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WNET Records

Abstract

Title:
WNET Records
Author/Creator:
WNET
Collection number:
NPBA 94-123
Size:
21.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1974-1979
Inclusive dates:
1952-1987, 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:

The WNET Records span the years 1952-1987, with some undated items, and document the history of WNET/Channel 13 in New York City. The records document the history and role of National Educational Television, and the history of educational television programming in general. The collection includes reports, correspondence, memoranda, surveys, publications, program proposals, scripts, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, and notebooks.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

WNET Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21032
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

In 1946 Bremer Broadcasting Corporation applied for and received a permit to construct a television station to serve the Newark, NJ, area. The corporation began construction of a transmitter in West Orange, NJ, after being awarded use of Channel 13. The corporation gave to the channel the call letters WATV. Because of transmission problems, the station, with the approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), moved its transmitter to the Empire State Building where six other channels also were housed.

Atlantic Television Corporation, successor corporation to Bremer, filed a transfer application on October 28, 1957, naming as transferee National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (NTA), a television film distributor, which sought WATV as a commercial outlet. The FCC approved the transfer on March 28, 1958, and the call letters of the station then became WNTA.

When it was rumored in 1960 that NTA, because of financial difficulties, intended to sell its license, John White, director of the National Educational Television and Radio Center (NETRC), indicated to members of the Metropolitan Educational Television Association (META), a voluntary support group for educational broadcasting, that there might be an opportunity to establish an educational television outlet in New York. White persuaded Howard Shephard, chairman of the board of the Greater New York Foundation and retired chairman of the board of the First City National Bank, to invest his time and resources in establishing in New York an educational television station. A new committee, Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area (ETMA), was formed to promote the project. Besides Shephard, members included John D. Rockefeller III, chairman, Lincoln Center; Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., president of Steuben Glass; Devereux C. Josephs, former board chairman of New York Life Insurance Company; and George D. Stoddard, chancellor of New York University.

Though the State of New Jersey, with the support of then-Governor Robert B. Meyner, went to court to stop the sale of the station, the state eventually dropped its suit and the FCC approved the sale to ETMA (later to be called Educational Broadcasting Corporation) in 1961. The station became known as WNDT (which stood for New Directions in Television). In 1970, WNDT merged with National Educational Television to become WNET/Thirteen.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Consisting of reports, correspondence, memoranda, surveys, publications, program proposals, scripts, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, and notebooks, this collection documents the activities of Channel 13 in national and local programming, public affairs, funding, planned giving, planning, and the use of educational television. The collection measures 21.00 linear feet and dates from 1952 to 1987, with some undated material.

Information is included on the history of WNET, on its transfer from New Jersey to New York, and on its audience surveys in New York and New Jersey. The collection also documents the history and role of National Educational Television; the history and use of educational television; long-range planning at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); and federal legislation that affected public television. Correspondents include Ethan Allen Hitchcock, chairman of the board, WNET; John Jay Iselin, president, WNET; Angela N. Solomon, public information department, WNET; Joseph S. Iseman, legal counsel for ETMA; Robert B. Meyner, governor of New Jersey; Newton N. Minow, chairman of the FCC; Howard L. Shephard, chairman, ETMA; Samuel B. Gould, president, Educational Broadcasting Corporation; Hartford N. Gunn, Jr., vice-chairman, PBS; and Robert B. Hudson, senior vice president, National Educational Television.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The WNET Records were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by the WNET Reference Library in June of 1994, and June and July of 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Wanda Finney and Mark Walden, November 1996. Revised by Karen E. King, February 1998.

Processing note:

Materials were placed in acid-free folders.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Caitlin Wells, May 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Departments, 1963-1988 (2.25 linear feet)

Consisting of reports, memoranda, manuals, booklets, a brochure, and pamphlets, this series documents the status of Channel 13 in the late 1970s and 1980s; the use of educational television in schools; and consumer information. The material is arranged in five subseries: Administration; Boards and Personnel; Education Division; Institutional Development; and Publications.

Subseries 1.1: Administration, 1979-1986 (4 folders)

This subseries contains documents concerning the administration of WNET in the form of policy manuals, administrative guides, bylaws, and financial procedures. The materials are arranged alphabetically by type of document, except the Finance Department budgetary procedures.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Administrative Guide , September 1986series 1.1box 1folder 1
By-Laws - Educational Broadcasting Corporation , July 31, 1983series 1.1box 1folder 2
Policy Manual , 1980, 1983series 1.1box 1folder 3
Finance Department: Program Budgetary and Expenditure Authorization Procedures , August 1979series 1.1box 1folder 4

Subseries 1.2: Boards and Personnel, 1963-1986 (7 folders)

This series documents the names and activities of various boards and personnel divisions within WNET between 1963 and 1986. All the board materials are arranged first alphabetically, and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Board of Counselors , January 29, 1981series 1.2box 1folder 5
Board of Trustees, The Board Book , September 1985series 1.2box 1folder 6
Board of Trustees, (Committees) , October 1985series 1.2box 1folder 7
Board of Trustees, Executive Committee - Minutes , April 11, 1984series 1.2box 1folder 8
Board of Trustees, (Members) , 1963-1984series 1.2box 1folder 9
Board of Trustees, Trustee Planning Task Force, January 21, 1986series 1.2box 1folder 10
Board of Trustees, Personnel , 1970-1976series 1.2box 1folder 11

Subseries 1.3: Educational Division, 1976-1988 (6 folders)

This subseries documents the use of educational television in elementary, intermediate and high school grade levels and continuing adult education in the New York metropolitan area. The materials consist of manuals and a booklet and are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Manual for Teachers Elementary K-4, 1976series 1.3box 1folder 12
Manual for Teachers Intermediate 5-8 , 1976series 1.3box 1folder 13
Manual for Teachers Secondary 9-12 , 1976 series 1.3box 1folder 14
School Television Service Curriculum Resource Manual , 1981-1982series 1.3box 1folder 15
Access to Learning , 1982series 1.3box 1folder 16
Learning Link Instructional Television Book , 1987-1988series 1.3box 1folder 17

Subseries 1.4: Institutional Development, 1976-1987 (23 folders)

