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Margaret Chisholm Papers


Margaret Chisholm Papers
Chisholm, Margaret E.
Collection number:
NPBA 94-25
3.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1979 - 1991
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:

Margaret Chisholm's first involvement with educational broadcasting started from positive reviews of a televised course she taught on children's literature at the University of Oregon. In 1967, she accepted an offer to direct the media program of the Seattle school system as well as the area libraries. This job put her on the executive board of public television station KCTS. Later, while serving on the Public Broadcasting Service's Board of Directors, Chisholm participated in the decision to create a new organization to represent public television station managers' interests and to deal with lobbying and planning efforts of public television while PBS concentrated on programming. Chisholm served on the interim board of trustees of the new entity, Association for Public Broadcasting (APB). She served several terms on the APB Board and remains a trustee at large with the organized renamed Association of America's Public Television Stations (APTS). She also served as vice president of the APB lobbying arm National Association of Public Television Stations' Executive Committee from 1979 to 1983. The collection documents Chisholm's involvement with PBS and APTS.

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