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Kenneth J. Garry Papers

Abstract

Title:
Kenneth J. Garry Papers
Author/Creator:
Garry, Kenneth J.
Collection number:
NPBA 97-85
Size:
7.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1973-1978
Inclusive dates:
1970-1988 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:

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.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Kenneth J. Garry Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1570
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

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.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Max Grivno, October 1998

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Scott Prouty, January 2005.

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.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Archival Files, 1975-1977 series 1box 1folder 1
Archival Files, 1975-1977 series 1box 1folder 2
Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977 series 1box 1folder 3
Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977 series 1box 1folder 4
Board of Directors -- Minutes, 1973-1977 series 1box 1folder 5
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Community Service Grants, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6
Correspondence, 1973-1977 series 1box 1folder 7
Correspondence, 1973-1977 series 1box 1folder 8
Correspondence, 1973-1977 series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence, 1973-1977 series 1box 2folder 2
General Files, 1974-1977 series 1box 2folder 3
General Files, 1974-1977 series 1box 2folder 4
Index, undated series 1box 2folder 5
Level II, 1973-1976 series 1box 2folder 6
Organization -- Copyright Bill, April 1975 series 1box 2folder 7
Organization -- Holt, Samuel -- Organization Options for Public Radio, November 1975 series 1box 2folder 8
Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite, 1974-1975 series 1box 2folder 9
Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Technology Committee -- Statement of P.A. Robin -- Hearings on Broadcasting and New Technologies, August 4, 1977 series 1box 2folder 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.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Report, 1975-1976 series 2box 3folder 1
Annual Report, 1975-1976 series 2box 3folder 2
Board of Directors -- Minutes, February 1975 -- November 1976 series 2box 3folder 3
Board of Directors -- Resolutions, 1976 series 2box 3folder 4
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Appropriation Estimates for Fiscal Years 1976 through 1979, 1976-1979 series 2box 3folder 5
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Appropriation Estimates for Fiscal Year 1980, January 19, 1977 series 2box 3folder 6
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Distribution of TV-Radio Support Fund, October 1976 series 2box 3folder 7
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Long Range Financing, 1977 series 2box 3folder 8
Budget, Financing, and Support -- NPR Radio Support,, 1970-1971; 1975-1976 series 2box 3folder 9
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Policy for Public Radio Assistance, 1975 series 2box 3folder 10
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Policy for Public Radio Assistance -- Lee Frischknecht, April 1, 1978 series 2box 3folder 11
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Public Radio Assistance, 1973; 1978 series 2box 3folder 12
Budget, Financing, and Support -- Public Radio Assistance and Development, 1974 series 2box 3folder 13
Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Public Radio", May 1978 series 2box 4folder 1
Carnegie II -- Working Papers, 1977-1978 series 2box 4folder 2
Future of Public Radio -- Warnock, Tom, November 12, 1975 series 2box 4folder 3
Interconnection -- Communication Satellites, 1976 series 2box 4folder 4
Level II -- APRS File, 1976 series 2box 4folder 5
Loomis, Henry --rticles, Correspondence, etc., 1972-1976 series 2box 4folder 6
Mission and Goals, Tasks and Responsibilities, 1976 series 2box 4folder 7
Organization -- NPR-APRS Merger, 1977 series 2box 4folder 8
Organization -- Radio Reorganization Planning group, 1976 series 2box 4folder 9
Public Information -- CPB Report, 1975 series 2box 4folder 10
Public Information -- News Releases, 1977 series 2box 4folder 11
Programming -- "Essentials for Effective Minority Programming,", May 1974 series 2box 5folder 1
Programming -- "Formula for Change" -- Report of the Task Force on Minorities in Public Broadcasting, 1978 series 2box 5folder 2
