Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives


ASCLA's holdings center on three main topics: History of the Field of Communication; Journalism; and Media.

History of the Field

The History of the Field collection includes personal papers and organizational records from Communication’s genesis in the 1940s to the present day, oral history interviews with prominent disciplinary figures, and key scholarly and reference works.


George Gerbner Papers

A documenting of Gerbner's work (1951 – 2006) as a media scholar and Dean of the Annenberg School


Elihu Katz Papers

Documents (1948 – 2014) from the American-Israeli sociologist and media scholar, one of the founding figures in the field


International Communication Association Records

Documents from the largest worldwide academic organization devoted to studying communication 


Communication Scholars Oral History Project

In depth interviews with Charles Wright, Monroe Price, and Klaus Krippendorff. 


Studies in Visual Communication

Search through the journal's entire 1974 – 1985 run.


History of Communication Research Bibliography

A growing catalogue of English-language works on the history of Communication


The Journalism collections include print and broadcast-related materials, with coverage at the local, national, and international levels.


Neil Hickey Papers

A collection from the long-time New York bureau chief of TV Guide

Alexander Kendrick Certificate of Identity as a CBS news correspondent, issued in 1969

Alexander Kendrick Collection

A collection of reporting notebooks, scripts, and other artifacts from the CBS News journalist


Additional Holdings

Additional holdings are being surveyed and will be added as available.


The Media collections’ foci range from entertainment to business to politics, and include television scripts, oral history interviews, and digital resources.


TV Guide Prime-Time Script Archive

35,000 American television scripts from series, movies, specials, and pilots aired on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox


Agnes Nixon Soap Opera Script Collection

15,000 scripts from series written by Nixon including All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, Loving, and One Life to Live


HBO Oral History Project

Interviews conducted with 38 individuals responsible for the company’s founding and early development


Pew Archive of Presidential Campaign Discourse

Transcribed speeches, television advertisements, and debates of 12 United States presidential campaigns from 1952 through 1996

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