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Luke F. Lamb Papers

 Collection 0007-MMC-NPBA

Luke F. Lamb (1932- ) had a long career in educational and public television before retiring in July 1995. He was the associate director of ITV (Instructional Television) at the University of Missouri in the early 1960s. In 1963, Lamb became 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). He was nominated to the National Association of Educational Broadcasters' (NAEB) Television Board of Directors in December 1964. Lamb presided over the Western Education Network from 1967 to 1968, 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. He became dean of Educational Communications and chair of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board in September 1972.

The collection contains early Western Educational Network files from 1964 to 1968. It also includes the 50th-anniversary publication of station WHA, University of Wisconsin, and the 75th-anniversary publication commemorating Wisconsin Public Broadcasting.


  • 1964-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1964-1969

Use and Access to Collection

This This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


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Scope and Content of Collection

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

Series 1
Western Educational Network
Series 2
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.

Guide to the Luke F. Lamb papers
Processed by Karen E. King
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Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2007-04-15: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Karen E. King
  • 2008-03-21: EAD revised by Karen E. King
  • 2008-09-12: EAD revised by Karen E. King
  • 1995-11: Revised by Karen E. King
  • 2017-12-12: Minor updates and revisions made post ArchivesSpace migration by Joanne Archer
  • 2021-07-23: Jim Baxter re-wrote the collection abstract.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742