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Guide to the Educom records, 1963-1972

Abstract

Educom (The Interuniversity Communications Council) was formed to provide universities an effective means of collaboration in their efforts to utilize the potential benefits of the emerging communications sciences for educational pursuits.

Contains materials that reflect Duke University's membership in Educom and includes correspondence, Educom Bulletins, reports, and minutes. The collection ranges in date from 1963-1972.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Educom.
Title
Educom records 1963-1972
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.75 Linear Feet, 3750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains materials that reflect Duke University's membership in Educom and includes correspondence, Educom Bulletins, reports, and minutes. The collection ranges in date from 1963-1972.

Administrative Information

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Nominating Committee, 1966 March 8
Box 1
Office of Naval Research, 1967 July 20
Box 1
Network for Triangle Area, 1966 September-October
Box 1
National Science Foundation, 1965-1967
Box 1
National Meeting, Tallahassee, FL, 1967 March 15-16
Box 1
National Institutes of Health, 1967 March
Box 1
National Environmental Health Sciences Center, 1966 June-July
Box 1
Travel Expenses, 1965-1968
Box 1
Montgomery, Edison, 1965-1967
Box 1
Task Force Information Networks, 1965-1967
Box 1
Miscellaneous: Brochures, correspondence, bio sketches, 1972
Box 1
EDUCOM: Report of the Summer Study on Information Networks, preliminary draft, 1966 September
Box 1
EDUCOM: Research Report, Agricultural Sciences Information Network Development Plan, 1969 August
Box 1
Organization and Personnel, Subcommittee on, 1965
Box 2
Presidency, 1965-1967
Box 2
Publications, Miscellaneous, 1965-1967
Box 2
Regan, Peter F., 1965-1966
Box 2
Releases, undated
Box 2
Reports, 1966-1967
Box 2
Reprints, 1966-1967
Box 2
Summer Study, Study in Educational Communications Networks, 1966
Box 2
Summer Study Grant, 1966
Box 2
Task Forces, 1965-1966
Box 2
Task Force, Computer-Based Clinical Operations, 1967-1968
Box 2
Task Force, Continuing Education, 1966-1967
Box 2
Task Force, Copyrights and Patents, 1965-1967
Box 2
Task Force, Educational Systems and Technologies, 1966-1967
Box 2
Periodical, Networks for Higher Education, 1972
Box 2
Spring Conference, 1972
Box 2
Annual Meeting, 1971 October
Box 2
Fourth Annual Meeting, 1968 October 15-16
Box 2
Conference on Educational Communications, Duke University, 1966 April 13-15
Box 3
EDUCOM Bulletin, 1966-1972
Box 3
Advanced Research Project Agency, 1972
Box 3
Meeting, 1968 May 14-15
Box 3
Agenda, 1965-1967
Box 3
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), 1957
Box 3
Associated Universities, Inc., 1964
Box 3
Baruch, Jordan, 1968
Box 3
Becker, Joseph, 1966-1968
Box 3
Benefits and Responsibilities, undated
Box 3
Budget, 1965-1967
Box 3
Computer-based Educational Systems, undated
Box 3
Computer Printouts, 1963, 1965
Box 3
Copyright, 1968
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1965-1972
Box 3
Anlyan, William G., 1964-1967
Box 3
Bylaws, Interuniversity Communications Council, Inc., 1964-1972
Box 3
Educom: Final Report, 1972 June
Box 3
Diffusion of Computer Systems in Higher Education, Subcommittee on, 1967
Box 4
Directory, 1965-1967
Box 4
Dues, 1968-1970
Box 4
Educational Communications Networks, 1967
Box 4
EDUNET, 1966
Box 4
EIN Project, 1969-1971
Box 4
Financial Statements, 1967
Box 4
Ford Foundation, 1966-1967
Box 4
General Information, 1965-1967
Box 4
General Learning Corporation, 1966
Box 4
Goals and Objectives, Committee on, 1967
Box 4
Memorandum for Institutional and Trustee Representatives, 1968-1971
Box 4
IBM, undated
Box 4
Instructional Television, Subcommittee on, 1967
Box 4
INTRACOM, 1967
Box 4
Annual Report to the Kellogg Foundation, 1967 June 8
Box 4
Kellogg Grant, 1965-1967
Box 4
Member Universities, 1966-1967
Box 4
History, 1965-1966
Box 5
Minutes, 1967-1970
Box 5
Minutes, 1964-1966
Box 5
Mental Retardation, 1969
Box 5
Miller, James G., 1965-1968
Box 5
Missouri, University of, 1967
Box 5

Historical Note

The Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM and INTERCOM) was organized in a preliminary fashion as a non-profit corporation at a meeting held in Denver, Colorado, in October 1964. Present at this meeting were academic officers of seven universities: Duke University, Harvard University, State University of New York, University of California, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Virginia. Its Board of Directors consisted of individuals chosen from among those proposed by institutional members and included a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director. A Scientific Advisory Board was also established and consisted of one representative from each member institution.

Educom was formed to keep universities informed of nationwide developments in the field of communications. Interests included the storage and retrieval of information, uses of computers in research and teaching, new methods of teaching and learning and data processing in universities. The specific objectives included developing new concepts, techniques, and applications of the communications sciences developed with increasing rapidity and establishing task forces in areas of critical development.

The first Educom conference was held at Duke University in 1966 with 150 in attendance. Educom's first president, Edison Montgomery of the University of Pittsburgh, was elected. William G. Anlyan, Duke University's Dean of the School of Medicine at the time, served as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1964-1969.

In 1998, an organization originally named the College and University Systems Exchange (CAUSE) disbanded and consolidated with Educom to form EDUCAUSE. Duke University remains an active member. For more information, please go to www.educause.edu.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Educom Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Educom records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, July 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006

Accession A77-30 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.