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Presley D. Holmes Papers

Abstract

Title:
Presley D. Holmes Papers
Author/Creator:
Holmes, Presley D.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-58
Size:
3.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1958-1977
Inclusive dates:
1947-1984 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:

Presley D. Holmes' broadcasting career ranges from being director of broadcasting at WOUB (Athens, OH) from 1962 to 1970 to working for the National Association of Educational Broadcasters as director of the Educational Television Stations Division. He was also a member of the "six-pack," which advised the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on the structure and formation of the Public Broadcasting Service. In addition, he worked for PBS in 1973 as Director of Planning and Research and for National Public Radio (NPR) as programming vice president from 1974 to 1977. The collection documents Holmes' work in instructional and public broadcasting.

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Presley D. Holmes Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Historical Note

Presley D. Holmes' formal higher education started at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 1950, he obtained his bachelor's degree in Speech, with a minor in English, Social Science and Education. He also received a teaching certificate at the secondary school level. He continued his education at the University of Michigan from 1950 to 1951, where he earned a master's degree in Speech (Radio). After serving in the military as an instructor of U.S. Army Psychological Warfare, from 1951 to 1953, he studied for a year at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, where he was awarded the Degé Annuel, Mention Bien. In 1959, Holmes completed his graduate studies and earned his doctorate in Speech (TV) with a minor in Educational Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit.

He started his broadcasting career at WHRV, Ann Arbor, while studying at the University of Michigan. Holmes interrupted his pursuit of advanced degrees to work in commercial television in Detroit from 1954 to 1957, on the production staff of WWJ-TV. During the same period, he was a substitute teacher for the Detroit Public Schools. After receiving his Ph.D., Holmes stayed at Wayne State, where he taught speech and public address as an assistant professor from 1959 to 1962. He also directed a Ford Foundation TV Teaching Project from 1960 to 1961, involving videotaping eight complete classroom courses for closed-circuit and broadcast (WTVS) use.

From Michigan, Dr. Holmes went to Athens, Ohio to join the Ohio University faculty as assistant professor from 1962 to 1965, and as Director of Broadcasting at WOUB AM-FM-TV and closed-circuit ITV from 1962 to 1970. From 1966 to 1968, he served as director of the School of Radio-TV, and as an associate professor. Then, from 1968 to 1970, he was associate dean and tenured full professor in the College of Communication which had undergraduate and graduate programs in four schools: Journalism, Radio-TV, Speech and Hearing Sciences and Interpersonal Communication.

During the early years at Ohio University, from 1962 to 1966, he served the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) as the research editor for the NAEB Journal, later the Educational Broadcasting Review. He also chaired NAEB's Research Committee and Publications Advisory Committee. In addition, he served as a consultant on NAEB's National Project for the Improvement of Televised Instruction as well as the association's ITV Study, Title III, Public Broadcasting Act, 1968.

In 1970, he joined the NAEB staff in Washington, DC as director of Educational Television Stations division. There, he represented the nationwide PTV stations to Congress, federal agencies and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). He was a member of the "six-pack", which advised CPB on the structure and formation of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Among other things he insisted that the 'S' stand for "service", not "system". His primary responsibility for non-commercial television was developing a plan and draft federal legislation for the long-range financing of public broadcasting and he continued that work as Director of Planning and Research at PBS, after the merger of ETS and PBS in 1973. His responsibilities there also included system planning for new licensees and development of facilities guidelines, for different types and sizes of stations. From 1974 to 1977, Holmes worked as programming vice president at National Public Radio (NPR) overseeing all program division functions including program production, operations/engineering, development and public information.

From 1977 to 1982, Dr. Holmes taught at the University of Illinois, Chicago as an adjunct professor, in addition to his full-time position as president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council, an interinstitutional cooperative effort to activate an ITV broadcast station. Then, from 1982 to 1987, he was executive director and chief executive officer of the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, a 3-station public television and an 8-station public radio statewide broadcast service. His final position, from 1987 to 1992, was at Delta College, Michigan, as Director of Broadcasting, general manager of WUCM/WUCX TV/WUCX-FM, and professor of Humanities. He retired in April, 1992.

