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Lee C. Frischknecht Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Lee C. Frischknecht Papers
Author/Creator:
Frischknecht, Lee C.
Collection number:
NPBA 94-2
Size:
19.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1970-1978
Inclusive dates:
1953-1993
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:

Lee C. Frischknecht has spent his professional life in educational and public broadcasting. In 1964, he joined National Educational Television as its Director of Field Services. There, he coordinated relations with individual stations and aided in organizing the technical operations. Six years later, after overseeing the University of Utah's radio and television station, Frischknecht joined National Public Radio as Director of Network Affairs, performing many of the same functions he had at NET. In 1972, he became NPR's vice president, with duties of corporate and long-range planning. He became president in 1973, focusing most of his efforts on relations with member stations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Congress. After leaving NPR in 1978 for many consulting projects, Frischknecht joined Arizona State University's station KAET in 1980 as Education Telecommunications Manager. There, he administered all educational and instructional facets of the station's operations until he retired in 1993. He died in 2005. The collection documents Frischknecht's work in public broadcasting from his early work with NET through his tenure at NPR, and ending with his work at KAET.

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This collection is open for research use.

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Lee C. Frischknecht Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Status:

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Historical Note

Lee C. Frischknecht was born on January 3, 1928 to Carl and Geniel Frischknecht in Brigham City, Utah. He became interested in radio while a junior high school student, watching the older brother of a neighborhood friend operate a local radio station. After serving in the Army in Japan from 1946 to 1948, Frischknecht enrolled at Utah State University where he joined a radio guild which ran a carrier current station until it was thrown off the air by the FCC for excess radiation.

After receiving a B.S. in Speech and Radio from Utah State in 1951, Frischknecht joined a small commercial radio station in Idaho Falls, where he worked in a variety of announcing functions. While in Idaho, Frischknecht grew interested in television. He decided to return to school to learn more about that medium, choosing Michigan State University (MSU) to pursue his studies, starting his them at East Lansing in 1953. From virtually his arrival in Michigan, Frischknecht worked at Michigan State's television station WKAR-TV, first as a camera man and eventually as General Manager. During that time, he received his Master's Degree in Radio-TV (1957).

Frischknecht's predecessor as General Manager at WKAR, Patrick Callahan, had gone on to work in New York City at National Educational Television (NET). Discouraged by MSU's decision to share time with a commercial station, Frischknecht decided to follow Callahan to New York, becoming NET's Director of Field Services in 1964. NET proved an interesting experience for Frischknecht who coordinated relations with individual stations and aided in organizing the technical side of network operations.

Eventually NET's decision to cut back on station relations in an attempt to concentrate more on programming, led to a cut back in Frischknecht's staff. In 1968, an old friend who had become President of Utah State University asked Frischknecht to return west to become Director of University Relations and Special Educational Services. At his alma mater, Frischknecht oversaw the University's radio and television station and became a university liaison to alumni, state agencies, and legislators.

Frischknecht found his work at Utah State stimulating, but the transition from the hustle of New York City back to the slow pace of Logan, Utah was difficult. He was, therefore, open to an offer from Don Quayle, the first President of the newly created National Public Radio (NPR), to return east to Washington, DC and join Quayle's fledgling operation. Joining NPR in 1970 as Director of Network Affairs, Frischknecht performed many of the same functions he had at NET, including station relations and technical support. He coordinated the development of a terrestrial, long-line interconnection system and organized the technology needed by NPR for its programming services. In 1972, Frischknecht rose to NPR Vice President, where his duties included corporate and long-range planning. While Vice President, he prepared the first NPR five-year plan. In 1973, Frischknecht again moved ahead and became President of NPR where most of his efforts were devoted to relations with member stations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Congress.

In 1978 Frischknecht left NPR after having served president for five years. He then spent some time as a consultant to various educational institutions that were putting together telecommunications programs, including the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Cleveland Public School System.

After several consulting projects, Frischknecht joined station KAET at Arizona State University in 1980 as the station's Education Telecommunications Manager administering all educational and instructional facets of the station's operations. In 1985, he took over the position of KAET Assistant General Manager, overseeing station planning and the Arizona School Services though Educational Technology (ASSET) program. An important part of this new job was the planning and development of a new FM radio station. Frischknecht retired from KAET in 1993. He is married to the former Sara Jean McCullough and has four daughters.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lee C. Frischknecht Papers cover the years 1953 to 1993, with the bulk of materials dating 1967 to 1985. The papers include publications and reports, correspondence, speeches, subject files, and other materials. The collection documents Frischknecht's work in public broadcasting from his early work with NET in New York City, through his service as Vice President and President of National Public Radio, to his work at Arizona State University's station KAET in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Lee C. Frischknecht Papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Lee C. Frischknecht in July of 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Edmund F. Wehrle, August 1994

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, April 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: National Public Radio, 1967-1986 (5.00 linear feet)

This series mainly contains materials relating to Frischknecht's tenure with National Public Radio (NPR), dating from 1970 to 1977, during which he served as Director of Network Affairs, Vice President, and President. Materials include Frischknecht's speeches and subject files, publications, reports, and publications.

