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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 13
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Faculty Papers
Dates: 1929-2009
Volume: 19 cubic feet, 22.92 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records and memorabilia pertaining to faculty members of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Included in this Sub-Group are faculty correspondence, faculty resumes and personnel files, publications and manuscripts, photographs, news clippings, course materials, "Pictures of the Year" contest materials, speeches, and MU School of Journalism faculty meeting minutes.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/10/1 (A84-80)
This Series holds memorabilia and other materials relating to the career of UMC Professor Emeritus of Journalism, G. Thomas Duffy, (ca. 1929-1984). Included in the Series are correspondence, course lectures, draft manuscripts, publications, photographs, news clippings, and newspapers (including a copy of the first morning edition of the Columbia Missourian, 9/10/1968).
(1 c.f. and 1 OSF, UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: Professor Duffy was one of three men that has taught on faculty without a degree. The others were Walter Williams and Richard Cannon (photojournalism).

Series 2. - C:11/10/2 (A87-100)
This Series contains material pertaining to the career of UMC Journalism Professor, Jo Ann Dickerson, (ca. 1954-1986). Included in this Series are personal and professional correspondence, class materials, course evaluations, student recommendations, papers presented at professional conferences, manuscripts submitted to journals, and audio cassette tapes of National Public Radio segments and various other prerecorded materials.
(2 c.f., 031559, 031560)

Series 3. - C:11/10/3 (A88-32)
This Series holds records gathered by MU Journalism Professor Emeritus Clifton C. Edom (1943-1978) which chronicle his efforts in developing photojournalism at UMC. Included are correspondence, course materials, and records relating to Kappa Alpha Mu (the national honors society in photojournalism founded at UMC in 1944), Edom's annual photography workshops (1951-1976), "University of Missouri Annual Fifty Print Exhibit" (1943-1974), which evolved into the "Picture of the Year" contest, and the "Collegiate Photograph Competition," (1970-1977).
(2 c.f., 032219, 032220)
Note to Researcher: See
Record Group 11 C; Sub-Group 12 (Box 1, Folder 7) for interviews with Professor Emeritus Clifton Edom; for MU Bulletin concerning 50 Print Exhibits, see Record Group 11 C; Sub-Group 5, Series 12 (Box 3).

Series 4. - C:11/10/4
This Series holds publications authored or co-authored by members of the faculty of the UMC School of Journalism, (1946-1980). This Series is only a small sampling of School of Journalism faculty publications from this period.
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 5. - C:11/10/6 (A89-26; A90-30; A95-155)
This Series contains records gathered by UMC Professor of Journalism Dale Spencer, (1948-1988). Included in the Series are correspondence, committee records, departmental administrative records, communication law course materials, student records, and manuscripts and speeches.
(4 1/2 c.f.; 4 c.f., 013223, 013224, 013225 047175; 1/2 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: Some of the records in Series 5 are restricted and cannot be made available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 6. - C:11/10/7 (A91-88)
This Series is comprised of faculty meeting minutes and related correspondence generated by the UMC School of Journalism faculty, (1941-1974).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: For more information on the administration of the MU School of Journalism, ask the University Archives staff about collection C:1/101/19.

Series 7. - C:11/14/1 (A85-30; A86-43)
This Series contains records gathered by UMC Professor of Journalism, Ruth Briggs Bratek, (1955-1985). Included in this Series are personal and professional correspondence, as well as Bratek's personnel information form, academic service report, and committee assignments. Also included in this Series are advertising journalism course materials, writings on the University of Missouri Academic Plan, information on the history of the UMC School of Journalism, and a survey of subscribers to the Columbia Missourian.
(2 1/3 c.f.; 2 c.f., UMLD1; 1/3 c.f. and 1 Pkg., 115, 3)
Note to Researcher: Some of the records in Series 7 are restricted and cannot be made available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 8. - C:11/10/5 (A88-64; A08-95)
This Series holds personal and professional correspondence generated by UMC School of Journalism Professor Joye Patterson, (1965-1987). Patterson's correspondence pertains largely to black journalism, environmental communications, and the UMC Environmental Health Center. Professor Patterson's correspondents include Alton Blakeslee, Donald Brenner, Jacob Bronowski, David Hendin, and Vernon E. Wilson. Also included is correspondence regarding the establishment of the Science Writing courses in the Journalism School, (1965-1967).
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 9. - C:11/10/8 (A10-50)
This Series contains records received by Journalism Professor Stuart H. Loory, (1962, 1997-2000). The records all relate to Lee Hills and consist of a few pieces of correspondence from Hills, (1997-1998), a booklet written by Hills entitled "A Personal Report on Russia Today," (1962), a program of the 1998 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony of the Alumni Association, the program from the memorial service for Hills, (2000), and a obituary for Hills from the Miami Herald, (2000).
(1 FF, 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: Stuart Loory held the Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies in the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

Series 10. - C:11/10/9 (A12-75)
This Series contains records created and received by School of Journalism Professor Brian S. Brooks, (1950-2009). The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, teaching files, reports, agreements, construction plans, budget files, meeting minutes, printed and duplicated material, and a few photographs. The records pertain to Brooks's roles as a faculty member of the Editorial Department, managing editor of the Columbia Missourian, coordinator of the Journalism Network, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration. Topics found in this Series include the Baltic Journalist Workshop, the IBM computer network grant, School of Journalism accreditation, design and construction of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and various editing courses. Many of the teaching files, which contain lecture notes, handouts, examinations, and copy editing samples, were used by successive faculty members in the Editorial Department. These files had their start with Professor William B. Bickley and were then used by Dale Spencer, JoAnn Dickerson, and finally Brooks.
(2 1/3 c.f.: 2 c.f., 008282, 008287; 1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 10 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Additional records from the Editorial Department can be found in
Record Group C11, Sub-Group 11.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.

