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Harold E. Wigren Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Harold E. Wigren Papers
Author/Creator:
Wigren, Harold E.
Collection number:
NPBA 91-214
Size:
7.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1952-1981
Inclusive dates:
1934-1993 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

In 1961, Wigren joined the staff of the National Education Association (NEA), as the educational telecommunications specialist for the Division of Instruction and Development. During his time with the NEA, Wigren held many offices and responsibilities including serving as Coordinator for the NEA's Multi-Media Feasibility Study for the government of Guam, from 1967 to 1970. Wigren also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET), including two terms as chairman. Wigren expanded his responsibilities with the advent of new technology, including cable television and satellites. From 1973 to 1974, he served as president of PUBLI-Cable, Inc. Wigren was also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Public Service Satellite Consortium from 1974 to 1977. The collection documents Wigren's career in educational/instructional television, from his work with the National Educational Association as a telecommunications specialist, to his involvement with the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision, to his work with cable television and satellites, to his travels to various international educational conferences.

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This collection is open for research use.

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Historical Note

Harold E. Wigren was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a Hohenthal Scholar at Rice University and graduated with a B.A. in 1934. He received his M.A. in 1949 and Ed. D. in 1952, both at Teachers College, Columbia University. His doctoral dissertation, Planning for the Development of Educational Television in Houston, Texas: A Report of a Type B Project, can be considered one of the first doctoral dissertations in the public broadcasting field.

After finishing his undergraduate degree, Wigren worked as a teacher in Johnston Junior High School, Houston, Texas from 1936 to 1942. He served as a training aids officer and mathematics instructor at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston from 1942 to 1946. In 1947, Wigren became the director of audio-visual education for the Houston Independent School District. He served in this position until 1960, also holding the responsibilities of president of the Texas Association for Educational Technology from 1955 to 1957.

In 1961, Wigren joined the staff of the National Education Association (NEA), as the educational telecommunications specialist for the Division of Instruction and Development. During his time with the NEA, Wigren held many offices and responsibilities. He served as Coordinator for the NEA's Multi-Media Feasibility Study for the government of Guam, from 1967 to 1970. He led a team of educators and media specialists to make an on-site visitation to study the problems and needs of Guam and to develop a plan of action for the use of media on the island. Wigren also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET), including two terms as chairman.

Wigren also took on roles outside of the NEA. He was chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision from 1963 to 1976. This committee was formed to protect the rights of teachers as authors and users of copyrighted materials under the new 1976 Copyright Law.

Wigren expanded his responsibilities with the advent of new technology, including cable television and satellites. From 1973 to 1974, he served as president of PUBLI-Cable, Inc., a consumer's group formed to protect the public interest in the development and growth of cable television. Wigren was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Public Service Satellite Consortium from 1974 to 1977. He also served as Principal Investigator for the Pan-Pacific Satellite-Teachers' Meetings from 1974 to 1976. This experience helped him to originate and coordinate with NASA four monthly satellite teleconferences for teacher leaders in Alaska and Appalachia, in 1977, with the purpose of exploring the feasibility of using satellite communications to deliver NEA programs to remote locations.

Wigren's work with the NEA and other organizations often took him into the international scene. From 1959 to 1965, he served as the coordinator of CINE (Council on International Non-theatrical Events), a central agency to discover and select outstanding American films and television programs to represent the United States at international film festivals abroad. He was the NEA representative to several conferences including the 1964 and 1967 International Conferences on In-School Broadcasting and he was the US Representative at the UNESCO Symposium on Mass Media in Literacy and Adult Education in 1967. In 1966, Wigren served as a member of the Japan Prize Jury in Osaka, Japan.

