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David L. Crippens Papers

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Abstract

Title:
David L. Crippens Papers
Author/Creator:
Crippens, David L.
Collection number:
NPBA 99-80
Size:
8.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1993-1997
Inclusive dates:
1969-1998
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:

David L. Crippens' extensive public broadcasting career began as a producer for San Diego station KPBS-TV from 1969 to 1971. That year, he joined station WQED-TV in Pittsburgh as staff producer, writer, and newsperson, working there until 1973. He then returned to the West Coast to work as the director of Educational Services at KCET, Los Angeles' public television station. In 1977 he was promoted to vice president of Educational Services. From 1980 to 1983, Crippens served as a vice president and a stage manager. In 1983, he became the vice president of National Productions for KCET. He held this position until 1985, when he became the senior vice president of Educational Enterprises. The collection documents Crippens' career in public television, particularly focusing on his time at KCET/Los Angeles, the various conferences and meeting he attended, and his speeches.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

David L. Crippens Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

David Lee Crippens was born September 23, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a BA in Political Science from Antioch University in 1964 and a Masters of Social Work from San Diego State University in 1968.

From 1964 to 1966, Crippens served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria. After his return, he worked as the associate director of the educational opportunities program at San Diego State University from 1968 to 1969. He continued to work in San Diego as a producer for KPBS-TV, a public television station, from 1969 to 1971. In 1971, he moved to the East Coast to work as a staff producer, writer, and newsperson for the Pittsburgh public television station, WQED-TV. He worked there until 1973.

In 1973, Crippens moved back to the West Coast to work as the director of Educational Services at KCET, Los Angeles's public television station. In 1977 he was promoted to vice president of Educational Services. From 1980 to 1983, Crippens served as a vice president and a stage manager. In 1983, he became the vice president of National Productions for KCET. He held this position until 1985, when he became the senior vice president of Educational Enterprises, a position which he still holds. In his role as the senior vice president of the Educational Enterprises, Crippens oversees the production and coordination of educational programs and services for KCET. The primary objective of the department is the development, production and acquisition of educational instructional programs. Under Crippens' leadership, Educational Enterprises produced a wide range of programs on topics such as children and computers, earthquakes, math for parents, and health and substance abuse, particularly the dangers of smoking for minority audiences.

Crippens served as the executive-in-charge of outreach activities designed to support and extend the educational applications of broadcast presentations through a wide variety of print materials and community or school-based activities. He was the project Director on a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Count On Me." The "Count On Me" collaborative efforts offered parent-teacher workshops in mathematics. He also produced and moderated number of teleconferences, some which also dealt with the issue of teacher mathematics.

Crippens is also very involved with the school-to-career field and worked closely with the National Council for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) and the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD). He was a keynote speaker at several conferences for both organizations and played roles in various School-to-Work and Tech Prep conferences.

Crippens serves on the board of a number of organizations, including Antioch University Advisory Committee, Editorial Project in Education, the Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, the National Black Programming Consortium, Inroads, and the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD). Under his direction, the KCET Educational Enterprises Department received an award from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention for its efforts in children's health in 1997 and the 1997 Distinguished Service to Health Education Award from the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE). Additionally, Crippens has earned many individual awards, including the National Citation Award from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa and the John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association for Outstanding Coverage of Educational Issues and Concerns.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The David L. Crippens Papers cover the years 1969 to 1998, with the bulk of the materials date from 1993 to 1997. The collection documents Crippens' career in public television, particularly focusing on his time at KCET/Los Angeles, the various conferences and meetings he attended, and his speeches. Types of materials include correspondence, travel itineraries, brochures, programs, pamphlets, article clippings, speeches, receipts, photographs, certificates, reports, proposals, overhead transparencies, and a banner.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The David L. Crippens Papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by David L. Crippens in March of 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Elizabeth L. Borja and Debbie Mack, November 2000

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Conferences, 1993-1998 (3.25 linear feet)

This series documents many of the conferences that Crippens attended between the years of 1993 and 1998 as the senior vice president of Educational Enterprises.

