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UA 16, PC 6, PC 31, PC 34, PC 80

Title: Public Relations and Information Office fonds

Dates: 1950-1991

Extent: 7.72 m of textual records. -- 2743 photographs. -- 80 videocassettes.

Administrative History: The Public Relations and Information Office was created in 1958 to publicize events at the University of Manitoba through various forms of media. Operating directly under the authority of the President, the Office prepared articles, press releases and public displays. The Office financed Alumni Association activities and publications such as the Alumni Journal. Eventually the Alumni Association assumed the public relations arm for University alumni while internal University news was covered by the Information Office through publication of the bi-monthly newspaper, The Bulletin. In 1960 secretarial staff was added to the Office, and the Public Relations Officer and Information Assistant became the Executive Director of the Alumni Association and Associate Editor of the Alumni Journal, respectively.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives & Special Collections through numerous accessions throughout the years.

Scope and Content: This collection consists of press releases issued by the Public Relations and Information Office, news clippings of issues and events pertinent to the University of Manitoba, and a large and growing number of photographs and video cassettes.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Related Materials: Public Affairs (UA 17), University Relations Divisions Fonds (UA SC 48)

Finding Aid: A printed finding aid for this fonds is available in the Archives reading room.