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Educational Communications

P.O. Box 351419
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Contact: Ms. Nancy Pearlman, Executive Director and Producer
Phone: 310-559-9160
Fax: on request

Institution Type: Archive, Non-profit Organization

Web site:

Archives and Collections

Established in 1958, Educational Communications is dedicated to improving the
quality of life on this planet by creating greater awareness of environmental
issues. Educational Communications currently holds 550 ECONEWS shows, 1600 Environmental Directions radio shows, an Emmy-nominated weekly television series; thirteen hundred
original audio recordings of the Environmental Directions international radio
series, a half-hour interview show that airs on public, commercial,
listener-sponsored, and Native American stations in the United States and
worldwide on short-wave; two hundred original audio recordings of the
Environmental Viewpoints radio series, a magazine-style program that provides
news and information, including a calendar of events, music, interviews, and
special conference coverage; and sixty original audio recordings of the
one-hour shows in the Planet Health radio series. In addition to archival
materials for Project Ecotourism and for The Compendium Newsletter and the
Directory of Environmental Organizations, Educational Communications holds
papers, letters, photographs, and other materials documenting over forty
years of ecoactivism/activism by the Ecology Center of Southern California and fifty years for Educational Communications including the Oscar-nomination plaque for a documentary. Among the organization's Southern California memorabilia are records, correspondence,
photographs, newsletters, and brochures related to the Ecology Center's first
Earth Day, which occurred in 1970. The collection also covers the activities of environmental activists in the area.

Other projects include Humanity and the Planet which donates educational supplies and books to groups around the world, and add Earth Cultures which presents ethnic folk dance performances and has a collection of dance videos and music.

Regions Covered: Strong emphasis on Southern California, but national and international as well

Type of Materials: Audio Recordings, Books, Databases, Diaries/Journals/Personal Papers, Digital Files, Directories, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Manuscripts, Memorabilia, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Press Clippings, Rare Books, Scripts

Time Periods: 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: English, Spanish

Sectors of the Population: Community Service Organizations, Developmentally Disabled, Gender Specific, Homeless, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, People with disabilities, Seniors, Veterans, Youth, Multiethnic, At or Below Poverty Level, Lower to Middle Income, Middle to Upper Income, Highest Income


Catalog System: Paper listings
Digital Formats: Filemaker
Repository/Depository: Yes
Loan To Others: Yes
Exhibited: Yes
Exhibition Frequency: Ongoing
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Directories, Internet, Mailings, Newsletter, Radio/TV/Video, Telephone, Word of Mouth