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Donald M. Gillmor papers, 1970s-1980s

Summary Information
Title: Donald M. Gillmor papers
Dates: 1970s-1980s
Creator: Gillmor, Donald M
Extent: 1 box Extent: (1.3 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 228
Collection contains the papers of Donald M. Gillmor, professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Donald M. Gillmor papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

Donald M. Gillmor papers, University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Donald M. Gillmor

Donald Miles Gillmor was born in Fort Francis, Ontario. He earned his B.A. in 1949 from the University of Manitoba, his M.A. in journalism in 1950 and Ph.D. in mass communications in 1961 from the University of Minnesota. Professor Gillmor worked as a reporter (1950-1952) in Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada before he was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota in 1952. He remained at North Dakota until 1965, at which time he joined the faculty of the department of journalism and mass communications at the University of Minnesota as an associate professor. He was promoted to professor in 1967 and appointed as director of the graduate program within the department from 1966-1973. In 1990, Dr. Gillmor was selected to be the first Silha professor of Media Ethics and Law. Dr. Gillmor is known for his research on media ethics and mass communication law. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 1988.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials regarding the AAUP (1977-1978), the judicial committee and student membership in the senate, tape reels of Orson Wells' War of the Worlds and materials regarding media ethics.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Gillmor, Donald M. -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • War of the Worlds