Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: Promotional Materials
Series Number: RG034-12-23
Department: Public Relations Office
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich in September 2012
Date Listed: September 12, 2012
Date Span: 1924-present
Size of Collection: 4.0 linear feet
Number of Boxes: 3 legal size document cases and 2 oversized boxes
Type of Material: Brochures, flyers, posters, newspaper clippings and ephemera
Condition of Material: Fair with foxing and fading caused by aging and improper storage
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement
Historical Information: The Public Relations Office at Murray State University was established as part of the Office of Extension on March 29, 1926 during a special meeting of the Board of Regents. Its primary duties were to publicize campus programs and events and promote the college regionally and nationally. E. H. Smith served as the first Director of Public Relations.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of promotional materials published or printed for the Public Relations Office of Murray State University, or it predecessor institutions, from 1924 to the present. Included with the collection are early class schedules, events calendars, picture books, campus guides and maps, posters, newspaper and magazine advertisements and other related ephemera.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University. Public Relations Office.
Murray State University – History.
Universities and colleges – Promotions – Kentucky.