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Jim Karayn Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Jim Karayn Papers
Author/Creator:
Karayn, Jim
Collection number:
NPBA 92-75
Size:
30.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1971-1980
Inclusive dates:
1960-1981, 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:

From 1965 to 1971, James Karayn, Jr. was the executive producer and chief of National Educational Television's Washington bureau. In 1971, Karayn founded the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), serving as its president until 1975. From 1977 to 1983, he was president and general manager of WHYY-TV and WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Meanwhile, Karayn developed television productions including the State of the Union addresses in 1967 and 1968, "The Warren Years" in 1970, and the Watergate coverage in 1974. The collection contains newspaper clippings and reports regarding topics including conflicts between the Nixon administration and public broadcasting, the history of National Educational Television, and the merger between the National Public Affairs Center for Television and the Greater Washington Educational Television Association.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Jim Karayn Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publicatioght status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

James D. Karayn was born on January 5, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Stanford University from 1950 to 1952. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 he attended the University of Southern California where he received his B.A. in Journalism in 1956. He then went on to do his postgraduate work in Political Science at University of California at Los Angeles from 1956 to 1958.

Karayn's distinguished broadcasting career began in 1954 when he served as the news director at station KTLA-TV in Los Angeles until 1962. He then moved on to NBC News in Washington where he worked as a producer/writer until 1964. From 1964 to 1971 he worked in public television as first executive producer (1964-1965) and then Washington Bureau chief for National Educational Television. There he received two of his four Emmy Awards as well as the Silver Gavel Award. While working as the Washington Bureau chief, Karayn served as executive producer and producer of more than 300 programs concerning topics such as government, politics, social affairs, biographies of major national figures and congressional hearings.

Karayn moved on to found the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) in 1971 and served as its president until 1975. While with NPACT he received his third Emmy Award, the George Polk Award from Long Island University, and the Distinguished Journalism Alumni Award from U.S.C. in 1973, the Columbia-DuPont Award from Columbia University in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and his first Peabody Award in 1974. During his tenure at NPACT, Karayn was concurrently Executive Vice President of the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (GWETA). There he oversaw program development and scheduling including the first two seasons of In Performance at Wolf Trap which earned him a Peabody Award.

After NPACT, Karayn spent 1975 to 1976 with the League of Women Voters as the Creator and Project Director of the 1976 Presidential Debates in Washington, where he received his fourth Emmy Award and his third Peabody Award. He then moved on to be the president and general manager of stations WHYY-TV and WHYY-FM out of Philadelphia and Wilmington from 1977 until 1983. During this time he received a fourth Peabody Award in 1977 and the American Institute Award in 1981. Moving on from WHYY in 1983, Karayn founded and became president of Karayn and Company, Inc., in Washington, D.C.

Some of the television shows Karayn developed over the years include: State of the Union (1967-1968), The Warren Years (1970), Watergate Coverage (1974), Impeachment Hearings (1974), In Performance at Wolf Trap (1973-1974), Terrorism/The World at Bay (1978), Every Four Years (1980), and The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti (1981).

Karayn's affiliations included membership in Sigma Delta Chi and Phi Gamma Delta. He belonged to the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, the White House Correspondents Association, the National Press Club, and the Philadelphia Commission on Foreign Relations.

James Karayn died in 1996.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jim Karayn Papers covers the years 1960 to 1987, and contains some undated material. The bulk of the material is from 1960 to 1978. The collection documents Karayn's career in educational and public broadcasting through his work at National Educational Television, National Public Affairs Center for Television, the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, the League of Women Voters, WHYY, and finally Karayn and Company, Inc.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Jim Karayn Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Jim Karayn in January of 1992 and October of 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Suzanne J. Horner, September 1993. Revised by Karen E. King, March 1997

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, October 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: National Educational Television, 1962-1971, and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials concerning National Educational Television (NET).

