Harold E. Wigren Papers
In 1961, Wigren joined the staff of the National Education Association (NEA), as the educational telecommunications specialist for the Division of Instruction and Development. During his time with the NEA, Wigren held many offices and responsibilities including serving as Coordinator for the NEA's Multi-Media Feasibility Study for the government of Guam, from 1967 to 1970. Wigren also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET), including two terms as chairman. Wigren expanded his responsibilities with the advent of new technology, including cable television and satellites. From 1973 to 1974, he served as president of PUBLI-Cable, Inc. Wigren was also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Public Service Satellite Consortium from 1974 to 1977. The collection documents Wigren's career in educational/instructional television, from his work with the National Educational Association as a telecommunications specialist, to his involvement with the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision, to his work with cable television and satellites, to his travels to various international educational conferences.
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