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Bill Arhos Additions

Identifier: UPWC-13045

Scope and Contents

This donation includes awards, certificates, photographs, letters, drawings, clippings, and memorabilia.


  • 1935-2008


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Notes

Bill Arhos was co-creator of Austin City Limits and executive producer of the show until his retirement in 1999. A Texas native and graduate of Rice University, he received his Master of Educational Administration from Texas A and M. A semi-pro baseball player and a schoolteacher for part of his career, Arhos began working at KLRN-TV, now KLRU, in 1961. He was an instructor in Radio/TV/Film at UT from 1965-1970. He served six years on the PBS Board of Directors and completed two terms on the Country Music Association (CMA) Board of Directors in 1994. Over four decades in public television, Arhos produced and directed educational and entertainment programs, series and specials, and served as program director, general manager, and president of KLRU. Bill Arhos died on April 11, 2015 at the age of eighty.


16 boxes

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.


This donation includes nine boxes of items documenting Bill Arhos’ life and his work as the founder of “Austin City Limits.”

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bill Arhos, 2013.

Guide to the Bill Arhos Additions
(Austin City Limits)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2023: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Alie Dowell

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA