Collection Number: 40185

Collection Title: Friends of University Network Television Records, 1972-1982

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)
Abstract Friends of University Network Television (FOUNT) was incorporated on 2 March 1975 as a nonprofit corporation to improve communication between the University of North Carolina Television Network and the citizens of North Carolina. The goal was to increase popular awareness of and support for public television. FOUNT's funding came from membership dues, contributions, and grants from North Carolina charitable foundations. Its activities focused on creation of local chapters, distribution of program preference ballots, publication of program listings and newsletters, and production of telethons. FOUNT was dissolved in 1981, two years after the establishment of the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, which had gradually assumed the functions of FOUNT. Records of the Friends of University Network Television include minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, correspondence of the president and other officials, financial records, photographs of FOUNT staff and functions, and other items.
Creator Friends of Unviersity Network Television.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Friends of University Network Television Records #40185, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Friends of University Network Television (FOUNT) was incorporated on 2 March 1975 as a nonprofit corporation to improve communication between the University of North Carolina Television Network and the citizens of North Carolina. The goal was to increase popular awareness of and support for public television. FOUNT's funding came from membership dues, contributions, and grants from North Carolina charitable foundations. Its activities focussed on creation of local chapters, distribution of program preference ballots, publication of program listings and newsletters, and production of telethons.

In 1979 the North Carolina General Assembly voted to create a new public television entity governed by its own Board of Trustees. The University of North Carolina Television Network evolved into the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television with John W. Dunlop as director. Gradually, the center assumed the functions of FOUNT, and on 3 October 1981 FOUNT was dissolved.

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Records of the Friends of University Network Television (FOUNT) include minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, correspondence of the president and other officials, financial records, photographs of FOUNT staff and functions, and other items.

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Records of the Friends of University Network Television (FOUNT) include minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, correspondence of the President and other officials, financial records, photographs of FOUNT staff and functions, and other items.

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Historical Material: History of FOUNT, 1975-1981 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 1

Historical Material: Lists of Directors and Officers, 1975-1981 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 1

Historical Material: Act of Incorporation, 1975 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 1

Historical Material: Bylaws, Board of Directors, 1975 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 1

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Minutes, Correspondence, and Related Material, 1972-1982 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 2-10

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Volume 1: Financial Ledger: Receipts, and Disbursements, 1975-1978 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 11

Volume 2: Financial Ledger: Receipts, and Disbursements, 1979-1981 #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." Folder 11

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Photographs: FOUNT Staff and Facilities #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." 1-6

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Photographs: 1st Annual Spring Conference, 1 May 1976, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." 7-11

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Photographs: FOUNT Reception, March 1977, Chapel Hill #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." 12-37

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Photographs: Second FASCO Conference, March 1978, McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University #40185, Series: "Friends of University Network Television Records." 38-44

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Photographs (P-40185/1-44)

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