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Chalmers Marquis Papers


Chalmers Marquis Papers
Marquis, Chalmers
Collection number:
NPBA 91-211
2.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1978-1993, 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:

In 1955, Chalmers Marquis began his public broadcasting career at WTTW, Chicago, where he served as a Producer and Director in Promotion, Development, Fundraising and as Director of Programming. Before he worked as WTTW, he worked as a producer and director at CBS TV and WGN Chicago. In 1965, he became the first full-time executive director of the Educational Television Service (ETS), the educational television division of the NAEB. There, he was instrumental in the establishment of the ETS Program Service which later became the Public Television Library. Later, Marquis played an active role in the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the extension of the matching grants program. He also served as the executive vice-president of NAEB (1970), as an executive at the Public Broadcasting Service, and served as the legislative liaison for the National Association of Public Television (NAPTS). In January 1971, he represented education at meeting of Advisory Panel to the State Department at the United States Delegation on International Copyright Revision. In 1973, Marquis became PBS Vice President of Natural Affairs. Then, in 1978 he served as project director for the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications' five month study to analyze document needs and opportunities for educational telecommunications. Finally, Marquis frequently lobbied Congress on behalf of the Children's Television Workshop. This collection documents Marquis' work as a lobbyist for the Children's Television Workshop.

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