Luke F. Lamb was the associate director of ITV (Instructional Television) at the University of Missouri. In the early 1960s, Lamb was the director of educational media for the Division of Continuing Education of the Oregon State System of Higher Education, representing stations KOAP and KOAC (Corvallis/Portland). In December 1964, Lamb was nominated to National Association of Educational Broadcasters' (NAEB) Television Board of Directors. Starting in February 1966, he chaired NAEB's Standing Network Committee of the NAEB and was chair of the Network Committee by November. From 1967 to 1968, Lamb presided over the Western Education Network, which had its host station at KVIE, Sacramento, California. In 1968, Lamb started his association with the University of Wisconsin as director of Educational Communications with University Extension. In September 1972, he became dean of Educational Communications and chair of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. Currently, Lamb is Director of Broadcasting, Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and Director of the Extension Communications Division, University of Wisconsin-Extension. The collection contains early Western Educational Network files from 1964 to 1968. It also contains the 50th anniversary publication of station WHA, University of Wisconsin, and the 75th anniversary publication commemorating Wisconsin Public Broadcasting.
Majority of material found within 1964-1969
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The Luke F. Lamb Papers covers the years 1964 to 1992, with the bulk of the collection from 1964 to 1969. The collection primarily documents Lamb's participation in the creation of the Western Educational Network.
Organized as two series
Western Educational Network
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
The Luke F. Lamb Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Luke F. Lamb in March and April 1992 and April of 1993.