Consisting of reports, memoranda, press releases, and brochures, this subseries documents the present and future status of WNET as well as the department's effort to promote the station's achievements to ensure donor support. Information on the Henry Hudson Hotel and WNET's planned giving program is also included. The material is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Henry Hudson , 1976series 1.4box 1folder 18
Press Releases , June 20, 1978series 1.4box 1folder 19
Excerpts from The Institutionalization of THIRTEEN , October 19, 1978series 1.4box 1folder 20
The Institutionalization of THIRTEEN , October 31, 1978series 1.4box 1folder 21
Planned Giving Brochure and Memorandum , February 21, 1980series 1.4box 1folder 22
Critical Issues , 1980series 1.4box 1folder 23
N.J. Campaign Lists Corporate and Foundations , 1980series 1.4box 1folder 24
WNET/Thirteen Advertising Demonstration Program Report to the Temporary Commission of Alternative Financing for Public Telecommunications , April-June 1982series 1.4box 1folder 25
WNET/Thirteen Advertising Demonstration Program Report to the Temporary Commission of Alternative Financing for Public Telecommunications , July-September 1982series 1.4box 1folder 26
WNET/Thirteen Advertising Demonstration Program Report to the Temporary Commission of Alternative Financing for Public Telecommunications , October-December 1982series 1.4box 1folder 27
WNET/Thirteen Advertising Demonstration Program Report to the Temporary Commission of Alternative Financing for Public Telecommunications , January-March 1983series 1.4box 1folder 28
WNET/Thirteen Advertising Demonstration Program Report to the Temporary Commission of Alternative Financing for Public Telecommunications , April-June 1983series 1.4box 1folder 29
WNET Program and Master Plan April , 1984series 1.4box 1folder 30
A Review of the Revenue Base of WNET/Thirteen , February 13, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 31
A Question of Role , March 6, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 32
Signal Swapping: A Report to the New Ventures Committee of the Board of Trustees , May 2, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 33
New Ventures Committee , September 26, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 34
New Ventures , October 28, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 35
The National Division (New Ventures Committee) , October 28, 1985series 1.4box 1folder 36
The Metropolitan Division (New Ventures Committee) , November 18, 1985series 1.4box 2folder 1
Briefing Book on Membership and Fundraising , December 1985series 1.4box 2folder 2
(Funding Information) , July 23, 1987series 1.4box 2folder 3
New Dimensions Fund, n.d.series 1.4box 2folder 4

Subseries 1.5: Publications, 1976-1983 (10 folders)

Consisting of pamphlets, booklets, a newsletter, manual and report, this subseries documents information provided by WNET's Inter-Community Service Center; consumer information and advice; publicity for WNET; corporate underwriting; and the Congressional debate over federal funding for public television. One booklet also includes a 33-1/3 recording of excerpts from Channel 13's first broadcast on September 16, 1962, with Edward R. Murrow as announcer. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Consumer Help Manual , 1976series 1.5box 2folder 5
The Consumer Help Manual , 1976series 1.5box 2folder 6
The Consumer Help Manual , 1976series 1.5box 2folder 7
Exchange: The Community Connection , April 1976series 1.5box 2folder 8
A Report from WNET/Thirteen , 1978series 1.5box 2folder 9
People Power '79: A Help Yourself Guide to Neighborhood Services , June 14, 1979series 1.5box 2folder 10
Thirteen: Profile , 1981series 1.5box 2folder 11
Thirteen: The First Twenty Years - Public Television and the Private Sector , 1982-1983, n.d.series 1.5box 2folder 12
Station, n.d.series 1.5box 2folder 13
The WNET Advantage; Success Stories; Targeted Impact (Brochures), n.d.series 1.5box 2folder 14

Series 2: Auction Catalogs, 1979-1984 (0.75 linear feet)

This series documents televised auctions of art and antiques in support of WNET-TV and consists of auction catalogs with supplements and addenda. The auction catalog for 1983 is missing. The material is arranged chronologically. See also Series 4, Subseries 1: Personal Files, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, and Series 4, Subseries 2: Personal Files, John Jay Iselin.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques , 1979 series 2box 2folder 15
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques , 1980 series 2box 2folder 16
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques, On Air Sale, Supplement, Addendum , 1980 series 2box 2folder 17
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques , 1981 series 2box 2folder 18
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques, Addendum to the 1981 Catalogue , 1981 series 2box 2folder 19
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques , 1982 series 2box 2folder 20
The Thirteen Collection: Televised Auction of Art and Antiques, Supplement to the 1982 Catalogue , April 29, 1982-May 2, 1982 series 2box 2folder 21
By Design - Auction Catalogue; Catalogue Supplement and Additions to the Catalogue , June 8-10, 1984 series 2box 2folder 22

Series 3: Legal and Legislative, 1970-1980 (0.75 linear feet)

This series consists of various legal and legislative matters. Topics include various agreements including the 1970 agreement between National Educational Television and the Educational Broadcasting Corporation; an ongoing dispute over adequate programming efforts aimed at New Jersey regarding license renewal; various federal legislative acts affecting public broadcasting; and an audit of NET Television, Inc. Correspondents regarding the licensing issue include: Edward I. Koch, mayor of New York City; Hugh L. Carey, governor of New York; Jacob K. Javitz, U.S. senator; Joan Ganz Cooney, president, Children's Television Workshop; and Fred W. Friendly, Office of Communications, The Ford Foundation.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Contracts: NET-EBC Agreement , 1970 series 3box 2folder 23
Contracts: Essex County College Agreement , 1980 series 3box 2folder 24
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1961-1974 series 3box 2folder 25
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1975 series 3box 2folder 26
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Response of Educational Broadcasting Corporation to "Petition of Declaratory Ruling and for Issuance of Notice of Apparent Liability" of the New Jersey Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. Volume 1., August 29, 1975 series 3box 2folder 27
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Response of Educational Broadcasting Corporation to "Petition of Declaratory Ruling and for Issuance of Notice of Apparent Liability" of the New Jersey Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. Volume 2, Appendi, August 29, 1975 series 3box 2folder 28
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Response of Educational Broadcasting Corporation to "Petition of Declaratory Ruling and for Issuance of Notice of Apparent Liability" of the New Jersey Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. Volume 2, Appendi, August 29, 1975 series 3box 2folder 29
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1976 series 3box 2folder 30
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1977-1978 series 3box 2folder 31
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1977-1978 series 3box 2folder 32
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Correspondence to FCC Secretary William J. Tricarico, June-July 1978 series 3box 2folder 33
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Comments of Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Volume 1., July 14, 1978 series 3box 2folder 34
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, 1979-1980 series 3box 2folder 35
FCC: WNET License Renewal - New Jersey Programming, Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Newark, New Jersey Studio Proposal and Description of New Jersey Programming Efforts., January 28, 1980 series 3box 2folder 36
Communications Act of 1978, House of Representatives Committee Print., June 6, 1978 series 3box 3folder 1
Communications Act of 1978, Press Release: Highlights..., June 7, 1978 series 3box 3folder 2
Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978, The Public Broadcasting Financing Act of 1978, Bill Proposal, n.d. series 3box 3folder 3
Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978, The Public Broadcasting Financing Act of 1978, ETV Newsletter Special Supplement, n.d. series 3box 3folder 4
House of Representatives Conference Report: Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978., October 12, 1978 series 3box 3folder 5
Press Release - Signing of Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978., November 2, 1978 series 3box 3folder 6
Comparison of the More Controversial Issues...of the Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978, n.d. series 3box 3folder 7
Tax Audit - NET Television, Inc. , 1973-1979, n.d. series 3box 3folder 8
Tax Audit - NET Television, Inc. , 1973-1979, n.d. series 3box 3folder 9

