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Brigham Young University. News Bureau



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 135 Collections and/or Records:

University Relations Division advertising records, 1937-1971

Identifier: UA 586 Series 12
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Contains samples of advertising materials created by Brigham Young University from 1937 to 1971.

Dates: Other: 1937-1971

University Relations Division budget and finance records, 1947-1978

Identifier: UA 586 Series 4
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Budget and other financial reports.

Dates: Other: 1947-1978

University Relations Division general correspondence, 1951-1977

Identifier: UA 586 Series 2
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Other correspondence from 1951-1977 sorted alphabetically.

Dates: Other: 1951-1977

University Relations Division geographic news clippings, 1967-1973

Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
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Contains news clippings from various states from 1967 to 1973.

Dates: Other: 1967-1973

University Relations Division meeting minutes, 1968-1977

Identifier: UA 586 Series 3
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Minutes of meetings at BYU.

Dates: Other: 1968-1977

University Relations Division presidential correspondence, 1951-1978

Identifier: UA 586 Series 1
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Correspondence of the university president from 1951-1978.

Dates: Other: 1951-1978

University Relations Division publicity, statements, and policies, 1963-1973

Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
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Materials related to the issue of racism from 1963 to 1973.

Dates: Other: 1963-1973

University Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 586
Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the Public Communications Department and the tenure of Edwin Butterworth as the director. 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 on distinguished visitors and honors recipients, 1951-1974

Identifier: UA 586 Series 8
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Information related to distinguished visitors to BYU and honors recipients from 1951 to 1974, sorted alphabetically.

Dates: Other: 1951-1974

University Relations Division records on forum speakers, 1952-1977

Identifier: UA 586 Series 6
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Files of forum speakers from 1952-1977.

Dates: Other: 1952-1977