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Press releases

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BVU-0006

Content Description

This collection consists of press releases that were generated by the department in charge of official news of Buena Vista. These releases would be sent to local papers or to other newspapers when the contents of the news warranted a different or wider distribution. Periodically, they were gathered and comb-bound and kept in the office from which they were generated.

There are gaps, particularly in the last half of 1987, all of 1987, and the first eight months of 1988. There are some instances where dates from one volume overlap those of the following volume.

Dates

  • 1954-1989

Creator

History

These press releases were created by the Buena Vista College News Service under the direction of Bruce Alderman in 1954. In July 1965 the department was called Public Relations and was directed by Johnnie W. Powell. In September 1972, the department was renamed News Bureau, under the direction of Kenneth Becker, although Becker's name disappeared in June 1975.

In late August 1975, news releases were printed on stationery from College Communications, under John Madsen's leadership as communication director. On March 10, 1982, that day's release bore the name Public Relations. In 1982 Sharon Poff was named director of Public Relations, although her name is absent from releases in 1983 and 1984.

In 1985, Deb Hodges served as director of Public Relations. In 1986 Susan Hutchins' name appears in that capacity until 1989, when the collection of news releases ceased.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (4 record cartons and 2 document cases)

Arrangement

This collection of press releases is arranged chronologically.

Inventory

Box 1: July 8, 1954 - June 27, 1955 ; July 4, 1955 - June 26, 1956 ; August 27, 1956 - June 19, 1957 ; August 5, 1957 - June 23, 1958 ; July 7, 1958 - June 24, 1959 ; July 6, 1959 - June 20, 1960 ; July 6, 1960 - June 26, 1961 ; July 5, 1961 - June 18, 1962 ; July 16, 1962 - June 17, 1963 ; July 7, 1964 - July 1, 1965 ; July 13, 1965 - June 30, 1966 ; July 11, 1966 - May 17, 1967 ; July 6, 1967 - June 20, 1968 ; July 2, 1968 - June 30, 1969 ; July, 1969 - December, 1969

Box 2: January, 1970 - June, 1970 ; July 8, 1970 - November 9, 1970 ; November 12, 1970 - March 3, 1971 ; March 6, 1971 - June 28, 1971 ; July 6, 1971 - September 30, 1971 ; September 30, 1971 - November 15, 1971 ; November 15, 1971 - January 31, 1972 ; February 4, 1972 - March 28, 1972 ; April 7, 1972 - June 28, 1972 ; July 3, 1972 - October 28, 1972 ; January 2, 1973 - June 15, 1973 ; July 3, 1973 - January 31, 1974 ; February 6, 1974 - June 27, 1974 ; July 29, 1974 - December 19, 1974 ; January 2, 1975 - June 27, 1975 ; October 17, 1975 - December 19, 1975 ; October 17, 1975 - December 19, 1975 second copy ; January 5, 1976 - April 30, 1976 ; January 5, 1976 - June 29, 1976 ; July 1, 1976 - November 30, 1976

Box 3: December 2 - March 31, 1976-77 ; April 4, 1977 - May 31, 1977 ; June 1, 1977 - September 30, 1977 ; October 3, 1977 - December 28, 1977 ; January 3, 1978 - March 31, 1978 ; March 28, 1978 - June 22, 1978 ; June 27, 1978 - October 20, 1978 ; October 20, 1978 - December 28, 1978 ; January 2, 1979 - April 30, 1979 ; May 1, 1979 - September 28, 1979 ; October 1, 1979 - December 31, 1979 ; January 2, 1980 - March 31, 1980

Box 4: April 1, 1980 - August 29, 1980 ; September 2, 1980 - December 31, 1980 ; January 2, 1981 - March 31, 1981 ; April 7, 1981 - August 28, 1981 ; December 15, 1981 - March 31, 1982 ; April 1, 1982 - August 24, 1982 ; August 25, 1982 - January 13, 1983 ; January 17, 1983 - May 2, 1983 ; November 1, 1983 - February 27, 1984 ; February 28, 1984 - May 15, 1984 ; May 21, 1984 - October 31, 1984

Box 5: November 1, 1984 - January 17, 1985 ; January 24, 1985 - September 3, 1985 ; January 31, 1986 - April 30, 1986 ;

Box 6: September 1, 1988 - October 21, 1988 ; September 21, 1988 - November 28, 1988 ; November 28, 1988 - February 24, 1989 ; February 24, 1989 - April 7, 1989
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Buena Vista University Archives Repository

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