Series 4: Personal Files, 1953-1984 (4.75 linear feet)

This series documents WNET's 1979 auction; future planning; the sale of Channel 13 to Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area; developments in the field of public broadcasting; and the campaign for a new station headquarters. The series is arranged in three subseries: Ethan Allen Hitchcock; Joseph S. Iseman; and John Jay Iselin and Angela N. Solomon.

Subseries 4.1: Ethan Allen Hitchcock, 1953-1984 and undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series documents Hitchcock's activities and interests in fundraising, boards, and programming. Hitchcock served at WNET as first chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1981 and then as chairman of the Board of Counselors from 1981 to 1983. Correspondents include: Joan Ganz Cooney, John D. Rockefeller III, Fred Friendly, Bill Moyers, and Dick Cavett. Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically within each topic, with miscellaneous files appearing last.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Board Materials: Community Advisory Board , 1978-1979, n.d.series 4.1box 3folder 10
Board Materials: Trustees, 1968-1969, 1972-1974series 4.1box 3folder 11
Board Materials: Trustees, 1976-1977series 4.1box 3folder 12
Board Materials: Trustees, 1978-1981, 1983-84series 4.1box 3folder 13
Board Materials: Trustees, Open Board Meetings , 1978-1979series 4.1box 3folder 14
Board Materials: Trustees, Devereaux C. Josephs (Tribute) , 1953-1978series 4.1box 3folder 15
Board Materials: Trustees, Citation to Hitchcock , June 8, 1983series 4.1box 3folder 16
Correspondence, General, December 1973-March 1974series 4.1box 3folder 17
Correspondence, General, April-June 1974series 4.1box 3folder 18
Correspondence, General, July-September 1974series 4.1box 3folder 19
Correspondence, General, October-December 1974series 4.1box 3folder 20
Correspondence, General, January-March 1975series 4.1box 3folder 21
Correspondence, General, April-June 1975series 4.1box 3folder 22
Correspondence, General, July-September 1975series 4.1box 3folder 23
Correspondence, General, October-December 1975series 4.1box 3folder 24
Correspondence, General, January-March 1976series 4.1box 3folder 25
Correspondence, General, April-June 1976series 4.1box 3folder 26
Correspondence, General, July-September 1976series 4.1box 3folder 27
Correspondence, General, October-December 1976series 4.1box 3folder 28
Correspondence, General, January-March 1977series 4.1box 3folder 29
Correspondence, General, April-June 1977series 4.1box 3folder 30
Correspondence, General, July-September 1977series 4.1box 3folder 31
Correspondence, General, October-December 1977series 4.1box 3folder 32
Correspondence, General, January-March 1978series 4.1box 3folder 33
Correspondence, General, April-June 1978series 4.1box 3folder 34
Correspondence, General, July-September 1978series 4.1box 3folder 35
Correspondence, General, October-December 1978series 4.1box 3folder 36
Correspondence, General, January-April 1979series 4.1box 4folder 1
Correspondence, General, May-June 1979series 4.1box 4folder 2
Correspondence, General, July-October 1979series 4.1box 4folder 3
Correspondence, General, November-December 1979series 4.1box 4folder 4
Correspondence, General, January-June 1980series 4.1box 4folder 5
Correspondence, General, August-December 1980series 4.1box 4folder 6
Correspondence, General, 1981series 4.1box 4folder 7
Letters from Viewers , 1968-1980series 4.1box 4folder 8
PBS , 1973, January-March 1975series 4.1box 4folder 9
PBS , April-May 1975series 4.1box 4folder 10
PBS , June 1975series 4.1box 4folder 11
PBS , July 1975-December 1976series 4.1box 4folder 12
Funding, Remarks - Corporate Contributors Luncheon , December 31, 1968series 4.1box 4folder 13
Letters to Potential Sponsors and Contributors , 1969series 4.1box 4folder 14
Letters to Potential Sponsors and Contributors , 1970-1974series 4.1box 4folder 15
Trustee Contributions, 1971-1974, 1977-1980, n.d.series 4.1box 4folder 16
Federal and State Financing , 1971-1974, 1977-1980, n.d.series 4.1box 4folder 17
Independence Fund (Administrative Files), Ford Foundation , 1973-1974series 4.1box 4folder 18
Independence Fund (Administrative Files), 1973-1974series 4.1box 4folder 19
Independence Fund (Administrative Files), 1975-1976series 4.1box 4folder 20
Independence Fund (Administrative Files), 1977-1978, n.d.series 4.1box 4folder 21
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), January-July 1973series 4.1box 4folder 22
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), August-December 1973series 4.1box 4folder 23
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), January-March 1974series 4.1box 4folder 24
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), April-May 1974series 4.1box 4folder 25
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), June-September 1974series 4.1box 4folder 26
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), October-December 1974series 4.1box 4folder 27
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), January-February 1975series 4.1box 4folder 28
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), March-May 1975series 4.1box 4folder 29
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), June-December 1975series 4.1box 4folder 30
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), January-March 1976series 4.1box 5folder 1
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), Kresge Foundation - Iselin Correspondence , March 1976series 4.1box 5folder 2
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), April-June 1976series 4.1box 5folder 3
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), July-December 1976series 4.1box 5folder 4
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), Chairman's Council , 1976-1977series 4.1box 5folder 5
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), January-June 1977series 4.1box 5folder 6
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), July-December 1977series 4.1box 5folder 7
Independence Fund (Solicitations and Responses), 1978series 4.1box 5folder 8
Honor Roll Responses, 1978, n.d.series 4.1box 5folder 9
Lobbying (EBC), 1973, 1978-1980series 4.1box 5folder 10
Auction and Thirteen Collection , 1977-1978series 4.1box 5folder 11
Lincoln Center (Fund Raising) , 1977-1978series 4.1box 5folder 12
New Jersey Studio Funding , 1979-1980series 4.1box 5folder 13
Corporate Underwriting , 1980series 4.1box 5folder 14
Programming, Banks and the Poor , 1970-1971series 4.1box 5folder 15
Programming, PBS-FBI October , 1971series 4.1box 5folder 16
Programming, EBC and Minority Groups , April 1973-November 1979series 4.1box 5folder 17
Programming, Remarks - Channel 13's Future , 1981series 4.1box 5folder 18
Programming, New Jersey Vision (N.J.T.V.) , May 1982series 4.1box 5folder 19
Henry Hudson Hotel , 1973-1978series 4.1box 5folder 20
Kahlman Linker , 1979series 4.1box 5folder 21
National Magazine (Dial) , 1979-1980series 4.1box 5folder 22
(Notes re Files) , n.d.series 4.1box 5folder 23

