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National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) Records

Abstract

Title:
National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) Records
Author/Creator:
National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB)
Collection number:
NPBA 97-21
Size:
11.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1966-1989
Inclusive dates:
1964-1994
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:

The National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB), incorporated in 1970, is an autonomous and independent national organization for volunteers in public broadcasting. Its purposes are to help local volunteer groups organize, encourage community involvement and support for public television and to create an informed national constituency of lay people to represent concerned citizens, as well as the needs and problems of public television. It emphasizes the role and importance of the volunteer, and promotes cooperation between station management and volunteers as well as the exchange of ideas among local volunteer groups. The collection documents the foundation and development of NFPB with its attempts to acquire initial funding, its early relationship with CPB and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the group's later developments and endeavors.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1597
Publication rights:

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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Promoting the support of public television and volunteerism, the National Friends of Public Broadcasting is an autonomous and independent national organization for volunteers in public broadcasting. It was born out of a series of meetings held in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first of these occurred in May 1969, at WNDT (Channel 13) in New York; it was attended by representatives of seven major public television stations, and chaired by Frances Schuman, who at that time was the Chairman of the Friends of 13, the volunteer group at WNDT. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the potential establishment of a national organization for volunteers in public television; the consequence was the creation of the Committee for the Formation of the National Friends of Public Television. Subsequently, additional formal meetings of the organizing committee took place in 1969 and 1970, resulting in the formation of the National Friends of Public Broadcasting in May 1970, with Frances Schuman as chair. During these developmental stages, an ad hoc committee helped to solve initial problems by writing a statement of purpose and draft by-laws; the basic organizational structure, such as the Board of Trustees, officers, and various committees, were also established during this period. Frances Schuman resigned as the group's chair in 1975.

On July 27, 1970, after initial support from Channel 13, NFPB was officially incorporated, therefore receiving non-profit and tax-exempt status. Also, during this period, the organization obtained in-kind support, including working facilities, such as secretarial support and office space, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In October 1970, a grant was received from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the amount of $281,000, which was distributed over a three year period. In its fourth year, the group received grants from the Markle and Rockefeller Foundations, in addition to continuing support from the Carnegie Corporation. Circa 1974/1975, stations were asked to contribute financially for the first time. Later, after the loss of external funding, NFPB depended solely upon money raised from membership dues (both group and individual) and annual conferences, and occasional in-kind support from stations. Currently, all officers are non-paid.

The purposes of NFPB are several. It helps local volunteer groups organize and existing groups to solve difficulties. It encourages community involvement and support for public television, and it creates an informed national constituency of lay people to represent concerned citizens, as well as the needs and problems of public television. Furthermore, it emphasizes the role and importance of the volunteer by aiding the establishment and development of local volunteer groups and by promoting volunteer activities at the station level. NFPB also promotes cooperation between station management and volunteers, the exchange of ideas among local volunteer groups, volunteer efforts to raise funds and increase membership, and the effective use of volunteers. To fulfill these objectives, the organization holds annual and regional conferences; publishes a newsletter; maintains a communications network among station volunteer representatives, station managers, the media, national organizations dedicated to public broadcasting, and the public; and has founded a speakers bureau. NFPB's goals and purpose have essentially remained the same over time.

NFPB holds a conference each year in conjunction with the annual meeting of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)/Association of America's Public Television Stations (APTS). The first of these occurred in May 1971, in New York City. During these conferences, a series of awards is presented to deserving individuals or groups with multiple winners in each of three major categories, including awards for outstanding public broadcasting volunteers and for community development and fund raising efforts. Finally, the uniqueness of this group lies in its support of both public radio and television, its purpose, and its officers, particularly the fact that the group was established and led by women which continues today

