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Brigham Young University. University Relations Division

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-1999

Administrative History

The University Relations Division (1964-1999) was in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University.

In addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world. In 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director. Directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999).

University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations. It supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs. They also coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies. Part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970. This committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.

University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director. During Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President. Covey, Heber G. Wolsey, and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed 6/19/2013; University Relations Divison page (University Relations Division; 1964-1999; in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University; in addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world; in 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director; directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999); University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations; supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs; coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies; part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970; committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director; during Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President; Covey, Heber G. Wolsey and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President)

Found in 138 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University administrative records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 885
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence and memoranda concerning Admissions and Records, colleges, faculty, students, Administrative Council, finances, committees, associations, organizations, Auxiliary Services, Church organizations, conferences, research, physical plant, University Relations Division and staff, projects, and prominent visitors.
Dates: 1959-1970

Brigham Young University vice-presidential administrative correspondence, 1975-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1325 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative correspondence and minutes collected by the advancement vice president. Included is the correspondence of Rex E. Lee and Jeffrey R. Holland, facility records, incident records, personnel files, University Relations meeting minutes, College of Fine Arts and Communications performance information, records from various university institutes, awards, and committee records, 1975-2004.
Dates: 1975-2004

Heber G. Wolsey Administrative Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 917
Overview Includes correspondence concerning policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees, colleges and departments, committees, research, Auxiliary Services, Church School System, Public Relations, office of university programs, University Relations, students, and Communication Services.
Dates: 1942-1980

Heber G. Wolsey files on athletic relations with University of Washington (re: the Black Issue), 1970-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 917 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains various files and records.
Dates: Other: 1970-1971

Heber G. Wolsey policy, procedure and correspondence files, 1957-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 917 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains various files and records.
Dates: Other: 1957-1971

Identity program

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 780
Scope and Contents Volume prepared for Brigham Young University personnel identifying university standards for logos, font style, symbols, stationery, business cards, envelopes, university seal, vehicle signage, and verbal identity.
Dates: 1976

Janet G. Lee speeches, 1991-1995

 Sub-Series — Box: 88
Identifier: UA 925 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains speeches, talks, and articles by Janet G. Lee.
Dates: 1991-1995

Vontella Hess Kimball papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6960
Scope and Contents Collection includes Brigham Young University memos and correspondence, speeches, collected articles and clippings and other articles relating to her position in University Relations department at the university. Dates of collected materials span from about 1862 to 1965.
Dates: 1862-1965; Majority of material found within 1947-1965

Office of Performance Scheduling records, 1982-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1252 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, schedules, and reports concerning various performing groups, their shows, and tours. Dates range from 1982 to 1993.
Dates: 1982-1993

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1993-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 5 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1993 and 1994.
Dates: 1993-1994