Public Participation in Public Broadcasting, August 1978 series 2box 5folder 3
Public Radio Subscription Programs,, 1980 series 2box 5folder 4
Radio Community Service Grants, undated series 2box 5folder 5
Station Profile Survey, 1976 series 2box 5folder 6
CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Financial Statistics of CPB Qualified Public Radio Stations, FY 1970-1972, 1970-1972 series 2box 5folder 7
CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Financial Statistics of CPB Qualified Public Radio Stations, FY 1973, 1973 series 2box 5folder 8
CPB/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -- Status Reports on Public Broadcasting, 1973 series 2box 5folder 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.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
All Channel Radio, 1974-1977 series 3box 6folder 1
Annual Members Business Meeting, March 16, 1976 series 3box 6folder 2
Board of Directors -- Board Membership Committee Minutes and Proceedings, 1973-1977 series 3box 6folder 3
Board of Directors -- Board Membership Committee Minutes and Proceedings, 1973-1977 series 3box 6folder 4
Board of Directors -- Correspondence, 1973-1976 series 3box 6folder 5
Board of Directors -- Development Committee, 1974-1976 series 3box 6folder 6
Board of Directors -- Election Procedures, 1974-1975 series 3box 6folder 7
Board of Directors -- General, 1972-1976; 1979 series 3box 6folder 8
Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, October 1972 series 3box 6folder 9
Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, 1973-1976 series 3box 6folder 10
Board of Directors -- Long Range Planning Committee, 1973-1976 series 3box 6folder 11
Minutes, 1973-1974 series 3box 7folder 1
Minutes, 1975-1976 series 3box 7folder 2
Minutes, 1975-1976 series 3box 7folder 3
Minutes, 1977-1978 series 3box 7folder 4
Minutes, 1977-1978 series 3box 7folder 5
Minutes, 1978 series 3box 7folder 6
President's Report, March 4, 1977 series 3box 7folder 7
Welling, Jay (Chairman), 1975-1977 series 3box 7folder 8
Budget, Financing and Support -- Budget, 1976 series 3box 8folder 1
Budget, Financing and Support -- Budget, 1977-1978 series 3box 8folder 2
Budget, Financing and Support -- Long Range Financing, 1972-1973 series 3box 8folder 3
Budget, Financing and Support -- Long Range Financing -- (Plan Draft No. 4), 1973 series 3box 8folder 4
Budget, Financing and Support -- Program Cost Per Hour, 1978 series 3box 8folder 5
Carnegie II -- Correspondence, 1976-1977 series 3box 8folder 6
Carnegie II -- Holt, Samuel -- "Why Radio?", May 20, 1978 series 3box 8folder 7
Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Public Radio: Legal, Technical, and Regulatory Issues", May 1978 series 3box 8folder 8
Carnegie II -- Josephson, Larry -- "Why Radio?", May 1978 series 3box 8folder 9
Carnegie II -- Mankiewicz, Frank -- Testimony, May 20, 1978 series 3box 8folder 10
Carnegie II -- Warnock, Thomas C. -- "Public Radio Diversity", May 20, 1978 series 3box 8folder 11
CPB Conference, March 1976 series 3box 8folder 12
CPB Memorandum, 1974-1975 series 3box 8folder 13
Correspondence: Lee Frischknecht's Letter File, 1971-1977 series 3box 9folder 1
Correspondence: Lee Frischknecht's Letter File, 1971-1977 series 3box 9folder 2
Development -- Cross Reference Development Index by Underwriter and Project, 1976-1977 series 3box 9folder 3
Directories, 1973-1977 series 3box 9folder 4
Frischknecht, Lee -- Report, 1974 series 3box 9folder 5
Government Relations -- FCC Docket No. 20735, 1977 series 3box 9folder 6
Government Relations -- Coffey Statement, July 22, 1974 series 3box 9folder 7
Government Relations -- Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978, Communications Act of 1978, 1978 series 3box 9folder 8
History -- History, 1970-1973, 1970-1973 series 3box 10folder 1
History -- Background Material (History of Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio Programming and Purposes), 1972 series 3box 10folder 2
History -- Esplin, Fred -- "Decade of Public Broadcasting, 1967-1977" -- Draft, 1978 series 3box 10folder 3
History -- Incorporation, Organization, Membership, Budget, 1970-1973 series 3box 10folder 4
History -- Incorporation, Organization, Membership, Budget, 1970-1973 series 3box 10folder 5
Information Book, 1975 series 3box 10folder 6
Level II, 1975 series 3box 10folder 7
Long Range Plan, February 1975 series 3box 10folder 8
Long Range Plan, February 1976 series 3box 11folder 1
Manual of Policies and Procedures (Vol. 1), March 1975 series 3box 11folder 2
Organization -- Ad Hoc Committee on Round Robin Network Use, 1973-1975 series 3box 11folder 3
