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Finding Aid for the Kent State University School of Journalism, Short Course in News Photography records

Author: Extant partial Special Collections inventory by unidentified author

Additions and revisions: July 2008 Revised by Edith Serkownek; Additions made August 2011 by Edith Serkownek

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination:

Beck, Henry C.

Kent State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Inclusive Dates: 1937-1966


Extent: 22.16 cubic feet (40 boxes = 27 newspaper storage boxes, 5 record storage boxes, 6 half size record storage boxes, 1 document case and 1 phase box)

Physical Location: 11th floor


Abstract: This collection documents KSU's School of Journalism Short Course in News Photography through working files, correspondence, photographs and published materials. KSU's Short Course was held annually from 1938 to 1962 (with a suspension during WWII from 1942-1945) and provided both amateur and professional photographers with lectures, demonstrations and introductions to new technologies from leaders in the field of press photography.


History of the KSU Short Course in News Photography: Kent State University's Short Course in News Photography was one of the earliest professional workshops of its kind in the nation. Held under the auspices of the Department (later School) of Journalism, the Short Course brought together working professionals and students in the field of photojournalism for intensive educational sessions which included lectures, demonstrations and field trips. It also provided the opportunity for social and professional networking and was well known for intensive, but informal, late-night 'bull sessions." During its existence (1938-1962) the Short Course brought national prestige to KSU, and served as an important vehicle to educate those in the field of photojournalism.

The Short Course began through the efforts of the Journalism Department Head, William Taylor. Taylor recruited A. Clarence Smith with the express purpose of beginning a short course in news photography at KSU. Smith directed the program for several years with other journalism faculty serving as managers of the course in the following years including Dale Rooks, James Fosdick, Edward Cliney and Harold VanWinkle. Leadership was also provided by photojournalism professionals who led courses and served on the Short Course Advisory Council.

The three-to-five day courses centered around lectures and presentations by leaders in the field of photojournalism and other photographic fields. Other features were added and taken away from the course over the years. From 1938 to 1961 the Short Course sponsored a national photography contest, with cash and other prizes awarded and photographs exhibited during the course. Beginning in 1946 an annual Short Course Digest was published. Linda Taylor Yoder in her history of the Short Course noted, "Librarians from across the country requested copies of the Digest, and the University shipped it to interested newspaper editors and schools of journalism all over the United States." The Digest was published from 1948 to 1958. In 1947, KSU established a News Photography Hall of Fame. Each year, a news photographer was selected for induction, "whose work has been chosen as the most outstanding published news photograph of the year."

The Short Course secured for KSU's School of Journalism a position of leadership in the field of photojournalism and served as a model for other short courses that operated throughout the country during this period. The Short Course ran until 1962, when flagging attendance, scheduling issues and other problems led Professor Taylor to permanently suspend the course.


Scope and Content: This collection documents KSU's Short Course in News Photography, which operated from 1938-1962, through working files, correspondence, photographs and printed materials, including programs and Digests. It also includes a collection of reel-to-reel audio tapes [1957-1962] of speakers' presentations.


Statement of Arrangement:

The KSU School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Short Course in News Photography records are divided into series as follows and materials are chronologically organized when possible:


Preferred Citation: Kent State University School of Journalism, Short Course in News Photography records. Department of Special Collections and Archives. Kent State University Libraries and Media Services.

Restriction on Use: Copyright for the photographs in this collection remains with the creators. Permission to reproduce or publish must be secured with the creator.


Acquisition Information: Professor Henry C. Beck donated part of this collection on May 11, 1977. Additional material was added at a later date.


Technical Requirements: The collection contains 1/4" reel-to-reel audio tape.


Bibliography:

  • Endres, Fred F. Pathways: An Historical Perspective on 60 Years of Professional Education. Kent, O.: The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University, 1997.
  • Yoder, Linda Taylor. "The Operations and Accomplishments of the Kent State University Photo Short Courses" (MA thesis, Kent Sate University, Kent, 1971).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Documents: 1937-1948

Documents relating to the Short Course in News Photography including working files, correspondence, periodicals and periodical clippings, bulletins, digests, flyers, and programs. Photographs, except where noted, are housed separately.

Research note: The Short Course was not held between 1942-1945 during WWII.

Box 1

Folder -- Contents

1938

  1. Short Course bulletins: May and December, 1937
  2. Short Course periodical clippings: 1938
  3. Short Course photography competition flyer and program: 1938
  4. Short Course program: March 2-5, 1938
  5. Short Course publication: A Stenographic Report of the First Annual Short Course in News Photography: 1938

1939

  1. Short Course banquet program: March 28, 1939
  2. Short Course bulletins: December, 1938 and April, 1939
  3. Short Course correspondence and stationary: March, 1939
  4. Short Course Daguerre Luncheon program: March 31, 1939
  5. Short Course participant program material including, Rules for the Photography Scavenger Hunt: Circa 1939
  6. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: 1939
  7. Short Course photography competition and exhibition brochure and program: 1939
  8. Short Course program: 1939
  9. Short Course publication: A Stenographic Report of the Second Annual Short Course in News Photography: 1939
  10. Short Course speaker's presentation (printed), Reader Interest in News Pictures address by Jack M. Willem: 1939

