Central States Communication Association records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes administrative and financial records, journals, annual conference programs, oversize posters, video recordings, and born-digital records from the Central States Communication Association (previously Central States Speech Association) for the years 1937-2014.
Language of Materials
Materials in English and German.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is a professional, academic organization of primary and secondary school teachers, students, college and university professors, and communication professionals. The organization was founded in 1931 as the Central States Speech Association with the goal of promoting the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. In 1989, the organization changed its name from Central States Speech Association to Central States Communication Association. To reflect the organization's official name change, the title of the organization's journal was also changed from Central States Speech Journal toCommunication Studies beginning with Vol. 40, No. 1 (Spring 1989).
The association isgoverned by an Executive Committee and is legislated by its constitution and by-laws. The association's membership includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. CSCA has 22 Interest Groups, Caucuses, and Sections that promote particular communication areas. The association hosts a yearly convention within the 13 membership states, maintains a website, publishes a newsletter three times yearly, and publishes the journal Communication Studies on a quarterly basis.
Source: "About CSCA." http://www.csca-net.org/aws/CSCA/pt/sp/about (last accessed 2014/07/15)
4.3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 160 digital files (87.75 MB))
Arranged in the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Administrative and financial records, 1937-2008
Series 2: Journals, 1949-2014
Subseries 2.1: Central States Speech Journal / Communication Studies, 1949-2014
Subseries 2.2: Southern Communication Journal, 2013
Subseries 2.3: Western Journal of Communication, 2012
Series 3: Conference programs, 1985-2014
Subseries 3.1: Annual Conference / Convention programs, 1985-2014
Subseries 3.2: Undergraduate Honors Research Conference programs, 2008-2010
Series 4: Oversize posters, circa 2005
Series 5: Video recordings, 1999-2002
Subseries 5.1: CSCA/SSCA Joint Annual Convention sessions, 1999
Subseries 5.2: CSCA oral history sessions, 2000-2002
Series 6: Born digital records, 1994-2000, 2011
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Central States Communication Association on 2014/05/13.
Further additions are expected.
Existence and Location of Copies
Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the Ball State University Libraries Digital Media Repository:
Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created 2014/07/07 by Kasey Mock. Processing and EAD finding aid revised 2014/07/17 by Brandon Pieczko.
- Communication Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Directories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Financial records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Forensics (Public speaking) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes (Administrative Records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Programs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Reports Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scholarly periodicals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Video recordings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Central States Communication Association records
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Special Collections Repository
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