Jeane Ridge Young (1930-2010) came to Washington as Director of Public Information for the Public Broadcasting Service during the network's formative years after serving as PR director for Memphis' public broadcasting affiliate. In 1977, she was appointed to the Television for Learning Project under the auspices of the Educative Awareness Project for the Public Broadcasting Service. This collection documents her involvement with this project as well as topics including underwriting in public television, the Children's Television Workshop, and the future of public television in the 1980s.
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The Jeane R. Young Papers cover the years 1974 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection from 1975 to 1978. The collection, an overview of public television during the 1970s, documents Young's involvement with the Television for Learning Project, and includes further information on the Educative Awareness Project, underwriting in public television, the Children's Television Workshop, finances and budgeting, and the future of public television in the 1980s. Types of documents include photographs, memoranda, correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, notes and reports. Hartford N. Gunn, Jr. figures prominently in the documents.
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The Jeane R. Young Papers was donated to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries by Jeane R. Young in June of 1992