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Ralph Renick Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SPC650

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Ralph Renick includes correspondence, trip reports, programs, invitations, newspapers, bills, photographs, clippings, handbook, certificates, directories, passports, speeches, notebooks, maps, tapes. This collection contains materials regarding the life and career of Ralph Renick. Subjects covered by the collection include Los Angeles, China, D-Day, England, Florida Broadcast Pioneers, Florida International University, France, Governor Bob Graham, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, gun control, Israel, Italy, Miami Press Club, Russia, Orient Express, Salvation Army, Secom Foundation, Statue of Liberty, Tallahassee, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of South Florida, World Media Association, Challenger, Miami, Key Club, Tom Brokaw, CBS, NBC, faculty, Dallas, viewer attitudes research, television history, television news, Volkswagen, Pennsylvania State University, Hispanic journalism, Mercy Hospital, riots, Jacksonville, Florida Senate, senior citizens, Iran oil platform, Key West, prayer, Sierra Club, Dean Junior College commencement, Florida Motion Picture and TV Association, hurricanes broadcast, map of Miami, Astronauts Memorial Foundation, journalism education in Central America, governor campaign materials, lottery, Margate, Florida, soldiers, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sons of the American Revolution, John F. Kennedy, map of the USSR, United Cerebral Palsy of Miami, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Papanicolauo Cancer Research Institute, Boy Scouts, and Gerald Ford.


  • Created: 1934-1991
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1991
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1998


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement:

Special Collections & University Archives provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. FIU Special Collections will provide all available information about the copyright holder of materials found in our collections.

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Biographical / Historical

Ralph Renick, born August 9th 1928, was the face of channel 4, being WTVJ's first and longest running news anchor. Officially retiring in 1990, a year before his death in 1991 as a result of complications that came from hepatitis and liver disease. With his death, came the end of an era of television, giving his longstanding history within the field.


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This collection was kept in the order in which it was received, when it was originally donated by the family.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition


Ralph Renick Collection
Annia Gonzlez
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
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