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David C. Stewart papers

 Collection 0065-MMC-NPBA
In 1952, David Stewart, with grants from the Ford Foundation, worked in Washington to help start new educational television stations by reserving channels. Stewart then became executive director of the Joint Committee of Educational Broadcasting. In 1966, he became Director of Programs in Education and Public Media for the National Council on the Arts (National Endowment for the Arts). There he was responsible for all projects in radio, television and motion pictures and sound recording. Three years later, he started work at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as the Director of Special Projects. In 1972, he evaluated program proposals as director of national program projects. From 1980 to 1996, he directed the Office of International Activities department of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, focusing on creating long-term program alliances between the United States public broadcasters and their counterparts in other countries. Other positions Stewart has held include Director of Dartmouth/American Council on Education film study, Consultant on the Arts, American Council on Education, Director of the Washington Office, National Educational Television, Director, Joint Council on Broadcasting, and finally, programming and production consultant for the Joint Committee on Educational Television. The collection documents Stewart's career as Director of the Office of International Activities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


  • 1967-1996 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1988-1995

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publicatioght status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


0.50 Linear Feet


The collection consists of one series.
  1. Series 1: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The David C. Stewart papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by David C. Stewart in several installments between May 1991 and March 1996.
Guide to the David C. Stewart papers
Processed by John Wood, June 1996
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park Maryland 20742