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United States. Office of the US High Commissioner for Germany. Management and Budget Division / The America Houses, a study of the U.S. Information Center in Germany
(1953)

III. B. Programming,   pp. 42-90 PDF (19.7 MB)


Page 43

Kind of Activit
Film showings
Fils for schools
Lectures
Live concerts
Record concerts
English classes
Group meetings:
Discussion groups
Music group
Play-reading group
Introduction to library
Course for parents
Other small group activites
Closed-group activities
Children' s theater
Total
Number    Attendance
n
10
5
3
3
10
5
1
1
I
2
4
2
1
59
1035
655
435
465
106
449
142
28
31
35
58
63
14&2
3784
Further elaboration on the nature of the lectures and discussions
appears in the section of this report dealing with these programs
The program distribution of eight America Houses within one regional
Public Affairs office for a 12-week period is sunoarized on the next
page. Although the breakdown according to subject matter is not clearly
formulated, this table gives some indication of the spread of activities
over a given period in one group of America Houses.
The variation of emphasis on the different elements of program
summarized is sho  by the distribution of programing activities among
the eight Houses.
Lq cent of Total Performances
House with      House wit
T2ne f ~raa                  Hist            Lowest Nuber
Lectures
Discussions
Recitations
Concerts
Films
Exhibits
49 %
11
1
15
40
25
28 %
0
0
5
25
0
TretGrousaout
The variation among America Houses in regard to programing
extends also to the target groups sought. In spite of general policy
to the contrary established by the Office of Public Affairs (e.g.
Technical Imtruction No. 9) the general impression gained is that
the prime objective running through all the Houes is to reach mas
audiences. The extent to which modifications of. this exists foUoaw
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