After his retirement from the NEA in 1977, Wigren continued his interest in the field of educational television. He worked for the American Library Association, serving as a consultant for the 1978 Satellite Teleconference on the U.S. Copyright Law. He also was a consultant for the Southern Westchester County, New York, Cable Television Consortium in 1979. He also pursued interests outside of his field, working as a board member and volunteer for various churches and charity work.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harold E. Wigren Papers cover the years 1934 to 1993 and contain some undated material. The bulk of the material dates from 1952 to 1981. The collection documents Wigren's career in educational/instructional television, from his work with the National Educational Association as a telecommunications specialist, to his involvement with the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision, to his work with cable television and satellites, to his travels to various international educational conferences. Types of materials include articles, reports, books, magazines, photographs, pamphlets, speeches, slide presentations, audio cassettes, certificates, plaques, and other artifacts.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Harold E. Wigren Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Harold E. Wigren in four installments in October of 1990, September of 1992, October of 1997 and June of 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Elizabeth C. Borja, November 2000

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Chris Stoner, July 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Educational/Instructional Television, 1952-1991 and undated (2.25 linear feet)

This series consists of materials from Wigren's career in educational television. Arrangement is in five subject areas: articles, reports, and speeches by Harold E. Wigren; articles and reports by others; conferences and trips; Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study; and photographs. All materials are arranged alphabetically by category and then chronologically within the categories.

Articles, reports and speeches by Wigren include his 1952 doctoral dissertation, Planning for the Development of Educational Television in Houston, Texas, various articles and speeches he made both before and during his time as the telecommunications specialist for the NEA. The other articles and reports include an autographed copy of Henry Cassirer's Television Teaching Today.

Conferences and Trips covers Wigren's various travels, especially his 1964 trip to the Second International Conference of Broadcasting Organisations on Sound and Television School Broadcasting in Japan, his role as jury member for the 1966 Japan Prize in Osaka, and other trips to Europe as a member of the NEA. Materials include reports, pamphlets, correspondence, notes, and photos. Of special interest is a box from NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) given to Wigren, made from traditional silk-making and book-binding processes, containing NHK printed matter.

