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Public Affairs and Guest Relations records

Identifier: UA 658

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, programs, and correspondence from Public Affairs and Guest Relations pertaining to special events, commencement, and annual conferences. The special events include ground breaking and building dedications, prominent guests, and special sporting events.


  • 1973-2003


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 Affairs and Guest Relations 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 Affairs Office is a department within the organization called University Relations. Their specific mandate is in the area of non-media public relations, community relations, special events, inaugurations, dedications, hosting VIPs and visiting dignitaries.


12 boxes (6 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged into two series: 1. Public Affairs and Guest Relations special events, 1973-2003. 2. Public Affairs and Guest Relations commencement and conferences, 1989-2003.

The materials have been arranged by like subject with some chronological order.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in March 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March 2009.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Joel Mathews; 2002.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2007.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March 2009.

Register of Public Affairs and Guest Relations 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