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Nelson Poynter Memorial Library -- Catalogs; Florida -- Archival resources; Archives -- Florida -- Catalogs; Poynter, Nelson, 1903-1978; Poynter, Henrietta, 1901-1968; Journalism and Media Studies Provenance


Dr. Jean Chance, a retired professor of journalism, joined the faculty of the University of Florida (UF) in 1969. During the late 1980s, while serving as an associate professor in the UF College of Journalism and Communications, Chance received a sabbatical to research Henrietta Poynter’s influence and leadership at the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly. This collection includes research files, notes, and photocopied documents collected by Chance during her sabbatical, as well as a paper delivered at the 1989 meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC). In addition to her work in the classroom, Chance held appointments as chair of the University Senate and the UF Intercollegiate Athletic Committee. She retired from her fulltime assignment at the University of Florida in May 2003. The two document boxes of correspondence, public documents, clippings, and other research materials were received from Professor Chance through David Shedden, library director at the Poynter Institute. The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library took possession of these materials in May 2004.



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