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David M. Davis Papers

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Abstract

Title:
David M. Davis Papers
Author/Creator:
Davis, David M.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-13
Size:
10.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1968-1979
Inclusive dates:
1956-1980, 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:

David M. Davis had a prominent career in educational and public broadcasting, ranging from directing and producing college-level telecourses at WGBH and working for the Ford Foundation's Office of Public Broadcasting to creating the acclaimed programming series American Playhouse and P.O.V.. The collection documents his work.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

David M. Davis 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 policy 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 MacFarland Davis was born on March 23, 1926 in St. Charles, Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree in musical education from Northwestern University in 1947, and a MS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951.

From 1947 to 1951, while studying for his masters, Davis worked at WFIL-AM-FM-TV in Philadelphia as a producer and a director. During the same years, he also worked as an instructor at Temple University. From 1951 to 1952, Davis worked as a television producer and coordinator for Michigan State University in East Lansing. He then worked as production manager for ABC affiliate station WMAL-TV, Washington, DC. From 1953 to 1956, he was Director of Programs for WUNC-TV, Greensboro, North Carolina. He then worked as station manager at WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts from 1956 to 1967. During his tenure at WGBH, he produced and directed several productions including the 1963 Oscar-winning documentary film Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World and two television series during 1966 to 1967: Aaron Copland: Music of the 20's and Lotte Lenya: World of Kurt Weill.

From 1967 to 1968, Davis was the Director of Programming Instruction at the Television Trust in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1968, he returned to the United States to work for Ford Foundation's Office of Public Broadcasting as a Television Program Coordinator until February 1969. At that time, he became program officer until September 1969. From October 1969 until December 1974, Davis served as officer in charge. He worked under Fred Friendly until September 1972, Davis retained his position as the Office of Public Broadcasting became the Office of Communications in 1974 due to increased federal support for public broadcasting resulting in the need to refocus on other areas of communications including policy issues, media impact, journalism, and news and the law.

Davis left the Ford Foundation in 1979 to work as a consultant for the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC. His consulting work continued through 1981 but in 1980 he became President of Public Television Playhouse, Inc., (New York City) which produced American Playhouse. Meanwhile, he also became Vice Chairman of the Indiana Television Services, Inc., also located in New York City. Finally, he was president and chief executive officer of The American Documentary Inc., which produced P.O.V. from 1987 to 1993.

Davis was a member of several national and international associations including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He also served on several conimittees including the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Media Committee of the Indo-U.S. SubCommittee on Education and Culture.

David M. Davis died on May 23, 2007.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen E. King, March 1999

Processing note:
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Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, April 2007

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Ford Foundation, 1956-1979 (2.00 linear feet)

