren
Title: Warren Culbertson Papers
Dates: 1955-1982
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Warren Culbertson was born in Waxahachie, Texas in 1919. He attended Trinity University where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry. While attending the University of Texas as a graduate student in 1942, Culbertson joined the Army Air Force to serve in World War II. While in the military, he earned a master's degree in meteorology from the California Institute of Technology in 1943, and later served as a military meteorologist in North Africa and Italy. Before leaving to California, Culbertson married Dale Frances Martin in April 1942.

After the war, Culbertson returned to North Texas, teaching chemistry and physics at Arlington University. He joined WFAA-TV in 1950 as the stations first meteorologist. He introduced the use of radar for weather forecast in 1958. That would also be the year when Culbertson left Dallas for Chicago, becoming a weatherman for WBKB-TV until 1963. From 1963 to 1966, Culbertson stayed out of the television, returning to Waxahachie to run his father's business and serve on the city council. He returned to television in 1966 for KRLD-TV and later did weather for KVIL radio. Warren Culbertson passed away in September 2008.

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Scope and Contents

The Warren Culbertson Papers consists of materials documenting his career in meteorology for both televison and radio in Dallas and Chicago. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings and promotional photographs, amongst other materials kept by Culbertson to document his career.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Warren Culbertson

Organizations:

KRLD-TV
KVIL
WBKB-TV
WFAA-TV

Family Names:

Culbertson

Places:

Chicago (Ill.)
Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

Meteorology

Occupations:

Meteorology

Titles:

Warren Culbertson Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA99-4 Warren Culbertson Papers, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Finding Guide prepared by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Bob Cullen Cartoon
2 Way of the Weather - Copyright Application
3 Way of the Weather (1955 ed.)
4 Way of the Weather (1958 ed.)
5 Tornado Safety Rules (Frito Flier)
6 Way of the Weather Proofs (1958 ed.)
7 Way of the Weather - Manuscript
8 Radar
10 Radar - Dallas Morning News
11 Brochure for Potential Sponsors
12 Sponsors
13 Frito Band Wagon, March 1958
14 Helen Corbitt Promotion
15 Newspaper Clippings - Miscellaneous
16 Articles on Tornado Show
17 TV Preview 27 September 1952
18 TV Preview 21 March 1953
19 TV Preview July 21-27, 1956
20 TV Preview August 25-31, 1956
21 TV Previews (other issues)
22 TV Guide, December 24, 1955
23 Town North, August 1955
24 Blue Blaze, June 1957
25 Weatherfacts (typed)
26 Articles by WAC
27 Weathervane
28 Red Cross
29 Program - "My Home Town"
2 1 Flight Operations Class - SMU
2 Hockaday School
3 Correspondence - Consulting
4 Correspondence - from Viewers
5 Correspondence - by WAC
6 Correspondence - External
7 WFAA Memos and Correspondence
8 Speaking Engagements
9 Announcement of Resignation
10 Farewell Card
11 Farewell Party
3 1 Letter regarding contact with WBKB
2 Weather by Radar Brochure
3 Weather by Radar logo
4 TV Guide, January 3, 1958
5 Sponsor January 24, 1959; Article on Weather by Radar
6 Press Releases - WBKB
7 Clippings about WAC in Chicago
8 Speaking Engagements - Chicago
9 Ads for Weather - WBKB
10 WAC Endorsements
11 Clock-a-Doodle-Day WBKB
12 WBKB Schedule and log, November 25, 1961
13 WBKB Holiday News
14 Student Weather Observers
15 Student Weather Observers (2)
16 WLS Radio - Chicago
17 WLS Radio - Clippings
18 Hurricane Coverage
19 Clippings on Departure
20 Attack 1961
4 1 Other Weathermen
2 KDFW Channel 4 Ads
3 Waxahachie Clippings
4 Clippings
5 Action Line
6 Weatherscan Weather Service
7 Beam International, August 1974
8 Titche's Fashion Forecast, 1974
9 Text Promo for Color Radar
10 Texas Navy Certificate, 1976
11 Letter from Rex Chapman, 1976
12 Letters from Dan Weir, 1967
13 Skin of Our Teeth Appearance, 1970
14 Dallas Magazine, Cover Article on DFW Weathermen, January 1975
15 Satellite Receiver
16 Severe Storm Workshop, 1978
17 Correspondence from WAC - Internal KDFW
18 Correspondence to WAC
19 Cartoons
20 Retirement Clippings, 1982
21 Clippings about WAC
22 Dallas Radio KVIL
5 1 Publicity Photos, 1950s
2 Negatives of Publicity Photos, 1950s
3 Fritos Publicity Photo
4 Dobbs House Publicity Photo
5 Photograph - Ellis County Livestock Parade, 1958
6 Photograph - East Texas State College
7 Photographs - ABC Chicago 1959-1960s
8 Photograph - Photographs with Judy Jordon and Ray Walker
9 Photograph - Culbertson with Mobil Truck 1968
10 Photograph - Judy Jordon with Cutout WAC
11 Photograph - Billboard
12 Photograph - Culbertson with Judy Jordon
13 Photograph - Color Slides of weather board 1979
14 Photograph - Severe Storm Workshop
15 Photograph - Fritos Promotion 1957
6 Scrapbook
The Dallas Tornado of 2 April 1957. Tornado Damage Surveys / Stuart G. Bigler.
Bumper Sticker. 4 Eyewitness News
Plaque - State Fair of Texas Salutes America '68
Oversized Photograph - Warren Culbertson
Oversized Photograph - WFAA Group Portrait