Materials in the collection come from various offices and departments on campus responsible for handling public relations
and school publications at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection include subject and name files covering events, faculty
and alumni; correspondence and interoffice memos; press releases for Pepperdine events and achievements; photographs; and
newspaper clippings that focus on or mention Pepperdine.
The Publicity and Publications office began at Pepperdine College in the early years of the school's existence, in order to
manage the college's public relations needs as well as publications produced by the college and various schools. In the early
1970s, as Pepperdine transitioned to become a university, Publicity and Publications transformed into the Office of Public
Information in order to better handle the University's growing public relations needs. Activities of the department included
publicizing events on campus, monitoring Pepperdine's presence in the media, and coordinating media requests for faculty speakers.
Around 2000, the Office of Public Information was incorporated into the newly formed Public Affairs division of Pepperdine's
administration, and was renamed Public Relations & News. In the 2000s, Public Relations & News was further made a part of
the Integrated Marketing Communications division of Public Affairs, which also includes creative services, web and multimedia,
and content development teams.
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