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The inclusive dates of the National Friends of Public Broadcasting Records range between 1964 and 1994; however, most of the materials date between 1966 and 1974 and between 1983 and 1989. The collection traces the foundation and development of NFPB with its attempts to acquire initial funding, its early relationship with CPB and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the group's later developments and endeavors, such as its awards and conferences, as well as its interests, broadcasting, and volunteerism. Types of documents include by-laws; correspondence, particularly to and from Frances Schuman; reports and minutes generated by various boards and committees; materials related to taxes and finances; materials, including correspondence, collected or generated by various chairs, especially Sally Ouweneel and Diane Papedo, relating to the management of the group; conference information, such as advertisements, promotions, and registrations; membership information and directories; award nominations; and program guides.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The National Friends of Public Broadcasting Records were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in two sections. The first part of the collection was acquired in January 1995, while the second arrived in October 1996. They were donated by Beverly Lundquist and Diane Papedo.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Melody J. Haymire, May 1998.

Processing note:

Documents were placed in acid-free folders which were then put into acid-free boxes.

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: Founding Documents, 1969-1989 (0.25 linear feet)

This series documents the meetings leading to the formation of NFPB and its early development. It focuses on the group's creation and organization, specifically its by-laws; its budgets and funding, particularly from the Carnegie Corporation; and its incorporation as a non-profit organization. These topics may be traced through the minutes from various early committees regarding the establishment of the group; the correspondence of Elizabeth Campbell, Duncan McDonald, and Frances Schuman, concerning decisions to be made about routine functioning; and the by-laws and standing rules of NFPB and their subsequent revisions. The by-laws of local Friends groups and the original certificate of incorporation also appear in this series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NFPB, 1969, undated series 1box 1folder 1
Minutes, Nov. 1969, undated series 1box 1folder 2
National Friends Committee-Formation, 1969-1973 and undated series 1box 1folder 3
National Friends Committee-Formation, 1969-1973 and undated series 1box 1folder 4
Certificate of Incorporation, 1970 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
Bylaws, 1971-1989 and undated series 1box 1folder 6
Bylaws, 1971-1989 and undated series 1box 1folder 7

Series 2: Executive Board Materials, 1971-1990 (0.75 linear feet)

This series highlights the routine operations of NFPB and sudivides into two foci: Board of Trustees, and Committees and General Materials, each of which has been placed in chronological order. The majority of the documents concern the Board of Trustees, which directs the work of NFPB. Correspondence to the Board of Trustees from the various chairs, particularly Elaine Peterson and Sally Ouweenel, appears frequently. In addition, the series contains minutes of a variety of board and committee meetings. The two prevelant committees which are documented are the Long Range Planning Committee with correspondence from its chair Jan Mitchell and the Nominating Committee with correspondence from its chair Carol Schave. The major topics covered include by-law changes, conferences, elections, and finances. Also, the Report to Managers, a biography of Frances Schuman, and a photograph of the Board of Trustees of 1974 are filed within this series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Board of Trustees and Committees -- NAEB/Las Vegas, 1972, undated series 2box 1folder 8
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Photo of NFPB Board, 1974 series 2box 1folder 9
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Long Range Planning Committee, 1979-1983 and undated series 2box 1folder 10
Board of Trustees and Committees -- 1984-NFPB: Correspondence & Financial, 1983-1984 and undated series 2box 1folder 11
Board of Trustees and Committees -- NFPB Officers and Board, 1985-1990, 1985-1989 and undated series 2box 1folder 12
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Board Correspondence, 1978-1990 and undated series 2box 1folder 13
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Board Correspondence, 1978-1990 and undated series 2box 1folder 14
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Board Correspondence, 1978-1990 and undated series 2box 1folder 15
Board of Trustees and Committees -- Nominating Committee, 1990, March-June 1990, undated series 2box 1folder 16
General Materials -- Misc., early 1970s, 1971, and undated series 2box 1folder 17
General Materials -- Minutes and Conference Highlights, 1971, undated series 2box 1folder 18
General Materials -- Misc., Late '70s, 1971-1981 and undated series 2box 1folder 19
General Materials -- NFPB Meeting Minutes, 1972-1975 series 2box 1folder 20
General Materials -- National Friends, 1974-1975 series 2box 1folder 21
General Materials -- Misc., Early '80s, 1979-1985 and undated series 2box 1folder 22
General Materials -- Late 1980s, Misc., 1985-1989 and undated series 2box 1folder 23
General Materials -- Agenda(s), 1987-1990, undated series 2box 1folder 24
General Materials -- Stationary [sic], 1987-1990 and undated series 2box 1folder 25