1940

  1. Short Course bulletin: 1940
  2. Short Course participant program material: Ethics for Editors symposium handout and luncheon ticket: March 8, 1940
  3. Short Course periodicals (photocopies): Jargon: January 12 and February 15, 1940
  4. Short Course photography competition brochure: 1940
  5. Short Course program and flyer: March 5-9, 1940
  6. Short Course stationery: 1940

1941

  1. Short Course banquet program: March 20, 1941
  2. Short Course bulletin: March, 1941
  3. Short Course correspondence and stationary: 1941 and Circa 1941
  4. Short Course newsletter: News Photo News: Previews of the Fourth Annual Short Course in News Photography: February 8 and 19, 1941
  5. Short Course participant program material including information packet, name tags, tickets and souvenir notebook: 1941
  6. Short Course periodicals: News Pictures: March, November and December, 1941
  7. Short Course periodical clippings: 1941
  8. Short Course photography competition brochure and invitation: 1941
  9. Short Course Planning Committee materials: Circa 1940
  10. Short Course program, brochure and envelope: 1941

1942

  1. Periodicals: News Pictures: January, March and April, 1942
  2. Short Course stationery: Fifth Annual Short Course, March 24 to 28, 1942

1946

  1. Short Course booklet: Kodak booklet on film processing: 1946
  2. Short Course Digest: 1946
  3. Short Course nametag: 1946
  4. Short Course periodicals: National Press Photographer: April, June and August, 1946
  5. Short Course periodical: PIC: The Magazine for Young Men, article, "News Cameramen Go Back to School": July, 1946
  6. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: 1946
  7. Short Course photography competition brochure: March 10, 1946
  8. Short Course programs, brochure and envelope: March 19-23, 1946

1947

  1. [Short Course] book: Corrective Photography by Lewis L. Kellsey, signed by author: 1947
  2. [Short Course] booklet: Kodak Data Book: Processing and Formulas: 1947
  3. Short Course bulletin: June, 1947
  4. Short Course citation for photographic contributions: [1947]
  5. Short Course Digest: March 19-22, 1947
  6. Short Course periodicals: National Press Photographer: January, 1947
  7. Short Course periodical: Popular Photography, article "Cameramen Go to College": February, 1947
  8. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: 1947
  9. Short Course photography competition brochure: 1947
  10. Short Course programs: March 19 to 22, 1947

1948

  1. Short Course banquet program: 1948
  2. [Short Course] booklets: Kodak technical booklets: 1948
  3. Short Course bulletin: September, 1948
  4. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: [1948]
  5. Short Course correspondence: December 20, 1948
  6. Short Course Digest: 1948
  7. Short Course periodical: Minicam Photography, article, "Weekend at Kent": April, 1948
  8. Short Course periodical clippings: 1948
  9. Short Course photography salon, list of photographic entries: 1948
  10. Short Course program and brochure: March 23-26, 1948

Series 1: Documents: 1949-1956

Documents relating to the Short Course in News Photography including working files, correspondence, periodicals and periodical clippings, bulletins, digests, flyers, and programs. Photographs, except where noted, are housed separately.

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

1949

  1. Short Course banquet program: 1949
  2. [Short Course] booklet: Kodak Papers: 1949
  3. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1949
  4. Short Course Digest: 1949
  5. Short Course periodical clippings: 1949
  6. Short Course programs and brochures: March 22-25, 1949

1950

  1. Short Course banquet program: March 24, 1950
  2. [Short Course] booklet: Press Photography: Short Course Operation by the National Press Photographers Association: [1950]
  3. Short Course citation for photographic contributions and publicity photograph: 1950
  4. Short Course Digest: 1950
  5. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: [1950]
  6. Short Course photography competition flyer: 1950
  7. Short Course program and brochure: March 21-24, 1950
  8. Short Course registration/attendance list: 1950

1951

  1. Short Course banquet program: March 23, 1951
  2. [Short Course] booklets: Kodak color photography booklets: 1951
  3. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1951 and [1951]
  4. Short Course correspondence: November-December, 1951
  5. Short Course Digest: 1951
  6. Short Course periodical clippings: 1951
  7. Short Course program: March 20-23, 1951
  8. Short Course registration/attendance list: 1951

1952

Research note: The 1952 and 1953 Short Course digests were combined. See 1953 for the combined digest.

  1. Short Course banquet ticket: March 19, 1952
  2. [Short Course] booklet: DuPont Photographic Films: 1952
  3. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1952
  4. Short Course correspondence: 1952
  5. Short Course name tag: [1952]
  6. Short Course newsletters (4): Photo-Reporter by KSU Public Relations: March 18, 19, 20 and 21, 1952
  7. Short Course newsletter and planning document: Short Course News, with photography contest rules and notes regarding plans to publish 4 newsletters: [1952]
  8. Short Course periodical clippings: 1952
  9. Short Course photography contest winners (typed list): 1952
  10. Short Course press releases and announcements: January 19, March 5, 1952 and undated
  11. Short Course program draft: March 6, 1952
  12. Short Course registration/attendance list: [1952]

1953

  1. [Short Course] booklets: DuPont and Kodak technical publications: 1953
  2. Short Course citations for photographic contributions and publicity photograph: 1953
  3. Short Course correspondence: 1953
  4. Short Course digest, Bigest: 1953
  5. Short Course periodical clippings: 1953
  6. Short Course photography contest brochure and list of winners: 1953 and [1953]
  7. Short Course press release, KSU News Bureau: March 25, 1953
  8. Short Course program: March 24-27, 1953
  9. Short Course registration/attendance list: 1953

1954

  1. [Short Course] booklet: Kodak Books and Guides: Fall, 1954
  2. Short Course citation for photographic contributions: 1954
  3. Short Course correspondence: 1954
  4. Short Course Digest: 1954
  5. Short Course newsletters: Photo-Reporter by KSU Public Relations: March 23 and 26, 1954
  6. Short Course participant material including typed program and general information: 1954
  7. Short Course periodical clippings: 1954
  8. Short Course photography contest brochure and list of winners: 1954
  9. Short Course program: 1954
  10. Short Course registration/attendance list: 1954

1955

  1. Short Course banquet program: March 23, 1955
  2. [Short Course] booklet: Kodak Ektachrome Film: 1955
  3. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1955
  4. Short Course correspondence: 1955
  5. Short Course Digest and mailing envelopes: 1955
  6. Short Course financial statement: 1955
  7. Short Course periodical clippings: 1955
  8. Short Course photography contest brochure: 1955
  9. Short Course press release: June 13, 1955
  10. Short Course program: March 22-25, 1955
  11. Short Course Programming Committee materials including draft of program: [1955]
  12. Short Course registration/attendance: 1955
  13. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript): Cameras in the Courtroom, address by Norman Shaw, from Kent State New Bureau: [1955]

1956

  1. Short Course Advisory Council and Ten-Year Club members address list: 1955-1956
  2. Short Course banquet program: March 22, 1956
  3. [Short Course] booklet: Kodak Color Films: 1956
  4. Short Course correspondence: March-April, 1956
  5. Short Course correspondence: May-June, 1956
  6. Short Course correspondence: July-September, 1956
  7. Short Course correspondence: October-November, 1956
  8. Short Course correspondence: December, 1956
  9. Short Course Digest: 1956
  10. Short Course financial comparisons, Comparison of 1955 Photo Short Course Expense as to the 1956 Photo Short Course: [1956]
  11. Short Course participant material including Certificate of Attendance and name tags: 1956
  12. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: 1956
  13. Short Course photography contest brochure: 1956
  14. Short Course program and brochure: March 20-23, 1956
  15. Short Course questionnaire, compiled responses: 1956
  16. Short Course registration/attendance: 1956
  17. Short Course speaker invitation list for Manufacturers Roundtable: 1956
  18. Short Course student workers (list and notes): [1956]

Series 1: Documents: 1957-1958

Documents relating to the Short Course in News Photography including working files, correspondence, periodicals and periodical clippings, bulletins, digests, flyers, and programs. Photographs, except where noted, are housed separately.

Box 3

Folder -- Contents

1957

  1. Short Course banquet program: 1957
  2. Short Course brochures and informational sheet: 1957
  3. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1957
  4. Short Course correspondence: January, 1957
  5. Short Course correspondence: February, 1957
  6. Short Course correspondence: March, 1957
  7. Short Course correspondence: April, 1957
  8. Short Course correspondence: May-July, 1957
  9. Short Course correspondence: August-October, 1957
  10. Short Course correspondence: November-December, 1957
  11. Short Course correspondence regarding advertising in the Digest: 1957
  12. Short Course Digest: 1957
  13. Short Course illustrations for Digest: Postmarked April 4, 1957
  14. Short Course mailing list: 1957
  15. Short Course periodical: Infinity: American Society of Magazine Photographers, article on Short Course: Winter, 1957
  16. Short Course periodicals and periodical clippings: 1957
  17. Short Course photography contest judges and winners: 1957
  18. Short Course press releases: 1957
  19. Short Course questionnaires, completed: 1957
  20. Short Course registration/attendance and room list: 1957
  21. Short Course speaker invitations and information forms: 1957
  22. Short Course Ten Year Club members: [1957]
  23. Short Course Tentative Program Schedule: 1957

1958

  1. Short Course banquet program and tickets: March 20, 1958
  2. Short Course citations for photographic contributions: 1958
  3. Short Course correspondence: January, 1958
  4. Short Course correspondence: February, 1958
  5. Short Course correspondence: March, 1958
  6. Short Course correspondence: April-December, 1958
  7. Short Course correspondence regarding advertising in the Digest: 1958
  8. Short Course mailing list: 1958
  9. Short Course periodical clippings: 1958
  10. Short Course photography contest winners: 1958
  11. Short Course press releases including photography contest winners: 1958
  12. Short Course program, brochure and flyer including photography contest rules: 1958
  13. Short Course registration/attendance and room assignments: 1958
  14. Short Course speaker invitation list for Manufacturers Roundtable: 1958
  15. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), Accentuate the Negative by Edwin C. Stein: March 18, 1958
  16. Short Course student papers/summaries of the Short Course for course credit (2): 1958
  17. Short Course Tentative Program: 1958

Series 1: Documents: 1959-1961

Documents relating to the Short Course in News Photography including working files, correspondence, periodicals and periodical clippings, bulletins, digests, flyers, and programs. Photographs, except where noted, are housed separately.

Box 4

Folder -- Contents

1959

  1. Short Course banquet program: June 18, 1959
  2. Short Course correspondence: January-February, 1959
  3. Short Course correspondence: March, 1959
  4. Short Course correspondence: April, 1959
  5. Short Course correspondence: May, 1959
  6. Short Course correspondence: June, 1959
  7. Short Course correspondence: July-December, 1959
  8. Short Course financial request: 1959
  9. Short Course periodical: Impressions: A Magazine for Photo-Journalists, article on Short Course: 1959
  10. Short Course periodical and accompanying correspondence: Republic Reports: The Republic Steel Magazine: June, 1959
  11. Short Course periodical clippings: 1959
  12. Short Course photography contest brochure: 1959
  13. Short Course press releases: 1959
  14. Short Course program and brochures: 1959
  15. Short Course registration/attendance: 1959
  16. Short Course speakers information and photographs: 1959 Research note: For 1959 and 1961 speakers' publicity photographs are located in the document files, for other years they may be found in the Short Course photography boxes.

1960

  1. Short Course advertising copy: 1960
  2. Short Course banquet program: June 16, 1960
  3. Short Course correspondence: January-February, 1960
  4. Short Course correspondence: March, 1960
  5. Short Course correspondence: April, 1960
  6. Short Course correspondence: May, 1960
  7. Short Course correspondence: June-December, 1960 and [1960]
  8. Short Course exhibition, Photographs by Robert Capa, including correspondence and catalog: 1960
  9. Short Course mailing lists: 1960
  10. Short Course periodical: Writer's Digest, article on photojournalism including Short Course: May, 1960
  11. Short Course periodical clippings: 1960
  12. Short Course photography contest Akron Beacon Journal award winners 1955 to 1960: [1960]
  13. Short Course press releases: 1960
  14. Short Course program and brochures: 1960
  15. Short Course registration/attendance list: 1960
  16. Short Course speakers' information forms, blank: 1960
  17. Short Course speaker's presentations (transcript), The Challenge of Photojournalism (keynote address) by Bruce Downes: June 14, 1960
  18. Short Course speaker's presentations (transcript), Subjective Objectivity by Cornell Capa: June 14, 1960
  19. Short Course Ten Year Club list: [1960]

1961

  1. Short Course banquet program, menu, list of ticket holders: June 15, 1961
  2. Short Course citations for Ten Year Club membership: 1961
  3. Short Course correspondence: January-February, 1961
  4. Short Course correspondence: March, 1961
  5. Short Course correspondence: April, 1961
  6. Short Course correspondence: May, 1961
  7. Short Course correspondence: June-December, 1961
  8. Short Course correspondence of Harold Van Winkle, Short Course Director: 1961
  9. Short Course exhibit, Best One Hundred traveling exhibit of prize-winning KSU Short Course photography contest photographs and correspondence: 1961
  10. Short Course financial expenses and request: 1961
  11. Short Course participant material including tentative program and scheduling notes: 1961
  12. Short Course periodicals: Editor & Publisher: January 28 and November 18, 1961
  13. Short Course periodicals: National Press Photographer: June, September and October, 1961
  14. Short Course periodical: Popular Photography: May, 1961
  15. Short Course periodical clippings: 1961
  16. Short Course photography contest classes, winners and blank certificates: 1961
  17. Short Course press releases: 1961
  18. Short Course program, brochures and registration form: 1961
  19. Short Course Program Committee materials including members, correspondence and program notes: 1961
  20. Short Course registration/attendance: 1961
  21. [Short Course] School of Journalism requirements to receive credit for Short Course: March 8, 1961
  22. [Short Course] School of Journalism staff meeting minutes regarding the continuation of the Short Course: June 21, 1961
  23. Short Course speakers' information and photographs: 1961 Research note: For 1959 and 1961 speaker's publicity photographs may be found in the Short Course photography boxes.
  24. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), What Every Young Photographer Should Know by by John Durniak: 1961
  25. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), Photojournalism: Dream, and Nightmare (keynote address) by Herbert Keppler: June 13, 1961
  26. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), Portraits and Personalities by Mrs. Rollie McKenna: June 16, 1961
  27. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), Opening Remarks on the Occasion of the Twentieth Annual Shortcourse in Photojournalism at Kent State University by William Taylor: June 13, 1961
  28. [Short Course] Rotary meeting speaker's introduction (transcript) for J. Winton Lemen: June 13, 1961
  29. Short Course Tentative Program: 1961

Series 1: Documents: 1962-1963 and undated

Documents relating to the Short Course in News Photography including working files, correspondence, periodicals and periodical clippings, bulletins, digests, flyers, and programs. Photographs, except where noted, are housed separately.

Box 5

Folder -- Contents

1962

  1. Short Course brochures: 1962
  2. Short Course correspondence: January, 1962
  3. Short Course correspondence: February, 1962
  4. Short Course correspondence: March, 1962
  5. Short Course correspondence: April, 1962
  6. Short Course correspondence: May, 1962
  7. Short Course correspondence: June-December, 1962
  8. Short Course correspondence and notes regarding cancelled speaker Pierre Salinger, Press Secretary to the president: 1962
  9. Short Course financial request: 1962
  10. Short Course mailing lists including National Press Photographers Association membership list: 1962
  11. Short Course periodical clippings: 1962
  12. Short Course Planning Committee materials: 1962
  13. Short Course press releases: 1962
  14. Short Course registration/attendance/room list: June 11, 1962
  15. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), [untitled speech] by Fred G. Kraft: 1962
  16. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), The Negative Approach -- From Film to Darkroom by J. Winton Lemen: May 11, 1962
  17. Short Course speaker's presentation (transcript), Choosing and Using Lenses by Fred Schaffner: 1962
  18. Short Course Tentative Program: April 1, 1962
  19. Short Course workshop schedules: 1962

1963-1966

  1. Short Course correspondence: 1963-1966

Undated

  1. Short Course citations for Jack Price for photographic contributions: Undated
  2. Short Course miscellaneous materials including correspondence and program material: Undated

Topical

  1. National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Photo-Journalism Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, registration and correspondence: 1961
  2. National Press Photographers Association speakers and subjects list [1946-1954] and accompanying correspondence: List of Short Course (including KSU and non-KSU Short Courses) speakers and topics: List compiled Summer, 1954 and related correspondence, January 3, 1962
  3. National Press Photographers Association periodical: NPPA Viewfinder, with article on possible Ohio Press Photographers' Short Course to replace discontinued KSU Short Course: June 1963
  4. Photography seminar brochure: Eye to Professionalism: Midwestern Seminar of Photo Communication sponsored by the Ohio Press Photographers Association: March 19-21, 1964
  5. Short Courses (not KSU): advertising, program and promotional materials: Miscellaneous dates

Series 2: Photographs: 1938-1941

Box 6

Folder -- Contents

1938

  1. Short Course promotional photograph by James Thomas and Larry Gahn: [1937]
  2. Short Course Program Advisory Committee: [1938]
  3. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back "Kent State University News Bureau" (2): [1938]
  4. Short Course opening address: [1938]
  5. Short Course people and activities: [1938]
  6. Short Course people and activities: [1938]
  7. Short Course people and activities: [1938]
  8. Short Course people and activities, many identified on back; photographs and negatives: [1938]
  9. Short Course group photograph: Circa 1938
  10. Short Course instructors' publicity photographs: [1938]

1939

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back "Kent State University News Bureau": [1939]
  2. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back "Leonard J. Schafitz": [1939]
  3. Short Course people and activities (probable entries for the Photography Scavenger Hunt), photographs by George F. Bechtell, H. C. Beck and Alex R. Silverberg: [1939]
  4. Short Course people and activities: [1939]
  5. Short Course, Daugerre plaque dedication and luncheon, "Presented to Kent State University in honor of Louis Jacques Man de Daguerre 1789-1851 for whose genius in photography American journalism dedicates this memorial, Ohio Newspaper Association," including President Karl Leebrick: March 31, 1939
  6. Short Course group photograph: [1939]
  7. Short Course photography competition entries, captioned on backs: 1939 and [1939]
  8. Short Course instructor, J. Winton Lemen, publicity photograph: [1939]

1940

Research note: The type of participant badges used in 1940 and 1946 Short Course are the same, making dating of some photographs difficult.

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Leonard J. Schafitz": Circa 1940
  2. Short Course people and activities: [1940]
  3. Short Course photography competition entries: Circa 1940
  4. Short Course Program Advisory Committee and instructors publicity photographs: [1940]

1941

  1. Short Course promotional photographs by Dale Rooks: [1940]
  2. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Rus Arnold": [1941]
  3. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Leonard J. Schafitz": Circa 1941
  4. Short Course demonstrations at Nela Park, Cleveland, stamped on the back, "News Photography Clinic, School of Journalism, Kent State University": Circa 1941
  5. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  6. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  7. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  8. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  9. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  10. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  11. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  12. Short Course people and activities: [1941]
  13. Short Course group photograph: [1941]
  14. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1941] and circa 1941

Series 2: Photographs: 1946-1947

Box 7

Folder -- Contents

1946

Research note: The type of participant badges used in 1940 and 1946 are to be the same, making dating of some photographs difficult.