Subseries 4.2: Joseph S. Iseman, 1958-1968 (1.25 linear feet)

This subseries documents the sale of Channel 13 from National Telefilm Associates, Inc., to Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area (ETMA) as well as the financial status, reorganization, and bankruptcy petition of the station in the early 1960s. Types of documents include correspondence, financial charts, memoranda, notes, news clippings, and press releases. Correspondents include: Robert B. Meyner, governor of New Jersey; Newton N. Minow, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Richard D. Heffner, general manager of WNDT; Howard L. Shephard, chairman of ETMA; and Samuel B. Gould, president of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Topics include press coverage regarding the transfer of Channel 13 from New Jersey to New York, WNDT's membership in the Eastern Educational Network, and Ford Foundation support of the station. The material is arranged chronologically except for the leases which are placed under heading "Bankruptcy" as the documents provide financial and legal information considered in the 1965 filing.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area (ETMA)/Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) - Governor Meyner of New Jersey - Political Problems , January 16, 1958-July 1961series 4.2box 5folder 24
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Closing Memorandum - Purchase of WNTA , 1961series 4.2box 5folder 25
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 1, March 20, 1961-June 30, 1961series 4.2box 5folder 26
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 2, June 26, 1961-November 15, 1961series 4.2box 5folder 27
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 2, June 26, 1961-November 15, 1961series 4.2box 5folder 28
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 2, November 16-December 28, 1961series 4.2box 5folder 29
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 3, January 2-June 11, 1962series 4.2box 5folder 30
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison Vol. 3, June 12, 1962-September 26, 1967series 4.2box 5folder 31
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, Internal Memoranda - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison, January 10, 1962-December 3, 1965series 4.2box 6folder 1
ETMA/EBC Correspondence, January 22, 1962; April 11, 1963-June 24, 1963; January 19, 1968series 4.2box 6folder 2
ETMA/EBC, "Hearsay" Vol. IX No. 6 - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison staff newsletter, November 24, 1961 series 4.2box 6folder 3
ETMA/EBC Press Releases, October 5, 1961-December 19, 1961series 4.2box 6folder 4
ETMA/EBC, Press Coverage (Newsclippings), 1961-1963 series 4.2box 6folder 5
ETMA/EBC, Press Coverage (Newsclippings), 1961-1963 series 4.2box 6folder 6
ETMA/EBC, Guthman, Jack. "The Channel 13 Case: FCC Intervention in a 8310(b) License Transfer" , Spring, 1963series 4.2box 6folder 7
ETMA/EBC Bankruptcy, Lease - ETMA , April 13, 1962series 4.2box 6folder 8
ETMA/EBC Bankruptcy, Leases and Estimated Severance and Related Costs - EBC , January 26, 1965series 4.2box 6folder 9
ETMA/EBC Bankruptcy, April 11, 1963-January 27, 1965series 4.2box 6folder 10

Subseries 4.3: John Jay Iselin and Angela Soloman, 1975-1984 (0.50 linear feet)

The John Jay Iselin portion of this subseries consists of a memorandum concerning WNET's 1979 auction and a report regarding the station's effort to plan for the future. The material is arranged chronologically.

The Angela N. Solomon portion of this subseries documents relatively recent developments in the field of public broadcasting and the funding campaign to help finance a new station headquarters and broadcast center in the Henry Hudson Hotel. The material consists of memoranda, news clippings, and press releases. Also included is a press release on "The Last Ballot," an episode in the Ourstory series. The materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
John Jay Iselin Memorandum - Auction , June 1, 1979series 4.3box 6folder 11
John Jay Iselin, Project 1990: WNET Thirteen's Exercise in Planning to Meet Expanding Competition and Opportunities and to Enhance Television Program Services in the Years Leading to 1990. Issues and Approach. , January 11, 1984series 4.3box 6folder 12
Angela N. Solomon, Newsclippings (Independence Fund Drive) , January 21, 1975-February 12, 1975series 4.3box 6folder 13
Angela N. Solomon, Press Release "The Last Ballot" , December 15, 1975series 4.3box 6folder 14
Recent Collection of News Reports Related to Public Broadcasting , May 23, 1978-November 16, 1978series 4.3box 6folder 15
Recent Collection of News Reports Related to Public Broadcasting , May 23, 1978-November 16, 1978series 4.3box 6folder 16

Series 5: Programming, 1960-1987 (8.50 linear feet)

This series documents monthly programming on Channel 13; program proposals; program descriptions and summaries; and awards won by WNET. Types of documents include schedules, inventories, booklets, lists, schedules, proposals, memoranda, drafts, and research notes. The series is arranged in three subseries: Lists, Reports, Schedules; Monthly Station Guides; and Individual Programs.