Series 3: Officers Files, 1964-1994 (2.25 linear feet)

This series traces the development of NFPB through its routinue correspondence, which consists mainly of letters and memos among officers of various ranks and several committees. Several officers' papers dominate this series: Sally Ouweneel, Diane Papedo, Elaine Peterson, and Frances Schuman. Notebooks belonging to Sally Ouweneel and Diane Papedo contain papers relating to every major aspect of NFPB, including awards, conferences, finances, grassroots activities, membership, mailing lists, and newsletters. However, most of these papers were not generated by or personally addressed to these officers, but seem to have been collected by them. Series 3 also contains photographs of Schuman and personal documents relating to her role as the Chairman of the Friends of Channel 13 and to the early years of NFPB, as well as later certificates of appreciation presented to her. The files are organized alphabetically by officer's name and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Trudy Bahr -- Treasurer, 24804 9th Pl., South, Kent, WA 98032, 1975-1985 and undated series 3box 1folder 26
Kay Booth, 1982-1983/Membership, 1982-1983 and undated series 3box 1folder 27
Elizabeth Campbell, Speeches & Personal Notes, 1971-1982 series 3box 1folder 28
Sue Colborn, NFPB Correspondence -- In Process, 1983-1985, undated series 3box 1folder 29
Sue Colborn, 1984, undated series 3box 1folder 30
Ruth Dawson -- Resume, undated series 3box 1folder 31
Millie Haynie -- Personal Correspondence/British Trip Info, '84, 1982-1985 and undated series 3box 1folder 32
Charlotte Hill, NFPB Pres., Misc. Correspondence, 1982-82, 1978-1984 and undated series 3box 1folder 33
Nominating -- Charlotte Hill, 1983-1988, 1982-1988 and undated series 3box 1folder 34
Sandy Johnston, 1982-1985 and undated series 3box 2folder 1
Duncan MacDonald, Documents, 1971-1972, undated series 3box 2folder 2
Jan Mitchell, 1983-1985, 1979-1985 and undated series 3box 2folder 3
Marilyn Olsen, 1982, undated series 3box 2folder 4
Sally Ouweneel, 1983-1984, undated series 3box 2folder 5
Officers Files, Sally Ouweneel, 1983-1989 and undated series 3box 2folder 6
Officers Files, Sally Ouweneel, 1983-1989 and undated series 3box 2folder 7
Correspondence, 1987-1988, 1986-1988 and undated series 3box 2folder 8
1988-1989-1990 Correspondence, 1987-1990 and undated series 3box 2folder 9
Diane Papedo -- New Board Member, 1974-1989 and undated series 3box 2folder 10
Officers Files -- Diane Papedo, 1979-1991 and undated series 3box 2folder 11
Officers Files -- Diane Papedo, 1979-1991 and undated series 3box 2folder 12
NFPB -- Diane Papedo, Notebook, 1986-1994 and undated series 3box 2folder 13
NFPB -- Diane Papedo, Notebook, 1986-1994 and undated series 3box 2folder 14
NFPB -- Diane Papedo, Notebook, 1986-1994 and undated series 3box 2folder 15
NFPB, Diane Papedo, 91-92, 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 16
NFPB, Diane Papedo, 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 17
NFPB, Diane Papedo, 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 18
NFPB, Diane Papedo, 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 19
NFPB, Diane Papedo, 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 20
Elaine Peterson, 1982-84, undated series 3box 2folder 21
Correspondence, May 1985-May 1987, 1982-1987 and undated series 3box 2folder 22
NFPB, 1987 series 3box 2folder 23
Allen Reep, 1982-83, undated series 3box 2folder 24
Ch. 13, 1965-1968, 1964-1969 and undated series 3box 2folder 25
Ch. 13, Schuman, 1968-1972, 1969-1971 and undated series 3box 3folder 1
Ch. 11 and Ch. 13, 1969-1975, 1967-1984 and undated series 3box 3folder 2
Documents to Report to Carnegie; Clippings, 1970-1972, 1968-1978 and undated series 3box 3folder 3
Frances Schuman, Chair, 1970-1972, undated series 3box 3folder 4
Friends of Ch. 13, 1971-1972 series 3box 3folder 5
Important Documents, 1973-1974, 1971-1974 and undated series 3box 3folder 6
Ch. 13, Chairman of the Board, 1978, undated series 3box 3folder 7
Mrs. Schuman, photos, undated series 3box 3folder 8
Jinny Smith, 1982, undated series 3box 3folder 9
Mary Faye Way, undated series 3box 3folder 10

