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Arthur A. Paul Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Arthur A. Paul Papers
Author/Creator:
Paul, Arthur A.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-8
Size:
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1972-1978
Inclusive dates:
1969-1984
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:

Arthur A. Paul started his public broadcasting career as a production intern and announcer for WTTW-TV of Chicago from 1958 to 1960. He later worked for various stations including KUAT-TV, Tucson, WCNY-TV, Syracuse and KVIE, Sacramento. He co-founded the Association of California Public Television Stations and was twice its president. Paul served on the board of directors of both regional and national organizations: Western Educational Network, the Indiana Public Broadcasting Society and the Public Broadcasting Service. The collection documents Paul's involvement with the Public Broadcasting Service in the 1970s. Notable topics include the Public Television Library, long range programming, community service grants, and the conflict between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service.

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This collection is open for research use.

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Arthur A. Paul Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Arthur A. Paul attended Northwestern University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in speech. Afterwards, he pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Arizona. He then became the Naval Academy Program Information Officer, and then the Naval Reserve Special Duty Officer, Public Affairs with a current rank of Commander.

After working as journalist in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958, Paul worked as a production intern and announcer for Educational Television (ETV) station WTTW-TV of Chicago from 1958 to 1960. The next three years, Paul worked for commercial station WITI-TV, of Milwaukee. From 1963 to 1965, he headed the division of TV and AV Services at the University of California at Riverside. Then, from 1965 to 1968, he worked as a program manager at ETV station KUAT-TV of Tucson, and as a lecturer in speech and journalism at the University of Arizona. Finally from 1968 to 1970, Paul worked as assistant general manager for program operations of WCNY-TV of Syracuse, New York.

Arthur A. Paul then worked as executive vice president and general manager for KVIE-TV of Sacramento, California from 1970 to 1979. As the station's chief operating officer, Paul developed strategic plans, and was instrumental in representing the station's corporation, Central California Education TV, Inc. before the public, state, regional and national agencies. Paul was also responsible for negotiating union contracts and evaluating and developing new revenue opportunities. He was also the co-founder of the Association of California ETV Stations, Inc. In 1974, he was re-elected president of the Association of California Public Television Stations. He then served as president and general manager of the Southwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. from 1981 to 1984 with the overall responsibility of planning, organizing, controlling and developing the non-profit station WNIN-TV/FN in Evansville, Indiana.

Arthur A. Paul's committee work in public broadcasting is notable. He served on the board of directors of the Western Educational Network and the Indiana Public Broadcasting Society as well as the Public Broadcasting Service, a post he had from 1973 to 1977. During that time, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Program Committee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Member of the Finance Committee, and Member of the Ad Hoc Committee on PBS Governance.

Paul's non-broadcasting career focused on marketing, corporate development and insurance. He was an investment sales representative for Grubb & Ellis from 1979 to 1981 with the responsibility for marketing commercial real estate properties and investments in the Sacramento, California area. Furthermore, from 1984 to 1987, he owned Arthur A. Paul Associates from 1984 to 1987, establishing energy management systems to commercial and industrial building owners. Then from 1987 to 1989, he was a market representative for John Hancock Financial Services from 1987 to 1989 with a focus on Long-Term Care Insurance. From 1989 to 1991, Paul was the senior vice president for marketing and corporate development for Ray Wall & Associates, Inc. Finally, since 1991, Paul has been an independent insurance general agent specializing in individual and group health insurance, medicare supplement and long-term care insurance in his own company, Arthur A. Paul Insurance.

Other business and social activites include being on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Urban Coalition, being on the Advisory Board of the National Alliance of Businessman, serving as Trustee for the United Way and as Chair of the Sacramento Harness Racing Association. Paul also belongs to the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento and Evansville Rotary Club.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Papers of Arthur A. Paul cover the years 1969 to 1984, with the bulk of the collection from 1972 to 1978. The collection documents Paul's involvement with the Public Broadcasting Service. Types of documents include memoranda, correspondence, reports, minutes, and working papers.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Arthur A. Paul Papers was donated to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries by Arthur A. Paul in May of 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen E. King, June 1992. Revised by Karen E. King, November 1995

Encoded by:

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

Arrangement of Collection

Organized as one series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Public Broadcasting Service, 1969-1984 (2.50 linear feet)

