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University Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 543
Contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, news clippings, statements, enrollment statistics, questionnaires, newsletters, handbooks, brochures, and catalogs. Also includes earlier information concerning public relations.

Dates

  • 1941-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the University Relations Division records must be obtained from the Head of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.)

Overview

Includes correspondence, minutes, memoranda, news clippings, statements, enrollment statistics, questionnaires, newsletters, handbooks, brochures, and catalogs. Also includes earlier information concerning public relations.

Administrative History

The Public Relations Division at Brigham Young University was responsible for coordinating relationships between the university and external entities and to organize campus activities. Established in 1955, the unit was later reorganized as the University Relations Division in 1964.
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.

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. Director records. 2. University Relations Division records on public relations. 3. University Relations Division director records.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA543.xml

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; James Cloward.
Title
Register of the University Relations Division records
Status
completed
Author
James Cloward
Date
2004
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States