Subseries 1.1: Conferences Attended by Crippens as a Panel Member or Speaker, 1993-1997 (1.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials from the conferences that Crippens attended as a panel member or a speaker. The substance of the conferences varied from health services to minority opportunities and other educational television topics. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, speech drafts, pamphlets, and receipts, and are arranged alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
African American Health Conference, June 7, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 1
African America Tobacco Education, Tobacco Control Summit, November 30-December 1, 1993series 1.1box 1folder 2
Alabama Power -- Teacher Corps Summer Conference, July 11-12, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 3
Alabama Power, November 7-8, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 4
American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 11-13, 1993series 1.1box 1folder 5
American School Health Association Conference, October 31, 1996series 1.1box 1folder 6
American Vocational Association Conference, December 4-7, 1993series 1.1box 1folder 7
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference, August 13, 1996series 1.1box 1folder 8
Association of African American Educators and Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children, March 4, 1993series 1.1box 1folder 9
Association of California School Administrators Conference, October 24-25, 1996series 1.1box 1folder 10
Beverly Hills Education Summit, January 9, 1993series 1.1box 1folder 11
California Agricultural Teachers' Association Annual Conference, June 22, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 12
California School Boards, December 3, 1997series 1.1box 1folder 13
California School Volunteer Partnership, March 14-15, 1997series 1.1box 1folder 14
California State University Winter Institute, March 3-4, 1994series 1.1box 2folder 1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Conference, May 2-3, 1996series 1.1box 2folder 2
Center for Learning and Competitiveness (DLC Board), 1995series 1.1box 2folder 3
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupation Program, May 25, 1995series 1.1box 2folder 4
Expanding Minority Opportunities Conference, January 19-21, 1995series 1.1box 2folder 5
First National Summit on Violence, August 5-7, 1993series 1.1box 2folder 6
Joint Symposium in Field Education, April 2, 1993series 1.1box 2folder 7
League of Innovation, Workforce 2000 Conference, February 9, 1995series 1.1box 2folder 8
MENTOR Network, April 26, 1997series 1.1box 2folder 9
Metro Transportation Authority (MTA) Economic Development, May 8, 1997series 1.1box 2folder 10
NABORS, February 4, 1994series 1.1box 2folder 11
National Association for Television Program Executives, January 28, 1993series 1.1box 2folder 12
National Association of Social Workers Conference, April 14, 1994series 1.1box 2folder 13
National Center for Research on Vocational Education, July 29, 1995series 1.1box 2folder 14
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 16-20, 1997series 1.1box 3folder 1
Pacific Mountain Network 15th Annual Conference, April 14-16, 1993series 1.1box 3folder 2
Rand's Institute, September 18, 1997series 1.1box 3folder 3
Southern California Association for Philanthropy (SCAP), October 29, 1997series 1.1box 3folder 4
Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, October 9-12, 1993series 1.1box 3folder 5
Workforce Prep Conference, October 22, 1996series 1.1box 3folder 6

Subseries 1.2: Other Conferences Attended by Crippens, 1993-1997 (0.75 linear foot)

This subseries contains materials from conferences that Crippens attended but did not formally participate in. The conference topics vary from education in the sciences to math education to minority opportunities to businesses. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, and receipts, and are arranged alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Algebra Project National Site Conference, May 1-2, 1993series 1.2box 3folder 7
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- ASTC Annual Conference, October 15-18, 1993series 1.2box 3folder 8
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology, February 12, 1993series 1.2box 3folder 9
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology, February 13, 1993series 1.2box 3folder 10
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology, February 17-19, 1995series 1.2box 3folder 11
American Society on Aging, March 22-25, 1997series 1.2box 3folder 12
Annenberg/Math Connection Teleconference, October 2, 1993series 1.2box 3folder 13
Annenberg Metro Project, November 20, 1997series 1.2box 3folder 14
California State University Winter Institute II, March 2, 1995series 1.2box 4folder 1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tobacco Conference, July 14, 1997series 1.2box 4folder 2
Editorial Management Group Conference, June 26-28, 1996series 1.2box 4folder 3
Educational Connection Conference, May 20-24, 1997series 1.2box 4folder 4
Firstview/Satscreen, August 7, 1993series 1.2box 4folder 5
National Alliance of Business -- Skills Standards Briefing, 1995series 1.2box 4folder 6
National Association of Social Workers Conference, June 12, 1995series 1.2box 4folder 7
National Science Foundation, February 9-10, 1993series 1.2box 4folder 8
National Science Foundation -- "New Directions", September 9, 1993series 1.2box 4folder 9
National Science Foundation -- AAAC Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Leadership Workshop, October 25-28, 1994series 1.2box 4folder 10
New American Schools Development Corporation (NASDC) Design Team Conference, 1993series 1.2box 4folder 11
Soundprint Meeting, October 31-November 4, 1997series 1.2box 4folder 12
State of African American Education Conference, November 8, 1996series 1.2box 5folder 1
Tobacco Control, May 9, 1997series 1.2box 5folder 2

Subseries 1.3: School-To-Work Conferences, 1994-1998 (7 folders)

This subseries covers various School-to-Work conferences that Crippens either spoke at or simply attended. School-to-Work is a national and local initiative designed to improve education for all students of all ages and all ability levels by providing all students with high academic skills and the necessary workforce skills. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, and receipts, and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Oakland National Council Research -- School-to-Work Transition, April 22-23, 1994series 1.3box 5folder 3
School-to-Work -- Baltimore, Maryland, July 12-16, 1994.series 1.3box 5folder 4
School-to-Work -- San Francisco, California, September 12-13, 1996series 1.3box 5folder 5
University of Southern California. School-to-Work Symposium, February 13, 1997series 1.3box 5folder 6
Montebello School-to-Career Conference Speech, April 23, 1997series 1.3box 5folder 7
Ventura County School-to-Career Meeting, October 2, 1997series 1.3box 5folder 8
Los Angeles County School-to-Career, April 22, 1998series 1.3box 5folder 9

Subseries 1.4: Tech Prep Conferences, 1993-1997 (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries covers various Tech Prep conferences that Crippens either spoke at or simply attended. Tech Prep is a national and local initiative that provides a continuing educational program of applied and technical courses on the secondary and post secondary levels, and prepares students to effectively work in a changing high tech society. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, and receipts, and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Anaheim National Tech Prep Conference, May 4, 1993series 1.4box 5folder 10
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, July 15-16, 1993series 1.4box 5folder 11
Fresno, October 5-6, 1993series 1.4box 5folder 12
Salinas, February 24, 1994series 1.4box 5folder 13
St. Louis, February 25-26, 1994series 1.4box 5folder 14
Fresno, March 8, 1994series 1.4box 5folder 15
Video Shoot / Baltimore Conference, March 1994series 1.4box 5folder 16
Video Shoot / Baltimore Conference, April 10-12, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 1
Video Shoot / Baltimore Conference, April 21, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 2
Birmingham-Jefferson Tech, July 28-29, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 3
San Francisco, August 15-16, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 4
Norfolk Vocational, September 1, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 5
Greensboro, North Carolina, September 14-15, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 6
State Center Speech, October 4, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 7
Los Angeles Trade Tech Speech, October 18, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 8
Modesto, December 4-5, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 9
Speech, December 7-8, 1994series 1.4box 6folder 10
Columbia, South Carolina, January 15-16, 1995series 1.4box 6folder 11
Tech Prep and Educational Enterprises, January 25-26, 1995series 1.4box 6folder 12
Tampa, Florida, February 5-7, 1995series 1.4box 7folder 1
Speech, March 1, 1995series 1.4box 7folder 2
Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 21-23, 1996series 1.4box 7folder 3
Anaheim, California, February 3, 1997series 1.4box 7folder 4

Series 2: Meetings, 1993-1997 (2.50 linear feet)