Throughout his career, Dr. Holmes undertook many consulting projects. From 1964 to 1968, he worked with the Speech Association of America on the Radio-TV-Film Research Papers. Other projects in the sixties included the Appalachian Educational Laboratory in 1967 and the US/AID Teacher Training Project in Kano, Nigeria in 1969. From 1971 to 1974, he assisted the U.S. Office of Education with the Educational Broadcasting Facilities Program. In 1977, he consulted at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and at the Public Broadcasting Service. In early 1982, he headed a major futures project for the Pennsylvania Public Television Network.

Dr. Holmes also belonged to numerous advisory panels and boards of directors. From 1967 to 1968, he served on the National "Emmy" Award Panel of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was the first vice president of the newly-formed Central Educational Network as well as treasurer of the Ohio Council on Educational Television Board (1967). He was elected to the National Educational Television (NET) Affiliates Council in 1968. Other board memberships include the Public Service Satellite Consortium Board of Directors from 1975 to 1981, the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council as a charter member of the board of directors starting in 1977, and the Community Advisory Board of WBEZ-Chicago from 1978 to 1979. From 1978 to 1979, Dr. Holmes worked on the Station-College Education Project on Adult Learning, a joint project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, University of California at San Diego and the University of Mid-America. He also published articles in various journals and textbooks including AV Communication Review and Educational Radio-TV.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Presley D. Holmes Papers documents his work in instructional and public broadcasting. The documents cover the years 1947 to 1984 and undated material, with the bulk of the documents ranging from 1955 to 1981. Significant topics include instructional television in the army and in the schools as well as the issues of long-range financing of public broadcasting. Types of documents include articles, correspondence, phonograph records, reports, speeches and studies.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Presley D. Holmes Papers was given to the University of Maryland Libraries by Presley D. Holmes in October of 1991 and April of 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen E. King, May 1995

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Educational Institutions, 1947-1968 and undated (1.25 linear feet)

This series focuses on Holmes' career in instructional and educational television at the Detroit Public Schools, Wayne State University and at Ohio University. Topics include closed-circuit television and activities at the station WOUB-TV. Types of documents include correspondence, studies, bibliographies, articles, as well as Holme's 1959 dissertation "Television Research in the Teaching-Learning Process".

