Subject File, 1947-1983
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Brief Description: Subject File of the Institute of Communications Research contains the files of the Director of the Institute and the Dean of the Division of Communications Wilbur Schramm (1947-1954), including correspondence, reports and publications concerning research projects and conferences on the mass media, UNESCO projects, psychological warfare in Korea, administrative matters, budgets, recruitment of personnel, staff work for the President, university committee service and review of reports, academic freedom, University Press operations and manuscripts, coordination of editorial services, University service publications and scholarly journals, journalism and advertising education, library science, WILL radio and television, Allerton Park and House, and personal and professional matters; Radio-Television Ad-hoc Planning Committeee (1975-1978); Media Studies Program proposals (1982-1984).
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: 13/5/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Institute of Communications Research
Volume: 8.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 2/5/1966; 4/19/2000
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Arrangement: chronologically and alphabetically by subject thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Institute of Communications Research :

On April 24, 1947, the Trustees approved the appointment of Wilbur Schramm as Director of the newly created Institute of Communications Research.1 On February 16, 1950, the Trustees approved the establishment of a Division of Communications, which was to be headed by Schramm.2 The Institute of Communications Research was part of this Division. On April 21, 1954, the Trustees approved the transfer of the Institute of Communications Research to the Graduate College.3 On June 20, 1957, the Trustees transferred (effective September 1, 1957) the Institute of Communications Research to the College of Journalism and Communications, with the Director of the Institute reporting to the Dean of the College.4

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, April 24, 1947, p. 351.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, February 16, 1950, p. 988.

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

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

Subject Index
Allerton Park
Communications, College of
Communications Research
Kellogg Foundations
Music -- Korea - Politics and Government
Radio Broadcasting
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
University Press
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]