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William G. Harley Papers


William G. Harley Papers
Harley, William G.
Collection number:
NPBA 91-208
0.25 linear feet
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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:

William Harley started his broadcasting career in the 1940s as program director of Wisconsin Broadcasting System. Then, from 1950 to 1952 he was program coordinator of Ford-National Association Educational Broadcasters' Adult Educational Radio Project. From 1960 to 1975, he was president of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB). During that time, Harley was also director of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET) and its president from 1973 to 1975. From 1981 to 1985, Harley chaired the Peabody Awards Board. Finally, in 1989, Harley served on the national committee of OPT IN America, a nonprofit public advocacy group dedicated to promoting the development of fiber optic technology for home and school. The collection contains part of a NAEB proposal for funding as well as speeches of former NAEB presidents Frank Schooley and William Harley on professionalization and future of educational broadcasting.

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