Subseries 1.1: Articles, Newsletters and Reports, 1962-1969, and undated (6 folders)

This subseries contains articles, newsletters and reports documenting National Educational Television (NET) activities from 1962 to 1969.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1967-1969series 1.1box 1folder 1
"General Information Regarding Affiliation with the National Educational Television and Radio Center September 1962". "Affiliation with National Educational Television Nov. 1963"., 1962-1963series 1.1box 1folder 2
"News From. . .NET: National Educational Television. Channel Chuckles., undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 3
A report to the affiliates, 1965series 1.1box 1folder 4
A Brief History of Educational Television in the United States with Emphasis on the Development of National Educational Television and the Concept of Public Television, 1968series 1.1box 1folder 5
NET: A Progress Report, 1967-1968series 1.1box 1folder 6

Subseries 1.2: Programming, 1965-1971, and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains policy documents concerning NET's presence in Washington, DC. and well as program descriptions, photos and transcripts of political and public affairs programs from 1965 to 1971. The files start with information on NET's presence in Washington, DC, and then are alphabetical by program title. An untitled show concerning billionaire J. Paul Getty and one tentatively titled "Seventy-Five Days" concerning the transition from the Johnson administration to the Nixon one are appended at the end.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NET -- Washington, DC programming, 1965-1970series 1.2box 1folder 7
The Changing Congress -- Clippings, 1965series 1.2box 1folder 8
The Changing Congress -- Photos, 1965series 1.2box 1folder 9
The Changing Congress -- Transcripts, 1965series 1.2box 1folder 10
The Cities and the Poor, July 11-18, 1966series 1.2box 1folder 11
Civil Rights -- Summer '66, June 13, 1966series 1.2box 1folder 12
A Conversation with Vice President Hubert Humphrey, June 29, 1968series 1.2box 1folder 13
A Conversation with Richard Nixon (NET Journal #163), November 20 and 27, 1968series 1.2box 1folder 14
A Conversation with Nelson Rockefeller, July 24, 1968series 1.2box 1folder 15
A Conversation with Dean Rusk, May 3, 1967series 1.2box 1folder 16
George Wallace on His Politics and the Presidency (NET Journal #200), August 12, 1968series 1.2box 1folder 17
The Nixon Administration, January 20, 1969series 1.2box 1folder 18
The Nixon Administration: The First 100 Days, April 30, 1969series 1.2box 1folder 19
The People Question Vice President Humphrey, October 18, 1967series 1.2box 2folder 1
The President's Men -- Clippings, 1965-1969series 1.2box 2folder 2
The President's Men -- Photos, 1965-1969series 1.2box 2folder 3
The President's Men -- Transcripts, October 1965 -- January 1969series 1.2box 2folder 4
Senate Hearings on Public Television, April 1967series 1.2box 2folder 5
Senator Eugene McCarthy on the New Politics and the Presidency (NET Journal #196), July 15, 1968series 1.2box 2folder 6
State of the Union/'67 January 10, 1967 -- Clippings, Photos, 1967series 1.2box 2folder 7
State of the Union/'67 January 10, 1967 -- Production Material, 1967series 1.2box 2folder 8
State of the Union/'67 January 10, 1967 -- Production Material, 1967series 1.2box 2folder 9
State of the Union/'68 January 17, 1968 -- Clippings, Photos, 1968series 1.2box 3folder 1
State of the Union/'68 January 17, 1968 -- Production Material, 1968series 1.2box 3folder 2
State of the Union/'68 January 17, 1968 -- Transcript, 1968series 1.2box 3folder 3
State of the Union/70, January 22, 1970series 1.2box 3folder 4
State of the Uinon 1971, January 22, 1971series 1.2box 3folder 5
That was the Election That Was, September 18, 1967series 1.2box 3folder 6
The Warren Years, June 30, 1969series 1.2box 3folder 7
Where They Stand: A Report on the Candidates and the Issues, October 28, 1968series 1.2box 3folder 8
"J. Paul Getty" -- Programs Completed, undatedseries 1.2box 3folder 9
"Seventy-Five Days" [The Presidential Transition from Johnson to Nixon], undatedseries 1.2box 3folder 10
"Seventy-Five Days" [The Presidential Transition from Johnson to Nixon] -- Photos, undatedseries 1.2box 3folder 11

Series 2: National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), 1969-1976, and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series documents the formation and work of the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) from 1970 to 1976. Type of documents include articles, by-laws and clippings

Subseries 2.1: Administrative Files, 1971-1975, and undated (0.50 linear foot)

