Scope and Content of Collection
The Laurence A. Jarvik papers consists of research files pertaining to his critical studies of public broadcasting. The files, the bulk of which date from 1990 to 1998, include interviews with public broadcasting personalities, and information on popular programs and public broadcasting organizations both in North America and Europe. The materials cover the topics of program funding, development and content and include many viewpoints that are critical of American public broadcasting. Types of documents in the collection include interview transcripts, correspondence, memos, dissertations, studies, writings, publications and audiocassettes.