Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences Records
UA.16.17

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Dept. of Audiology and Speech Sciences.
Title
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences records
ID
UA.16.17
Date [inclusive]
1939-1997
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 10 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

The speech pathology courses began as one of an interest area in “speech correction” in 1937 as part of the Department of Speech and Drama at Michigan State University. It consisted of a single faculty member with interests in speech correction.

In 1967, the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences was created in the then recently established College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Over the course of the next decades it grew in enrollment, course offerings, and faculty. It developed a separate undergraduate major, with ensuing separate master’s and doctoral degrees in speech(-language) pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing sciences. The Department gained national accreditation from the American Speech(-Language)- Hearing Association for its graduate professional degrees in speech(-language) pathology and audiology. By 1970, a master’s degree was looked upon nationally as the entry-level professional degree for the professions. Further major programmatic shifts occurred in 21st Century, with the Department changing its name to Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2006, and transitioning to a speech-language pathology, graduate-only program in 2010.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection of the department of Audiology and Speech Sciences consists of various reports on topics related to audiology, including one titled “Noise: The Acoustical Pollutant,” pamphlets on course offerings and study abroad programs, newsletters for alumni of the department, and information on the “Children’s Theatre Institute,” part of a course for students interested in studying the techniques of staging children’s plays.

The collection also includes unpublished annual reports for 1958 - 1969.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

 Updated historical note Janaury 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Forensic Program. -- Chronological subdivision--1966-1967;
  • Michigan State University. Speech Abstracts. -- Chronological subdivision--1946;
  • Michigan State University. Student Speaker's Bureau. -- Chronological subdivision--1939-1941;

Personal Name(s)

  • Unknown

Subject(s)

  • Noise -- Physiological effect
  • Speech -- Research
  • Speech -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Children’s Theatre Institute 1954 

F.D. 1

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Department of Speech – Miscellaneous 1953 

F.D. 2

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MSU Forensics Program Annual Summary 1966-1967 

F.D. 3

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“Noise: The Acoustical Pollutant” Undated 

F.D. 4

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Pamphlets 1963, 1964, 1972, 1974, 1988, 1995-1997 

F.D. 5

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“A Proposal for MSU Hospital Facility Planning” 1968 

F.D. 6

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“Report of the Third Conference on Oral Clefts” 1971 

F.D. 7

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“Speech Abstracts”, volumes 5 and 6 1946 

F.D. 8

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Speech Department Alumni Newsletter 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956 

F.D. 9

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Student Speakers Bureau 1939-1941 

F.D. 10

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Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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