The Guam Multi-Feasibility Study document's Wigren's time as the coordinator for the NEA's study from 1967-1970 to study the problems and needs of Guam and to develop a plan of action for the use of media on the island. Materials include reports, photographs, and a satellite dish ashtray. The topic of Photographs contains photos from 1971 and undated materials from NEA.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Planning for the Development of Educational Television in Houston, Texas: A Report of a Type B Project." Thesis for Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. -- Bound Copy, 1952 series 1box 1folder 1
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Planning for the Development of Educational Television in Houston, Texas: A Report of a Type B Project." Thesis for Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. -- Folder Copy, 1952 series 1box 1folder 2
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Planning for the Development of Educational Television in Houston, Texas: A Report of a Type B Project." Thesis for Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. -- Folder Copy, 1952 series 1box 1folder 3
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Educational Television: Some Suggestions" Teachers College Record Vol. 54 No. 1, October 1952 series 1box 1folder 4
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Television: A Challenge to the Elementary School", May 1, 1956 series 1box 1folder 5
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Subcommittee on Television of the Commission on Research and Service, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. "A Report of the Seminar on the Uses of Television in Education", December 3-6, 1959 series 1box 1folder 6
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Media for Tomorrow's Schools." Educational Leadership. "The School of the Future -- 1985." (with rough draft), May 1960 series 1box 1folder 7
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- With Alexander Frazier, eds. "Opportunities for Learning: Guidelines for Television. A Report of Seminar, May 16-18, 1959", 1960 series 1box 1folder 8
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Form for Television Study 1960." New York State Regents Television Project., July 17, 1961 series 1box 1folder 9
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Educational Television: An Assessment", 1961 series 1box 1folder 10
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Speeches and Addresses of Harold E. Wigren, 1961-1976 series 1box 2folder 1
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Speeches and Addresses of Harold E. Wigren, 1961-1976 series 1box 2folder 2
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Speeches and Addresses of Harold E. Wigren, 1961-1976 series 1box 2folder 3
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Interview with Henry Cassirer, January 1963 series 1box 2folder 4
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Criteria for Evaluation of an Audiovisual Program. Speech at M.I. Smith Leadership Conference July 31-August 2, 1964." Annals of Serendipity Vol. 3, 1964 series 1box 2folder 5
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Introduction/The Need and the Problem." Inquiry: Implications for Televised Instruction, by Wilma McBride, 1966 series 1box 2folder 6
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "The Process of Change in Educational Television." Perspectives on Educational Change, edited by Richard I. Miller, 1967 series 1box 2folder 7
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "What Is Here in Educational Technology." A Curriculum for Children, edited by Alexander Frazier, 1969 series 1box 2folder 8
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Beginnings of Instructional Television in America's Schools" and "ITFS and the Educational Community: Why Have Educators Been Slow to Respond to the ITFS Opportunity", undated series 1box 2folder 9
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Criteria for Use of the New Technology", undated series 1box 2folder 10
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Effective Utilization Requires Teamwork", undated series 1box 2folder 11
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Learning: Some Basic Considerations", undated series 1box 2folder 12
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "New Frontiers in Using Educational Technology", undated series 1box 2folder 13
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Speech in Dade County Public Schools, undated series 1box 2folder 14
Articles and Reports by Others -- Cassirer, Henry. Television teaching today. UNESCO (autographed copy), 1960 series 1box 2folder 15
Articles and Reports by Others -- Rosenfield, Harry N. "Separation of Church and State in the Public Schools." Reprinted from University of Pittsburgh Law Review Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1961 series 1box 2folder 16
Articles and Reports by Others -- National Educational Association (NEA). Background Data for Project on Television for the Improvement of Urban Life, May 25, 1962 series 1box 3folder 1
Articles and Reports by Others -- Spear, James. Creating Visuals for TV: A Guide for Educators, 1962 series 1box 3folder 2
Articles and Reports by Others -- Cassirer, Henry. "TV at the Crossroads," The Times February 22, 1963. "Radio and Television in the Service of Information and Education in Developing Countries", undated series 1box 3folder 3
Articles and Reports by Others -- Television Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 3, Summer 1963 series 1box 3folder 4
Articles and Reports by Others -- NEA. "Practices in Selected Public School Systems Relating to Professional Rights and Responsibilities of TV Teachers", 1963 series 1box 3folder 5
Articles and Reports by Others -- RAI -- Radiotelevisione Italiana. "This is Telescuola", 1964 series 1box 3folder 6
Articles and Reports by Others -- Murphy, Judith, and Ronald Gross. Learning by Television, 1966 series 1box 3folder 7
Articles and Reports by Others -- Chu, Godwin, and Wilbur Schramm. Learning from Television: What the Research Says, 1967 series 1box 3folder 8
Articles and Reports by Others -- "ITFS Instructional Television Fixed Service (2500 megahertz) What It Is. . .How to Plan.", 1967 series 1box 3folder 9
Articles and Reports by Others -- Lewis, William C. "Through Cable to Classroom. . .A Guide to ITV Distribution Systems", 1967 series 1box 3folder 10
Articles and Reports by Others -- NEA Brochure: Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Television Teachers: A Policy Statement, October 11, 1969 series 1box 3folder 11
Articles and Reports by Others -- Tyler, I. Keith. "Television for world understanding." 1970 Education broadcasting international: A Journal of the British Council, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 1974 series 1box 3folder 12
Articles and Reports by Others -- Children and Television, 1976-1978 series 1box 3folder 13
Articles and Reports by Others -- Mahony, Sheila, and Nick DeMartino and Robert Stengel. Keeping PACE with the New Television, 1980 series 1box 3folder 14