Subseries 1.1: Speeches and Subject Files, 1970-1985 (1.75 linear feet)

This subseries features speeches and subject files of Lee Frischknecht, dating from 1970 to 1985, in his capacity as President, Vice President, and Director of Network Affairs, 1970-1977. Speech subjects include satellites, the public radio philosophy, and NPR future plans. Speech files include notes, drafts, and memoranda relating to various speeches given by Frischknecht. Subject files include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications, relating to such issues as audience research, satellites, the NPR merger with the American Public Radio Service, and NPR long-range planning and budgets.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Frischknecht Talks as NPR President, 1970-1977series 1.1box 1folder 1
Early NPR Policies, 1970-1981series 1.1box 1folder 2
Audience Statistics for Public Radio, 1971-1978series 1.1box 1folder 3
CPB "Level Two" Decision to fund Radio and Television, FY 1977series 1.1box 1folder 4
NPR/CPB Relationship, 1973series 1.1box 1folder 5
All Channel/Radio Hearings, April 1974series 1.1box 1folder 6
All Channel/Radio Hearings, April 1974series 1.1box 1folder 7
NPR Programming, 1975-1976series 1.1box 2folder 1
NPR-American Public Radio Stations Merger, 1975-1976series 1.1box 2folder 2
NPR-American Public Radio Stations Merger, 1975-1976series 1.1box 2folder 3
NPR Audience Research, 1975-1981series 1.1box 2folder 4
NPR Position Evaluation Committee, 1976series 1.1box 2folder 5
NPR Decentralization Through Training Proposal, 1976series 1.1box 2folder 6
NPR Public Radio Round Robin Meeting, 1976series 1.1box 2folder 7
NPR Assessment I and Reorganization, 1976series 1.1box 2folder 8
NPR Assessment II and Reorganization, 1976series 1.1box 3folder 1
NPR Satellite Interconnection Planning, 1976-1979series 1.1box 3folder 2
NPR Public Radio Audience Research, 1976-1977series 1.1box 3folder 3
NPR-APRS Merger, 1976-1977series 1.1box 3folder 4
NPR-APRS Merger, 1976-1977series 1.1box 3folder 5
NPR-APRS Merger, 1977series 1.1box 4folder 1
NPR-APRS Merger, 1977series 1.1box 4folder 2
Preliminary Average Radio Station Profile, FY 1977series 1.1box 4folder 3
NPR Agreement with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFRAR), 1976-1977series 1.1box 4folder 4
CPB Five Year Public Radio Plan, 1980-1985series 1.1box 4folder 5
CPB Five Year Public Radio Plan, 1980-1985series 1.1box 4folder 6

Subseries 1.2: Publications regarding Public Radio, 1967-1986 (2.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains publications gathered by Frischknecht regarding public radio. Included are reports on college radio stations, FM stations, and community service. Additional materials include FCC case materials, and CPB reports and surveys.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NPR Long Range Plan Report, 1975series 1.2box 4folder 7
Draft -- NPR Long Range Plan Report, 1977series 1.2box 4folder 8
NPR Long Range Planning, 1975-1977series 1.2box 5folder 1
NPR Board List, 1977series 1.2box 5folder 2
NPR Staff List, 1972-1977series 1.2box 5folder 3
NPR Station Lists, 1970-1977series 1.2box 5folder 4
NPR Manual of Policies and Procedures, March 1975series 1.2box 5folder 5
NPR Manual of Policies and Procedures, March 1975series 1.2box 5folder 6
NPR Manual of Policies and Procedures, Vol. 2, 1975series 1.2box 5folder 7
NPR Planning Project, 1976series 1.2box 6folder 1
NPR Planning Documents, 1976-1977series 1.2box 6folder 2
NPR Annual Planning Questionnaire, 1977series 1.2box 6folder 3
Planning Process, undatedseries 1.2box 6folder 4
NPR Early Interconnection, 1975series 1.2box 6folder 5
NPR Budget, FY 1973series 1.2box 6folder 6
NPR Budget, FY 1974series 1.2box 6folder 7
NPR Budget, FY 1975series 1.2box 6folder 8
NPR Budget, FY 1975series 1.2box 6folder 9
NPR, Budget, FY 1976series 1.2box 7folder 1
NPR, Distribution System Handbook, Draft, 1979series 1.2box 7folder 2
NPR Financial Crisis, clippings, 1983series 1.2box 7folder 3
The NPR Audience, 1981-1982series 1.2box 7folder 4
NPR/CPB, National Audience Profiles for Programs and Formats, 1981series 1.2box 7folder 5
null, 1969series 1.2box 7folder 6
Vincent M. Badger, The College Radio Study: Report on Student-Operated Radio Stations at Colleges and Universities", 1969series 1.2box 7folder 7
Recommendations of the Radio Study Concerning Non-Commercial Radio Network, 1969series 1.2box 7folder 8
The Public Radio Study: Report, 1969series 1.2box 8folder 1
Roger Penn, A Rationale and a Plan for the Development of Educational Radio in the State University of New York, 1970series 1.2box 8folder 2
Samuel C.O. Holt, Performance and Potential: FM Reaches a Crossroads, 1970series 1.2box 8folder 3
FCC Docket No. 19183, Comments of CPB and NPR before the FCC, re. Performance of television broadcast receivers and location of FM transmitters to alleviate interference to television reception, 1971series 1.2box 8folder 4
FCC and Public Radio, 1971-1978series 1.2box 8folder 5
Proposed Changes and Additions to FCC Rules and Regulations Applicable to Non-Commercial Educational FM Stations, 1972series 1.2box 8folder 6
Long-Range Financing for Pubic Broadcasting, The Public Radio Plan, 1973series 1.2box 8folder 7
NAEB, Radio's Role in Instruction, 1973series 1.2box 8folder 8
Tom Warnock, Public Radio -- The Next Five Years: A Report to the CPB Board, 1975series 1.2box 8folder 9
Thomas Warnock, Public Radio: Taking Off At Last?, 1976series 1.2box 8folder 10
Memorandum re. Community Service Grant Distribution Criteria, 1976series 1.2box 8folder 11
CPB, Community Service Grants: An Overview, 1976series 1.2box 8folder 12
Robert G. Ottenhoff and Pat A. Conner, The Newark Audio Instruction Project: Highlights, circa 1977series 1.2box 8folder 13
CPB, Public Radio Handbook, 1978series 1.2box 8folder 14
Public Radio Programming, Content by Category Reports, 1978-1982series 1.2box 9folder 1
Expansion of Public Radio, 1978-1981series 1.2box 9folder 2
Lee C. Frischknecht, The Policy for Public Radio Station Assistance of the CPB, 1969-1978, 1978series 1.2box 9folder 3
CPB, A Study of Public Radio Station's Educational Services, 1978-1979series 1.2box 9folder 4
Who Uses Radio and When: Some Questions and Answers About Radio Use in the Cincinnati Market, 1978series 1.2box 9folder 5
Arbitron Radio Market Survey Area Guide, 1978-1979series 1.2box 9folder 6
Public Radio Programming, Content by Category, 1980series 1.2box 9folder 7
Public Radio Subscription Programs, 1981series 1.2box 9folder 8
Study -- Oregon Public Radio, 1986series 1.2box 9folder 9
CPB, Statistical Summary of CPB-Qualified Public Radio Stations: Fiscal Years 1973-1976, 1973-1976series 1.2box 9folder 10
CPB, FY 1978 Public Radio Community Service Grant Project, 1977-1978series 1.2box 9folder 11
CPB, Salary Reports for CPB-Qualified Public Radio Stations: Fiscal Year 1978-1986, Fiscal Year 1978-1986series 1.2box 9folder 12
CPB, Summary Statistical Reports of CPB-Qualified Public Radio Stations, 1979-1981series 1.2box 9folder 13
Public Radio Subscription Programs: Membership and Individual Contributions, 1980-1981series 1.2box 9folder 14
NPR, Cassette Catalogue, 1982series 1.2box 10folder 1

