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School of Journalism records


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University, School of Journalism records
Inclusive Date(s): 1926-1988
Bulk Date(s): 1938-1965
Author: Finding aid prepared by Edith Serkownek, June 2008
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Edith Serkownek using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2008
Origination: Beck, Henry C.
Extent: 2.58 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0065
Abstract: This collection contains records of the School of Journalism including general KSU journalism-related photographs, papers, and scrapbooks, as well as material documenting annual conferences, clinics and institutes, photographs of graduating classes and portraits of faculty, Kent Stater editors and business managers and Chestnut Burr editors.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Kent State University School of Journalism

Kent State began offering classes in journalism in 1927, the same year the official campus newspaper, The Kent Stater, was founded. With increasing enrollment Journalism was established as its own department in 1932 and as a school in 1940. Professor William Taylor was hired to head the department in 1936 and it remained under his leadership for the next 27 years. Features of the department/school have included the support of several journalism honorary societies, the establishment of a strong alumni association and the operation of a number of annual conferences, clinics and institutes, including the Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Press Association Clinic. The school moved from Merrill Hall to Taylor Hall in 1967, and today Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication is housed in Franklin Hall.

Scope and Content

Kent State University, School of Journalism records (1926-1988) document activities of the School of Journalism, its faculty and students through photographs, publications and scrapbooks. The collection contains publications and photographs from many School of Journalism sponsored annual conferences, clinics and institutes including the Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Press Association Clinic (NOSPA), the Industrial Editors Institute, the Institute for Public Relations and the Northeastern Ohio Weeklies (NOW) Clinic. Photographs document School of Journalism graduating classes (1940s-1950s). The collection also includes portraits of faculty, Kent Stater editors and business managers and some Chestnut Burr editors (1926-1965).

Statement of Arrangement

The Kent State University, School of Journalism records are divided into the following series and subseries:
Series 1: General Activities
Subseries 1A: General Activities: Photographs and Negatives
Subseries 1B: General Activities: Papers and Documents
Subseries 1C: General Activities: Scrapbooks
Series 2: Conferences Clinics and Institutes
Subseries 2A: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Press Association Clinics (NOSP) and (NOSPA)
Subseries 2B: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Industrial Editors Institute
Subseries 2C: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Institute for Public Relations
Subseries 2D: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Northeastern Ohio Weeklies (NOW) Newspaper Clinic
Subseries 2E: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Others
Series 3: Faculty Portraits
Series 4: Graduating Classes Photographs and Negatives
Series 5: Kent Stater Staff Portraits
Subseries 5A: Kent Stater Staff Portraits: Editors
Subseries 5B: Kent Stater Staff Portraits: Business Managers
Series 6: Chestnut Burr Staff Portraits: Editors


Related Material

Additional information on the activities of the School of Journalism can be found in the finding aids for the Kent State University, School of Journalism, Short Course in News Photography records and the William D. Taylor papers. Additional unprocessed materials may be added in the future.

Preferred Citation

Kent State University School of Journalism records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The bulk of the material in the Kent State University School of Journalism records was taken from the School of Journalism Short Course in Photography collection. The collection was donated by Henry C. Beck in 1977, with an addition being made at a later time. Material that pertains to other topics including general School of Journalism records has been separated from the Short Course collection.

Bibliography

For more information on the history of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication:

Endres, Fred. Pathways: A History of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University. 1997. http://www.jmc.kent.edu/home/jmchistory/jmchistory_TOC.htm (7 July 2008).

