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Series III: Columbia University
Series X: Media
At a Glance
Materials include correspondence, speeches, reports, project proposals, photographs, publications, clippings, press releases, notebooks, transcripts of programs, teaching materials, awards, memorabilia and media, including VHS tapes, 3/4" tapes, Betas, audiocassettes, diskettes, etc. Materials cover her career from her start at the Bergen Record, WNBC and PBS to her time at Columbia and her book projects.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The collection is located on site.
Series V: Notebooks is retricted until 2045.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joan Konner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional materials about Konner's tenure as Dean and even as a student at the Columbia School of Journalism, please consult the Graduate School of Journalism Records (UA#0065); Graduate School of Journalism Photographs (UA#0211); and Graduate School of Journalism Facebooks (UA#0265).
No additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, Summer 2022. Finding aid was written by Joanna Rios, September 2022.
2022-09-19 Added container list; updated front matter. (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Joan Konner (born Joan Barbara Weiner; February 24, 1931 – April 18, 2018), was an American academic and journalist who served as Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism for 9 years.
She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence (1951) and her M.S. from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (1961). She was a reporter, editorial writer, and columnist for the Bergen (N.J.) Record; a producer, reporter, host and editor, at WNET/Thirteen; a documentary and news producer, writer, director and program director at NBC News; an executive producer for national public affairs programs, and executive producer of "Bill Moyers Journal."
She was also a vice president, director of programming and executive producer for the Metropolitan Division and senior executive producer for national public affairs, WNET/Thirteen. In addition, she was president and executive producer, Public Affairs Television Inc., in partnership with Bill Moyers.
She was the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University (1988-1997), and the publisher, Columbia Journalism Review (1988-1999). She continued to serve as a professor until 2006.
Awards include 13 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Peabody Award, 1980; Alfred. I. duPont Award, 1989; three American Bar Association Awards; Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Educator, from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1996.