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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 16 Collections and/or Records:

University Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 586
Overview Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, and other materials relating to the operation of the University's news bureau and public relations. Also contains copies of news clippings and articles concerning the University and various issues attached to the University. Contains Lyceum files and VIP files.
Dates: 1951-1979

University Relations Division records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5346
Scope and Contents Contains financial documents, correspondence, reports, commencement, athletics, student clubs, campus tours, distinguished guest visits to campus, University Relations materials, and Public Relations materials. The activities include homecoming events, football, basketball, dance and music performances, community open houses, and volunteer events. Dated 1952-2002.
Dates: 1952-2002

University Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1252
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and other materials documenting the activities of the University Relations Division and its involvement with various university organizations. Dates range from 1970 to 1994.
Dates: 1970-1994

University Relations Division records on Speakers Bureau

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 516
Abstract Includes minutes of the public relations staff and Speakers Bureau meetings and correspondence concerning speeches given by university personnel.
Dates: 1958-1972

University Relations Division scrapbooks on football and basketball

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 836
Scope and Contents Two volumes relating to Brigham Young University football and basketball. Volume one includes quotes from members of the 1979 football team; images of old Cougar Stadium, the team, and individual players; caricatures and reproductions of photos of coaches LaVell Edwards, Norm Chow, Dick Felt, Garth Hall, Dave Kragthorpe, Mel Jay Olson, Tom Ramage, Doug Scovil, and Fred Whittingham; and newspaper clippings. Volume two includes images of the 1980-81 BYU basketball team, fans, players,...
Dates: 1979-1981

University Relations Division sports newsclippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 942
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings from the Daily Herald, Deseret News, and other newspapers during the years of 1946-1976. The clippings include information about the players and scores of the Brigham Young University football, basketball, tennis, track, swimming, baseball, soccer, golf, and wrestling teams. The collection is sorted chronologically.
Dates: 1946-1976