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Brigham Young University. Public Relations Division

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1955-1964

Administrative History

The Public Relations Division (1955-1964) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University. The division was responsible for coordinating relationships between the university and external entities and to organize campus activities.

The Public Relations Division was established in 1955 by Dean A. Peterson, and reported directly to the university administration. It administered a number of units, including the Student Program Bureau (1955-1958), the Program Bureau (1958-1964), the Lectures and Musicals Committee (1955-1964), the News Bureau (1955-1964), the BYU Service Letter Committee (1955-1964), and Campus Tours and Conferences (1961-1964). The unit was later reorganized as the University Relations Division in 1964.

Directors included Dean A. Peterson (1955-1957) and Lester B. Whetten (1957-1964).

Citation

University Relations Division records, 1929-1972 (Public Relations Division; Division of Public Relations; Public Relations; division of Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 26, 2008 (Public Relations Division; administrative department of Brigham Young University)

BYU organizational history, via WWW, Sept. 21, 2012 (Public Relations Division; Division of Public Relations; Public Relations; Public Relations and Publications; est. 1955; responsible for coordinating with the affairs outside of the university as well as helping to organize campus activities and programs; reorganized in 1964 as University Relations Division; directors included Dean A. Peterson (1955-1957), and Lester B. Whetten (1957-1964); reported to the university administration; subordinate units included Student Program Bureau (1955-1958), Program Bureau (1958-1964), Lectures and Musicals Committee (1955-1964), News Bureau (1955-1964), BYU Service Letter Committee (1955-1964), and Campus Tours and Conferences (1961-1964); associated with Alumni Association (1956-1964))

Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:

Athletic Media Relations media guides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 669
Scope and Contents Consists of media guides for men's and women's sports programs at BYU. Sports represented include baseball, basketball (women's), cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The collection is not comprehensive. Also includes a small number of event programs and recruiting booklets, plus handbooks for intramural sports programs. Media guides were prepared by Athletic Media Relations and its predecessor(s). Materials date from 1930 to 2014.

John T. Bernhard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 881
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence and subject files concerning university administration, admissions and records, AFROTC, Alumni Association, assemblies, Auxiliary Services, biographical information, businesses and companies, Brigham Young University committees, church, civil defense, colleges, comptroller, contributions, faculty, federal aid to education, government, institutes, Placement Bureau, policies, public relations, publications, speeches, Student Personnel Services, and other universities.

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 892
Scope and Contents Includes minutes, reports, bulletins, pamphlets, and correspondence concerning auxiliary operations, committees, construction, finances, housing, improvements, utilities, applications, budgets, Communication Services, Physical Plant, Food Services, University Relations, Treasurer's Office, and Indian Placement.

Edwin Butterworth scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2065
Scope and Contents Seven volumes containing articles and advertisements about BYU that appeared in "The Improvement Era" and numerous other publications. One volume contains issues of "BYU Today," 1968-1973. Collection also includes a folder of newspapers.

Oliver R. Smith artifacts and Hill Cumorah Pageant records, undated

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 6
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...

Oliver R. Smith Brigham Young University memoranda, 1950-1979

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 3
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...

Oliver R. Smith correspondence, 1939-1977

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 1
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...

Oliver R. Smith family papers, 1940-1975

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 2
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...

Oliver R. Smith photographs and notebook, circa 1935-1974

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 4
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...

Oliver R. Smith subject files, 1940-1975

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2087 Series 5
Scope and Contents The six series in the Oliver R. Smith papers are arranged according to genre type. The first series contains Smith's correspondence. The second includes various family newsletters as well as writings by and about Smith. The third series is comprised of university memoranda from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Another small series contains various photographs, including several of BYU. The largest series is Smith's subject files which contain information on BYU student clubs such as Delta Phi, Kappa...