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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 records on lyceums, 1949-1979

Identifier: UA 586 Series 7
Scope and Contents note

Contains news releases, biographical information, and other ephemera related to visiting concert artists from 1949 to 1979.

Dates: Other: 1949-1979

University Relations Division records on other universities responses, 1969-1971

Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Other universities' responses to the issue of racism from 1969 to 1971.

Dates: Other: 1969-1971

University Relations Division reference file on race relations, 1963-1973

Identifier: UA 586 Series 9
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: Other: 1963-1973

University Relations Division subject files, 1925-1978

Identifier: UA 586 Series 5
Scope and Contents note

Subject files related to a wide variety of topics.

Dates: Other: 1925-1978

University Relations Division topical news clippings, 1969-1970

Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 5