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McNeill, Mildred, 1987 - 1989

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Scope and Contents

Television news and public affairs official Mildred McNeill lectured on 12/1/1987 (2015-0002/RR222) and 9/19/1989 (2015-0002/AC11).


  • 1987 - 1989

Conditions Governing Access

Links to digitized content are included in the finding aid.

Biographical / Historical

McNeill, a resident of Avon, Conn., began her career in television, working for 13 years at Connecticut’s NBC affiliate (WVIT, Channel 30), where she became the first Black female television news director in the country and was ultimately appointed vice president, news and public affairs. She later worked in marketing at United Way of the Capital Area in Hartford. McNeill holds degrees from Middlebury College and Syracuse University.

Throughout the 1970s and 1990s, McNeill worked on television programs as a producer, director, and vice-president of public affairs. Since the mid-1990s, McNeill has worked in communications for the Office of the State Treasurer, Connecticut, Connecticut Education Association, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. From 2007 until her retirement in the summer of 2020, McNeill was the Senior Director of Communications, and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Hartford.



1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording) : RR 222 1:22:16; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

1 Cassettes (audio cassette tape recording) : AC 11 Side A-0:46:27, SideB-0:32:10; the combined run time of the digital recording is 1:18:33.

Language of Materials

From the Series: English