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 and news releases concerning the Human Performance Research Center from 1979 to 1997. Materials also relate to physical education-dance, health sciences, food science and nutrition, the College of Physical Education, health promotion, and the health sciences.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, correspondence concerning the various department in the College of Humanities from 1969 to 1997. Materials also relate to the award for academic distinction in the college of humanities, Humanities symposium, the Summer Language Institute, the Center for Study of Christian Values in Literature, and the P.A. Christensen Humanities Lecture.
Contains newspaper clippings, press releases, and photographs related College of Industrial and Technical Education at Brigham Young University from 1970 to 1986, including design and education.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, and photographs concerning the College of Nursing, and the Nursing Research Conference from 1978 to 1997.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, and photographs concerning the various department within the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences from 1963 to 1997. Materials also concern the Summerhays Planetarium, the Earth Science Museum, the Quey Hebrew Lecture, The Leading Edge science and fiction magazine, microchemistry, natural gas testing and the thermochemical institute, the Astronomical Society, the CAM Software Research Center, and the Combustion Laboratory.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, correspondence, meeting minutes, and photographs concerning the Communications Department from 1956 to 1999. Materials also relate to community relationships, the communication disorders clinic, communications week, public communications, the Communications Council, media services, and cooperative education.
Contains newspaper clippings, press releases, financial records, publications, and other materials related to the international organization named the Council of Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE. Materials date from 1978 to 1994.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases and photographs concerning the David O. McKay School of Education from 1969 to 1998. Material topics include educational psychology, elementary education, career education, educational administration, David O. McKay essay contests and Institute of Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and instructional science.
Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, applications, lists, and correspondence concerning the department of Admission and Records at Brigham Young University from 1969 to 1997. Material topics include records management, registration, research division, the American College Test (ACT), financial aid, graduates, and admissions.