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Detroit Public Schools -- "The Television Teaching Project: Report for the Year, 1957-58" Elmer F. Pflieger, Coordinator, 1958 series 1box 1folder 1
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Bibliographies, 1960-1961 series 1box 1folder 2
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Closed-Circuit Television -- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Bulletin Vol. X, No. 3 Lewis,Philip, comp. Closed Circuit Television Installations in Teacher Education Institutions, March 29, 1957 series 1box 1folder 3
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Closed-Circuit Television -- Article: Blundell, W. Irvin, "Starting Out with Closed-Circuit TV", August 1967 series 1box 1folder 4
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Closed-Circuit Television -- Reports -- Class Sessions, 1958 series 1box 1folder 5
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Closed-Circuit Television -- Reports -- Class Sessions -- Progress Report of Closed Circuit Television at Evanston Township High School 1957-58, 1958 series 1box 1folder 6
Wayne State University -- Instructional Television -- Closed-Circuit Television -- Reports -- Stone, Oliver M. and John R. Martin. Instruction in Graphics by Closed-Circuit Television, January 1, 1959 series 1box 1folder 7
Wayne State University -- College of Education Tape Schedule - Spring Session 1962: English Education 320, 1962 series 1box 1folder 8
Wayne State University -- Conventions: -- Holmes, Presley D., Jr. "If Visuals Aren't Good, Don't Use Them!" Educational Radio-TV NAEB Convention Issue, October 1961 series 1box 1folder 9
Wayne State University -- Conventions: -- Holmes, Presley D., Jr. "On Understanding Television: Significant Differences?" DAVI National Convention, Kansas City., March 28, 1962 series 1box 1folder 10
Wayne State University -- Correspondence, 1960-1965 series 1box 1folder 11
Wayne State University -- Dissertation -- Doctoral Dissertations in Radio and Television : prior to 1947, 1947-1957 series 1box 1folder 12
Wayne State University -- Dissertation -- "Television Research in the Teaching-Learning Process", July 1, 1959 series 1box 1folder 13
Wayne State University -- Dissertation -- Mailing Lists, 1959-1962 series 1box 1folder 14
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 1folder 15
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 1folder 16
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 1folder 17
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 1folder 18
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 1folder 19
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 1
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 2
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 3
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 4
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 5
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 6
Wayne State University -- Correspondence-Requests, 1959-1968 series 1box 2folder 7
Wayne State University -- Study "Television in Education", 1959 series 1box 2folder 8
Wayne State University -- Press Releases, 1961 series 1box 2folder 9
Wayne State University -- Studies -- Ellery, John B. A Pilot Study of the Nature of Aesthetic Experiences Associated With Television and Its Place in Education. Wayne State University, Division of Broadcasting, January 18, 1959 series 1box 2folder 10
Wayne State University -- Studies -- Souder, Marjorie A., et al. A Study of the Effectiveness of Televised Instruction in a Physical Education Activity Course., 1962 series 1box 2folder 11
Wayne State University -- Studies -- Holmes, Presley and Keith Kossuth. "TV in Michigan Higher Education", undated series 1box 2folder 12
Wayne State University -- Survey: Ward, James. "Survey of Television Policies of Selected Universities", January 1961 series 1box 2folder 13
Wayne State University -- Television Stations -- Articles - WDET: Inside Wayne Vol. XXII, No. 1: 4-5., July 20, 1962 series 1box 2folder 14
Wayne State University -- Television Stations -- Photographs, 1954-1961 series 1box 2folder 15
Ohio University -- Bibliographies, undated series 1box 2folder 16
Ohio University -- College of Communication, 1968, undated series 1box 2folder 17
Ohio University -- Department of Speech. Brooks, Keith, ed. The Communicative Arts and Sciences of Speech [Holmes co-authored chapter 26] - with accompanying correspondence, 1967 series 1box 2folder 18
Ohio University -- Educational Television - Studies, 1967, undated series 1box 3folder 1
Ohio University -- Instructional Television -- Articles, 1965, 1967 series 1box 3folder 2
Ohio University -- Instructional Television -- Chu, Godwin C. and Wilbur Schramm. Learning From Television: What the Research Says, 1968 series 1box 3folder 3
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Commission on Instructional Technology, July-August 1968 series 1box 3folder 4
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Correspondence - Maryland Educational Broadcasting, undated series 1box 3folder 5
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Commission -- Educational Communications System: Phases I & II (May 1965) with accompanying correspondence (June 8, 1965), 1965, 1967 series 1box 3folder 6
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Population Estimates, Fall 1966 series 1box 3folder 7
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Proposals -- Television and Children -- "Televising Child Learning Activities for Parental Motivation and Orientation", undated series 1box 3folder 8
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Proposals -- Television and Children -- "Televising Child Learning Activities..." Grant Application, May 26, 1965 series 1box 3folder 9
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Proposals -- [TV-Remote Van] -- Correspondence, 1965-1966 series 1box 3folder 10
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Proposals -- [TV-Remote Van] -- Head Start, undated series 1box 3folder 11
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Reports -- Evans, Richard I. The University Faculty and Educational Television: Hostility, Resistance and Change. A Social Psychological Investigation in Depth, 1962 series 1box 3folder 12
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Speeches -- A Brief History of WOUB-TV, undated series 1box 3folder 13
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Speeches -- Upcoming Programming, undated series 1box 3folder 14
Ohio University -- WOUB-TV -- Speeches -- Remarks Prepared for the Ohio Educational Television Network Commission, November 16, 1966 series 1box 3folder 15

