William M. Brish Papers
Dr. William M. Brish's career in education and broadcasting centered in the Washington County, Maryland area. There, from 1947 to 1943, he served as Superintendent of Schools for Washington County, Maryland. During his tenure, the Washington County closed-circuit television program was developed and instituted. He became known as an expert in using television for instructional purposes. Brish also served as a consultant in educational television for All India Radio as part of a Ford Foundation project (1950-1951). After he retired from Washington County Schools, he worked as a cluster director and then consultant for the Appalachian satellite project from 1973 to 1987. The collection documents the institution of closed-circuit television in the Washington County Schools, the Appalachian satellite project and the Ford Foundation's India project. It also includes papers, speeches and reports by Dr. Brish on the concepts behind the use of instructional television in the classroom.
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