School of Media and Public Affairs records
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include departmental files and blueprints for Building YY (814 20th Street, NW). They range in date from 1917-2002. The blueprints were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Department of Communication, while the departmental files were formerly vertical files in the Special Collections Research Center.
- Creation: 1917-2002
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Historical or Biographical Note
The Department of Communication at The George Washington University began in 1987, and offered an undergraduate degree in radio and television communications. Before that it was part of the Department of Communication and Theatre, which offered undergraduate degrees in speech communication, theater, and radio-television. Before 1983, it was known as the Department of Speech and Drama.
Now a part of the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the curriculum focuses on the media and the many important relationships among media, culture, and the various institution of public life, government, education, corporations, and associations.
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Materials in this collection include departmental files and blueprints for Building YY (814 20th Street, NW). The departmental files include brochures, memorandums, newsletters, flyers, invitations, announcements, photographs, programs, press releases, posters, and websites. They range in date from 1917 to 2002. The materials concern radio programs, television programs, courses, College of General Studies, the Department of Speech and Drama, "GW Underground", WRGW history, drama productions, biographic information, forensics workshops for teachers, speech pathology, audiology, graduate studies, plans for a GW - WETA Communications Center, GW Television Station, courses airing on television, seminars, teleconferences, videoconferences, GW television station services, and High School Discussion Conferences.
Organized in five series: Departmental files, Blueprints, Associate Dean C. Sterling Records on Development of Communication at George Washington University, and reel to reels, and websites
The majority of the records were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Department of Communication.
- George Washington University. Dept. of Communication (Organization)
- George Washington University (Organization)
- George Washington University. School of Media and Public Affairs (Organization)
- Preliminary Guide to the Communication Department, records, 1917-2002
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English