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WTVI Citizens Committee Records, 1968-1998

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-058

Content Description

This collection contains records relating to the WTVI Citizens Committee. Materials are arranged into seven series:

Series 1: Administrative/General, 1968-1969, contains materials relating to membership, committee guidelines, minutes, and budget allocations.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1968-1969, includes correspondence to and from a variety of stakeholders.

Series 3: Interviews, 1969, 1998, includes excerpts from interviews conducted with Frank Pace and John W. Macy Jr.

Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, undated, contains newspaper clippings relating to PBS Charlotte and the Citizens Committee.

Series 5: Programs, 1968-1970, covers materials relating to educational broadcasting facilities, proposed programs, and the Ford Foundation guidelines for programming.

Series 6: Reports, 1965-1970, contain national reports on public television, surveys and results, and an Engineering Sub-Committee Report.

Series 7: Audio/Visual, 1980, 1998. Includes VHS tapes of interviews with a variety of people. All but one interview was conducted in 1998.

Materials are in good condition and dated 1968-1998. A bulk of the materials are dated 1968-1969 and 1998. Preservation concerns surrounding the audio/visual series, which includes VHS tapes.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

WTVI (now known as PBS Charlotte) is the public service television station that serves Charlotte, North Carolina. The station first aired on August 27, 1965 and was originally intended for use only in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). When Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) acquired PBS Charlotte in July 2012, the station adopted a full daytime and primetime programming schedule. As of 2020, it is the only public television station in the state not operated by UNC-TV.

Extent

0.82 Linear Feet

0.88 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Created in August 1965, WTVI (also known as PBS Charlotte) is the public service television station that serves Charlotte, North Carolina. This collection contains newspaper clippings, VHS tapes, and internal documents from WTVI Citizens Committee, which are comprised of private citizens appointed by the school board to help determine programming for the education channel WTVI. Materials are dated 1968-1998 and in good condition.

Arrangement

Collection materials are arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Administrative/General, 1968-1969, contains materials relating to membership, committee guidelines, minutes, and budget allocations.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1968-1969, includes correspondence to and from a variety of stakeholders.

Series 3: Interviews, 1969, 1998, includes excerpts from interviews conducted with Frank Pace and John W. Macy Jr.

Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, undated, contains newspaper clippings relating to PBS Charlotte and the Citizens Committee.

Series 5: Programs, 1968-1970, covers materials relating to educational broadcasting facilities, proposed programs, and the Ford Foundation guidelines for programming.

Series 6: Reports, 1965-1970, contain national reports on public television, surveys and results, and an Engineering Sub-Committee Report.

Series 7: Audio/Visual, 1980, 1998. Includes VHS tapes of interviews with a variety of people. All but one interview was conducted in 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials

Television Stations-WTVI-June 1981. (NCR VF CharMeck)

Television Stations-WTVI-July 1981 (NCR VF CharMeck)

WTVI. Before Rosa: The Unsung Contributions of Sarah Mae Flemming. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2005. (NCR 323.1196)

WTVI. Changing Schools for Changing Times. Charlotte, NC: WTVI Video, c1991. (NCR 371.01)

WTVI. Charlotte and the New South: A Growing Region. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c1996. (NCR 975.676, Vault)

WTVI. Citizen Lee: A Tribute to Bill Lee. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c1996. (NCR B L477ws C)

WTVI. City of Canvas: The Story of Camp Greene, A Film. Charlotte, NC: Deuce Chaps Productions, c2011 (WTVI listed as contributor) (NCR 940.3756 C581 DVD)

WTVI. Exposures of a Movement. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, 1996. (NCR 770.922)

WTVI. Forgotten at the Finish Line. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2001. (NCR 798.4)

WTVI. From Uncle Tom to Jim Crow. Charlotte, NC: c1984 (WTVI listed as contributor, but no main publisher. (NCR 323.1756)

WTVI. How I Survived World War II. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, 2005. (NCR 94-.5481 H847 DVD)

WTVI. Lessons from the Lunch Counter. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2004. (NCR 323.1196)

WTVI. Nickels from Heaven. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c 2000. (NCR 940.5412 N632)

WTVI. Push, Pluck, and Perseverance: The Story of Judaism in Charlotte. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2002. (NCR 975.62 C479 P917, Rare Book Room)

WTVI. Romare Bearden: Charlotte Collaborations. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2003. (NCR B Bearden)

WTVI. Spinning Through Time: Gaston County and the Textile Industry. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c1996. (NCR 338.76772)

WTVI. Take 42. Charlotte, NC: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 19— (WTVI listed as contributor). (NCR 384.55 WTVI T136)

WTVI. The Recovery Culture: Believing the System. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, c2001. (NCR 362.29)

WTVI. The Tensions of Their Times: The Story of the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Charlotte, NC: WTVI Charlotte Public Television, c2004. (NCR 324.62309)

WTVI. Thunder in Carolina: Of Quilts and Sabres; Red Clay Gold Dust. [SI]: Now and Then Video, c2010 (WTVI listed as contributor) (DVD NCR 975.676)

WTVI. Trading Path to Transit Mall: A history of Tryon Street. Charlotte, NC: 1986 (WTVI listed as contributor, no main publisher). (NCR 388.411)

WTVI. Whigs and Tories: Cornwallis Invades the Carolinas. Charlotte, NC: WTVI Video, c1988. (NCR 973.336 W57)

WTVI. World War II Oral History Archives, Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, 2000. (NCR 940.5481 Oversize)

WTVI. WTVI Preview. Charlotte, NC: WTVI, 19--. (NCR Magazines, NCR 384.55 WTVI P944)

Bibliography

“About PBS Charlotte.” WTVI.org. Accessed September 2020. https://www.wtvi.org/about/

Charlotte Observer, vol. 80, 23 July 1965, p. 15.

“WTVI PBS Charlotte.” Central Piedmont Community College. Accessed September 2020. https://www.cpcc.edu/locations/wtvi-pbs-charlotte

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition. Preservation concerns for audio visual materials (VHS tapes).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll and Lacey Stith.
Title
WTVI Citizens Committee Records, 1968-1998
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2020-09-30
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA