Kenneth J. Garry Papers
Kenneth J. Garry has worked in broadcasting at various locations including WUSI/WSUI at the Southern Illinois University and at WCTE (Cookeville, Tennessee) where he is currently General Manager. The collection documents the growth and early history of various public radio organizations.
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Kenneth J. Garry Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1942, Kenneth John Garry has had a long and distinguished career in public broadcasting. Garry's education includes a bachelor's degree in economics and history in 1964 from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana), a master's degree in broadcasting in 1966 from Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Indiana), and a Ph.D. in instructional technology and higher education from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois) which he received in 1982.
Before accepting his current appointment in 1996 as President and General Manager of WCTE-TV in Cookeville, Tennessee, Garry was an administrator at Southern Illinois University. From 1971 to 1996, Garry taught numerous radio and television courses and filled a variety of positions, including Director of Graduate Studies in Telecommunications, General Manager of WUSI TV/FM, Station Manager of WSIU-FM, and Director of Development and Ascertainment for WSIU/WUSI FM/TV. While at Southern Illinois University, Garry was instrumental in drafting over two dozen successful grant applications, which garnered over two million dollars for the university's broadcasting service.
Before his work at Southern Illinois University, Garry served as a radio station manager at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida) and the University of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska). During his early career, Garry worked as a television producer/director for the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, a commercial broadcast account executive in Omaha, Nebraska, and as a institutional/restaurant foodstuffs salesman for Kraft Foods Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Kenneth J. Garry Papers documents the growth and early history of various public radio organizations. The collection offers insights to the mission, organization, and programming policies of these organizations, as well as their budgetary and financial concerns. More specifically, the collection contains minutes from board meetings, budgets, correspondence, press clippings, materials concerning the Carnegie II hearings, and documents relating to satellite and broadcast technology. The collection spans years from 1970 to 1981 and includes some undated material.
Garry collected these papers, during a four-week archive search at National Public Radio (NPR), while researching his doctoral dissertation at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The dissertation, entitled "The History of National Public Radio: 1974-1977," examines National Public Radio's development and growth, with particular attention to corporate structure, programming, and budgetary allocations.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
The Kenneth J. Garry Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Kenneth J. Garry in February of 1997.
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Arrangement of Collection
Organized as four series:
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Association of Public Radio Stations (APRS), 1970-1971 (1.00 linear foot)
This series contains correspondence, board minutes, and various documents from the Association of Public Radio Stations. Specific topics include budgets and financing, and repots concerning satellite and information technology. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Archival Files, 1975-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|Archival Files, 1975-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 4|
|Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 5|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Community Service Grants, 1976||series 1||box 1||folder 6|
|Correspondence, 1973-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 7|
|Correspondence, 1973-1977||series 1||box 1||folder 8|
|Correspondence, 1973-1977||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|Correspondence, 1973-1977||series 1||box 2||folder 2|
|General Files, 1974-1977||series 1||box 2||folder 3|
|General Files, 1974-1977||series 1||box 2||folder 4|
|Index, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 5|
|Level II, 1973-1976||series 1||box 2||folder 6|
|Organization -- Copyright Bill, April 1975||series 1||box 2||folder 7|
|Organization -- Holt, Samuel -- Organization Options for Public Radio, November 1975||series 1||box 2||folder 8|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite, 1974-1975||series 1||box 2||folder 9|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Technology Committee -- Statement of P.A. Robin -- Hearings on Broadcasting and New Technologies, August 4, 1977||series 1||box 2||folder 10|
Series 2: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 1972-1988 (1.50 linear feet)
This series contains correspondence, board minutes, reports, and policy statements from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Specific topics include budgets, financial support policies, correspondence and testimony from the Carnegie II Hearings, and documents concerning the NPR-APRS merger. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Annual Report, 1975-1976||series 2||box 3||folder 1|
|Annual Report, 1975-1976||series 2||box 3||folder 2|
|Board of Directors -- Minutes, February 1975 -- November 1976||series 2||box 3||folder 3|
|Board of Directors -- Resolutions, 1976||series 2||box 3||folder 4|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Appropriation Estimates for Fiscal Years 1976 through 1979, 1976-1979||series 2||box 3||folder 5|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Appropriation Estimates for Fiscal Year 1980, January 19, 1977||series 2||box 3||folder 6|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Distribution of TV-Radio Support Fund, October 1976||series 2||box 3||folder 7|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Long Range Financing, 1977||series 2||box 3||folder 8|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- NPR Radio Support,, 1970-1971; 1975-1976||series 2||box 3||folder 9|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Policy for Public Radio Assistance, 1975||series 2||box 3||folder 10|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Policy for Public Radio Assistance -- Lee Frischknecht, April 1, 1978||series 2||box 3||folder 11|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Public Radio Assistance, 1973; 1978||series 2||box 3||folder 12|
|Budget, Financing, and Support -- Public Radio Assistance and Development, 1974||series 2||box 3||folder 13|
|Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Public Radio", May 1978||series 2||box 4||folder 1|
|Carnegie II -- Working Papers, 1977-1978||series 2||box 4||folder 2|
|Future of Public Radio -- Warnock, Tom, November 12, 1975||series 2||box 4||folder 3|
|Interconnection -- Communication Satellites, 1976||series 2||box 4||folder 4|
|Level II -- APRS File, 1976||series 2||box 4||folder 5|
|Loomis, Henry --rticles, Correspondence, etc., 1972-1976||series 2||box 4||folder 6|
|Mission and Goals, Tasks and Responsibilities, 1976||series 2||box 4||folder 7|
|Organization -- NPR-APRS Merger, 1977||series 2||box 4||folder 8|
|Organization -- Radio Reorganization Planning group, 1976||series 2||box 4||folder 9|
|Public Information -- CPB Report, 1975||series 2||box 4||folder 10|
|Public Information -- News Releases, 1977||series 2||box 4||folder 11|
|Programming -- "Essentials for Effective Minority Programming,", May 1974||series 2||box 5||folder 1|
|Programming -- "Formula for Change" -- Report of the Task Force on Minorities in Public Broadcasting, 1978||series 2||box 5||folder 2|
|Public Participation in Public Broadcasting, August 1978||series 2||box 5||folder 3|
|Public Radio Subscription Programs,, 1980||series 2||box 5||folder 4|
|Radio Community Service Grants, undated||series 2||box 5||folder 5|
|Station Profile Survey, 1976||series 2||box 5||folder 6|
|CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Financial Statistics of CPB Qualified Public Radio Stations, FY 1970-1972, 1970-1972||series 2||box 5||folder 7|
|CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Financial Statistics of CPB Qualified Public Radio Stations, FY 1973, 1973||series 2||box 5||folder 8|
|CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Status Reports on Public Broadcasting, 1973||series 2||box 5||folder 9|
Series 3: National Public Radio (NPR), 1972-1978 (4.00 linear feet)
This series represents the bulk of the collection, and contains correspondence, board minutes, and policy statements from National Public Radio. Specific topics include budgets and long-range financing, the Carnegie II Hearings, and documents concerning interconnection, organization, and satellite technology. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|All Channel Radio, 1974-1977||series 3||box 6||folder 1|
|Annual Members Business Meeting, March 16, 1976||series 3||box 6||folder 2|
|Board of Directors -- Board Membership Committee Minutes and Proceedings, 1973-1977||series 3||box 6||folder 3|
|Board of Directors -- Board Membership Committee Minutes and Proceedings, 1973-1977||series 3||box 6||folder 4|
|Board of Directors -- Correspondence, 1973-1976||series 3||box 6||folder 5|
|Board of Directors -- Development Committee, 1974-1976||series 3||box 6||folder 6|
|Board of Directors -- Election Procedures, 1974-1975||series 3||box 6||folder 7|
|Board of Directors -- General, 1972-1976; 1979||series 3||box 6||folder 8|
|Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, October 1972||series 3||box 6||folder 9|
|Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, 1973-1976||series 3||box 6||folder 10|
|Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, 1973-1976||series 3||box 6||folder 11|
|Minutes, 1973-1974||series 3||box 7||folder 1|
|Minutes, 1975-1976||series 3||box 7||folder 2|
|Minutes, 1975-1976||series 3||box 7||folder 3|
|Minutes, 1977-1978||series 3||box 7||folder 4|
|Minutes, 1977-1978||series 3||box 7||folder 5|
|Minutes, 1978||series 3||box 7||folder 6|
|President's Report, March 4, 1977||series 3||box 7||folder 7|
|Welling, Jay (Chairman), 1975-1977||series 3||box 7||folder 8|
|Budget, Financing and Support -- Budget, 1976||series 3||box 8||folder 1|
|Budget, Financing and Support -- Budget, 1977-1978||series 3||box 8||folder 2|
|Budget, Financing and Support -- Long Range Financing, 1972-1973||series 3||box 8||folder 3|
|Budget, Financing and Support -- Long Range Financing -- (Plan Draft No. 4), 1973||series 3||box 8||folder 4|
|Budget, Financing and Support -- Program Cost Per Hour, 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 5|
|Carnegie II -- Correspondence, 1976-1977||series 3||box 8||folder 6|
|Carnegie II -- Holt, Samuel -- "Why Radio?", May 20, 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 7|
|Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Public Radio: Legal, Technical, and Regulatory Issues", May 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 8|
|Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Why Radio?", May 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 9|
|Carnegie II -- Mankiewicz, Frank -- Testimony, May 20, 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 10|
|Carnegie II -- Warnock, Thomas C. -- "Public Radio Diversity", May 20, 1978||series 3||box 8||folder 11|
|CPB Conference, March 1976||series 3||box 8||folder 12|
|CPB Memorandum, 1974-1975||series 3||box 8||folder 13|
|Correspondence: Lee Frischknecht's Letter File, 1971-1977||series 3||box 9||folder 1|
|Correspondence: Lee Frischknecht's Letter File, 1971-1977||series 3||box 9||folder 2|
|Development -- Cross Reference Development Index by Underwriter and Project, 1976-1977||series 3||box 9||folder 3|
|Directories, 1973-1977||series 3||box 9||folder 4|
|Frischknecht, Lee -- Report, 1974||series 3||box 9||folder 5|
|Government Relations -- FCC Docket No. 20735, 1977||series 3||box 9||folder 6|
|Government Relations -- Coffey Statement, July 22, 1974||series 3||box 9||folder 7|
|Government Relations -- Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978, Communications Act of 1978, 1978||series 3||box 9||folder 8|
|History -- History, 1970-1973, 1970-1973||series 3||box 10||folder 1|
|History -- Background Material (History of Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio Programming and Purposes), 1972||series 3||box 10||folder 2|
|History -- Esplin, Fred -- "Decade of Public Broadcasting, 1967-1977" -- Draft, 1978||series 3||box 10||folder 3|
|History -- Incorporation, Organization, Membership, Budget, 1970-1973||series 3||box 10||folder 4|
|History -- Incorporation, Organization, Membership, Budget, 1970-1973||series 3||box 10||folder 5|
|Information Book, 1975||series 3||box 10||folder 6|
|Level II, 1975||series 3||box 10||folder 7|
|Long Range Plan, February 1975||series 3||box 10||folder 8|
|Long Range Plan, February 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 1|
|Manual of Policies and Procedures (Vol. 1), March 1975||series 3||box 11||folder 2|
|Organization -- Ad Hoc Committee on Round Robin Network Use, 1973-1975||series 3||box 11||folder 3|
|Organization -- Callihan, Pat -- Memo, May 1977||series 3||box 11||folder 4|
|Organization -- CPB-PBS Liaison Committee Meeting, 1973||series 3||box 11||folder 5|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Alaska Interconnet, 1975-1976||series 3||box 11||folder 6|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Description of Public Broadcasting Radio Satellite Interconnection Plan (Vol. 1), 1978||series 3||box 11||folder 7|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- NPR Audio on PBS "DATE" System, 1979||series 3||box 11||folder 8|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Communications -- Broadcasting Article, 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 9|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Financing, circa 1977||series 3||box 11||folder 10|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Resolution, April 1975||series 3||box 11||folder 11|
|Organization -- Interconnection -- Technology Committee Report re: Satellite Communications, 1976-1977||series 3||box 11||folder 12|
|Organization -- Member Stations, March 1978||series 3||box 11||folder 13|
|Organization -- Membership in NPR, April 1975||series 3||box 11||folder 14|
|Organization -- NPR-APRS Merger (Dale Ouzts File), undated||series 3||box 11||folder 15|
|Organization -- Organizational Assessment Study, 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 16|
