The Florida Institute For Continuing University Studies
THE OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Division of Radio and Television
Myron R. Blee, Director
August 3, 1964
Mrs. Nancy Benda
1700 Kathryn Drive
Dr. Meyer and I want to express our gratitude to you for your fine cooperation and excellent performance in making the example of studio teaching in elementary science for our series "Through the TV Tube."
You'll be interested to know that we are getting a number of requests for use of the series, both here in the state and from other states. It seems that this has been an area of need, which now is being filled. Your contribution will be worthwhile to many people who are just beginning to work in TV or who are considering this work.
Enclosed is a small honorarium for your service. Please accept it with our thanks for a job well done.
William G. Mitchell
INSTRUCTION BY TELEVISION, CORRESPONDENCE, RADIO, AND OTHER RESOURCE MEDIA
State Archives of Florida: Collection N2016-1, Box 05, Folder 1
Correspondence between Florida Institute for Continuing University Studies Assistant Dean William G. Mitchell and Nancy Benda thanking her for her performance on "Through the TV Tube," August 3, 1964. "Small honorarium enclosed"
August 3, 1964
As a teenager Nancy was one of the first mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, a job which earned her a trip to Hollywood to double for Ann Blythe in swimming parts for the 1948 movie "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid". In 1966 Nancy starred in "Miss Nancy's Store" produced by WFSU. The show, one of the earliest children's television shows, later ended in August of 1967 due to lack of funds and Nancy went to work for the Florida Department of Education until she retired.