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Brigham Young University. University Communications

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1997

Administrative History

University Communications (1997- ) is a department of Brigham Young University, and is responsible for producing media resources.

University Communications was established in 1997. The department is responsible for the production of high-quality media resources, speaking directly to and supporting others who speak with the media as the University Spokesperson, providing advisement to the President, administration and campus executives, developing and managing the development of positive and effective relationships with members of the local, state and national media; handling conflict and crisis situations that could or do result in media attention; ensuring that the administration hears and understands what essential publics and the news media have to say about the university, as well as provide strategic planning for the administration and other university entities; coordinating media needs during major campus events; consultation on editorial matters for University Publications; handling of critical communication needs in the event of an emergency. Offices under University Communications include Campus News Manager, Web Communications, University Photography, Info and Media Relations, and Broadcast Media Production. University Communications also publishes Y News, the faculty newsletter.

University Communications was run by a director until 1997 when the position of Assistant to the President for University Communications was created. From 1997, University Communications reported to the President as well as the Advancement Vice-President. From 2000-2006, the Assistant to the President for University Communications was not on the president's council; in 2006, the position was readmitted to the President's Council. Currently University Communications reports dually to the President of Brigham Young University as well as to the Office of the Vice-President of Advancement.

Prior units include the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978) and the Brigham Young University Public Communications Department (1978-1997).

Citation:
University Communications DVDs, 2010: title frame (Brigham Young University, University Communications)

BYU organizational history, via WWW, Oct. 2, 2012 (University Communications; previously known as Public Communications, renamed in 1997; reports to the university administration; responsible for producing media resources, representing the university to the media, and emergency communications)

UPB files, November 11, 2013 (established in 1997; responsible for the production of high-quality media resources; speaking directly to and supporting others who speak with the media as the University Spokesperson; providing advisement to the President, administration and campus executives; developing and managing the development of positive and effective relationships with members of the local, state and national media; handling conflict and crisis situations that could or do result in media attention; ensuring that the administration hears and understands what essential publics and the news media have to say about the university, as well as provide strategic planning for the administration and other university entities; coordinating media needs during major campus events; consultation on editorial matters for University Publications; handling of critical communication needs in the event of an emergency; offices include Campus News Manager, Web Communications, University Photography, Info and Media Relations, and Broadcast Media Production; publishes Y News, the faculty newsletter; run by a director until 1997 when the position of Assistant to the President for University Communications was created; from 1997, University Communications reported to the President as well as the Advancement Vice-President; from 2000-2006, the Assistant to the President for University Communications was not on the president's council; in 2006, the position was readmitted to the President's Council; currently reports dually to the President of Brigham Young University as well as to the Office of the Vice-President of Advancement; prior units include the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978) and the Brigham Young University Public Communications Department (1978-1997))

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University videorecordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1194
Scope and Contents Contains of a video and two DVDs, with a recording of "A Foundation of Faith." The video contains a nine and a half minute introduction to the core philosophies of Brigham Young University as well as its worldwide educational efforts featuring Jane Clayson, Steve Young, and Brigham Young University president Merrill J. Bateman. The DVD contains a similar ten minute introduction as well as a four minute piece entitled "This is BYU" and a series of four thirty second interviews with Brigham...
Dates: 2001; 2005

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs, 1875-2001, bulk: 1970-2001

 Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2
Scope and Contents Consists of contact sheets, mainly black and white, and photograph prints, mainly color, corresponding to the negatives in series 1, including color contact sheets printed from compact discs. Dated 1970 to 2001. Images include various performing groups (Ballroom Dance, Folk Dance, Lamanite Generation/Living Legends, and Young Ambassadors, both on campus and touring), and general campus themes, including graduations, students on campus, administrators and leadership of the Church of Jesus...
Dates: 1875-2001; Majority of material found within 1970-2001

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Entertainment Division, 1976-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photographs of various performing groups and entertainment features on Brigham Young University campus (and touring throughout the world), including instrumental and vocal musical ensembles (e.g., Philharmonic Orchestra, Men's Chorus), dance groups (e.g., theater, ballet), plays and other theater productions, and combinations thereof in productions such as Homecoming, both in regular practices/classes and rehearsals together, and in performances locally and around...
Dates: 1976-2001

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of International Folk Dance Ensemble, 1975-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets and photograph prints featuring the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble on campus in classes and rehearsals, photo shoots, performances such as Christmas Around the World, in both live action and posed shots, and touring throughout the world, including rehearsals, performance shots, and sightseeing pictures. Materials dated 1975 to 2000.

Dates: 1975-2000

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Living Legends, 1977-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photograph prints with assorted photographs of the Brigham Young University Lamanite Generation dance group, later known as Living Legends. Images include the group and its staff in rehearsals and performances on campus or on tour around the world, as well as publicity photos, passport mugshots, at the local Motion Picture Studio recording an album, with leadership of the university or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sightseeing while on tour....
Dates: 1977-2000

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Young Ambassadors, 1976-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets and photographs for Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors performances. Images show Young Ambassadors group director Randy Booth and other staff while performing on tour (Taiwan, Poland, 1984 Louisiana World's Fair, China, Disneyland, Scandinavia, India), group shots at the Motion Picture Studio, in performances at BYU or locally, sightseeing, with the Philadelphia Boys' Choir, and passport headshots. Materials dated 1976 to 2000.

Dates: 1976-2000

BYU Photo general contact sheets and photographs, 1875-2001, bulk: 1970-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photograph prints depicting scenes of campus life, including students and their activities, university faculty, employees, and administration, leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its sponsoring body, campus buildings and construction/improvements, events in the Marriott Center and campus in general, sports teams, different departments, other University properties like Aspen Grove, pageants, appearances of famous people and groups...
Dates: 1875-2001; Majority of material found within 1970-2001

BYU Photo general negatives, 1968-2002

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains negatives taken by the BYU Photo office of various scenes of Brigham Young University campus life, including domestic and international students, University departments, University presidents, and staff and faculty. Also includes leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, events and ceremonies such as graduation and Homecoming, student activities during different seasons of the year, buildings and services, field trips, workshops, other properties such as Aspen...
Dates: 1968-2002

BYU Photo negatives, 1968-2002

 Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains negatives for photos of various performing groups (Ballroom Dance etc., Folk Dance, Lamanite Generation/Living Legends, and Young Ambassadors, both on campus and touring), and general campus themes, including graduations, students on campus, administrators and leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Homecoming, etc. Materials dated 1968 to 2002.

Dates: 1968-2002

BYU Photo negatives of Entertainment Division, 1976-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains negatives for photographs of various performing groups on campus (including Synthesis, the Ballroom Dance Team, Frolics, Whistling + Whittling Brigade, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Philharmonic Orchestra, A'Cappella Choir, Theater Ballet, Dance in Concert, Children's Dance Company, Folk Dance Ensemble, Dancers Company, Chamber Orchestra, Gentleman's Agreement barbershop quartet, University Singers, Cougarettes, a women's barbershop quartet, Concert Band, Concert Choir,...
Dates: 1976-2001