This series documents Arthur A. Paul's involvement in the Public Broadcasting Service in the 1970s. Topics covered include the Public Television Library, long range programming, community service grants, satellite interconnection issues, and the conflict between the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Notable correspondents include Hartford Gunn, Frederick P. Breitenfeld, and David O. Ives. The materials were arrived alphabetically by document type, and then chronologically within each type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting -- Table of Contents - Program Objectives for the National Service, March 6-8, 1972 series 1box 1folder 1
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting -- Category of Services - Policy Proposal re: PBS Loops, etc., March 6-8, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting -- Actions of the PBS Board of Directors re: Journalism and Public Affairs Programming..., March 6-8, 1972 series 1box 1folder 3
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting -- Actions...with respect to Organizational Matters - Membership Agreement, March 6-8, 1972 series 1box 1folder 4
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Initial National Program Recommendations FY 1974 -- Introduction - Initial Recommendations, October 28, 1972 series 1box 1folder 5
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Initial National Program Recommendations FY 1974 -- Group I - Master List, October 28, 1972 series 1box 1folder 6
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting - Chicago, January 14-15, 1973 series 1box 1folder 7
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Meeting - San Diego Correspondence, January 24-26, 1973 series 1box 1folder 8
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Agenda, January 25, 1973 series 1box 1folder 9
Boards -- Board of Directors -- Correspondence, February 13-16, 1973 series 1box 1folder 10
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence, April - May 1973 series 1box 1folder 11
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence, April - May 1973 series 1box 1folder 12
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence -- Agenda - Report: PTL Policy Committee, May 17, 1973 series 1box 1folder 13
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence -- Program Standards Procedures - Board Meeting Policy, May 17, 1973 series 1box 1folder 14
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence -- Washington, DC -- Correspondence, June 27-28, 1973 series 1box 1folder 15
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Correspondence -- Washington, DC -- Agenda, June 27-28, 1973 series 1box 1folder 16
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- New Orleans, Louisiana -- Call to Order - Radio Committee, November 12, 1973 series 1box 1folder 17
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- New Orleans, Louisiana -- Policy Regarding Non-Dues-Paying Members - Program Policy Committee, November 12, 1973 series 1box 1folder 18
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Agenda: Boards of Governors, Boards of Managers; Boards Jointly, January 19-20, 1974 series 1box 1folder 19
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- GENERAL; NATIONAL AFFAIRS; PROGRAMMING, January 19-20, 1974 series 1box 1folder 20
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- BROADCASTING, January 19-20, 1974 series 1box 2folder 1
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- FINANCE; INTERCONNECTION MONITORING, January 19-20, 1974 series 1box 2folder 2
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- PARTNERSHIP REVIEW; DEVELOPMENT; MEMBER SERVICES, January 19-20, 1974 series 1box 2folder 3
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Executive Committees -- Committee Organization - SPC Negotiations, April 5-6, 1974 series 1box 2folder 4
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Executive Committees -- SPC Rights - Development Committee Report, April 5-6, 1974 series 1box 2folder 5
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers, June 21-22, 1974 series 1box 2folder 6
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Executive Committees, October 24-25, 1974 series 1box 2folder 7
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Executive Committees, October 24-25, 1974 series 1box 2folder 8
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers, January 12, 1975 series 1box 2folder 9
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers, January 12, 1975 series 1box 2folder 10
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- ORGANIZATION; PARTNERSHIP; NATIONAL AFFAIRS; FINANCE, June 19, 1975 series 1box 2folder 11
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- FINANCE; OPERATIONS; PROGRAMMING, June 19, 1975 series 1box 2folder 12
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Annual Meeting -- Organization; National Affairs; Technology; Finance, February 11, 1976 series 1box 2folder 13
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Annual Meeting -- Programming; Development and Public Information; Minority and Women's Affairs; Partnership; Election of Board Officers, February 11, 1976 series 1box 2folder 14
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- OFFICERS' REPORTS; Technology; Development and Public Information, Programming, June 28, 1976 series 1box 2folder 15
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Finance; General; ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE REPORTS, June 28, 1976 series 1box 2folder 16
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Executive Session; Open Session, November 17-18, 1976 series 1box 2folder 17
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Open Session, November 17-18, 1976 series 1box 2folder 18
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Open Session, November 17-18, 1976 series 1box 3folder 1
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- MINORITY AND WOMEN'S AFFAIRS; UNDERWRITING POLICY; PROGRAMMING, November 17-18, 1976 series 1box 3folder 2
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- PROGRAMMING, November 17-18, 1976 series 1box 3folder 3
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Atlanta, Georgia -- Executive Session; Open Session, February 9, 1977 series 1box 3folder 4
Boards -- Boards of Governors/Managers -- Atlanta, Georgia -- Open Session, February 9, 1977 series 1box 3folder 5
Committees -- Long Range Programming Planning Committee and Operations Committee Meeting. San Francisco, September 20-21, 1973September 20-21, 1973 series 1box 3folder 6
Committees -- Governance Committee, January - October 1976 series 1box 3folder 7
Committees -- Governance Committee, January - October 1976 series 1box 3folder 8
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Opinion Survey -- Summary, Respondents, 1976 series 1box 3folder 9
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 10
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 11
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 12
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 13
