National Educational Television Records, 1951-1969

Summary Information

Summary Information

Title: National Educational Television Records
Inclusive Dates: 1951-1969

  • National Educational Television
Call Number: U.S. Mss 66AF; Audio 504A; PH 2696; PH 3506

Quantity: 247.2 cubic feet (618 archives boxes and 2 volumes), 1 tape recording, 5 films, and photographs (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of National Educational Television (NET), a private organization underwritten by the Ford Foundation which provided programming for the nation's public broadcasting stations. Originally known as the National Educational Television and Radio Center, NET's activities developed from program acquisition to production, station activation, and a wide variety of services until it functioned as a virtual fourth network. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, scripts, reports, clippings, photographs, financial records, minutes, and publicity. There are, however, only a limited number of tapes and films. Coverage is incomplete at the highest administrative level, but it is significant for station activation, affiliate relations, and programming. There is also information on NET's on-going self-evaluation and financial shortages; its relations with other organizations concerned with public broadcasting; and its public information, development, and research activities.

Language: English

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