Established in 1987, the National Women and Media Collection held by the State Historical Society of Missouri at the University of Missouri documents the roles women have played in media fields, both as media employees and as objects of coverage, how those roles have altered over time, and how attitudes of and toward women have changed.
The NWMC includes records of women’s organizations and professional and personal papers of women journalists, editors, newspaper and magazine publishers, journalism and mass communication educators, press secretaries, and public relations personnel, as well as radio, television, and film producers and personalities.
If you are interested in contributing your papers to the collection, please see our donor page for further information.
Advertising Women of St. Louis, Missouri (1916- ), Scrapbooks and Newsletters, 1916-1976, (S0425)
9 Microfilm Rolls
Scrapbooks contain press clippings, leaflets, flyers, programs and photographs. Includes copies of the organization's newsletters, 1925-1967.
Advertising Women of St. Louis (1916- ) Records, 1916-1980, (S0372)
249 Folders, 497 Photographs
Organized with 13 original members as the Women's Advertising Club of St. Louis in 1916, the name was changed to Advertising Women of St. Louis in 1972. In the early years of the organization they introduced advertising into the curriculum of Soldan High School, sold war bonds and campaigned for "truth in advertising." The club also provided scholarships in advertising to college students.
Albers, Jo-Ann Huff, Papers, (CA6160)
20.5 linear feet
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.
Allen, Donna (1920-1999), Papers, 1920-1992, (C3795)
18.6 linear feet, 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc
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)
1 folder, 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette
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.
Anderson, Marie (1916-1996), Papers, c. 1925-1991, (C4074)
5 cubic feet
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.
Applegate, Roberta G., Papers, 1935-1987, (C3840)
2 linear feet
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 from 1964 on.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Papers, 1972-1988, (C4098)
0.4 cubic feet
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.
Baldwin, Clara (1908-2001), Papers, 1947-1993, (C3953)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of Clara Baldwin, a trade reporter and published author of poetry and children’s books. The papers consist of personal correspondence, biographical materials, published trade journal articles and poetry, and photographs.
Banaszynski, Jacqui, Papers (CA6200)
5.75 linear feet
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.
Bartimus, Tad, Papers, (CA5738)
16.6 cubic feet, 73 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes, 73 computer discs, 35 CDs, 9 DVDs, 1.3 GB of digital files
Articles, photographs, correspondence, and other writings of AP reporter, Tad Bartimus.
Beasley, Maurine, Papers, (CA6002)
17 linear feet, 33 audio cassettes, 6 video cassettes
Papers of journalism professor specializing in journalism education and women journalists. Includes book manuscripts, materials on the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, writings on journalism education and media gender bias.
Becking, Sarah Elizabeth Messer (1972-2008), Papers, (CA6292)
9.5 cubic feet, 148 computer discs
Papers of a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus and professional photographer who covered University of Missouri athletics.
Biggs, Gloria N. (1911-2001), Papers, 1947-1989, (C4077)
0.2 cubic feet
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.
Blakely, Mary Kay, Papers, (CA6145)
5 linear feet
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.
Bless, Bertha (1889-1977), Papers, 1894-1985, (C1740)
4.3 linear feet
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.
Boehringer, Marie Daerr (1913-1997), Papers, 1930-1997, (C1221)
4.0 linear feet
Diaries; correspondence; newspaper clippings; article, poem, and story manuscripts; publications; and miscellaneous papers of a Cleveland, Ohio, journalist and poet.
Brockhoff, Dorothy, Papers, (S1221)
0.25 cubic foot (15 folders, 2 volumes, 4 items)
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.
Brockman, Alice Bishop, Papers, (CA6367)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 computer disc
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism include correspondence, memoirs, photographs, and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include articles and letters from readers while working at the Galesburg Register-Mail, 1973-1974. Also included in the papers is material concerning her time covering the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) for The Maneater in 1962-1963.
Bulkeley, Christy C. (1942-2009), Papers, 1884-2009, (C4082)
8 cubic feet, 1 volume, 4 video cassettes
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.
Calloway, DeVerne (1916-1993), Papers, 1956-1983, (S0012)
80 Folders, 2 Tapes
The DeVerne Calloway papers of 1956 to 1983 primarily document her work as a legislator. The only campaign literature included with the collection is from her first campaign in 1962, although congratulatory correspondence from other campaigns are included.
Cotton, Martha, Papers, (CA5021)
0.8 linear feet
Research materials and papers of NBC News producer and journalist.
Cotton, Martha, Papers, (CA5437)
0.4 linear feet
Addition to professional papers of an NBC journalist. Includes correspondence, story files, research notes, and miscellaneous.