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Copyright London Free Press": Circa 1946
  2. Short Course people and activities, used in the 1946 Short Course Digest; photographs and negative : [1946]
  3. Short Course people and activities: [1946]
  4. Short Course people and activities: [1946]
  5. Short Course people and activities, identified on the envelopes; negatives: Folder 1 of 2: 1946
  6. Short Course people and activities, identified on the envelopes; negatives: Folder 2 of 2: 1946
  7. Short Course people and activities, identified on the envelopes; negatives: Folder 1 of 2: 1946
  8. Short Course people and activities, identified on the envelopes; negatives: Folder 2 of 2: 1946
  9. Short Course people and activities; negatives: [1946]
  10. Short Course presentations; negatives: [1946]
  11. Short Course group photographs; photographs and negatives): 1946 and [1946]
  12. Short Course photography competition entry; General Eisenhower, stamped on back "European edition The Stars and Stripes": Circa 1946
  13. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1946] and Circa 1946

1947

  1. Short Course people and activities, identified on the envelopes, "R. C. Arnold"; negatives: [1947]
  2. Short Course, Dominic Ligato receiving award for Best News Picture of 1946 from President Bowman, and publicity photograph: [1947]
  3. Short Course fashion shoot, one stamped on the back, "Hagan-Halvey Photographers": 1947
  4. Short Course banquet, stamped on the back, "Ernest A. Rowland, Jr.": 1947
  5. Short Course people and activities; prints: Folder 1 of 2: [1947]
  6. Short Course people and activities; negatives: Folder 2 of 2: [1947]
  7. Short Course people and activities; prints: Folder 1 of 4: [1947]
  8. Short Course people and activities; negatives: Folder 2 of 4: [1947]
  9. Short Course people and activities; negatives: Folder 3 of 4: [1947]
  10. Short Course people and activities; original negative envelopes: Folder 4 of 4: [1947]
  11. Short Course model contest; color: [1947]
  12. Short Course "picking of models"; negatives: Circa 1947
  13. Short Course group photograph at banquet and auditorium; photographs and negatives: [1947]
  14. Short Course photography competition entries: Circa 1947
  15. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: Circa 1947

Series 2: Photographs: 1948-1954

Box 8

Folder -- Contents

1948

  1. Short Course people and activities, used in 1948 Short Course Digest: [1948]
  2. Short Course people and activities; prints and negatives: Folder 1 of 2: [1948]
  3. Short Course people and activities; prints and negatives: Folder 1 of 2: [1948]
  4. Short Course group photograph; negative: 1948
  5. Short Course instructor Gordon Kuster publicity photographs: Circa 1948

1949

  1. Short Course organizers Kuster, Greenfield and Yates in Columbus, taken by [James A.] Fosdick; negatives: December 2, 1949
  2. Short Course people and activities, many stamped "Bob McMaken", used in 1949 Short Course Digest: [1949]
  3. Short Course instructor George Yates, written on back, "Photo by Hy Schwartz": [1949]
  4. Short Course instructor George Yates, stamped "Bob Steffy": [1949]
  5. Short Course people and activities, 35 mm negatives: Circa 1949
  6. Short Course photography competition first prize photograph by Jesse Strait and publicity photographs: [1949]
  7. Short Course photography competition prize winning photographs; copystand negatives: 1949
  8. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1949]

1950

  1. Short Course, Education and Technical Committee of the Nation Press Photographers Association meeting: March 23, 1950
  2. Short Course instructor Harry Shigeta: [1950]
  3. Short Course instructor Joseph Costa publicity photograph: Circa 1950

1951

  1. Short Course gymnast shoot by [Joseph] Costa; negatives: [1951]
  2. Short Course instructor Yousuf Karsh, stamped on the back, "The Morse Instrument Co.": 1951
  3. Short Course people and activities, many labeled on back: 1951 and [1951]
  4. Short Course photography contest entry and winner of News Picture of 1950 by Walter Davis: [1951]

1952

  1. Short Course instructor, Vincent Jones, and unidentified man: 1952
  2. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1952]

1953

  1. Short Course promotional photograph used on the cover of the 1953 Short Course brochure: [1953]
  2. Short Course organizing committee (?) in front of U.S. map, note on back "Photogs at Kent Rotary": [1953]
  3. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1953]

1954

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "David H. Curl": Folder 1 of 2 [1954]
  2. Short Course people and activities, [David H. Curl]; negatives: Folder 2 of 2 [1954]
  3. Short Course people and activities, most stamped on the back, "James A. Fosdick": [1954]
  4. Short Course people and activities, written on the back, [Richard] "Kern": [1954]
  5. Short Course people and activities: [1954]
  6. Short Course people and activities; 35 mm negatives: Folder 1 of 2 [1954]
  7. Short Course people and activities; 35 mm negatives: Folder 2 of 2 [1954]
  8. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1954]

Series 2: Photographs: 1955-1956

Box 9

Folder -- Contents

1955

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Photo by Grant Collingwood": [1955]
  2. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "James A. Fosdick": Circa 1955
  3. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Photo by N. Bleeker Green": [1955]
  4. Short Course people and activities, written on back of some "by Peter Stackpole": [1955]
  5. Short Course underwater photography session, written on the back, "by Rosemary Taylor": [1955]
  6. Short Course underwater photography session: [1955]
  7. Short Course people and activities: [1955]
  8. Short Course, Ken Solt presenting trophy to John Alexanderwitz; negative: [1955]
  9. Short Course instructors publicity photographs; photographs and negative: [1955]

