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Journalism Department Records, 1918-1988View associated digital content.

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.
ID: RG 091
Extent: 1.35 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research. Access to materials in Series VII and VIII pertaining to journalism advisees is restricted and subject to review by the University Archivist.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Journalism Department Records (RG 091), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Transferred in several accessions from the 1960s through 1995.
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Series 1: Briefs and Statements, 1920-1928 Add to Shelf
Series 1 pertains to attempts by the University of Oregon in the 1920s to discontinue or reduce the courses in industrial journalism at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and OAC's responses.
Reel 1 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Correspondence, 1920-1922 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Statements on Industrial Journalism at Oregon Agricultural College, 1920 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Correspondence regarding establishment of a Sigma Delta Chi chapter at OAC, 1920-1921 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Correspondence regarding the OAC industrial edition of the Albany Herald, 1921 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Statements by OAC deans and extension agents, editors of student publications, and farm paper and other editors on the value of industrial journalism training, 1922 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Statement by the University of Oregon regarding alleged violations of rulings by the State Board of Higher Curriculum by Oregon State Agricultural College, 1928 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Clippings on OSSHE Budget and Survey of Higher Education, 1930-1931 Add to Shelf
Series 2 contains newspaper clippings about the Oregon State System of Higher Educations' budget and the survey of higher education in Oregon in the early 1930s which led to the reorganization of higher education and the transfer of academic programs between Oregon State College and the University of Oregon.
Reel 1 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1921-1925 Add to Shelf
Series 3 pertains to attempts by the University of Oregon in the 1920s to discontinue or reduce the courses in industrial journalism at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and OAC's responses.
Reel 1 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Briefs, statements, and studies, pertaining to elimination of Industrial Journalism at Oregon State Agricultural College, undated Add to Shelf
Item 2: Correspondence from editors of Oregon farm journals and newspapers, 1921-1925 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Correspondence from graduates of Oregon Agricultural College who studied Industrial Journalism, 1925 Add to Shelf
Item 4: President Kerr's response to the Board of Higher Curricula regarding the University of Oregon's petition to eliminate or reduce Industrial Journalism at Oregon Agricultural College, April 15, 1922 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Oregon Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1918-1951 Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of 68 newspaper clippings scrapbooks that include articles about Oregon State and/or that were written by Oregon State students for the newspapers. Indexes are available for some of the scrapbooks. A few of the volumes have handwritten indexes. The scrapbooks are only available on microfilm; the indexes are available in original paper form.
Sub-Series 1: Indexes, 1923-1940 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.1: Oregonian and Portland News, 1923-1924 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Oregonian, 1928-1929 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Oregonian, 1929-1930 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Oregonian, 1930-1931 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Oregonian, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Oregon Journal, 1930-1931 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Oregonian, 1931-1932 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: Oregon Journal, 1931-1932 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Oregon Journal, 1934-1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Oregon Journal, 1935-1936 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Oregonian, 1934-1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Oregonian, 1936-1937 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Oregon Journal, 1937-1938 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Oregon Journal, 1938-1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Oregon Journal, 1939-1940 Add to Shelf
Reel 2 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1918-1921 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Corvallis Gazette-Times and Benton Courier, 1920-1921 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian, Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1921-1922 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Corvallis Gazette-Times and Benton Courier, 1921-1922 Add to Shelf
Reel 3 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1922-1923 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Corvallis Gazette-Times and Benton Courier, 1922-1923 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian and Portland News, 1923-1924 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregon Journal and Portland Telegram, 1923-1924 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Gazette Times and Benton Courier, 1923-1924 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregonian and Portland News, 1924-1925 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregon Journal and Portland Telegram, 1924-1925 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Corvallis Gazette-Times, 1924-1925 Add to Shelf
Reel 4 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian and Portland News, 1925-1926 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregon Journal and Portland Telegram, 1925-1926 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Corvallis Gazette-Times, 1925-1926 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregonian and Portland News, 1926-1927 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregon Journal, 1926-1927 Add to Shelf
Reel 5 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1929-1930 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregonian, 1929-1931 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregon Journal, 1930-1931 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Portland News and Portland Telegram, 1930-1931 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregonian, 1931-1932 Add to Shelf
Reel 6 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregon Journal, 1933-1934 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregonian, 1934-1935 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregon Journal, 1934-1935 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregonian, 1935-1936 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregon Journal, 1935-1936 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregonian, 1936-1937 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregon Journal, 1936-1937 Add to Shelf
Reel 7 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, 1937-1938 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregon Journal, 1937-1938 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian, 1938-1939 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregon Journal, 1938-1939 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregonian, 1939-1940 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregon Journal, 1939-1940 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregonian, 1940-1941 Add to Shelf
Reel 8 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, 1941-1942 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregon Journal, 1941-1942 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian, 1942-1943 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregon Journal, 1942-1943 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregonian and Oregon Journal, 1943-1944 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregonian, 1944-1945 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregon Journal, 1944-1945 Add to Shelf
Reel 9 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, 1946-1947 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregon Journal, 1946-1947 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian, 1947-1948 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregon Journal, 1947-1948 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregonian, 1948-1949 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregon Journal, 1948-1949 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregonian, 1949-1950 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Oregon Journal, 1949-1950 Add to Shelf
Reel 10 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregonian, Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1919-1920 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregon Journal and Portland Telegram, 1926-1927 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregonian, Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1927-1928 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregonian, 1928-1929 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregon Journal, Portland Telegram and Portland News, 1928-1929 Add to Shelf
Reel 11 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Oregon Journal, 1931-1932 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Oregonian, 1932-1933 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Oregon Journal, 1932-1933 and 1940-1941 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Oregonian, 1945-1946 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Oregon Journal, 1945-1946 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Oregonian, 1950-1951 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Oregon Journal, 1950-1951 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Accreditation, 1977-1988 Add to Shelf
Series 5 documents accreditation of the department by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 1977 and 1985.
