Brigham Young University. Public Communications
- Existence: 1978 - 1997
Public Communications was responsible for overseeing mass media on all levels, local all the way up to international. Directors for Public Communications included Paul C. Richards (1978-1991), Margaret Smoot (1991-1994), Brent Harker (1994-1997). In 1997, Lee Bartlett assumed control of Public Communications and the name was changed to University Communications.
The main function and purpose of Public Communications was to act as the official university channel for interacting with mass media at local, state, regional, national, and international levels. This meaning they worked with broadcasting on campus, various publications including BYU Today, and Fine Arts News and Features.
The director of Public Communication reported to the president of University Relations. In 1992, with the creation of the Vice-President of Advancement, Public Communications was then under the care of Ronald G. Hyde, Vice-President of Advancement.
Prior to 1978 this unit was called the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978). The organization has been called University Communications ever since 1997 when the Public Communications Department was abolished.
Citation:University Communications records, 1921-2009 (Brigham Young University, Public Communications)
BYU organizational history, via WWW, Mar. 12, 2013 (Public Communications; previously known as the News Bureau, renamed in 1978; reports to the university administration; responsible for overseeing university mass media; name changed to University Communications in 1997)
Found in 118 Collections and/or Records:
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, correspondence, and photographs related to general administration at Brigham Young University from 1974 to 1997. Topics include presidential scholarships and awards, university relations, and other files apart without their own department.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, correspondence, and photographs related to American Indian programs, associations, activities, and students on campus from 1969 to 1992.
Contains newspaper clippings, new releases, and articles concerning recognition, awards, and non-presidential scholarships at Brigham Young University from 1969 to 1997. Includes general articles about awards and articles about general and specific, annual scholarships.
Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, pamphlets, and memorandums regarding the museums owned by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from 1979 to 1998. Materials cover the Monte L. Bean Museum, Earth Science Museum, Museum of Art, and Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and news releases concerning campus security, campus police, risk management, parking and theft, and police report forms from 1969 to 1999.
Contains newspaper clippings and news releases concerned with the topic of college rankings from 1995 to 1997.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, and other materials relating to the colleges and departments of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from 1956 to 2000. The colleges and departments may be the subjects or creators of the materials, or both.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, reports, addresses, lists, activities, photographs, college showcases, exercises, and speeches from commencement and graduation ceremonies at the University from 1986 to 1998.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, and talks concerning various conferences and symposia including annual university conferences, university-sponsored conferences, and women's conferences from 1973 to 2001.