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UC San Diego. University Communications Public Relations Materials
RSS 6020  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Restrictions
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Related Materials
  • Digital Content
  • Processing Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: UC San Diego. University Communications Public Relations Materials
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. University Communications and Public Affairs
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 6020
    Physical Description: 108.6 Linear feet (260 archives boxes and 4 oversized folders)
    Physical Description: 14.2889 GB of digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1956-2023
    Abstract: Public relations materials created and collected by University Communications, the UCSD administrative office responsible for informing the public about teaching, research, administration, public services, and student life at the University.
    Languages: English .

    Preferred Citation

    UC San Diego. University Communications Public Relations Materials, RSS 6020. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Administrative History

    University Communications and Public Affairs (UCPA) serves the campus, the community and the news media as a source of information about the campus, about matters that affect the campus and about matters that affect American education. Its staff informs the public about teaching, research, administration, public services, and student life at the University and stays abreast of developments in government and the community that could affect the University. UCPA develops news releases, features and reports about the University.
    University Communications has experienced periodic reorganization since the Publications and Public Information Office (PPI) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography moved to Urey Hall and was renamed Public Affairs. On February 1, 1965, Cy W. Greaves was appointed manager of Campus Relations which included public information, community relations, publications, and gifts and endowments.
    In July 1965, a Scripps office under the direction of Nelson Fuller was created. The Public Affairs Office managed public relations functions for all university units except the University Hospital of San Diego County, which maintained its own public relations office (1969), later designated as Public Information -- University Hospital (1971). After the School of Medicine (SOM) opened in 1967, a public relations office funded by SOM was created and named the School of Medicine, Public Affairs Office.
    In 1976, the Public Affairs Office was renamed the Public Information Office and Paul West headed the office until 1985 when he was succeeded by Winifred Cox.
    The office was again reorganized in the late 1980s to centralize and incorporate units of the Medical Center. The Public Information Office became known as University Communications with divisions to represent individual campus units. In 1989, the public information offices at the School of Medicine and the UCSD Medical Center were merged into a single unit called Health Sciences Communications, a division of University Communications.
    Directors or officers have included: Clare Kristofco (2004-2017), Jeff Gattas (2017-2020), and Anne Buckley (2020-current).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Public relations materials created and collected by University Communications, the UCSD administrative office responsible for informing the public about teaching, research, administration, public services, and student life at the University. The collection includes national and regional newspaper clippings (1961-1999) about UCSD; clippings on sports at UCSD (1963-1970, 1975-1984 and 1986-1992); news releases for the general campus (1956-1999); and subject files on campus-related events, the development of programs and colleges, Camp Matthews, La Jolla Farms Stables, and important early UCSD dedications and groundbreaking ceremonies. Additionally, the records include photographs of campus events, major campus buildings, aerial views of campus, and portraits of campus administrators and faculty.
    Accessions processed prior to 2023 arranged in seven series: 1) NEWS CLIPPINGS, 2) NEWS RELEASES AND FEATURES, 3) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS, 4) PHOTOGRAPHS, 5) SUBJECT FILES, 6) VIDEORECORDINGS, and 7) PUBLICATIONS.
    Accessions processed in 2023 arranged in one series: 8) SUBJECT FILES.

    Restrictions

    Original media recordings are restricted for use. Viewing copies may be available for researchers.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Related Materials

    Health Sciences Communications Public Relations Materials. RSS 6022. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography Communications Office Records. SAC 13. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Digital Content

    All News Releases and Features from this collection are available digitally. Full-text keyword searching through all News Releases and Features (analog and digital) is available in the online Digital Collection. Additionally, a small selection of video and audio recordings are available.

    Processing Information

    News releases 2000-2011 were collected from the Communications website which was soon to be retired. Many of the webpages were no longer functioning. The HTML was used to create PDF versions of the news releases modeled after reformatted content already in DAMS.
    Born-digital news releases in the DAMS can be searched by using the keyword "scanewsrel." Born-digital news features in the DAMS can be searched by using the keyword "scafeat."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, San Diego -- Faculty
    University of California, San Diego. University Communications and Public Affairs -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Pictorial works
    University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives