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Y news

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5331

Scope and Contents

Contains copies of The Y News published between 1975 and 1997.


  • 1975-1997


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

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 the Reference Services at

Administrative History

Public Communication 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.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize (2.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials




Custodial History

Provenance of the materials is undocumented.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; 2007.


University periodicals (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V. b. i. 2. a, October 8, 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; 2009.

Register of Y news
Cory Nimer
2018 October 16
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