Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: Press Releases, 1998-2009
Series Number: RG004-12-33
Department: University Communications
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Jeff Henry from November 2012 to January 2013
Date Listed: January 25, 2013
Date Span: 1998-2009
Size of Collection: 5.0 linear feet
Number of Boxes: 10 letter size document cases
Type of Material: Press Releases
Condition of Material: Good
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement
Historical Information: The early origins of University Communications Office began in 1927 with the establishment of the Department of Journalism which handled school publicity. In 1939, a Public Relations Office was created to promote events on campus. During the fall of 1965 the Department of Communications was authorized by the University’s Board of Regents and the following year a Public Information Office was developed to document and distribute newsworthy items to regional and national news agencies. From 1974 to 1985, it was known as the Information and Public Services Office and from 1986 to the late 1990s as the Information Services Office. University Communications currently is part of the Institutional Advancement Office.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of press releases issued by the University Communications Office of Murray State University from July 31, 1998 to December 2, 2009. The collection contains a series of reports on campus events, activities and news related to the University's students and employees. Included with the press releases are a few scanned photographs and newspaper clippings from regional and state newspapers.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University – History.
University Communications Office. Murray State University.
Kentucky – Murray -- Universities and colleges.