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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Department of Speech

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

April 2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Department of Speech.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Department of Speech
Dates: 1930-1954
Abstract: Records of the UF Department of Speech, including correspondence, subject files, and course materials.
Extent: 1.7 Linear feet. 4 boxes.
Identification: Series 70
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Series 70 consists of fragmented records of Henry Philip Constans, chairman of the Dept. of Speech, 1929-1965. The series consists of a subject file, 1931-1954, a chronological file, 1930-1939, and a file of course materials. The subject file includes records related to state high school and intercollegiate debates, documents related to Constans' participation in the Graduate Council, and materials on radio broadcast training. (For many years, the Department of Speech was responsible for radio broadcast training and courses in theatre production.) The materials on radio include a Student Government proposal for a student-run radio station. The chronological file includes biennial department reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The course materials consist primarily of syllabi including drama classes. The series also contains records of Lester Hale when he served as acting chair during summer sessions.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Department of Speech, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Extra-curricular activities, Committee on General Extension Division High School Debate League. 1953
1 General Extension Division Sanitarians Short Course. 1953
1 Graduate Admissions Requirements. 1951-1952
1 Graduate School--Foreign Languages. 1952-1953
1 Graduate Records Examinations. 1952-1953
1 Graduate Council. 1949
1 Graduate Council - Doctoral Programs. 1948-1949
1 Graduate School Enrollment. 1947-1951
1 Levy, Sidney. 1948-1953
1 Music, Committee on. 1950
1 Public Relations and Publicity, Committee on. 1948
1 Publicity
1 Radio - Campus Station. 1949-1953
1 Radio - Committee on Radio Broadcast Training. 1946-1952
2 Radio - Committee on Radio Broadcast Training. 1939-1946
2 Radio - Garland Powell Award
2 Radio - "In service" Training Program
2 Radio - Lecturers
2 Radio - [Radio] Men
2 Radio - Station Operators
2 Radio - Station-WGGG-Misc.
2 Radio - Surveys
2 Research Contracts and Grants, Committee on
2 School of Inter-American Studies. 1951
2 Space and Planning, Committee on. 1946-1952
2 Speech and Hearing Survey of Freshmen. 1952
2 Speech and Hearing Clinic. 1953-1954
2 Southern Speech Association Convention. 1951
2 State Board of Health, Public Health Nurse Course. 1952-1953
2 Summer semester. 1951
2 Summer semester. 1954
2 Television. 1951-1954
2 Theater, General Information. 1931-1950
2 Vocational Rehabilitation. 1944-1947
3 Department of Speech, Chronological Correspondence. 1930-1939
3 Course materials
4 Course materials

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