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George C. Biersack papers

Identifier: UASC-024

Scope and Contents

The George C. Biersack papers contain subject files pertaining to the Dept. of Communication Arts and communication programs at the University of Dayton. There are several folders pertaining to the Ohio Council on Educational Television (OCET), for which Prof. Biersack held several offices, and the Miami Valley Educational Television Foundation, mostly dating to the period when Biersack was director. Also included are teaching and consulting materials, correspondence (chronologically arranged), memorabilia, and one 16mm film.


  • 1955-1980


Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the University Archives and Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, or scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Biography of George C. Biersack

Prof. George Biersack was a University of Dayton graduate of the class of 1952 and in the same year began teaching a speech class at UD. While working at UD, he earned an M.A. from Miami University (1956). Under his leadership, the Communication Arts Department was formed in 1964 from the earlier Speech Department. He served as the Department's first chairman, from 1964-1977, and led the development of a graduate program in Communication Arts in 1969. By 1980 the Communication Arts program had grown to be UD's largest undergraduate program. Biersack also helped the University of Dayton to acquire WVUD-FM, a campus radio station, in 1962; he was the station's first general manager, from 1962-1980.

Biersack was director of the Miami Valley Educational Television Foundation from 1954-1971 and held several positions with the Ohio Council on Educational Television. He was professionally recognized as a consultant in the area of management communications.

Biersack was born on August 16, 1923 and died of heart failure at age 57 on September 1, 1980.


3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Faculty papers of George C. Biersack (1923-1980), professor of communication arts at the University of Dayton from 1952-1980. His papers include subject files, correspondence, memorabilia, and records of the Miami Valley Educational Television Foundation and the Ohio Council on Educational Television.


The George C. Biersack papers are arranged alphabetically at the folder level.

Acquisition Information

The George C. Biersack papers were acquired by the University Archives in May 1981 in accession 1981-003.

Related Material

WVUD Radio records. University Archives and Special Collections, University of Dayton Libraries, Dayton, Ohio.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in July 2009 and December 2010.

Guide to the George C. Biersack papers, 1955-1980
Rachel DeHart
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Repository Details

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