1956

  1. Short Course, Junebug Clark, written on back "Benton Studio of Phot.": [1956]
  2. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Ronald Blakeley": [1956]
  3. Short Course people and activities; envelopes stamped "Chestnut Burr"; negatives, multiple formats: Circa 1956
  4. Short Course people and activities, in envelope from "Christian Life"; prints and negatives: Postmarked April 12, 1956
  5. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Grant Collingwood": [1956]
  6. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Dick Dewitt": [1956]
  7. Short Course model, stamped on the back, "Vincent A. Finnigan": Circa 1956
  8. Short Course people and activities, written on the back, [James A.] "Fosdick": [1956]
  9. Short Course, Mark Kauffman and Joe Clark, written on the back, "Norman H. Hammerl": [1956]
  10. Short Course people, stamped on back, "George Kolbenschlag": [1956]
  11. Short Course modeling session, written on the back, "Gordon Kuster": [1956]
  12. Short Course people and activities, written on the back, "John Lawson": [1956]
  13. Short Course people and activities by J. Winton Lemen; prints with envelope and business card: Postmarked April 16, 1956
  14. Short Course people and activities, "M Photographer" on top of sheet; contact prints from 35 mm negatives: [1956]
  15. Short Course model raffling toy truck, written on back, "McKeesport (Pa.) Daily News staff": [1956]
  16. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "Edward J. Nemecek"; contact sheets and photograph: [1956]
  17. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "The Timken Roller Bearing Company": [1956]
  18. Short Course people and activities: Folder 1 of 2: [1956]
  19. Short Course people and activities: Folder 2 of 2: [1956]
  20. Short Course people and activities: [1956]
  21. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1956]

Series 2: Photographs: 1957-1961

Box 10

Folder -- Contents

1957

  1. Short Course people, stamped on the back, "James A. Fosdick": [1957]
  2. Short Course people and activities by J. Winton Lemen; prints with envelope and business card: Postmarked May 8, 1957
  3. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 1 of 6: [1957]
  4. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 2 of 6: [1957]
  5. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 3 of 6: [1957]
  6. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 4 of 6: [1957]
  7. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 5 of 6: [1957]
  8. Short Course people and activities, stamped on the back, "A custom print by Modernage": Folder 6 of 6: [1957]
  9. Short Course people and activities, photographs used in the 1957 Short Course Digest: [1957]
  10. Short Course people and activities: [1957]
  11. Short Course people; Polaroid copies of photographs: [1957]
  12. Short Course people and activities; contact prints from 35 mm film: [1957]
  13. Short Course people and activities; 35 mm negatives: [1957]
  14. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1957]

1958

  1. Short Course instructors publicity photographs: [1958]
  2. Short Course people and activities by James A. Fosdick: 1958

1959

  1. Short Course photography competition judges, envelope marked "Pittsburgh Press Photogs"; negatives: 1959

1961

  1. Short Course people and activities, identified, some stamped on back, "Vincent A. Finnigan": Folder 1 of 2: 1961
  2. Short Course people and activities, identified, some stamped on back, "Vincent A. Finnigan": Folder 2 of 2: 1961
  3. Short Course people and activities, envelopes marked "Finnigan" and "Vince, [unreadable] Show"; negatives: Folder 3 of 3: June 17, 1961 and [1961]
  4. Short course people and activities; negatives: 1961
  5. Short Course photography contest winners; copystand negatives, marked "Cliney": 1961
  6. Short Course people and activities; contact prints mounted on notecards, photographers identified on front: Circa 1961
  7. Short Course group photograph: Circa 1961

Series 2: Photographs: 1962 and Undated

Box 11

Folder -- Contents

1962

  1. Short Course people and activities, stamped on back, "Vincent A. Finnigan" and "Received June 1962 Journalism": Folder 1 of 2: [1962]
  2. Short Course people and activities, stamped on back, "Vincent A. Finnigan" and "Received June 1962 Journalism": Folder 2 of 2: [1962]
  3. Short Course people and activities, stamped on on back "Frances B. Murphey": October, 1962
  4. Short Course people and activities, some identified: 1962 Preservation note: Photographs discolored significantly

Undated

  1. Short Course (?) miscellaneous prints and negatives: Circa 1940s participant or student setting up camera on tripod in corner of classroom: Circa late 1930s-1940s
  2. Short Course (?) miscellaneous prints and negatives: Circa 1950s
  3. Short Course, Professor William Taylor at desk: Undated
  4. Short Course photography contest entries: Undated
  5. Short Course instructors (?) publicity photographs/portraits, identified A-Z: Undated
  6. Short Course instructors (?) publicity photographs/portraits, unidentified; prints and negatives (2): Undated

Series 3: Audio: 1957-1962

Short Course program sessions on 1/4" reel-to-reel audio tape, organized chronologically.