This series documents the meetings of various organizations that Crippens attended over the years. He was a member of several advisory councils and boards of directors for organizations that include: the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Antioch University, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Inroads, National Black Programming Consortium, and UNITELA. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, speech drafts, and receipts, and are arranged alphabetically by the title of the sponsoring organization and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
African Electrification Foundation, December 6, 1997 series 2box 7folder 5
Africa: One Continent, October 7, 1997 series 2box 7folder 6
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology (COPUS & T), November 15, 1993 series 2box 7folder 7
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology (COPUS & T), February 20, 1994 series 2box 7folder 8
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology (COPUS & T), August 4-5, 1995 series 2box 7folder 9
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology (COPUS & T), September 26-27, 1996 series 2box 7folder 10
American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Committee on Public Understanding of Science and Technology (COPUS & T) -- Seattle, Washington, February 13-15, 1997 series 2box 7folder 11
Antioch University -- Board Meeting, October 21-23, 1993 series 2box 7folder 12
Antioch University -- Board Meeting, February 17-18, 1994 series 2box 7folder 13
Antioch University -- Board Meeting, October 13-15, 1994 series 2box 7folder 14
Antioch University -- Reception, April 26, 1996 series 2box 7folder 15
Antioch University -- Advisory Council Meeting, September 19, 1997 series 2box 8folder 1
Antioch University -- Board Meeting, December 8, 1997 series 2box 8folder 2
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life, October 1-5, 1997 series 2box 8folder 3
Association of Public Television Stations, February 1, 1994 series 2box 8folder 4
At Home with Science Meeting, July 23-27, 1997 series 2box 8folder 5
Bureau of Primary Health Care, May 21, 1997 series 2box 8folder 6
California Academy of Mathematics and Science, 1993-1995 series 2box 8folder 7
California Academy of Mathematics and Science, March 15, 1996 series 2box 8folder 8
California Coalition for Mathematics, May 11, 1993 series 2box 8folder 9
California State Department of Education, August 17, 1993 series 2box 8folder 10
California Department of Health Services -- Tobacco Control Section Panel, November 13-14, 1996 series 2box 8folder 11
California State University, Department of Social Work, April 26, 1993 series 2box 8folder 12
California State University, Dominguez Hills Recognition Dinner, November 14, 1994 series 2box 8folder 13
Center for African American Educational Excellence, January 25, 1994 series 2box 8folder 14
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), July 15-18, 1995 series 2box 8folder 15
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- Children's Health and Media, July 31, 1997 series 2box 8folder 16
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- Entertainment Working Group Meeting, 1997 series 2box 8folder 17
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Dallas, November 12-13, 1993 series 2box 8folder 18
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Video Preparation, March 20-21, 1994 series 2box 9folder 1
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), August 4-8, 1994 series 2box 9folder 2
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Minneapolis, October 28-30, 1994 series 2box 9folder 3
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Austin, Texas, November 4-5, 1994 series 2box 9folder 4
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Board Meeting, July 28-29, 1995 series 2box 9folder 5
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Board Meeting, February 22-23, 1996 series 2box 9folder 6
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Board Meeting -- San Antonio, Texas, August 1-3, 1996 series 2box 9folder 7
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Board Meeting -- Waco, Texas, October 31-November 2, 1996 series 2box 9folder 8
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), February 20, 1997 series 2box 9folder 9
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Board Meeting, July 17-18, 1997 series 2box 9folder 10
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) -- Meeting, November 6-7, 1997 series 2box 9folder 11
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse -- Board of Directors, March 18, 1995 series 2box 9folder 12
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse -- Board Meeting, May 6, 1995 series 2box 9folder 13
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse, August 14-15, 1997 series 2box 10folder 1
Culver City Unified School District -- Madeleine Ehrlich, February 25, 1993 series 2box 10folder 2
Editorial Projects in Education -- Palo Alto, California, March 7-9, 1997 series 2box 10folder 3
Editorial Projects in Education, September 25-28, 1997 series 2box 10folder 4
Georgia Institute of Technology, June 15-16, 1994 series 2box 10folder 5
J. Paul Getty Museum, March 25, 1993 series 2box 10folder 6
Inroads -- Meeting, October 26, 1994 series 2box 10folder 7
Inroads -- Board Meeting, February 6, 1996 series 2box 10folder 8
Inroads -- Board Meeting, May 6, 1996 series 2box 10folder 9
Inroads -- Los Angeles Inc. Banquet, August 1, 1996 series 2box 10folder 10
Inroads -- Board Meeting, November 6, 1996 series 2box 10folder 11
Inroads -- Corporation Orientation Manual, 1996 series 2box 10folder 12
Inroads -- Los Angeles, Inc, 1996 series 2box 10folder 13
Inroads -- Board Meeting, May 6, 1997 series 2box 10folder 14
Inroads -- Board Meeting, August 12, 1997 series 2box 11folder 1
Inroads -- Board Meeting, November 8, 1997 series 2box 11folder 2
Inroads -- Fact Sheet, 1997 series 2box 11folder 3
Intelcom, Washington DC, September 7, 1996 series 2box 11folder 4
Junior Achievement of Southern California, September 18, 1997 series 2box 11folder 5
William Keck Foundation Meeting, November 12, 1997 series 2box 11folder 6
KIDSNET Board Meeting, November 24, 1994 series 2box 11folder 7
League of Allied Arts Corporation, February 12, 1995 series 2box 11folder 8
Los Angeles County Office of Education, February 22, 1993 series 2box 11folder 9
LA Learning Centers Design Team Meeting, January 25, 1994 series 2box 11folder 10
Math Assessment Meeting, December 11-13, 1996 series 2box 11folder 11
Mathematical Science Education Board, May 19-23, 1993 series 2box 11folder 12
Multimedia Careers Academy, November 24, 1997 series 2box 11folder 13
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), March 27, 1996 series 2box 11folder 14
National Association of Social Workers, December 11, 1993 series 2box 11folder 15
National Black Programming Consortium, November 19, 1994 series 2box 11folder 16
National Black Programming Consortium, 1995 series 2box 11folder 17
National Black Programming Consortium -- New York, New York, August 15-16, 1996 series 2box 11folder 18
National Black Programming Consortium -- Pittsburgh, November 22, 1997 series 2box 11folder 19
National Council of Teachers of Math, March 31-April 3, 1993 series 2box 11folder 20
National Science Foundation -- Washington DC, September 29-October 3, 1993 series 2box 11folder 21
National Science Foundation -- Program Proposal Panel, April 6-8, 1994 series 2box 11folder 22
Next Wave, September 13, 1994 series 2box 12folder 1
Next Wave -- Westwood, California, June 11, 1996 series 2box 12folder 2
Next Wave, 1997 series 2box 12folder 3
North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) Education Foundation, October 26, 1994 series 2box 12folder 4
Pfizer, March 26, 1996 series 2box 12folder 5
Prenatal Diagnostic Research Foundation, 1995 series 2box 12folder 6
RETAC (Regional Educational Technology Advisory Council) -- Celia Ayala, February 19, 1993 series 2box 12folder 7
Southern California Edison Advisory Council, January 14, 1994 series 2box 12folder 8
Southern California Edison Advisory Council, January 14, 1994 series 2box 12folder 9
Southern California Edison Advisory Council, March 3, 1995 series 2box 12folder 10
Tobacco Control, Tuscon, Arizona, March 10, 1997 series 2box 12folder 11
Transportation Industry Consortium Leadership Council, March 14, 1997 series 2box 12folder 12
UNITE-LA -- Breakfast, November 5, 1996 series 2box 12folder 13
UNITE-LA -- Conference Committee, 1996 series 2box 12folder 14
UNITE-LA -- Strategic Plan, 1996 series 2box 12folder 15
Diane Vines Dinner, October 1, 1997 series 2box 12folder 16

