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Dean W. Coston Papers


Dean W. Coston Papers
Coston, Dean W.
Collection number:
NPBA 93-74
4.00 linear feet
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Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Dean W. Coston first worked for WUOM, Ann Arbor, as chief engineer from 1948 to 1961. In 1961, he joined the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1961 as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary (Legislation). In 1963, he became Deputy Assistant Secretary, and was Deputy Under-Secretary by 1966. His main concern was the development, implementation and administration of legislation in various areas including education. Coston helped advance the cause of radio by including it in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which he helped write. The collection documents Coston's involvement with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Task Force on Educational Television and the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.

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