Record Group: 1 C
Scope and Content Note
Public relations and information dissemination for the University of Missouri System and MU were handled by the MU Office of Public Relations until 1968. During the 5 year period between the creation of the UM-System and 1968, the MU Office of Public Relations handled the communications needs of both the MU campus and the UM system. In 1968, the Office of University Information Services was created as an UM-System office to serve the public relations, information and publicity needs of the UM-System's central administration and the four campuses. The campus-specific information dissemination needs of MU were handled through the Office of Public Information and its successor office, University Affairs. In 1980, the name of University Information Services was changed to University Relations and it was charged with the responsibility of planning and conducting internal and external communications programs at the system level. This included acting as the information source for the Board of Curators. The Office of University Relations was also responsible for coordinating information and publicity efforts with counterpart offices at the four campuses and with University Outreach and Extension. The Office of University Relations consisted of three departments: the Information, Public Relations and Publicity unit; the Radio and Television unit; and the Extension Information unit. In 1985 Extension Information split from its parent office and formed the Office of Extension Communications.
Topic 1 - "Back to School," includes press releases and calendars of events, 1968-1969
Topic 2 - Business Government Review, a bi-monthly publication of the University with press releases, 1965-1969
Topic 3 - "Business and Public Administration Week" press releases, 1968-1971
Topic 4 - "College of Engineering and Engineer's Week" press releases, 1967-1969
Topic 5 - "Education Day" press releases, 1968-1969
Topic 6 - "Commencement," includes programs, speech transcripts, and press releases for commencements between 1968-1970, excluding winter commencements
Topic 7 - "Homecoming" includes press releases, programs, house deck descriptions, Maneater editorials, University fact sheets, steering committee information, Homecoming Queen entry forms, and one copy of The Paper Tiger, 1968-1970
Topic 8 - "Home Economics" press releases, 1968-1969
Topic 9 - "Extension" bulletins and press releases, 1968-1969
Topic 10 - "Exhibits" press releases of events on campus such as art exhibits, book clinics, and traveling professionals that have visited the campus, 1965-1969
Topic 11 - "Journalism" press releases, journalism school history, and bulletins, 1966, 1968-1970
Topic 12 - "Journalism Week" press releases and programs, 1968-1971
Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.
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Originally Prepared by Blain Cerney: December 2002
Revised: 19 December 2002
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