National Women and Media Collection

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Beatrice Adams Papers, 1937-1975 (S0373)
0.15 cubic foot, 6 folders, 2 photographs, 1 scrapbook

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The papers of Beatrice Adams contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, writing samples, and biographical data relating to Adams's career as an advertising executive at Gardner Advertising and her role as an officer of the Advertising Women of St. Louis.

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Advertising Women of St. Louis Records, 1916-1980 (S0372)
11 cubic feet, 249 folders, 497 photographs, 6 microfilm rolls

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The Advertising Women of St. Louis Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, annual reports, flyers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, pertaining to the group’s mission to support women advertising executives in the St. Louis area. Materials of interest include files on the group’s Gridiron dinner and show, which the Advertising Women of St. Louis hosted to benefit St. Louis area charities, including the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital. The collection is divided into five series: General Files; Gridiron Dinner; Photographs; Oversize; and Scrapbooks and Newspapers. The materials in this collection date from 1916 to 1980.

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Jo-Ann Huff Albers Papers, 1977-2007 (CA6160)
17 cubic feet

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Professional papers of the journalist and director of the Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. Includes correspondence, photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, class evaluations, journalism education materials, newsletters, and material on first amendment issues (flag burning, freedom of speech, freedom of information), and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet (916 folders), 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc

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The papers of the director of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women include professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management.  The papers also document Allen’s involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.

American Women in Radio and Television, Inc., Stop Sexual Harassment Campaign Records, 1992 (C4097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette, 1 DVD

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A public service campaign launched in 1992 by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Marie Anderson Papers, c. 1925-1991 (C4074)
5 cubic feet (152 folders)

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The papers of Marie Anderson contain material concerning her work at the Miami Herald, as well as correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous writings, clippings, and other personal and professional material.

Roberta G. Applegate Papers, 1935-1987 (C3840)
2.0 cubic feet (77 folders), 3 oversize items

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The papers of Roberta Applegate consist of awards, correspondence, miscellaneous material, newspaper clippings, and speeches. Applegate was a student at Michigan State University and reporter for the Associated Press of Michigan from 1935 through 1946, first female press secretary to the governor of Michigan from 1946 through 1949, reporter and editor for the Miami Herald from 1950 to 1964, and Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University in Manhattan beginning in 1964.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Papers, 1972-1988 (C4098)
0.4 cubic feet (32 folders)

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The papers of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) consist of a list of elected and appointed standing committees from 1972-1988, abstracts, and papers presented at various conferences and conventions, arranged chronologically.

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Clara Baldwin Papers, 1947-1993 (C3953)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The papers of Clara Baldwin, a trade reporter and published author of poetry and children’s books, consist of personal correspondence, biographical materials, published trade journal articles and poetry, and photographs.

Betsy Balsley Collection, 1865-2009 (SP0062)
6 cubic feet (51 folders)

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The Betsy Balsley Collection contains the personal and professional papers of Joplin, Missouri, native and Los Angeles Times Food Editor, Betsy Barr Balsley. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, and various publications such as magazines and cookbooks.

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Jacqui Banaszynski Papers, 1974-2000 (CA6200)
5 cubic feet

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Papers of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and journalism educator who worked for several Midwest and Pacific Northwest newspapers. Includes articles, research materials, interview notes, correspondence, and datebooks.

Tad Bartimus Papers, 1942-2020 (CA5738)
17.1 cubic feet, 123 audio cassettes, 16 video cassettes, 73 computer discs, 31 CDs, 10 DVDs, 473.05 GB of digital files, 26 oversize items

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Articles, photographs, correspondence, and other writings of AP reporter Tad Bartimus. Also includes some personal material.

Tad Bartimus Interview Tapes, no date (CA6024)
2 audio cassettes, 3 CDs

Audio of a profile interview done with journalist Tad Bartimus for a class project.

Maurine Beasley Papers, 1917-2020 (CA6002)
26 cubic feet, 57 audio cassettes, 10 video cassettes, 5 DVDs, 8 computer disks, 4.14 GB of digital files, 4 oversize items

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The papers of a journalism professor specializing in journalism education and women journalists include book manuscripts and research material; materials on the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; writings on journalism education and media gender bias; and miscellaneous professional material.

Sarah Elizabeth Messer Becking Photograph Collection, 1993-2003 (CA6292)
9.5 cubic feet, 148 computer discs

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Papers of a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus and professional photographer who covered University of Missouri athletics.

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Gloria N. Biggs Papers, 1947-1989 (C4077)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The papers of Gloria N. Biggs, a journalist, editor, and the first woman publisher of a Gannett newspaper, the Melbourne Times in Florida in 1973, contain correspondence and clippings pertaining to her career.

Mary Kay Blakely Papers, 1970s-1990s (CA6145)
5 cubic feet

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Personal papers of the author, journalist, and professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Includes correspondence, research materials, published magazine and newspaper articles.

