Finding Aid

Annenberg School for Communication Records

UPB 11

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Kaiyi Chen
Preparation date
1997
Date [inclusive]
1958-1990
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Transferred to the University Archives in 1984 and 1995.

ARRANGEMENT

The records of the Annenberg School for Communication have been arranged alphabetically by subject.

AGENCY HISTORY

This school was founded as the “Annenberg School of Communications” by the Annenberg Fund, Inc., and the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. Walter H. Annenberg, president of the Fund, and Gaylord P. Harnwell, president of the University, jointly announced the decision in December 1958. The Fund underwrote the construction of a building and ten-year operating expenses for the School. The School was commissioned to “teach the art, science and techniques of mass communications, with particular emphasis on radio, television, and publishing.” The School has been under a Joint Committee of Trustees composed of members of the University Trustees and the Trustees of the Annenberg Fund. In 1966, the Annenberg School decided to establish a center to house the University’s performing arts activities and communications research. The new center, called the Annenberg School Center for Communication Arts and Sciences, was dedicated in 1971. Although the Center was conceived as a unit under the administrative direction of the Annenberg School with the Center’s Director of the Performing Arts as a member of the School faculty, both the Center and the School sensed over time that it would be more convenient for the Center to operate independently. In June 1975, the Center was finally separated from the School. After the annual giving from Annenberg ended in 1978, the Center was left very much on its own.

In 1990 the name of the school was changed from “Annenberg School of Communications” to “Annenberg School for Communication.”

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection documents the development of the Annenberg School for Communication since its founding in 1959. It includes correspondence between the head of the School (first entitled Director and then Dean) and the central administration of the University on the planning and organization of the School in its formative years; Dean’s annual reports, 1959-1989; minutes of the Executive Committee of the School, 1970-1989; faculty meeting minutes, 1970-1989; budgets, 1959-1990, and the records of the School’s Washington Program, 1982-1988.

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

25th anniversary celebration, 1984 

1

1

25th anniversary celebration, 1986 

1

2

Academic inventory, 1982 

1

3

Academic planning and budget schedule, 1982-1983 

1

4

Accreditation, 1984 

1

5

Advisory Administrative Committee, 1963-1964 

1

6

Affirmative Action, 1988-1989 

1

7

Alumni, 1973-1974 

1

8

Alumni, 1979-1983 

1

9

Audit, 1985-1986 

1

10

Auditorium, Electrical system grounding, 1989 

1

11

Bicentennial convocation, 1976 Oct. 15 

1

12

Bolter, Walter G., Consulting services agreement, 1984 

1

13

Budgets, 1959-1963 

1

14

Budgets, 1963-1967 

1

15

Budgets, 1967-1968 

1

16

Budgets, 1968-1969 

1

17

Budgets, 1969-1970 

1

18

Budgets, 1970-1971 

1

19

Budgets, 1971-1972 

1

20

Budgets, 1972-1973, with correspondence 

1

21

Budgets, 1973-1974, with correspondence 

1

22

Budgets, 1974, release of 

1

23

Budgets, 1974-1975, with correspondence 

1

24

Budgets, 1981-1982 

1

25

Budgets, 1983-1984 

1

26

Budgets, 1983-1985, miscellaneous 

1

27

Budgets, 1989-1990, planning 

1

28

Campaign planning–prospect management system, 1987-1988 

1

29

Centenary Hall, 1982 

1

30

Computer Advisory Committee, 1988 

1

31

Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1980-1985 

1

32

Correspondence and other documents re the planning and organization of the School, 1958 

1

33

Correspondence and reports of the School Director and various committees, 1959 

1

34

Correspondence and reports, re workshops, 1960 

1

35

Correspondence of the School Director and faculty, 1960 

1

36

Correspondence of the School Director and faculty, 1961 

1

37

Cultural Indicators (CI), Tape inventory, 1968-1985 

1

38

Cultural Indicators (CI) inventory, n.d. 

1

39

Curriculum and fellowships, 1959 

1

40

Daub, Eugene (Sculptor), 1986 

1

41

Dean’s correspondence, 1962 

1

42

Dean’s correspondence, 1963-1964 

1

43

Dean’s correspondence, With the Provost, 1964-1981 

1

44

Dean’s correspondence, Re budget and financial matters, 1965-1969 

1

45

Dean’s correspondence, With the University President, 1970-1980 

1

46

Dean’s correspondence, With John N. Hobstetter (Associate Provost for Academic Planning), 1972-1976 

2

1

Dean, Annual Report, 1959-1965 

2

2

Dean, Annual Report, 1965 

2

3

Dean, Annual Report, 1966-1969 

2

4

Dean, Annual Report, 1966 June 

2

5

Dean, Annual Report, 1971-1974, with correspondence with the Provost 

2

6

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1984 Nov. 16 

2

7

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1985 May 6 

2

8

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1985 Dec. 10 

2

9

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1986 May 13 

2

10

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1986 Dec. 16 

2

11

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1987 May 11 

2

12

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1987 Nov. 16 

2

13

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1988 June 14 

2

14

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1988 Dec. 5 

2

15

Dean, Report to the Joint Committee of Trustees, 1989 May 8 

2

16

Dean, report to Deputy Provost of the University, 1984 Dec. 13 

2

17

Dedication program and curriculum brochure, 1962 

2

18

Description of the purposes, curriculum, and development of the School, 1962-1963 

2

19

Development, 1985-1986 

2

20

Encyclopedia Advisory Committee, 1982 

2

21

Encyclopedia of Communications , Budget, 1983 

2

22

Encyclopedia of Communications , Budget, distribution of complimentary copies, etc., 1983-1989 

