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Call Number: Mss 50, Pc 116

Title: The Canadian Public Relations Society fonds.

Dates: 1958-1996.

Extent: 1.8 m of textual records. --77 photographs. -- 10 negatives.

Administrative history: The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a representative organization of people in public relations in Canada. In 1987, the CPRS consisted of eleven affiliated chapters across Canada with a total membership of over 1,500 people. In 2007, it had grown to include sixteen member societies. Its objectives are 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 CPRS is governed by a national body in which each member society has representation. The national body co-ordinates society activities. The Manitoba Chapter offers a series of programmes, workshops, and conferences geared to inform members of trends, ideas, and processes that are likely to be of importance to the public relations function.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Bob Raeburn on behalf of the Canadian Public Relations Society in 1987.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of the records of the Society dating back to its beginnings in 1958. Included are minutes, correspondence, bank statements, disbursements, budgets, by-laws, membership lists, historical booklets, newsletters, news clippings, photographs, accreditation and awards.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accrual: Further accruals to this fonds may be expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 50, PC 116.