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 14
Committees -- Governance Committee -- Alaska - Wisconsin series 1box 3folder 15
Conferences, Conventions -- Conference, March 1973 series 1box 3folder 16
Conferences, Conventions -- Programming Conference, Annual Public Information Conference, 9th Annual PTV Development Conference - Washington, DC., June 24-28, 1974 series 1box 3folder 17
Conferences, Conventions -- Funding 1978, System Planning Project Conference, January 7-9, 1979 series 1box 4folder 1
Conferences, Conventions -- NAB Convention, March 25-28, 1973 series 1box 4folder 2
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- Cover letter, Table of Contents, November 16, 1978 series 1box 4folder 3
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Definition; Organization Structure, October 1978 series 1box 4folder 4
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Board of Directors10/78; Board Committees 10/78; Committee Charges 1978-79; Board/Committee Meeting Calendar 1978-79, 1978-1979 series 1box 4folder 5
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Composition of PBS Membership and Board, March 1978; Lay Representatives 10/78; Professional Representatives 11/1/78, 1978 series 1box 4folder 6
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Staff; Board Composition and Membership series 1box 4folder 7
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- "Public Broadcasting in the United States: A White Paper", November 1975 series 1box 4folder 8
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Articles of Incorporation; By-Laws, 11/3/69 series 1box 4folder 9
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS -- Report on Governance; Advisory Committees 10/78, 10/20/76; 10/78 series 1box 4folder 10
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- CPB -- Mission & Goals; Board of Directors 9/18/78; Board Committees October 1978; Board/Committee Meeting Calendar 1978-79, 1978-1979 series 1box 4folder 11
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- CPB/PBS Partnership Agreement May 31, 1976 - amended July 14, 1976; Role & Responsibilities of CPB and PBS May 1976, May - June 1976 series 1box 4folder 12
Corporate Information Book (1969-1979) -- PBS Fact Sheets; Acronyms, Initialisms, Organizations Directory series 1box 4folder 13
Miscellaneous Papers -- PBS History, Fact Sheet series 1box 4folder 14
Miscellaneous Papers -- "Public Television: the Next Five Years", November 1973 series 1box 4folder 15
Miscellaneous Papers -- PBS/CPB Conflict (PBS), 1973, 1974, 1976 series 1box 4folder 16
Miscellaneous Papers -- Basic Program Service FY 1974; National Service Profile - FY 1974; "The Humanist Alternative" [n.d.], 1974 series 1box 4folder 17
Miscellaneous Papers -- "Public Broadcasting in the United States: A White Paper," "The Need for Major Program Series", November 1975, n.d series 1box 4folder 18
Miscellaneous Papers -- Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Computers in Public Broadcasting: Who, What, Where by M. Ousman Yousuf., September 1982 series 1box 4folder 19
Miscellaneous Papers -- American Open University, 1984 series 1box 4folder 20
Reports -- "The Future of Public Television Funding - Action Plan" Interim Report., November 1977 series 1box 5folder 1
Reports -- "Evaluation of the Georgia Educational Television Network" -- October 1, 1978 cover letter, summary, November 1, 1977 series 1box 5folder 2
Reports -- "Evaluation of the Georgia Educational Television Network" -- Preface I. Introduction II. Interview Insights III. Governance and External Relations IV. Network Administration and Public Television Programming, November 1, 1977 series 1box 5folder 3
Reports -- "Evaluation of the Georgia Educational Television Network" -- V. Production and Engineering VI. Business, Finance and Personnel, November 1, 1977 series 1box 5folder 4
Reports -- "Evaluation of the Georgia Educational Television Network" -- VII. Public Information VIII. Funding and Public Involvement IX. Summary of Recommendations, November 1, 1977 series 1box 5folder 5
Reports -- "Evaluation of the Georgia Educational Television Network" -- X. Conclusion XI. Appendices -- A. Glossary of Terms B. Listing of Individuals Interviewed C. State Board of Education and Georgia ETV Network Organizational Charts D. Curriculum Vitae: PBS Evaluation Team Members, November 1, 1977 series 1box 5folder 6
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- Memo July 25, 1978; Press Release: July 31, 1978, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 7
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- Preface, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 8
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- I. Introduction, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 9
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- II. The Communications Environment: 1980-1990. -- A. Technology and the Marketplace, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 10
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- II. The Communications Environment: 1980-1990. -- B. The United States: Forecasting the Economics and Demographics of the Next Decade, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 11
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- II. The Communications Environment: 1980-1990. -- C. The Role of Government, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 12
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- II. The Communications Environment: 1980-1990. -- D. The Public Broadcasting Environment E. Conclusions, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 13
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- III. What Business Are We In?, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 14
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- A. The Telecommunications Center Concept, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 15
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- B. The Structure of Public Television: Is It Adequate for the 1980s?, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 16
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- C. Local Programming D. Extension of Public Television Coverage Nationwide E. Provision of New Services F. Educational Services, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 17
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- G. National Programming, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 18
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- H. Government I. A New Federal Funding Plan, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 19
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- IV. Some Suggestions for the Future -- J. The System Concept K. The Planning Process L. Basic Strategies for 1980-1990, June 1978 series 1box 5folder 20
Reports -- "Long Range Planning for Public Television" vol. I. -- V. Conclusion -- California Public Broadcasting Commission. Annual Report: 1977-78., January 1979 series 1box 5folder 21

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