This subseries consists of documents concerning the formation of NPACT, its by-laws, the merger with the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (GWETA) and its staff, particularly the controversy concerning the salaries of Sander Vanocur and Robert MacNeil. The materials are arranged roughly by topic and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Center Announcement, July 23, 1971series 2.1box 4folder 1
Corporate Matters -- By-Laws, 1971series 2.1box 4folder 2
Corporate Matters -- Concept and Programming, 1971-1975series 2.1box 4folder 3
Corporate Matters -- Mandate for Public Affairs Programming, September 26, 1972series 2.1box 4folder 4
Corporate Matters -- Sid James -- Matters -- Restructure, 1972-1974series 2.1box 4folder 5
Corporate Matters -- Sid James -- Memos, 1974series 2.1box 4folder 6
Correspondence, 1972-1974series 2.1box 4folder 7
Merger with WETA, 1971-1972series 2.1box 4folder 8
NPACT/WETA, 1974-1975series 2.1box 4folder 9
Clippings, 1971-1975series 2.1box 4folder 10
Press Kits, 1973-1974series 2.1box 4folder 11
The People's Business Vol. 1, No. 1, 1974series 2.1box 4folder 12
Staff -- Clippings, 1972-1975series 2.1box 4folder 13
Staff -- James Karayn, 1971, 1975series 2.1box 4folder 14
Staff -- Sander Vanocur -- Robert MacNeil Salary Disclosure, 1972series 2.1box 4folder 15
Staff -- Photos and Biographies, undatedseries 2.1box 4folder 16

Subseries 2.2: Programming, 1970-1976, and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries consists of documents concerning NPACT's programming from 1970 to 1976. Following files regarding awards, general programming policies, information concerning a programming seminar, and program logs, the files are divided into three types of programs: documentaries, political coverage and series. The documentaries are arranged alphabetically by title. The political coverage begins with the 1972 Presidential election, followed by the Watergate hearings, including the Impeachment hearings, and ending with the Ford Administration. These files are arranged chronologically. Finally files concerning program series are arranged alphabetically by title

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Awards, 1973-1975, undatedseries 2.2box 5folder 1
Clippings -- Policies, 1975series 2.2box 5folder 2
Public Television Programming Seminar, July 20-26, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 3
Program Logs, 1971-1974series 2.2box 5folder 4
Program Logs, 1971-1974series 2.2box 5folder 5
Program Logs, 1971-1974series 2.2box 5folder 6
Program Logs, 1971-1974series 2.2box 5folder 7
Documentaries -- The Chrome-Plated Nightmare (Special of the Week #335A), May 27, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 8
Documentaries -- The End of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, June 3, 1975series 2.2box 5folder 9
Documentaries -- Holidays. . .Hollow Days January 4, 1973, 1972-1973series 2.2box 5folder 10
Documentaries -- The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, July 1, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 11
Documentaries -- The Last American Supper, April 17, 1975series 2.2box 5folder 12
Documentaries -- Male Menopause: The Pause That Perplexes, June 24, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 13
Documentaries -- Parole, January 16, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 14
Documentaries -- Power to the People, April 11, 1975series 2.2box 5folder 15
Documentaries -- Uncle Sam Requests the Pleasure of..., March 18, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 16
Documentaries -- The Unquiet Death of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, February 25, 1974series 2.2box 5folder 17
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Polopoly: A Serious Look at Politics, December 16, 1971series 2.2box 5folder 18
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- A Public Affair/Election '72, 1972series 2.2box 5folder 19
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Primaries, April -- June 1972series 2.2box 5folder 20
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Conventions -- General, July -- September 1972series 2.2box 5folder 21
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Conventions -- Democratic. Miami Beach, FL -- Clippings, August 8, 1972series 2.2box 5folder 22
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Conventions -- Democratic. Miami Beach, FL -- Photos, August 8, 1972series 2.2box 5folder 23
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Conventions -- Republican. Miami Beach, FL, August 21, 1972series 2.2box 5folder 24
Political Coverage -- Presidential Election -- 1972 -- Election Night, November 7, 1972series 2.2box 5folder 25
Political Coverage -- Watergate -- Coverage -- Correspondence, Notes, April 1973 -- March 1974series 2.2box 6folder 1
Political Coverage -- Watergate -- Coverage -- Clippings, 1973series 2.2box 6folder 2
Political Coverage -- Watergate -- Reactions -- Correspondence, Notes, 1973series 2.2box 6folder 3
Political Coverage -- Watergate -- Reactions -- Clippings, 1973-1974series 2.2box 6folder 4
Political Coverage -- Watergate -- Impeachment Hearings, 1974series 2.2box 6folder 5
Political Coverage -- Ford Administration -- What's Next?: America in Transition, August 9, 1974series 2.2box 6folder 6
Political Coverage -- Ford Administration -- America in Transition: The Quarterly Report, November 1, 1974series 2.2box 6folder 7
Political Coverage -- Ford Administration -- State of the Union addresses, 1975, 1976series 2.2box 6folder 8
Series -- America '73, 1973series 2.2box 6folder 9
Series -- Power and the People, November 1974series 2.2box 6folder 10
Series -- Thirty Minutes With..., 1972series 2.2box 6folder 11
Series -- Washington Week in Review, 1970-1975series 2.2box 6folder 12
Photos, undatedseries 2.2box 6folder 13

