Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Journalism Department Records, 1918-1988

Journalism staff, 1926. From left: Webley Edwards, Eunice Rydman, A. Lowell McMillan, and John C. Burtner.

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RG 091

The Journalism Department Records document the undergraduate and graduate instruction programs in technical journalism at Oregon State University. The records also include materials pertaining to the reorganization of higher education in Oregon in the early 1930s and the controversy between the University of Oregon and Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the 1920s regarding the offering of journalism degrees at OAC.

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Scope and Content Note


1.35 cubic feet; 2 boxes; 11 microfilm reels


The records are arranged in nine series: I. Briefs and Statements, 1920-1928; II. Clippings on OSSHE Budget and Survey of Higher Education, 1930-1931; III. Miscellaneous, 1921-1925; IV. Oregon Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1918-1951; V. Accreditation, 1977-1988; VI. Special Event Records, 1979-1988; VII. Subject Files, 1966-1988; VIII. Journalism Advisory Council, 1988; and IX. Sound Recordings, 1970-1971.

Related Papers

Photographs pertaining to the Journalism Department can be found in the Journalism Department Photographic Collection (P 208) and in Harriet's Collection. The Beaver Yearbook (P 003) and Barometer (P 035) Photographic Collections include photographs taken by student photojournalists. The Archives includes the papers or records of several journalism faculty, alumni journalists, and journalism organizations, including Fred M. Shideler, Frank H. Bartholomew, Ted Carlson, Hope Chamberlin, A. Freeman Mason, and Theta Sigma Phi (Alpha Eta Chapter).

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