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Michael C. Janeway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 16/19
The Michael C. Janeway Papers fill five boxes and span the years 1970 to 1999. The papers mainly document the years of Janeway's career as dean of the Medill School of Journalism from 1989 to 1997.

Biographical files, spanning the years 1989 to 1997, include curriculum vitae, appointment letters, clippings, and press releases. Materials are organized by topical headings.

Publications and Writings date between 1972 and 1999 and contain articles, book reviews, and manuscripts, written by Janeway. Materials are organized by format.

Alumni files span the dates 1989 through 1995. They include information about the Medill School's Alumni Board, fundraising, and grants. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topical headings. Materials within the folders are arranged in rough chronological order.

Correspondence files, spanning the years 1983 to 1997, are arranged in alphabetical order by name of correspondent or by topical heading. Within folders correspondence is arranged in rough chronological order.

Donations, Scholarships and Funds files, dating between 1990 and 1996, contain information about companies and institutions which provided financial support for scholars and students. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topical headings, materials within each folder are in rough chronological order.

Proposals files span the dates 1990 through 1997 and contain materials about proposals for a Knight Chair in Journalism (by the Knight Foundation), a Knight and Kettering Foundation project (public life and the press), and a draft proposal for a chair in media studies. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title; materials within each folder are in rough chronological order.

Committees, Activities and Programs files, dating between 1980 and 1999, contain information about study abroad, visiting writers programs, and Janeway's committee activities. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic or committee name. Materials within folders are in rough chronological order.

Medill Journalism Program Inquiry files contain proposals for the rearrangement of the graduate program at the Medill School of Journalism. The dates span from 1970 to 1998. Folders and documents within each folder are arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1970-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/03/2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access requires permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

4.50 Boxes

Abstract

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Michael C. Janeway served as professor of Journalism and dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University from 1989-1997. The series consists of biographical material, correspondence, publications and other documents relating mostly to Janeway’s time at Northwestern.

Method of Acquisition

The records of the dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Michael C. Janeway, were transferred to the University Archives on March 13, 2003 (Accession #03-127).
Title
Guide to the Michael C. Janeway Papers
Author
Yvonne Spura
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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