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Public Information Office (Media Relations). Press clippings, publications, and notes. 1922-1993.
University Archives Record Series 555  
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  • Title: Public Information Office (Media Relations). Press clippings, publications, and notes.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 555
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 40.8 linear ft. (93 boxes, 2 cartons)
    Date: 1922-1993
    Abstract: Record Series 555 contains press clippings, publications, and notes generated and collected by UCLA's Public Information Office (Media Relations) between 1922-1993.
    Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Public Information Office.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Public Information Office (Media Relations). Press clippings, publications, and notes (University Archives Record Series 555). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Biography/History

    The Public Information Office at the University of California, Los Angeles served as the primary contact point for members of the media. Among its functions was the creation and distribution of press releases announcing campus events and news items.
    In July of 1999, the Public Information Office became the Office of Media Relations (OMR). The OMR, a unit of University Communications within External Affairs, utilizes the news media to advance and promote UCLA's mission of research, teaching and public service and protect its reputation. The OMR is clearinghouse for journalists seeking information about UCLA. It provides strategic counsel to the Chancellor's Office and units across campus regarding responses to inquiries from journalists and proactively placing stories in various news media. In addition to writing and distributing news releases about faculty research, campus events and activities, OMR also edits, distributes and posts news releases written by representatives of the 11 professional schools and other campus units and operates a web site where news releases and other information are posted. In January 2006, the Office of Media Relations was reorganized to include two media relations officers who promote the research of UCLA College of Letters & Science faculty and were previously part of College Communications. OMR collaborates with other University Communications units to promote UCLA in internal news media such as the main web site (www.ucla.edu) and electronic and print editions of the faculty and staff newspaper UCLA Today and UCLA Magazine.
    Information about the Office of Media Relations was provided by the Office of Media Relations in June 2007.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 555 contains press clippings, publications, and notes generated and collected by UCLA's Public Information Office (Media Relations) between 1922-1993. Files include press releases, clippings, informational documents, publications, and notes on a variety of topics related to UCLA. Files are arranged primarily by subject.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.