|Organization -- Station Surveys, 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 17|
|Organization -- "Why Radio is Different from TV", 1973||series 3||box 11||folder 18|
|Organization -- Zelnick, Bob -- Criticism of NPR Reorganization, 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 19|
|PBS Special Report -- The Case for Full Funding, April 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 20|
|PRC Session on NPR Program Services in the Next Two Years, March 1976||series 3||box 11||folder 21|
|Programming -- Annual Planning Questionaire Results, 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 1|
|Programming -- Aribtron Ratings, 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 2|
|Programming -- Arbitron Ratings, Audio Archives and Library, CPB Funding, 1973-1976||series 3||box 12||folder 3|
|Programming -- Creagh, David -- Station Program Resources and the National Program Service, 1978||series 3||box 12||folder 4|
|Programming -- Earplay, 1974-1976||series 3||box 12||folder 5|
|Programming -- Frischknecht, Lee -- Letter concerning NPR Programming, June 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 6|
|Programming -- Program Advisory Committee, March 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 7|
|Programming -- Program Policy Committee, 1977||series 3||box 12||folder 8|
|Programming -- Program Titles and Offerings, 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 9|
|Programming -- Program Usage, 1975||series 3||box 12||folder 10|
|Programming -- Programming Division Annual Report, 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 11|
|Programming -- Report on Public Awareness and Listening, 1976-1977||series 3||box 12||folder 12|
|Programming -- Special Interest and Educational Programming, 1974||series 3||box 12||folder 13|
|Programming -- Station Utilization and NPR Programming, 1976||series 3||box 12||folder 14|
|Public Information -- "A World of Difference", circa 1981||series 3||box 13||folder 1|
|Public Information -- "People Are Listening" -- (volume 4), May-December 1972||series 3||box 13||folder 2|
|Public Information -- "People Are Listening" -- (volume 5), January-July 1973||series 3||box 13||folder 3|
|Public Information -- Public Information Manual, 1975||series 3||box 13||folder 4|
|Public Information -- Press Release -- William Ahlstrom, 1976||series 3||box 13||folder 5|
|Public Information -- Press Release -- Frank Mankiewicz, 1977||series 3||box 13||folder 6|
|Public Information -- Station Information Form, 1973||series 3||box 13||folder 7|
|Public Information -- Station Relations Newsletter, 1977||series 3||box 13||folder 8|
|Public Information -- Traub, James -- "Making Waves", June 1972||series 3||box 13||folder 9|
|Public Radio Conference, 1974-1975||series 3||box 13||folder 10|
|Public Radio Conference -- Memorandum, April 4, 1975||series 3||box 13||folder 11|
|Public Radio Conference -- Miscellaneous Documents, 1975||series 3||box 13||folder 12|
|Public Radio Conference -- Staff Responses, April 4, 1975||series 3||box 13||folder 13|
|Warnock, Thomas -- Correspondence, 1976||series 3||box 13||folder 14|
Series 4: Miscellaneous Organizations and Audio Tapes, 1971-1976 (0.50 linear foot and 4 audio reels)
This series contains documents and audio tapes from various public radio and government organizations, including the Advisory Council of National Organizations (ACNO), the Association for Public Radio (APR), and National Educational Radio (NER). The audio reel collection, consisting of four reels, includes interconnection and closed circuit broadcasts, legislative briefings, and public radio mission statements. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame||Item|
|Advisory Council of National Organization (ACNO) -- "State of the Art", 1974||series 4||box 14||folder 1|
|Association for Public Radio (APR), 1973-1975||series 4||box 14||folder 2|
|National Educational Radio (NER) -- "Radio's Role in Instruction", 1972-1973||series 4||box 14||folder 3|
|Audio Reels, 1971-1976||series 4||box 14||folder 4|
|APRS Audio Interconnect, November 23, 1976||series 4||box 14||folder 4||item 1.0|
|CPB Closed Circuit, December 14, 1973||series 4||box 14||folder 4||item 2.0|
|Legislative Briefing, March 22, 1971||series 4||box 14||folder 4||item 3.0|
|The Public Radio Plan,, January 30, 1973||series 4||box 14||folder 4||item 4.0|
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Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- Broadcasters -- United States -- Archives.
- Broadcasters -- United States -- Correspondence.
- Garry, Kenneth J., 1942- -- Archives.
- National Public Radio (U.S.) -- Archives.
- Public broadcasting -- United States -- History -- Sources.
- Television broadcasting policy -- United States -- History -- Sources.
- Television broadcasting -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Names (Added Entries)
- Association of Public Radio Stations (U.S.)
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Frischknecht, Lee C. (Lee Conrad), 1928-