Canadian Public Relations Society:

An Inventory of Its Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Shirley Payment and revised by Don Kroeker
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1989, revised 1996)

Finding aid encoded by Lori Podolsky Nordland (September 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 50, PC 116 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Canadian Public Relations Society

Title:
Canadian Public Relations Society/Manitoba (CPRS/Manitoba) fonds

Dates:
1958-1996

Quantity:
1.8 m of textual records -- 77 photographs -- 10 negative strips

Identification:
MSS 50, PC 116

Language
English.

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Administrative History of Canadian Public Relations Society/Manitoba

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a representative organizations of people in public relations in Canada. The Society consists of eleven affliliated chapters across Canada with a total membership of over 1,500 people. Its objective is to become the focal point for professional development, a forum for the discussion of mutual interests and problems, and a medium to deal with concerns, quality and direction of public relations activity in Canada. The Society is governed by a national body to which each member society has representation. The national society maintains an office in Ottawa to co-ordinate its activities. The Manitoba Chapter runs a series of programs, workshops and conferences geared to inform members of trends, ideas and processes that are likely to be of importance to the public relation function.

The collection contains the records of the Society dating back to its beginnings in 1958. Included are minutes, correspondence, bank statements, disbursements, budgets, by-laws, lembership lists, historical booklets, newsletters, new clippings, accreditation and awards.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

With the addition of the new instalments, the collection now consists of .78 metres (32.5 inches) in seven (7) storage boxes. It contains working files of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Public Relations Society. These include: By-Laws and Regulations; Manitoba executive meeting minutes from 1976-1993; annual general meeting minutes and reports from 1973-1993; financial statements; correspondence; job descriptions; records on educational programs and accreditation procedures; membership lists, surveys and correspondence; society newsletters and publicity materials; and records from several national CPRS events held in Manitoba including the "Progress '70" Conference. The photograph collection (PC116) contains an extensive pictorial record of the "Progress '70" Conference as well as photos of a number of other official functions.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 11 series.

  • ADMINISTRATION, 1958-1996
  • CPRS/MANITOBA EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES, 1976-1995
  • BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES, 1992-1994
  • CPRS/MANITOBA ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS and MINUTES, 1960-1995
  • CPRS/MANITOBA FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, 1969-1995
  • CPRS/MANITOBA CORRESPONDENCE FROM and TO NATIONAL, 1972-1987
  • CPRS/MANITOBA GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1969-1987
  • CPRS/MANITOBA JOB DESCRIPTIONS, 1958-1996
  • EDUCATION, 1967-1988
  • CPRS/MEMBERSHIP, 1969-1994
  • CPRS/MANITOBA PUBLICITY/PRESS CLIPPINGS/CORRESPONDENCE, 1958-1996
  • PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (PC 116)

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the material in this fonds. Researchers must abide by the relevant copyright legislation if they wish to use any material in any published form.

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Custodial History

The papers of the Canadian Public Relations Society Inc. (Manitoba) were deeded to the University of Manitoba on September 9th, 1987. Special thanks go to Bob Raeburn who alerted the Department of the Society's interest in establishing its archives on campus. Signing the deed of gift on behalf of the Society was Andrea Lang and R. H. Drain and for the University, Al Sims, University Council. Additions to this collection were received by the University of Manitoba in 1988, 1989 and 1993. These new records were incorporated into the existing collection in 1996 by Don Kroeker. At this time a seventh box was added to the collection and an updated container list was compiled.

