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Inventory of the California Public Broadcasting Commission Records
R385  
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Series Descriptions

R385.1, Box 1, folder 1-Box 2, folder 16

Series 1 Meeting Files 1976-1983

Physical Description: 62 file folders, 162 audiocassette tapes

Access

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting files primarily contain meeting agendas and minutes. However, meeting files may additionally contain reports, proposed budgets, and other materials relevant to the work of the commission. Meeting agendas outline the date and location of the commission meeting and a general description of the topics to be discussed in the meeting. Minutes reflect the policy and administrative work of the commission in relation to their official charters. Meeting minutes further elaborate on the specific topics outlined in the meeting agenda. Minutes also show the commission's oversight of specific projects undertaken by the commission. The minutes generally contain a list of the commission members present at the meeting, reports from the chair and executive director of the commission, and a detailed summary of the specific agenda items discussed during the commission meeting. For many meetings there exists an audiocassette recording. A separation sheet has been placed in the textual file folders where this is the case.
R385.2, Box 2, folder 17-Box 3, folder 29

Series 2 Committee Files 1975-1984

Physical Description: 49 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of committee.

Scope and Content Note

Committee files generally contain correspondence, memoranda, published articles, reports, and proposals. The topics covered in committee files relate to the agendas of that specific committee, or that of the Public Broadcasting Commission itself. Various committees dealt with such topics as: grant distribution; instructional broadcasting; policies; radio and television. The specific charter of each individual committee demonstrates their relationship to work of the Public Broadcasting Commission.
R385.3, Box 3, folder 30-Box 4, folder 31

Series 3 Subject Files 1975-1984

Physical Description: 34 file folders and 3 audiocassette tapes

Access

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files relate to the specific actions of the Public Broadcasting Commission. This series includes the annual reports submitted to the Governor and the State Legislature that highlights the commission's performance and conduct. Subject files also contain files related to community access to public broadcasting, local programming, and commission press releases.
R385.4, Box 4, folders 32-35

Series 4 Commissioners' Packets 1979-1980

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The commissioners' packets contain documents pertinent to the weekly actions and communications of the commissioner. These files primarily contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, and newspaper articles relating to the policies of the Public Broadcasting Commission.
R385.5, Box 4 folder 36

Series 5 Sacramento Update Tapes 1980-1983

Physical Description: 1 file folder, 95 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tapes

Access

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies. See Reference Archivist for access to reel-to-reel tapes.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by broadcast date.

Scope and Content Note

The Public Broadcasting Commission compiled weekly news broadcast tapes for dissemination on National Public Radio. They are preserved on 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape and reflect a variety of issues pertaining to California as a whole with an emphasis on State Government. National Public Radio identification numbers are labeled on each tape.
See appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a list of tape dates and subjects.