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Elizabeth L. Young papers

 Collection 0186-MMC

Dr. Elizabeth L. Young's career in broadcasting spans from the 1960s to the present and includes work in public radio, public television and satellite telecommunications. Starting at American University's WAMU-FM, Young worked at organizations including National Public Radio (NPR), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Kansas Public Telecommunications Commission and the Public Service Satellite Consortium. This collection documents her work at CPB and NPR including her work for a CPB task force on women in public broadcasting.


  • 1969-1974 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1970

Use and Access to Collection

The 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.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection documents Young's role of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in radio and in the formation of National Public Radio. Issues addressed include the role of women in public broadcasting and the optimal role of National Public Radio and its President. Material includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, and memoranda. The arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Elizabeth L. Young Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, by Annice M. Alt in June of 1998.

Guide to the Elizabeth L. Young papers
Processed by Susan McElrath
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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
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742