Emery was a journalist, author, and professor of journalism at California State University,
Northridge. The collection consists of photographs, audiovisual materials, papers, and mass
media reporting of conflicts, politics, and the press in several geographic areas,
specifically locations in Central America, the Middle East, the Balkans, Asia, and the
United States. Emery's teaching resources and publication records on the history of
newspapers, media criticism, and other journalism topics are also present. Dates of
materials span from 1801 to 1996, with bulk dates of 1970 to 1992.
Michael "Mike" Emery was born in 1940 and grew up in Minneapolis. His father, Edwin Emery,
was a journalism professor at the University of Minnesota. Mike Emery earned his BA and MA
at the University of Minnesota. He first worked for United Press International before
joining University of Wisconsin as professor. He became faculty at Cal State Northridge in
the Department of Journalism in 1968. He also taught classes at USC, UC Berkeley, and South
Australian College of Advanced Education in Adelaide.