Cotton, Martha, Papers, (CA5480)
8.35 linear feet, 11 video cassettes
Addition to papers of an NBC News producer and journalist. Includes correspondence, research materials, and miscellaneous. "Volcano" and "Up Close and Personal" materials.
Denise DeClue Papers (CA6499)
3 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes
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 linear feet
The collection contains the records of the publication Directory of Women's Media, and includes correspondence, advertising, and issues of the directory.
Dishon, Colleen "Koky" (1924-2004), Papers, 2000-2004, (CA6396)
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.
Drell, Adrienne (1943- ), Papers, c. 1930-2006, (C4084)
10.6 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette, 1 video cassette
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.
Dukert, Betty Cole, Papers, (CA6372)
23 cubic feet
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.
Epstein, Eleni (1926-1991), Papers, 1948-1987, (C3898)
0.8 linear feet, 19 audio cassettes
Papers of Eleni Sakes Epstein, fashion and beauty editor of the Washington Star from 1943 to 1981. The papers consist of correspondence, speaking engagements, photographs, miscellaneous material about the fashion industry, Fashion in Newspapers, clippings, and audio cassette interviews with American, European, and Asian fashion designers and others.
Fitzpatrick, Mary Catherine Underhill, Papers, (CA6261)
0.4 cubic feet
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.
Foley, Ellen, Papers, (CA6454)
10 cubic feet
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.
Gardner, Mary A. (1921- ), Papers, (CA5740)
51.5 linear feet
Papers of a professor of journalism and newspaper consultant, consisting of personal and professional correspondence and subject files, teaching, research, and consulting materials, photographs, and family papers.
Gender and Mass Media, Newsletters, 1981-1993, (C4099)
0.2 linear feet
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.
Gibbons, Sheila, Papers, (CA5927)
6.75 cubic feet, 3 computer disks, 4 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes, 1 DVD
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.
Giffen, Jerena East, Papers, 1893-2008, (C4086)
2 cubic feet, 3 video cassettes
The papers of a former journalist, educator, and author of several books on women in Missouri history.
Green, Nancy L., Papers, (CA5097)
10 linear feet
The professional papers of a journalism educator contain correspondence, photographs, teaching materials, papers relating to professional organizations,and miscellaneous.
Harrigan, Jane, Papers, (CA5007)
1.5 linear feet
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.
Harris, Fran (1909-1998), Papers, 1930, 1943-1976, (C1201)
1.4 linear feet
Papers of Fran Harris, journalist, broadcaster, and president of Women In Communications, Inc. (WICI). The papers consist of correspondence, organizational records, conference materials, and photographs pertaining to Harris’s tenure as WICI vice president and president.
Hartley, Jo (1921- ), Papers, 1968-1986, (C3976)
2 linear feet, 5 audio cassettes
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.
Herstory Collection, 1956-1974, (S0820)
90 Microfilm Rolls
The Herstory collection consists of Newspapers, Journals and Newsletters relating to Women from 1956-1974.
Hessin, Cynthia, Papers, (CA4871)
0.2 linear feet, 4 audio tapes
Audio tapes and transcripts of radio reports and programs about National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977, by a Denver radio reporter.
Hickey, Margaret A. (1902-1994), Addenda, 1922-1978, (S0371)
77 Folders, 249 Photographs, 1 Videotape
Margaret A. Hickey, lawyer, journalist, business- woman, public servant, and volunteer, was active in business and government affairs from the 1930's into the 1970's. An interest in women and their economic and social problems proved the motivating force behind much of her work. As a lawyer, she became conscious of the unique legal problems facing women; as a government advisor, she studied various facets of women's role in society; and as the founder and director of a secretarial school, she helped train educated women for careers in the labor force.
Hickey, Margaret (1902-1994), Addenda, 1935-1990, (S0564)
This addenda to the Margaret Hickey Papers is a bequest, the last of Margaret Hickey's donations to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. It documents especially the last twenty years of her life from 1970 to the late 1980s when her health finally limited her activities to Tucson, Arizona, where she made her home.
Hickey, Margaret (1902- ), Addenda, 1943-1983, (S0474)
190 Folders, 2 Records
This collection documents four government appointments: the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid; the Council to the United Nations; the President's Commission on the Status of Women; and the War Manpower Commission. The most extensive information can be found on her work with the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Correspondence and news releases are the only information contained in this collection concerning the Council to the United Nations and the War Manpower Commission.