Series 3: Greater Washington Educational Television Association, 1960-1979, and undated (0.75 linear foot)

This series contains reports, instructional materials, and journal articles relating to WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. Also included are publicity materials and planning documents for In Performance at Wolf Trap which are filed at the end.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Five Years of Research in Television Instruction in the Cincinnati Public Schools 1955-56 through 1959-60., 1960 series 3box 7folder 1
Final Report of WETA-TV, Channel 26 for Social and Rehabilitation Service, March 1970., 1970 series 3box 7folder 2
Present and Future Activities: A Planning Document for the Greater Washington Telecommunications Association, Inc. July 28, 1978, 1978 series 3box 7folder 3
Memoranda: Draft outline of the Carnegie Commission Report on the Future of Public Broadcasting; Memo on the Quayle draft regarding long range planning, undated series 3box 7folder 4
Manuals and programs: instructional television, 1972, 1976-1977 series 3box 7folder 5
"Public Television and the Rest of Broadcasting: New Kid on the Block" from Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly,, Winter 1974 series 3box 7folder 6
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Production Matters and Budgets, etc, 1974-1975 series 3box 7folder 7
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Production Matters and Budgets, etc, 1974-1975 series 3box 7folder 8
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Publicity, 1975 series 3box 7folder 9
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Publicity, 1975 series 3box 7folder 10
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Background Information, undated series 3box 8folder 1
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Beverly Sills, "Roberto Devereux", October 6, 1975 series 3box 8folder 2
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Bonnie Raitt and Mose Allison, October 20, 1975 series 3box 8folder 3
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble Conducted by Gunther Schuller., November 3, 1975 series 3box 8folder 4
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Galina Panov and Valery Panov with Filene Center Orchestra, November 17, 1975 series 3box 8folder 5
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Dionne Warwick., December 1, 1975 series 3box 8folder 6
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Verdi's Requiem, National Symphony Orchestra., December 15, 1975 series 3box 8folder 7
In Performance at Wolf Trap -- Press Kits -- Preservation Hall Jazz Band, December 15, 1975 series 3box 8folder 8

Series 4: League of Women Voters, 1960-1979, and undated (0.75 linear foot)

