|Administrative History: In 1910, the first courses in journalism at
Marquette University were offered by the Rev. John E. Copus, S.J., in the School of Economics. In 1915,
the College of Journalism became an independent unit of the University, and became publisher of The
Hilltop, The Marquette Tribune, and The Marquette Journal (see UNIV D-6, Series 2). In 1917, the
course of studies in the college was expanded to a four-year program and included cultural as well as
journalistic branches of learning.
Both the College of Speech and the College of Journalism were physically relocated in 1975 in the remodeled and renovated Johnston Hall. Here they shared in the facilities common to both academic disciplines. In sharing the facilities and through curriculum studies, the faculties of both colleges found a mutual concern for the growth and place of communication studies.
Consequently, in 1985 a Division of Communication and Performing Arts was created to establish a common year of studies for all entering freshmen in the two colleges. In the fall of 1988, the Division of Communication and Performing Arts and the two colleges were merged into the College of Communication, Journalism and Performing Arts with six departments. In 1994, the name of the college was changed to simply the College of Communication (see UNIV C-19).
Deans of the College of Journalism:
Sharon M. Murphy, 1984-1988
James F. Scotton, 1978-1984
Warren G. Bovee (Acting), 1977-1978
George E. Reedy, 1972-1977
Warren G. Bovee (Acting), 1971-1972
Clifford L. Helbert, 1965-1971
Donald M. McDonald, 1962-1965
Jeremiah L. O'Sullivan, 1928-1962
Rev. John Danihy, S.J., 1915-1928
Arrangement: This record group is arranged into six main series.
|Series 1||Administrative Subject Files, 1910-1993|
|Series 1.1||Administrative Subject Files, 1939-1992 (Restricted: Inventory in Archives)|
|Series 2||Faculty Files, 1952-1974|
|Series 2-ALL||Alfred L. Lorenz Papers, 1972-1979|
|Series 2-WGB||Warren G. Bovee Papers, 1940-1998|
|Series 2-DH||David R. Host Papers, 1942-1977|
|Series 2-EHH||Earl H. Huth Scrapbooks, ca. 1930s-1940s|
|Series 2-AR||Albion Ross Papers, 1964-1974|
|Series 2-LGS||Lucas G. Staudacher Papers, 1951-1985|
|Series 2.1||Faculty/Staff Files, 1910-1989 (Restricted: Inventory in Archives)|
|Series 3||Student Files, 1929-1975|
|Series 4||Journalism Associations, 1910-1983|
|Series 5||Research and Studies, 1949-1980|
|Series 6||Alumni, 1910-1983|