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Manuscript Group 027: J. David Truby Papers (IUP Department of Journalism)

Identifier: MG027


  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 2019


36 boxes Linear Feet (J. David Truby, emeritus professor of journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), has lived through many fascinating and challenging experiences. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Truby served as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army from 1960-1961, and he served in Combat Intelligence in the U.S. Army Reserve. Truby next ventured into the arena of news reporting. After jobs in radio, television, and magazine journalism, he worked as a field reporter and editor for National News Service. Truby specialized in political, military, and Latin American affairs. He also worked in advertising and public relations before joining the IUP faculty in 1970, where Truby taught Criminology, English, and Journalism. He is the co-founder of the University’s Department of Journalism and is credited with developing the program to its strong national reputation in the 1970s and 1980s. Truby served as the first chair of the Department of Journalism at IUP. Truby gained a great deal of expertise in the study of assassinations, and served as an investigator for the U. S. House Committee on Assassinations in the mid-1970s. A prolific writer, Truby has written 27 books and co-authored five others. In his writing, teaching, and reporting, Truby draws from his rich real world experiences to educate and inform his audience. Today, Truby is a consultant to individuals, companies, governments, and publications. He also continues to write for magazines and books. He is a contributing editor for several national magazines. According to Captain David Sabulsky, ROTC instructor at IUP, “Dr. Truby has been a great mentor to many of our cadets, who are now officers, and a true friend to this organization.” Truby donated more than 300 books to the Military Science Department. The J. David Truby collection is papers are housed in 36 archival boxes. These papers include material that he accumulated throughout the 1970s and 1990s, and focuses on a multitude of subjects, including the CIA, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and Central America. Series I: Periodicals Series II: Books, Pamphlets, and Publications Series III: Articles Series IV: Media Series V: Research Series VI: Articles by Truby Series VII: 35mm Slides (under construction) )

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Indiana Pennsylvania