Series 2: Educational/Public Broadcasting Agencies, 1959-1984 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series document Holmes' work on the Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council, the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authoriy as well as his work with the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service. Topics include the Chicago City Junior College, open-circuit television, children's television, and facilities guidelines for public television stations. Types of documents include articles, reports, and phonograph records.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Correspondence, June 1961 series 2box 3folder 16
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Course Information -- Astronomy 201: Descriptive Astronomy Telecourse Study Guide, 1959 series 2box 3folder 17
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Course Information, 1961 series 2box 3folder 18
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Reports -- Erickson, Clifford G. and Hyman M. Chausow. The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television. -- The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television -- Report of the First Year, March 1958 series 2box 3folder 19
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Reports -- Erickson, Clifford G. and Hyman M. Chausow. The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television. -- The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television -- Report of the Second Year, April 1959 series 2box 3folder 20
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Reports -- Erickson, Clifford G. and Hyman M. Chausow. The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television. -- The Chicago City Junior College Experiment in 6 Offering College Courses for Credit Via Open Circuit Television -- Chicago's TV College: Final Report, August 1960 series 2box 3folder 21
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Chicago City Junior College -- Reports -- Willis, Benjamin C., et al. Chicago's TV College: A Report of a Three Year Experiment by the Chicago City Junior College, 1960 series 2box 3folder 22
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- Children's Television -- Witty, Paul A. School Children and Television: Summary of the results of ten yearly studies of children's television viewing in the Chicago metropolitan area, February 1960 series 2box 3folder 23
Chicago Metropolitan Higher Education Council -- NTIA Policy Documents, 1979 series 2box 3folder 24
National Association of Educational Broadcasters. Educational Television Stations -- Thompson, Jerome V. "Summary Statement of Findings of a Mail Questionnaire Survey of Public Television Station Goals and Goal Achievement Assessment", 1972 series 2box 4folder 1
National Association of Educational Broadcasters. Educational Television Stations -- "Public Television Stations Projected Operations and Costs", March 1977 series 2box 4folder 2
National Public Radio -- Long Range Plan, February 1976 series 2box 4folder 3
Public Broadcasting Service -- Advisory Council of National Organizations. State of the Art: A Study of Current Practices and Trends in Educational Uses of Public Radio and Television, August 1, 1974 series 2box 4folder 4
Public Broadcasting Service -- Facilities Guidelines for Public Television Stations, April 1983, revised February 1984 series 2box 4folder 5
Public Broadcasting Service -- Holmes, Presley D. "Draft Script - Financing", undated series 2box 4folder 6
Public Broadcasting Service -- Long-Range Facilities Projections Public Television Field System (1984-1994), February 10, 1984 series 2box 4folder 7
West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority -- Central Educational Network - correspondence, 1981 series 2box 4folder 8
West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority -- Wingspread Conference -- Summary: Introduction; Agenda; Participants, undated series 2box 4folder 9
West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority -- Wingspread Conference -- Dallin Oaks Transcript; Update of November 1983 Memorandum, 1983 series 2box 4folder 10
West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority -- Wingspread Conference -- "Analysis of First Amendment Rights of Public Broadcasters", November 4, 1983 series 2box 4folder 11

Series 3: Instruction, 1955-1963 and undated (0.25 linear foot)

This series focuses on television instruction in the armed forces, especially its use in army training. Types of documents are articles and reports.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Army Training -- Articles -- Burke, Col. A. L. "Signal School TV Comes of Age" Reprinted from the September 1959 issue of SIGNAL, 1959 series 3box 4folder 12
Army Training -- Articles -- "How Lowry Air Force Base Uses Closed Circuit Television...", September 1959 series 3box 4folder 13
Army Training -- Articles -- Lowry Air Force Base. "Technical Training by Televised Instruction", undated series 3box 4folder 14
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Kanner, Joseph H., et al. Television as a Training and Educational Medium. Vol. 3, No. 3, Summer 1955 series 3box 4folder 15
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Runyon, Richard P., et al. Factors Leading to Effective Television Instruction. Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 1955 series 3box 4folder 16
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Desiderato, Otello L., et al. Procedures for Improving Television Instruction. Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1956 series 3box 4folder 17
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Runyon, Richard P. and Joseph H. Kanner. Present Status of Signal Corps Television Research Volume 4, No. 2, Spring 1956 series 3box 4folder 18
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Kanner, Joseph H. Future Trends in Television Teaching and Research. Volume 5, No. 4, Fall 1957 series 3box 4folder 19
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Kanner, Joseph H. Teaching by Television in the Army - An Overview. Volume 6, No. 3,, Summer 1958. series 3box 4folder 20
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Kanner, Joseph H., et al.Televsion in Army Training. Volume 6, No. 4, Fall 1958 series 3box 4folder 21
Army Training -- Audio-Visual Communication Review reprints -- Kanner, Joseph H. and Wesley P. Marshall. Television in Basic Training: The Improvement of Training by Television. Volume 11, No. 5, September-October 1963 series 3box 4folder 22
Army Training -- Reports -- Kanner, Joseph H., et al. Television in Army Training: Evaluation of "Intensive" Television for Teaching Basic Electricity. Army Pictorial Center, January 1958 series 3box 4folder 23
Army Training -- Reports -- Kanner, Joseph H., et al. A Report on Television in Army Training. Department of the Army, Office of the Chief Signal Officer., June 1, 1958 series 3box 4folder 24
Army Training -- Reports -- Kanner, Joseph H., et al. Television in Army Training: Evaluation of Television in Army Basic Training. Department of the Army, Office of the Chief Signal Officer., August 1, 1958 series 3box 4folder 25
Army Training -- Reports -- Allen, M. Robert. Television, Education, and the Armed Forces: An Informal Report., December 1, 1958 series 3box 4folder 26