This series documents the Ford Foundation's activities in the area of educational and public broadcsting prior to and during Davis' tenure there. Materials include budget, responses to a Federal Communications Commission docket regarding the use of satellite facilities by non-governmental agencies, testimonies by Fred W. Friendly and McGeorge Bundy as well as reports on programming, audience research and educational broadcasting history. The documents are arranged alphabetically by category and then alphabetically by author or title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles -- Friendly, Fred W. "Friendly: 'We Offer Our Activism, Our Faith. . .'" The New York Times, May 31, 1970 series 1box 1folder 1
Articles -- Gunn, Hartford N. "Public Television Program Financing,", October 1972 series 1box 1folder 2
Articles -- "Mini-Mote for Maximum Mobility," Broadcast Management/Engineering, June 1970 series 1box 1folder 3
Articles -- Netzer, Dick. "Long-Range Financing of Public Broadcasting", 1969 series 1box 1folder 4
Articles -- Thorp, Bruce E. "Media Report/White House Static Over Structure, Funds Keep Public Broadcasting. . .", 1972 series 1box 1folder 5
Board of Trustees - excerpts, March 28-29, 1968 series 1box 1folder 6
Budget Materials. Proposed Budget -- Fiscal Year 1971, June 1970 series 1box 1folder 7
Budget Materials. Proposed Budget -- Fiscal Year 1973, June 1972 series 1box 1folder 8
Budget Materials. Proposed Budget -- Fiscal Years 1974 and 1975, June 1973 series 1box 1folder 9
Budget Materials. Proposed Budget -- Fiscal Years 1976 and 1977, June 1975 series 1box 1folder 10
Charter and Bylaws, June 1978 series 1box 1folder 11
Copying and Publishing Foundation Archival Records, 1974 series 1box 1folder 12
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Comments, August 1, 1966 series 1box 1folder 13
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Legal Brief and Comments, August 1, 1966 series 1box 1folder 14
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Public Policy Issues (Vol. I), December 12, 1966 series 1box 2folder 1
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Reply Legal Brief (Vol. II), December 12, 1966 series 1box 2folder 2
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Technical and Economic Data (Vol. III), December 12, 1966 series 1box 2folder 3
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Public Interest Issues (Vol. I), April 3, 1967 series 1box 2folder 4
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- Ford Foundation -- Supplemental Legal Brief (Vol. II), April 3, 1967 series 1box 2folder 5
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 16495: "In the Matter of the Establishment of domestic non-common carrier communications-satellite facilities by non-governmental entities" -- CPB, NPR and PBS. Comments, April 19, 1972 series 1box 2folder 6
Government Materials. FCC -- Docket No. 18892: "Federal-State or Local Relationships in the Community Antenna Television Systems Fields" -- Ford Foundation -- Comments, December 7, 1970 series 1box 2folder 7
Government Materials -- U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on Congressional Operations. -- Fred W. Friendly Statement, April 9, 1974 series 1box 3folder 1
Government Materials -- U.S. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications and Power. -- McGeorge Bundy. Statement, June 12, 1973 series 1box 3folder 2
Government Materials -- U.S. House. 90th Congress, 1st Session. "Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Report, August 21, 1967 series 1box 3folder 3
Government Materials -- U.S. Senate. 90th Congress, 1st Session, Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Report, May 11, 1967 series 1box 3folder 4
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Calderwood, Stanford. A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs. -- Introduction - Acquisitions, 1971 series 1box 3folder 5
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Calderwood, Stanford. A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs. -- Co-Production - Sales, 1971 series 1box 3folder 6
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Calderwood, Stanford. A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs. -- Underwriting, 1971 series 1box 3folder 7
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Calderwood, Stanford. A Study of Public Broadcasting's External Business Affairs. -- Memberships - Conclusion, 1971 series 1box 3folder 8
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ford Foundation. Public Broadcasting: Management Planning and Control System., 1973 series 1box 3folder 9
Papers, Reports and Studies -- "The Ford Foundation and Public Broadcasting", July 10, 1973 series 1box 3folder 10
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Education Division. "A National Noncommercial Television Service: Report and Recommendations", March 1963 series 1box 3folder 11
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Education Division. "A National Noncommercial Television Service: Report and Recommendations", March 1963 series 1box 3folder 12
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Information Papers -- Beyond Public Broadcasting: What Priorities in Communications for the Ford Foundation.", December 1973 series 1box 3folder 13
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Information Papers -- "ETV Local and Regional Programming", March 1968 series 1box 3folder 14
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Information Papers -- "The Ford Foundation and Noncommercial Television", December 1967 series 1box 3folder 15
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Information Papers -- "The Public Television Audience", December 1970 series 1box 4folder 1
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Ford Foundation -- Office of Reports. "A Brief Statement of the Activities of the Fund for Adult Education During the Past Five Years [1951 - 1956]", 1956 series 1box 4folder 2
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Gunn, Hartford N. and Ralph B. Rogers, eds. "Public Broadcasting in the United States: A White Paper" November 1975, November 1975 series 1box 4folder 3
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Jauch, Fritz. "A Brief History of Educational Television in the United States, 1968 series 1box 4folder 4
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Network Project. "The Fourth Network, 1971 series 1box 4folder 5
Papers, Reports and Studies -- "Public Broadcasting: Update, undated series 1box 4folder 6
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Spergel, Howard K. "Evaluation of WGBH Educational Foundation Independence Fund Programming Projects for the Ford Foundation", May 9, 1979 series 1box 4folder 7
Papers, Reports and Studies -- "Station Independence Project: Preliminary Draft Project", June 28, 1973 series 1box 4folder 8
Papers, Reports and Studies -- "Strategy Share for Nine Organizations", undated series 1box 4folder 9
Papers, Reports and Studies -- Wells, Daniel R. "PBS Plans for Network Distribution by Satellites", October 7, 1971 series 1box 4folder 10
Papers, Reports and Studies -- WGBH Boston. "Raw Inventory List", July 1, 1980 series 1box 4folder 11
Speeches -- Analysis of Clay T. Whitehead Speech, November 5, 1971 series 1box 4folder 12
Speeches -- Bundy, McGeorge. "A New World of Public Television", September 18, 1975 series 1box 4folder 13
Speeches -- Fred Friendly -- "The Attempted Politicalization of Broadcast Journalism", February 2, 1977 series 1box 4folder 14
Speeches -- Fred Friendly -- "Dedication of the Rogers Communications Center", September 18, 1975 series 1box 4folder 15
Speeches -- Macy, John W. "Video Journalism, Public Style", January 30, 1973 series 1box 4folder 16

Series 2: Ford Foundation. Office of Public Broadcasting, 1968-1975 and undated (5.25 linear feet)

