Clippings, 1928-1939
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Brief Description:

Newspaper clippings relating to the Journalism department, faculty, alumni, students, visiting speakers, conventions, local newspapermen, honors and awards, professional journalism, building plans and University appropriations.

The series includes files relating to Sigma Delta Chi (1934-39) and Theta Sigma Phi (1929-39).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 13/3/10
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Journalism
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/21/1968
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Journalism :

The University began instruction in journalism in 1902 with a course in business writing offered under the English Department's program in rhetoric and oratory.1 In 1915, the Trustees provided funds for a Department of Journalism and in 1927 it became a separate administrative unit, the School of Journalism.2 In 1950, its name was changed to the School of Journalism and Communications, with divisions of journalism, radio, and advertising,3 and it became part of the Division of Communications.4 In 1954, it was restored to independent status.5 The School was given College status in 1957.6 In 1959, its three divisions were designated as departments.7 The Department of Journalism offers a two-year course in the fields of newspaper, magazine and technical writing and editing; community journalism and news broadcasting.8

1. Catalogs and Registers, 1902-03, p. 274.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 28th Report, September 27, 1915, p. 830; 34th Report, July 14, 1927, pp. 416-17.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, February 16, 1950, p. 992.

4. Ibid., p. 988.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 47th Report, April 21, 1954, pp. 1322-23.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, June 20, 1957, p. 435.

7. Board of Trustees Transactions, 50th Report, February 19, 1959, p. 301.

8. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1960-61, p. 229.

Subject Index
Journalism, School of
Sigma Delta Chi
Theta Sigma Phi
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]