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School of Media and Public Affairs records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0090

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.

Formerly RG9.9

Dates

  • 1917-2002

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

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, and posters. 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.

Collection Organization

Organized in three series: Departmental files, Blueprints and Associate Dean C. Sterling Records on Development of Communication at George Washington University.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Department of Communication.

Bib#

8127774
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Communication Department, records, 1917-2002
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America