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Frank B. Withrow papers

 Collection 0070-MMC-NPBA

Dr. Frank Burdon Withrow, Jr. (1926-2019) worked for the United States Department of Education from 1966 to 1992. During the 1980s, he served as the Director of the Division of Educational Technology under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Educational Research and Development. When he retired in 1992, he was head of the Star Schools Project. The collection documents the development and funding of educational television programs with an emphasis on math and science curricula.


  • 1981-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1982-1988

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


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Guide to the Frank B. Withrow papers
Processed by Jennifer A. Bull, June 1994
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Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2007-04-15: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Karen E. King, April 2007.
  • 2011-04-29: EAD revised by Karen E. King, April 2011
  • 2019-01-22: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Duncan Griffin.
  • 2022-10-05: Lindsay Oliver updated the collection title to reflect Withrow’s correct full name.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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