Subseries 5.1: Lists, Reports, Schedules, 1960-1984 (0.75 linear feet)

Arranged chronologically, materials in this subseries document the wide variety of programming on both a local and a national level, beginning with WNTA in 1960. Types of materials include inventories, program descriptions, schedules, and proposals from WNET for the PBS Station Program Cooperative.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
News: WNTA-TV 13 TV Publicity Log, December 19, 1960-August 13, 1961series 5.1box 6folder 17
NET/WNET Raw Inventory (includes WNDT listings), Book 1, 1963-June 30, 1979series 5.1box 6folder 18
NET/WNET Raw Inventory (includes WNDT listings), Book 1, 1963-June 30, 1979series 5.1box 6folder 19
NET/WNET Raw Inventory (includes WNDT listings), Book 2, 1963-June 30, 1979series 5.1box 6folder 20
NET/WNET Raw Inventory (includes WNDT listings), Book 3, 1963-June 30, 1979series 5.1box 6folder 21
Annual Report: WNET/13 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) - National and Local Programming , July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973series 5.1box 6folder 22
Annual Report: WNET/13 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) - National and Local Programming , July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975series 5.1box 6folder 23
Annual Report: WNET/13 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) - National and Local Programming , July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976series 5.1box 6folder 24
Annual Report: WNET/13 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) - National and Local Programming , July 1, 1976-June 30, 1977series 5.1box 6folder 25
Annual Report: WNET/13 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) - National and Local Programming, Supplement, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1978 series 5.1box 6folder 26
Descriptions of National and Local Programs , July 1, 1978-June 30, 1979 series 5.1box 6folder 27
Descriptions of National and Local Programs , July 1, 1978-June 30, 1979 series 5.1box 6folder 28
Programs Produced by Public Affairs: Awards , 1973-1983series 5.1box 6folder 29
WNET/13 Program Submissions/Proposals to the PBS Station Program Cooperative, 1974-1975series 5.1box 6folder 30
WNET/13 Program Submissions/Proposals to the PBS Station Program Cooperative, 1975-1976series 5.1box 6folder 31
WNET/13 Program Submissions/Proposals to the PBS Station Program Cooperative, 1976-1977series 5.1box 6folder 32
WNET/13 Program Submissions/Proposals to the PBS Station Program Cooperative, 1977-1978series 5.1box 6folder 33
WNET/13 Program Submissions/Proposals to the PBS Station Program Cooperative, 1978-1979series 5.1box 6folder 34
WNET Program Development , 1977series 5.1box 6folder 35
Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Final Narrative Report: Ford Foundation Grant #740-0343., August 10, 1979series 5.1box 6folder 36
Program Lists - Tapes, etc. , 1983-1984series 5.1box 6folder 37

Subseries 5.2: Program Guides, 1962-1987 (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries documents monthly programming on WNDT and, later, WNET. The issue for March 1963 is missing. Information is included on programming; schedules for WNDT's school television service; and membership fees. The material is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, November 1962-February 1963, April-December 1963series 5.2box 7folder 1
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, 1964series 5.2box 7folder 2
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, 1965series 5.2box 7folder 3
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, 1966series 5.2box 7folder 4
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, 1967series 5.2box 7folder 5
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide, 1968series 5.2box 7folder 6
WNDT/Channel 13 Program Guide/Image, 1969series 5.2box 7folder 7
Image (WNDT/Channel 13, WNET/Channel 13), 1970series 5.2box 7folder 8
Image, 1971series 5.2box 7folder 9
Image, 1972series 5.2box 7folder 10
Image, 1973series 5.2box 7folder 11
Image, 1974series 5.2box 7folder 12
Image/Thirteen, 1975series 5.2box 7folder 13
Thirteen, 1976series 5.2box 7folder 14
Thirteen, 1977series 5.2box 7folder 15
Thirteen, January 1978-July 1979series 5.2box 7folder 16

Subseries 5.3: Series and Individual Programs, 1970-1987 and undated (6.75 linear feet)

