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.
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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.
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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.