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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Administrative Information

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Debate Team records 1921-1983
Collection Number: 30/06/001
Repository: Weber State University Archives
Address:
2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT, 84408-2901
URL: http://library.weber.edu/asc/archivesdept/default.cfm
Email: archives@weber.edu
Phone: 801-626-6388
Fax: 801-626-7045

Collection Inventory +/-

series id19496: Forensic Team (1927-1983)

This series contains correspondence, financial records, tournament information, and debate information.

Folder FF1 id19588: Phi Rho Pi pendant
Folder FF2 id19589: Debate Team posters (March-April 1930)
Folder B1F1 id19587: Debate Team history (1927)
Folder B1F2 id19590: Report of debating trip in Texas (1933)
Folder B1F3 id19591: Debating Program report (1932-1933)
Folder B1F4 id19592: Debating schedule (1933-1934)
Folder B1F5 id19593: Charter, constitution, bylaws, and instruction booklet for the Utah Alpha Chapter of Phi Rho Pi (1934-1935)
Folder B1F6 id19594: Catalog entries for Forensics and other programs (circa 1936-1937)
Folder B1F7 id19595: Program of events, rules and schedule for the 8th Annual Linfield College Forensic Tournament in McMinnville, Oregon (February 17-19, 1938)
Folder B1F8 id19596: Program of events, rules and schedule for the 10th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at the University of Oklahoma, Norman (April 11-14, 1938)
Folder B1F9 id19597: Program of events and correspondence for the University of Utah's Annual Junior College Forensic Tournament in Salt Lake City (April 22-23, 1938)
Folder B1F10 id19598: Correspondence (September 1938-May 1939)
Folder B1F11 id19599: Program of events, rules and team pairings for the 11th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Virginia Junior College, Virginia, Minnesota (April 3-6, 1939)
Folder B1F12 id19600: Revision and amendments to the 1929 constitution and bylaws of Phi Rho Pi (1939)
Folder B1F13 id19601: Survey of former debate team members (1923-1939) (1939)

Survey asks opinions on the importance of debate and English instruction; extent of college education; current occupations. Compiled by Helen Robinson, Margaret Bachman, and Leland Monson.

Folder B1F14 id19602: Correspondence and program of events for the 12th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Covnention and Tournament at Weber College (March 18-21, 1940)
Folder B1F15 id19603: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1940-1941)
Folder B1F16 id19604: Correspondence (September 1940-May 1941)
Folder B1F17 id19605: Record of results in the George Pepperdine College Junior College Forensic Tournament in Los Angeles, California (November 18-20, 1940)
Folder B1F18 id19606: Report of participation in the Carbon College Forensic Tournament in Price, Utah (November 29-30, 1940)
Folder B1F19 id19607: Report of participation in the California Debating Tournament Association Speech Meet at Bakersfield Junior College (January 9-11, 1941)
Folder B1F20 id19608: Report of participation in the 13th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Wingate College, Charlotte, North Carolina (May 6-10, 1941)
Folder B1F21 id19609: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1941-1942)
Folder B1F22 id19610: Chapter report of membership and activities for Utah Alpha Chapter of Phi Rho Pi (January 1942)

These reports were to have been made monthly, however this is the only report in this collection.

