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EMORY UNIVERSITY. TEACHING AIDS DEPT.
Teaching Aids Department audiovisual materials, 1933-1979

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/ckszs


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University. Teaching Aids Dept.
Title: Teaching Aids Department audiovisual materials, 1933-1979
Call Number:Series No. 210
Extent: 21 linear ft. (38 boxes)
Abstract:The audiovisual materials of the Teaching Aids Department consists of materials collected and maintained by the Department for the purpose of supporting teaching and instruction at Emory University including sound recordings, video recordings, and photographic slides. There are also recordings documenting musical performances, lectures, academic ceremonies, and other campus events.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection. Additionally, selected material is closed until 2052 in accordance with Emory University Archives policy for personnel related records.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Teaching Aids Department audiovisual materials, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by John Bence, 2012.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Teaching Aids Department provided faculty with sound and video recordings and other teaching aids for classroom instruction. The Department used recording equipment to create materials or acquired them through external sources, while maintaining a library of these recordings for internal use by students. The Department circulated equipment such as sound and video recorders and classroom projectors and produced items like photographic slides and transparencies on demand for use with projectors. Dr. Cox was regularly involved in recording campus events including convocation, faculty meetings, baccalaureate, commencement (graduation), as well as special events like lectures, alumni gatherings, retirement dinners, and musical performances.

Prior to formal establishment of the Teaching Aids Department, audiovisual educational services had been available at Emory University since the hiring of Dr. Albert Cox as the Teaching Aids Technician in 1947 and were coordinated through the Committee on Audio-visual and Other Teaching Aids. The Committee was chaired by Robert Rohrer until 1957. By 1959, the Committee had been renamed the Teaching Aids Department with Dr. Albert Cox as the Department head. The Teaching Aids Department moved to the basement of Candler Library in 1969 and continued to grow into the 1970s. However, by the summer of 1979, the Teaching Aids Department and its services were consolidated into the functions of the newly created Audiovisual Center in Candler Library. Dr. Albert Cox retired in July of 1979.

Scope and Content Note

The audiovisual materials of the Teaching Aids Department consists of audiotapes, audiocassettes, phonograph records, video recordings, and photographic slides collected and maintained by the Department for the purpose of supporting teaching and instruction at Emory University. Audiovisual materials are organized by format and include, when available, original identifying information derived from both labels on the items themselves and from a card catalog. Supporting materials within the collection include event programs and newspaper clippings of recorded campus events as well as a card catalog created by the Deparment for cataloging its holdings. The Teaching Aids Department provided de facto audiovisual services to the University and was responsible for recording campus events, including musical performances, lectures, and academic ceremonies, among others, which make up a bulk of the materials in this collection.

Arrangement Note

Organized into six series: (1) Audiotapes, (2) Audiocassettes, (3) Phonograph records (vinyl discs), (4) Video recordings, (5) Slides (photographs), and (6) Supporting materials.

Finding Aid Note

Finding aid available in the repository.


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