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Jane Curry Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 31/6/178

Scope and Contents

Course notes, articles, books, and pamphlets relating to Jane Curry’s time as a Medill School of Journalism student at Northwestern. Of note are several items from the course, “History of Journalism,” taught by Professor Jacob Scher, including Curry’s course notebook containing notes related to freedom of the press (Professor Scher was advising the Moss Committee on the content for the Freedom of Information Act at the time) and margin notes to a classmate. Related to these notes is the course text The Press and America by Edwin Emery and Henry Ladd Smith and course instructions. Also included is the 1964-1965 Medill Stylebook and “Little Willie” Willard Yearbook 1961, for which Curry was Picture Editor.

Dates

  • 1960-1965

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Jane Curry attended Northwestern University from 1960 to 1965 and obtained both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Journalism. She was editor of the 1964 Syllabus yearbook, and went on to a career in journalism and communications, working for the Chicago Police Department’s office of public affairs and later as the Director of Communications at Erikson Institute. While at Northwestern, Curry was a student of Jacob Scher’s in the course History of Journalism, which was Medill School of Journalism’s introductory journalism course.

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Course notes, articles, books, and pamphlets relating to Jane Curry’s time as a Medill School of Journalism student at Northwestern. Jane Curry attended Northwestern University from 1960 to 1965 and obtained both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Journalism.

Arrangement

Box is arranged in mostly original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Jane Curry, 29 November 2017 (accession number 17-278).

Related Materials

Rance Crain collection
Title
Guide to the Jane Curry Papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Robin Steuteville
Date
November 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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