Bertha Bless Papers, 1894-1985 (C1740)
4.3 cubic feet (273 folders)

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The papers of Bertha Bless consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, convention materials, and other miscellaneous materials related to her participation in various press organizations, including the Missouri Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Bless, along with her husband, B.J. Bless, Jr., published the Weston Chronicle, Weston, Missouri.

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Marie Daerr Boehringer Papers, 1930-1997 (C1221)
4.0 cubic feet (126 folders)

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Diaries; correspondence; newspaper clippings; article; poem and story manuscripts; publications; and miscellaneous papers of a Cleveland, Ohio, journalist and poet.

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Dorothy Brockhoff Papers, 1901-1998 (S1221)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Dorothy Brockhoff Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, and photographs, pertaining to Brockhoff’s career in journalism and public relations in the St. Louis area from 1948 to the 1990s. Known affectionately among her colleagues as “Scoop” for her enterprising reporting, Brockhoff wrote for a variety of publications, including the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the Washington University Magazine, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brockhoff’s articles for the Washington University Magazine garnered national attention, resulting in the National Women’s Press Association awarding her first prize for best interview story in 1974. Other materials of interest include speeches Brockhoff ghostwrote for Monsanto Chemical Company executives, as well as photographs of Brockhoff and her relatives. The papers date from 1901 to 1996.  

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Alice Bishop Brockman Papers, 1962-2010 (C4402)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. The collection includes some correspondence and newspaper articles written by Brockman from the Maneater and the Galesburg-Register Democrat. Brockman also included two short, typed memoirs about her career.

Elizabeth "Betsey" Bruce Papers, 1975-2014 (S1224)
15 cubic feet

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The Elizabeth "Betsey" Bruce papers contain television scripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and reports, documenting her 46-year career as a television broadcaster at KMOV-TV and KTVI-TV, in St. Louis, Missouri. Subjects of interest include Bruce's reporting on school desegregation in St. Louis; Missouri Governor’s races, including the death of Governor Mel Carnahan in 2000; the St. Louis County Special School District; and prominent women in Missouri politics, including State Senator Harriet Woods. The papers date from 1971 to 2016.

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Christy C. Bulkeley Papers, 1884-2009 (C4082)
8.1 cubic feet (214 folders), 1 oversize volume, 4 video cassettes

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The papers of Christy C. Bulkeley, one of the first women publishers for a Gannett newspaper, contain correspondence, news clippings, speeches, writings, subject files, photographs, and a variety of miscellaneous professional and personal material.

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Avis Dungan Carlson Daybooks, 1923-1943 (S0419)
1 roll microfilm

This collection contains the daybooks of Avis Carlson, writer, covering her daily life from 1923-1943. The daybooks begin in 1923 when she lived in Illinois and end in 1943 when her husband, Harry Carlson, was being transferred around the country in the United States Armed services. Carlson commented on her personal and daily routine but often referred to wider topics such as the Depression, the Dust Bowl in Kansas, international affairs, politics, the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and the YWCA.

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Edna Carroll Papers, 1932-1969 (S0807)
0.25 cubic foot, 5 folders

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The Edna Carroll papers include schoolwork and news clippings from her time at Webster College in the 1930s. Also included in the collection are issues of Transit News, a newspaper she worked for in the 1940s.

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Communications Consortium Media Center Records, 1980s-1990s (CA5661)
7.5 cubic feet

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Materials, compiled, collected, and distributed which relate to women's news issues. Topics include abortion, human reproduction, media, politics, and others.

Patricia Corrigan Papers, 1965-2009 (S0867)
5 cubic feet

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The papers of Patricia Corrigan consist of scrapbooks containing newspaper articles Corrigan wrote as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1982-2002). Also included in the collection are books Corrigan wrote on St. Louis's culture and history, including Eating St. Louis: The Gateway City's Unique Food Culture and Wild Things: Untold Tales from the First Century of the St. Louis Zoo.

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Martha Cotton Papers, 1980s-2000s (CA5480)
9.55 cubic feet, 11 video cassettes

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The papers of an NBC News producer and journalist include correspondence, research materials, story files, and miscellaneous material. Includes "Volcano" and "Up Close and Personal" materials.

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Denise DeClue Papers, 1960s-2000s (CA6499)
3 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes

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The papers of a journalist, playwright, and movie and television screenwriter who graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism include news articles, scripts, contracts, lawsuit material, and audiovisual material.

Directory of Women's Media Records, 1975-1990 (C4066)
2.0 cubic feet (39 folders)

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The collection contains the records of the publication Directory of Women's Media, and includes correspondence, advertising, and issues of the directory.

Colleen "Koky" Dishon Papers, 2000-2004 (CA6396)
1 folder

Draft of "Stop Ignoring Readers: A Workbook for Editors in Search of Creatively Correct Newspaper Sections" by Koky Dishon and Tony Sutton and obituaries for Koky Dishon.

Adrienne Drell Papers, c. 1930-2006 (C4084)
10.6 cubic feet (269 folders), 1 audio cassette, 1 video cassette

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The papers of Adrienne Drell contain articles, drafts, subject files, correspondence, and miscellaneous professional and personal papers of a journalist who worked for the Waukegan News-Sun and the Chicago Sun-Times, largely covering court cases. Included in the papers is material relating to cases she covered, including the Rev. L.R. Davis, Operation Greylord, and Baby Richard.

