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C. Scott Fletcher Papers


C. Scott Fletcher Papers
Fletcher, C. Scott
Collection number:
NPBA 93-82
3.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1926-1991 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Australian-born C. Scott Fletcher came to educational and instructional broadcasting via Encyclopedia Britannica Films, where he oversaw the creation of films and filmstrips for the classroom. In 1951, Fletcher became president of the Fund for Adult Education, a part of the Ford Foundation. For the next ten years, Fletcher helped establish the first thirty noncommercial television stations in the United States. He also helped fund the first educational television program service, the National Educational Television and Radio Center (NETRC). In 1964, he served as consultant to the Educational Television Stations (ETS) division of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. In this capacity, he convened a national meeting in 1964 to discuss the long-range financing of educational broadcasting. This conference resulted in the formation of the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television and led to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The collection chronicles Fletcher's involvement in the Fund for Adult Education, the Educational Television Stations division of the NAEB, and other positions in the public broadcasting field. Types of documents include awards, clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, notes, reports, speeches and writings.

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