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Roscoe B. Ellard Papers, 1872-1955

Summary Information

Abstract

Professional and Personal papers of journalist and Columbia University Professor of Journalism Roscoe Ellard.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0181
Bib ID 6954124 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ellard, Roscoe Brabazon, 1894-
Title Roscoe B. Ellard Papers, 1872-1955
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2.5 linear feet 2 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged in three series: Series I: Writings and Reporting, 1917-1953; Series II: Columbia University School of Journalism Material, 1946-1951; Series III: Personal and Family Material, 1878-1955.

Description

Summary

The papers include correspondence, writings, and diaries of Columbia University School of Journalism Professor and Dean Roscoe Ellard.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Roscoe B. Ellard Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 02/15/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 02/15/2012.

Revision Description

2012-02-16 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. School of Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellard, Roscoe Brabazon, 1894- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Roscoe Ellis, the newspaperman and journalism professor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1894. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1917. He went on to do graduate work in psychology at Beloit College from 1924-1925, but left his graduate studies to focus on working in journalism. He worked as a newspaperman in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Beloit, Wisconsin before starting his career as a professor of journalism. In 1925 he founded the Lee Memorial School of Journalism at Washington & Lee University, which he directed from 1925-30 before moving on to teach at his alma mater, the University of Missouri. He was recruited by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1940 to serve professor and head of instruction. While at Columbia he initiated a series of programs that gave Columbia students the opportunity to staff suburban newspapers for a day. He briefly served as Associate Dean of the Journalism School in 1946-1947 and retired from the University in 1959. Roscoe Ellard died on Aug. 14, 1962 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.