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James Leaders Loper Papers

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Abstract

Title:
James Leaders Loper Papers
Author/Creator:
Loper, James Leaders
Collection number:
NPBA 99-11
Size:
7.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1973-1982
Inclusive dates:
1962-1984 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

James Leaders. Loper has had a long and distinguished career in broadcasting, particularly in Los Angeles, California where he served as the director of Broadcasting Service Center at California State University from 1960-1962. In 1962, he became deeply involved in the movement to establish a non-commercial television station in Los Angeles. To this end, he acted as vice president of Community Television of Southern California from 1962-1963 and assisted in putting together the license application for what would be KCET. Loper's efforts landed him a position at the newly-licensed station that went on the air in September 1964: he served as assistant to the President of KCET from 1963-1965, and director of Educational Services from 1964-1965. Loper's tenure at KCET showed a continuous climb through the ranks to upper management: assistant general manager from 1965-1966, vice president and general manager from 1966-1969, executive vice president and general manager from 1969-1971, president and general manager from 1971-1976, and lastly, president and chief executive officer from 1976-1982. The collection documents Loper's work as the president and general manager of Los Angeles' public television station, KCET.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

James Leaders Loper Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.