Subseries 1: Video Recordings

Physical Description:
36 video recordings

Scope and Content Note:

This subseries contains video recordings of speeches, television appearances, and news footage featuring Gordon M. Ambach. Some of the videos were created when Ambach was Deputy Commissioner of Education under Ewald B. Nyquist. These include speeches delivered via videotape to meetings of education organizations in New York, meant to show the benefits of videotape for educational communications and instruction. Also in the subseries are a number of television programs and portions of television programs intended for broadcast on New York public television stations, and for distribution via videotape through the communications networks of school districts and BOCES. These include appearances by Commissioner Ambach in videos on the Degrees of Reading Power test (regarding reading comprehension), the selection of district superintendents, school breakfast programs, and the importance of instructional television. The subseries also contains segments and interviews from Albany-area television news programs, including those reporting on Ambach's appointment to the post of Commissioner of Education, and on a 1980 scandal involving the illegal sale of questions from that year's Regents examinations. In addition, there are television programs in which in-studio and telephone audiences ask Commissioner Ambach questions about educational issues and NYSED policies. Also included are public service announcements for American Education Week, in which Commissioner Ambach encourages parents to visit their children's schools, and for the Parent Reading Partners program, which advise parents to read to their children for at least 15 minutes a day.




Contents Box Othertype

Accretion: B0563-05
Video Tape 1
Video Tape 2
Video Tape 3

Accretion: B0563-98
Video Recordings 1