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RG004-10-18 University Communications - Radio & Television Publicity: Home

Address Information

Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

Phone & Fax Numbers

(270) 809-6152
(270) 809-4295
FAX (270) 809-6153

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University Communications - Radio & Television Publicity

Collection Title: Radio-TV Publicity

Series Number: RG004-10-18

Department: University Communications

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Rachel Kim in September 2010

Date Listed: September 29, 2010

Date Span: 1983-1993

Size of Collection: 2.5 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 5 legal document cases; 13x27x39 cm

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 to local and regional radio and television stations by the University Communications Office of Murray State University from January of 1983 to March of 1993.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray State University – History.

Murray State University – University Communications Office.

Kentucky – Murray – University and colleges.