Series 2: Public Television, 1957-1991 (3.25 linear feet)

This series features publications and reports gathered by Frischknecht regarding public television. Included are various reports on the future of PTV, analysis of television audiences and programming content, and materials on the legal aspects of public television.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Educational Television and Radio Center, Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area TV Audience With Emphasis on The Role of the Community TV Station WQED, 1958 series 2box 10folder 2
Television and Children, 1957-1961 series 2box 10folder 3
Educational Television Programming Profiles, 1962 series 2box 10folder 4
Papers for Conference on the Economics of Educational Television, 1963 series 2box 10folder 5
Papers for Conference on the Economics of Educational Television, 1963 series 2box 10folder 6
Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, Public Television: A Program for Action, 1967 series 2box 10folder 7
National Citizens Committee on Educational Television, 1967 series 2box 10folder 8
HEW, Research in Instructional Television and Film, 1967 series 2box 10folder 9
Wilbur Schramm, The Audiences of Educational Television: A Report to NET, 1967 series 2box 10folder 10
Project for new Television Programming, 1968 series 2box 10folder 11
Children's Television Workshop, 1968 series 2box 11folder 1
PBS Incorporation, PTV Management of Interconnection, 1968-1977 series 2box 11folder 2
Preliminary Report Education TV Exposure for CPB, 1969 series 2box 11folder 3
CPB, Newsroom: An Audience Evaluation, for KQED-TV, San Francisco, California, 1969 series 2box 11folder 4
QED Research, A Survey of Public Television Viewing in Eight Cities, 1969 series 2box 11folder 5
David Puzzuoli, A Study of Teaching University Extension Classes by Tele-Lecture, 1970 series 2box 11folder 6
CPB, Educational Broadcasting: A Design for the Future, 1971 series 2box 11folder 7
Who Watched The Electric Company, 1971-1972 series 2box 11folder 8
CPB Statement Principles, CPB "Partnership of Principles," with PBS, 1972-1975 series 2box 11folder 9
Public Television Licensee Profiles, 1973-1977 series 2box 11folder 10
Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission, Annual Report, 1975 series 2box 11folder 11
Illinois Board of Higher Education, Education Television Commission, A State Plan for Educational Television in Illinois, 1975-1977 series 2box 11folder 12
NAEB, Local Station Utilization of PBS Programming, 1977 series 2box 11folder 13
PBS, Station Program Cooperative Policies and Procedure Manual, 1978 series 2box 11folder 14
A Report on the Equipment Status of Public Television Stations and Potential Upgrading Costs, 1978 series 2box 12folder 1
PBS, Development/ SID Office, 1978-1979 series 2box 12folder 2
NAEB, Legal Aspects of PTV Production Management, 1979 series 2box 12folder 3
PBS Audience Estimates, 1978 series 2box 12folder 4
Lifelong Learning Project, Lifelong Learning and Public Policy, 1978 series 2box 12folder 5
A Report on the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, 1972-1978 series 2box 12folder 6
Dallas County Community College District, ITV Close-Up: the First Six Years, 1978 series 2box 12folder 7
Joan H. Katz, Reported Public Television Instructional Income and Expenditures, FY 1978, 1979 series 2box 12folder 8
PBS Restructure, 1979 series 2box 12folder 9
PBS, System Planning Project Papers, 1979 series 2box 13folder 1
PBS, System Planning Project Papers, 1979 series 2box 13folder 2
PBS, Employment Statistics of Public Television Licensees, 1979 series 2box 13folder 3
Godwin C. Chu, Wilbur Schramm, Learning from Television: What Researchers Say, 1979 series 2box 13folder 4
Dallas County Community College District, Instructional Television Catalog, 1979 series 2box 13folder 5
Lawrence A. Goldin, Becky Bear, Comparisons of Selected Instructional Television Networks: Programming, Management, and Funding Models, 1979 series 2box 13folder 6
John Edward Merrill, An Investigation and Comparative Analysis of the Community Ascertainment Process in Public Television: Two Case Studies, 1979 series 2box 13folder 7
Television Audience, Television Trends, 1979 series 2box 13folder 8
Jose Luis Ruiz, The Case for Hispanic Recognition -- The Case Against a Single Center for Independent Television, 1979 series 2box 13folder 9
Papers for Independent Televisions Makers and Public Communications Policy Seminar, 1979 series 2box 13folder 10
Interregional Council on Public Television Policy Report, 1979 series 2box 13folder 11
Nam June Paik, How to Keep Experimental Video on PBS National Programming, 1979 series 2box 14folder 1
CPB, PTV Subscription/ Membership Programs, 1980-1981 series 2box 14folder 2
CPB, Public Television Pilot Testing Instrument: A User's Handbook, 1981 series 2box 14folder 3
PBS Video Audio Visual Market Study, February 1982 series 2box 14folder 4
CPB, A Market Case Study of Telecourse Promotion, 1982 series 2box 14folder 5
TV Insights -- Classroom Television Use in Nebraska, 1982 series 2box 14folder 6
PBS, Public Television Licensees' Educational Services, 1982-1983 series 2box 14folder 7
Louis A. Bransford, Slow-Scan Television Utilization in Education, 1984 series 2box 14folder 8
Learn Alaska: Instruction Television Programs, 1984 series 2box 14folder 9
Chalmers H. Marquis, Telecommunications in Education: A Report of the Needs Assessment Project of the JCET, undated series 2box 14folder 10
PBS Video, Catalog Supplement, 1987-1988 series 2box 14folder 11
New Mexico ITV Task Group, An Instructional Television Network for New Mexico, 1988 series 2box 14folder 12
TV Ontario, ITV Catalog, 1988 series 2box 14folder 13
Studies regarding Children's Television, 1989 series 2box 14folder 14
GNP, Catalog, 1992 series 2box 15folder 1
Educational Programming Service, Catalog, 1992 series 2box 15folder 2
Western Instructional Television, Program Catalog, undated series 2box 15folder 3
Instructional Television Program for Ohio Schools, undated series 2box 15folder 4
Illinois Instructional Television Survey, Executive Summary, undated series 2box 15folder 5

