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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the KLRU Carrascolendas Videotape Collection, [ca. 1970-1977]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Title: KLRU Carrascolendas videotape collection
Dates: [ca. 1970-1977]
Abstract: Consisting of video, publicity materials, photographs, negatives, and teaching guides, the KLRU Carrascolendas Videotape Collection, [ca. 1970-1977], document the production and promotion of KLRU-TV’s children’s educational television program Carrascolendas.
Accession No.: 2011-070
Extent: 15 in.; 320 videotapes; 90 DVDs
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Created by Aida Barrera and produced by KLRU-TV in Austin, Texas, Carrascolendas is a children’s educational television program, which originally aired from 1970 to 1977. Centered around the Spanish- and English-speaking villagers of the fictional town Carrascolendas, the show promotes multiculturalism and diversity while teaching children, particularly Hispanic-Americans, how to deal with such emotions as loneliness and jealousy as well as the concepts of self-esteem and self-identity through affective education.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of video, publicity materials, photographs, negatives, and teaching guides, the KLRU Carrascolendas Videotape Collection, [ca. 1970-1977], document the production and promotion of KLRU-TV’s children’s educational television program Carrascolendas. Video comprises DVDs of individual episodes from series 700 and 800 and U-matic and Beta videotapes of episodes from series 100 through 800, pilot episodes, promotional videos, introductions for different seasons, and a demo reel. Teaching guides, [ca. 1974-1977], discuss each episode for series 400 through 600, including the theme, plot and concepts, and activities for the classroom. Publicity and press releases, 1973-[ca. 1977], highlight the overall purpose of the program as well as individual series and episodes, while publicity photographs and negatives, [ca. 1970-1977], depict the cast, costumes, sets, and scenes of the production. Additionally, the collection includes an application for federal funding for 1974 to 1975 and Frank Korman’s 1974 dissertation, "Toward a Model of Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Educational Television Programming."

Archivist's note: Contact the repository for checklist of original videotapes, which are restricted for preservation concerns.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

For preservation concerns, original videotapes are restricted. DVD copies are provided for patron use.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.) -- Archives.
Subjects
Carrascolendas (Television program)
Educational television programs -- United States.
Children’s television programs -- United States.
Public service television programs -- United States.
Education, Bilingual -- United States.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

KLRU Carrascolendas Videotape Collection, [ca. 1970-1977], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, May 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Onsite at SRH:

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3W215 Teaching guides for 400-600 series, [ca. 1974-1977]
Publicity and press releases, 1973-[1977]
Publicity photos and negatives, [ca. 1970-1977]
"Application for Federal Assistance…for 1974-1975," [1974]
"Toward a Model of Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Educational Television Programming" by Frank Korman, University of Texas at Austin dissertation, January 1974
DVDs:
Episodes 701-739
Episodes 801-852

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Offsite at LSF:

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2011-070/1-255 U-matic and Beta videocassettes, [ca. 1970-1977]
[Restricted]

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