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Guide to the Tom W. Reilly Collection, 1964-2001
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Tom W. Reilly Collection
    Dates: 1964-2001
    Identification: URB/TWR
    Creator: Reilly, Tom, 1935-2002
    Physical Description: 14.29 linear feet
    Alternate Extent Statement: 3.9 GB of Electronic Records
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: Dr. Thomas W. Reilly was a faculty member at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 1969-2001. Before coming to CSUN Reilly worked as a journalist with the Van Nuys News (now the Daily News.) He also spent time as the public information officer for Los Angeles City Schools. The collection consists of research materials, articles, and book drafts written by Reilly. These materials include Mexican War-era newspaper and correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photocopies of Villard and Garrison family correspondence, and several secondary sources relating to Reilly's other areas of interest.
    Note:
    This collection was processed with generous support from the Tom W. Reilly estate.

    Biographical Information:

    Dr. Thomas W. Reilly was a faculty member at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 1969-2001. He made numerous contributions to the growth and development of the University as the chairperson of the Journalism Department, founding editor of Journalism History, Acting Director of Public Affairs, and as Director of the Urban Archive Center, 1987-1990.
    Prior to his career at CSUN, Reilly was a working journalist with the Van Nuys News (now the Daily News ) for many years. He also spent some time as the public information officer for Los Angeles City Schools. Immediately preceding his tenure at CSUN he volunteered with the Peace Corps, spending a year in India.
    Reilly received his master’s degree from the University of Oregon (1970) and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1975). Sabbatical leave included time in India, China, Thailand, and Burma. Reilly was respected among journalism historians, and was considered an expert on American journalism during the Mexican War period (1846-1848). He was co-founder of the West Coast Journalism Historians Association.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    California State University, Northridge. Dept. of Journalism
    West Coast Journalism Historians Association

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Audio recordings
    Ephemera
    Microforms
    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications

    Occupation:

    Journalists -- United States -- History -- 19th century
    War correspondents -- United States

    Personal Name:

    Freaner, James
    Haile, C.M. (Christopher Mason), 1815?-1848
    Jones, Pardon
    Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins), 1809-1867
    Montgomery, Cora, 1807-1878
    Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878
    Villard, Henry, 1835-1900
    Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

    Topical Term:

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
    Mexican War, 1946-1848 -- Journalists

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall and April Feldman

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Tom W. Reilly Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Related Materials:

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Biographical and Personal Files, 1968-1992
    Series II: Professional Files, 1962-1999
        Subseries A: California State University, Northridge General Files, 1968-1992
        Subseries B: Journalism History, 1974-1999
            Subseries 1: Administrative and Financial Files
            Subseries 2: Editorial Files, General
            Subseries 3: Submissions and Book Reviews
        Subseries C: Publications, 1970, 1974, 1987
        Subseries D: Professional Associations; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1962-1981
    Series III: Master’s Thesis – Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist, 1858-1986
        Subseries A: Research Files, 1858-1986
        Subseries B: Drafts and Associated Articles, 1969-1972
    Series IV: The Mexican War, 1829-2000
        Subseries A: Biographical Files of Mexican War Correspondents, 1829-1998
        Subseries B: Mexican War Newspaper Files, 1843-1996
        Subseries C: General Mexican War Research Files, 1841-2000
        Subseries D: Manuscript Drafts, 1845-circa 2000
        Subseries E: Associated Articles and Publications, 1973-circa 1999
    Series V: Personal Rare Manuscript Publications Collection, 1744-1995
    Series VI: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1857-1992
        Subseries A: Clippings, 1968-1992
        Subseries B: Full Pages, 1857-1982
    Series VII: Non-Manuscript Material, 1976-1987

    Scope and Contents

    The Tom W. Reilly Collection consists of research materials, articles, and book drafts written by Reilly. These materials include Mexican War-era newspapers and correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photocopies of Villard and Garrison family correspondence, and several secondary sources relating to Reilly’s other areas of interest. The collection is divided into seven series: Biographical and Personal Files (1968-1992), Professional Files (1962-1999), Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist (1858-1986), The Mexican War (1829-2000), Personal Rare Manuscript and Publications Collection (1744-1995), Magazine and Newspaper Clippings (1857-1992), and Non-Manuscript Material (1876-1987). Each of these series is further divided into subseries according to subject matter and/or the administrative activities of the organization concerned.
    Series I, Biographical and Personal Files, contains material regarding Reilly's time in the Peace Corps, his sabbatical year in China, and personal correspondence. Files are arranged alphabetically.
    Series II, Professional Files, consists of materials related to Reilly’s professional activities, including his tenure at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), publications, and professional associations. This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries A: California State University, Northridge General Files (1968-1992), Subseries B: Journalism History (1974-1999), Subseries C: Publications (1970, 1974, 1987), and Subseries D: Professional Associations; Association for Education in Journalism (and Mass Communication), History Division (1962-1981). Records contained in this series include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memoranda produced at CSUN; administrative records, editorial files, submissions, and book reviews from Journalism History, for which Reilly was founding editor; papers written by Dr. Reilly; and papers Dr. Reilly presented at the Association for Education in Journalism's annual conferences. The files are arranged alphabetically.
    Series III, Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist, consists of materials relating to Reilly’s master’s thesis, Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist (University of Oregon, 1970). This series is divided into two subseries, Research Files (1858-1986) and Drafts and Associated Articles (1969-1972). Files consist primarily of research materials, papers, and articles based on his research, including a draft of his thesis project. Among the research files are numerous photocopies of Villard and Garrison family correspondence, as well as some directed to or from the NY Tribune, Mr. Villard’s employer. Files are arranged alphabetically.
    Series IV, The Mexican War, consists of research materials and draft copies of an unpublished manuscript dealing with the American War Press during the Mexican War. This series is divided into five subseries: Subseries A: Biographical Files of Mexican War Correspondents (1829-1998), Subseries B: Mexican War Newspaper Files (1843-1996), Subseries C: General Mexican War Research Files (1841-2000), Subseries D: Manuscript Drafts (1845-circa 2000), and Subseries E: Associated Articles and Publications (1973-circa 1999). The series includes biographical files of Mexican War correspondents, which consist primarily of correspondence, articles and book excerpts; newspaper clippings from American and Mexican newspapers during the war years, 1846-1848; and Reilly's research files on the Mexican War. The files are arranged alphabetically.
    Series V, Personal Rare Manuscript and Publications Collection, is composed of rare items collected by Reilly dealing with diverse topics of interest. This series is arranged alphabetically by author or title of publication.
    Series VI, Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, consists of clippings collected by Reilly. This series has been divided into two subseries, Clippings (1968-1992) and Full Pages (1857-1992). These materials  are arranged alphabetically by author/title where known.
    Series VII, Non-Manuscript Material, includes audio materials, ephemera, microfilm, photographs, and transparencies.