Hickey, Margaret A. (1902-1994), Papers, 1928-1975, (S0236)
258 Folders, 2 Rolls Microfilm, 488 Photographs
Margaret A. Hickey, lawyer, journalist, business woman, public servant, and volunteer, was active in business and government affairs from the 1930's into the 1970's. An interest in women and their economic and social problems proved the motivating force behind much of her work. As a lawyer, she became conscious of the unique legal problems facing women; as a government advisor, she studied various facets of women's role in society; and as the founder and director of a secretarial school, she helped train educated women for careers in the labor force.
Holste, Glenda, Papers, (CA6196)
7 linear feet, 2 audio cassettes, 3 DVDs
Professional papers of a journalist and University of Missouri graduate who worked as a columnist, editorial writer, and editor of several daily newspapers. She is a past president of the Journalism and Women's Symposium and 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.
Howell, Deborah, Papers, (C4366)
0.2 cubic feet (9 folders)
The papers of a journalist who worked for Newhouse News Service contain newsletters for employees of the organization.
International Women's Media Project, Records, 1986, (C4090)
0.4 cubic feet, 10 audio cassettes
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.
Irwin, Virginia (1908-1980), Collection, 1934-1963, (S0084)
1000+ Index Cards
The annotated index cards, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reference Library, cover articles published by or about Virginia Irwin from 1934-1963. Most of the cards document her feature articles for the "Everyday" section of the Post and range from national political conventions to the annual get-together of the hoboes of America. In 1944 she was accredited as a war correspondent to cover the European front. Her biggest newspaper coup came in April 1945 when she was one of three Americans to enter Berlin ahead of the American Military Forces and was able to send back eyewitness accounts of the siege.
Journalism and Women Symposium, Records, (CA4906)
1 linear foot
Addition of correspondence, office files, clippings, articles, and newsletters of the organization.
Journalism and Women Symposium, Records, (CA5298)
8.8 cubic feet, 57 audio cassettes, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD
Addition of records includes correspondence, newsletters, symposium records, photographs, audio cassettes, and videocassettes, 1980s-2000s.
Journalists Write On, Exhibit, 1997, (C4092)
0.2 cubic feet
Photographic exhibit of women journalists produced at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, under the supervision of Elizabeth Barnes, Director of the Journalism Program in the Communications Department. The graphics production was done by Carolyn S. Lewis, Communications Department.
Jurney, Dorothy Misener (1909- ), Papers, 1920-1992, (C3904)
2 linear feet
Professional papers of Dorothy Misener Jurney, a reporter and editor on newspapers in Indiana, Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The papers consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, speeches, photographs, slides, and miscellaneous material.
Kahn, Jane Guthman, Papers, (C4365)
0.1 cubic feet (3 folders, 10 photographs)
The papers of Jane Guthman Kahn contain material concerning Press Time, a publication of the University of Missouri Journalism Students’ Association and include issues of the publication and correspondence with nationally-known members of the journalism and advertising fields on various topics of interest to journalism students.
Kamen, Elinor Fox Papers, (K0944)
0.5 cubic feet
The papers consist of scripts of the radio program “Women in the News,” which Kamen hosted, wrote, and produced. The script pages are numbered, with edits and notations hand written on the margins. There are additional miscellaneous scripts for other radio programs that Kamen worked on, including “The Little Red Schoolhouse.” Additionally, this collection has personal and business correspondence and fan mail for the programs in which Kamen worked.
Kassell, Paula (1917-2012), Papers, 1931-2007, (C4091)
3.5 cubic feet
The papers of the director for New Directions for Women include personal and professional material, including her material concerning involvement in various feminist organizations. Included in the papers are correspondence, photographs, writings, awards, research projects, news clippings, and conference notes and speeches.
Kaufman, Susan J., Papers, (CA5539)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, newsletters, clippings, and meeting minutes which relate to the history and activities of the Women's International News Service and the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press.
Kaufman, Susan J., Papers, (CA5599)
2 linear feet
Addition to papers of journalist and educator. Includes personal and professional materials; correspondence; publications; and miscellaneous.
Kaufman, Susan J., Papers, (CA5631)
0.4 linear feet
Addition to papers of a journalism educator. Primarily materials submitted for promotion to full professor. Also includes miscellaneous correspondence and records.
Keeley, Mary Paxton (1886-1986), Papers, 1830-1983, (C0848)
7.25 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes
Papers of the first woman graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, in 1910. She was active as a journalist, teacher, playwright, poet, fiction writer, and photographer. Material includes correspondence; diaries; manuscripts for Keeley’s articles, fiction, and poetry; clippings; audio cassettes; and photographs.