Series 4: Awards, 1984-1990 (0.20 linear feet)

This series contains information regarding the nominations for and selections of NFPB awards. It focuses on the nomination of individuals or groups and on the winners, rather than the selection process. Documents include nomination forms, letters of notification and rejection, lists of winners and, in some cases, paragraph descriptions of them.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NFPB, 1984 Award Nominations, 1983-1984 and undated series 4box 3folder 11
1986 Awards, 1986-1987 and undated series 4box 3folder 12
Awards 1987, 1985-1987 and undated series 4box 3folder 13
Awards 1988, 1987-1988 and undated series 4box 3folder 14
Awards 1989, 1988-1989 and undated series 4box 3folder 15
Awards 1990, March-May 1990, 1990 and undated series 4box 3folder 16

Series 5: Chronological Files, 1968-1981 (0.20 linear feet)

Highlighting the early relationship of NFPB with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, this series concentrates on the early years in the development and growth of NFPB. Finances and taxes, funding, federal legislation regarding public broadcasting, and station support are the major topics that are covered through correspondence from Frances Schuman, Duncan MacDonald, John W. Macy, Jr., and Eli Evans and the reports from various officers and committees.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NFPB Chronological Files, 1970-1971, 1970-1972 and undated series 5box 3folder 17
NFPB Chronological Files, 1972, undated series 5box 3folder 18
NFPB Chronological Files, 1973-1975, 1972-1975 and undated series 5box 3folder 19
NFPB Chronological Files, 1976-1977, 1968-1981 and undated series 5box 3folder 20

Series 6: Conferences, 1971-1994 (2.75 linear feet)