Series 3: Speeches by Crippens, 1993-1997 (1.00 linear foot)

This series covers various speeches and public appearances made by Crippens between the years of 1993 and 1997. The topics of speeches varies from minority opportunities to educational television to vocational training. Additionally, Crippens served as the master of ceremonies for several dinners or functions. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, and speech drafts, and are arranged alphabetically by the title of the sponsoring organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alcorn State University Alumni, October 8, 1994 series 3box 12folder 17
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, March 18, 1993 series 3box 12folder 18
Bethune Exposition Park Branch Library -- MC for Commemoration of Installation of Charles White Murals, February 24, 1993 series 3box 12folder 19
Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, June 29, 1993 series 3box 12folder 20
California Academic Decathlon, August 28, 1993 series 3box 12folder 21
California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE) and California Cooperative Education Association (CCEA), April 26- 28, 1995 series 3box 12folder 22
California State University, Los Angeles. Day of the Teacher, May 10, 1995 series 3box 12folder 23
Centinela Valley Juvenile Diversion Project Dinner, October 15, 1997 series 3box 12folder 24
Church of the Advent, June 20, 1993 series 3box 12folder 25
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter, November 10, 1994 series 3box 13folder 1
LA Fisk University Alumni Luncheon, November 7, 1993 series 3box 13folder 2
Fortune 500 Club, May 20, 1993 series 3box 13folder 3
J. Paul Getty Museum, November 30, 1994 series 3box 13folder 4
Glendale Chamber of Commerce -- "To Tell the Truth" Speech, October 30, 1996 series 3box 13folder 5
Golden West College's Annual Advisory Committee Breakfast, May 25, 1994 series 3box 13folder 6
Imperial Valley College Career Fair, 1995 series 3box 13folder 7
Los Angeles County Office of Education, January 22, 1993 series 3box 13folder 8
Los Angeles County Office of Education, March 25, 1994 series 3box 13folder 9
Los Angeles County Probation Department Awards Banquet, May 27, 1993 series 3box 13folder 10
LA Summer Beginnings Staff Training Institute, June 21, 1994 series 3box 13folder 11
Los Angeles Unified School District 9th Annual Outstanding Student Awards, June 1, 1994 series 3box 13folder 12
Macedonia Baptist Church Annual Youth Banquet, June 22, 1997 series 3box 13folder 13
Middle College High School Commencement Speech, June 7, 1995 series 3box 13folder 14
Mount Zion Baptist Church, February 26, 1995 series 3box 13folder 15
Museum of Tolerance, July 26, 1995 series 3box 13folder 16
National Association of Social Workers, October 16, 1994 series 3box 13folder 17
Oneota Club, May 8, 1995 series 3box 13folder 18
Oneota Club, April 8, 1996 series 3box 13folder 19
People's Champ Awards Ceremony -- MC, November 9, 1997 series 3box 13folder 20
Recycling Black Dollars, December 11, 1993 series 3box 13folder 21
San Bernardino City Unified School District's High School Technology Planning Institute, August 25, 1997 series 3box 13folder 22
San Diego State University, November 22, 1993 series 3box 13folder 23
South Bay Private Industrial Council Awards Ceremony, September 18, 1997 series 3box 13folder 24
United African American Student Association, February 14, 1994 series 3box 14folder 1
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) -- Fowler's Museum, March 11, 1993 series 3box 14folder 2
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) -- Cancer Education Roundtable, April 28, 1993 series 3box 14folder 3
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) -- Principals' Center Dinner, March 17, 1994 series 3box 14folder 4
University of the Pacific Conservatory, March 12, 1994 series 3box 14folder 5
University of Tennessee Book Signing, March 8-10, 1996 series 3box 14folder 6
Washington Prep High School, September 22, 1993 series 3box 14folder 7
Young Professionals Urban League. Portland, Oregon, September 16-17, 1993 series 3box 14folder 8

