Brigham Young University. News Bureau
The Brigham Young University News Bureau was established around 1952, and was responsible for overseeing university news publications. In 1978 Press Relations was renamed Public Communications. Directors for the News Bureau included Edwin J. Butterworth (1952-1978).
Press Relations’ main function was to serve the university in dispersing school news to the outside world. It also prepares news releases and dissemination of the same to press, radio, television, magazine, and wire services. Within it there were four main divisions: news operations, information service, publications, and advertising. The news bureau was responsible for publishing president ‘s letter to the parents, special editions of the Daily Universe, and BYU Today, the alumni magazine.
The director of News Bureau reported to the director of the Division of Public Relations until 1964, after which they reported to the director of University Relations.
Later units include Brigham Young University Public Communications Department(1978-1997) and University Communications (1997-).
Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:
History of the public relations arm of Brigham Young University, formerly called the New Bureau, currently named Public Communications.
Contains contact sheets and photograph prints featuring the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble on campus in classes and rehearsals, photo shoots, performances such as Christmas Around the World, in both live action and posed shots, and touring throughout the world, including rehearsals, performance shots, and sightseeing pictures. Materials dated 1975 to 2000.
Contains contact sheets and photographs for Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors performances. Images show Young Ambassadors group director Randy Booth and other staff while performing on tour (Taiwan, Poland, 1984 Louisiana World's Fair, China, Disneyland, Scandinavia, India), group shots at the Motion Picture Studio, in performances at BYU or locally, sightseeing, with the Philadelphia Boys' Choir, and passport headshots. Materials dated 1976 to 2000.
Contains negatives for photos of various performing groups (Ballroom Dance etc., Folk Dance, Lamanite Generation/Living Legends, and Young Ambassadors, both on campus and touring), and general campus themes, including graduations, students on campus, administrators and leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Homecoming, etc. Materials dated 1968 to 2002.