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Public Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1360

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, minutes, and clippings from the Public Relations Division. The materials pertain to commencement, travel, campus visits, and BYU 1st Stake.


  • 1953-1982


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 publish material from Public Relations Division records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The public relations program at Brigham Young University had no effective center until 1955 when President Wilkinson appointed Dean A. Peterson as director. Director Peterson was to be an administrator who coordinated all of the University’s public relations activities. Other programs were under the direction of the Director and included public services, press relations, lyceum concert and lecture series, forums and devotionals, etc. Public relations is a part of University relations and the specific mandate is in the area of non-media public relations, community relations, special events, inaugurations, dedications, hosting VIPs and visiting dignitaries.


14 cartons (21 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged into three series: 1. Public Relations Division records, 1974-1982. 2. Public Relations Division records on BYU 1st Stake, 1953-1971. 3. Public Relations Division training video, 1960s. The collection has been left in the original order in which it was found. The order appears to be grouped into like subjects.


University records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Register of Public Relations Division records
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US