2

23

Encyclopedia of Communications , Contracts, 1984-1986 

2

24

Encyclopedia of Communications , Organization and Report of the Feasibility Study, 1983 

2

25

Encyclopedia project, Space and furniture, 1983 

2

26

Encyclopedia project, Space and furnishings, 1983-1984 

2

27

Esso Foundation research proposal, 1965 

2

28

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1970-1971 

2

29

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1971-1972, Minutes and agenda 

2

30

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1972-1973 

2

31

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1974-1975 

2

32

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1976-1977 

2

33

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1978-1979 

2

34

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1980-1981 

2

35

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1982-1984 

2

36

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1985-1986 

2

37

Executive Committee, Minutes, 1987-1989 

2

38

Expansion project, Budget breakdown, 1983 

2

39

Expansion project, Construction cost reports, 1983-1984 

2

40

Expansion project, Miscellaneous budget, 1983 

2

41

Expansion project, Phase II-estimated budget, proposed by Kenneth Parker Associates, 1983 

2

42

Expansion project, Purchase orders and other financial records, 1983-1985 

2

43

Faculty Advisory Committee, 1959-1960 

3

1

Faculty annual report on extramural activity, 1989 

3

2

Faculty appointment, 1985-1986 

3

3

Faculty appointment procedures, 1980-1989 

3

4

Faculty Council, Correspondence, 1964 

3

5

Faculty Council, Minutes, etc., 1964 

3

6

Faculty meeting minutes, 1970-1971 

3

7

Faculty meeting minutes, 1972-1973 

3

8

Faculty meeting minutes, 1974-1976 

3

9

Faculty meeting minutes, 1977-1978 

3

10

Faculty meeting minutes, 1979-1981 

3

11

Faculty meeting minutes, 1982-1989 

3

12

Faculty retirement list, 1989 

3

13

Faculty search, 1986-1987 

3

14

Faculty search, 1988-1989 

3

15

Feng, Yilun, 1987 

3

16

Film lab renovation, 1988-1989 

3

17

Films, Box listing, 1983 

3

18

Financial reports, monthly, 1984-1985 

3

19

Five year plan, 1982 

3

20

Five year plan, 1986-1990 

3

21

Fleysher, Ellen, 1988 

3

22

Forecourt Project, 1986-1988 

3

23

Insurance audit, 1989 

3

24

International Symposium on Communication, 1972 

3

25

International Symposium on Communication, Paper acknowledgement, etc., 1971-1972 

3

26

Jack Barry Media Research Center, Dedication, 1985 

3

27

Jack Barry Media Research Center, Plans, 1985 

3

28

Kendon, Adam, 1988 

3

29

Miscellaneous, 1964 

3

30

Penn Medical School, Graduate program proposal in Communicative sciences, 1977 

3

31

Philadelphia Bicentennial Corporation, Planning, 1968-1969 

3

32

Provost Thomas Ehrlich, 1981-1982 

3

33

Provost Thomas Ehrlich, 1983-1987 

3

34

Provost Aiken, Michael, 1988-1989 

3

35

Report for the Operating Committee, 1964-1965 

3

36

Review of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Procedures, 1980 Aug. 

3

37

Review of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Procedures, 1981 Jan. 

3

38

Risk management, 1988 

4

1

Satellite Task Force, 1986 

4

2

Shinn, Phebe, 1989 

4

3

Signage for the rooms in the school building, 1986 

4

4

Special Committee for the nomination of a new dean, 1964 

4

5

Student performing arts survey, 1987 

4

6

Summer Video Workshops, 1989 

4

7

Support staff search, 1989 

4

8

Television script archives, 1980-1989 

4

9

Temporary location at 3440 Market Street, 1982-1984 

4

10

TV studio renovation, 1987 

4

11

University Art Collections, 1981-1985 

4

12

University Capital Council and capital planning, 1985-1989 

4

13

University Communications Committee, 1968 

4

14

University Life, Survey of graduate student services, n.d. 

4

15

University, Council of Deans, 1983-1986 

4

16

University, Department of Facilities Management, 1982-1986 

4

17

University, Executive Board, Minutes, 1963 Dec. 13, concerning the planning of the Annenberg School 

4

18

University, Guidelines re students with disabilities, 1989 

4

19

University, Salary Guidelines and Instructions, 1985 

4

20

VideoLab , Prospectus, 1988 

4

21

Visual Communication Conference, Planning and budgets, 1981 

4

22

Visual Communication Conference, 1985 

4

23

Walter H. Annenberg bust, 1989 

4

24

Washington Program “Some Thoughts and Considerations concerning Site Selection” 

4

25

Washington Program Annual institutional survey, etc., 1986 

4

26

Washington Program Auditorium fund budget, 1987-1988 

4

27

Washington Program Budget and correspondence, 1982-1985 

4

28

Washington Program Director search and appointment–Maurice B. Mitchell, 1983-1984 

4

29

Washington Program Feasibility study 

4

30

Washington Program Lease for the Director’s apartment, 1983 

4

31

Washington Program Manager search and Yvonne Zecca file, 1983-1987 

4

32

Washington Program Memos from the program Director to the Dean, 1983 

4

33

Washington Program Provisional license, 1983 

4

34

Washington Program Site comparison, 1982 

4

35

Washington Program Site selection, 1982 

4

36

Washington Program Site survey, n.d. 

4

37

Washington Program Study re telecommunication public policy, n.d. 

4

38

Washington Program Sublease, 1982 

4

39

Washington Program Sublease agreement, 1982 

4

40