This subseries documents specific programs and series through proposals, scripts, press packets, and program guides. Programs documented include The Brain, Ourstory, The McNeil/Lehrer Newshour, and Heritage: Civilization and the Jews. The documents are arranged alphabetically by program title, and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Adams Chronicles, (Press Releases) , 1976series 5.3box 7folder 17
The Adams Chronicles, A Discussion Leader's Guide , 1976series 5.3box 7folder 18
Adult Open Learning Program (Higher education project), March 25, 1977 series 5.3box 7folder 19
"Alfred Stieglitz" (wt) , February 1980series 5.3box 7folder 20
"The American City" - (NEH Proposal) , 1980series 5.3box 7folder 21
"The American City" - (CPB/Annenberg School of Communications (CPB/ASC) Proposal) , November 2, 1981series 5.3box 7folder 22
"The American City" - (Proposal) , n.d.series 5.3box 7folder 23
"American Contours" - "American Architectural Experience" , September 14, 1976series 5.3box 8folder 1
"American Contours" - "American Architectural Experience" - Draft, July 1978series 5.3box 8folder 2
"American Contours" - "American Architectural Experience" - Draft, July 1978series 5.3box 8folder 3
"American Contours" - Preliminary Proposal Submitted to the NEH , May 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 4
"American Contours" - Preliminary Proposal Submitted to the NEH , May 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 5
"American Contours" - Preliminary Proposal Submitted to the NEH , May 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 6
"American Contours" - Submitted to the NEH, July 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 7
"American Contours" - Submitted to the NEH, July 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 8
"American Contours" - Submitted to the NEH, July 1979 series 5.3box 8folder 9
American Playhouse II, May 1982series 5.3box 8folder 10
Arms Race Proposal , 1970series 5.3box 8folder 11
Behind the Lines, 1971-1975series 5.3box 8folder 12
Bill Moyer's Journal and Bill Moyer's International Journal List of Shows , July 1981series 5.3box 8folder 13
The Brain "The Brain Series," A Proposal for 11 One-Hour Television Programs (Submitted to the National Science Foundation), March 30, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 14
The Brain, Appendix F: A Report on Program Research in Progress, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 15
The Brain, Appendix F: A Report on Program Research in Progress, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 16
The Brain, Appendix F: A Report on Program Research in Progress, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 17
The Brain, A Television Series About the Human Brain , 1979series 5.3box 8folder 18
The Brain, A Television Series About the Human Brain , 1979series 5.3box 8folder 19
The Brain, A Television Series About the Human Brain , 1979series 5.3box 8folder 20
The Brain, "Brain, Mind and Behavior" (wt): A Submission to the CPB/ASC Project. (proposal for college telecourse to be aired in tandem with the national airing of The Brain), 1981series 5.3box 8folder 21
The Brain, Newsclippings , February-September 1984series 5.3box 8folder 22
The Brain, Newsclippings , October 1984 series 5.3box 8folder 23
The Brain, Newsclippings , October 1984 series 5.3box 8folder 24
The Brain, Newsclippings , October 1984 series 5.3box 8folder 25
The Brain, Newsclippings , November-December 1984series 5.3box 8folder 26
The Business of America..., February 8, 1976-March 6, 1976series 5.3box 8folder 27
Research and Development Proposal for a Documentary on Cancer , January 15, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 28
Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree (script), 1977-1978series 5.3box 8folder 29
"Cheever Trilogy" - "O Youth and Beauty" , June 14-29, 1979series 5.3box 8folder 30
"Cheever Trilogy" - "The Five Forty-Eight" (script) Revised , July 1979series 5.3box 8folder 31
"Cheever Trilogy" - "The Five Forty-Eight" Contact Sheet , July 1979series 5.3box 8folder 32
"Cheever Trilogy" - "The Sorrows of Gin" , n.d.series 5.3box 8folder 33
"The Children of Pride" - Proposal, August 1977series 5.3box 9folder 1
"The Children of Pride" - Appendix A: Episode I "The Courtship of Mary Jones" , August 1977series 5.3box 9folder 2
"Civilizations of the Americas": Revised Draft Proposal , May 1975series 5.3box 9folder 3
Court of Reason, May 20-26, 1986series 5.3box 9folder 4
(Crime Series) , 1963, 1979-1984, n.d.series 5.3box 9folder 5
Energy Research , 1979series 5.3box 9folder 6
Good Morning, Mr. Orwell, Art for 25 Million People, 1984series 5.3box 9folder 7
The Great American Dream Machine Revisited, March 19, 1978series 5.3box 9folder 8
Great Performances - 5 Seasons, July 1978series 5.3box 9folder 9
Great Performances, 1981-1982series 5.3box 9folder 10
"Harlem Renaissance: The Echo Continues" , August 1979 series 5.3box 9folder 11
"Harlem Renaissance: The Echo Continues" , August 1979 series 5.3box 9folder 12
"Heritage: The Christians" , October 1, 1986-September 30, 1987series 5.3box 9folder 13
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - A Report to the Revson Foundation, January, 31 1979series 5.3box 9folder 14
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Proposal to NEH Vol. 1, 1980series 5.3box 9folder 15
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Proposal to NEH Vol. 1, 1980series 5.3box 9folder 16
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Proposal to NEH Vol. 2, 1980series 5.3box 9folder 17
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Proposal to NEH Vol. 2, 1980series 5.3box 9folder 18
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Proposal to NEH (Report), 1981series 5.3box 9folder 19
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, June-August 1984series 5.3box 10folder 1
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, September 1984 series 5.3box 10folder 2
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, September 1984 series 5.3box 10folder 3
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, September 1984 series 5.3box 10folder 4
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, October 1984series 5.3box 10folder 5
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, October 1984series 5.3box 10folder 6
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, October 1984series 5.3box 10folder 7
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews - Newsclippings, November 1984, n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 8
"The Humanists" Proposal, November 28, 1978series 5.3box 10folder 9
(NEH Grant Application) , December 1, 1978 series 5.3box 10folder 10
(NEH Grant Application) , December 1, 1978 series 5.3box 10folder 11
(NEH Grant Application) , December 1, 1978 series 5.3box 10folder 12
In Pursuit of Liberty - "Liberty" (Proposal to the NEH) , January 1975series 5.3box 10folder 13
In Pursuit of Liberty - (description - page copied from Raw Inventory), n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 14
In the Matter of Suicide (wt), n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 15
Independent Focus - Montreal Main, 1979series 5.3box 10folder 16
"Living by Design" (wt): A Series of Six One-Hour Programs (proposal), June 1, 1980 series 5.3box 10folder 17
"Living by Design" (wt): A Series of Six One-Hour Programs (proposal) , June 1, 1980 series 5.3box 10folder 18
"The Marvelous in the Real: Latin American Writing Today" (wt) , November 16, 1979series 5.3box 10folder 19
"The Marvelous in the Real: Latin American Writing Today" (wt) , November 16, 1979series 5.3box 10folder 20
The McNeil/Lehrer Report Broadcast Review and Index, 1979-1981 series 5.3box 10folder 21
The McNeil/Lehrer Report Broadcast Review and Index, 1979-1981 series 5.3box 10folder 22
The McNeil/Lehrer Report Broadcast Review and Index, 1979-1981 series 5.3box 10folder 23
"The Metropolitan Opera: 100 Years" , 1980series 5.3box 10folder 24
The Meanings of Modern Art , September 15, 1976series 5.3box 10folder 25
NET Playhouse, n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 26
"No Man's Valley", November 1980series 5.3box 10folder 27
"Not So Wild a Dream" , October 1977series 5.3box 10folder 28
"Of Plays and Players", n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 29
Ourstory - (Description - pages copied from "Raw Inventory..."), n.d.series 5.3box 10folder 30
Ourstory - #102 "Eliza" (research materials), November 1974series 5.3box 10folder 31
Ourstory - #102 "Eliza" (research materials), November 1974series 5.3box 10folder 32
Ourstory - #102 "Eliza" (research materials), November 1974series 5.3box 10folder 33
Ourstory - #102 "Eliza" (research materials), November 1974series 5.3box 10folder 34
Ourstory - #104 "The Last Ballot" (research materials), February 1975series 5.3box 11folder 1
Ourstory - #104 "The Last Ballot" (research materials), February 1975series 5.3box 11folder 2
Ourstory - #104 "The Last Ballot" (research materials), February 1975series 5.3box 11folder 3
Ourstory - #104 "The Last Ballot" (research materials), February 1975series 5.3box 11folder 4
Ourstory - #105 "The Devil's Work" (research materials), 1975-1976series 5.3box 11folder 5
Ourstory - #105 "The Devils Work" (research materials), 1975-1976series 5.3box 11folder 6
Ourstory - #106 "The Erie War" (research materials), 1974-1975series 5.3box 11folder 7
Ourstory - #106 "The Erie War" (research materials), 1974-1975series 5.3box 11folder 8
Ourstory - #106 "The Erie War" (research materials), 1974-1975series 5.3box 11folder 9
Ourstory - #106 "The Erie War" (research materials), 1974-1975series 5.3box 11folder 10
"A Passage to China" - "China: Draft as of 9 October 1979" Virginia Kassel, October 9, 1975series 5.3box 11folder 11
"A Passage to China" - (program information), n.d.series 5.3box 11folder 12
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, May 1979-December 1979series 5.3box 11folder 13
Public Issues in Depth, October 1979series 5.3box 11folder 14
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal), April 1978 series 5.3box 11folder 15
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal), April 1978 series 5.3box 11folder 16
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal to NEH) Vol. 1, July 1980series 5.3box 11folder 17
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal to NEH) Vol. 2, July 1980series 5.3box 11folder 18
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal to NEH) Vol. 2, July 1980series 5.3box 11folder 19
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal to NEH) Vol. 2, July 1980series 5.3box 11folder 20
Sacred Journeys - (Proposal to NEH) Vol. 2, July 1980series 5.3box 11folder 21
Shoah Companion Guide, 1987series 5.3box 11folder 22
SIP Proposals - I. G.I. Jive (wt) - IV. American Pop Cabaret, May 10, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 23
SIP Proposals - V. Fred Waring - VII. The Butterfingers Angel, May 10, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 24
SIP Proposals, August 13, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 25
Soul (transcript - Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin), December15,1971series 5.3box 11folder 26
Speculative Fiction Dramatic Series , January 28, 1977series 5.3box 11folder 27
"Live" Summer Festival Series , January 1979series 5.3box 11folder 28
Summerfest, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 29
The Television Laboratory, June 1975series 5.3box 11folder 30
The Television Laboratory - (Report), 1979series 5.3box 11folder 31
A Time for Caring (wt): A Series of Twelve Half Hour Programs--Business Proposal, 1980series 5.3box 11folder 32
Tuned In Proposal, September 1979 series 5.3box 11folder 33
Tuned In Proposal, September 1979 series 5.3box 11folder 34
Tuned In Proposal, September 18, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 35
Tuned In Proposal, October 8, 1979series 5.3box 11folder 36
Tuned In Proposal - Press Packet , February 4, 1982series 5.3box 11folder 37
"Up and Coming" (wt) , n.d.series 5.3box 11folder 38
Vietnam: A Television History Preview Package , 1983series 5.3box 11folder 39
"WNET 25th Anniversary Celebration" , 1986series 5.3box 11folder 40
WNET Reports: Landlords and Tenants - Housing Section - Research, June 1976series 5.3box 11folder 41
WNET Reports: Landlords and Tenants - Tenant Fact Book - Research, November 1976series 5.3box 11folder 42
WNET Reports: Landlords and Tenants - Proceedings, etc., June 30, 1977series 5.3box 11folder 43
WNET Reports: Landlords and Tenants - Housing Court Information Booklet - Research, n.d.series 5.3box 11folder 44
Woman Alive! A New Television Series , June 1974series 5.3box 11folder 45
"World Winners" , March 1979series 5.3box 11folder 46