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State University. School of Journalism
Kent State University--History
College student newspapers and periodicals--Ohio--Kent
Kent Stater
Daily Kent Stater (Kent, Ohio : 1954)
Chestnut Burr (Kent, Ohio)
Persons:
Taylor, William D., 1903-1975
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University. School of Journalism
Functions:
Journalism
Journalism, College
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
Journalists
College teachers
College students
Material Types:
Photographs
News photographs
Scrapbooks
Portraits
Group portraits



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: General Activities, 1930-1969

Subseries 1A: General Activities: Photographs and Negatives, 1930-1969
Box 1 / Folder 1
Kenneth Long and Helen Westcott [Dix], Kent Stater business manager and editor, leave for annual college newspaper convention, 1930
Box 1 / Folder 2
Activities of School of Journalism students, promotional photographs, [1938]
Box 1 / Folder 3
[School of Journalism ?] students working in library, 1938
Box 1 / Folder 4
The Duchess magazine staff, Circa 1939
Box 1 / Folder 5
Dick Arnold in KSU photography lab, 1930s
Box 1 / Folder 6
Kent Stater reporters interview Eleanor Roosevelt, Late-1930s-early 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 7
Group of students [staff of Kent Stater ?], Circa 1942
Box 1 / Folder 8
"First Journalism Graduate Meeting", July 13, 1946
Box 1 / Folder 9
News Photography Class activities including a field-trip and photographic processing, Winter 1947
Box 1 / Folder 10
Professor William Taylor with unidentified students, Circa 1947
Box 1 / Folder 11
Professor William Taylor and Eleanor Meck, Lambda Phi president, February 7, 1948
Box 1 / Folder 12
Professor James Fosdick's photography students visit the Akron Beacon Journal, Circa 1948
Box 1 / Folder 13
Commencement ceremony, Schools of Journalism and English, 1948
Box 1 / Folder 14
Camera Club field trip, 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 15
Unidentified group [School of Journalism conference or clinic ?] in front of Rockwell Hall, 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 16
Unidentified event with School of Journalism alum, 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 17
Professer James Fosdick's photography class, 1940s-1950s
Box 1 / Folder 18
Professor William Taylor holding KSU Governor's Award at Ohio Newspaper Association meeting, 1950
Box 1 / Folder 19
Theta Sigma Phi members with Professor William Taylor, [1951]
Box 1 / Folder 20
Association of Journalism Alumni officers and Professor William Taylor, November 10, 1951
Box 1 / Folder 21
Sigma Delta Chi members and members showing KSU chapter documents, [1953]
Box 1 / Folder 22
Sigma Delta Chi and Theta Sigma Phi activities, April 9 and June 11, 1955
Box 1 / Folder 23
Staff of the Kent Stater, Early-1960s
Box 1 / Folder 24
Taylor Hall construction, 1966 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 25
Professor William Taylor and alum Francis Murphey [Journalism Alumni Association ?], 1960s
Box 1 / Folder 26
School of Journalism informational or recruitment slideshow, February, 1969 and undated

Subseries 1B: General Activities: Papers and Documents, 1940-Circa 1955
Box 1 / Folder 1
Certificate: Tau Kappa Alpha National Discussion Conference, 1940
Box 1 / Folder 2
Certificate: Grand Eastern Forensic Tournament, April 12, 1941
Box 1 / Folder 3
Booklet: Kent State University Bulletin, Kent Stater Stylebook, August, 1945
Box 1 / Folder 4
Petition: Formal Petition presented by Lambda Phi of KSU to Theta Sigma Phi, April 23, 1951
Box 1 / Folder 5
Periodical and correspondence: The Crescent of Gamma Phi Beta magazine featuring article on KSU, September, 1951
Box 1 / Folder 6
Booklet: The Journalism Story at Kent State University with accompanying illustrations, Circa 1955
Box 1 / Folder 7
Invitation: Reception, March 3, [undated]

Subseries 1C: General Activities: Scrapbooks, 1942 and 1948-1949
Box 2 / Piece 1
School of Journalism captioned photograph album, 1942
Scope and Content
Research Note: This photograph album contains a snapshot of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Box 2 / Piece 2
Lense and Shutter Camera Club scrapbook containing copies of the club's publication, 1948-1949

