Scope and Content of Collection
The Bernard Mayes Papers covers the years 1912 to 2001 and contain some undated material. The bulk of the collection concern the years 1969 to 1985. The materials document Mayes' years with KQED San Francisco, his role in the founding of National Public Radio, and his work with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Radio Advisory Service. Also included in the collection are Bernard Mayes' personal collection of documents concerning public broadcasting history and articles about radio and television. Types of materials include memorandums, correspondence, annual reports, personal notes, articles, congressional documents, minutes, and pamphlets.