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Inventory of the California Public Broadcasting Commission Records
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Description
The California Public Broadcasting Commission was formed as a result of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1975. The records consist of 4 cubic feet of textual records, 165 audiocassette tapes, and 95 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tapes. The files consist primarily of meeting agendas and minutes, reports, roll calls, memoranda, correspondence, proposals, and grant applications. Additionally, publications, speeches, Commission newsletters, testimony, opinions, notes, and newspaper articles can be found throughout the collection.
Background
The California Public Broadcasting Commission was formed as a result of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1975 (Chapter 1227 of Statutes 1975). An independent agency of State government, the Public Broadcasting Commission began operating on March 18, 1975, with the purpose to encourage the growth and development of public broadcasting services to the people of California. Terry Goggin, the author of the Public Broadcasting Act, maintained that creating a Public Broadcasting Commission would better enable public broadcasters to provide the community with more effective educational programming. At its inception the Public Broadcasting Commission consisted of seven members. However, by April 1976 the commission had grown to eleven members as was outlined in the Public Broadcasting Act. The Governor appointed five of the commission's eleven members, two members were appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and two members were appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The remaining two members were allocated to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Postsecondary Education Commission.
Extent
4 cubic feet of textual records, 165 audiocassette tapes, and 95 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tapes
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.