Series 6: Reports and Surveys, 1956-1986 (1.00 linear feet)

Reports in this series document the potential use of television in education in New York State and in other states as well as the use of technology in educational television; TV programming and radio distribution; issues of importance to educational television; satellite interconnections; licensee and system financing and future trends affecting licensees' financial status; federal funding alternatives for public broadcasting; and the use of television in business and industry. Organizations represented include the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and the Ford Foundation. Individuals represented include Samuel B. Gould, president, Educational Broadcasting Corp.; Donald W. Skelton, associate director, Education Division, WNET; and Samuel C.O. Holt, consultant, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Materials are arranged chronologically.

The surveys in this series document audience opinions of WNDT and WNET and the impact of the performance and contribution of WNDT on metropolitan New York. Organizations represented include Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.; McGraw-Hill Research, Inc.; and the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Report of the New York State Temporary Study Committee on Educational Television - Parts I-III, January 1956 series 6box 12folder 1
Report of the New York State Temporary Study Committee on Educational Television - Part IV, January 1956 series 6box 12folder 2
Gould, Samuel B. "Educational Television: The Crucial Decade Ahead" , April 28, 1963 series 6box 12folder 3
Office of Communications, State University of New York "Assembling the Revolution" , May 1970 series 6box 12folder 4
Ford Foundation. The History of Ford Foundation Activities in Non-Commercial Broadcasting, October 1, 1975 series 6box 12folder 5
PBS and CPB. A Satellite Interconnection System to Serve Public Broadcasting. , January 1976 series 6box 12folder 6
Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Open Education for the People. , April 1976 series 6box 12folder 7
Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Open Education for the People. Appendices., n.d. series 6box 12folder 8
Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Open Education for the People. Appendices., n.d. series 6box 12folder 9
Carnegie Commission FOIA Request , February 22, 1979 series 6box 12folder 10
Licensee Financing Trends and Prospects Update FY 1977 , May 1979 series 6box 12folder 11
Report of the Task Force on Long-Range Financing for Public Broadcasting , March 1983 series 6box 12folder 12
Report of the Task Force on Long-Range Financing for Public Broadcasting. Appendices., n.d. series 6box 12folder 13
Finance Department Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Controlled Subsidiary 1984/85 Operating Budget , June 13, 1984 series 6box 12folder 14
Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Controlled Subsidiary Consolidated Financial Statements Years Ended June 30, 1984 and 1983, September 1984 series 6box 12folder 15
Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Controlled Subsidiary 1985/86 Budget (Proposal), n.d. series 6box 12folder 16
A Study of the Impact and Progress Scored by WNDT-TV in the New York Metropolitan Area, April 1967 series 6box 12folder 17
Survey - Member Views , 1971 series 6box 12folder 18
A Survey of New Jersey Contributors and the New Jersey Public, October 1982 series 6box 12folder 19
A Survey of New Jersey Contributors and the New Jersey Public, October 1982 series 6box 12folder 20

Series 7: National Educational Television, 1952-1981 (2.00 linear feet)

