Finding Aid for Speech Department Subject and Correspondence File, 1963-1989
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This collection consists of correspondence, records of speech department committees, speech department course information and miscellaneous files relating to the Speech minor, Theatre, WVSS Radio, University Forensics, and Foreign Languages.
University of Wisconsin--Stout. Speech Department.
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- College teachers
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- Students
The first mention of a speech-related course appeared in the 1904-1905 catalog listing a course for Kindergarten teachers in "Expression". Public Speaking first appeared as a course in 1915-1916. Originally part of the English Department, Speech was established as a separate department in 1949 taking along the theatre component from the English Department. In 1962-1964, an English and Speech minor first appeared in the catalog; followed, in 1964-1966, with a separate Speech Minor. The Forensics Program started in 1963-1964 and Foreign Languages were first offered at Stout in 1964 under the auspices of the Speech Department. WVSS, the university radio station, first broadcasted in 1969-1970.