Keeley, Mary Paxton (1886-1986), Papers, (CA4909)
10 linear feet
Addition to papers including correspondence, manuscripts of books, plays, poems, and short stories, and photographs.
Kees, Beverly (1941-2004), Papers, 1941-2004, (C4025)
27.75 linear feet, 2 volumes, 1 video cassette
The papers of Beverly Kees, a journalist, editor, and journalism instructor in Minneapolis, North Dakota, Indiana, and California; the first female executive editor at a Knight-Ridder newspaper; and editor and programs director for the Freedom Forum Pacific Coast Center. The collection contains both personal and professional material, including office files, clippings, editorials, correspondence, photographs, reports, resources, and handbooks.
Kleiman, Carol, Papers, (CA5733)
80.5 linear feet, 10 volumes, A/V material
Papers of associate business editor and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Contains columns and articles concerning employment and women in the workforce. Also includes other writings such as books, short stories, and poetry, and materials from speeches, and radio and television appearances.
Lewine, Frances L. (1921-2008), Memoir, n.d., (C4087)
0.1 cubic feet
The memoir contains a timeline presentation of women journalists’ fight to get equal access to news events and be allowed full membership in the formerly all-male National Press Club.
Lewis, Dorothy Roe (1904-1985), Papers, 1926-1984, (C2233)
1.2 linear feet
Papers of a feature writer for Universal News Service, women's editor for Associated Press, columnist for Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, editor of the Missouri Republican, and freelance writer. Material on ghostwriting assignments and freelance articles for newspapers and magazines.
Lichtenstein, Grace, Papers, (CA6198)
1.4 linear feet, 28 audio cassettes
Papers of a journalist and writer. The collection consists of research material, interview notes, transcripts, and tapes, books and articles Lichtenstein wrote on early women Olympians, professional women tennis players, women artists in the Southwest, and an unfinished project on women entrepreneurs.
Marzolf, Marion T., Papers, (CA5618)
13.5 linear feet
Papers of a University of Michigan journalism educator. Includes research and teaching files, manuscripts of publications and unpublished works, correspondence, and other materials. Relates primarily to women in media.
Maynard, Micheline, Lecture Collection, (CA6181)
537 MB of digital files
Audio recording and photographs of a guest lecture given by a New York Times journalist specializing in the automotive industry at the University of Missouri-Columbia on 17 November 2009.
McClendon, Sarah Newcomb (1910-2003), Papers, 1931-1992, (C2579)
3.5 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of Sarah Newcomb McClendon, White House journalist and women’s rights advocate, contain biographical information, correspondence, newspaper columns, speeches, and other miscellaneous writings, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, awards, certificates, press badges, press cards, programs, posters, federal agency reports and publications, research, and family materials.
McKay, Ann Bryan Mariano (1932-2009), Papers, c. 1892-2009, (C4009)
MICROFILM (Newspapers only)
16.25 linear feet, 26 audio cassettes, 1 16 mm film, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 computer disc
The papers of Ann Bryan Mariano McKay, a journalist and Vietnam War correspondent, consist primarily of material relating to her work on the independent newspaper, Overseas Weekly, and include newspapers, newspaper copy, photographs, correspondence, and legal materials regarding a lawsuit over distribution of the newspaper in Vietnam. Other materials in the collection document her work with Vietnamese orphanages, as well as various aspects of both her personal and professional life, including a return trip to Vietnam in 1995 with her adopted daughter.
Media Watch, Records, 1987-1993, (C4093)
0.2 cubic feet, 2 video cassettes
Newsletters and instructional guides for improving the image of women in the media.
Miller, Susan H., Papers, (CA4814)
9.6 linear feet, 4 audio cassettes, 4 film strips
Correspondence and papers of a journalist and editor.
Miller, Susan H., Papers, (CA4829)
5.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette, 1 film strip
Research notes, course notes, articles, correspondence and other papers of a journalist.
Mills, Kay (1941-2011), Papers, c. 1890-2011, (C4070)
16.25 cubic feet, 170 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes, 1 compact disc
The papers of a journalist, author, and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times include news articles, story files, books, manuscripts, research files, correspondence, personal papers, and interviews on audio cassette.
Missouri Press Women, Papers, 1940-1985, (C3967)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of the Missouri Press Women consist of award and scholarship information, bylaws, correspondence, financial and membership records, and minutes.
Missouri Women's Press Club, Treasurer's Records, 1937-1964, (C2660)
Financial records, including receipts and disbursements. Members' names given upon receipt of dues.
