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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 III: Master's Thesis - Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist, 1858-1986Save to your list.
Subseries A: Research Files, 1858-1986Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 65: American Monthly Review of Reviews – The Career of Henry Villard: article, 1901Save to your list.
Folder 66: Bates, David H.; Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: book excerpt (pp. 228-243), 1907Save to your list.
Folder 67: Biographical Files: notesSave to your list.
Folder 68: Bullard, F. Lauriston; Famous War Correspondents: book excerpt (pp. 384-403), 1914Save to your list.
Folder 69: Chase, Salmon P.: correspondence to unidentified, ca. 1964 March 3Save to your list.
Folder 70: Columbia University Libraries: photocopy requests, July 1983Save to your list.
Folder 71: Curl, Donald Walter; The Cincinnati Commercial: article, July 1966Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Garrison Family: correspondence to Henry Villard, September, November 1866Save to your list.
Folder 2: Garrison Family: correspondence, Francis Jackson Garrison to Henry Villard, 1863, 1865Save to your list.
Folder 3: Garrison Family: correspondence, Martha Coffin Wright to her husband David Wright, November 1865-1866Save to your list.
Folder 4: Garrison Family: correspondence, William Lloyd Garrison to his wife Ellen Wright Garrison, 1965, August 1868Save to your list.
Folder 5: Garrison Family: correspondence, William Lloyd Garrison II to his brother Francis Jackson Garrison, April 1867, September 1868Save to your list.
Folder 6: Garrison Family: correspondence, William Lloyd Garrison II to his mother Helen Benson Garrison, May-June 1865Save to your list.
Folder 7: Garrison Family: correspondence, William Lloyd Garrison II to his father, June-August 1867Save to your list.
Folder 8: Garrison Family: correspondence, Henry Villard and various Garrison family members (predominantly Francis Jackson Garrison), 1863-1865Save to your list.
Folder 9: Gay, Sidney Howard: correspondence from Henry Villard; notes; receipt, September 1862-August 1863Save to your list.
Folder 10: Gay, Sidney Howard: correspondence from Henry Villard, September 1863-April 1986Save to your list.
Folder 11: Gay, Sidney Howard: correspondence to Henry Villard, September 1864Save to your list.
Folder 12: General Files: articles; excerpts; notes regarding reporting 1861-1862, 1875, 1899, 1914, 1957, 1960, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 13: General Files: correspondence, 1969-1970Save to your list.
Folder 14: General Files: newspaper clippings; notes regarding editsSave to your list.
Folder 15: General Files: notesSave to your list.
Folder 16: General Files: notes regarding edits, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 17: General Files: notes regarding Villard 1860-1861Save to your list.
Folder 18: General Files: notes regarding Villard 1863-1871, 1907, 1946Save to your list.
Folder 19: General Files: notes regarding Villard post-1873, 1932Save to your list.
Folder 20: General Files – Henry Villard: Journalist and Financier: correspondence; newspaper clippings; notesSave to your list.
Folder 21: Halstead, Murat: notes, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 22: Hesseltine, William B. and Rex G. Fisher, eds.; Trimmers, Trucklers & Temporizers: book excerpt, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 23: Lincoln-Douglas Debates: correspondence; newspaper correspondence excerpts, 1858Save to your list.
Folder 24: Lincoln-Douglas Debates: correspondence; newspaper correspondence excerpts, 1858Save to your list.
Folder 25: Lincoln-Douglas Debates: newspaper clippings (copies); notes, 1858Save to your list.
Folder 26: Lincoln-Douglas Debates: notesSave to your list.
Folder 27: Lincoln-Douglas Debates – News Coverage: newspaper clippings; notesSave to your list.
Folder 28: Lincoln-Douglas Debates – News Coverage: newspaper clippings; notesSave to your list.
Folder 29: Lincoln-Douglas Debates; Political Fortunes of Lincoln and Douglas in 1858-59: article, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 30: Manuscript: notes regarding re-write, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 31: The Nation: newspaper correspondenceSave to your list.
Folder 32: Nineteenth Century Newswomen: notesSave to your list.