Series 3: Arizona Educational Broadcasting, 1983-1991 (0.50 linear foot)

This series contains publications, dating 1983 to 1991, regarding public broadcasting in Arizona, gathered by Frischknecht in his capacity as Assistant Manager at KAET-TV at Arizona State University. The bulk of materials relate to Frischknecht's work administering the Arizona School Services through Educational Technology (ASSET). Materials deal with such issues as educational television, technology, and the formation of a state wide network for Arizona.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Arizona School Television Project, Instructional Television Schedule and Teacher Resource Guide, 1983-1984 series 3box 15folder 6
Arizona School Services Through Educational Technology (ASSET), Instructional Television Schedule and Teacher Resource Guide, 1984-1985 series 3box 15folder 7
ASSET, Handbooks, 1986-1992 series 3box 15folder 8
Educational Telecommunications in Arizona: A Recommendation of the Needs Subcommittee of the Telecommunications Task Force for the Arizona Education Telecommunications Cooperative, 1988 series 3box 15folder 9
Material regarding Telecommunications in Arizona, 1988 series 3box 15folder 10
Arizona, Telecommunications Planning Study, 1991 series 3box 15folder 11
State of Arizona. Report on Information Resource Management, 1991 series 3box 16folder 1
Bid Specifications for Engineering Consulting Services, Arizona, undated series 3box 16folder 2
Arizona Education Telecommunications Cooperative, Report for a Statewide Network, undated series 3box 16folder 3

Series 4: Telecommunications Programs, 1966-1992 (2.25 linear feet)