MOMbo, Inc., Records, (CA6169)
0.2 linear feet, A/V material
Records of a syndicated radio program about motherhood, hosted and produced by Nancy Olesen, 1990-2007. Includes audio recordings, promotional materials, program outlines, notes, clippings, correspondence, and financial reports.
National Federation of Press Women Records, (CA6205)
6.4 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 1 CD, 3 computer discs, 3 rolls of microfilm, 2 video cassettes, 4 DVDs
Addition of publications, conference materials, meeting minutes, membership rosters, and other records of an organization founded in 1937 that promotes the professional development of journalists. Includes transcripts and audio recordings of oral history interviews with past presidents. See also C3973
National Federation of Press Women, Inc., Records, 1910-, (C3973)
5 linear feet, 16 audio cassettes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The records of the National Federation of Press Women, an organization consisting of affiliated state professional associations of press women, includes correspondence of officers, annual convention materials, histories of the organization and its members, publications, and affiliate information. The federation promotes the professional development of journalists.
National Women and Media, Collection, 1965-2007, (C3025)
1.75 linear feet, 22 audio cassettes, 16 video cassettes
The National Women and Media Collection (NWMC) contains speeches, newspaper columns, advertising campaigns, articles, interviews, and audiovisual material from women in the media as well as media organizations.
National Women and Media Collection, 20th Anniversary, Records, 2007, (C4006)
1 folder, 1 video cassette, 1 compact disc, 1 digital video disc
The NWMC Records contain news articles promoting the anniversary event, photographs, a sound recording of Marj Paxson discussing the founding of the Collection, and a video recording of the lecture by Tad Bartimus and subsequent panel discussion. The panel included University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty Jacqui Banaszynski, Mary Kay Blakely, and Jan Colbert, and Southern Illinois University professor Kim Voss.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5542)
7.5 linear feet
Addition of correspondence and topical files from ca. 1987-1992.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5347)
1 folder, 27 video cassettes
Recordings of interviews, journalism conference sessions, promotional materials, and other events for use and demonstration of New Directions for News; a project of the UM School of Journalism.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5361)
0.1 linear feet
Addition of correspondence and audiovisual workshop materials. Includes some commercial materials and conference recordings.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5365)
2.5 linear feet
Addition of administrative files and correspondence, primarily materials relating to the funding of the NDN project.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5450)
0.8 linear feet
Addition of board meeting minutes and records, 1988-1993, and file relating to funding prospects, 1990-1993.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5464)
2 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, fiscal records, columns, public relations materials, exhibit documentation and miscellany.
New Directions for News, Records, (CA5556)
240.35 cubic feet, 154 video cassettes, 16 audio cassettes, 16 computer disks
Addition of project and research files; workshop materials, correspondence, surveys and miscellaneous.
New Directions for News, Research Project, Papers, 1972-1988, (C3901)
7.4 linear feet and 1 audio cassette
Papers consist of newspaper clippings, research data, reports, correspondence and miscellaneous material documenting a 1981-1983 research project that analyzed U.S. newspaper coverage of several women's issues and events of the previous decade and published its findings in a report in 1983. Virginia R. Allan 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. Material related to the MU program is in a separate collection.
New Directions for Women, Records, 1971-2000, (C4031)
MICROFILM (Newspapers only)
8 linear feet, 23 rolls of microfilm
The records of New Directions for Women contain the business records of a feminist newspaper based in New Jersey and published from 1972 to 1993. The records include correspondence, reader surveys, newspapers, indexes, and financial records, as well as material concerning publicity, fundraising, grants, advertising, circulation, and conferences hosted by the publication.
Newsom, Douglas Ann Johnson, Papers, (CA4908)
22.5 linear feet
Correspondence, files, papers, and manuscripts of books by a professor of journalism and public relations; correspondence and files of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nolen, Rose M. (1935-2015), Papers, 1873-2004, (C4227)
1 cubic foot (41 folders)
The papers of Rose Nolen contain clippings, research materials, and manuscript drafts of a Sedalia, Missouri, journalist. Topics include the Katy Depot in Sedalia, the Methodist Inner City Church in Kansas City, Black Panthers and the Black Power Movement, Bothwell Regional Medical Center, and Sedalia history.
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, Papers, (CA4832)
11.75 linear feet
Papers pertaining to the work of the organization and the papers of Kathy Bonk.
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, Papers, (CA4847)
8.75 linear feet
Correspondence, conference files, federal agency files, legislative files, subject files, notebooks, state files, newspaper clippings and other papers. Pertain largely to the Equal Rights Amendment and 1980 elections.