Box 12

Contents

  1. Interpretive Portraiture, Arnold Newman: March 20, 1957
  2. Color vs. Black and White, Ben Rose: March 21, 1957
  3. The New Look in Advertising, Bert Stern: March 22, 1957
  4. Fashions for Newspapers, Hal Reiff: March 22, 1957
  5. Glamour and How to Photograph It, Peter Basch: March 22, 1957
  6. 35mm and Your Newspaper, Elbert Staab: March 19, 1958
  7. Color for Industrial Magazines, Morris Gordon: March 20, 1958
  8. Is Future of Color Negative?, J. Winten Lemen: March 20, 1958
  9. Unidentified: March 20, 1958
  10. Big Camera-Workhorse or Specialist?, Joseph Foldes: March 21, 1958
  11. Pictures for Roto, Aubrey Bodine: March 21, 1958
  12. Keynote Address, Robert H. Fleming and A Good Picture is Many Things, Arthur Rickerby: June 16 and 17, 1959
  13. Pictures which Shouldn't be Taken or Used, Dr. Curtis D. MacDougall and Photographing the Outdoor Scene, Bob Harrington: June 17, 1959
  14. Some Pictures need a Thousand Words, Maury Falstein and R.O.P., panel discussion, Bill Churchill and Vernon Cady: June 17, 1959
  15. The Woman's Page, Betty Jaycox and Putting Life in the Sports Page, Lou Chiesi: June 18 and 19, 1959
  16. You Gotta be Resourceful, David Eisendrath: June 15, 1960
  17. Lens Group (Memoir speech), John Lewis Stage: June 15, 1960
  18. Camera under the Sea, Luis Marden: June 16, 1960
  19. Stop, Look and Listen, Ed Wergles and Flabby Eye, Angus MacDougall: June 16, 1960
  20. First Timers in Friends, Frank R. Keppler: June 16, 1960
  21. Newspaper Reproduction, Wingate Paine: June 17, 1960
  22. Freelancing is Great for women, Suzanne Szasz: June 17, 1960
  23. The Twentieth Short Course, William Taylor; Photography Twenty Years ago, Today & Tomorrow, J. Winten Lemen; Photojournalism: Dream & Nightmare, Herbert Keppler; You Don't Have to be in New York, Ed Nano and Versatility & Imagination in Photography, Gean A. Barron: June 13 and 14, 1961
  24. Outdoor and Nature Photography, Robert Harrington: June 14, 1961
  25. Keynote Address, Ray Mackland: June 10, 1962
  26. You can have Fun with Experimental Photography, Henry C. Beck and Single Lens Reflex Photography, Werner J. Severin: June, 11, 1962
  27. What's New about Light?, Don Mohler: June 11, 1962
  28. Choosing and Using Lenses, Fred Schaffner and More Light on Chemicals, Harold Baumann: June 11, 1962
  29. Improving Editorial Use of Photographers and Photographs, panel discussion, Albert Moldvay (moderator): June 11, 1962
  30. Planning and Photographing the Picture Story, Joe Clark: June 12, 1962
  31. Photographing the News Picture in Business and Industry, Robert Kerns: June 12, 1962
  32. What the Editor Wants, Fred G. Kraft, Jr. and Legal and Ethical Pitfalls in Photography, Dr. Fred S. Siebert: June 12, 1962
  33. Freelance Photography: Markets and Marketing, panel discussion, Albert Moldvay (moderator): June 12, 1962
  34. Anatomy of the Unusual, Victor Keppler: June 13, 1962
  35. Photographing Babies and Children, Harry Garfield: June 13, 1962

Series 4: Objects

Box 13

Contents

  1. Short Course Registration sign: Undated
  2. Short Course Information/Manufacturers Show sign: Undated
  3. Short Course scrapbook including documents, periodical clippings and photographs: 1961 Research note: The adhesive used to secure many items to the scrapbook, is no longer strong and many of the items are loose. Please handle with caution.

Series 5: Photography Competition Entries

Boxes 14 to 40

Oversized flat boxes

Short Course Annual Photographic Competition entries. Entries are mounted on matt board. In many cases there is information on the back of the board, which may include the name of the photographer; the newspaper article in which the photograph was published; the date the photograph was taken and additional photographic information. Common entry topics include politicians including presidents and vice presidents (Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon), crimes, human interest, fires and accidents, children and sports.

Boxes-- Contents

  1. Box 14: Annual Photographic Competition entries and oversized promotional Short Course photographs: 1941, 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1949
  2. Box 15: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1950
  3. Box 16: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1951
  4. Box 17: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1952
  5. Box 18: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1953 and 1954
  6. Box 19: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1956
  7. Box 20: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1956
  8. Box 21: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1957
  9. Box 22: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1958
  10. Box 23: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1958
  11. Box 24: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1958
  12. Box 25: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1959
  13. Box 26: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1959
  14. Box 27: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1959
  15. Box 28: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1960
  16. Box 29: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1960
  17. Box 30: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1960
  18. Box 31: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1961
  19. Box 32: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1961
  20. Box 33: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1966
  21. Box 34: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1966
  22. Box 35: Annual Photographic Competition entries: 1966
  23. Box 36: Annual Photographic Competition entries: Undated
  24. Box 37: Annual Photographic Competition entries: Undated
  25. Box 38: Annual Photographic Competition entries: Undated
  26. Box 39: Annual Photographic Competition entries: Undated
  27. Box 40: Annual Photographic Competition entries and oversized group photograph of Short Course participants: Undated