This series features publications and reports, dating 1963 to 1992, relating to a variety of telecommunications programs in existence or in the planning stages. Included are numerous plans for state and university telecommunications programs, as well as status reports on various programs, including the Adult Learning Systems, the Educations Turnkey Systems, and the Pacific Mountain Network.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Engineering Report To Purdue University on A Television System Study and the Development of a Technical Design Utilizing the Telecommunications Media in Education, 1966 series 4box 16folder 4
Plans for Establishing Telecommunications Programs, 1966-1968 series 4box 16folder 5
Jack G. McBride, Report to the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board on a Wisconsin Educational Radio and Television Management Study, 1968 series 4box 16folder 6
JCET, Telecommunications: Toward National Policies for Education, 1968 series 4box 16folder 7
Governor's Committee on Public Television, A Public Television Network for Pennsylvania, 1968 series 4box 16folder 8
Utah Telecommunications Planning Study, 1970 series 4box 16folder 9
University of Maryland, College of Engineering, A Proposal for the University of Maryland Instructional Television Network, 1972 series 4box 16folder 10
University of Michigan, New Teaching Technology: Opportunity for Radical Change in University Instruction, 1973 series 4box 16folder 11
Virginia Public Telecommunications Council, Master State Plan for Public Telecommunications (Pt. 1 + 2), 1973 series 4box 16folder 12
"Design and Implementation of a Colorado Educational Telecommunications System", 1973 series 4box 17folder 1
Bud Bartlett, By Wave by Wave: A Look at Public Electronic Media in Illinois, 1974 series 4box 17folder 2
Sub-committee of Telecommunications Broadcast Committee, 1976 series 4box 17folder 3
Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System, 1977 series 4box 17folder 4
NETCHE, Catalog of Supplementary Instructional Materials, 1977-1978 series 4box 17folder 5
Telecommunications Systems, 1977-1980 series 4box 17folder 6
Donald P. Mullally, All You Ever Wanted to Know about Broadcasting at the University of Illinois -- and More, 1978 series 4box 17folder 7
Robert N. Eastman, WSSR, Sangamon State University, Long Range Plan, FY 1979 series 4box 17folder 8
Manitoba Telephone System, An Intercity Broadband Network for Rural Manitoba, 1978 series 4box 17folder 9
Indiana Public Television Study, 1978 series 4box 17folder 10
KAET Arizona State University, A Study of the Potential Use of the Government Access Cable Channel for Tempe, Arizona, 1979 series 4box 17folder 11
North Carolina Task Force on Public Telecommunications, Interconnections for North Carolina and Beyond, 1979 series 4box 17folder 12
Illinois Public Broadcasting Council, Public Broadcasting in Illinois, Where It Is. . . Where It Isn't . . . and What to Do About It, 1979 series 4box 18folder 1
Illinois Public Broadcasting Council, Public Broadcasting in Illinois, Where It Is. . . Where It Isn't . . . and What to Do About It, 1979 series 4box 18folder 2
Convocom: Bringing People Together through Telecommunication, 1979 series 4box 18folder 3
Adult Learning Systems, A Report to the Public Broadcasting Service From the Adult Learning Task Force, 1979 series 4box 18folder 4
Elizabeth Norris, Evaluation of the Ohio Valley Medical Microwave Network, 1979 series 4box 18folder 5
Indiana Telecommunications Study, 1980 series 4box 18folder 6
CEN Post-Secondary, Library Catalog, 1981-1982 series 4box 18folder 7
Public Service Satellite Consortium, The Future of Non-Broadcast Telecommunication Services for the State of South Carolina, 1981 series 4box 18folder 8
Public Service Satellite Consortium, The Future of Non-Broadcast Telecommunication Services for the State of South Carolina, 1981 series 4box 18folder 9
John Riccobono, School Utilization Study, 1982-1983 series 4box 19folder 1
Gary A. Griffin, Elizabeth C. Wilson, Guidelines for the Design, Production, Development, and Use of a Telecommunications Program in Schools, 1983 series 4box 19folder 2
Education Turnkey Systems, Telecommunications Alternatives for States, 1984 series 4box 19folder 3
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Televised Higher Education: Catalog of Resources, 1984 series 4box 19folder 4
Pacific Mountain Network, Sat Screen 1982, A National ITV Screening Event, 1984-1985 series 4box 19folder 5
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Educational Telecommunications: A Report on Development of an Educational Telecommunications Network, 1985 series 4box 19folder 6
Wisconsin-Extension Telecommunications Strategic Planning Task Force, The Wisconsin Idea in the Electronic Age: Extending University Resources through Telecommunications, 1985 series 4box 19folder 7
Nebraska Education Technology Study, 1985 series 4box 19folder 8
Oregon Public Broadcasting, 1986 series 4box 19folder 9
Agency for Instructional Technology, Catalog of Materials, 1987 series 4box 19folder 10
State Studies re. Educational Telecommunications, 1989-1991 series 4box 19folder 11
State Studies re. Educational Telecommunications, 1990 series 4box 19folder 12
Report of the Missouri Technology Task Force: A Road Map to School Improvement, 1990 series 4box 19folder 13
WHRO Strategic Planning Notebook, 1990 series 4box 20folder 1
Planning for Educational Telecommunications: A State by State Analysis, 1992 series 4box 20folder 2

Series 5: Technology, 1962-1993 (5.00 linear feet)

This series contains materials gathered by Frischknecht regarding various developments and utilization of broadcasting technology. Included is material relating to satellite technology, cable television, videodisc programs, and ITFS technology.

Subseries 5.1: Our World, 1962-1967 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains material gathered by Frischknecht as part of his work on the June 25, 1967 NET program Our World, a live global telecast, originating in 14 countries. Included is technical information on the use of satellites as well as correspondence, clippings, memoranda, and charts.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NET: Interconnection, Satellites, 1962-1966series 5.1box 20folder 3
NET: "Our World," Correspondence, 1967series 5.1box 20folder 4
NET: "Our World," Schedules, 1967series 5.1box 20folder 5
NET: "Our World", 1967series 5.1box 20folder 6
NET: "Our World," For Originating Countries, 1967series 5.1box 20folder 7
NET: "Our World," Format -- Program, 1967series 5.1box 20folder 8
NET: "Our World," Staff-phones, 1967series 5.1box 21folder 1
NET: "Our World," Orders, 1967series 5.1box 21folder 2

Subseries 5.2: Cable Television, 1971-1982 (6 folders)

This subseries contains published material gathered by Frischknecht, regarding Cable and public television. Included are publications dealing with specific cable systems and issues of regulation and decentralization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Michael Mitchell, State Regulation of Cable Television, 1971series 5.2box 21folder 3
Walter Baer, Interactive Television: Prospects for Two-Way Service on Cable, 1971series 5.2box 21folder 4
Urban Cable Systems, 1971series 5.2box 21folder 5
Cable Communications in the Dayton Miami Valley: Basic Report, 1972series 5.2box 21folder 6
CPB, The Effect of Cable on Public Television, 1979series 5.2box 21folder 7
California Public Broadcasting Commission, Impact of AB699 Community Service and Cable Rate Deregulation, 1982series 5.2box 21folder 8

Subseries 5.3: Satellites, 1972-1987 (2.50 linear feet)

