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Susan Fratkin papers

 Collection 0152-MMC-NPBA

Susan Fratkin was director of special projects for the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges from the late 1970s to 1992 and was closely involved with the educational television committee. She also served as the first treasurer and then president of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET) from 1984 to 1992. The collection includes reports, correspondences, publications, and legal papers that document issues of concern to Fratkin.


  • 1975-1988
  • Majority of material found within 1980-1985

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

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.


8.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Susan Fratkin papers cover the years 1975 to 1986 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1981 to 1985. The papers include correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, notes, reports, and clippings. The collection documents issues of concern to Fratkin as she sought to link the world of higher education to that of telecommunications technology.


Organized as four series:

  1. Series 1: Committee Work
  2. Series 2: Conferences, Workshops and Other Organizations
  3. Series 3: Subject Files
  4. Series 4: Miscellaneous Notes

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Susan Fratkin papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries by Susan Fratkin in March of 1990.

Guide to the Susan Fratkin papers
Processed by Edmund F. Wehrle, July 1993.
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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.
  • 2008-02-13: EAD revised by Karen E. King.
  • 2008-03-14: EAD revised by Karen E. King.
  • 2017-10-31: Finding aid reviewed and edited by Rebecca Thayer.
  • 2018-12-19: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Duncan Griffin.
  • 2021-08-20: Jim Baxter re-wrote the collection abstract.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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