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RG004-13-29 University Communcations - University Communications, 1950-2007: Home

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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(270) 809-6152
(270) 809-4295
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University Communications - University Communications, 1950-2007

Collection Title: University Communications, 1950-2007

Series Number: RG004-13-29

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Chris Lossie

Date Span: 1950-2007

Size of Collection: 24 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 24 record size boxes

Type of Material: Photographs, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, memos

Condition of Material: Excellent

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically

Biographical / 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 1965a 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 materials created by University Communications, including press releases, brochures, photographs.