University of Nevada. Department of Journalism Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0658

Scope and Contents

The University of Nevada Reno Department of Journalism Records contains materials related to UNR's Journalism Program prior to 1984. The collection contains descriptions of the history of the Journalism Department, details about curriculum, flyers for events and programming, and publications by the Department.

Dates

  • 1924-1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

The first course in Journalism at the University of Nevada was offered in 1921 within the Department of English. Professor Alfred Higginbotham, an experienced newspaperman, was hired by the English Department and developed the 1922 curriculum to cover the areas of editorial writing, advertising, public relations, newspaper, magazine, and electronics journalism (radio, television, and national wire news services).

The Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Department of Journalism in December 1942. The Department collaborated with the Nevada State Press Association to establish the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1948. Early courses were taught in the Jones Building. In 1967, the Department moved into the entire first floor of the new Mack Social Sciences Building. In 1984, the Department became the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies. The School moved into its new building in January 1993.

In 1936, the Kappa Tau Alpha chapter of the Journalism Honor Society was established at the University, followed by the Sigma Delta Chi chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1947.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This University of Nevada Reno Department of Journalism Records contains materials related to UNR's Journalism Program prior to 1984. The collection contains descriptions of the history of the Journalism Department, details about curriculum, flyers for events and programming, and publications by the Department.

Arrangement

Aarranged in the following series: 1) Administrative and History; 2) Curriculum, Events and Programs; 3) Publications; 4) Deans and Faculty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfers from the Department of Journalism. Sigma Delta Chi material merged into collection in March 2017 (original call number was NUB 57/18).

Processing Information

In October 2018, the following formerly numbered collections were incorporated into this collection:

NUB 26/14/01 (Brochures and information) NUB 26/14/02 (The Stylebook. Prepared by A. L. Higginbotham, 1925; 1958) NUB 26/14/03 (Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame, 1949) NUB 26/14/04 (Journalism and Society. Ideas from University of Nevada students published in seminar, 1972) NUB 26/14/06 (Nevada Journalist, circa 1960-circa 1966; 1995) NUB 26/14/16 (Sparks Tribune. University of Nevada Journalism Edition, April 13, 1928) NUB 26/14/17 (Newsletter, 1946-1953) NUB 26/14/18 (Department magazines. The Magazine, Humboldt Current, etc., Montage, 1975-1978) NUB 26/14/19 (Nevada News Media Needs. A Study of their Impact on the Department of Journalism, 1979) NUB 26/14/20 (Centennial Spectator, 1961) NUB 26/14/21 (Nevada Journalism Institute. [University of Nevada High School Journalism Institute], 1969)
Title
Guide to the University of Nevada. Department of Journalism Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
1/4/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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