Series 2: Conferences Clinics and Institutes, 1938-1988

Subseries 2B: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Industrial Editors Institute, 1948-1949
Scope and Content
Material includes brochures, programs and photographs.
Box 5 / Folder 1
Industrial Editors Institute material, 1948
Box 5 / Folder 2
Industrial Editors Institute material, 1949

Subseries 2D: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Northeastern Ohio Weeklies (NOW) Meetings and Newspaper Clinic, 1938-1953
Scope and Content
Material includes brochures, programs and photographs.
Box 5 / Folder 6
NOW Clinic material, 1938
Box 5 / Folder 7
NOW Clinic material, 1939
Box 5 / Folder 8
NOW Clinic material, 1942
Box 5 / Folder 9
NOW Clinic material, 1949
Box 5 / Folder 10
[NOW Clinic ?] photographs, 1940s
Scope and Content
Research note: Photographs of Ohio Governor Thomas J. Herbert
Box 5 / Folder 11
NOW meeting material, 1953

Subseries 2E: Conferences Clinics and Institutes: Other, 1966
Box 5 / Folder 12
[Northeastern Region Boardmanship Clinic] periodical clipping, 1966

Series 3: Faculty Portraits, 1932-1950s
Arrangement
Organized by date as recorded on the back of each photograph. No attempt was made to confirm dates.
Box 6 / Folder 1
A. Clarence Smith, 1932-1941
Box 6 / Folder 2
Merrick M. Hill, 1939-1940
Box 6 / Folder 3
Charles Gilbert, 1941-1942
Box 6 / Folder 4
Dale Rooks, 1941-1942
Box 6 / Folder 5
John Eckles, 1944-1945
Box 6 / Folder 6
Alfred Crowell, 1944-1950
Box 6 / Folder 7
Beatrice Offineer, 1944-1945
Box 6 / Folder 8
Michael Radock, 1945-1952
Box 6 / Folder 9
[Alfred] Crowell, 1946
Box 6 / Folder 10
James Fosdick, 1946
Box 6 / Folder 11
Louis Belden, 1949-1950
Box 6 / Folder 12
George C. Betts, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 13
Edward Cliney, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 14
Robert Miller, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 15
E. Turner Stump, Undated

Series 4: Graduating Class Photographs and Negatives, 1948-late 1950s
Box 7 / Folder 1
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, August, 1948
Box 7 / Folder 2
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, March and June, 1949
Box 7 / Folder 3
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, August, 1949
Box 7 / Folder 4
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, June, 1950
Box 7 / Folder 5
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, August, 1950
Box 7 / Folder 6
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, June, 1951
Box 7 / Folder 7
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, June, 1952
Box 7 / Folder 8
School of Journalism graduating class, Cum Laude, participants identified, June, 1952
Box 7 / Folder 9
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, June, 1953
Box 7 / Folder 10
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, August, 1953
Box 7 / Folder 11
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, March and June, 1954
Box 7 / Folder 12
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, September, 1954
Box 7 / Folder 13
School of Journalism graduating class, participants identified, August, 1956
Box 7 / Folder 14
School of Journalism graduating class, participants unidentified, June, 1958
Box 7 / Folder 15
School of Journalism graduating classes, unidentified, 1950s

Series 5: Kent Stater Staff Portraits, 1926-1965
Arrangement
Organized by date as recorded on the back of each photograph. No attempt was made to confirm dates.

