Guide to the Educom records, 1963-1972
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.
- Record Group
- Educom records
- 3.75 Linear Feet, 3750 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
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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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Educom Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
- Library Administration Records, 1930-1998 (Duke University Archives)
- Douglas M. Knight Records, 1949-1970 (Duke University Archives)
- William G. Anlyan Papers, 1930-1995 (Duke University Archives)
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The Educom records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1977.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, July 2006
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006
Accession A77-30 is described in this finding aid.