Articles and Reports by Others -- Pacific Islands Communication Journal -- Vol. 10, No. 3, 1981 series 1box 3folder 15
Articles and Reports by Others -- Pacific Islands Communication Journal -- Vol. 10, No. 4, 1981 series 1box 3folder 16
Articles and Reports by Others -- Cassirer, Henry R. "Communication of the people, by the people, and for the people." 4th General Assembly of World Future Society, July 21, 1982 series 1box 4folder 1
Articles and Reports by Others -- National Telemedia Council, INC. (formerly ACCB), 1988-1991 series 1box 4folder 2
Articles and Reports by Others -- Pamphlet: Cassirer, Henry. "Seeds in the Winds of Change: Through Education and Communication", undated series 1box 4folder 3
Articles and Reports by Others -- "Phonograph: a bold new concept in communication", undated series 1box 4folder 4
Articles and Reports by Others -- Virginia State Department of Education. "Instructional Television: A Utilization Guide for Teachers and Administrators", undated series 1box 4folder 5
Conferences and Trips -- HASCD Leadership Series, 1958 series 1box 4folder 6
Conferences and Trips -- NEA Invitational Seminar. "Television: The Role of the AV Specialist", May 12-13, 1960 series 1box 4folder 7
Conferences and Trips -- NEA. Proceedings of the Conference on Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers in Relation to the Newer Educational Media, March 15-17, 1962 series 1box 4folder 8
Conferences and Trips -- The Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Television teachers. Pamphlet and Presentation to NAEB (National Association of Educational Broadcasters) Instructional Television Conference, May 15, 1963 series 1box 4folder 9
Conferences and Trips -- Timberline Conference on Evaluation of Instructional Media Programs, November 24-26, 1963 series 1box 4folder 10
Conferences and Trips -- The Second International Conference of Broadcasting Organisations on Sound and Television School Broadcasting -- An Outline, April 9-15, 1964 series 1box 4folder 11
Conferences and Trips -- The Second International Conference of Broadcasting Organisations on Sound and Television School Broadcasting -- NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) and Women, April 9-15, 1964 series 1box 4folder 12
Conferences and Trips -- The Second International Conference of Broadcasting Organizations on Sound and Television School Broadcasting (oversize), April 9-15, 1964 series 1box 4folder 13
Conferences and Trips -- NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (oversize), 1963-1964, undated series 1box 4folder 14
Box, with tsumugi (silk) casing, 1963-1964 series 1box 4folder 14item 1.0
A Report on the How-Do-People-Spend-Their-Time Survey, 1963 series 1box 4folder 14item 2.0
NHK Handbook, 1964 series 1box 4folder 14item 3.0
NHK Radio English Class Book 1 (in Braille), April-July 1964 series 1box 4folder 14item 4.0
Educational Broadcasts of NHK, undated series 1box 4folder 14item 5.0
NHK Radio and Television Culture Research and Institute, undated series 1box 4folder 14item 6.0
broadcasting in Japan: a historical review, undated series 1box 4folder 14item 7.0
NHK Today, 1963 series 1box 4folder 14item 8.0
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views", November 1964 series 1box 4folder 15
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Notes and Correspondence, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 16
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Journal, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 17
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Photographs of Conference, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 18
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Photographs of Conference, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 19
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Photographs of Conference, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 20
Conferences and Trips -- EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union). No. 88 B. "Tokyo school broadcasting conference -- emerging views" -- Photograph at Daibutsu, November 1964 series 1box 4folder 21
Conferences and Trips -- The Japan Prize -- Osaka 1966 -- Program, 1966 series 1box 4folder 22
Conferences and Trips -- The Japan Prize -- Osaka 1966 -- Correspondence and Notes, 1966 series 1box 4folder 23
Conferences and Trips -- The Japan Prize -- Osaka 1966 -- Programs and Notes from Binder, 1966 series 1box 4folder 24
Conferences and Trips -- The Japan Prize -- Osaka 1966 -- Programs and Notes from Binder, 1966 series 1box 4folder 25
Conferences and Trips -- The Japan Prize -- Osaka 1966 -- Binder: "The Japan Prize. Osaka 1966" (oversize), 1966 series 1box 4folder 26
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- Correspondence, 1966 series 1box 5folder 1
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- Correspondence, 1966-1967 series 1box 5folder 2
Conferences and Trips -- 3rd European Broadcasting Union International Conference on Educational Radio and Television -- Paris. Commission I: Working papers, Section I, March 8-22, 1967 series 1box 5folder 3
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- France 1967 -- Correspondence, 1967 series 1box 5folder 4
Conferences and Trips -- UNESCO Meeting of Experts on Mass Media in Adult Education and Literacy, November 15, 1967 series 1box 5folder 5
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- Correspondence -- Denmark, 1973 series 1box 5folder 6
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- Correspondence -- England, 1973 series 1box 5folder 7
Conferences and Trips -- Europe Trip -- Correspondence -- Germany, 1973 series 1box 5folder 8
Conferences and Trips -- WARC (World Administrative Radio Conference), 1979 series 1box 5folder 9
Conferences and Trips -- Notes on Conference Speakers, undated series 1box 5folder 10
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- Department of Education. Planning and Operation of Learning Resources Center with Multi-Media Services for the School Systems of the Unincorporated American Territory of Guam. Planning and Operational Grant (P.L. 89-10, Title III), January 14, 1967 series 1box 5folder 11
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- Wigren, Harold. "Some Observations Regarding Guam After One Week on the Scene.", July 12, 1967 series 1box 5folder 12
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- NEA, Division of Educational Technology. Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study, November 1967 series 1box 5folder 13
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- Glimpses of Guam, 1967 series 1box 5folder 14
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- Photographs of Guam Survey Team, 1967 series 1box 5folder 15
Guam Multi-Media Feasibility Study -- Ashtray: "Pulantat Guam" with picture of a satellite on it (oversize), undated series 1box 5folder 16
Photographs, 1971 series 1box 5folder 17
Photographs, undated series 1box 5folder 18
Photographs, undated series 1box 5folder 19
Photographs, undated series 1box 5folder 20
Photographs, undated series 1box 5folder 21

Series 2: Satellite Technology, 1968-1981 and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This series covers Wigren's work with various satellite projects. Arrangement is in seven categories: General; the Alaska Satellite Project; Articles, reports, and speeches by Harold E. Wigren; Articles and reports by others; PEACESAT Project; Public Service Satellite Consortium; and UNESCO Conference on Educational Satellites. Materials in this series include reports, articles, speeches, photographs, slides, audiocassettes, correspondence, and pamphlets, and are arranged alphabetically by category and chronologically within categories.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
General -- Satellite Networks, 1968-1978, undated series 2box 5folder 22
General -- Photographs at NASA, 1978, 1981 series 2box 5folder 23
General -- Photographs at NASA, 1978, 1981 series 2box 5folder 24
General -- Slides (same as photos at NASA), undated series 2box 5folder 25
Alaska Satellite Project -- Alaska Satellite Developments, 1970-1976 series 2box 6folder 1
Alaska Satellite Project -- Cassirer, H.E. and Harold E. Wigren. "Alaska: Implications of Satellite Communication for Education", August-September 1970 series 2box 6folder 2
Alaska Satellite Project -- Correspondence, 1971 series 2box 6folder 3
Alaska Satellite Project -- Teleconsult, Inc. A Study of the Potential of Telecommunications and Educational Technology to Satisfy the Educational Communications Needs of the State of Alaska, May 1972 series 2box 6folder 4
Alaska Satellite Project -- "Alaska Seminar by Satellite." Reprinted from Today's Education, May 1973 series 2box 6folder 5
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Man-Made Moons: Satellite Communications for Schools", 1972 series 2box 6folder 6
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Global Teachers' Meetings Via Satellite." The Journal: Technological Horizons in Education Vol. 3, No. 5, May/June 1976 series 2box 6folder 7
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- Presentation for NEA Staff, July 6, 1977 series 2box 6folder 8
Articles and Reports by Harold E. Wigren -- "Satellite Communication: Potentials for Education" (with audiocassette), 1978 series 2box 6folder 9
Articles and Reports by Others -- Academy for Educational Development, Inc. "Major Issues Created by Satellite Communications" and "Current United States Policy on International Communications Via Satellite", August 30, 1971 series 2box 6folder 10
Articles and Reports by Others -- NEA. "Teacher-to-Teacher Communications: Report of the NEA's Pan-Pacific Satellite Experiment", 1976 series 2box 6folder 11
Articles and Reports by Others -- Alexander, James E, for United Methodist Board of Discipleship. "Footprints in Space: Religious Applications of Communications Satellites", 1977 series 2box 6folder 12
Articles and Reports by Others -- McGraw, Walter. "Toward the Public Dividend: A Report on Satellite Telecommunications and the Public Interest Satellite Association", 1977 series 2box 6folder 13
Articles and Reports by Others -- The Veterans Administration. "Experiments in Health Communications on the Communications Technology Satellite (CTS): Final Report", April 30, 1979 series 2box 6folder 14
PEACESAT Project -- PEACESAT Project, undated series 2box 6folder 15
PEACESAT Project -- Department of State Background Notes, 1971, 1973 series 2box 6folder 16
PEACESAT Project -- Glimpses of Guam, 1972-1973 series 2box 6folder 17
PEACESAT Project -- PAAC (Pacific and Asian Affairs Council) and Pacific Islands Studies Center). 1/3 of the World. . .Articles about the Islands in the Pacific, December 1976 series 2box 6folder 18
PEACESAT Project -- PEACESAT Project. "Early Experience, Report One: Pan Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite, October 1975 series 2box 7folder 1
PEACESAT Project -- PEACESAT Project. "Social Applications, Report Two: Early Uses of International Two-Way Communications by Satellite for Social Development", October 1975 series 2box 7folder 2
PEACESAT Project -- PEACESAT Project. "Networks, Report Three: Using Satellite Communications Networks to Improve Social Conditions", November 1975 series 2box 7folder 3
Public Service Satellite Consortium -- General, 1979-1981 series 2box 7folder 4
Public Service Satellite Consortium -- Board of Directors, 1980-1981 series 2box 7folder 5
Public Service Satellite Consortium -- Videoconferencing via Satellites, 1980 series 2box 7folder 6
UNESCO Conference on Educational Satellites -- UNESCO Conference on Educational Satellites. Nice, France, May 4-8, 1971 series 2box 7folder 7
UNESCO Conference on Educational Satellites -- UNESCO Conference on Educational Satellites. Nice, France, May 4-8, 1971 series 2box 7folder 8