This series documents Davis' activities in the Ford Foundation's Office of Public Broadcasting. The bulk of the series consists mostly of outgoing correspondence and program grant recommendations and reviews. Topics of correspondence include station visit reports, responses to viewer criticism and grant requests. This series also contains grant recommendations and program reviews, particularly as part of the Project for New Television Programming. This project's purpose was to strengthen and encourage innovation in programming at the local and regional level. Notable correspondents include Fred Friendly, McGeorge Bundy, and John Houseman who reviewed programs for the Project for New Television Programming. Materials are arranged alphabetically by category and then either chronologically or alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Budget and Finance Materials -- Proposed Budget: Fiscal Year 1969, June 1968 series 2box 4folder 17
Budget and Finance Materials -- Proposed Budget: Fiscal Year 1970, June 1969 series 2box 4folder 18
Budget and Finance Materials -- Budget Projections, May 13, 1974 series 2box 4folder 19
Conferences and Meetings -- Ford Foundation. Public Television Audience Research Working Seminar, April 12-13, 1971 series 2box 5folder 1
Conferences and Meetings -- Staff Meetings -- Agenda, 1970 - November 1974 series 2box 5folder 2
Correspondence, April - May 1968 series 2box 5folder 3
Correspondence, June - July 1968 series 2box 5folder 4
Correspondence, August - October 1968 series 2box 5folder 5
Correspondence, August - October 1968 series 2box 5folder 6
Correspondence, August - October 1968 series 2box 5folder 7
Correspondence, November 1968 series 2box 5folder 8
Correspondence, November 1968 series 2box 5folder 9
Correspondence, November 1968 series 2box 5folder 10
Correspondence, December 1968 series 2box 5folder 11
Correspondence, December 1968 series 2box 5folder 12
Correspondence, January 1969 series 2box 5folder 13
Correspondence, January 1969 series 2box 5folder 14
Correspondence, February 1969 series 2box 5folder 15
Correspondence, February 1969 series 2box 5folder 16
Correspondence, February 1969 series 2box 5folder 17
Correspondence, March 1969 series 2box 6folder 1
Correspondence, March 1969 series 2box 6folder 2
Correspondence, March 1969 series 2box 6folder 3
Correspondence, March 1969 series 2box 6folder 4
Correspondence, April 1969 series 2box 6folder 5
Correspondence, April 1969 series 2box 6folder 6
Correspondence, April 1969 series 2box 6folder 7
Correspondence, May 1969 series 2box 6folder 8
Correspondence, May 1969 series 2box 6folder 9
Correspondence, June 1969 series 2box 6folder 10
Correspondence, June 1969 series 2box 6folder 11
Correspondence, July 1969 series 2box 6folder 12
Correspondence, July 1969 series 2box 6folder 13
Correspondence, July 1969 series 2box 6folder 14
Correspondence, August 1969 series 2box 6folder 15
Correspondence, August 1969 series 2box 6folder 16
Correspondence, September 1969 series 2box 6folder 17
Correspondence, September 1969 series 2box 6folder 18
Correspondence, October 1969 series 2box 6folder 19
Correspondence, October 1969 series 2box 6folder 20
Correspondence, November 1969 series 2box 6folder 21
Correspondence, November 1969 series 2box 6folder 22
Correspondence, November 1969 series 2box 6folder 23
Correspondence, November 1969 series 2box 6folder 24
Correspondence, December 1969 series 2box 6folder 25
Correspondence, December 1969 series 2box 6folder 26
Correspondence, January 1970 series 2box 7folder 1
Correspondence, January 1970 series 2box 7folder 2
Correspondence, February 1970 series 2box 7folder 3
Correspondence, February 1970 series 2box 7folder 4
Correspondence, March 1970 series 2box 7folder 5
Correspondence, March 1970 series 2box 7folder 6
Correspondence, March 1970 series 2box 7folder 7
Correspondence, April 1970 series 2box 7folder 8
Correspondence, April 1970 series 2box 7folder 9
Correspondence, April 1970 series 2box 7folder 10
Correspondence, May 1970 series 2box 7folder 11
Correspondence, May 1970 series 2box 7folder 12
Correspondence, June 1970 series 2box 7folder 13
Correspondence, June 1970 series 2box 7folder 14
Correspondence, June 1970 series 2box 7folder 15
Correspondence, July 1970 series 2box 7folder 16
Correspondence, July 1970 series 2box 7folder 17
Correspondence, July 1970 series 2box 7folder 18
Correspondence, July 1970 series 2box 7folder 19
Correspondence, August 1970 series 2box 7folder 20
Correspondence, August 1970 series 2box 7folder 21
Correspondence, August 1970 series 2box 7folder 22
Correspondence, August 1970 series 2box 7folder 23
Correspondence, September 1970 series 2box 7folder 24
Correspondence, September 1970 series 2box 7folder 25
Correspondence, September 1970 series 2box 7folder 26
Correspondence, September 1970 series 2box 7folder 27
