7.4 cubic feet (485 folders), 1 audio cassette
Papers consist of newspaper clippings, research data, reports, and correspondence documenting a research project that analyzed U.S. newspaper coverage of several women's issues and events of the 1970s and published its findings in a 1983 report. Virginia R. Allen was director, Catherine East was issues specialist, and Dorothy Misener Jurney was media specialist on the project. The project led to the establishment of an independent newspaper think tank and research organization of the same name at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
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