St. Louis Journalism Review Collection

Accession Number: MA uu:160
Location: Manuscript Stacks, Row 12
Dates: 1970-2011
Size: 11 boxes
Creator/Collector: Collection created in Special Collections
Acquisition info: Individual items donated by Jean Gosebrink and Press Club members between 1989 and 2011.
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history:

The St. Louis Journalism Review Collection was assembled over time by Charles Klotzer, mainly during his time at the SJR. Klotzer’s two donations of SJR issues as well as individual donations were interfiled in order to create a discrete collection.

Klotzer began his career in journalism as assistant editor at the Troy (Ill.) Tribune in 1948. He was founder of the Greater St. Louis Jewish Star and later, editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (1947-). Klotzer and his wife Rose launched FOCUS/Midwest, a monthly dealing with the social, political and racial issues of the 1960s. In 1970, they founded, with the help of area journalists, academicians and social activists the St. Louis Journalism Review. In 1983, Klotzer merged FOCUS/Midwest and the St. Louis Journalism Review to be known as the later, making the SJR the only paper in the country to review local media. The Klotzers were the largest, and most of the time the sole, financiers for the SJR. 

Language: English
Processed by: Jean Gosebrink, 2005, 2008, 2010; Sarah Cain, November 2014
Conservation notes: Issues placed within archival boxes. Clippings and papers placed in acid-free folders. Metal fasteners removed and replaced with vinyl paperclips where needed.  
Scope and Content: The St. Louis Journalism Review Collection consists of an almost complete run the magazine. The collection also includes a box of general research files, including clippings, correspondence, and ephemera. The SJR was published from 1970 to 2010. Charles Klotzer founded and edited the SJR until 1996. Ed Bishop became the editor and general manager until 2010. The goal of the SJR was to regularly review journalism, new media, photojournalism, advertising, public relations and entertainment media to help ensure credibility of St. Louis area reporting. In 2010, the publication was renamed the Gateway Journalism Review and is now published at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Collection organized into subseries.

Subseries 1— Publications
Subseries 2— Clippings and papers

Arrangement within subseries 1 is chronological and within subseries 2 is alphabetical

Restrictions: Copyright

St. Louis Journalism Review Collection
1970 - 2011
10 flat tabloid Hollingers; 1 slim Hollinger; 7 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
  Subseries 1— Publications
  Box 1: October/November 1970-December 1982, Volumes 1-8 (v1:no1-v8:no49). Two copies of v1:no1. Missing v4:no18; March/April 1977, v5:no26.  
  Box 2: February 1983-February 1985, Volumes 9-11 (v9:no50v11:no71). Issue v10:no58 skipped in publication run.
  Box 3: March 1985-September 1987, Volumes 12-15 (v12:no72- v15:no99). 
  Box 4: October 1987-April 1990, Volumes 16-19 (v16:no100- v19:no125). Two issues marked as April 1989 (v19:no115)
  Box 5: May 1990-October 1992, Volumes 20-22 (v20:no126- v22:no150). Missing March 1991 (v21:no134)
  Box 6: November 1992-September 1995, Volumes 22-25 (v22:no151- v25:no179). Two issues marked as v24:no173
  Box 7: October 1995-October 1998, Volumes 26-28 (v26:no180- v28:no210)
  Box 8: November 1998-November 2001, Volumes 29-31 (v29:no211- v31:no241)
  Box 9: December 2001/January 2002-November 2005, Volumes 3235 (v32:no242- v35:no281).
  Box 10: December 2006/January 2007-July/August 2010, Volumes 36-40 (v36:no282- v40:no318)
  Subseries 2—Papers
  Box 11: Papers
11/1 30th Anniversary celebration, “New Media, New Politics” October 16, 2000
11/2 “Campbell Uses Post” complaint and apology, 1999
11/3 Clippings. Ge-431, Ge-432
11/4 Interview, Klotzer, November 1995
11/5 Invitations, Who’s Minding the Media, 2004, 2011
11/6 Journalism Review Forum
11/7 Marketing
11/8 Postcards, 2010-2015
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