Correspondence, October 1970 series 2box 7folder 28
Correspondence, October 1970 series 2box 7folder 29
Correspondence, October 1970 series 2box 7folder 30
Correspondence, October 1970 series 2box 7folder 31
Correspondence, November 1970 series 2box 8folder 1
Correspondence, November 1970 series 2box 8folder 2
Correspondence, December 1970 series 2box 8folder 3
Correspondence, December 1970 series 2box 8folder 4
Correspondence, January 1971 series 2box 8folder 5
Correspondence, January 1971 series 2box 8folder 6
Correspondence, February 1971 series 2box 8folder 7
Correspondence, February 1971 series 2box 8folder 8
Correspondence, February 1971 series 2box 8folder 9
Correspondence, March 1971 series 2box 8folder 10
Correspondence, March 1971 series 2box 8folder 11
Correspondence, April 1971 series 2box 8folder 12
Correspondence, May 1971 series 2box 8folder 13
Correspondence, May 1971 series 2box 8folder 14
Correspondence, May 1971 series 2box 8folder 15
Correspondence, June 1971 series 2box 8folder 16
Correspondence, June 1971 series 2box 8folder 17
Correspondence, July 1971 series 2box 8folder 18
Correspondence, July 1971 series 2box 8folder 19
Correspondence, August 1971 series 2box 8folder 20
Correspondence, August 1971 series 2box 8folder 21
Correspondence, August 1971 series 2box 8folder 22
Correspondence, September 1971 series 2box 8folder 23
Correspondence, September 1971 series 2box 8folder 24
Correspondence, October 1971 series 2box 8folder 25
Correspondence, October 1971 series 2box 8folder 26
Correspondence, November 1971 series 2box 8folder 27
Correspondence, November 1971 series 2box 8folder 28
Correspondence, December 1971 series 2box 8folder 29
Correspondence, December 1971 series 2box 8folder 30
Correspondence, January 1972 series 2box 9folder 1
Correspondence, January 1972 series 2box 9folder 2
Correspondence, February 1972 series 2box 9folder 3
Correspondence, February 1972 series 2box 9folder 4
Correspondence, March 1972 series 2box 9folder 5
Correspondence, March 1972 series 2box 9folder 6
Correspondence, April 1972 series 2box 9folder 7
Correspondence, April 1972 series 2box 9folder 8
Correspondence, April 1972 series 2box 9folder 9
Correspondence, May 1972 series 2box 9folder 10
Correspondence, May 1972 series 2box 9folder 11
Correspondence, May 1972 series 2box 9folder 12
Correspondence, May 1972 series 2box 9folder 13
Correspondence, May 1972 series 2box 9folder 14
Correspondence, June 1972 series 2box 9folder 15
Correspondence, June 1972 series 2box 9folder 16
Correspondence, July 1972 series 2box 9folder 17
Correspondence, July 1972 series 2box 9folder 18
Correspondence, August 1972 series 2box 9folder 19
Correspondence, August 1972 series 2box 9folder 20
Correspondence, September 1972 series 2box 9folder 21
Correspondence, September 1972 series 2box 9folder 22
Correspondence, October 1972 series 2box 9folder 23
Correspondence, October 1972 series 2box 9folder 24
Correspondence, November 1972 series 2box 9folder 25
Correspondence, November 1972 series 2box 9folder 26
Correspondence, December 1972 series 2box 9folder 27
Correspondence, December 1972 series 2box 9folder 28
Correspondence, January 1973 series 2box 10folder 1
Correspondence, January 1973 series 2box 10folder 2
Correspondence, February 1973 series 2box 10folder 3
Correspondence, February 1973 series 2box 10folder 4
Correspondence, March 1973 series 2box 10folder 5
Correspondence, March 1973 series 2box 10folder 6
Correspondence, April 1973 series 2box 10folder 7
Correspondence, May 1973 series 2box 10folder 8
Correspondence, May 1973 series 2box 10folder 9
Correspondence, June 1973 series 2box 10folder 10
Correspondence, June 1973 series 2box 10folder 11
Correspondence, July 1973 series 2box 10folder 12
Correspondence, July 1973 series 2box 10folder 13
Correspondence, August 1973 series 2box 10folder 14
Correspondence, August 1973 series 2box 10folder 15
Correspondence, September 1973 series 2box 10folder 16
Correspondence, October 1973 series 2box 10folder 17
Correspondence, October 1973 series 2box 10folder 18
Correspondence, November 1973 series 2box 10folder 19
Correspondence, November 1973 series 2box 10folder 20
Correspondence, December 1973 series 2box 10folder 21
Correspondence, December 1973 series 2box 10folder 22
Correspondence, January 1974 series 2box 10folder 23
Correspondence, January 1974 series 2box 10folder 24
Correspondence, February 1974 series 2box 10folder 25
Correspondence, February 1974 series 2box 10folder 26
Correspondence, March 1974 series 2box 10folder 27
Correspondence, March 1974 series 2box 10folder 28
Correspondence, March 1974 series 2box 10folder 29
Correspondence, March 1974 series 2box 10folder 30
Correspondence, April 1974 series 2box 11folder 1
Correspondence, May 1974 series 2box 11folder 2
Correspondence, May 1974 series 2box 11folder 3
