Journalism and Mass Communications Department Records

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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.3

Title

Department of Journalism and Mass Communications Records

Dates

1922-2014

Extent

2.29 linear feet (1 records center box, 1 oversize box) photographs

Creator

South Dakota State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item, UA 6.3, box #, folder #, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications Records, South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications offers programs in advertising, journalism, public relations, and social media. The collection is composed mainly of publications produced by the department. Folders consist of mainly of newsletters but also contain pamphlets, programs, posters and info-sheets. Also included is the South Dakota Observer.

Historical Note

The first course in journalism at South Dakota State College was taught in 1908, 27 years after the founding of the college and at a time when journalism courses began to appear in a number of Midwestern state universities. A school of printing began in 1919, and in 1924 Journalism Professor Charles D. Byrne, who was later the Chancellor of Higher Education for Oregon, moved to combine the work in journalism and the school of printing. The Department of Printing and Rural Journalism began that year.

During the 1930s and 1940s, a two-year course in printing was combined with three more years in journalism to produce graduates with a bachelor of science in Printing and Rural Journalism — PRJs, they were called.

The department was accredited for the first time in 1948, which was the first year of national journalism accreditation. According to Dean Earl English of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, South Dakota State College was the first department to be visited by an accrediting team and recommended for accreditation. In 1951, two years after George Phillips became department head, the present building was dedicated.

In 1956, the PRJ program was shortened to four years and a bachelor of science in printing management began. The same year the department began offering a bachelor of science in journalism and a master of science in journalism.

The department began a master of science in printing management in 1958. For a time it was the only school in the country offering a graduate degree in printing management. Consequently, a number of printing educators hold degrees from South Dakota State. The printing master’s program closed in 1972.

In 1973, Professor Phillips retired and was replaced by Professor Vernon Keel, who is currently director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. The graduate program was suspended between 1973 and 1975 in order to direct efforts toward the undergraduate program. Professor Keel resigned in 1976 to become department head at his alma mater, University of North Dakota. Professor Ruth Laird directed the department until 1978, Professor Richard Lee was head from 1978- 2002 when Professor Mary Arnold, the current head, was hired.

Contents and Arrangement

Contents Note

Composed of mainly of publications produced by the department. Folders consist of mainly of newsletters but also contain pamphlets, programs, posters and info-sheets. Also included is the South Dakota Observer, a newspaper written, edited, set in type and laid out by journalism students at South Dakota State University and printed in the university's printing lab.

Subject Headings

  • South Dakota State University. Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Access

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

Physical Access

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Rights

Copyright Status

In copyright.

Copyright Note

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the SDSU Archives and Special Collections.

Container List

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CONTAINER LIST: Department of Journalism and Mass Communications Records, UA 6.3

Box

Folder

Description

Date(s)

1

1

All About Journalism Internships (newsletter)

1988-1991, 1997, 2005-2007

1

2

Alternative newspaper examples

1960-1979 circa

1

3

American Indians in Journalism (pamphlet)

2000

1

69

Annual Report

2013

3

1

Annual Report

2017

1

4

Broadcasters Day (program)

1990

1

5

Button Jackrabbit Journalism

undated

1

6

Desktop Publishing course (announcement)

1991, undated

1

7

Fiftieth Anniversary banquet (program)

1962

1

8

High School Press Association annual meeting (programs)

1925, 1927, 1931

1

10

History of South Dakota newspapers/journalism (slide presentation by Bob Karolevitz)

1968, 1972, 1984

1

9

History of the Printing and Journalism Department (pamphlet)

1951

2

1

Illustrations on the Sunday New York World's women's pages (transparencies for overhead used in Mary Perpich's courses)

undated

1

11

J and MC Update (newsletter)

2004-2006

1

13

Journalism Series (report)

1946-1961 circa

1

14

Journalism Week (posters)

undated

1

12

Journalism-Printing Institutional Program Review

1993-1994

1

15

Keys to the Future Printing and Rural Journalism (program information)

undated

1

16

Lusk Lecture in Journalism (posters)

1988-1991, 2004, undated

1

17

Native American Career Conference (pamphlet)

2001

1

18

Native American Media Symposium

2006

1

19

Newspaper Day banquet (programs)

1931, 1940, 1946, 1951, 1953

3

2

Newspaper Day, 7th Annual

1938

1

20

Newspaper style book

undated

1

23

Peterson, Russ Cartoons/transparencies (S.D.S.U. graduate)

1982

1

24

Presentation of books in Memory of William R. Seater (booklet)

1951

1

26

Printing and Rural Journalism banquet (programs)

1952-1953

1

27

Printing at South Dakota State College (info sheet)

undated

1

28

Printing Journalism Bulletin (newsletter)

1961-1979

1

29

Printing Journalism Bulletin (newsletter)

1980-1986

1

30

Printing Journalism Bulletin (newsletter)

1987-1997

1

25

Printing/Journalism Scholarship Banquet (programs)

1988, 1990, 1991

1

31

Program information (pamphlets)

2002, undated

1

32

Progress letter about South Dakota State College (report and clippings)

1925-1928

1

33

Publications Adviser's Newsletter

1983-1985, 1987, 1990, 1991

1

34

Publications Institute Reporter (newsletter)

1990-1991

1

35

School of Printing News (newsletter)

1922

1

36

Secretarial Training (info sheet)

1954-1955, undated

3

3

Slides 0001-0127

undated

1

37

South Dakota County Newspapers Third Annual survey

undated

1

38

South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame (inductees list)

1946-1947, 1951, 1963

1

39

South Dakota Observer

1974

1

40

South Dakota Observer

1975

1

41

South Dakota Observer

1976

1

42

South Dakota Observer

1977

1

43

South Dakota Observer

1978

1

44

South Dakota Observer

1979

1

45

South Dakota Observer

1980

1

46

South Dakota Observer

1981

1

47

South Dakota Observer

1982

1

48

South Dakota Observer

1983

1

49

South Dakota Observer

1984

1

50

South Dakota Observer

1985

1

51

South Dakota Observer

1986

1

52

South Dakota Observer

1987

1

53

South Dakota Observer

1988

1

54

South Dakota Observer

1989

1

55

South Dakota Observer

1990

1

56

South Dakota Observer

1991

1

57

South Dakota Observer

1992

1

58

South Dakota Observer

1993

1

59

South Dakota Observer

1994

1

60

South Dakota Observer

2000

1

61

South Dakota Observer

2003

1

21

South Dakota Observer

2005

1

22

South Dakota Observer

2007

1

62

South Dakota Press Association - Summer meeting (program)

1926

1

63

Spring Banquet in celebration of Journalism Week (programs)

2004-2008

1

64

Standards of Education for Journalism

undated

1

70

State College Farmer and Homemaker

1954

1

65

Students and Graduates (pamphlet)

1952-1953

1

66

Style book, South Dakota State College

1941

1

67

Summer Publications Institute (correspondence, pamphlets, application, etc.)

1991, 1996

1

71

What's that name? A Pronunciation Guide to South Dakota Names

1963

1

68

Workshops (pamphlet)

2005-2006

3

4

Yeager Media Center Brochure

2014