Folder 33: Reilly, Tom: draft correspondenceSave to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Smalley: correspondence [to editors of NY Tribune], 1867 June 24, July 2, 1871 November 18Save to your list.
Folder 2: Springfield: excerpts; notesSave to your list.
Folder 3: Springfield: notesSave to your list.
Folder 4: Spore, John B.; Sherman and the Press: article, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 5: Villard Business Papers: copies; notes, August 1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: Villard, Henry: correspondence from brother-in-law Francis Jackson Garrison, 1863 May 30, 1866 April 10, July 3, 1871 October 10Save to your list.
Folder 7: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, 1866Save to your list.
Folder 8: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, 1867Save to your list.
Folder 9: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, 1868Save to your list.
Folder 10: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, 1869Save to your list.
Folder 11: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, January-August 1870Save to your list.
Folder 12: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, September-October 1870Save to your list.
Folder 13: Villard, Henry: correspondence to his wife Helen Frances "Fanny" Garrison Villard, November-December 1870Save to your list.
Folder 14: Villard, Henry: correspondence from Horace White, 1872-1873, 1879, 1888Save to your list.
Folder 15: Villard, Henry: correspondence to Wendell [Phillip Garrison?], 1866, 1871-1872, ca. 1883Save to your list.
Folder 16: Villard, Henry: correspondence from William Lloyd Garrison, September 1970, September 1971Save to your list.
Folder 17: Villard, Henry: correspondence to William [Lloyd Garrison II], 1866 September 27, July-October 1867Save to your list.
Folder 18: Villard, Henry: correspondence to "brother", 1865 June 26Save to your list.
Folder 19: Villard, Henry: correspondence [to editors of NY Tribune], November 1862-May 1863Save to your list.
Folder 20: Villard, Henry: correspondence [to editors of NY Tribune], June-September 1863Save to your list.
Folder 21: Villard, Henry: correspondence [to editors of NY Tribune], October 1863- July 1864Save to your list.
Folder 22: Villard, Henry: correspondence to "father", 1867 August 24Save to your list.
Folder 23: Villard, Henry: correspondence to President [Grover Cleveland], ca. 1895 December 21Save to your list.
Folder 24: Villard, Henry: correspondence to unidentified recipient, 1853, 1861, 1864-1866, 1869-1870Save to your list.
Box 30Save to your list.
Folder 6: Villard, Henry: correspondence to [NY tribune] as correspondent, September 1866, February 1867Save to your list.
Subseries B: Drafts and Associated Articles, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 25: Reilly, Tom; Chapter: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: draftSave to your list.
Folder 26: Reilly, Tom; Early Coverage of a President-elect: Lincoln at Springfield 1860: article, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 27: Reilly, Tom; First Coverage of a President-elect: Henry Villard and Abraham Lincoln at Springfield: correspondence; paper, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 28: Reilly, Tom; The General William Tecumseh Sherman Incident, December 11, 1861: draftSave to your list.
Folder 29: Reilly, Tom; The General William Tecumseh Sherman Incident, December 11, 1861: draftSave to your list.
Folder 30: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: 1835-1860: master’s thesis chapter 2Save to your list.
Folder 31: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist: abstract; correspondence, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 32: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist: draft, ca. 1970Save to your list.
Folder 33: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist: draft, ca. 1970Save to your list.
Folder 34: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: Civil War Journalist: draft, ca. 1970Save to your list.
Folder 35: Reilly, Tom; Henry Villard: Journalist and Financier: paper, 1969 February 28Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Reilly, Tom; The Press and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858: paper, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 2: Reilly, Tom; Reporters Hit the Road: Lincoln vs. Douglas, 1858: paper, 1972 March 1Save to your list.
Folder 3: Reilly, Tom; Springfield, 1860: The Press Discovers Mr. Lincoln: articleSave to your list.
Box 30Save to your list.
Folder 7: Reilly, Tom - "Villard First 'President-elect Reporter':" article published in Publishers' Auxiliary, 1975 July 25Save 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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