Correspondence, June 1974 series 2box 11folder 4
Correspondence, June 1974 series 2box 11folder 5
Correspondence, July 1974 series 2box 11folder 6
Correspondence, July 1974 series 2box 11folder 7
Correspondence, August 1974 series 2box 11folder 8
Correspondence, August 1974 series 2box 11folder 9
Correspondence, September 1974 series 2box 11folder 10
Correspondence, September 1974 series 2box 11folder 11
Correspondence, October 1974 series 2box 11folder 12
Correspondence, October 1974 series 2box 11folder 13
Correspondence, November 1974 series 2box 11folder 14
Correspondence, November 1974 series 2box 11folder 15
Correspondence, November 1974 series 2box 11folder 16
Correspondence, December 1974 series 2box 11folder 17
Correspondence, December 1974 series 2box 11folder 18
Programming -- Descriptions -- Dramatic Programs Produced by KCET Project for New Television Programming, undated series 2box 11folder 19
Programming -- Descriptions -- Articles, Correspondence, 1968 series 2box 11folder 20
Programming -- Descriptions -- Articles, Correspondence, 1968 series 2box 11folder 21
Programming -- Descriptions -- Articles, Correspondence, 1968 series 2box 11folder 22
Programming -- Descriptions -- Report, 1969 series 2box 11folder 23
Programming -- Grants, 1970-1971 series 2box 12folder 1
Programming -- Grants, 1972 series 2box 12folder 2
Programming -- Grants, 1972 series 2box 12folder 3
Programming -- Grants, FY 1973 series 2box 12folder 4
Programming -- Grants, FY 1973 series 2box 12folder 5
Programming -- Grants, FY 1973 series 2box 12folder 6
Programming -- Grants, FY 1974 series 2box 12folder 7
Programming -- Grants, FY 1974 series 2box 12folder 8
Programming -- Grants, FY 1975 series 2box 12folder 9
Programming -- Grants, FY 1975 series 2box 12folder 10
Programming -- Reviews -- Barrett, Marvin. WNET/13 Programming 1974/1975, 1975 series 2box 13folder 1
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. Report on Current Affairs Programming", August 31, 1971 series 2box 13folder 2
Programming -- Reviews -- Houseman, John. Various reviews., 1971-1972 series 2box 13folder 3
Programming -- Reviews -- Moore, Richard D. Evaluation of Theater in America and drama on Public Television, March 29, 1974 series 2box 13folder 4
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Aumente, Jerome. "Seventeen Million People. . .An Analysis of the 51 State, June 1971 series 2box 13folder 5
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Aumente, Jerome. "The 51st State: Another Look", Winter 1973 series 2box 13folder 6
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Balk, Alfred. "The 51st State: A Report", undated series 2box 13folder 7
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Barrett, Marvin. "The 51st State: A Second Evaluation", 1974 series 2box 13folder 8
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Lefkowitz, Bernard. "WNET: The 51st State", May 1972 series 2box 13folder 9
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Whiteside, Thomas. "Evaluation of The 51st State", November 12-16, 1973 series 2box 13folder 10
Programming -- Reviews -- The 51st State -- Whiteside, Thomas. "Program Notes: 51st State", February 1974 series 2box 13folder 11
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. An American Journey: WNET/13 Special of the Week, April 24, 1972 series 2box 13folder 12
Programming -- Reviews -- Goberman, John. At the Top: The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, undated series 2box 13folder 13
Programming -- Reviews -- Black Journal -- Black Journal Special. Is It Too Late?, February - March 1972 series 2box 13folder 14
Programming -- Reviews -- Black Journal -- Black Journal: The Black National Political Convention, Gary, Indiana, April 6, 1972 series 2box 13folder 15
Programming -- Reviews -- Lyle, Jack. "Two Studies of the Audience of WJCT: Focusing on the Viewers of Feedback / Remsberg, Charles. "Evaluation of WJCT's Local Programming", June 1972 series 2box 13folder 16
Programming -- Reviews -- Mickelson, Sig. "The Great American Dream Machine", July 28, 1971 series 2box 13folder 17
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom, December 1969 series 2box 13folder 18
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom, October 1970 series 2box 13folder 19
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Consultants' Reports, 1969-1970 series 2box 13folder 20
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Newsrooms First Year A Report, undated series 2box 14folder 1
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Bylin, James E. KQEDs Newsroom: A Review for the Ford Foundation,, 1972 series 2box 14folder 2
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Diamond, Edwin. Report on WETA Newsroom and WGBH s The Reporters, October 4, 1971 series 2box 14folder 3
