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Broadcast Education Association (BEA) records

 Collection 0181-MMC
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is an academic organization that brings together educators, students, and industry professionals. It was founded as the Association for Professional Broadcasting Education in 1955. Major activities of the BEA include an annual convention and the publication of two journals. The BEA Records span the years 1956 to 2011 with the bulk of materials dating from 1969 to 2000. The chief archival components of the Records are the BEA History Files, the Louisa A. Nielsen Newsletter Files, and the Donald G. Godfrey Files (his personal papers related to BEA). Materials related to the BEA annual convention are particularly numerous. There are also studies and reports about broadcasting education. The Records include newsletters, minutes, photographs, posters, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1956-2011 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1969-2000

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.

This collection contains restricted material. Donald G. Godfrey must grant researchers permission to see budgetary or personnel records during his lifetime. This applies to materials in Series 2. In addition, there is one completely restricted folder in Series 1.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

13.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The BEA Records span the years 1956 to 2011 with the bulk of materials dating from 1969 to 2000. The chief archival components of the Records are the BEA History Files, the Louisa A. Nielsen Newsletter Files, and the Donald G. Godfrey Files (his personal papers related to BEA). Materials related to the BEA annual convention are particularly numerous. There are also studies and reports about broadcasting education. The Records include newsletters, minutes, photographs, posters, and correspondence.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:
Series 1
BEA Records
Series 2
Donald G. Godfrey papers
Series 3
Posters
Series 4
Ephemera

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Broadcast Education Association Records were given to the Library of American Broadcasting in two donations. The BEA donated their records and other materials in 2004. Donald G. Godfrey donated his BEA files on March 29, 2012.

Separated Material

The following journals and books were separated from the BEA Records, cataloged, and placed in the Mass Media and Culture book collection:
  1. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media Vol. 48:1-2 (2004)
  2. Journal of Radio Studies Vol. 2, 4-11. (1993-2004)
  3. Le Duc, Don R. Broadcast Monographs No. 1: Issues in Regulation. (1974)
  4. Sherman, Charles and Donald Browne, eds. Broadcast Monographs No. 2: Issues in International Broadcasting. (1976)

Processing Information

Items which were not already in acid free folders were relocated to archival quality folders. Paper clips, some of which were beginning to rust, were removed. The order of the files was not altered.
Title
Guide to the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Ashley S. Behringer
Date
2013-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212