Folder B1F23 id19611: Correspondence (September 1941-April 1942)
Folder B1F24 id19612: Phi Rho Pi Interchapter Relations Committee correspondence (October 1941-April 1942)
Folder B1F25 id19613: Phi Rho Pi convention and tournament rules and directory of chapter affiliates (1941-1942)
Folder B1F26 id19614: Program for the 2nd Annual Speech and Debate Institute for High Schools and Junior Colleges at Glendale Junior College, California (October 25, 1941)
Folder B2F1 id19615: Preliminary announcement, schedule of events, and record of results in the Western Association of Teachers of Speech Forensic Tournament at Weber College (November 17-19, 1941)
Folder B2F2 id19616: Report of tournament results in the Souther California Tournament Association Speech Meet in Pamona (December 4-6, 1941)
Folder B2F3 id19617: Rules, schedule of events, and program for the Linfield College 12th Annual Inter-Collegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon (February 19-21, 1941)
Folder B2F4 id19618: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1942-1943)
Folder B2F5 id19619: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1943-1944)
Folder B2F6 id19620: Correspondence (September 1944-February 1945)
Folder B2F7 id19621: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1944-1945)
Folder B2F8 id19622: Schedule of events, team pairings, and judge ballots for the Linfield College 15th Annual Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon (March 8-10, 1945)
Folder B2F9 id19623: Schedule of events and team pairings for the Pacific College Invitational Tournament in Seattle, Washington (March 13-14, 1945)
Folder B2F10 id19624: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities and First Place Weber College Tournament Women's Debate necklace (1945-1946)
Folder B2F11 id19625: Correspondence (April 24, 1947)
Folder B2F12 id19626: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1946-1947)
Folder B2F13 id19627: Tournament materials relating to the Linfield College 17th Annual Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon; the Albion State Normal Annual Debate Tournament, Idaho; and the Western Association of Teachers of Speech Forensic Tournament at Salt Lake City (1946-1947)
Folder B2F14 id19628: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1947-1948)
Folder B2F15 id19629: Correspondence, announcements, and program of events for the 20th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Weber College (April 15-17, 1948)
Folder B2F16 id19630: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1948-1949)
Folder B2F17 id19631: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1949-1950)
Folder B2F18 id19632: Tournament materials relating to the 22nd Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Bakersfield College, California; and the Northwest Tau Kappa Alpha Intercollegiate Speech Tournament at Montana State University, Missoula (1949-1950)
Folder B2F19 id19633: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1950-1951)
Folder B2F20 id19634: Correspondence (January-April 1952)
Folder B2F21 id19635: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1951-1952)
Folder B2F22 id19636: Tournament materials relating to the Junior Varsity Invitational Forensic Meet at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; the 24th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Pueblo College, Colorado; and the Strawberry Leaf Society Grand National Forensic Tournament at Mary Washington College at the University of Virginia (1951-1952)
Folder B2F23 id19637: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1952-1953)
Folder B2F24 id19638: Tournament materials relating to the California Institute of Technology Annual Championship Debate Tournament in Pasadena; and the 25th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convetion and Tournament at Gray's Harbor College, Aberdeen, Washington (1952-1953)
Folder B2F25 id19639: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1953-1954)
Folder B2F26 id19640: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1954-1955)
Folder B2F27 id19641: Tournament materials relating to the 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Speech Conference in Denver, Colorado; the 27th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Denver University, Colorado; and the Southern California Collegiate Forensic Association Spring Invitational Speech Tournament in Pasadena (1954-1955)
Folder B2F28 id19642: Correspondence (March-May 1956)
Folder B2F29 id19643: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1955-1956)
Folder B3F1 id19644: Tournament materials relating to the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Speech Conference in Denver, Colorado; the 28th Annual National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Weber College; and the Linfield College 27th Annual Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon (1955-1956)
Folder B3F2 id19645: Correspondence (October 1956-February 1957)
Folder B3F3 id19646: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1956-1957)
Folder B3F4 id19647: Correspondence (September-November 1957)
Folder B3F5 id19648: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1957-1958)
Folder B3F6 id19649: Tournament materials relating to the 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Western Junior College Invitational Speech Tournament in Price, Utah; the Southwest Speech Tournament at Tucson, Arizona; and the Western Asociation of Teachers of Speech Forensic Tournament at Los Angeles, California (1957-1958)
Folder B3F7 id19650: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1958-1959)
Folder B3F8 id19651: Correspondence (June 1958-May 1959)
Folder B3F9 id19652: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1958-1959)
Folder B3F10 id19653: Schedule of events for the Columbia Basin College Lower Division Forensic Tournament in Pasco, Washington; and the Western Association of Teachers of Speech Forensic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah (October 25-28, 1958 and November 27-29, 1958)
Folder B3F11 id19654: Schedule of events for the Utah State Midwinter Speech Meet at Utah State University, Logan; the Linfield College 29th Annual Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon; and the National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Gray's Harbor College, Aberdeen, Washington (February-April 1959)
Folder B3F12 id19655: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1959-1960)
Folder B3F13 id19656: Correspondence (September 1959-February 1960)
Folder B3F14 id19657: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1959-1960)
Folder B3F15 id19658: Schedule of events for the Phoenix College Autumn Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Fresno State College Invitational Tournament at Fresno, California (October 30-31, 1959 and November 13-14, 1959)
Folder B3F16 id19659: Schedule of events for the National Phi Rho Pi Convention and Tournament at Weber College; the 14th Annual Northwest Tau Kappa Alpha Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Tournament at Montana State University in Missoula; and the Intercollegiate Speech Tournament at the University of Hawaii at Honolulu (April-May 1960)
Folder B3F17 id19660: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1960-1961)
Folder B3F18 id19661: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1961-1962)
Folder B3F19 id19662: Correspondence (October 1961-May 1962)
Folder B3F20 id19663: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1961-1962)
Folder B3F21 id19664: Tournament materials relating to the Centralia College Lower Division Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at Centralia, Washington; the 16th Annual Northwest Tau Kappa Alpha Intercollegiate Speech Tournament at Montana State University at Missoula; the 11th Annual Desert Invitational Speech Tournament at the University of Arizona, Tucson; the 8th Annual Tyro Speech Tournament at Stockton, California; the Linfield College Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon; and the University of Hawaii Intercollegiate Speech Tournament at Honolulu (1961-1962)
Folder B3F22 id19665: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1962-1963)
Folder B3F23 id19666: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1963-1964)
Folder B3F24 id19667: Correspondence (August 1963-February 1964)
Folder B3F25 id19668: Phi Rho Pi membership rosters (1963-1964)
Folder B3F26 id19669: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1963-1964)
Folder B4F1 id19670: Schedule of events for the Columbia Valley Debate Tournament at Washington State University in Pullman; the 16th Annual University of Colorado Forensic Festival at Boulder; the Western Speech Association Forensic Tournament at Humboldt State College, Arcata, California; and the Southwestern College 34th Annual Invitational Tournament at Winfield, Kansas (October-December 1963)
Folder B4F2 id19671: Schedule of events for the 12th Annual Desert Invitational Speech Tournament at the University of Arizona, Tucson (February 20-22, 1964)
Folder B4F3 id19672: Schedule of events for the 34th Annual Linfield College Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament at McMinnville, Oregon (March 5-7, 1964)
Folder B4F4 id19673: Schedule of events for the 3rd Annual Intermountain Forensic Conference Invitational Tournament at the College of Southern Utah, Cedar City (April 3-4, 1964)
Folder B4F5 id19674: Budget and estimate of expenses for tournament participation (1965-1966)
Folder B4F6 id19675: Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Honorary Forensic Society correspondence pertaining to Weber State College application for charter (1965-1966)
Folder B4F7 id19676: Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha history and organization information (1965-1966)
Folder B4F8 id19677: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating to Debate Team activities (1965-1966)
Folder B4F9 id19678: Debate Team photographs (circa 1941-1962)
Folder B4F10 id19679: "History of Debate at Weber State College, 1922-1960"