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Detailed Description of the Records

ADMINISTRATION 1958-1996
BoxFolder
11 National By-Laws and Regulations
2 Manitoba, Inc. By-Laws and Regulations
3 Archival Transfer Records

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CPRS/MANITOBA EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES 1976-1995
BoxFolder
14 1976-1979 []
5 1980-1981
6 1982-1985
7 1986-1987
8 1988-1992, 1995

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BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES 1992-1994
BoxFolder
19 1992-1994

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CPRS/MANITOBA ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS and MINUTES 1960-1995
BoxFolder
21 1960, 1973-1975, 1980-1986
2 1987-1995

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CPRS/MANITOBA CORRESPONDENCE FROM and TO NATIONAL 1972-1987
BoxFolder
24 1972-1973
5 1973
6 1974, Part I
7 1974, Part II
BoxFolder
31 1975-1978
2 1981-1982
3 1985
4 1986-1987

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CPRS/MANITOBA GENERAL CORREPSPONDENCE 1969-1987
BoxFolder
35 1969-1970
6 1972-1973
7 1973-1976
8 1976-1978
9 1986-1987

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CPRS/MANITOBA JOB DESCRIPTIONS 1958-1996

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EDUCATION 1967-1988
BoxFolder
41 Canadian Conference of the Arts "Special Task Force on Media and Education 1979" 1979
CPRS/Manitoba Education Program and Correspondence 1967-1977
BoxFolder
42 1967-1968
3 1970-1972
4 1972-1973
5 1976-1977
CPRS/Manitoba Education Program Committee Correspondence and Notices 1978-1992
BoxFolder
46 1978-1979
7 1974-1977
8 1986-1992
9 CPRS/Manitoba Awards 1971-1974
CPRS/Manitoba Accreditation Correspondence 1973-1987
BoxFolder
410 1973
11 1975-1978
12 1979-1980
13 1980-1981
14 1984-1985
15 1985-1987
16 CPRS/Manitoba Accreditation Handbook 1988

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CPRS/MEMBERSHIP 1969-1994
Membership Correspondence 1959-1982
BoxFolder
51 1969-1970
2 1973-1975
3 1976-1982
4 Membership Dues Correspondence 1979-1980
5 Membership Potentials 1974-1980
6 Register of Members and Cross-Reference Lists 1977-1978, 1979-1980, 1981-1982
7 Register of Members and Cross-Reference Lists 1984-1985, 1985-1986
8 Membership List 1969-1994
9 Membership Lists and Surveys

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CPRS/MANITOBA PUBLICITY/PRESS CLIPPINGS/CORRESPONDENCE 1958-1996
BoxFolder
61 Historical Booklets with related material 1958-1983; 1958-1993
2 Fact Newsletter Vols. 1-6 1972-1977
3 Fact Newsletter N.S. Vols. 1-9 1978-1986
4 Fact/Manitoba Report 1987-1996
CPRS/Manitoba Publicity/Press Clippings/Correspondence 1975-1996
BoxFolder
65 1975-1984
6 1986-1996
7 CPRS "Progress '70" Conference Planning Book 1970
8 Conference News Releases/Mailings/Sampler Programs, etc.
9 Conference Speeches
BoxFolder
71 CPRS/1982 National Conference 1982
2 CPRS "Crossroads '96" National Conference 1996
3 Manitoba Memorial Award
4 Brochures

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (PC 116) 1970-1987
BoxFolder
11 CPRS 1970 "Progress '70" Conference 1970

49 photographs

2 1976 CPRS luncheon meeting with Don McKibbon 1976

3 photographs

2 1980 CPRS membership certificate presentation 1980

1 photograph

2 1984 Award Presentation to Robert H. Drain 1984

1 photograph

2 1986 Presentation to Rick Hanson 1986

6 photographs

2 1986 National Executive seminar 1986

3 photographs

2 1987 Farewell Party for Bob Drain 1987

1 photograph

2 1987 CPRS national visit 1987

9 photographs

2 1980 unidentified photograph 1980

1 photograph

2 Portrait of Graeme Fraser

1 photograph

2 Portrait of David G. Wood

1 photograph

3 Negatives of Rick Hansen presentation (1986) and Bob Drain Farewell Party (1987) 1986-1987

6 negative strips

3 Negatives of CPRS national visit (1987) 1987

4 negative strips

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