University Relations Division records
Scope and Contents
Contains financial documents, correspondence, reports, commencement, athletics, student clubs, campus tours, distinguished guest visits to campus, University Relations materials, and Public Relations materials. The activities include homecoming events, football, basketball, dance and music performances, community open houses, and volunteer events. Dated 1952-2002.
- Brigham Young University. University Relations Division (creator, Organization)
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 University Relations Division records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
The Public Relations Division at Brigham Young University was responsible for coordinating relationships between the university and external entities and to organize campus activities. Established in 1955, the unit was later reorganized as the University Relations Division in 1964.
The University Relations Division (1964-1999) was in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University.
In addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world. In 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director. Directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999).
University Relations Division administers the university’s relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations. It supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs. They also coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies. Part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970. This committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.
University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director. During Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President. Covey, Heber G. Wolsey, and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President.
47 cartons (47 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged into two series: 1. University Relations Division records, 1952-1998. 2. Public Relations Division records, 1963-2002.
Found in the Stacks September 2007.
Transferred from the Visitor's Center December 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found; Stacks; September 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Visitor's Center; December 2007.
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Stephanie Christiansen; September 2007.
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; February 2008.
- Register of University 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US