Betty Cole Dukert Papers, 1951-2014 (CA6372)
23 cubic feet, 4 oversize items

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Papers of a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate who spent much of her career working for NBC's Meet the Press from 1956-1998. She held several positions at Meet the Press and retired from the show as executive producer.

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Eleni Epstein Papers, 1948-1987 (C3898)
0.8 cubic feet (36 folders), 19 audio cassettes

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The papers of Eleni Sakes Epstein, fashion and beauty editor of the Washington Star from 1943-1981, consist of correspondence, speaking engagements, photographs, miscellaneous material pertaining to the fashion industry, Fashion in Newspapers, clippings, and audio cassette interviews with American, European, and Asian fashion designers and others.

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Mary Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick Papers, 1997-2010 (CA6261)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers of a journalist who reported eyewitness dispatches of the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Includes her memoir, “9/11 Remembered: A Personal Account;” hand-written reporter’s notes; copies of her published stories; photographs; correspondence; awards she received from the Milwaukee Press Club for the coverage; and other items.

Ellen Foley Papers, 1966-2011 (CA6454)
10 cubic feet

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The papers of a journalist who worked for several newspapers, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Daily News, and Wisconsin State Journal, includes articles, correspondence, school papers, and miscellaneous professional material. Foley also founded the Violence Against Women Coalition (VAWC) after the death of her sister, Mary Foley, in 1988. The collection contains records of the organization.

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Mary A. Gardner Papers, 1940s-1990s (CA5740)
41 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape, 2 films, 2 video cassettes

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Papers of a professor of journalism and newspaper consultant, consisting of personal and professional correspondence and subject files, research and consulting material, photographs, and family papers.

Betty Valle Gegg Papers, 1966-2015 (CG0046)
0.01 cubic feet

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The Betty Valle Gegg Papers contains original and photocopied newspaper clippings of articles written by her in the Ste. Genevieve Herald from 1966 to 2015.

Gender and Mass Media Newsletters, 1981-1993 (C4099)
0.2 cubic feet

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International newsletter published in Sweden to exchange information about research and activities concerned with sex roles in mass media. Formerly titled Sex Roles Within Massmedia.

Sheila Gibbons Papers, 1964-2022 (CA5927)
6.9 cubic feet, 3 computer disks, 10 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes, 1 DVD

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Newsletters, newspaper clippings, columns, journal articles, conferences proceedings, and research papers concerning women and the media. Issues covered include marketing, women in film, news coverage of women, pornography, and women journalists.

Jerena East Giffen Papers, 1893-2008 (C4086)
2.0 cubic feet (72 folders), 3 video cassettes

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The papers of a former journalist, educator, and author of several books on women in Missouri history.

Nancy L. Green Papers, 1970s-1990s (CA5097)
8 cubic feet

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The professional papers of a journalism educator contain correspondence, photographs, teaching materials, papers relating to professional organizations, and miscellaneous.

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Jane Harrigan Papers, 1980s (CA5007)
1.2 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes

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Manuscript, research materials, photographs, and other materials relating to her book Read All About It, an account of a day at the Boston Globe. Includes a copy of the book.

Fran Harris Papers, 1930-1976 (C1201)
1.4 cubic feet (64 folders)

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The papers of Fran Harris, a journalist, broadcaster, and president of Women in Communica­tions, Inc. (WICI), consist of correspondence, organizational records, conference materials, and photographs pertaining to Harris’s tenure as WICI vice president and president.

Jo Hartley Papers, 1968-1986 (C3976)
2.0 cubic feet (140 folders), 5 audio cassettes

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The papers of the editor of COMMENT, a publication that disseminated information on research about women, include correspondence, issues of COMMENT, grant applications and reports, and notes from conferences Hartley attended.

Cynthia Hessin Papers, 1977 (C4473)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 4 audio tapes

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Recordings and transcripts of speeches from the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston as well as a program produced by Cynthia Hessin covering the events and her reports back to KHOW-AM Denver.

Glenda Holste Papers, 1968-2022 (CA6196)
7.0 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 3 DVDs, 2 oversize items

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The professional papers of a journalist and University of Missouri graduate who worked as a columnist, editorial writer, and editor of several daily newspapers; past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium; and a public affairs specialist for Education Minnesota, the state’s educators’ union. The collection consists of subject files from her work at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, materials from her JAWS presidency, and miscellaneous personal and professional material.

Deborah Howell Papers, 1991-2001 (C4366)
0.2 cubic feet (9 folders)

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The papers of a journalist who worked for Newhouse News Service contain newsletters for employees of the organization.

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International Women's Media Project Records, 1986 (C4090)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders), 10 audio cassettes

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Proposals, schedules, reports, correspondence, questionnaires, articles, and notes of the United States Conference of the International Women's Media Project, held in Washington, D.C., November 12-15, 1986.