This subseries features correspondence, memoranda, publications, budgets, and reports relating to Frischknecht's concerns with satellite technology in his role as Chairman and a board member of the Public Service Satellite Consortium, beginning in 1982. Also included are reports on various satellite utilization plans and programs, including those of PBS, NPR, and the Appalachian Educational Satellite Project.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Public Service Satellite Consortium, Correspondence, 1979-1989series 5.3box 22folder 1
Public Service Satellite Consortium, Correspondence, 1979-1989series 5.3box 22folder 2
Public Service Satellite Consortium, Missions and Goals, 1980-1991series 5.3box 22folder 3
PSSC, Meetings and Correspondence, 1980-1985series 5.3box 22folder 4
PSSC, Minutes, Budgets, Reports, 1984-1989series 5.3box 22folder 5
PSSC, Minutes, Budgets, Reports, 1984-1989series 5.3box 22folder 6
PSSC, Minutes and Memoranda, 1989-1991series 5.3box 23folder 1
PSSC, Minutes and Memoranda, 1989-1991series 5.3box 23folder 2
PSSC, Correspondence, 1990-1993series 5.3box 23folder 3
PSSC, Correspondence, 1990-1993series 5.3box 23folder 4
Berrada, Frequencies for Broadcasting Satellites, 1972series 5.3box 23folder 5
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Control of the Direct Broadcast Satellite: Values in Conflict, 1974series 5.3box 23folder 6
PBS, CPB, A Satellite Interconnection System To Service Public Broadcasting, Information Booklet, 1976series 5.3box 23folder 7
Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Appalachian Needs: Technical Report, No.14, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 1
Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Literature Review, Technical Report, No. 13, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 2
CPB/PBS, Description of Public Broadcasting Satellite Interconnection, Vol. One, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 3
CPB/PBS, Description of Public Broadcasting Satellite Interconnection, Vol. Two, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 4
CPB/PBS, Description of Public Broadcasting Satellite Interconnection, Vol. Two, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 5
NPR, Satellite Interconnection Project, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 6
PBS/CPB, A Satellite Interconnection System to Serve Public Broadcasting, 1976series 5.3box 24folder 7
Robertson Associates, Inc., GPN, Satellite Use Study, 1977series 5.3box 24folder 8
CPB Satellite Utilization, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 1
PBS, Satellite Utilization -- Interim Report -- draft, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 2
PBS, Satellite Utilization, An Interim Report, Vol 1, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 3
PBS, Satellite Utilization, An Interim Report, Vol 2-A, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 4
PBS, Satellite Utilization, An Interim Report, Vol 2-A, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 5
PBS, Satellite Utilization, An Interim Report, Vol 2-B, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 6
Potential Uses of Public Television Satellite Systems for College Course Materials, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 7
Education and Satellites, 1977-1980series 5.3box 25folder 8
Satellite Project Technical Center Augmentation Project Description, 1977series 5.3box 25folder 9
Management Considerations for the Public Television Satellite System, 1978series 5.3box 25folder 10
Public Television Satellite System, Public Television Satellite System Non-Broadcast Shared Use Guide, 1978series 5.3box 25folder 11
Public Service Satellite Consortium, Public Television Service in Rural America, 1978series 5.3box 25folder 12
Public Interest Satellite Association, A Report on Three Conferences, 1978series 5.3box 26folder 1
Public Service Satellite Consortium, Report of the Study on the Shared Use of the Public Television System, 1978series 5.3box 26folder 2
Satellite, Public Radio and Television, 1979-1984series 5.3box 26folder 3
Lee C. Frischknecht, Report of the Public Television Satellite Interconnection System Study for the Interregional Council on Public Television Policy, 1979series 5.3box 26folder 4
Interconnection Committee, 1981series 5.3box 26folder 5
Television Digest, Inc., Enter DBS: The Story of Direct Broadcasting Satellite Development in 1984, 1985series 5.3box 26folder 6
PBS, Public Television's Replacement Interconnection System: An Evaluation of Replacement System Options and Space Segment Vendor Proposals, 1988series 5.3box 26folder 7
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Satellite Receiver Primer for Schools, 1984series 5.3box 26folder 8
PBS Satellite Replacement Project, Report to Members, 1987series 5.3box 26folder 9
KCET/ Los Angeles, Maximizing Diversity in Public Broadcasting Through Satellite Technology, undatedseries 5.3box 26folder 10