Series 4: Public Television, 1993-1997 (1.25 linear feet)

This series documents various aspects of Crippens' career in public television. It contains five subseries.

Subseries 4.1: Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), 1993-1996 (3 folders)

This subseries covers some of Crippens' dealings with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Topics include a conference, technology, and the hiring of a new senior vice president of education at CPB. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, and pamphlets, and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Conference. Washington DC, June 12-17, 1993series 4.1box 14folder 9
Carolyn Reid Wallace, August 19, 1993series 4.1box 14folder 10
Technology Summit, Pittsburgh, April 29-30, 1996series 4.1box 14folder 11

Subseries 4.2: KCET/Los Angeles, 1993-1997 (0.50 linear foot)

This subseries documents Crippens' work at KCET as the Senior Vice President of Educational Enterprises and other departments of the station. Topics include presentations, meetings, staff retreats, and other KCET activities. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, programs, pamphlets, notes, and overhead transparencies, and are arranged alphabetically by department, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Board of Directors -- Retreat, May 12-14, 1994series 4.2box 14folder 12
Board of Directors -- Meeting, May 18-20, 1995series 4.2box 14folder 13
Board of Directors, 1995series 4.2box 14folder 14
Board of Directors -- Retreat, May 30-June 1, 1996series 4.2box 14folder 15
Business Ventures Committee, November 10, 1997series 4.2box 14folder 16
Community Coalition Retreat, February 20, 1993series 4.2box 14folder 17
Educational Enterprises -- Department Retreat, January 18, 1995series 4.2box 14folder 18
Educational Enterprises -- Cuesta College at KCET, July 14, 1995series 4.2box 14folder 19
Educational Enterprises -- Overhead Transparencies, 1994-1995series 4.2box 14folder 20
Senior Management -- Retreat, January 15, 1993series 4.2box 14folder 21
Senior Management -- Meeting at Balboa Club, March 27-28, 1994series 4.2box 14folder 22
Senior Management -- Retreat, August 25-26, 1994series 4.2box 14folder 23
Senior Management -- Retreat, March 22-24, 1995series 4.2box 14folder 24
Other KCET Activities -- Creating Jobs for Youth, October 19, 1997series 4.2box 15folder 1
Other KCET Activities -- Editorial Management Group Meeting, August 22, 1996series 4.2box 15folder 2
Other KCET Activities -- Educational Connection, March 1, 1997series 4.2box 15folder 3
Other KCET Activities -- Pacific Bell Meeting, August 11, 1995series 4.2box 15folder 4
Other KCET Activities -- Pledge Drive, December 3, 1994series 4.2box 15folder 5

Subseries 4.3: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1993-1997 (0.25 linear foot)