Series 3: Cable Television, 1971-1982 and undated (0.50 linear foot)

This series covers Wigren's research and work with the new technology of cable television, first as president of PUBLI-Cable, Inc., a consumer's group formed to protect the public interest in the development and growth of cable television, then as a consultant for various cable-oriented groups such as the Southern Westchester County Cable Television Consortium. Materials include reports, articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and speeches, and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
NEA. "Schools and cable television", 1971 series 3box 7folder 9
Cable Television Brochures, 1971-1978 series 3box 7folder 10
"The Cable Fable." Yale Review of Law and Social Action Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring 1972 series 3box 7folder 11
"Special Feature on Cable TV." Today's Education, November 1972 series 3box 7folder 12
Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting. "What Is This Thing Called 'Cable'?", 1972 series 3box 7folder 13
Cable TV -- Resources -- Speeches, etc., 1972, undated series 3box 7folder 14
Price, Monroe E, and Michael Botein. "Cable Television: Citizen Participation After the Franchise", April 1973 series 3box 7folder 15
NEA. "Cable Television: Franchise Provisions for Schools", 1973 series 3box 7folder 16
The Cabinet Commission on Cable Communications. "Report to the President", January 14, 1974 series 3box 7folder 17
"Cable Television in Education. . .a planning guide", January 1975 series 3box 7folder 18
Correspondence -- Manuel Gomez Ortigoza. Televisa, Mexico, 1979 series 3box 7folder 19
Southern Westchester County Cable Television 1979-1981 -- Planning Grant (undated), 1979-1981 series 3box 7folder 20
Southern Westchester County Cable Television 1979-1981 -- Conference -- Outline, Speeches and Objectives, October 23-25, 1979 series 3box 7folder 21
Southern Westchester County Cable Television 1979-1981 -- Conference -- Research, October 23-25, 1979 series 3box 7folder 22
Southern Westchester County Cable Television 1979-1981 -- Medical Task Force, 1979 series 3box 8folder 1
Southern Westchester County Cable Television 1979-1981 -- Final Report, July 1981 series 3box 8folder 2
"Technical Assistance to Seas and Leas in the Use of Appropriate Technological Alternatives in Special Education Service Delivery (Draft) Project, Deliverable #15. Technological Alternative Report #2: Cable TV", May 31, 1982 series 3box 8folder 3
NEA. "Cable Television: What's in It for Teachers?", undated series 3box 8folder 4
Kentucky Town Meeting Presentation, undated series 3box 8folder 5
Script: Slide Presentation -- Montgomery County, Maryland, undated series 3box 8folder 6

