Payne Fund, Inc., Records

The Payne Fund Inc., is a charitable fund which grew out of the National Committee for the Study of Juvenil 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 Orthlogical Institue; records of the National Committee of the Study of Social Values in Motion Pictures and the Motion Picture Research Council; fellowships and grant 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.