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Mary Aladj Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Mary Aladj Papers
Author/Creator:
Aladj, Mary
Collection number:
NPBA 94-110
Size:
3.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1972-1977
Inclusive dates:
1971-1983, 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:

Mary Aladj worked for the Public Broadcasting Service's Public Information department from 1971 to 1978. This collection documents the activities of the PBS Public Information department such as the promotion of PBS programs and the analysis of viewer response to public television programming.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Mary Aladj 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 publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Mary Aladj joined the Public Information (PI) staff of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1971. Previously, she had been on the English faculties of Bucknell and American Universities, following five years of newspaper experience. Her position at PBS was as an information specialist, concentrating on educative, outreach and children's programming.

While at PBS, Ms. Aladj participated in several PI conferences between 1974 and 1977. She worked on PBS promotions and processed viewer mail.

Ms. Aladj left PBS in 1978 to work at WETA as a publicity coordinator for national productions. She held this post until April, 1991.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary Aladj Papers cover the years 1971 to 1983, with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1972 to 1977 and contains some undated material. The Papers contain conference material and viewer mail (with summarized reports) that represent Ms. Aladj's work with PBS. A large collection of internal memoranda and promotional material provides information regarding personnel, institutional and policy matters at PBS during her career.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Mary Aladj Papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Mary Aladj in May of 1994 and December of 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by John Wood, June 1996

Encoded by:

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

Arrangement of Collection

Organized as one series

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: PBS Public Information, 1971-1983, and undated (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains information pertaining to the activities of the PBS Public Information department such as the promotion of PBS programs and the analysis of viewer response to public television programming. It includes memoranda regarding personnel, institutional and policy matters at PBS (including, but not limited to the Public Information department); material from Public Information conferences between 1974 and 1977 (including conference agendas, registration lists, notes and other material, including handwritten notes, from conference sessions and specific PI workshops); staff memos relating to the promotion of PBS programs along with examples of promotional material (aimed at the general viewing public and at local PBS stations); and original copies of viewer mail received by PBS in the first few months of 1973 (and a much smaller number of letters from 1975) along with typed summaries and excerpts compiled by Ms. Aladj.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
PBS Personnel, 1972-1973 series 1box 1folder 1
PBS Personnel, 1974-1975 series 1box 1folder 2
PBS Personnel, 1976-1978 series 1box 1folder 3
PBS Institutional, 1972-1976 series 1box 1folder 4
PBS Policies, Procedures (Internal), 1976-1977 series 1box 1folder 5
PBS Internal Staff Memos, 1972-1978 series 1box 1folder 6
PBS Public Information Conference -- Boston, 1973 series 1box 2folder 1
PBS Public Information Conference -- Washington, Hilton, 1974 series 1box 2folder 2
PBS Public Information Conference -- Washington, Mayflower, 1976 series 1box 2folder 3
PBS Public Information Conference -- Phoenix, 1976 series 1box 2folder 4
PBS Public Information Conference -- Washington, Mayflower, 1977 series 1box 2folder 5
Growth of Producing Stations, undated series 1box 2folder 6
PBS Viewer Mail, 1973 series 1box 3folder 1
PBS Viewer Mail, 1973 series 1box 3folder 2
PBS Viewer Mail, March 1973 series 1box 3folder 3
PBS Viewer Mail -- "Unusual", 1973 series 1box 3folder 4
PBS Viewer Mail, 1975 series 1box 3folder 5
PBS Viewer Mail Reports, 1973 series 1box 3folder 6
Correspondence, 1973-1976, undated series 1box 3folder 7
Children's Preview, Closed Circuit, D.C., 1977 series 1box 3folder 8
PBS Promotional and Scheduling Material, 1971-1974 series 1box 3folder 9
PBS Promotional and Scheduling Material, 1975-1977 series 1box 3folder 10
PBS Promotional and Scheduling Material, 1983, undated series 1box 3folder 11
"Inheritance" Promotional Photos (Oversize Only), undated series 1box 4folder 1

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