Organized chronologically by conference date, this series traces the planning, development, and events of the conferences of NFPB. It focuses on discussions of mailings and numbers of registrants, choice of speakers, organization of events, evaluation of individual conferences, and expenses. Types of documents include registration forms, agendas, evaluations, summaries of events, sessions, or workshops, minutes of meetings of various groups and committees that occurred before, during, and after the conferences, materials about the NFPB Awards and their presentation, materials describing speakers and presenters, and information regarding NFPB elections. Finally, this series contains cassettes recorded at early conferences, photographs taken at presentations and informal gatherings, masters for advertisements and stationery, and occasional materials concerning the Public Broadcasting System's Annual Meeting.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1971 Conference, 1971 and undated series 6box 3folder 21
Pictures, 1971-1985 and undated series 6box 3folder 22
1972 Conference, 1972 and undated series 6box 3folder 23
Conferences, 1973-1974, 1972-1973 series 6box 3folder 24
1973 Conference, Cassette Tape: Frances Schuman/William J. McCarter, 1973 series 6box 3folder 25
1975 Conference, 1975 and undated series 6box 3folder 26
1976 NFPB Conference, 1976 series 6box 3folder 27
1976 Conference, Cassette Tape, Awards Luncheon, Tribute to Frances Schuman, 1976 series 6box 3folder 28
1977 Conference, 1977 and undated series 6box 3folder 29
1978 Conference, 1978 and undated series 6box 3folder 30
1979 Conference, 1979 series 6box 3folder 31
1980 Conference, 1980 and undated series 6box 3folder 32
1981 Conference, 1981 and undated series 6box 3folder 33
1982 Conference, 1979-1982 and undated series 6box 3folder 34
Chicago Marriott, 1982-1983 and undated series 6box 3folder 35
1983 Conference, 1977-1984 and undated series 6box 3folder 36
Conference Notebook, 1983-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 1
Conference Notebook, 1983-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 2
Conference Notebook, 1984-1991 and undated series 6box 4folder 3
Conference 1984, 1983-1984 and undated series 6box 4folder 4
Conference Notebook, 1985-1988 and undated series 6box 4folder 5
Conference 1985, 1976-1985 and undated series 6box 4folder 6
1985 Conference Participants, 1985 series 6box 4folder 7
1986 Conference, 1985-1987 and undated series 6box 4folder 8
Conference 1987, 1977-1987 and undated series 6box 4folder 9
1987 Conference -- Group Sessions, 1987 and undated series 6box 4folder 10
1987 Conference Notebook, 1986-1987 and undated series 6box 4folder 11
Conference Stationery, 1987-1989 series 6box 4folder 12
1988 Conference, 1980-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 13
1988 Conference, 1980-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 14
1988 Conference Notebook, 1987-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 15
1989 Conference, 1988-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 16
1989 Conference Wrap-Up, 1983-1989 and undated series 6box 4folder 17
Conference 1990, 1989-1991 and undated series 6box 4folder 18
Conference 1991, Orlando, 1980-1991 and undated series 6box 5folder 1
1992 Conference, 1990-1993 and undated series 6box 5folder 2
Conference 1993, New Orleans, 1972-1993 and undated series 6box 5folder 3
NFPB Conference 1994, 1991-1994 and undated series 6box 5folder 4

Series 7: Financial/Funding, 1967-1991 (1.00 linear feet)

This series highlights NFPB's finances through correspondence to and from Frances Schuman, Duncan MacDonald, and Eli Evans of the Carnegie Corporation; accounting/financial records; funding proposals; and financial statements. It is subdivided into two major clusters of documents. The first grouping relates to the early funding for NFPB and also includes some materials regarding fund raising for Channel 13 in New York. The second subdivision documents NFPB's later income and expenses, particularly concerning the annual conferences. The attainment of funding during the first three years of the group's existence, attempts to influence federal legislation to provide more funding for public broadcasting, the tax status of NFPB, budgets, the raising of additional or new funds, and requests to specific foundations are the most important issues covered in this series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Initial Funding -- Ch. 13 Benefit Material, 1967-1971, undated series 7box 5folder 5
Initial Funding -- Ancient [Taxes], 1969-1973 and undated series 7box 5folder 6
Initial Funding -- Carnegie Corporation, 1969-1976 and undated series 7box 5folder 7
Initial Funding -- Funding Foundations, 1970-1983 and undated series 7box 5folder 8
Initial Funding -- Rockefeller Foundation, 1971-1975 and undated series 7box 5folder 9
Initial Funding -- Foundations, 1972, undated series 7box 5folder 10
Initial Funding -- NFPB Funding Proposal; Annual Report 1971-1972, circa 1972-1973 series 7box 5folder 11
Initial Funding -- Funding Miscellaneous, 1972-1975 and undated series 7box 5folder 12
Initial Funding -- NFPB Budget Material, 1972-1976, undated series 7box 5folder 13
Initial Funding -- Long Range Funding, 1972-74, 1970-1976 and undated series 7box 5folder 14
Initial Funding -- Markle Foundation, 1970-1976 and undated series 7box 5folder 15
Budget/Finances -- Taxes, 1972-1989 and undated series 7box 5folder 16
Budget/Finances -- Budget 1984, 1975-1983 and undated series 7box 5folder 17
Budget/Finances -- Grant Proposal to CPB from NFPB, 1980-1981 and undated series 7box 5folder 18
Budget/Finances -- Grant Proposal for Funding from CPB, 81, 1977-1981 and undated series 7box 5folder 19
Budget/Finances -- England, 1982-1983, undated series 7box 5folder 20
Budget/Finances -- Bank 1982, 1981-1983 and undated series 7box 5folder 21
Budget/Finances -- Treasurer�s Reports, 1982-1987 series 7box 5folder 22
Budget/Finances -- Reimbursements, 1987-1988 and undated series 7box 5folder 23
Budget/Finances -- Scholarships, 1988, undated series 7box 5folder 24
Budget/Finances -- Treasurer�s Report, 1988-89, 1987-1990 and undated series 7box 5folder 25
Budget/Finances -- Treasurer�s Report, 1990-, 1990-1991 and undated series 7box 5folder 26

