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National Educational Television Collection Catalog

Material Description

Summary

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting will develop a national catalog of National Educational Television (NET) titles. NET (1952-1972) comprises the earliest public television content, about 8-10,000 titles, including some incisive social documentaries. WGBH, WNET, Indiana University and the Library of Congress (hold the largest collections of NET materials. Programs are scattered, descriptions are limited and in obscure sources, and there is no publicly accessible list of titles. A national catalog with descriptive data gathered during this project will give scholars access to the NET collection. With CLIR funds, WGBH will develop the catalog and contract with LOC to process its NET materials for inclusion.

Program:

Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded:

$458,619

Year Added:

2014

Institution

WGBH Educational Foundation

Contact(s)

Ms. Karen Cariani
WGBH Educational Foundation

Mr. Alan Gevinson
Library of Congress


Collaborating Institution(s)

Library of Congress

Formats

Date Range

1952 - 1972

Geographic Scope

Primarily across the US but also some international topics

Materials

  • 10000 Audiovisual