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Mildred McNeill lectures at the University of Connecticut

 Digital Record


  • 1981 - 1989


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

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.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US