Series 11. - C:11/10/10 (A14-43)
This Series contains project and administrative records created and received by School of Journalism Professor Rod Gelatt, (1963-2008). The records pertain to Gelatt's work with the Missouri Supreme Court Task Force on Cameras in the Courtroom, (1992-1994), the Christopher Bond - Harriet Woods Debate, (1986), the KOMU television news show "Post Script," (1971-1973), and the KBIA radio programs "Between the Lines" and "Views of the News." The records for "Post Script" include some scripts for the in-studio segments, correspondence, production forms, background information and news clippings, and three 2-inch video tapes. The files for the radio shows include scripts, correspondence, and memoranda. The Series also includes miscellaneous administrative records pertaining to the School of Journalism, an MU Sesquicentennial project, and other topics.
(3 1/3 c.f.: 1 c.f., 082541; 1/3 c.f. UMLD1; 1 c.f., 082543; 1 c.f., B3A, 5B, 8)
Note to Researcher: Due to the format of the video tapes, they cannot be viewed in the archives at this time.
Rod Gelatt was appointed Assistant Professor of Journalism in the University of Missouri School of Journalism and News Director of KOMU in 1963, Associate Professor in 1967, KOMU Director of Public Affairs in 1972, and Professor in 1976. Gelatt served as chairman of the School of Journalism's Boardcast News Department from 1986 until 1992. He also worked for KBIA Radio, serving as its News Director starting in 1974.
At the time he donated the records, Gelatt shared some background details on "Post Script," "Between the Lines," and "Views of the News": "The time constraints of a typical 30-minute news broadcast frequently left me frustrated....[So] sometime in 1971 we launched "Post Script," a 30-minute program following the 6 o'clock news on Wednesday evenings, once a month. I arranged and did the interviews, researched the available information, wrote the script and hosted the show; an undergraduate student was the cameraman and technical producer. At the time, KOMU-TV lacked the equipment to originate color telecasts from the studio, but could broadcast color from the networks and also could air color film or video tape. So we exploited that feature by filming, in color, as much of the program as possible, then having to wait several days for the developed film to return from an out-of-town film lab! The program drew enough favorable reaction from viewers as to suggest there likely was sufficient audience to sustain a nightly 60-minute newscast, with Post Script as a shorter but more frequent segment, two or three times a week. Coinciding with that program adjustment,...[I became] the station's first Public Affairs Director....I would be responsible for making sure the station was meeting the FCC's 'ascertainment' obligations, by determining what were the issues of public importance in our viewing area and how were we reporting and explaining them and helping to resolve them. "Post Script" would be the vehicle. Unfortunately, the hour-long newscast was a bigger challenge than anyone had expected, and after several months we returned to the half-hour format."
On KBIA Radio, "I wrote and aired a number of commentaries, did a weekly question-and-answer show with our Capitol correspondent in Jefferson City, put together year-end News-in-Review programs and personally covered and supervised coverage by student reporters of City Council meetings and those of other public bodies. I also was aware of widespread disfavor, mistrust and criticism of news media in general; much of it, I believe, was ill-founded and reflected public ignorance of how the news media operate. How might we deal with that negative climate and, perhaps, bring about more public awareness of what we do, and why, but at the same time acknowledge the real issues and discuss what might be done to remedy them? I identified some journalism faculty colleagues with similar concerns and we formed a panel that would be the 'on air laundry to wash the media's dirty linen.' This was sometime in 1994 or 1995, and at first the program was a 'segment' within a longer news broadcast called 'Between the Lines.' Not long after, 'Between the Lines' disappeared and the media critique program, now named 'Views of the News,' became a weekly Wednesday night feature on KBIA. After about 13 or 14 years...of moderating the program, in September, 2008, I turned over the hosting duties to a colleague."
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 12. - C:11/10/11 (A16-39; A18-10)
This Series contains records created or received by University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty member William Stephenson, (ca. 1958-1988). The records consist of the following types and topics: photographic prints depicting Stephenson at various event, including at a conference in Quito, Ecuador, (1966), and with the Journalism faculty outside the west entrance of Neff Hall, (1960s); a thank-you note from Muriel Horst to Stephenson, (1969); a first-day cover celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Journalism School, (1958), and a cancelled 4-cent Freedom of the Press stamp; programs for Journalism Women meetings, (1961, 1966-1968); program and newspaper clipping about the Frank Luther Mott portrait ceremony and Kappa Tau Alpha initiation banquet, (1961); Fortnightly Club programs (1966, 1967); Psychology Wives yearly program and membership list, (1968); oversized photographic prints for two advertisement campaigns developed by Stephenson, (ca. 1967): anti-smoking (18; some mounted, some with caption) and breast cancer self-screening (11 mounted); and a poster with hand-drawn title and decoration by Robert Bussabarger featuring a newspaper clipping of Stephenson's wife Maimie at a Kent State rally on the University of Missouri campus, (ca. 1970). The Series also includes eleven illustrations of a diseased heart by Stephenson's daughter Mariel, (ca. 1959). Also forming part of Series 12 are 24 offprints of articles by Stephenson from Operant Subjectivity, (1978-1988).
(2/3 c.f.: OSB, B3A, 7, Top)
Note to Researcher: The material in this series was donated (by way of the Journalism Library) by William Stephenson's daughter Avril Stephenson Schreiber in 2016. Trained in physics and psychology, William Stephenson developed Q factor analysis or the Q-Methodology in social science research. Stephenson worked in advertising research before joining the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in 1958, remaining on the faculty until his retirement from MU in 1974.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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