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University Communications biographical information on Cecil O. Samuelson

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5688

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a document containing biographical information about Cecil O. Samuelson. Includes a timeline of Cecil O. Samuelson's life, a copy of his biography on the President's Page, and a timeline of the key events that occurred during his tenure as Brigham Young University's president. Created 2014.


  • 2014


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 Communications biographical information on Cecil O. Samuelson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

University Communications (1997- ) is a department of Brigham Young University, and is responsible for producing media resources.

University Communications was established in 1997. The department is responsible for the production of high-quality media resources, speaking directly to and supporting others who speak with the media as the University Spokesperson, providing advisement to the President, administration and campus executives, developing and managing the development of positive and effective relationships with members of the local, state and national media; handling conflict and crisis situations that could or do result in media attention; ensuring that the administration hears and understands what essential publics and the news media have to say about the university, as well as provide strategic planning for the administration and other university entities; coordinating media needs during major campus events; consultation on editorial matters for University Publications; handling of critical communication needs in the event of an emergency. Offices under University Communications include Campus News Manager, Web Communications, University Photography, Info and Media Relations, and Broadcast Media Production. University Communications also publishes Y News, the faculty newsletter.

University Communications was run by a director until 1997 when the position of Assistant to the President for University Communications was created. From 1997, University Communications reported to the President as well as the Advancement Vice-President. From 2000-2006, the Assistant to the President for University Communications was not on the president's council; in 2006, the position was readmitted to the President's Council. Currently University Communications reports dually to the President of Brigham Young University as well as to the Office of the Vice-President of Advancement.

Prior units include the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978) and the Brigham Young University Public Communications Department (1978-1997).


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transferred from the President's Office to the University Archives in August 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; President's Office; August 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; August 2014.

Register of University Communications biographical information on Cecil O. Samuelson
Hannah Waddel
2014 August 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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