Barton L. Griffith Papers
Barton L. Griffith began his broadcasting career working for stations WIBW, KTOP, and WREN at Topeka, Kansas as an announcer, sales representative and promotion director from 1947 to 1950. Five years later, he joined National Educational Television as the Director of Distribution and Station Relations. His professional career also included consulting work with various organizations such as the Ford Foundation, the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Finally, Griffith actively participated on many educational councils and organizations. Particularly, he chaired the Speech Association of America's Radio-TV-Film Interest Group, belonged to the National Association of Educational Broadcaster's Board of Directors (1962-1966) and to the International Television Association's Executive Council (1982-1990) His main interests throughout his career have been involvement in innovative higher education programs utilizing telecommunications and the improvement of teaching and learning through radio, film and instructional television. The collection contains monographs and correspondence regarding instructional television and educational television technologies.
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