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Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture Serials collection

 Collection 0185-MMC
The Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture Serials collection contains fan magazines, academic journals, industry trade magazines, yearbooks, and bound press releases documenting radio, television, advertising, journalism, film, and humor from the early 1900's to the present.

Dates

  • 1910-2012
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

1557.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains fan magazines, academic journals, industry trade magazines, yearbooks, and bound press releases documenting the radio, television, advertising, journalism, film, and humor from the early 1900's to the present.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series.
Series 1
Serials

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Broadcast Pioneers Library (BPL) transferred the majority of the materials in this collection to the University of Maryland Libraries by in 1994. The National Association of Broadcasters donated several others serials in 1999. Individual donors have also contributed several titles to the collection of serials on a continual basis.

Bibliography

  • Brown, Michael, "Fan Magazines" in Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher H. Sterling, New York, NY: Fitzroy Dearborn (2004), pp. 567-570.
  • Brown, Michael, "Radio Magazines and the Development of Broadcasting: Radio Broadcast and Radio News, 1922-1930," Journal of Radio Studies 5, no. 1 (1998).
  • Slide, Anthony, ed., International Film, Radio, and Television Journals, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.
  • Sova, Harry W. and Patricia L. Sova. Communications Serials. Virginia Beach, VA: SovaComm, Inc.
  • Sterling, Christopher H., "Trade Press: Reporting Radio's Business" in Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher H. Sterling, New York, NY: Fitzroy Dearborn (2004), pp. . 1410-1413.
  • Sterling, Christopher H., and George Shiers, "Serial Publications," in History of Telecommunications Technology: An Annotated Bibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press (2000), pp. 15-32

Processing Information

The serials in this collection have been arranged alphabetically. Bound and fragile serials have been shelved, and unbound serials placed in magazine boxes. Oversized materials have been separated and stored flat.

This collection continually receives additions, and new titles are added to the shelves as they are received from donors. Researchers should consult the title list that accompanies this finding aid for a complete and current list of serials in the collection.
Title
Guide to the Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture Serials collection
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Michael Henry and Ashley S. Behringer.
Date
2012-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212