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Luke F. Lamb Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Luke F. Lamb Papers
Author/Creator:
Lamb, Luke F.
Collection number:
NPBA 92-99
Size:
0.50 linear foot
Bulk dates:
1964-1969
Inclusive dates:
1964-1992
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Luke F. Lamb was the associate director of ITV (Instructional Television) at the University of Missouri. In the early 1960s, Lamb was 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). In December 1964, Lamb was nominated to National Association of Educational Broadcasters' (NAEB) Television Board of Directors. Starting in February 1966, he chaired NAEB's Standing Network Committee of the NAEB and was chair of the Network Committee by November. From 1967 to 1968, Lamb presided over the Western Education Network, 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. In September 1972, he became dean of Educational Communications and chair of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. Currently, Lamb is Director of Broadcasting, Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and Director of the Extension Communications Division, University of Wisconsin-Extension. The collection contains early Western Educational Network files from 1964 to 1968. It also contains the 50th anniversary publication of station WHA, University of Wisconsin, and the 75th anniversary publication commemorating Wisconsin Public Broadcasting.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Luke F. Lamb Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

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 publicatioght status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Luke F. Lamb served as associate director of ITV (Instructional Television) at the University of Missouri. In the early 1960s, Lamb was 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). In December 1964, Lamb was nominated to the Television Board of Directors of the National Association for Educational Broadcasters (NAEB). Starting in February 1966, he chaired the Standing Network Committee of the NAEB. By November 1966, he chaired the Network Committee of the NAEB.

The first idea for the Western Educational Network occurred in January 1965 in Portland, Oregon. The following spring, station KCET (Los Angeles) offered to be the host station. Out of eighteen needed stations, only seventeen joined. In the fall of 1966, station KVIE (Sacramento) was selected as the host station. The Western Educational Network was formally approved in February 1967 at Disneyland, Anaheim, California, and began operations July 1, 1967. Later it merged with the Rocky Mountain Network to become the current Pacific Mountain Network. Lamb served as president of the Western Educational Network from 1967 to July 1968.

In August 1968, Lamb began working for the University of Wisconsin as director of Educational Communications with University Extension. In September 1972, he became dean of Educational Communications and chair of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. Currently, Lamb serves as director of Broadcasting, Wisconsin Educational Communications Board as well as director, Extension Communications Division, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Scope and Contents of the 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.

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.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Karen E. King, March 1993. Revised by Karen E. King, November 1995

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, October 2004.

Arrangement of Collection

Organized as two series

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Western Educational Network, 1964-1968 (5 folders)

This series documents Lamb's extensive involvement with the creation and presidency of the Western Educational Network. Notable correspondents include John Crabbe (KVIE) and Donald R. Quayle, Eastern Educational Network. The documents are arranged in chronological order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, notes, minutes, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 1
Correspondence, notes, minutes, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 2
Correspondence, notes, minutes, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence, notes, minutes, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 4
Correspondence, notes, minutes, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 5

Series 2: Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, 1969, 1992 (3 folders)

This series contains two publications, one of which celebrates fifty years of WHA-FM, and the other which celebrates seventy-five years of Wisconsin public broadcasting, both in radio and television. Also included in this series is a set of photographs documenting the 75th anniversary party of WHA/WHA-TV held on September 19, 1992. People photographed include William G. Harley, Don Voegeli, and Luke Lamb. Materials are arranged in chronological order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The First 50 Years of University of Wisconsin Broadcasting WHA 1919-1969: And a look ahead to the next 50 Years, 1969 series 2box 1folder 6
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting: Seventy-Five Years of Service 1917-1992, 1992 series 2box 1folder 7
Photographs - 75th Anniversary, WHA/WHA-TV, September 19, 1992 series 2box 1folder 8

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