History was likely compiled by members of the 1960-1961 Debate Team, under the direction and supervision of Leland Monson.

Folder B4F11 id19680: "History of Debate at Weber State College, 1922-1960"
Folder B4F12 id19681: Weber College Debate Team competitions, 1927-1934 (prepared March 1966)
Folder B4F13 id19682: "Weber State College Debate competitions, 1921-1965"

A chronology of the various tournaments in which the Debate Team participated during Leland H. Monson's tenure as Director of Debate. Included are the names of the tournaments and their locations; the names of participating Weber State Debate Team members; and a record of the tournaments' results.

Folder B4F14 id19683: "Weber State College participation in Phi Rho Pi national competitions, 1933-1965"

A chronology of Weber State's record in the annual tournaments of this honorary forensic society for junior colleges. Included are the dates, names, and locations of the various tournaments; the names of participating Weber State Debate Team members; and the tournaments' results.

Folder B4F15 id19684: "Weber State College participation in Phi Rho Pi national competitions, 1933-1965"
Folder B5F1 id19685: "Weber College Debaters: 1928-1934"

A scrapbook compiled by Leland H. Monson containing a record of Debate Team activities while he was Director. Included are telegrams and correspondence from team members attending out of state tournaments; lists of Debate Team membership; records of the results of tournaments; and a few photographs and newspaper clippings.

Folder B5F2 id19686: Debate handbook for advisors (circa 1969)
Folder B5F3 id19687: Debate Team correspondence and flyer (1970-1971)
Folder B5F4 id19688: "U.S. higher education has sacrificed quality for institutional survival: The case against the resolution" debate paper (1983)
series id19497: Annual High School Debate Tournament (1934-1971)

This series contains the announcements, news releases, correspondence, results, list of participants, and photographs of the Annual High School Debate Tournament.