Organization -- Callihan, Pat -- Memo, May 1977 series 3box 11folder 4
Organization -- CPB-PBS Liaison Committee Meeting, 1973 series 3box 11folder 5
Organization -- Interconnection -- Alaska Interconnet, 1975-1976 series 3box 11folder 6
Organization -- Interconnection -- Description of Public Broadcasting Radio Satellite Interconnection Plan (Vol. 1), 1978 series 3box 11folder 7
Organization -- Interconnection -- NPR Audio on PBS "DATE" System, 1979 series 3box 11folder 8
Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Communications -- Broadcasting Article, 1976 series 3box 11folder 9
Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Financing, circa 1977 series 3box 11folder 10
Organization -- Interconnection -- Satellite Resolution, April 1975 series 3box 11folder 11
Organization -- Interconnection -- Technology Committee Report re: Satellite Communications, 1976-1977 series 3box 11folder 12
Organization -- Member Stations, March 1978 series 3box 11folder 13
Organization -- Membership in NPR, April 1975 series 3box 11folder 14
Organization -- NPR-APRS Merger (Dale Ouzts File), undated series 3box 11folder 15
Organization -- Organizational Assessment Study, 1976 series 3box 11folder 16
Organization -- Station Surveys, 1976 series 3box 11folder 17
Organization -- "Why Radio is Different from TV", 1973 series 3box 11folder 18
Organization -- Zelnick, Bob -- Criticism of NPR Reorganization, 1976 series 3box 11folder 19
PBS Special Report -- The Case for Full Funding, April 1976 series 3box 11folder 20
PRC Session on NPR Program Services in the Next Two Years, March 1976 series 3box 11folder 21
Programming -- Annual Planning Questionaire Results, 1976 series 3box 12folder 1
Programming -- Aribtron Ratings, 1976 series 3box 12folder 2
Programming -- Arbitron Ratings, Audio Archives and Library, CPB Funding, 1973-1976 series 3box 12folder 3
Programming -- Creagh, David -- Station Program Resources and the National Program Service, 1978 series 3box 12folder 4
Programming -- Earplay, 1974-1976 series 3box 12folder 5
Programming -- Frischknecht, Lee -- Letter concerning NPR Programming, June 1976 series 3box 12folder 6
Programming -- Program Advisory Committee, March 1976 series 3box 12folder 7
Programming -- Program Policy Committee, 1977 series 3box 12folder 8
Programming -- Program Titles and Offerings, 1976 series 3box 12folder 9
Programming -- Program Usage, 1975 series 3box 12folder 10
Programming -- Programming Division Annual Report, 1976 series 3box 12folder 11
Programming -- Report on Public Awareness and Listening, 1976-1977 series 3box 12folder 12
Programming -- Special Interest and Educational Programming, 1974 series 3box 12folder 13
Programming -- Station Utilization and NPR Programming, 1976 series 3box 12folder 14
Public Information -- "A World of Difference", circa 1981 series 3box 13folder 1
Public Information -- "People Are Listening" -- (volume 4), May-December 1972 series 3box 13folder 2
Public Information -- "People Are Listening" -- (volume 5), January-July 1973 series 3box 13folder 3
Public Information -- Public Information Manual, 1975 series 3box 13folder 4
Public Information -- Press Release -- William Ahlstrom, 1976 series 3box 13folder 5
Public Information -- Press Release -- Frank Mankiewicz, 1977 series 3box 13folder 6
Public Information -- Station Information Form, 1973 series 3box 13folder 7
Public Information -- Station Relations Newsletter, 1977 series 3box 13folder 8
Public Information -- Traub, James -- "Making Waves", June 1972 series 3box 13folder 9
Public Radio Conference, 1974-1975 series 3box 13folder 10
Public Radio Conference -- Memorandum, April 4, 1975 series 3box 13folder 11
Public Radio Conference -- Miscellaneous Documents, 1975 series 3box 13folder 12
Public Radio Conference -- Staff Responses, April 4, 1975 series 3box 13folder 13
Warnock, Thomas -- Correspondence, 1976 series 3box 13folder 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.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Advisory Council of National Organization (ACNO) -- "State of the Art", 1974 series 4box 14folder 1
Association for Public Radio (APR), 1973-1975 series 4box 14folder 2
National Educational Radio (NER) -- "Radio's Role in Instruction", 1972-1973 series 4box 14folder 3
Audio Reels, 1971-1976 series 4box 14folder 4
APRS Audio Interconnect, November 23, 1976 series 4box 14folder 4item 1.0
CPB Closed Circuit, December 14, 1973 series 4box 14folder 4item 2.0
Legislative Briefing, March 22, 1971 series 4box 14folder 4item 3.0
The Public Radio Plan,, January 30, 1973 series 4box 14folder 4item 4.0

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