Series 4: Copyright, 1964-1984 and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This series covers Wigren's work as the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision. Arrangement is in three categories: American Library Association (ALA); articles, reports, and speeches by Harold E. Wigren; and other articles and reports by others. The American Library Association (ALA) category reflects the work of the ALA to prepare educators for the changes in copyright that would accompany the new 1976 copyright law. Materials in this category include a kit with various pamphlets and articles on copyright, handouts with questions and answers concerning possible copyright situations, and copies of various ALA newsletters concerning the topic. Materials are arranged chronologically. The articles, reports, and speeches of Wigren are arranged chronologically. The articles and reports concerning copyright that were not written by Wigren are arranged alphabetically by author or title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Library Association (ALA) -- Librarian's Guide to the New Copyright Law. Reprinted from The Washington Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 13., November 15, 1976 series 4box 8folder 7
American Library Association (ALA) -- Librarian's Copyright Kit: What You Must Know, 1976-1983 series 4box 8folder 8
American Library Association (ALA) -- "Copyright, Media, and the School Librarian", February 1978 series 4box 8folder 9
American Library Association (ALA) -- ALA Satellite Seminar on Copyright -- ALA Satellite Seminar on Copyright, undated series 4box 8folder 10
American Library Association (ALA) -- ALA Satellite Seminar on Copyright -- ALA Satellite Seminar on Copyright, undated series 4box 8folder 11
American Library Association (ALA) -- ALA Satellite Seminar on Copyright -- Transcript of Seminar (writer Wigren). Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting, 1976-1983 series 4box 8folder 12
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Recording Policies, Taped January 30, 1978; Air date February 7, 1978 series 4box 8folder 13
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Clearance Permissions, 1976-1978 series 4box 8folder 14
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Conference Information, 1968-1978 series 4box 8folder 15
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Educator's Guidelines, undated series 4box 8folder 16
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Support Data -- Cummings, Martin M. "Copyright and Reproduction", May 22, 1973 series 4box 8folder 17
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- Interpretations, 1978 series 4box 8folder 18
American Library Association (ALA) -- Binder on Copyright materials -- ALA Newsletter, 1977 series 4box 8folder 19
American Library Association (ALA), 1978-1984 series 4box 8folder 20
American Library Association (ALA) -- "Less Access to Less Information By and About the U.S. Government", December 1984 series 4box 8folder 21
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- Articles on Copyright, 1964-1976, undated series 4box 9folder 1
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- Speeches -- Copyright Law, 1965-1978 series 4box 9folder 2
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- American University Briefing Statement on Education, April 21, 1967 series 4box 9folder 3
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- "Don't Touch! This is Copyrighted!" from Educational Leadership, December 1968 series 4box 9folder 4
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- "Permissions and Payments in Automated Systems" in Technology and Copyright, edited by George P. Bush, undated series 4box 9folder 5
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- "The Teacher and the Copyright Law: Response." Journal of Reading Vol. 17, No. 1, October 1973 series 4box 9folder 6
Articles, Reports and Speeches by Harold E. Wigren -- Copyright Handouts, undated series 4box 9folder 7
Articles and Reports by Others -- Alienikoff, Eugene N. "Copyright Considerations in Educational Broadcasting: An ERIC Paper", December 1972 series 4box 9folder 8
Articles and Reports by Others -- American Association of School Administrators (AASA). The School Administrator. "Fair Use Guidelines", October 1982 series 4box 9folder 9
Articles and Reports by Others -- 94th Congress, 2nd Session, House of Representatives. "General Revision of the Copyright Law, Title 17 of the United States Code." Report 94-1733, September 29, 1976 series 4box 9folder 10
Articles and Reports by Others -- Education Research Service (ERS). "Information Aid: The New Copyright Law and Education", 1977 series 4box 9folder 11
Articles and Reports by Others -- Pamphlet: Mass Media Ministries. "American Television Commercials. . .Products and Promises, the 30-Second Dream", 1977 series 4box 9folder 12
Articles and Reports by Others -- JCET Materials -- Barbara Bell, 1967-1982 series 4box 9folder 13
Articles and Reports by Others -- Miller, Jerome. "Copyright and the Teaching/Learning Process: Issues Analyzed at the Critical Issues Conference 4", March 21-23, 1977 series 4box 9folder 14
Articles and Reports by Others -- NEA Materials, undated series 4box 9folder 15
Articles and Reports by Others -- National School Boards Association (NSBA) -- Copyright Questions and Answer, 1969-1986 series 4box 9folder 16
Articles and Reports by Others -- National School Boards Association (NSBA) -- Questions on Copyright, undated series 4box 9folder 17
Articles and Reports by Others -- Rosenfield, Harry N. "Major Problems of Copyright Law as Viewed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision", November 1, 1968 series 4box 9folder 18
Articles and Reports by Others -- Rosenfield, Harry N. "Comments of Chapter 100, Notice of Copyright, Compendium", June 28, 1983 series 4box 9folder 19
Articles and Reports by Others -- Supreme Court of the United States. The Williams and Wilkins Company, petitioner, against The United States, respondent. "Brief of the National Education Association, Amicus Curiae, in the Support of Respondent." No. 73-1279, October 1973 series 4box 10folder 1
Articles and Reports by Others -- State of Washington, Office of the Attorney General. "The Copyright Act of 1976: Guidelines for Educator", January 1978 series 4box 10folder 2