This series chronicles the development of National Educational Television from its beginnings as the Educational Television and Radio Center. Types of documents include correspondence, minutes, program descriptions, and reports. The series is divided organizationally, and then alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Educational Television and Radio Center - Correspondence, Minutes, etc., 1952 series 7box 12folder 21
Educational Television and Radio Center, 1953-1958 series 7box 12folder 22
Educational Television and Radio Center, 1953-1958 series 7box 12folder 23
Educational Television and Radio Center - Programs, 1957 series 7box 12folder 24
Educational Television and Radio Center 1952-1956: A Report from the Educational Television and Radio Center to the Fund for Adult Education, February 15, 1957 series 7box 12folder 25
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Correspondence, Minutes, etc., 1961-1963 series 7box 12folder 26
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Programs, 1959-1963 series 7box 12folder 27
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Profile and Projection: National Educational Television and Radio Center 1953-1973, Volume 1: NETRC, December 14, 1962 series 7box 12folder 28
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Profile and Projection: National Educational Television and Radio Center 1953-1974, Volume 2: NETRC and Educational Television, December 14, 1962 series 7box 12folder 29
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Profile and Projection: National Educational Television and Radio Center 1953-1975, Volume 2-A: A Statement on Programming, December 14, 1962 series 7box 12folder 30
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Profile and Projection: National Educational Television and Radio Center 1953-1976, Volume 3: NETRC in 1973: Organization and Services, December 14, 1962 series 7box 12folder 31
National Educational Television and Radio Center - Profile and Projection: National Educational Television and Radio Center 1953-1977, Volume 4: Addenda, December 14, 1962 series 7box 12folder 32
National Educational Television - Correspondence, Minutes, etc. , 1965-1969, 1981 series 7box 13folder 1
National Educational Television Programs, 1964-1967, n.d. series 7box 13folder 2
National Educational Television Programs, 1964-1967, n.d. series 7box 13folder 3
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1965-1966 NET Affiliates Meeting, April 11-14, 1965 series 7box 13folder 4
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1965-1966 NET Board of Directors Meeting, May 21-22, 1965 series 7box 13folder 5
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1966-1967 NET Affiliates Meeting, April 17-19, 1966 series 7box 13folder 6
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1968-1969 NET Board of Directors' Meeting, May24-25, 1968 series 7box 13folder 7
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1969-1970 NET Affiliates Meeting, April 9-11, 1969 series 7box 13folder 8
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1970-1971 Board of Directors Meeting, May 21-22, 1970 series 7box 13folder 9
National Educational Television Program Schedule Projection - 1971-1972, n.d. series 7box 13folder 10
National Educational Television Programs 1970-1971, January 21, 1971 series 7box 13folder 11
Report to Ford Foundation from National Educational Television, March 5, 1964 series 7box 13folder 12
The Ford Foundation from National Educational Television, July 14, 1964 series 7box 13folder 13
National Educational Television Report on the Year 1964, February 15, 1965 series 7box 13folder 14
National Educational Television Mid-Year Report 1965, August 4, 1965 series 7box 13folder 15
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - July-December 1965 , February 15, 1966 series 7box 13folder 16
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - January-June 1966 , August 15, 1966 series 7box 13folder 17
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - July-December 1966 , February 15, 1967 series 7box 13folder 18
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - January-June 1967 , August 4, 1967 series 7box 13folder 19
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - July-December 1967 , February 15, 1968 series 7box 13folder 20
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - January-June 1968 , August 15, 1968 series 7box 13folder 21
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - July-December 1968 , February 14, 1969 series 7box 13folder 22
National Educational Television Semi-Annual Report - January-June 1970 , September 1970 series 7box 13folder 23
National Educational Television Report on the Year 1969, February 16, 1970 series 7box 13folder 24
National Educational Television Report on the Year 1969, February 16, 1970 series 7box 13folder 25
National Educational Television 1970-1971, January1970 series 7box 13folder 26
Surveys - Schramm, Wilbur. Audiences of Educational Television: Parts I and II, February 1967 series 7box 14folder 1
Surveys - National Educational Television Survey - Executive Summary, October 1969 series 7box 14folder 2
Surveys - National Educational Television Survey - Findings for WNDT/Thirteen, October 1979 series 7box 14folder 3
Surveys - National Educational Television Survey - Findings for WNDT/Thirteen, October 1979 series 7box 14folder 4

Series 8: Public Broadcasting Service, 1969-1986 (1.00 linear feet)

Consisting of memoranda, reports, speeches, surveys, a magazine, a newsletter, and a notebook, this series documents program planning and general information on the Public Broadcasting Service as well as a project to help public television stations which sought assistance with the development of long-range planning. Correspondents include Hartford N. Gunn, Jr., vice chairman, PBS; and Tyrone Brown, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission. The series is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
CPB/PBS Interconnection 1969-1975; CPB Structure 1985, 1969-1985 series 8box 14folder 5
Public Broadcasting History and Structure , 1977 series 8box 14folder 6
PBS Financial Statements: Year Ended June 30, 1977 with Auditor's Report , August 31, 1977 series 8box 14folder 7
PBS News , October 1977 series 8box 14folder 8
PBS National Program Service Planning Book , December 1977 series 8box 14folder 9
System Planning Project - Hartford N. Gunn, Jr. - Memoranda , February 27, 1979-July 4, 1979 series 8box 14folder 10
System Planning Project Papers series 8box 14folder 11
#1 A Declaration of Principles., February 27, 1979 series 8box 14folder 11item 1.0
#2 The Technological and Marketplace Environment., April 11, 1979 series 8box 14folder 11item 2.0
#3 The Economic, Demographic and Social Environment., April 11, 1979 series 8box 14folder 11item 3.0
System Planning Project Papers series 8box 14folder 12
#4 The Regulatory and Policymaking Environment., April23, 1979 series 8box 14folder 12item 1.0
#5 The Public Television Environment., April 23, 1979 series 8box 14folder 12item 2.0
#6 Objectives for the Future of Public Television., May3,1979 series 8box 14folder 12item 3.0
System Planning Project Papers series 8box 14folder 13
#7 A Proposal for Multiple Program Services in Public Television., May 1, 1979 series 8box 14folder 13item 1.0
#8 Structural Options for the Management of Multiple Program Service Within Public Television., May 4, 1979 series 8box 14folder 13item 2.0
#9 Survey of Membership Opinion., May 4, 1979 series 8box 14folder 13item 3.0
System Planning Project Papers - #10 Recommendations on the Future Structure and Governance for Public Television, May 23, 1979 series 8box 14folder 14
System Planning Project Papers - #11 General Recommendations, June 20, 1979 series 8box 14folder 15
System Planning Project Papers - Appendix D: Details of the Proposal for Structure, n.d. series 8box 14folder 16
System Planning Project Papers - Appendix E: Public Television Program - Related Organizations, n.d. series 8box 14folder 17
System Planning Project Papers - Appendix F: Process of Governance, n.d. series 8box 14folder 18
System Planning Project Papers - Survey of Membership Opinion and Summary, n.d. series 8box 14folder 19
System Planning Project - PBS Executive Committee, June 9-14, 1979 series 8box 14folder 20
System Planning Project - Remarks - Hartford N. Gunn, Jr. and Tyrone Brown, June 25-26, 1979 series 8box 14folder 21
The People Look at Advertising on Public Television , 1983 series 8box 14folder 22
National Program Funding Standards and Practices , 1985 series 8box 14folder 23
Strategic Plan for PTV Audience Development , 1986 series 8box 14folder 24
Public Broadcasting: Governance and Management Handbook , 1986 series 8box 14folder 25

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