Communications Department records

Communications Department records

Dates: 1933-1974

Includes the correspondence and department records of Oliver Smith and J. Morris Richards.

  • Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 560
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
The collection consists of two series: 1. Communications Department files from the Office of Department Chairman Oliver Smith, 1933-1971; and 2. Communications Department files from the Office of Chairman J. Morris Richards, 1960-1974.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Communications Department records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 560; Communications Department records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 560, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were transferred from the private collection of the donor.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dept. of Communications.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Herald R. Clark Building (Provo, Utah); Richards, J. Morris (Joseph Morris), 1906-; Smith, Oliver R.; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Publications; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; James Cloward.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Communications Department records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James Cloward
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-12T10:46-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

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