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Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Records, 1913-2003

Type: institutional

Link Tags Finding Aid Online
site journalism-school,journalism-education,institution,professional-association,journalism Yes No
Restricted Archive Name Archive Website Sponsor
No Mass Communications History Collections site Wisconsin Historical Society

Compiled records of an organization concerned with improvement of journalism education in the United States. Established in 1951 as a result of efforts by the American Association of Schools and Departments of Journalism and the American Society of Journalism School Administrators, the AEJ succeeded the American Association of Teachers of Journalism, which dated to 1912. Although some papers relate to all four organizations, convention records for the AATJ, the AASDJ, and the AEJ predominate. Included are correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, and 13 tape recordings related to conventions, 1912-1976. Ten boxes of correspondence concern three AEJ groups and 25 individual members of the AATJ, the AASDJ, and the AEJ. Newsletters, reports, minutes, pamphlets, surveys, directories, and lists of officers and members of all four groups constitute another five boxes. There is also a file of correspondence and related material which deals with the University of Illinois School of Journalism and its relationship with the AASDJ, the AATJ, and AEJ. Oral history interviews with 18 prominent AEJ members supplement the paper files.

Archive: Mass Communications History Collections

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