Guide to the Washington State University Communications School Records 1965-1996
Archives 393

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Washington State University. Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Washington State University Communications School Records
Archives 393
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Linear feet of shelf space, 1 Box
Collection materials are in English.
Records and interdepartmental communications from Washington State University’s Communications program from 1965 to 1996.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]

Washington State University Communications School Records, 1965-1996

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Washington State University's Department of Communications was formed in 1964 by the merging of the Journalism Department with the broadcasting courses offered by the Speech Department. It became the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications in 1990.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of reports and documents used in planning and evaluation of the Communications program between 1976 and 1996. It also includes minutes of faculty meetings and departmental newsletters, dating from 1965 to 1991.

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The collection is broken into two series, each arranged chronologically. First is administrative records and reports, and second is departmental newsletters and minutes of faculty / staff meetings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2019

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

These materials were donated by Thomas Heuterman of Washington State University’s Communications program to the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in 1996. They were retained, with other papers from Heuterman, as MS96-24.

Processing Information

In 2005, these departmental papers were separated out of Thomas Heuterman’s personal papers, and redesignated as UA2005-12. They were processed in June 2019 by University Archivist Mark O’English.

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Related Materials

Related Material

WSU MASC holds three earlier series of Speech Department Records, as well as some files from other Communications projects. Please see the MASC’s alphabetical list of University Archives, under both the above names, to locate those.

Separated Material

These materials were separated out of Cage 701, Thomas Heuterman Papers, 1867-1996.

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University. Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. -- Records.


  • Communication -- Research.
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Departments -- Communication -- Records.
  • Washington (State)
  • Colleges and Universities

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Detailed Description of Collection

box folder

Faculty list 1976 

1 1

Planning document 1984 

1 2

Course demands and student turnaways 1986 

1 3

Curricula and Equipment Support for Broadcast News Majors 1987 

1 4

Murrow Endowment Fund 1989 

1 5

Murrow Hall and Addition, plans and remodels 1990, 1994-1995 

1 6

Faculty and staff retreat. Includes several earlier reports 1993 

1 7

Proposed Korean-American Intercultural Instruction and Research Program 1996 

1 8

Questionnaire – Student Evaluation of Instruction undated 

1 9

Faculty meeting minutes 1965-1967 

1 10

Faculty meeting minutes 1968-1969 

1 11

Faculty meeting minutes 1970-1971 

1 12

Student newsletter - Comletter 1970-1976 

1 13

Faculty, staff, and student newsletter 1991 

1 14