Series 5: Personal Papers, 1934-1993 and undated (2.25 linear feet)

This series covers other aspects of Wigren's interest in educational television. Arrangement is in five categories: Degrees and Honors; Positions Held; Correspondence; Retirement; and Contributions to Archives. Materials are arranged by category and chronologically within the categories. Degrees and Honors include all of Wigren's diplomas, his teaching certificates, and various plaques and certificates. Positions held include correspondence concerning Wigren's resignation from Houston Independent Schools and his subsequent hiring with the NEA, and other business correspondence. The correspondence category includes Christmas cards and thank you notes received from various people in the educational television industry. Also in this series are photos and correspondence from Wigren's 1977 retirement from the NEA. Finally, Wigren made several contributions to various archives including CINE and the National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA); the correspondence and annual reports from these archives are included in this category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Degrees and Honors -- Transcripts and Teaching Certificate -- Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1949-1977 series 5box 10folder 3
Degrees and Honors -- Recognition of Courses Taught -- Educational Media (Audiovisual Instruction) in the School of Education at University of Colorado, Boulder, 1965 series 5box 10folder 4
Degrees and Honors -- Honor: The Honor Key of Kappa Delta Pi, Houston Alumni, May 4, 1979 series 5box 10folder 5
Degrees and Honors -- National Educational Association (NEA) Retired Program Life Membership Certificate, November 15, 1982 series 5box 10folder 6
Degrees and Honors -- Honor: Emeritus Membership in Phi Delta Kappa, Columbia University, undated series 5box 10folder 7
Degrees and Honors -- "Life Membership Certificate" from National Education Association (oversize), 1957 series 5box 10folder 8
Degrees and Honors -- Plaque: Special Service Award, presented to Harold Wigren, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC (oversize), 1974 series 5box 10folder 9
Degrees and Honors -- Plaque: "Resolution" from Association for Educational Communications and Technology (oversize), undated series 5box 10folder 10
Positions Held -- Business Correspondence -- Houston Independent Schools and National Educational Association, 1957-1961 series 5box 10folder 11
Positions Held -- Correspondence -- Bureau of Audiovisual Instruction, May 3, 1965 series 5box 10folder 12
Positions Held -- Memo from Lawrence G. Derthick. Re: Position of Program Coordinator PD&IS, July 22, 1968 series 5box 10folder 13
Positions Held -- Resumes, undated series 5box 10folder 14
Correspondence -- Addresses, 1969-1982 series 5box 10folder 15
Correspondence -- Christmas Cards -- many from NHK, 1968-1975; undated series 5box 10folder 16
Correspondence -- Thank You's, 1963-1975 series 5box 10folder 17
Retirement from NEA -- Letters and Cards, 1977-1978 series 5box 10folder 18
Retirement from NEA -- Letters and Cards, 1977-1978 series 5box 10folder 19
Retirement from NEA -- Photographs of Retirement Party, 1977 series 5box 10folder 20
Contributions to Archives -- Various Archives and Funds, 1984-1990 series 5box 10folder 21
Contributions to Archives -- National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA), 1989-1993 series 5box 10folder 22
Contributions to Archives -- NPBA Christmas Card, undated series 5box 10folder 23

Series 6: Audiovisual Materials, 1974-1978 and undated (0.25 linear foot)

This series contains various audio cassette tapes. The topics covered include satellites, teacher meetings, JCET meetings, a bicentennial show, an Air Force Study, and interviews with Dr. Wigren.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bicentennial Rehearsal, May 16, 1974 series 6box 11folder 1
NEA Satellite Experiments. Dr. Wigren Interview, February 1, 1978 series 6box 11folder 2
Satellite Communication: Potentials for Education. Harold Wigren, 1978 series 6box 11folder 3
NEASAT -- January 16 Excerpts used at JCET Meeting, undated series 6box 11folder 4
#2 USAF Media Study -- May 5, undated series 6box 11folder 5
Consultation on Satellites. Michael Dempsey, undated series 6box 11folder 6
Nome -- Kodiak Teacher Meetings, undated series 6box 11folder 7
Wigren Interview, undated series 6box 11folder 8

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