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Diamond, Edwin. "Surgery in San Francisco" [KQED's Newsroom, January 31, 1972 series 2box 14folder 4
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Harwood, Robert P. "A Look at WQED's Newsroom; A Critique of WQED's Newsroom. . .", June 30, 1971; August 26, 1971 series 2box 14folder 5
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- KERA's Newsroom, October 1972 series 2box 14folder 6
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- "WQED's Newsroom", undated series 2box 14folder 7
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- McAllister, Wiliam. "KQED's Newsroom: A Critique for the Ford Foundation", November 25, 1971 series 2box 14folder 8
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- McAllister, William. "KQED's Newsroom: A Review for the Ford Foundation", February 24, 1972 series 2box 14folder 9
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Shaffer, Richard A. "KERA's Newsroom: A Report for the Ford Foundation", June 1972 series 2box 14folder 10
Programming -- Reviews -- Newsroom -- Witcover, Jules. "WETA -- Newsroom", August 1971 series 2box 14folder 11
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. A Public Affair">, February 1972 series 2box 14folder 12
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. A Public Affair">, March 1972 series 2box 14folder 13
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. A Public Affair">, April 1972 series 2box 14folder 14
Programming -- Reviews -- The Reporters -- Ehrlich, Thomas. L. "The Reporters: A Critique", October 18, 1971 series 2box 14folder 15
Programming -- Reviews -- The Reporters -- Ehrlich, Thomas. "The Reporters -- WGBH-TV Boston: A critique for the Ford Foundation, February 4, 1972 series 2box 14folder 16
Programming -- Reviews -- Soul -- Soul: Al Green and Others, 1972 series 2box 14folder 17
Programming -- Reviews -- Soul -- Soul: A Tribute to Malcolm X, March 3, 1972 series 2box 14folder 18
Programming -- Reviews -- Soul -- Soul, April 6, 1972 series 2box 14folder 19
Programming -- Reviews -- Goberman, John. "Soundstage", undated series 2box 14folder 20
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. "A Good Thirty Minutes" [Thirty Minutes with..,], undated series 2box 14folder 21
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. "This Week: Won't You Come Home?" [This Week with Bill Moyers], undated series 2box 14folder 22
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. "This Wisconsin Primary -- Live or Dead?" [NPACT's program on the Wisconsin primary], April 4, 1972 series 2box 14folder 23
Programming -- Reviews -- Remsberg, Charles. "Evaluation of "NPACT" Series, Wall Street Week and Bill Moyers 'Journal', undated series 2box 14folder 24
Programming -- Reviews -- Washington Connection -- Barrett, Marvin. Washington Connection, March 26, 1974 series 2box 14folder 25
Programming -- Reviews -- Washington Connection -- Whiteside, Thomas. "Program Notes: Washington Connection", undated series 2box 14folder 26
Programming -- Reviews -- Diamond, Edwin. Washington Week in Review [1972], 1972 series 2box 14folder 27
Reports -- Advisory Panel on Minorities and Public Television. "Minorities and Public Television: An Appraisal", October 1973 series 2box 14folder 28
Reports -- Barrett, Marvin. "WJCT-TV Jacksonville", 1973 series 2box 14folder 29
Reports -- Ford Foundation. Information Paper -- "Public Broadcast Laboratory of NET", June 1967 series 2box 14folder 30
Reports -- Ford Foundation. Information Paper -- "Public Broadcasting: 1970-1975", March 1970 series 2box 14folder 31
Reports -- Ford Foundation. Information Paper -- "Public Broadcasting and Communications", December 1971 series 2box 14folder 32
Reports -- Ford Foundation. Information Paper -- Ford Foundation, et al. "Report on the Seminar on American Television Drama", April 1973 series 2box 15folder 1
Reports -- Ford Foundation. Information Paper -- "Plans for the Communications Program in FY 1975", June 1974 series 2box 15folder 2
Reports -- Lindsay, Carl A. and Donald Schiermeister. "Selection and Description of a Audience Opinion Panel for WPSX-TV", October 1971 series 2box 15folder 3
Reports -- Louis Harris & Associates, Inc. "The Viewers of Public Television. Prepared for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.", November 1969 series 2box 15folder 4
Reports -- Reeves, Richard, "An Evaluation of the Nieman Foundation Program for Professional Journalists at Harvard University", August 15, 1973 series 2box 15folder 5
Reports -- Smith, Anthony. "A Report on Station WCVB at Boston, Mass", April 14, 1972 series 2box 15folder 6
Reports -- Tidhar, Hava. "Using Television for Teaching a Second Language Through Dramatized Every Day Situations -- An Assessment of Effects on Active Speech and in Understanding Dialogues Presented by Other Media", undated series 2box 15folder 7