Series 4: Consulting Work/Professional Activities, Memberhips, 1960-1981 (0.25 linear foot)

This series documents Holmes' consulting work with the Pennsylvania Public Television Network, the Public Broadcasting Service, and the US/AID Teaching Training Project in Kano, Nigeria. It also covers his membership on the Citizens Committee on Educational Television and his professional activities with the Institute for Education by Radio-Television. Types of documents include articles and a glossary.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Consulting Work -- Pennsylvania Public Television Network. Telecommunications Glossary, April 1981 series 4box 4folder 27
Consulting Work -- US/AID Teacher Training Project. Holmes, Presley. "Educational Television" Ohio University/USAID Project, Kano, Nigeria, May, 1969 series 4box 4folder 28
Consulting Work -- Public Broadcasting Service. "An Examination of Factors and Assumptions Affecting the Number of Future Public Television Stations", June 30, 1977 series 4box 4folder 29
Professional Activities, Memberships -- Citizens Committee on Educational Television, 1964 series 4box 4folder 30
Professional Activities, Memberships -- Institute for Education by Radio-Television, 1960, 1962 series 4box 4folder 31

Series 5: Articles/Books/Magazines, 1955-1970 and undated (0.50 linear foot)

This series focuses on various broadcasting issues including educational television, mass media, children's television and television instruction.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles -- Children and Television, 1963, undated series 5box 5folder 1
Articles -- Educational Television, 1965-1966, undated series 5box 5folder 2
Articles -- Mass Media - General, 1962, 1966, undated series 5box 5folder 3
Articles -- Television Instruction, 1963, 1966 series 5box 5folder 4
Books -- O'Hara, Robert C. Media for the Millions: The Process of Mass Communication, 1961 series 5box 5folder 5
Books -- Zettl, Herbert. Television Production Handbook, 1961 series 5box 5folder 6
Magazines -- The American Psychologist - Special Issue on Educational Television, October 1955 series 5box 5folder 7
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE, July 1968 series 5box 5folder 8
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE -- McLuhan, Marshall and Quentin Fiore. War and Peace in the Global Village with The McLuhan DEWLINE, 1968; September 1968 series 5box 5folder 9
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE -- vol. 1, no. 4-6, October-December 1968 series 5box 5folder 10
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE -- vol. 1, no. 7-11, January-April 1969 series 5box 5folder 11
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE -- vol. 2, no. 1; vol. 2, no. 3; vol. 2, no. 5, September 1969; November 1969; March-April 1970 series 5box 5folder 12
Magazines -- The McLuhan DEW-LINE, undated series 5box 5folder 13

Series 6: Earplay, 1975-1977 (1.00 linear foot)

Earplay was an innovative radio anthology series distributed by National Public Radio from 1971 to 1981. This series contains recordings on 13" LP records from 1975 to 1977. Plays include "Argive Soliloquies" by John Reeves and "The Old One Two."

