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Tom W. Reilly Collection

Overview

Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical and Personal Files

Professional Files

Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist

The Mexican War

Personal Rare Manuscript and Publications Collection

Magazine and Newspaper Clippings

Non-Manuscript Material



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Collection Overview

Title: Tom W. Reilly Collection, 1964-2001Save to your list.

ID: URB/TWR

Primary Creator: Reilly, Tom (1935-2002)

Extent: 22.68 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

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

Date Acquired: 12/09/2004

Subjects: California State University, Northridge. Dept. of Journalism, Freaner, James, Haile, C.M. (Christopher Mason), 1815?-1848, Jones, Pardon, Journalists - United States - History - 19th century, Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins), 1809-1867, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858, Mexican War, 1846-1848 - Journalists, Montgomery, Cora, 1807-1878, Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878, Villard, Henry, 1835-1900, War correspondents - United States, West Coast Journalism Historians Association, Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Ephemera, Microforms, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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 unpulbished 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 correspondants, 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.

Subject/Index Terms

California State University, Northridge. Dept. of Journalism
Freaner, James
Haile, C.M. (Christopher Mason), 1815?-1848
Jones, Pardon
Journalists - United States - History - 19th century
Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins), 1809-1867
Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
Mexican War, 1846-1848 - Journalists
Montgomery, Cora, 1807-1878
Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878
Villard, Henry, 1835-1900
War correspondents - United States
West Coast Journalism Historians Association
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.9 GB of Electronic Records

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Tom Reilly and Marcella Tyler

Related Materials: Agness M. Underwood Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and April Feldman

Finding Aid Revision History: Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

