American communication scholar John A. Lent has donated to AMIC four books he has written, communication artifacts and research notes on the history of Philippine mass communication which he used in the writing of his book, “Philippine Mass Communication: Before 1811 and After 1966.”
The simple turnover took place on September 29, 2017 at the office of the Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) inside the Manila campus of Philippine Women’s University (PWU).
AMIC Board of Directors Chair Crispin Maslog received the donation in the presence of visiting communication personalities–AMIC 2016 Asia Communication Awardee Shelton Gunaratne and his wife Madam Yose-Kim, Communication University of China professor Peixin Cao and Indonesian professor Zul.
Lent donated a 250-page book, Southeast Asian Cartoon Art, published in 2014, and three other books on Asian and Philippine media; the front page the Washington D.C.-based The Evening Star dated Dec. 22, 1941 which carried the headline “Luzon Defenders Battle 100,000 Invaders,” and a pennant given by the Cagayan de Oro Press Club in 1962.
Lent also donated his typed and handwritten abstracts of 627 book and magazine articles he compiled in 1964-65.
PWU Arts and Sciences Dean Olivia Celeste M. Villafuerte welcomed the guests together with PWU Media Director, Dr. Lyca Benitez-Brown, and Dr. Felina Young, PWU SVP for Academic Affairs.