This subseries covers some of Crippens' dealings with PBS. Topics include conferences, retreats, meetings, satellites, literacy and math programs, and vocational training. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, pamphlets, and reports, and are arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Meeting, June 22-25, 1996series 4.3box 15folder 6
Conference, June 3-6, 1994series 4.3box 15folder 7
Integrating Technology and Professional Development Retreat, April 26-27, 1994series 4.3box 15folder 8
Literacy Link Conference, May 15-16, 1997series 4.3box 15folder 9
Mathline, January 8-13, 1994series 4.3box 15folder 10
Project Education, May 12-16, 1993series 4.3box 15folder 11
Ready to Learn, April 25-26, 1995series 4.3box 15folder 12
Ready to Learn, April 25-26, 1995series 4.3box 15folder 13
Ready to Learn, July 8-11, 1995series 4.3box 16folder 1
Satellite Feasibility Study, 1995series 4.3box 16folder 2

Subseries 4.4: Other Stations and Organizations, 1993-1996 (5 folders)

This subseries covers Crippens' dealings with public television stations and organizations other than CPB, KCET, and PBS. These stations include KQED, San Francisco, Association of America's Public Television Stations (APTS), and WHRO radio. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, and pamphlets, and are arranged alphabetically by station or organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KQED -- Pacific Bell, June 27-28, 1995series 4.4box 16folder 3
KQED, August 23, 1995series 4.4box 16folder 4
PTV (Public Television) Annual Conference, June 23, 1993series 4.4box 16folder 5
PTV Ready to Learn, February 9-11, 1994series 4.4box 16folder 6
WHRO -- Public Broadcasting Partner Planning Meeting, December 2-5, 1996series 4.4box 16folder 7

Subseries 4.5: Programs/Proposals, 1994-1997 and undated (0.50 linear foot)

This subseries covers various proposals and program descriptions that Crippens reviewed, created, or produced. He was especially involved in "Count On Me," a parent-teacher math initiative; the National Science Foundation; and his own idea, "Pigeons Everywhere." Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, article clippings, programs, and pamphlets, and are arranged alphabetically by program.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Breast Cancer Early Detection Program -- Jackie Daerr, May 25-26, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 8
"Count on Me" -- Columbia, South Carolina, May 1, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 9
"Count on Me" -- Charleston, South Carolina, May 1-3, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 10
"Count on Me" -- Birmingham, Alabama, May 3-4, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 11
"Count on Me" -- Carbondale, Illinois, May 16-17, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 12
"Count on Me" -- Buffalo, New York, May 18-19, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 13
"Count on Me" -- Wake Forest, May 20-21, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 14
"Count on Me", June 24-26, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 15
"Count on Me", October 22-24, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 16
"Count on Me" -- Chicago, Illinois, January 30-31, 1995series 4.5box 16folder 17
Galef Institute, Los Angeles., July 1, 1996series 4.5box 16folder 18
"Lawson, Live", January 27, 1995series 4.5box 16folder 19
Merrill Lynch, Princeton, New Jersey, July 16, 1996series 4.5box 16folder 20
National Science Foundation, July 21-22, 1994series 4.5box 16folder 21
National Science Foundation -- Arlington, Virginia, July 17-19, 1996series 4.5box 16folder 22
"Porgy and Bess: An American Voice", 1995series 4.5box 16folder 23
"Pigeons Everywhere", November 13-14, 1997series 4.5box 16folder 24
"Pigeons Everywhere" -- Project Pigeonwatch/At Home with Science, undatedseries 4.5box 16folder 25
Superintendent Shadowing, undatedseries 4.5box 16folder 26

Series 5: Personal Papers, 1969-1997 and undated (0.50 linear foot)

This series contains three subseries.

Subseries 5.1: Photographs, 1969-1990 and undated (0.25 linear foot)