Other Note: This collection was processed with generous support from the Tom W. Reilly estate.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Biographical and Personal Files, 1966-1998]
[Series II: Professional Files, 1962-1999]
[Series III: Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist, 1858-1986]
[Series IV: The Mexican War, 1829-2000]
[Series V: Personal Rare Manuscript and Publications Collection, 1744-1995]
[Series VI: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1857-1992]
[Series VII: Non-Manuscript Material, 1976-1987],
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Series VI: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1857-1992Save to your list.
Subseries A: Clippings, 1968-1992Save to your list.
Box 27Save to your list.
Folder 14: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: report, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 15: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: excerpt, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 16: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: articles; newspaper clippings, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 17: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: articles; editorial cartoons; newspaper clippings, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 18: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: articles; clipping; newspaper clippings; press release, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 19: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: articles, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 20: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: article; newspaper clippings, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 21: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: clipping; editorial cartoon, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 22: Magazine & Newspaper Clippings: articles; newspaper clippings, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 23: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, clippings, editorial cartoons, newspaper clippings, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 24: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: advertisement, articles, book review, newspaper clippings, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 25: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, editorial cartoon, newspaper clippings, obituaries, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 26: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, clippings, newspaper clipping, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 27: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, newspaper clippings, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 28: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: article, newspaper clippings, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 29: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 30: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: articles, clipping, newspaper clippings, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 31: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: clipping, newspaper clippings, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 32: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: article, newspaper clipping, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 33: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: advertisements, articles, map, newspaper clippingsSave to your list.
Folder 34: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: advertisements, articles, map, newspaper clippingsSave to your list.
Box 28Save to your list.
Box 31Save to your list.
Folder 1: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: report, 1936Save to your list.
Folder 2: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: report, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 3: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: report, 1970-1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: report, 1977-1979Save to your list.
Folder 5: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: report, 1981-1992Save to your list.
Folder 6: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings: reportSave to your list.
Subseries B: Full Pages, 1857-1982Save to your list.
Box 31Save to your list.
Folder 7: "200 Years of America's Front Pages" - Newspaper Front Page Reprints (copy 1)Save to your list.
Item 1: New York Daily News, 1865 April 10Save to your list.
Item 2: Philadelphia Inquirer, 1865 April 15Save to your list.
Item 3: New York Times, 1865 April 15Save to your list.
Item 4: New York Times, 1876 July 7Save to your list.
Item 5: New York Journal and Advertiser, 1898 February 17Save to your list.
Item 6: New York Times, 1898 February 16Save to your list.
Item 7: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1898 May 8Save to your list.
Item 8: Virginia-Pilot, 1903 December 18Save to your list.
Item 9: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1903 December 18Save to your list.
Item 10: Call-Chronicle-Examiner, 1906 April 19Save to your list.
Item 11: New York Times, 1906 April 19Save to your list.
Item 12: New York American, 1915 May 9Save to your list.
Item 13: New York American, 1915 May 9Save to your list.
Item 14: San Francisco American, 1918 November 11Save to your list.
Item 15: Seattle Daily Times, 1927 May 22Save to your list.
Item 16: Variety, 1929 October 30Save to your list.
Item 17: Cleveland and Plain Dealer, 1934 July 23Save to your list.
Item 18: New York Herald Tribune, 1937 May 7Save to your list.
Item 19: Seattle Daily Times, 1944 June 6Save to your list.
Item 20: Milwaukee Journal, 1945 August 7Save to your list.
Item 21: New York Herald Tribune, 1945 April 13Save to your list.
Item 22: Milwaukee Journal, 1945 August 15Save to your list.
Item 23: San Francisco Chronicle, 1945 August 15Save to your list.
Item 24: The Sun, 1963 November 23Save to your list.
Folder 8: "200 Years of America's Front Pages" - Newspaper Front Page Reprints (copy 2)Save to your list.
Item 1: New York Daily News, 1865 April 10Save to your list.
Item 2: Philadelphia Inquirer, 1865 April 15Save to your list.
Item 3: New York Times, 1876 July 7Save to your list.
Item 4: New York Times, 1876 July 7Save to your list.
Item 5: New York Journal and Advertiser, 1898 February 17Save to your list.
Item 6: New York Times, 1898 February 16Save to your list.
Item 7: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1903 December 18Save to your list.
Item 8: Virginia-Pilot, 1903 December 18Save to your list.
Item 9: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1903 December 18Save to your list.
Item 10: Call-Chronicle-Examiner, 1906 April 19Save to your list.
Item 11: New York Times, 1906 April 19Save to your list.
Item 12: New York American, 1912 April 16Save to your list.
Item 13: New York American, 1915 May 9Save to your list.
Item 14: San Francisco American, 1918 November 11Save to your list.
Item 15: Seattle Daily Times, 1927 May 22Save to your list.
Item 16: Variety, 1929 October 30Save to your list.
Item 17: Cleveland and Plain Dealer, 1934 July 23Save to your list.
Item 18: New York Herald Tribune, 1937 May 7Save to your list.
Item 19: Seattle Daily Times, 1944 June 6Save to your list.
Item 20: Milwaukee Journal, 1945 May 7Save to your list.
Item 21: New York Herald Tribune, 1945 May 7Save to your list.
Item 22: Milwaukee Journal, 1945 May 7Save to your list.
Item 23: San Francisco Chronicle, 1945 August 15Save to your list.
Item 24: The Sun, 1963 November 23Save to your list.
Folder 9: "Agnes Underwood Honored" - The Service Star: newspaper, April 1949Save to your list.
Folder 10: "Columbia Returns: Shuttle Era Opens" - front page, New York Times: newspaper, 1981 April 15Save to your list.
Folder 11: "Dismiss Jury Split 7 to 5 for Chaplin" - Los Angeles Evening Herald Express: newspaper, 1945 January 4Save to your list.
Folder 12: "Erwin Eyes Claim Nixon Used Secret Service, FBI as Spies" - Newsday, 1973 May 18Save to your list.
Folder 13: "GOP Message to Nixon: Quit" - New York Post:  newspaper, 1952 April 19Save to your list.
Folder 14: "Highlights of the Royal Visit in S.F." - S.F. Call-Bulletin: newspaper, 1952 April 19Save to your list.
Box 32Save to your list.
Folder 1: "Jarvis, Leading Critic of Income-Tax-Cut Initiative Spell Out Their Opposing Stands" - Metro Section, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1980 February 10Save to your list.
Folder 2: "Mayor Takes City Council Campaign to the Pulpit" - Metro Section, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1979 March 27Save to your list.
Folder 3: "Nixon Admits Order to Halt Inquiry on Watergate 6 Days After Break-In, Expects Impeachment, Support Ebbs" - Front Page, New York Times: newspaper, 1974 August 6Save to your list.
Folder 4: "Nixon Reported Undecided on Resigning, His Staff Said to Want Him to Step Down, Goldwater Sees Only 15 Votes in Senate" - Front Page, New York Times: newspaper, 1974 August 8Save to your list.
Folder 5: "Nixon Takes Office in D.C. Pageantry" - Newsday: newspaper, 1969 January 20Save to your list.
Folder 6: "One Hundred Twenty Five years in the News" -  The Sacramento Bee, 1857-1982: newspaper, 1982 February 3Save to your list.
Folder 7: "Overell Girl Plans Jail Wedding to Bud Gollum" - Los Angeles Evening Herald Express: newspaper, 194Save to your list.
Folder 8: "Poland" Problems in the Proletarian Paradise" - Opinion section, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1980 August 24Save to your list.
Folder 9: "Prop 11: Should Big Oil Be Singled Out for taxation?" - Metro Section, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1980 March 9Save to your list.
Folder 10: "Red Truce Stalling Flayed by UN Envoy" - Los Angeles Evening Herald Express: newspaper, 1951 August 11Save to your list.
Folder 11: "Southland Ravaged by Huge Storm" - Front Page, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1978 February 11Save to your list.
Folder 12: "Touchy Questions Raised over Olympics Housing and Transit" - Metro section, Los Angeles Times: newspaper, 1977 October 9Save to your list.
Folder 13: "William Randolph Hearst, Great American, Dies" - Los Angeles Evening Herald Express: newspaper, 1951 August 14Save to your list.
Folder 14: "W.R. Hearst Dies in L.A." - The Mirror: newspaper, 1951 August 14Save to your list.

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[Series I: Biographical and Personal Files, 1966-1998]
[Series II: Professional Files, 1962-1999]
[Series III: Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist, 1858-1986]
[Series IV: The Mexican War, 1829-2000]
[Series V: Personal Rare Manuscript and Publications Collection, 1744-1995]
[Series VI: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1857-1992]
[Series VII: Non-Manuscript Material, 1976-1987],
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