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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


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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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Series VII: Non-Manuscript Material, 1976-1987Save to your list.
Box 33Save to your list.
Item 1: CSUN Honors Day medallion, 1987 May 11Save to your list.
Item 2: Daily News: buttonSave to your list.
Item 3: KTA (Kappa Tau Alpha): pendantSave to your list.
Item 4: LA Times: lapel pinSave to your list.
Box 34Save to your list.
Item 1: Hilburn, Bob: interview regarding: History of Rock (Reel 1)Save to your list.
Item 2: Hilburn, Bob: interview regarding: History of Rock (Reel 2)Save to your list.
Box 35Save to your list.
Item 1: Photo - Peace Corps Family Planning. Double Decker bus with family planning logoSave to your list.
Item 2: Photo - Peace Corp Family Planning. Various family planning brochures: Visit the Nearest Family Planning Center, Family Planning How?, May we help you?, A Small Family is a Happy Family, Family PlanningSave to your list.
Item 3: Photo - Sabbatical Year - China.  A man working in a small office.Save to your list.
Item 4: Photo - Kobre, Sidney.  Mr. Kobre sitting behind a typewriter.Save to your list.
Box 36Save to your list.
Item 1: Transparencies Album #1 includes slides of Dr. Reilly’s travels in Tibet and India, including some of India’s most visited sites: Barkhor Square, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and Norbulingka in Lhasa, Tibet; the City Palace, Wind Palace, Ambar Palace, King’s Palace, Akbar’s Tomb, Taj Mahal, and the Dilwara Temple in India.Save to your list.
Box 37Save to your list.
Item 1: Transparencies Album #2 continues Dr. Reilly’s eastern travels with transparencies from Tibet, Nepal, India, and China, including 3 Temples and Tibetan Lama Dances in Nepal; Dr. Reilly’s Peace Corps experience in Greater Bombay (now Mumbai), India; his work in China with the Chinese news service; and examples of cultural propaganda.Save to your list.
Box 38Save to your list.
Item 1: Transparencies Album #3 includes slides that illustrated many of Dr. Reilly’s professional interests including Hearst Castle, female journalists, Mexican Lithographs, Civil War Press, Mathew Brady Slides, Russell Paintings, Colonial, magazine covers, newspaper front pages, and numerous adverts.Save to your list.
Digital Box 39Save to your list.
Folder 2: AEJ, History Division: proceedings with K. Nordin, J. Stevens, and T. Reilly, August 1976Save to your list.
Folder 3: Edward R. Murrow - A Reporter Remembers, Vol. 1, The War Years (Tape 1)Save to your list.
Folder 4: Edward R. Murrow - A Reporter Remembers, Vol. 1, The War Years (Tape 2)Save to your list.
Folder 5: Helen Thomas, Interview by Tom Reilly, 1987 November 22Save to your list.
Folder 6: John Stevens, Interview by Tom Reilly regarding Journalism History, 1985 August 5Save to your list.
Folder 7: Lowell Thomas, The Golden Days of Radio, Rebroadcast, 1976 May 14Save to your list.

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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