B. E. Davis Communication Research

The Communication Research Center opened in June of 1983, directed by Dr. B. E. Davis, a professor and director of journalism and mass communication at ACU from 1969-1989. The center started with a research contract from World Christian Broadcasting Corporation to conduct studies in international and religious communication.

A bibliography on General Communication Theory and Research was used to create the index of journal articles, papers, and reports collected by the Communication Research Center.

They are now housed in the Callie Faye Milliken Special Collections/ACU Archives area. There are over 300 folders dealing with subjects such as diffusion of innovations, intraorganizational communication, cross-cultural communication, simulation, and technology transfer. Some of the authors in the holdings include: B. E. Davis, Paul J. Deutschmann, Carley H. Dodd, Everett M. Rogers, and Robert A. Solo.  A bibliographical index can be found online as well as in the Special Collections reading area.

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.

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