Noyes, Amy, Papers, (CA6311)
0.4 cubic feet
Papers of an author and journalist who worked for the News and Citizen and The Transcript, both of Morrisville, Vermont, contain reporter's notebooks, copies of award plaques, and newspapers.
Overholser, Geneva (1948- ), Papers, (CA6182)
21.25 linear feet, A/V material
Papers of a journalist who was an editor for the Des Moines Register, on the editorial board of the New York Times, ombudsman for the Washington Post, and director of the school of journalism at University of Southern California. The papers consist of her writings, administrative files, speeches, and correspondence documenting her career in newspapers and public affairs journalism.
Patterson, Joye, Papers, (CA4872)
4.6 linear feet
Correspondence and papers of a journalism professor include material on women in journalism, women's studies, and UMC Status of Women Committee.
Paxson, Marjorie B. (1923-2017), Papers, 1844-2008, (C4078)
7.25 cubic feet, 2 volumes, 27 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 2 computer discs
The papers of Marjorie B. Paxson, a journalist and newspaper publisher who established the National Women and Media Collection, include news articles, correspondence, material on national and international women’s conferences, and miscellaneous personal and professional papers.
Penney-Missouri Journalism Awards, Records, 1960-1993, (C4050)
23.4 linear feet, 20 rolls of microfilm
The records of the Penney-Missouri Journalism Awards consist of administrative material concerning the program’s newspaper, magazine, and television competitions and workshops. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, and photographs.
Peters, Charlotte, Papers, 1930-1977, (S0679)
1412 Folders, 2 Tapes, 16 Videotapes, 630 Photographs
The Charlotte Peters Papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, sheet music, audiotapes, videotapes, and photographs. Together they chronicle Charlotte Peters' television career from 1947-1970.
Porter, Sylvia F. (1913-1991), Papers, 1939-1991 (C3977)
16 linear feet, 3 video cassettes, 6 audio cassettes
The papers of Sylvia Porter, a personal finance columnist who wrote for the New York Post and New York Daily News, consist of her columns, books, speeches, and other writings. Correspondence and publicity clippings concerning the Sylvia Porter Organization and her involvement in President Ford’s efforts to curb inflation in the 1970s are also included.
Radio Homemakers, Oral History Project, Records, 1992, (C4080)
The records of Radio Homemakers contain transcripts of interviews with women who worked as radio homemakers from the 1940s through 1980s. Radio homemakers broadcast on rural, Midwestern radio stations and offered information and advice on domestic affairs such as cooking, sewing, and child rearing. Also includes paper presented to 1992 Popular Culture Convention based on interviews.
Rice, Patricia (1949- ), Papers, 1973 - 1986, (S0722)
This collection contains resource materials collected by Ms. Rice while covering women in politics for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Some of the material was used in a book titled In the Running by Ruth Mandel. The book was initially published by Ticknor and Fields in 1981.
Richards, Carol R. (1944- ), Papers, 1967-1985, (C4073)
7 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes
The papers of journalist Carol R. Richards consist of articles, books, clippings, correspondence, handwritten notebooks, audio cassettes, and miscellaneous research materials on a variety of topics such as education, Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, and women’s issues.
Scarberry, Alma Sioux (1899-1990), Papers, 1899-1990, (C3913)
3 linear feet, 41 audio cassettes, 14 records
The papers of Alma Sioux Scarberry, a reporter, novelist, script writer, publicist, and entertainer, include correspondence, clippings, photographs, newspapers serials, books, manuscripts, sheet music, audio tapes, and records documenting her career and personal life.
Schlafly, Phyllis (1924- ), Collection, 1972-1982, (S0224)
5 Folders, 1 Microfilm Roll
The collection includes newsletters, brochures, flyers, newsclippings and anti-ERA material. Also a copy of Schlafly's book A Choice Not An Echo. Copies of the Phyllis Schlafly Report have been microfilmed.
Searing, Laura Redden (1839-1923), Papers, 1846-1963, (C2290)
4 linear feet
The papers of Laura Redden Searing, a poet and author whose works appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and Searing’s writings. Also included are correspondence, publicity clippings, and photographs of Searing’s daughter, Elsa Searing McGinn.
Short, Beth Campbell (1908-1988), Papers, 1927-1968, (C3994)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of Beth Campbell Short, a journalist from Oklahoma who primarily worked in Washington, D.C. covering Eleanor Roosevelt for the Associated Press, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, reports, and photographs.
