Finding aid for the Payne Fund, Inc., Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Payne Fund, Inc.
Title: Payne Fund, Inc., Records
Dates: 1911-1976
Extent: 79.75 linear feet (81 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: The Payne Fund, Inc., is a charitable fund which grew out of the National Committee for the Study of Juvenile Reading (founded in 1925 by Frances Payne Bolton). The fund initially supported studies and experiments on the needs of youth, focusing especially on children's literature and the effects of movies and radio on the values of children, and the development of radio as an educational tool. In addition to its support of various programs involving youth, the fund expanded its interests to include support for medical education and interracial cooperation. The collection consists of board of directors' files, annual reports, minutes, financial files, correspondence, memoranda, printed items and clippings. Included are the files of C.K. Ogden and the Orthological Institute; records of the National Committee for the Study of Social Values in Motion Pictures and of the Motion Picture Research Council; fellowships and grants files; Negro projects-race relation files; radio project files, including the records of the National Committee on Education By Radio, the Ohio State University Bureau of Educational Research, the Ohio School of the Air and National Association of Educational Broadcasters printed materials; files of the Junior Extension University, Inc. and various subject and organizational files relating to youth programs, character development, and educational broadcasting.
MS Number MS 4315
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English