This series documents Karayn's involvement as Executive Director of the 1976 Presidential Debates, his participation in the Campaign '78 Debate Survey Project, and his work as the Executive Director of the 1980 Presidential Debates. The materials are roughly arranged by election and by type of material.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
League of Women Voters -- General, 1975-1976 series 4box 8folder 9
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Planning, forum descriptions, 1975-1976 series 4box 8folder 10
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Planning, forum descriptions, 1975-1976 series 4box 8folder 11
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Planning, forum descriptions, 1975-1976 series 4box 8folder 12
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Press Coverage, 1976 series 4box 8folder 13
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Press Coverage, Press Releases, Correspondence, etc, 1976 series 4box 9folder 1
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Forums -- Evaluation of the Presidential Forum Project, 1976 series 4box 9folder 2
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- 1960 Debates Transcript/Administrative Matters, 1976 series 4box 9folder 3
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- 1960 Debates Transcript/Administrative Matters, 1976 series 4box 9folder 4
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Pre-debate Material, etc, 1976 series 4box 9folder 5
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Pre-debate Material, etc, 1976 series 4box 9folder 6
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- League Publicity, 1976 series 4box 9folder 7
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Network and Candidate Negotiations, 1976 series 4box 10folder 1
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- The Four Debates, 1976 series 4box 10folder 2
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, May-August 1976 series 4box 10folder 3
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, September 1976 series 4box 10folder 4
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, October 1976 series 4box 10folder 5
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, October 1976 series 4box 10folder 6
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, 1976-1977 series 4box 11folder 1
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Karayn's response to Broadcasting article, undated series 4box 11folder 2
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Misc. Debate Article Materials, undated series 4box 11folder 3
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Kraus' De-briefing. November 30, 1976 [Background material for book Great Debates, 1976 -- Ford vs. Carter, edited by Sydney Kraus], 1976 series 4box 11folder 4
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Kraus' De-briefing. November 30, 1976 [Background material for book Great Debates, 1976 -- Ford vs. Carter, edited by Sydney Kraus], 1976 series 4box 11folder 5
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- League of Women Voters White Paper on the Debates., 1976-1977 series 4box 11folder 6
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Freelance -- Congressional Study of the Debates., 1976-1977 series 4box 11folder 7
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- NBC Political Forum, March 4-5, 1977 series 4box 11folder 8
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- Parade Magazine Story., March 1977 series 4box 11folder 9
1976 Presidential Election -- 1976 Presidential Debates -- 37th Annual George Foster Peabody Radio and Television Awards., May 4, 1977 series 4box 11folder 10
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Conference on the Future of Presidential Debates -- Background Material, Notes, Participants, October 19-20, 1977 series 4box 11folder 11
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Conference on the Future of Presidential Debates -- Papers Delivered, October 19-20, 1977 series 4box 11folder 12
Campaign '78 Debates Project -- Administrative Files, Budget, 1977-1978 series 4box 12folder 1
Campaign '78 Debates Project -- Meetings and Survey, 1977-1978 series 4box 12folder 2
Campaign '78 Debates Project -- Press Coverage, Press Releases, undated series 4box 12folder 3
Campaign '78 Debates Project -- Karayn, James. Campaign Debates '78: Report of the Campaign '78 Debate Survey Project, 1978 series 4box 12folder 4
1980 Presidential Debates -- Correspondence, Notes, Press Releases, 1979-1980 series 4box 12folder 5
1980 Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage -- Background, 1979-1980 series 4box 12folder 6
1980 Presidential Debates -- Debate #1 -- Baltimore, MD -- General Information, September 21, 1980 series 4box 12folder 7
1980 Presidential Debates -- Debate #1 -- Baltimore, MD -- Press Coverage, September 21, 1980 series 4box 12folder 8
1980 Presidential Debates -- Debate #2 -- Cleveland, OH -- General Information, October 28, 1980 series 4box 12folder 9
1980 Presidential Debates -- Debate #2 -- Cleveland, OH -- Press Coverage, October 28, 1980 series 4box 12folder 10
Future Presidential Debates -- Correspondence, notes, etc, 1980-1981 series 4box 12folder 11
Future Presidential Debates -- Press Coverage, 1980-1981 series 4box 12folder 12

Series 5: WHYY (Philadelphia, PA/Wilmington, DE), 1976-1983, and undated (2.00 linear feet)

This series documents Karayn's work at station WHYY in Philadelphia

Subseries 5.1: James Karayn, President and General Manager, 1976-1982, and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries documents activities by Karayn at WHYY in his capacity as President and General Manager. Topics include conferences, events and parties he attended. There is no order, except in the conference files which are arranged alphabetically by organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Publicity -- James Karayn - Presidency, 1977-1982series 5.1box 12folder 13
Publicity -- Karayn - NATAS - Philadelphia Chapter, 1982series 5.1box 12folder 14
Events, Functions, Parties, 1977-1981, undatedseries 5.1box 12folder 15
Conferences -- American Film Institute., June 3-7, 1981series 5.1box 12folder 16
Conferences -- Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, January 23-26, 1980series 5.1box 12folder 17
Conferences -- Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, May 1980series 5.1box 12folder 18
Conferences -- Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. "Conference on the Effects of Survey Research on the Quality of Political Reporting of the 1976 Election.", March 31 - April 2, 1976series 5.1box 12folder 19
Conferences -- Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University, August 7-24, 1978series 5.1box 12folder 20
Conferences -- Center for the Study of the Presidency. Annual Leadership Conferences., 1980-1982series 5.1box 12folder 21
Conferences -- Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, March 2, 1979series 5.1box 12folder 22
German Information Center. Trip for Journalists to West Germany. [did not attend], December 5, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 1
Great American Achievements Program Conference [did not attend], October 29, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 2
Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts. Distinguished Lecturer Banquet., December 3, 1981series 5.1box 13folder 3
International Public Television (INPUT) Screening Conferences., April 2-7, 1979; March 22-29, 1981series 5.1box 13folder 4
League for the Performing Arts meeting., September 19, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 5
League of Women Voters. First Congressional Leadership Debate, October 5, 1982series 5.1box 13folder 6
Media and Society Seminars, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. National Seminar on the Bill of Rights: "Freedom and Restraints in the '80s", April 2-4, 1982series 5.1box 13folder 7
National Association of Broadcasters. 55th Annual Convention., March 27-30, 1977series 5.1box 13folder 8
National Endowment for the Humanities Review Panel on Cable Television, October 25, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 9
National Science Board. Northeast Regional Forum. "Public Participation in Science Policy", May 16, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 10
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, July 28, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 11
Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Conference on "Media and Humanities: Directions for the 1980s", March 20-21, 1981series 5.1box 13folder 12
Philadelphia Conference on the Media and the Law., January 13-15, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 13
"Polling Conference" Sponsored by the National Council on Public Polls and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation5th Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, November 8, 1979series 5.1box 13folder 14
5th Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, March 30-April 2,1977series 5.1box 13folder 15
"Television and the Performing Arts" Sponsored by Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts., December 1-3, 1977series 5.1box 13folder 16
Walnut Street Theatre Video Conference "The Independent Producer and Public Television" [did not attend], November 28, 1978series 5.1box 13folder 17
White House Meeting on Public Broadcasting, September 8, 1977series 5.1box 13folder 18
8th Annual Wirth Washington Seminar., April 28 - May 1, 1982series 5.1box 13folder 19

Subseries 5.2: Station Information - General, 1977-1983, and undated (8 folders)

This subseries documents general information about station WHYY including its 25th anniversary, fundraising activities, and its move in 1979. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic or title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
25th Anniversary, September 16, 1982series 5.2box 13folder 20
Funding -- Public Broadcasting -- Federal aid, undatedseries 5.2box 13folder 21
Funding -- WHYY -- Advertising Experiment, 1981-1982series 5.2box 13folder 22
Funding -- WHYY -- Fund Raising -- Auctions, Pledge Drives, etc. -- General, 1977-1982series 5.2box 13folder 23
Funding -- WHYY -- Fund Raising -- Auctions, Pledge Drives, etc. -- "2x12: The Reasons WHYY", May 21-22, 1983series 5.2box 13folder 24
Philadelphia Inquirer articles, 1977-1979, undatedseries 5.2box 14folder 1
Photos, undatedseries 5.2box 14folder 2
Station move., 1978-1979series 5.2box 14folder 3