Subseries 5.4: Miscellaneous, 1962-1993 (2.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains miscellaneous material on technology issues of interest to Frischknecht. Included are correspondence, reports, and publications relating to FCC hearings, the National Education Television, Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), the Western Union Sharing the Earth Terminal, and Remote Control Systems.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
CPB, Technical Report -- A Summary of Research on Potential Educational Markets for Videodisc Programming, 1979series 5.4box 26folder 11
CPB, Technical Report -- Formative Field Test Evaluation of Tumbling and Spanish Videodiscs, 1980series 5.4box 26folder 12
CPB, Videodisc: An Instructional Tool for the Hearing Impaired, 1980series 5.4box 26folder 13
NET, Interconnection Distribution, 1962-1967series 5.4box 26folder 14
NET, Advisory Council on Interconnection, 1965-1966series 5.4box 27folder 1
NET, Management of Interconnection, 1967-1968series 5.4box 27folder 2
NET, Interconnection, AT&T, 1968series 5.4box 27folder 3
CPB, A Report on ITFS, Systems in the US, Problems and Possible Solutions, 1977series 5.4box 27folder 4
PBS/CPB Agreements with Various Companies, 1977-1978series 5.4box 27folder 5
CPB, A report on the Automated Recording Remote Control Systems, 1978series 5.4box 27folder 6
Western Union, Sharing of the Earth Terminal, 1978-1982series 5.4box 28folder 1
CPB, Public Telecommunications Centers: An Evolving Concept, 1979series 5.4box 28folder 2
CPB, Evaluation of Small-Format Videotape as A Source for Instructional Television Programming, 1979series 5.4box 28folder 3
A Summary of Research on Potential Educational Markets for Videodisc Programming, 1979series 5.4box 28folder 4
Lawrence A. Goldin, Becky Bear, Comparisons of Selected Instructional Television Networks: Programming, Management and Funding Models, 1979series 5.4box 28folder 5
Montshire Telecommunications Networks, 1979series 5.4box 28folder 6
Don Agostino, Jayne Zenaty, Home VCR Owners' Use of Television and Public Television: Viewing, Recording and Playback, 1980series 5.4box 28folder 7
FCC, Preliminary Report on Prospects for Additional Networks, 1980series 5.4box 28folder 8
FCC, Preliminary Report on Prospects for Additional Networks, 1980series 5.4box 28folder 9
FCC, Preliminary Report on Prospects for Additional Networks, 1980series 5.4box 29folder 1
FCC, Preliminary Report on Prospects for Additional Networks, 1980series 5.4box 29folder 2
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Directory of Intra-State Educational Telecommunications Systems, 1980series 5.4box 29folder 3
CPB, The Low Power Television Guidebook, 1980series 5.4box 29folder 4
CPB, Technical Report- Educable: Evaluation of Station KUON-TV, Lincoln, Neb Cable Television Research Program Demonstration, 1980series 5.4box 29folder 5
CPB, Analysis of Diversification Ventures and Examination of Technologies (ADVENT) Project Papers, 1981series 5.4box 29folder 6
Pacific Mountain Network, Economic Feasibility Assessment Transportable Transmit/Receive Earth Station, 1981series 5.4box 29folder 7
CPB, Telecommunications and Technology an Public Broadcasting, 1984series 5.4box 29folder 8
CPB, The Emerging Multichannel MDS Industry, Vol. One, Report and Conclusions, 1984series 5.4box 29folder 9
CPB, The Emerging Multichannel MDS Industry, Vol. One, Report and Conclusions, 1984series 5.4box 29folder 10
CPB, Research Plan for Evaluating Educational Use of Technologies, 1984series 5.4box 30folder 1
Public Broadcasting ITFS Seminar, 1985series 5.4box 30folder 2
CPB, Telecommunications Technologies and Public Broadcasting, 1986series 5.4box 30folder 3
US Department of Education, Education Policy and Telecommunications Technologies, 1991series 5.4box 30folder 4
Corning, Distance: Where Fiber and Education Meet: A State-by-state Directory of Distance Learning, 1993series 5.4box 30folder 5

Series 6: Higher Education, 1953-1991 (1.75 linear feet)

This series, dating from 1953 to 1991, details Frischknecht's interest in Public Broadcasting and higher education. Included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, and publications, relating to such issues as copyright clearance, faculty rights, and various colleges and universities with public broadcasting programs. Also included is material from Frischknecht's work at Michigan State University's station WMBS in the early 1960s.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Michigan State University, Continuing Educational Service, University of the Air: A Suggested Guide for Planning and Teaching TV Courses, 1953 series 6box 30folder 6
Programming Philosophy WMSB (WKAR) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1958-1964 series 6box 30folder 7
Evans, Smith, Colville, The University Faculty and Educational Television: Hostility, Resistance, and Change: A Social Psychological Investigation in Depth, 1962 series 6box 30folder 8
Fred S. Siebert, American Council on Education Report on Copyrights, Clearances and Rights of Teachers in the New Educational Media and Appendices, 1963 series 6box 30folder 9
Fred S. Siebert, American Council on Education Report on Copyrights, Clearances and Rights of Teachers in the New Educational Media and Appendices, 1963 series 6box 30folder 10
Center for Education Statistics, Trends in Adult Education, 1969-1984 series 6box 30folder 11
The New Communications Technology and its Social Implications, Symposium at Ditchley Park Oxfordshire, 1970 series 6box 30folder 12
Post Secondary Use of Instructional Technology, 1973-1985 series 6box 31folder 1
Post Secondary: State Policies, 1974-1985 series 6box 31folder 2
Peter J. Dirr, Ronald J. Pedone, School TV Utilization Study: A Report Prepared for the Annual Conference of The National Association of Educational Broadcasters, 1977 series 6box 31folder 3
Ruth Weinstock, ed., Communications Technologies in Higher Education, 22 Profiles, 1977 series 6box 31folder 4
College Entrance Examination Board, Lifelong Learning During Adulthood, 1978 series 6box 31folder 5
Pennsylvania State University, University Inventors' Handbook, 1979 series 6box 31folder 6
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Adult Learning and Public Broadcasting, 1980 series 6box 31folder 7
National Center for Educational Statistics, CPB, Higher Education Utilization Study, Phase I: Final Report, 1981 series 6box 31folder 8
Institute for Higher Education, Telecommunications and Higher Education, 1981 series 6box 31folder 9
Pennsylvania State University, University Copyright Handbook, 1982 series 6box 31folder 10
Griffin, Wilson, Guidelines for the Design, Production, Development, and Use of a Telecommunications Program in Schools, 1983 series 6box 31folder 11
Designs for Education, Telecommunications and the Schools, 1983 series 6box 31folder 12
Postsec: Surveys, Reports, 1983-1985 series 6box 31folder 13
CPB/Annenberg Project, Telecourse Student Survey, 1984 series 6box 32folder 1
Center for Instructional Communications Southern Educational Communications Association, Postsecondary/Adult Learning Telecommunications Market Research Study, 1984 series 6box 32folder 2
CPB, School Utilization Study, 1982-1983, Executive Summary, 1984 series 6box 32folder 3
Pacific Mountain Network, Adult Learning -- Information Technologies: A Survey of Public Broadcasting in the West, 1985 series 6box 32folder 4
Robert W. Tucker, Business Campus Cooperation: Is He Who Hesitates Lost?, 1985 series 6box 32folder 5
Raymond J. Lewis, Faculty Perspectives on the Role of Information Technologies in Academic Instruction, 1985 series 6box 32folder 6
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Instructional Applications of Information Technologies in the Northwestern States, 1985 series 6box 32folder 7
MS Degree in Computer Science Live Via Satellite, California State University, Chico, 1986 series 6box 32folder 8
Raymond Lewis, Instructional Applications of Information Technologies: A Survey of Higher Education in the West, undated series 6box 32folder 9
National University Consortium for Telecommunications Teaching, 1985 series 6box 32folder 10
Institution for Communication Research, The New Instructional Technologies and the Development of Educational Broadcast Television, 1985 series 6box 32folder 11
Sandra E. Elman, Sue Marx Smock, Professional Service and Faculty Rewards, 1985 series 6box 32folder 12
Post-secondary Instructional Policies, 1985-1986 series 6box 32folder 13
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Educational Quality and Accreditation: A Call for Diversity, Continuity and Innovation, 1986 series 6box 32folder 14
Telelearning Models, Expanding the Community College Community, 1986 series 6box 32folder 15
Proceeding of the Fifth Annual Conference Applying New Technology in Higher Education, 1986 series 6box 33folder 1
John Riccobono, Out-of-School Learning Among Children, Adolescents, and Adults, 1986 series 6box 33folder 2
CPB, Research Notes, 1986 series 6box 33folder 3
University of California, Chico, Center for Regional and Continuing Education, Telecommunications in Higher Education, 1986 series 6box 33folder 4
James B. Young, Windows of Opportunity, Information Technology at the University of Hawaii, 1986 series 6box 33folder 5
David M. Grossman, Hidden Perils, Instructional Media and Higher Education, 1987 series 6box 33folder 6
Richard England, A Survey of State-Level Involvement in Distance Education at the Elementary and Secondary Levels, 1991 series 6box 33folder 7