Box-Folder 1.15: Accreditation and Evaluations, 1984-1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: Materials (portion of) Assembled for Site Visit, 1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: Pre-Visit Report, 1977 Add to Shelf
Series 6: Special Event Records, 1979-1988 Add to Shelf
Series 6 contains special event records from the 1983 annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication held in Corvallis and from the department's 75th anniversary activities in 1988.
Box-Folder 1.18: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - 1983 Annual Convention in Corvallis, 1979-1983 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - 1983 Annual Convention in Corvallis, 1979-1983 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.19: 75th Anniversary, 1988 Add to Shelf
Series 7: Subject Files, 1966-1988 Add to Shelf
Series 7 consists of subject files pertaining to advising, affirmative action, budgets, curriculum, faculty, and graduates. Many of the materials were created or assembled by department chair, Fred Zwahlen.
Box-Folder 1.20 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Affirmative Action Plan, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Budgets, 1980-1981 (including Program Improvement Requests for 1981-1983) Add to Shelf
Item 3: Correspondence, 1985-1988 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Curriculum and Instruction, 1973-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Department Brochure, 1982 Add to Shelf
Item 6: List of Graduates, 1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Technical Journalism - Advisees and Minors, 1980 Add to Shelf
Access Restriction: Restricted and subject to review by the University Archivist.
Box-Folder 1.21: Budgets, 1977-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.22: CETA position, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.23: Curriculum Proposal for M.S. in Technical Writing, 1977 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: Curriculum Proposal for M.S. in Technical Writing, 1977 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 7: Faculty Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.25: McCall, Tom, 1973-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.26: Scheel, Jean, 1976-1977 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.27: Shideler, Fred, 1969-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.28: Smith, Robert Burr ("Bob"), 1978-1979 Add to Shelf
Environmental and wildlife photography.
Box-Folder 2.3: Faculty - General, 1967-1977 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.29: Forestry annual report, 1980 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.30: Journalism 110 study guide, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.31: Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) Board of Directors, 1978-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.32: Promotion and Tenure Policies and Procedures, 1972-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.33 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Liberal Education by Kenneth D. Patterson, 1966 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Anderson, N. Christian (Chris), 1988 Add to Shelf
Alumnus.
Box-Folder 2.4: Teaching Assignments, 1977-1980 Add to Shelf
Series 8: Journalism Advisory Council, 1988 Add to Shelf
Series 8 consists of an information book assembled for the Journalism Advisory Council. It includes summary and promotional information about the department and includes a curriculum proposal for a master's degree in scientific and technical communication, budget information, a site visit report, a list of journalism advisees, and a paper by Edwin J. Peterson, Black Hats: The Inevitable Garb of Lawyers and Reporters.
Access Restriction: Access to materials pertaining to journalism advisees is restricted and subject to review by the University Archivist.
Box-Folder 1.34: Information Book, 1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: Journalism Advisees Add to Shelf
Access Restriction: Restricted and subject to review by the University Archivist.
Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
The sound recordings consist of 13 reel-to-reel tape recordings, primarily of journalists. Several of the tapes are of Alton Blakeslee (Associated Press Science Writer) with Fred Zwahlen and Sam Bailey. The tapes also include recordings of Sandra Blakeslee (Science Writer with the New York Times), Science Journalism in the '70s, with KOAC radio reporter Shirley Howard; a news seminar with Richard Nokes of the Oregonian and Ed Godfrey of KGW; and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin (Tickener?).
Box-Reel 1.1: Tickener, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 1.2: Al Blakeslee and Sam Bailey, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 1.3: Richard Nokes and Ed Godfrey, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.1: Fred Zwahlen, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.2: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.3: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.4: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.5: Unknown, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.6: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.7: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.8: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.9: Al Blakeslee, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Reel 2.10: Sandra Blakeslee, 1971 Add to Shelf