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Robert M. Reed papers

 Collection 0056-MMC-NPBA
Robert M. Reed gained initial broadcasting experience as a production manager at WETV, Atlanta, Georgia from 1958 to 1960. Then, he worked at WHA-TV, at the University of Wisconsin from 1960 to 1962. Other public broadcasting positions included serving on the National Association of Educational Broadcasters' TV Planning and TV Advisory Committees from 1962 to 1964, working at KUED (Salt Lake City) as its manager in 1978, and belonging to the Pacific Mountain Network's board of governors (1976-1979) and PBS's board of directors (1978-1979). Reed was also the executive director of PBS Video from 1969-1976. 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 the use of 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.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


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

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742