Martha Brooks (1908-1999) hosted her own radio program, "The Martha Brooks Show." It aired over WGY-Radio Schenectady from 1937 to 1971.
Originally an actress, Brooks (née Irma Lemke) began with WGY in 1931. In the late 1930's she became a TV pioneer as well, as she wrote, produced, and often starred in live, on-air productions over WGY's television station, WRGB-TV.
This gallery presents samples from the Papers of Martha Brooks at the Library of American Broadcasting.
The collection spans the years 1924 to 1991, and contains photographs, correspondence, speeches, scripts, certificates, clippings, station publications, station program schedules, audiotapes and film. It was donated to the Library in 1999.