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PBS Public Information, 1971-1983, and undated

 Series 1

This series contains information pertaining to the activities of the PBS Public Information department such as the promotion of PBS programs and the analysis of viewer response to public television programming. It includes memoranda regarding personnel departures and arrivals, institutional and policy matters at PBS (including, but not limited to the Public Information department); material from Public Information conferences between 1974 and 1977 (including conference agendas, registration lists, notes and other material, including handwritten notes, from conference sessions and specific PI workshops); staff memos relating to the promotion of PBS programs along with examples of promotional material (aimed at the general viewing public and at local PBS stations); and original copies of viewer mail received by PBS in the first few months of 1973 (and a much smaller number of letters from 1975) along with typed summaries and excerpts compiled by Aladj.


  • 1971-1983, and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


3.50 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742