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Communication and Theater Department records

Identifier: SLA-0006-001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Communication and Theatre department records, including brochures, photographs, meeting minutes, histories and student papers. It also includes a 1975 "Saga of Sycamore Springs" script.


  • 1957-2019, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, literary rights, including copyright reside with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote must be submitted to the DePauw University Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Historical Sketch

The Communication and Theatre Department at DePauw University offers the excitement of theater, the power of mass media, and the challenge of debate. Practical experience in radio and television broadcasting, speech pathology, and original research are offered as part of this department’s expanding program. DePauw's Performing Arts Center provides the finest facilities for classroom, laboratory, and extracurricular programs in speech and theater. In addition, one of the largest media internship programs in the country is available to qualified students.


3.05 Cubic Feet (3 document cases, 1 cubic foot box, 3 vertical files)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Brochures, theses, photographs, and other data, 1957-1999

Series 2: Saga of Sycamore Springs documents, 1975

Series 3: Department records, 1939-2019; undated

Series 4: Communication and Theater Department vertical file, 1896-2010

Series 5: Student papers, 1998-2019

Custodial History

This collection was received by the DePauw University Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer.


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collecciton may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana:

MSD-1988-047: Geoffrey D. Klinger collection, 1984-2021

DSU-2015-0004: Robert Orr Weiss papers, 1957-1982

MSD-0000-076: Debate Team, Robert Orr Weiss papers, 1929-2001

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2010/04/22 by Jenney Taylor and 2022/11/14 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2010/04/22 by Jenney Taylor. Finding aid revised 2022/11/14 by Bethany Fiechter.

Communication and Theater Department records
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States