This subseries contains photographs that document many positions held by Crippens throughout his career in public television with KPBS/San Diego, WQED/Pittsburgh, and KCET/Los Angeles. Topics include shows hosted by Crippens such as Say Brother, various conferences, awards ceremonies, lunches with notable people such as Maxine Waters, Edward Kennedy, and Fred Rogers. Materials include photographs and are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
CPB Fellows Training Session, New York City., September 1969series 5.1box 17folder 1
Interview with two blues singers, Sonny Ferry and Brownie McGee., 1970series 5.1box 17folder 2
Jamaican Press Seminar Exchange, 1971series 5.1box 17folder 3
Panel discussion on "Blacks in the Media", 1972series 5.1box 17folder 4
"Black History" WQED -- Pittsburgh, 1973series 5.1box 17folder 5
WQED, 1971-1973series 5.1box 17folder 6
David Crippens/Pittsburgh WQED, 1971-1973series 5.1box 17folder 7
David Crippens, host of "Say Brother", 1975series 5.1box 17folder 8
David Crippens with former FCC Commissioner Rex Lee and his wife, mid-1970sseries 5.1box 17folder 9
Speaking at the Braille Institute, May 20, 1978series 5.1box 17folder 10
Get Well Card for back operation, 1978series 5.1box 17folder 11
Minorities and Media conference, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), late 1970sseries 5.1box 17folder 12
Presentation of Humanitarian Award for "Righteous Apples," Los Angeles. "Why in the World" Program Executive. KCET, 1980series 5.1box 17folder 13
"Why in the World" Program Executive. KCET, 1980series 5.1box 17folder 14
Interview with Dr. Harry V. Richardson -- KCET Special on Black Colleges, May 1981series 5.1box 17folder 15
China. "Cold Day in Beijing" Exchange Trip, 1981series 5.1box 17folder 16
Dinner for State Senator Diane Watson, Los Angeles, 1981series 5.1box 17folder 17
Input Meeting -- Mulan, Italy, early 1980sseries 5.1box 17folder 18
David Crippens, Senior Vice President Education -- KCET, post 1985series 5.1box 17folder 19
Bonnie Oliver and David Crippens with Eleanor English, post 1985series 5.1box 17folder 20
Media Conference at KCET, late 1980sseries 5.1box 17folder 21
Cast of Pilot Program on Adult Literacy, late 1980sseries 5.1box 17folder 22
School-to-Work Meeting, 1989-1990series 5.1box 17folder 23
Lunch with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, post 1990series 5.1box 17folder 24
California Senate Rules Committee Resolution, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 25
Educational Conference, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 26
David Crippens hosting show for Instructional Television, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 27
David Crippens and Senator Edward Kennedy, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 28
Program for the Latino Consortium. Signed by Ricardo Montalban, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 29
David Crippens and Bonnie Oliver -- Conference, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 30
Nancy Rishagen and David Crippens, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 31
David Crippens and Fred Rogers "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.", undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 32
Proposition 13 Grants from Wells Fargo, undatedseries 5.1box 17folder 33

Subseries 5.2: Writing By and About David L. Crippens, 1969-1988 and undated (8 folders)

This subseries contains various writings that concern Crippens or were written by Crippens. These writings include a fashion shoot about college administrators which included Crippens, ads for television shows hosted or produced by Crippens, and speeches. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"The Involved Administrators," San Diego Magazine. Photo and blurb about Crippens, October 1969series 5.2box 17folder 34
Clippings: Crippens, David. "What You See Is What You Get", 1969-1971series 5.2box 17folder 35
Pamphlet: "Dimensions of Black" KPBS. Crippens, host of show, April 1970series 5.2box 17folder 36
Pamphlet: "Minority Report" KPBS. Crippens, production credits, January 1971series 5.2box 17folder 37
Clipping: "Club Hosts WQED Exec.", 1971-1973series 5.2box 17folder 38
"Black Horizons" 20th Anniversary Show, 1988series 5.2box 17folder 39
Crippens, David L. Excerpts from talk, "Minority and the Media", undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 40
Crippens, David L. Essay, "Ripples", undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 41

Subseries 5.3: Honors and Awards, 1973-1997 and undated (9 folders)

This subseries deals with honors and awards bestowed upon Crippens for his work in public television. Awarding institutions include National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, the American Association for Health Education (AAHE), and National Research Council Mathematical Sciences Education Board. Materials include certificates, travel itineraries, programs, and a banner from the back of his chair as Vice President of Education at KCET, and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) Board of Directors Certificate, November 14, 1973series 5.3box 17folder 42
"Birthday Times" card, 1986series 5.3box 17folder 43
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Guest Speaker Certificate, August 31, 1992series 5.3box 17folder 44
Phi Delta Kappa National Citation Award, July 21, 1993series 5.3box 17folder 45
American Association for Health Education Distinguished Service Award, March 22, 1997series 5.3box 17folder 46
Banner commemorating position of Vice President of Education, KCET, undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 47
National Research Council -- Mathematical Sciences Education Board, undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 48
"Connections" certificate for Tech Prep, undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 49

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