Series 8: Membership Materials, 1968-1990 (0.60 linear feet)

This series records the membership history of NFPB. Types of documents include lists of individual and group members and the Board of Trustees, membership applications, and letters encouraging people to join. It also contains materials from the Friends of 13 in New York and manuals entitled How to Be a Friend of Public Broadcasting, which describe NFPB, the formation of new Friends groups, the roles and duties of the volunteer, and increasing audiences and funding. Major topics include the identity of current members, increasing membership, and encouraging volunteerism.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
How to Be a Friend of Public Broadcasting: A Manual for Volunteers, 1968-1971 and undated series 8box 5folder 27
Council of the Friends of Channel 13; Membership; Board of Directors, 1969-1976, 1969-1977 series 8box 5folder 28
Membership Information and Directories, 1971-84, undated series 8box 5folder 29
How to Be a Friend of Public Broadcasting, 1974, 1970-1974 and undated series 8box 5folder 30
Membership Envelope and Information, 1983-1985, 1983-1986 and undated series 8box 5folder 31
1984 Membership, Booth, 1981-1990 and undated series 8box 5folder 32
Membership 1985, 1985-1986 and undated series 8box 6folder 1
1985 Memberships Applications, 1984-1985 and undated series 8box 6folder 2
Membership 1986, 1986-1987 and undated series 8box 6folder 3
Membership 1987, 1985-1987 and undated series 8box 6folder 4
Membership Committee, 1986-1987 and undated series 8box 6folder 5
Membership 1988, 1985-1988 and undated series 8box 6folder 6
Membership 1989, 1988-1989 series 8box 6folder 7
Membership 1990, 1988-1990 and undated series 8box 6folder 8

Series 9: Program Guides, 1966-1987 (0.40 linear feet)

This series is composed primarily of program guides from WNDT/WNET, Channel 13, in New York. These guides contain articles about public broadcasting, communications, and entertainment, as well as television listings. Updates about the activities of the Friends of Channel 13 appear frequently; in the updates from the later program guides, NFPB is included.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program Guide, Channel 13, WNDT, May 1966-December 1967 series 9box 6folder 9
Program Guide, Channel 13, WNDT; Annual Report, Channel 13, WNDT, January 1968-August 1969; 1968-1969 series 9box 6folder 10
Image, Channel 13, WNDT, September 1969-August 1970 series 9box 6folder 11
Image, Channel 13, WNET, October 1970-September 1974 series 9box 6folder 12
Thirteen, WNET, Thirteen Members' Guide, January 1978 series 9box 6folder 13
KSPS-TV, Friends of 7, Spokane, WA, Prevue, 1987 series 9box 6folder 14

Series 10: Subject Files, 1967-1991 (0.50 linear feet)

