Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of new materials from Eugene journalist Bob Zagorin (1945- ). Zagorin’s papers include materials related to his work as a radio and television journalist in Eugene, Oregon, including scripts, research files, government documents, publications, press clippings, correspondence, photographs, and audiovisual highlight reels of his broadcast stories for KEZI-TV. The materials cover c1974-2000. The papers are particularly strong in regional environmental and economic development stories, such as nuclear power, land use, the timber industry, and salmon fisheries. The collection also documents Zagorin’s reporting trips to Japan and China in the early 1980s when he accompanied Eugene Governor Vic Atiyeh on economic trade visits to those countries (see below).
This new acquisition enhances Bob Zagorin’s collection audio recordings for radio, 1975-1980 (Coll 300), and complements the Chambers Communications Corp. records (Coll 427) of local TV news.