Collection SC.004 - Sammye Johnson Collection of Premiere Magazine Issues

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US TxSaT SC.004

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Title

Sammye Johnson Collection of Premiere Magazine Issues

Date(s)

  • 1980-2014 (Creation)

Extent

4 boxes (12 linear feet)

Name of creator

(1946-)

Biographical history

Sammye Johnson is Professor Emerita of Communication at Trinity University. Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, Professor Sammye Johnson was an award-winning editor and writer for more than a decade. She continues to freelance; since 1985, she has published more than 450 articles in newspapers and magazines and received 19 writing awards. Johnson earned both her BSJ and MSJ at Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism.

She has published more than 20 articles in the top refereed journals in the journalism and mass communication field and presented more than 60 refereed papers at national and international conferences. She also has contributed 15 chapters to books specifically dealing with magazine publishing in the United States.

She is a founding co-editor of The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Journal (The IJPC Journal), a refereed academic journal that premiered in 2009 and is published by the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

She also gives workshops on a variety of editorial and design topics and consults with editors and art directors wanting to modify, reposition, or revive an existing publication.

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Scope and content

A collection of premiere (first) issues of magazines published between 1980 and 2014 assembled by Professor Emerita Sammye Johnson. The collection includes well-known established magazines as well as one-hit wonders that lasted a few issues or a few years. The collection reflects the changing interests of Americans, as well as the issues and concerns that were shaping their economic, political, social attitudes.

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Magazines are arranged chronologically by publication date.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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  • English

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Custodial history

Donated to Coates Library by Professor Emerita Sammye Johnson, October 2017.

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  • Citation: Sammye Johnson Collection of Premiere Magazine Issues, 1980-2014. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, San Antonio, Texas.

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Archivist's note

Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, October 3, 2018.

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  • Box: SC.004 Box 1
  • Box: SC.004 Box 2
  • Box: SC.004 Box 3
  • Box: SC.004 Box 4