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Earplay -- Hours 1-6, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1
Hour 1: "Hydronymus" by Manfred Bieler, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 1.0
Hour 2: "The Night Bathers" by Leo Goldman, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 2.0
Hour 3: "Properties" by E.G. Burrows, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 3.0
Hour 4: "Voices in My Head" by Rose Goldenberg and "Buster is Upstairs" by Anne Leaton, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 4.0
Hour 5: "Show Me the Way to Go Home" by Kevin Faller and "The Reunion of Olives and Daisies" by Larry Reed, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 5.0
Hour 6: "Clem Maverick" by R.G. Vliet, 1975 series 6box 6folder 1item 6.0
Earplay -- Hours 7-14, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2
Hour 7: "Bells in Europe" by Peter Leonhard Bruan, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 1.0
Hour 8: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 1 - "The Road to Aulis" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 2.0
Hour 9: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 2 - "Death of a Royal Virgin" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 3.0
Hour 10: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 3 - "This Smashed City, Unearthed" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 4.0
Hour 11: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 4 - "The Price of Power" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 5.0
Hour 12: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 5 - "Under Moonlight, A Winter Man with a Knife" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 6.0
Hour 13: "Argive Soliloquies," Part 6 - "The Iron Ring" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 7.0
Hour 14: "Hyenas" by Peter Leonhard Braun, 1975 series 6box 6folder 2item 8.0
Earplay -- Hours 15-20, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3
Hour 15: "The Store" by Mavor Moore; "Sincerely, Benny Lester" by Norman Kline; "Squirrels Aren't Like That" by Norman Kline, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 1.0
Hour 16: "Operation Vega" by Friedrich Durrenmatt, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 2.0
Hour 17: "Standard Safety" by Julie Bovasso; "Abstract and Concrete" by LaVerne Kehr, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 3.0
Hour 18: "Dear Janet Rosenberg, Dear Mr. Kooning" by Stanley Eveling, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 4.0
Hour 19: "No Knocking on People's Doors" by Katherine Kennedy, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 5.0
Hour 20: "Little Pictures" by Anne Leaton, 1975 series 6box 6folder 3item 6.0
Earplay -- Hours 21-26, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4
Hour 21: "Departures" by David Kranes; "The Friends of the Family" by Donald Barthelme, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 1.0
Hour 22: "Processional" by John Reeves, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 2.0
Hour 23: "A Sense of Property" by James W. Nichol, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 3.0
Hour 24: "Crime Marches On" by Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 4.0
Hour 25: "The Mystery" by Bill Naughton, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 5.0
Hour 26: "The Great American Fourth of July Parade" by Archibald MacLeash, 1975 series 6box 6folder 4item 6.0
Earplay -- Hours 1-6, 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1
Hour 1: "Listening", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 1.0
Hour 2: "J.B.", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 2.0
Hour 3: "Man and Superman", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 3.0
Hour 4: "A Visit with John Howard Griffin", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 4.0
Hour 5: "Cause Celebre", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 5.0
Hour 6: "A Doll's House", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 1item 6.0
Earplay -- Hours 7-16, 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2
Hour 7: "My Name is Bird McKaI", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 1.0
Hour 8: "The Disagreeable Oyster", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 2.0
Hour 9: "The Day John William Fell Down the Stairs and Died", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 3.0
Hour 10: "Kowalski's Last Chance"; "Tiger", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 4.0
Hour 11: "Twenty Years of Twilight", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 5.0
Hour 12: "Mr. Luby's Fear of Heaven", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 6.0
Hour 13: "The Austere Gwendoline Parker Elliott", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 7.0
Hour 14: "The Old One Two", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 8.0
Hour 15: "Random Moments in a May Garden", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 9.0
Hour 16: "The Maze", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 2item 10.0
Earplay -- Hours 16-26, 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3
Hour 17: The Midnight Mocker"; "Scat Melisma", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 1.0
Hour 18: "Haywire at Humbleford Flag", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 2.0
Hour 19: "The Codicil to Mary Purty's Will", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 3.0
Hour 20: "Crime and Punishment, Part 1", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 4.0
Hour 21: "Crime and Punishment, Part 2", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 5.0
Hour 22: "Crime and Punishment, Part 3", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 6.0
Hour 23: "The Grappling Court", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 7.0
Hour 24: "Dinosaurs"; "Under the Loofah Tree", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 8.0
Hour 25: "Trucker", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 9.0
Hour 26: "The Summer of Timothy Once", 1976-1977 series 6box 7folder 3item 10.0

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