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Department of Communication Studies fonds
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- Textual record
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- Moving images
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1965 - 2017 (Creation)
- Concordia University. Department of Communication Studies
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.32 m of textual records
ca. 200 photographs: b&w and col. prints, negatives, slides
2 videocassettes : VHS
2 optical discs : DVD
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Name of creator
Founded in 1965 as Communication Arts, the Department of Communication Studies was the first department to study the art of communication in Canada. In keeping with this ground-breaking tradition, the department has since gone on to develop three highly innovative graduate programs: a Diploma in Communication, a Master of Arts in Media Studies, and a Joint PhD in Communication.
Name of creator
The Department of Communication Arts was founded in 1965 by Father John E. O’Brien at Loyola College, one of the two founding institutions of Concordia University. In 1964, the department started its modest beginnings with an elective course, “Mass Communication and Society” which was taught by Father O’Brien. Almost a year later, the department officially began, the first of its kind in Canada, with Father O’Brien as chairman for the next 12 years. In 1966, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications was introduced. The department was renamed Communication Studies in 1976.
Scope and content
The fonds provides information on the activities and management of the department.
The fonds includes minutes of departmental meetings, budget and administrative files, brochures, and posters.
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The documents were transferred to Records Management and Archives in 2001, 2017 and 2018.
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Further accruals are expected.
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- Loyola College (Subject)