This series divides into two areas of focus: broadcasting and volunteerism, which contains a subseries consisting of surveys. The dominant types of documents are proposals, statements, surveys, and materials from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, and the Public Broadcasting System, in addition to correspondence to and from Charlotte Hill and Michael Hobbs and a keynote address by John W. Macy, Jr. Topics covered by the first grouping include cable television and public access television; federal legislation, especially concerning funding for public broadcasting during the early 1970s; public broadcasting in general, particularly its roles and the importance and recognition of its volunteers; and NFPB's relationship with public radio. The second grouping examines the concept of volunteerism in general and the roles of the volunteer and supervisor, and contains articles and conference brochures related to volunteerism, as well as the NFPB Volunteer Directory. A small cluster of folders contains surveys, which were conducted in an attempt to understand the state of organized volunteer support groups existing at the station level and station activities.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Public Broadcasting, 1967-1977, 1967-1991 and undated series 10box 6folder 15
Cable TV, 1970-1972, 1972 and undated series 10box 6folder 16
Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1972-1978, 1972-1977 series 10box 6folder 17
NFPB Radio, 1973-1974, 1974 and undated series 10box 6folder 18
PBS, 1975 and undated series 10box 6folder 19
PBS Advisory Committee, 1976-1978, undated series 10box 6folder 20
Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Financial Statements, December 31, 1977, 1977 series 10box 6folder 21
CPB, 1981, 1980 and undated series 10box 6folder 22
Development Memos, 1981-84, undated series 10box 6folder 23
Station Manager Mailing List, undated series 10box 6folder 24
Volunteerism 1980s/Miscellaneous Newsletters, 1983-1990 and undated series 10box 6folder 25
Volunteer Recognition/Chairperson Information, 1986 and undated series 10box 6folder 26
Starting a Volunteer Group, 1986-1988 and undated series 10box 6folder 27
Volunteer Readership 1990, 1990 series 10box 6folder 28
NFPB -- Manual -- Incomplete, undated series 10box 6folder 29
NFPB Volunteer Directory, undated series 10box 6folder 30
Surveys -- Bullseye Report, 1985, undated series 10box 6folder 31
Surveys -- NFPB Survey, 1987, 1987 and undated series 10box 6folder 32
Surveys -- Survey, 1987-1988 and undated series 10box 6folder 33
Surveys -- PBS Station Volunteer Survey, 1987-1988 and undated series 10box 6folder 34
Surveys -- NFPB Survey 1988, December 1987-April 1988, 1987-1988 and undated series 10box 6folder 35

Series 11: Publications, 1971-1990 (0.10 linear feet)

Consisting of materials produced by NFPB, this series is primarily composed of NFPB brochures, newsletters, pamphlets from early conferences, and volunteer directories. Topics covered by these documents include the history of NFPB, its membership, its conferences, and the latest developments regarding the organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pamphlets, 1971-1983 and undated series 11box 6folder 36
NFPB Newsletters, 1971-1990, undated series 11box 6folder 37
NFPB Brochures and Newsletter, 1980-1990, undated series 11box 6folder 38
NFPB Yearbook, circa 1983-1984 series 11box 6folder 39
Current, 1989, 1988-1990 and undated series 11box 6folder 40

Series 12: Oversize items, 1970-1992 and undated (4 items)

This series consists of the oversize items from Series 1, 3, 4, and 6.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Oversize items from Series 1 -- Certificate of Incorporation (Oversize Only), October 20, 1970 series 12box 7folder 1
Oversize items from Series 3, Subseries 4 -- Frances Schuman, Certificate of Appreciation from the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (Oversize Only), March 1992 series 12box 7folder 2
Oversize items from Series 3, Subseries 4 -- Frances Schuman, Certificate of Appreciation, electing her Honorary Chairman of the NFPB (Oversize Only), undated series 12box 7folder 3
Oversize items from Series 6 -- Conferences 1985 and 1987, Masters for advertisements and stationery (Oversize Only), 1985-1987 series 12box 7folder 4

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