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Nazaret Cherkezian papers

 Collection 0100-MMC-NPBA
Nazaret "Chic" Cherkezian 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 News in Perspective, a co-production with The New York Times. The Nazaret Cherkezian Papers cover the dates from 1956 to 1986 with bulk dates of 1959 to 1966. They document Cherkezian's time with NET. The collection contains many NET pamphlets and issues of NET News and Inside Channels. The collection also contains two folders of photographs and correspondence related to News in Perspective and Cherkezian's resume with biographical articles.


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

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publicatioght status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


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.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742