Subseries 5.3: Programming, 1977-1983, and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries documents information concerning programming at WHYY. Topics include audience research, program policies, cable as well as information on various programs. These programs include Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency, The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti, and Terrorism: The World at Bay. The files are arranged with the more general topics first, and then the program files alphabetical by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Audience Research, Policies, etc, 1977-1982series 5.3box 14folder 4
Cable, 1980-1982series 5.3box 14folder 5
Misc. programs, 1977-1982series 5.3box 14folder 6
Philadelphia Emmy Awards, 1983series 5.3box 14folder 7
Black Perspectives on the News: The Extremists: American Nazis and the K.K.K., September -- December 1977series 5.3box 14folder 8
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Background -- Draft scripts, notes, etc, 1980series 5.3box 14folder 9
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Background -- Related articles, 1978-1980series 5.3box 14folder 10
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Background -- Surveys re: Presidency, 1980series 5.3box 14folder 11
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Correspondence -- Memoranda, 1979-1982series 5.3box 14folder 12
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Correspondence -- Thank-You Letters to Participants, March--April 1980series 5.3box 14folder 13
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Correspondence -- Viewer Reactions, etc, 1979-1980series 5.3box 14folder 14
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Photos, undatedseries 5.3box 14folder 15
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Press Coverage, 1979-1980series 5.3box 14folder 16
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Press Releases, 1981series 5.3box 14folder 17
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- James MacGregor Burns Seminar, Williams College, October 27, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 1
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- Howard K. Smith Interview with President Carter, November 1, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 2
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- Howard K. Smith Interview with Clark Clifford., October 21, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 3
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- Interview with John Ehrlichman, November 6, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 4
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- Howard K. Smith Interview with Gerald Ford., November 4, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 5
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Videotape Sessions -- Interview with Bryce Harlow, November 2, 1979series 5.3box 15folder 6
Every Four Years: A Study of the Presidency January -- February 1980 -- Transcripts -- Complete Broadcast, 1980series 5.3box 15folder 7
The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti February -- June 1981 -- Background Information -- Materials Logs, Articles, 1980-1981series 5.3box 15folder 8
The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti February -- June 1981 -- Credit Lists, 1980-1981series 5.3box 15folder 9
The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti February -- June 1981 -- Publicity, 1981, ndseries 5.3box 15folder 10
The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti February -- June 1981 -- Press Coverage, 1980-1982, ndseries 5.3box 15folder 11
The Fabulous Philadelphians: From Ormandy to Muti February -- June 1981 -- Photos, ndseries 5.3box 15folder 12
Ormandy and His Orchestra: Japanese Odyssey, October 19, 1978series 5.3box 15folder 13
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Research, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 1
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Names, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 2
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Engineering Technical Summary, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 3
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Publicity, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 4
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Photos, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 5
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Transcript, undatedseries 5.3box 16folder 6
Terrorism: The World at Baye March 21, 1978 -- Press Coverage, 1978-1979series 5.3box 16folder 7

Series 6: Karayn and Company, Inc., 1974, 1984-1987, and undated (0.50 linear foot)

his series concerns the involvement of Karayn and Company, Inc. with the celebration of the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1987. The celebration committee, We the People 200 requested proposals in 1984. Karayn and Company first proposed a seven-part mini-series called We, the People, which would recreate the 1787 debate in Philadelphia's Independence Hall which led to the signing of the Constitution. After applying for, but receiving no funding for this proposal, Karayn and Company, Inc. proposed a Student Visitor Program involving twenty students from 30-40 countries. These students would serve as "ambassadors" and would spend four to six weeks in Philadelphia as "witnesses" to the recreation of the Constitution. Again, Karayn and Company applied for but did not receive funding. In addition, this proposal was rejected by the We the People 200 Celebration Committee and the United States Information Agency. Karayn and Company withdrew the proposal.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Planning -- Press Coverage, 1985-1987 series 6box 16folder 8
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Proposals -- We, the People, 1974, 1984-1985, undated series 6box 16folder 9
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Proposals -- Student Visitors Program, 1985-1987, undated series 6box 16folder 10
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Proposals -- Student Visitors Program, 1985-1987, undated series 6box 16folder 11
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Proposals -- Student Visitors Program, 1985-1987, undated series 6box 16folder 12
Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1787-1987) -- Proposals -- Student Visitors Program, 1985-1987, undated series 6box 17folder 1

Series 7: Personal and Subject Files, 1961-1978, and undated (0.25 linear foot)

This series contains biographical information, photos, and subject files on educational and public television. Subjects include the Nixon veto of public television funding as well as long-range planning of educational and public television. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographical Data, 1961-1976 series 7box 17folder 2
Educational and Public Television, undated series 7box 17folder 3
Educational and Public Television -- Articles -- Miscellaneous, 1971-1978 series 7box 17folder 4
Educational and Public Television -- Articles -- Nixon Veto, 1972 series 7box 17folder 5
Educational and Public Television -- Long-Range Planning -- National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) Washington Conferences on the Long-Range Financing of Educational Television, 1964, 1967 series 7box 17folder 6
Educational and Public Television -- Long-Range Planning -- Gunn, Hartford N., Jr. "Window on the Future: Planning for Public Television in the Telecommunications Era." Public Telecommunications Review Vol. 6, No. 4, July/August 1978 series 7box 17folder 7
Photos -- Karayn, undated series 7box 17folder 8
Photos -- Programming -- General, undated series 7box 17folder 9

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