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RG004-13-27 University Communications: Individuals: Home

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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

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University Communications: Individuals

Collection Title: Individuals

Series Number: RG004-13-27

Processed and Cataloged by: Sarah Hardaway

Date Listed: July 15, 2022

Size of Collection: 8.75 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 21 document boxes.

Type of Material: Newspaper clippings, letters, pictures, information on individuals employed or previously employed by Murray State University.

Condition of Material: Good.

Arrangement: Alphabetically.

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: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pictures, and ephemera relating to employees and previous employees of Murray State University.