Call Number: Mss 50, Pc 116
Title: The Canadian Public Relations Society fonds.
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
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
Accrual: Further accruals to this fonds may be
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:
50, PC 116.