Title and statement of responsibility area
Dallas Smythe collection (Thomas Guback collector)
General material designation
- Photographic materials
- Textual records
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- Source of title proper: Title of collection based on the contents.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[195-?] - 1995 (Creation)
Physical description area
7 cm of textual records
ca. 20 photographs
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Scope and content
The Archives holds the personal papers of the late Dallas W. Smythe (see fonds F-16), the first chair of SFU's Department of Communication Studies. Thomas H. Guback was a doctoral student of Dallas Smythe at the University of Illinois and maintained a professional relationship with Smythe for many years. Guback recently retired as a professor of communications, media studies, and advertising at the University of Illinois. He also served as a consultant in the area of the motion picture industry, and writes and hosts a television program on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
The collection consists of correspondence from or about Dallas Smythe, articles written by Dallas Smythe, copies of memorial lectures about Smythe, and photographs of Smythe at work and with his family.
The collection consists of seven files.
Immediate source of acquisition
The materials were arranged by the archivist.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Generated finding aid
Consult the Inventory of the Dallas W. Smythe fonds, F-16.
All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.
Some of the photographs contained in file F-41-1-0-0-7 date from the 1950s, exact date unknown. 1955 has been chosen as an approximate date.
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Subject access points
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Name access points
- Smythe, Dallas (Subject)
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Caitlin Webster, Enid Britt (February 1999).
Updated by Enid Britt (May 2006).