Slavin, Alberta (1930- 2008), Papers, 1965-1978, (S0392)
227 Folders, 3 Audio Tapes, 10 Microfilm Rolls
Alberta Slavin's papers of 1965-1978 document her involvement with the Clayton School District, the Clayton sales tax controversy and other personal campaigns; the founding of Save Our Symphony; the work of Housewives Elect Lower Prices, the Utility Consumers Council of Missouri, and the National Consumers Congress; the 1976 Lieutenant Governor campaign and Slavin's term on the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Smith, Rose Dorf (1901-1982), Diaries, 1926-1982, (CA6477)
0.6 cubic feet
Diaries of a journalist who worked for several Cuba, Missouri, newspapers in a variety of roles, including as a reporter, circulation manager, and assistant editor. Several diaries are missing, including a large gap from 1946-1963. Two diaries only have transcriptions.
Stauber, Ruby Rose, Papers, (SP0015)
13.5 cubic feet (452 folders, 2 oversize)
The papers of Rose Stauber contain the personal papers of Ruby Rose Stauber. They include correspondence, genealogical research, family photographs, and material related to Rose’s 31 years of service in the Women’s Army Corp.
Stauber, Ruby Rose, Photographs, (SP0014)
5 cubic feet (272 folders)
The photographs of Ruby “Rose” Stauber depict life in the Woman’s Army Corps from 1959-1978. Of particular interest are the photographs of women in basic training at places like Fort Leonard Wood and Fort McClellan. Rose’s photographs also chronicle the change of command at Fort McClellan, Alabama, as her collection contains images of the various commanders who served there. Also documented are the places and people she encountered in her world travels throughout her military career.
Stephenson, Malvina (1911-1996), Papers, 1863-1996, (C4038)
8.75 linear feet, 1 audio disc, 2 video cassettes
The papers of Malvina Stephenson contain the professional papers of a journalist who spent most of her career covering politics in Washington, D.C. The collection includes story and subject files, scrapbooks of articles and columns, research for a biography on Senator Robert S. Kerr, scripts for radio news reports, and other personal and professional material.
Taylor, Irene S. (1902-1989), Papers, 1891-1986, (C1220)
1.4 linear feet
The papers of Irene S. Taylor, a journalist from St. Joseph, Missouri, who worked for several news organizations in Paris, France, in the 1930s, consist of correspondence, photographs, and articles, and records from her service in the U.S. Army in the 1940s and 1950s.
Tokyo Symposium on Women, Papers, 1988, (C4088)
0.4 cubic feet
Papers presented at symposium on women and media, intra-family communication, women and networking, and women, work, and technology.
Upton, Lucile Morris (1898-1992), Papers, 1855-1986, (C3869)
1 linear foot; 9 linear feet and 71 volumes on 25 rolls of microfilm; 1 video cassette
The personal and professional papers of a Springfield, Missouri, journalist and writer consisting of newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs and scrapbooks. The papers are especially strong in the history of Springfield and the Ozarks region, and in Ozark folklore.
Wade, Betsy, Papers, (CA6162)
2.4 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 7 computer discs
Betsy Wade wrote a travel column for The New York Times, was head of the Times foreign copy desk during the Vietnam War, and an editor of the Pentagon Papers. The collection largely concerns the Journalism and Women Symposium. Correspondence, newsletters, and audio cassettes are also included.
Washington Press Club Foundation, Women in Journalism Oral History Project, Records, 1987-1993, (C3958)
4.4 linear feet
Records of the Washington Press Club Foundation, Women in Journalism Oral History Project. Includes transcripts of interviews with fifty-three women journalists whose careers span from the 1920s to the present.
Weyermann, Debra (1954-2013), Papers, (CA6399)
5 cubic feet, 20 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and investigative reporter who worked for the Arizona Daily Star, Denver Post, and Santa Barbara News-Press. The papers include research for Weyermann's books The Gang They Couldn't Catch and Answer Them Nothing, as well as news articles, interviews on audiocassettes, and miscellaneous professional material.
Williams, Sara Lockwood (1891-1961), Papers, 1885-1961 (C2533)
27.25 linear feet
The papers of Sara Lockwood Williams and Walter Williams; material on their journalistic careers; and information on the founding of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Walter Williams’ presidency of the University, 1931-1935.
Wilson, Jean Gaddy, Papers, 1968-2008, (C3884)
29 cubic feet, 288 audio cassettes, 5 video cassettes, 3 audio tapes
Papers of a journalism educator and author, primarily dealing with research on women and minorities in media. Contains Wilson's work on, "Taking Stock: Women in the News Media 20 Years Before the 21st Century," including taped interviews and transcripts of media professionals and extensive research data. Also includes correspondence, speeches, publications, teaching and conference materials, and papers pertaining to her early career in journalism, media, and public relations.
