The Craig B. Fisher papers cover a period from 1956 to 1970 and include material from his career at CBS and NBC. It includes research materials, notes, outlines, proposals, scripts, budgets, press clippings, and similar material related to programs in which he was a creator or contributer. Among the topics represented in this collection include Cold War-era civil defense and diplomacy, youth culture, Jewish Americans, women’s issues, the 1960 and 1964 presidential elections, the Kennedy Assassination, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and similar topics. It also includes material related to a documentary on Russian-American photographer Roman Vishniac, several nature and history documentaries, a study done on the children’s program “Exploring,” and a series inspired by artifacts in the Smithsonian Institution.
For a more complete listing of programs represented, see the series descriptions or the detailed listing located under Inventories/Additional Information.