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Glenn Maxham collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: U6256

Content Description

The collection contains materials related to Glenn Maxham's career in radio, television, and film, including DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and photographic slides. Also included is the pamphlet "Builder of Birch Bark Canoes" by William Rossman, and the program from Maxham's funeral in 2018.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Glenn Charles Maxham was born on July 24, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois, and grew up in Minnesota City, a small town outside of Winona, Minnesota. He graduated from the Brown Institute school of broadcasting in Minneapolis, and later from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Maxham started his long career in broadcasting as a disk jockey and announcer for the Armed Forces Radio while serving in the Army in Tokyo during the Korean War. He was on the air to announce the declaration of a cease-fire agreement with North Korea. His broadcasting career in Duluth began in 1953, and included working at WEBC radio and as a news writer for WFTV, the first television station in Duluth. In 1957 he was hired as the news director and anchorman at at KBJR-TV. He also worked at KDAL radio, KDLH-TV, and did freelance work for WDIO-TV. In 1980 he moved to WDSE Duluth Public Television, where he would stay until 1985. There he helped found and produce the long-running program Venture North. After leaving WDSE he formed Maxham Film Productions and Upper Midwest Visuals, which did video production for schools. He also became involved in environmental activism, working with the Save Lake Superior Association for many years.


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The collection contains materials related to Glenn Maxham's career in radio, television, and film.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526