Series 7: Public Broadcasting Finances, 1965-1985 (0.75 linear foot)

This series contains material gathered by Frischknecht, from 1965 to 1985, regarding the financing of public broadcasting. Included are publications and reports, detailing the financial status of public broadcasting and such issues as corporate underwriting and community service grants.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Educational Television Stations, A Report of the Second National Conference on the Long-Range Financing of Educational Television Stations, Conference Materials, 1967 series 7box 33folder 8
Educational Television Stations, Financial and Operating Reports of Pubic Television Stations, 1967 series 7box 33folder 9
National Association of Educational Broadcasters, The Financial Status of Public Broadcasting Stations in the US, 1968-1969 series 7box 33folder 10
Public Television: Financial Information, 1969 series 7box 33folder 11
Corporate Underwriting, 1971-1975 series 7box 33folder 12
Community Service Grants, 1972-1978 series 7box 33folder 13
Hartford N. Gunn, Jr., A Paper for the Board of Directors of Public Broadcasting Service on Public Television Program Financing, 1972 series 7box 34folder 1
ETS, Public Television Station Projected Operations and Costs, 1973 series 7box 34folder 2
Public Television: The Next Five Years, 1973 series 7box 34folder 3
Ohio Broadcast Research Center, Operations and Costs: A Study of Educational Public Stations, 1973 series 7box 34folder 4
Station Program Cooperative, 1974 series 7box 34folder 5
Reports and Articles re. Public Broadcasting Finances, 1977-1979 series 7box 34folder 6
Correspondence re. CPB Funding, 1980 series 7box 34folder 7
CPB, Public Broadcasting Income, FY 1982 series 7box 34folder 8
PTV Funding Problems, 1982-1985 series 7box 34folder 9

Series 8: Miscellaneous, 1954-1992 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains miscellaneous material relating to public broadcasting, dating 1954- 1992. Included are correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, and policy statements regarding early educational broadcasting policy. Also included are correspondence and clippings regarding the formation of the NET network in the late 1960s, and material on the Nixon White House attack on public broadcasting.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Educational Broadcast Policies, 1954-1986 series 8box 34folder 10
What NET is (or was), 1959-1968 series 8box 35folder 1
What NET is (or was), 1960 series 8box 35folder 2
NET Audience Research, 1966-1967 series 8box 35folder 3
Otto Klineberg, Joseph T. Klapper, The Mass Media, Their Impact on Children and Family Life, 1966 series 8box 35folder 4
Public Broadcasting Laboratory, 1967 series 8box 35folder 5
Paul Witty, Studies of the Mass Media, 1949-1965, 1971-1972 series 8box 35folder 6
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, 1967-1968 series 8box 35folder 7
Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, 1967 series 8box 35folder 8
Carnegie Commission Report and Press Conference, 1967 series 8box 36folder 1
Nixon White House Attack on Public Broadcasting, 1971-1972 series 8box 36folder 2
Testimony -- CPB Funding, March-April 1973 series 8box 36folder 3
Hearings Radio/TV Coverage Congress, March 1974 series 8box 36folder 4
Arthur D. Little, Inc. Telecommunications and Society, 1976-1991 Report to Office of Telecommunications Policy Executive Office of the President, 1976 series 8box 36folder 5
NTIS, US Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 1976 series 8box 36folder 6
A Proposal: Restructuring the Corporation for Publication, 1979 series 8box 36folder 7
US Department of Justice, Ethical Use of Informational Technologies in Education, 1992 series 8box 36folder 8
Deloitte and Touche, User Perspectives On the Future of Wireless Communications, 1992 series 8box 36folder 9

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