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Robert M. Reed papers

 Collection 0056-MMC-NPBA

Robert Monroe Reed (1932-2011) began a twenty-year career in educational television as a production manager at WETV, Atlanta, Georgia from 1958 to 1960, then worked at WHA-TV at the University of Wisconsin from 1960 to 1962. He founded the Hawaii Educational Television Network and served as its General Manager from 1962 to 1969. Reed was the executive director of PBS Video from 1969-1976. He also worked at KUED in Salt Lake City as its manager from 1977 to 1978.

The collection documents Reed's involvement on the TV Planning and TV Advisory Committees of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, his work at the Public Broadcasting Service as a director, and his interest in using new media in college teaching.


  • 1954-1991
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1978

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


0.75 Linear Feet


Organized as two series.

  1. Series 1: National Association of Educational Broadcasters
  2. Series 2: Instructional Broadcasting/Public Broadcasting

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Robert M. Reed papers were donated to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries by Robert M. and Max Reed in September of 1991 and April of 1993.

Guide to the Robert M. Reed papers
Processed by Karen E. King, February 1996
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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, April 2007.
  • 2008-11-14: EAD revised by Karen E. King, November 2008
  • 2010-07-19: EAD revised by Karen E. King, July 2010
  • 2010-12-08: EAD revised by Karen E. King, December 2010
  • 2019-01-18: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Duncan Griffin.
  • 2021-08-06: 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