Series 3: Ford Foundation. Office of Communications, 1974-1980 (3.50 linear feet)

This series documents Davis' activities in the Ford Foundation's Office of Communications. Materials include correspondence, grant recommendations, program descriptions, inventories and reports. Topics include conference information, the Station Independence Project, and other broadcasting organizations such as the International Broadcast Institute. Materials are arranged alphabetically by category and then either chronologically or alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Administrative Files: Staff Meetings -- Agendas, December 31, 1974 - April 24, 1979 series 3box 15folder 8
Correspondence, January 1975 series 3box 15folder 9
Correspondence, January 1975 series 3box 15folder 10
Correspondence, March 1975 series 3box 15folder 11
Correspondence, March 1975 series 3box 15folder 12
Correspondence, April 1975 series 3box 15folder 13
Correspondence, April 1975 series 3box 15folder 14
Correspondence, May 1975 series 3box 15folder 15
Correspondence, June 1975 series 3box 15folder 16
Correspondence, June 1975 series 3box 15folder 17
Correspondence, July - October 1975 series 3box 15folder 18
Correspondence, July - October 1975 series 3box 15folder 19
Correspondence, July - October 1975 series 3box 15folder 20
Correspondence, July - October 1975 series 3box 15folder 21
Correspondence, November 1975 series 3box 15folder 22
Correspondence, November 1975 series 3box 15folder 23
Correspondence, November 1975 series 3box 15folder 24
Correspondence, December 1975 series 3box 15folder 25
Correspondence, December 1975 series 3box 15folder 26
Correspondence, January - February 1976 series 3box 16folder 1
Correspondence, January - February 1976 series 3box 16folder 2
Correspondence, March 1976 series 3box 16folder 3
Correspondence, March 1976 series 3box 16folder 4
Correspondence, April 1976 series 3box 16folder 5
Correspondence, April 1976 series 3box 16folder 6
Correspondence, May 1976 series 3box 16folder 7
Correspondence, May 1976 series 3box 16folder 8
Correspondence, June 1976 series 3box 16folder 9
Correspondence, June 1976 series 3box 16folder 10
Correspondence, July 1976 series 3box 16folder 11
Correspondence, July 1976 series 3box 16folder 12
Correspondence, August 1976 series 3box 16folder 13
Correspondence, September 1976 series 3box 16folder 14
Correspondence, September 1976 series 3box 16folder 15
Correspondence, September 1976 series 3box 16folder 16
Correspondence, September 1976 series 3box 16folder 17
Correspondence, September 1976 series 3box 16folder 18
Correspondence, October 1976 series 3box 16folder 19
Correspondence, October 1976 series 3box 16folder 20
Correspondence, November 1976 series 3box 16folder 21
Correspondence, November 1976 series 3box 16folder 22
Correspondence, November 1976 series 3box 16folder 23
Correspondence, November 1976 series 3box 16folder 24
Correspondence, December 1976 series 3box 16folder 25
Correspondence, December 1976 series 3box 16folder 26
Correspondence, January 1977 series 3box 16folder 27
Correspondence, January 1977 series 3box 16folder 28
Correspondence, January 1977 series 3box 16folder 29
Correspondence, January 1977 series 3box 16folder 30
Correspondence, February 1977 series 3box 16folder 31
Correspondence, February 1977 series 3box 16folder 32
Correspondence, March - April 1977 series 3box 17folder 1
Correspondence, March - April 1977 series 3box 17folder 2
Correspondence, May 1977 series 3box 17folder 3
Correspondence, May 1977 series 3box 17folder 4
Correspondence, May 1977 series 3box 17folder 5
Correspondence, May 1977 series 3box 17folder 6
Correspondence, June 1977 series 3box 17folder 7
Correspondence, June 1977 series 3box 17folder 8
Correspondence, July 1977 series 3box 17folder 9
Correspondence, August 1977 series 3box 17folder 10
Correspondence, August 1977 series 3box 17folder 11
Correspondence, September 1977 series 3box 17folder 12
Correspondence, October 1977 series 3box 17folder 13
Correspondence, October 1977 series 3box 17folder 14
Correspondence, November - December 1977 series 3box 17folder 15
Correspondence, November - December 1977 series 3box 17folder 16
Correspondence, January 1978 series 3box 17folder 17
Correspondence, January 1978 series 3box 17folder 18
Correspondence, February 1978 series 3box 17folder 19
Correspondence, February 1978 series 3box 17folder 20
Correspondence, March 1978 series 3box 17folder 21
Correspondence, March 1978 series 3box 17folder 22
Correspondence, April 1978 series 3box 17folder 23
Correspondence, April 1978 series 3box 17folder 24
Correspondence, April 1978 series 3box 17folder 25
Correspondence, April 1978 series 3box 17folder 26
Correspondence, May 1978 series 3box 18folder 1
Correspondence, May 1978 series 3box 18folder 2
Correspondence, May 1978 series 3box 18folder 3
Correspondence, May 1978 series 3box 18folder 4
Correspondence, June 1978 series 3box 18folder 5
Correspondence, June 1978 series 3box 18folder 6
Correspondence, June 1978 series 3box 18folder 7
