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Brigham Young University. News Bureau

 Organization

Administrative History

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:

A brief history of the Brigham Young University News Bureau

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 116
Scope and Contents

History of the public relations arm of Brigham Young University, formerly called the New Bureau, currently named Public Communications.

Dates: Publication: 1972

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs, 1875-2001, bulk: 1970-2001

 Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2
Scope and Contents Consists of contact sheets, mainly black and white, and photograph prints, mainly color, corresponding to the negatives in series 1, including color contact sheets printed from compact discs. Dated 1970 to 2001. Images include various performing groups (Ballroom Dance, 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...
Dates: 1875-2001; Majority of material found within 1970-2001

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Entertainment Division, 1976-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photographs of various performing groups and entertainment features on Brigham Young University campus (and touring throughout the world), including instrumental and vocal musical ensembles (e.g., Philharmonic Orchestra, Men's Chorus), dance groups (e.g., theater, ballet), plays and other theater productions, and combinations thereof in productions such as Homecoming, both in regular practices/classes and rehearsals together, and in performances locally and around...
Dates: 1976-2001

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of International Folk Dance Ensemble, 1975-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1975-2000

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Living Legends, 1977-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photograph prints with assorted photographs of the Brigham Young University Lamanite Generation dance group, later known as Living Legends. Images include the group and its staff in rehearsals and performances on campus or on tour around the world, as well as publicity photos, passport mugshots, at the local Motion Picture Studio recording an album, with leadership of the university or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sightseeing while on tour....
Dates: 1977-2000

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Young Ambassadors, 1976-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1976-2000

BYU Photo general contact sheets and photographs, 1875-2001, bulk: 1970-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photograph prints depicting scenes of campus life, including students and their activities, university faculty, employees, and administration, leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its sponsoring body, campus buildings and construction/improvements, events in the Marriott Center and campus in general, sports teams, different departments, other University properties like Aspen Grove, pageants, appearances of famous people and groups...
Dates: 1875-2001; Majority of material found within 1970-2001

BYU Photo general negatives, 1968-2002

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains negatives taken by the BYU Photo office of various scenes of Brigham Young University campus life, including domestic and international students, University departments, University presidents, and staff and faculty. Also includes leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, events and ceremonies such as graduation and Homecoming, student activities during different seasons of the year, buildings and services, field trips, workshops, other properties such as Aspen...
Dates: 1968-2002

BYU Photo negatives, 1968-2002

 Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1968-2002

BYU Photo negatives of Entertainment Division, 1976-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains negatives for photographs of various performing groups on campus (including Synthesis, the Ballroom Dance Team, Frolics, Whistling + Whittling Brigade, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Philharmonic Orchestra, A'Cappella Choir, Theater Ballet, Dance in Concert, Children's Dance Company, Folk Dance Ensemble, Dancers Company, Chamber Orchestra, Gentleman's Agreement barbershop quartet, University Singers, Cougarettes, a women's barbershop quartet, Concert Band, Concert Choir,...
Dates: 1976-2001