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Brigham Young University. Department of Journalism

 Organization

administrative history

Citation

BYU Organizational History, May 4, 2012: Department of Journalism (1941-1964, under College of Arts and Sciences 1941, 1954 transferred to College Humanities and Social Sciences, integrated in Department of Communications in College of Fine Arts and Communications 1964, teaching introduction to journalism, ethics of journalism, problems of citizenship, campus reporting, commercial art, news and news writing, editing and makeup, photography, news photography, editorials and editorial writing, special features articles, book reviewing, short story writing, radio broadcasting, advertising, problems of the Weekly Paper, publicity, and city reporting, 1954 teaching typography, mass communications, magazine writing, motion picture photography, and polls and surveys, chairs Harrison R. Merrill (1936-1938), Carlton Culmsee (1939-1944), T. Earl Pardoe (1945-1946), and Oliver R. Smith (1950-1961), and Jean R. Paulson (1961-1964))

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Communications building project records, 1920-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains records related to the building projects of the Department of Communications, including brochures of funding information, funding proposals, and budgeting. Also contains pictures of project models and correspondence regarding the projects. Includes records about the planned Gordon B. Hinckley Communications Center, including a floor plan and details about conceptual design, as well as records on the Eagle Gate plaza and office towers and the Harris Fine Arts Center, 1920-1999.

Department of Communications correspondence, 1956-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 6
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence relating to the Department of Communications, including letters to private donors for the communications buidling and alumni outreach efforts. Also includes correspondence with various board and committee members on topics including convention accommodations, scheduling, and scholarship applications. Also contains correspondence on the subject of the Daily Universe, 1956-1999.

Department of Communications course materials, 1962-1982

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Contains course materials from communications classes, including exams, reference manuals, and lab exercises. Also contains journalism abstracts, final projects, and student portfolios. Lecture materials and readings are also included, 1962-1982.

Department of Communications faculty records, 1953-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 7
Scope and Contents note Contains faculty files from the Department of Communications, including correspondence and lists of publications. Also contains curriculum vita as well as evaluations and employment recommendation records, 1953-1973.

Department of Communications records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1215
Overview A collection of American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) records; records concerning the building of a new communications building; meeting minutes; general Department of Communications records, such as scholarship information, ASJSA Roundtable information, and department information; materials used for communications classes; correspondence; and faculty data sheets.

Department of Communications records, 1938-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains various records relating to the Department of Communications, including press handouts and news clippings from the Washington Post, Denver Post, and Daily Universe. Also contains various publications, including Comm World, a journal published by the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University. Includes various records relating to the general management of the department, including records on accreditation, enrollment, and employment. Also includes self-studies,...

Department of Communications records on American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1920-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains revision drafts of "Gods Within the Machine: A History of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1923-1993," a study written by Brigham Young University communications professor Paul A. Pratte. Also contains related research records, including minutes, correspondence, the organization's bulletin, journal articles, and presidents' speeches and records, 1920-1995.

Department of Journalism photo studio records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 407
Scope and Contents Includes class outlines, handouts, assignments, examinations, and committee suggestions concerning the photo studio.

Department of Journalism records

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: UA 23
Scope and Contents Collection includes weekly newspaper readership studies based on representative Utah newspapers, conducted by the department of marketing and journalism.

Journalism Department files, 1947-1974

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 11
Scope and Contents note Contains files from the Journalism Department from 1947 to 1974.