Correspondence, June 1978 series 3box 18folder 8
Correspondence, July 1978 series 3box 18folder 9
Correspondence, July 1978 series 3box 18folder 10
Correspondence, July 1978 series 3box 18folder 11
Correspondence, July 1978 series 3box 18folder 12
Correspondence, August 1978 series 3box 18folder 13
Correspondence, August 1978 series 3box 18folder 15
Correspondence, September 1978 series 3box 18folder 16
Correspondence, September 1978 series 3box 18folder 17
Correspondence, October 1978 series 3box 18folder 18
Correspondence, October 1978 series 3box 18folder 19
Correspondence, November 1978 series 3box 18folder 20
Correspondence, November 1978 series 3box 18folder 21
Correspondence, November 1978 series 3box 18folder 22
Correspondence, December 1978 series 3box 18folder 23
Correspondence, December 1978 series 3box 18folder 24
Correspondence, December 1978 series 3box 18folder 25
Correspondence, December 1978 series 3box 18folder 26
Correspondence, January 1979 series 3box 19folder 1
Correspondence, January 1979 series 3box 19folder 2
Correspondence, February 1979 series 3box 19folder 3
Correspondence, February 1979 series 3box 19folder 4
Correspondence, March 1979 series 3box 19folder 5
Correspondence, March 1979 series 3box 19folder 6
Correspondence, March 1979 series 3box 19folder 7
Correspondence, April 1979 series 3box 19folder 8
Correspondence, April 1979 series 3box 19folder 9
Correspondence, April 1979 series 3box 19folder 10
Correspondence, May 1979 series 3box 19folder 11
Correspondence, May 1979 series 3box 19folder 12
Correspondence, June 1979 series 3box 19folder 13
Correspondence, July 1979 series 3box 19folder 14
Correspondence, July 1979 series 3box 19folder 15
Correspondence, August 1979 series 3box 19folder 16
Correspondence, September 1979 series 3box 19folder 17
Correspondence, September 1979 series 3box 19folder 18
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- Descriptions of National and Local Programs: WNET/Thirteen (Educational Broadcasting Corporation), July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979 series 3box 20folder 1
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- Descriptions of National and Local Programs: WNET/Thirteen (Educational Broadcasting Corporation), July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979 series 3box 20folder 2
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- Descriptions of National and Local Programs: WNET/Thirteen (Educational Broadcasting Corporation), July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979 series 3box 20folder 3
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book One: -- USA: Arts -- NET: Science, 1979 series 3box 20folder 4
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book One: -- NET: Conversations -- NET: Operas, 1979 series 3box 20folder 5
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book One: -- NET: Journal -- NET: Playhouse, 1979 series 3box 20folder 6
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book One: -- Fred Wiseman -- Specials '74 - '75, 1979 series 3box 20folder 7
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Two: -- Cultural Specials and Documentaries -- '78-'79 Other Programs, 1979 series 3box 20folder 8
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Two: -- Great Performances Mini-Series -- Documentary Series/National, 1979 series 3box 20folder 9
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Two: -- MacNeil/Lehrer -- 75-76 Specials, 1979 series 3box 20folder 10
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Two: -- Possible Acquisitions, 1979 series 3box 20folder 11
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Two: -- Possible Acquisitions, 1979 series 3box 20folder 12
Programming -- Descriptions/Inventories -- NET/WNET Raw Inventory 1963 June 30, 1979 (Cable Programming) Book Three: -- The Art of Film - Major Series Omitted, 1979 series 3box 20folder 13
Programming -- Grants, FY 1975 series 3box 21folder 1
Programming -- Grants, FY 1976 series 3box 21folder 2
Programming -- Grants, FY 1976 series 3box 21folder 3
Programming -- Grants, FY 1977 series 3box 21folder 4
Programming -- Grants, FY 1977 series 3box 21folder 5
Programming -- Grants, FY 1978 series 3box 21folder 6
Programming -- Grants, FY 1978 series 3box 21folder 7
Programming -- Grants, FY 1979-1980 series 3box 21folder 8
Programming -- Grants, FY 1979-1980 series 3box 21folder 9
Programming -- Reviews -- Bagnold, Enid. Report on Hollywood Television Theater: The Chinese Prime Minister, November 13, 1975 series 3box 22folder 1
Programming -- Reviews -- Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting. Consumer Survival Kit: Over the Counter Drugs series 3box 22folder 2
Programming -- Reports -- Station Independence Project Report: Script series 3box 22folder 3
Programming -- Reports -- Television and Children: Priorities for Research: Report on a Conference at Reston, Virginia. series 3box 22folder 4

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