Wilson, Theo R. (1917 1997), Papers, 1914 1997, (C3972)
9 linear feet, 2 linear feet on 4 rolls of microfilm, 1 video cassette, 1 audio cassette, and 1 audio tape
The papers of Theo Wilson, trial reporter for the New York Daily News, consist of Wilson’s newspaper articles, trial notes, awards, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous items spanning her 60-year career as a reporter and writer.
Winfield, Betty, Papers, (CA6336)
4 cubic feet
The papers of a journalism historian and former University of Missouri journalism professor include research material and notes on Franklin Roosevelt and music censorship.
Women as Change Agents, Oral History Collection, 2015-, (SA1207)
Due to the successful participation and interest in the International Women's Forum-St. Louis (IWF) Oral History Collection a new collection of interviews called Women as Change Agents began in 2014 and is an on-going project developed by the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis in collaboration with Dr. Blanche M. Touhill. Where the IWF-St. Louis Collection left off the Women as Change Agents Oral History Collection began and features women outside of the forum who are viewed as leaders and agents of change in their professional and personal lives within the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. These notable women contain valuable experiences in leadership in numerous vocations including civil engineering, law, economics, education, medicine, community organizing and non-profit creators during times of great political drama and a changing social landscape.
Women In Communications, (SA1017)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Women in Communications, Inc., Records, (CA4901)
2.9 linear feet
Correspondence, press releases, awards, and office files of organization and its predecessor, Theta Sigma Phi, national honorary professional organization for women in communications.
Women in Communications, Inc., St. Louis, Chapter, Addenda, 1926-1983, (S0699)
68 folders, 33 photographs
The Women of Communications, Inc. Records contains information concerning WICI. The information includes by-laws, board meetings, annual conference information, committee information, workshop information, newsletters, news clippings, brochures, and correspondence.
Women In Communications, Inc., St. Louis Chapter (1923- ), Records, 1948-1979, (S0009)
66 Folders, 9 Scrapbooks
Theta Sigma Phi was a national fraternity for women in journalism founded in 1909. The St. Louis Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi was organized in 1923. Besides providing a professional network for women journalists, Theta Sigma Phi was also involved in civic and professional activities. Thetas conducted publicity workshops, cosponsored the junior journalist contest with Sigma Delta Chi (the men's national fraternity for journalists), and published "Grand Views" for Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis as part of the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project. They donated books each Christmas to children's homes in the metropolitan area, and they taught writing-to -sell classes at University High School. In the 1970's the workshops and seminars focused on other media besides journalism and emphasized management and leadership training.
Women in Communications, Inc., Student Chapter, Records, 1957-1987, (C4094)
0.6 cubic feet
Correspondence and files of student chapter of Women in Communications and its predecessor, Theta Sigma Phi, national honorary professional organization for women in journalism.
Women, Men and Media Conference, Records, 1980-2000, (C4096)
0.8 cubic feet, 22 audio cassettes, 12 video cassettes
The records of an organization which focused on projects monitoring the advancement of women in media and the portrayal of women by the media.
Women's eNews, Records, (CA6136)
0.2 linear feet, 11 DVDs, 10 video cassettes, 1 video tape
Notes and charts from the conception meeting of the Women's eNews Board. Also includes materials pertaining to the 21st Century Annual Gala.
Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, Records, (CA6331)
0.8 cubic feet
The records of an organization working for media democracy and media justice include newsletters, campaign and political buttons, and a dissertation on the institute's founder, Dr. Donna Allen. See also C3795, Allen, Donna (1920-1999), Papers, 1920-1992.
Wood, Carol A., Papers, (CA6327)
1 cubic foot
The papers of a managing editor at The Anchorage Times largely contain correspondence and miscellaneous professional material, 1980s. Wood joined the Times in 1972, and the newspaper ceased publication in 1992.
Woods, Harriett F. (1927- ), Papers, 1964-1980, (S0051)
The Harriett F. Woods Papers, document her first term as Missouri Senator (1977-1980), her State Senatorial Campaign (1976), and writings from her career as a journalist and film producer. There is almost no information on her career as a member of the University City Council. The bulk of the material is correspondence relating to legislative issues between 1977 - 1980.
Woods, Harriett (1927-2007), Papers, (SL0051 & SL0490)
Missouri state senator, journalist, television producer and civic leader. Papers (1964-1983) include published articles, television documentary scripts, correspondence, and political and legislative materials.