Oregon State University. Dept. of Journalism.

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Journalism courses were first offered at Oregon Agricultural College during the 1914/15 school year, and the Department of Industrial Journalism was created in 1918. The department's purpose was to train students "who wish to take positions on farm and trade journals, newspapers, and other publications, especially where writing on industrial subjects such as Agriculture, Home Economics, and Engineering is required" (1919/20 OAC Catalogue). On three occasions during the 1920s, the State Board of Higher Curricula was requested to consider restricting or eliminating industrial journalism at Oregon State. During the 1930s and 1940s, journalism at Oregon State was administered jointly with the program at the University of Oregon as part of the higher education reorganization in Oregon. In 1969, departmental majors were offered for the first time; subsequently, thirty technical minors were added. In 1992, the Journalism Department was eliminated as part of university wide budget reductions.

From the guide to the Journalism Department Photographs, 1930-1984, 1970-1984, (Oregon State University Libraries)

The Oregon Pioneers oral histories were conducted in the summer of 1975 by Oregon State University students enrolled in J 407A Seminar: An Oral/Written History of Oregon Pioneers offered by the Journalism Department. The interviews were used to prepare a publication, Pioneers, published by the Journalism Department and the Summer Term Office that included articles on pioneers, the Yaquina Bay Life Saving Station, Philomath College, the Siletz Indians, Fort Hoskins, the Willamette River, regional railroads, Eddyville, and Chautauqua events in the area.

From the description of Oregon pioneers oral history collection, 1975-1976 (bulk 1975). (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 496032959

From the guide to the Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection, 1975-1976, 1975, (Oregon State University Libraries)

Journalism courses were first offered at Oregon Agricultural College during the 1914/15 school year, and the Department of Industrial Journalism was created in 1918. The department's purpose was to train students "who wish to take positions on farm and trade journals, newspapers, and other publications, especially where writing on industrial subjects such as Agriculture, Home Economics, and Engineering is required" (1919/20 OAC Catalogue). On three occasions during the 1920s, the State Board of Higher Curricula was requested to consider restricting or eliminating industrial journalism at Oregon State.

During the 1930s and 1940s, journalism at Oregon State was administered jointly with the program at the University of Oregon as part of the higher education reorganization in Oregon. In 1969, departmental majors were offered for the first time; subsequently, thirty technical minors were added. In 1992, the Journalism Department was eliminated as part of university wide budget reductions.

Department chairs have included Frank Snow, 1928; Maynard Brown, 1929; Charles D. Byrne, 1929-1932; Fred M. Shideler, 1932-1967; Fred Zwahlen, 1967-1989; and Jon Franklin, 1989-1991.

From the guide to the Journalism Department Records, 1918-1988, (Oregon State University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Journalism Department Records, 1918-1988 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf Oregon State University. Dept. of Journalism. Oregon pioneers oral history collection, 1975-1976 (bulk 1975). Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection, 1975-1976, 1975 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf Journalism Department Photographs, 1930-1984, 1970-1984 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Blakeslee, Alton L. person
associatedWith Blakeslee, Sandra. person
associatedWith Burtner, John C. (John Cole), 1895- person
associatedWith Carlson, Judith Carol. person
associatedWith Carlson, Judith Carol. person
associatedWith De Lay, Allan J. person
associatedWith Gilfillan, F. A. 1893-1983. person
associatedWith Gilfillan, F. A. (Francois Archibald), 1893-1983 person
associatedWith Hershberger, Ed. person
associatedWith Howard, Shirley Jean, 1928- person
associatedWith McCall, Tom, 1913-1983 person
associatedWith Nokes, J. Richard. person
associatedWith Oregon Agricultural College. Dept. of Industrial Journalism. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon. Dept. of Transportation. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State College corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State College. Dept. of Journalism. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State System of Higher Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State University corporateBody
associatedWith Shideler, Fred Merle. person
associatedWith Sigma Delta Chi. Oregon State Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Starker, T. J. 1890-1983. person
associatedWith Starker, T. J. (Thurman James), 1890-1983 person
associatedWith Strand, A. L. 1894- person
associatedWith Strand, A. L. (August Leroy), 1894- person
associatedWith Zwahlen, Fred C., 1924- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Benton County (Or.)
Willamette River (Or.)
Corvallis (Or.)
Lincoln County (Or.)
Philomath (Or.)
Philomath (Or.)
Kings Valley (Or.)
Benton County (Or.)
Corvallis (Or.)
Oregon
Kings Valley (Or.)
Lincoln County (Or.)
Oregon--Benton County
Willamette River (Or.)
Subject
Prohibition
Agriculture--Oregon
American newspapers--Oregon
Journalism--Study and teaching(Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis
Corvallis
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis
Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States
Sports and Recreation
Student Life
Journalism--Study and teaching(Higher)--Oregon
Prohibition--Oregon--BentonCounty
Ferries--Oregon
Retail Trade
City and Town Life
Oral History
Agriculture
Logging
Ferries
College students--Oregon--Corvallis
Women
Sound Recordings
Pioneers--Oregon--BentonCounty
Siletz Indians
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis
Colleges and Universities
Pioneers
Journalism
Photographs
Railroads
Native Americans
Scrapbooks
Oregon
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