Folder B5F5 id19689: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1934)
Folder B5F6 id19690: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1935)
Folder B5F7 id19691: Correspondence (1936)
Folder B5F8 id19692: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1936)
Folder B5F9 id19693: Roster of participants (1936)
Folder B5F10 id19694: Correspondence (1937)
Folder B5F11 id19695: Preliminary program (1937)
Folder B5F12 id19696: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1937)
Folder B5F13 id19697: Correspondence (1938)
Folder B5F14 id19698: Preliminary program (1938)
Folder B6F1 id19699: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1938)
Folder B6F2 id19700: Tournament round pairings (1938)
Folder B6F3 id19701: Announcements (1939)
Folder B6F4 id19702: Correspondence (1939)
Folder B6F5 id19703: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1939)
Folder B6F6 id19704: Preliminary program (1939)
Folder B6F7 id19705: Roster of participants (1939)
Folder B6F8 id19706: Tournament round pairings (1939)
Folder B6F9 id19707: Announcements (1940)
Folder B6F10 id19708: Correspondence (1940)
Folder B6F11 id19709: Letters of appreciation (1940)
Folder B6F12 id19710: Preliminary program (1940)
Folder B6F13 id19711: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1940)
Folder B6F14 id19712: Roster of participants (1940)
Folder B6F15 id19713: Tournament round pairings (1940)
Folder B6F16 id19714: Correspondence (1941)
Folder B6F17 id19715: Preliminary program (1941)
Folder B7F1 id19716: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1941)
Folder B7F2 id19717: Roster of participants (1941)
Folder B7F3 id19718: Tournament round pairing (1941)
Folder B7F4 id19719: Announcements (1942)
Folder B7F5 id19720: Correspondence (February-March 1942)
Folder B7F6 id19721: Preliminary program (1942)
Folder B7F7 id19722: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1942)
Folder B7F8 id19723: Roster of participants (1942)
Folder B7F9 id19724: Correspondence (January-February 1943)
Folder B7F10 id19725: Preliminary program (1945)
Folder B7F11 id19726: Preliminary program (1946)
Folder B7F12 id19727: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1946)
Folder B7F13 id19728: Preliminary program (1947)
Folder B7F14 id19729: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1947)
Folder B7F15 id19730: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1948)
Folder B7F16 id19731: Utah High School Activities Association application and correspondence about approval and endorsement of tournament (1948)

Hereafter included with Preliminary programs

Folder B7F17 id19732: Preliminary program (1949)
Folder B7F18 id19733: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1949)
Folder B7F19 id19734: Preliminary program (1950)
Folder B7F20 id19735: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1950)
Folder B7F21 id19736: Preliminary program (1951)
Folder B7F22 id19737: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1951)
Folder B7F23 id19738: Preliminary program (1952)
Folder B7F24 id19739: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1952)
Folder B7F25 id19740: Preliminary program (1953)
Folder B7F26 id19741: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1953)
Folder B7F27 id19742: Press releases of local newspaper articles regarding tournament activities (1954)
Folder B7F28 id19743: Preliminary program (1955)
Folder B8F1 id19744: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1955)
Folder B8F2 id19745: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1956)
Folder B8F3 id19746: Preliminary program (1957)
Folder B8F4 id19747: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1957)
Folder B8F5 id19748: Correspondence (February-October 1958)
Folder B8F6 id19749: Preliminary program (1958)
Folder B8F7 id19750: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1958)
Folder B8F8 id19751: Correspondence (January-February 1959)
Folder B8F9 id19752: Letters of appreciation to tournament judges and participants (1959)
Folder B8F10 id19753: Preliminary program (1959)
Folder B8F11 id19754: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1959)
Folder B8F12 id19755: Registration forms from participating high schools (1959)
Folder B8F13 id19756: Roster of participants (1959)
Folder B8F14 id19757: Announcements (1960)
Folder B8F15 id19758: Correspondence (January-February 1960)
Folder B8F16 id19759: Letters of appreciation to tournament judges and participants (1960)
Folder B8F17 id19760: Preliminary program (1960)
Folder B8F18 id19761: Press releases of local newspaper articles relating tournament activities (1960)
Folder B8F19 id19762: Roster of participants (1960)
Folder B8F20 id19763: Announcements (1961)
Folder B8F21 id19764: Correspondence (January-October 1961)
Folder B8F22 id19765: Roster of participants (1961)
Folder B8F23 id19766: Preliminary program and Utah High School Activities Association endorsement (1962)
Folder B8F24 id19767: Roster of participants (1962)
Folder B8F25 id19768: Correspondence (January-November 1963)
Folder B8F26 id19769: Letters of appreciation to tournament judges and participants (February 18-20, 1963)
Folder B8F27 id19770: Letters of appreciation to tournament judges and participants (February 21-March 5, 1963)
Folder B9F1 id19771: Preliminary program (1963)
Folder B9F2 id19772: Roster of participants (1963)
Folder B9F3 id19773: Announcements (1964)
Folder B9F4 id19774: Correspondence (January-November 1964)
Folder B9F5 id19775: Letters of appreciation to tournament judges and participants (1964)
Folder B9F6 id19776: Preliminary program and Utah High School Activities Association endorsement (1964)
Folder B9F7 id19777: Registration forms from participating high schools, A-L (1964)
Folder B9F8 id19778: Registration forms from participating high schools, M-Z (1964)
Folder B9F9 id19779: Roster of participants (1964)
Folder B9F10 id19780: Announcements (1965)
Folder B9F11 id19781: Correspondence (January-February 1965)
Folder B9F12 id19782: Preliminary program and Utah High School Activities Association endorsement (1965)
Folder B9F13 id19783: Registration forms from participating high schools, A-L (1965)
Folder B9F14 id19784: Registration forms from participating high schools, M-Z (1965)
Folder B10F1 id19785: Roster of participants (1965)
Folder B10F2 id19786: Tournament program and photographs of winners (1966)
Folder B10F3 id19787: Roster of participants (1966)
Folder B10F4 id19788: Preliminary program, Utah High School Activities Association endorsement, and judges handbook (1967)
Folder B10F5 id19789: Roster of participants (1967)
Folder B10F6 id19790: Information packet about the 1970 tournament and correspondence (1969 and 1971)
Folder B10F7 id19791: "A brief history of Utah State High School debates" by Sheila Heinle (1961)
Folder B10F8 id19792: "The Weber College High School Debate Tournaments" by Judy Rauzi (undated)
Folder B10F9 id19793: Bound transcriptions of news releases (March 1934-February 1960)

