The Central States Communication Association Records digital collection provides online access to records created by the Central States Communication Association between 1960 and 2014. Records in this digital collection include Executive Committee meeting minutes, membership directories, and other administrative records; conference and convention programs; convention exhibit posters; and video recordings of conference sessions and oral history interviews with past officers.
The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is a professional, academic organization of primary and secondary school teachers, students, college and university professors, and communication professionals. The organization was founded in 1931 as the Central States Speech Association with the goal of promoting the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. In 1989, the organization changed its name from Central States Speech Association to Central States Communication Association. The association's membership includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The association hosts an annual convention, publishes a newsletter three times yearly, and publishes the journal Communication Studies on a quarterly basis.
The complete collection of Central States Communication Association records is available in the Ball State University Archives and Special Collections.