Public Relations Division records

Public Relations Division records

Dates: 1953-1982

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

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 14 cartons (21 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1360
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
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.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1360; Public Relations Division records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1360, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the Stacks in May 2007.
Acquisition Information
Found; the Stacks; May 2007.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Colleges and Universities; Education
Processing Information
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Public Relations Division records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-06-01T04:27-0600
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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.

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