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Public Communications records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1307

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings from the Deseret News, Provo Herald, and Salt Lake Tribune concerning Brigham Young University from between 1951 and 1977. Also includes recruiting correspondence for women's intercollegiate volleyball for 1975 to 1984, and press releases for 1984 to 1987.


  • 1951-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

Public Communications at Brigham Young University 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.


113 boxes (56.5 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were transferred to the repository by Public Communications prior to 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Public Communications; prior to 2006.


Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.a, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Kay; 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; McKenna Whitlock; 2022 November; Re-housed.

Register of Public Communications records
Jamie Kay
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US