Guide to Sources in American Journalism History (Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications) by Lucy Shelton Caswell
eBook Title: Guide to Sources in American Journalism History (Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications)
Publisher: Greenwood (August 23, 1989)
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This is an important book not only because it describes archival and manuscript collections in 40 states, but because it is also the first of its kind devoted exclusively to journalism history. Entries are further subdivided by institution and special collection, and include address, hours, and services. This source also contains seven authoritative essays on historical writing, research, databases, bibliographies, oral history, etc. . . . Caswell has identified in painstaking detail a large number of collections and finally made them accessible to educators, historians, graduate students, and communications librarians. Highly recommended. Library Journal
The history of journalism is generally regarded as one of the least developed and most widely overlooked areas of mass communications scholarship and teaching. This comprehensive volume, undertaken under the aegis of the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA), was developed to meet the needs for definitive information and resources in this area. It is the only work available which focuses specifically on manuscript sources relating to journalism history.
The guide includes essays by authorities in the areas of historiography, bibliographic sources, databases relating to journalism history, U.S. Newspaper Program, and oral history. Historical sources documenting the news function of print and electronic media in the U.S. are listed along with specific information about collections in archival and manuscript repositories in 40 states. An extensive name index to special collections enables the researcher to link related materials held by different institutions.