Subseries 5A: Kent Stater Staff Portraits: Editors, 1926-1965
Box 8 / Folder 1
Walter Jantz (Searchlight editor, forerunner of the Kent Stater), 1926
Box 8 / Folder 2
Robert Baumgardner, 1934-1935
Box 8 / Folder 3
Jane S. Seager, 1935-1936
Box 8 / Folder 4
John Watts, 1939-1940
Box 8 / Folder 5
George A. Fleischer, Second semester, 1941
Box 8 / Folder 6
Gus Chigges, Second semester, 1942
Box 8 / Folder 7
Adelaide R. Snyder, 1943-1944
Box 8 / Folder 8
Ruth Jane Richt, Spring quarter, 1944
Box 8 / Folder 9
Jane Selzer, Fall quater, 1944
Box 8 / Folder 10
Elizabeth Protter, Spring, 1945
Box 8 / Folder 11
Norma Knisely, Fall quarter, 1945
Box 8 / Folder 12
Tom Gauagan, Spring quarter, 1946
Box 8 / Folder 13
Robert E. Hoyt, Spring quarter, 1947
Box 8 / Folder 14
John Forrest, Summer, 1947
Box 8 / Folder 15
Robert Longacher, Fall quarter, 1947
Box 8 / Folder 16
John Finn, Winter quarter, 1948
Box 8 / Folder 17
Unidentified, 1940s
Box 8 / Folder 18
George Heaslip, Summer quarter, 1948
Box 8 / Folder 19
Robert Wymuller, Fall quarter, 1948
Box 8 / Folder 20
William J. Girgash, Winter quarter, 1949
Box 8 / Folder 21
Jim Smith, Spring quarter, 1949
Box 8 / Folder 22
Robert D. West, Summer quarter, 1949
Box 8 / Folder 23
Art Garner, Fall, 1949
Box 8 / Folder 24
Robert Burdock, Winter quarter, 1950
Box 8 / Folder 25
Dick House, Summer quarter, 1950
Box 8 / Folder 26
John Koshar, Fall quarter, 1950
Box 8 / Folder 27
George Way, Spring quarter, 1951
Box 8 / Folder 28
Pat Long, Winter quarter, 1952
Box 8 / Folder 29
Barbara Pickering, Second summer session, 1952
Box 8 / Folder 30
Al Pashin, Fall quarter, 1952
Box 8 / Folder 31
Ernest Mazza, Winter quarter, 1953
Box 8 / Folder 32
Janet DeNobel, Spring quarter, 1953
Box 8 / Folder 33
Marily Beifuss, Summer, 1953
Box 8 / Folder 34
Richard Duff, Winter quarter, 1954
Box 8 / Folder 35
William Freeman, Spring quarter, 1954
Box 8 / Folder 36
Tom Duke, Summer quarters, 1954
Box 8 / Folder 37
Larry Carpenter, Fall, 1954
Box 8 / Folder 38
William Caddey, Winter, 1955
Box 8 / Folder 39
Charles L. Miller, Spring, 1955
Box 8 / Folder 40
Thomas C. Litwiler, Winter, 1956
Box 8 / Folder 41
William H. Miller, Spring, 1956
Box 8 / Folder 42
Virginia Strohl, Fall, 1956
Box 8 / Folder 43
Robert E. Lance, Winter, 1957
Box 8 / Folder 44
Phillip R. Miracle, Spring, 1957
Box 8 / Folder 45
Donald C. Kirkman, Fall, 1957
Box 8 / Folder 46
Marvin Katz, Spring quarter, 1958
Box 8 / Folder 47
Terry Jenkins, Fall, 1958
Box 8 / Folder 48
Glen Lincicome, Winter quarter, 1959
Box 8 / Folder 49
Frank Quino, Spring quarter, 1959
Box 8 / Folder 50
Larry Martin (?), Fall, 1959
Box 8 / Folder 51
Jack Lewis, Fall quarter, 1960
Box 8 / Folder 52
Jo Werne, Spring quarter, 1961
Box 8 / Folder 53
Barbara Christman, Fall, 1961
Box 8 / Folder 54
Tom Schley, Winter, 1962
Box 8 / Folder 55
Unidentified, early 1960s
Box 8 / Folder 56
Ron Clark, Winter quarter, 1965

Series 6: Chestnut Burr Staff Portraits: Editors, 1941 and undated
Box 8 / Folder 92
Leonard Shafiz, 1941-1942
Box 8 / Folder 93
William Schraegle, Circa 1941
Box 8 / Folder 94
Edward Garrison, Undated