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Debating, also known as forensics or speech, has been around since the beginning of Weber Stake Academy. It is one of the oldest organizations at Weber State University. Before Weber became a junior college debate competitions were held between the schools in the northern part of Utah. The school became a junior college during the 1922-1923 school year, and a debating league was formed between the junior colleges of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). The team has male and female teams, as well as individual competitors. The Debate Team did not always travel to the same competitions, sometimes only a few students would travel to different destinations to compete.

In the 1933-1934 school year Weber competed in its first national competition, taking second place. The same year saw the most competitions entered - 181. This was the first year of a co-ed partnership on the team - Spencer Jackson Klomp and Kathleen Foulger, who later got married. The Debate Team joined Phi Rho Pi, the National Forensic Organization in 1934. During the 1939-1940 school year Leland Monson was vice president of the National Phi Rho Pi, and brought the national tournament to Ogden for the first time. From 1942-1945 debating was curtailed because of the war and gas rationings. Most debates were held in state. One debater, Wayne Carver, got creative and recorded an oration and sent it for competition, winning second place. The team faced low participation and possible defunding in the 1970s. The Debate Team has been competitively successful, winning many debates at the local and national level. As of October 2013, there are over 20 members on the team.

John Q. Blaylock, a professor in History and Political Science, was the first Director of Debate. In the 1927-1928 school year, Weber began offering a debating class taught by Leland H. Monson. That year Weber won the Intermountain Junior College Debating League championship for the first time. In the 1928-1929 school year, Lelan Monson became the debate director, a position he would hold until 1965. Leland Monson took a leave of absense in 1935-1936, putting David Trevithick in charge of the Debate Team while he was gone. Monson took a leave of absence again in 1945-1946, with Thatcher Allred supervising during that time. Robert Mukai, a former debate member, was the director from 1965-1966, when he and two debate members were killed in a car accident on the way back from a debate in California. John Hebestreet was appointed Director of Debate in 1967. Randolph Scott became Director in 1977. David Berube was the Director from 1983-1986. Pierre Heidrich served as Director from 1986-1988. Michael "Bear" Bryant was the Director of Debate from 1988-2001. From 2001-2003, Eric Mueller was the Acting Director of Debate. Omar Guevera became Director of Forensics in 2003, and still holds that position as of October 2013.

The Debate Program started an annual high school debate tournament in 1934. This started out small, but it grew to become one of the largest high school debate tournaments in the country. The Weber State College Annual High School Debate Tournament was later renamed the Leland H. Monson High School Forensic Tournament. As of October 2013, the tournament is run under the name Utah High School Activities Association Speech and Debate Championship.

For more information on the history of the Debate Team, go here.

Content Description +/-

This collection consists of the history, correspondence, budget, tournaments, preliminary programs, and historical files of the Debate Team and the Weber State College Annual High School Debate Tournament (later renamed the Leland H. Monson High School Forensic Tournament).

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

Series are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. Arranged into two series: Series 1, Debate Team, 1927-1983; Series 2, Annual High School Debate Tournament, 1934-1971.

Brief histories of the Debate Program can be found in box 4 and of the high school debate tournament in box 10.

Creator:

Monson, Leland H, 1900-1987

Language:

English

Quantity:

4.50

Language of the Finding Aid:

The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding Aid Authors: John Lamborn, 1982.

EAD Creation Date:

July 23rd, 2014

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