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Nazaret Cherkezian papers

 Collection 0100-MMC-NPBA

Nazaret "Chic" Cherkezian (1925-1996) joined the staff of National Educational Television (NET) in 1959 as director of public information. From 1963 to 1970, he served as executive producer for NET's bi-weekly, one-hour program News in Perspective, a co-production with The New York Times. He was a Ford Foundation fellow, held a fellowship from the National Association of Educational Broadcasting, and received Emmys and Golden Cine Eagle awards for his productions.

The Nazaret Cherkezian Papers document his time with NET, with most material from 1959 to 1966. The collection contains two folders of photographs and correspondence related to News in Perspective. The collection also includes many NET pamphlets and issues of NET News and Inside Channels.


  • 1956-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1959-1966

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.


0.75 Linear Feet

2 Videocassettes


Organizes as two series:

Series 1
Series 2
Audiovisual Materials

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Nazaret Cherkezian Papers were donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries by Nazaret Cherkezian in February 1992 and March 2002.

Guide to the Nazaret Cherkezian papers
Processed by Karen E. King, April 2011.
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2011-04-30: EAD revised by Karen E. King.
  • 2012-08-00: Revised by Ashley S. Behringer.
  • 2017-11-12: Finding aid reviewed and edited by Rebecca Thayer.
  • 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