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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Restrictions
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University Communications Public Relations Materials
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 6020
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 91.8 Linear feet 218 archives boxes and 4 oversize folders
    Date (inclusive): 1956 - 2001
    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. 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.
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. University Communications.

    Preferred Citation

    University Communications. Public Relations Materials, RSS 6020. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Administrative History

    University Communications 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.
    Currently, Clare Kristofco currently directs University Communications, now named University Communications and Public Affairs.

    Scope and Contents note

    The public relations materials generated by University Communications contain newspaper clippings; news releases; photographs of events, buildings and people; subject files; and publications. The materials are arranged in seven series: 1) NEWS CLIPPINGS, 2) NEWS RELEASES, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS, 6) VIDEORECORDINGS, and 7) PUBLICATIONS.
    The NEWS CLIPPINGS series is arranged in six subseries: A) News Clippings Index, B) General, C) National, D) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), E) Sports, and F) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The General subseries contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles collected by a clipping service from local and regional sources. An index (1961-1985) preceeds the subseries and lists titles in chronological order. The Sports subseries documents the history of athletics at UCSD.
    The NEWS RELEASES series contains information provided to the news media about campus events, programs and newsworthy achievements. The series is arranged in six subseries: A) News Releases Index, B) University Communications, C) Office of the President (UC), D) San Diego Supercomputer Center, E) School of Engineering, and F) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The news releases are arranged chronologically.
    The News Releases Index (1956-1999) relates to the University Communications subseries and provides a chronological list of titles. News Releases after 1999 are available online at http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_releases.html.
    The PHOTOGRAPHS series is arranged in six subseries: A) Aerial Views of Campus, B) Buildings, C) Events, D) Portraits, E) UCSD Libraries - Central University Library, and F) Miscellaneous.
    The PHOTOGRAPHS series contains aerial photographs of campus, miscellaneous building construction, and images of campus events including commencement exercises (1971-1984). Also included are portraits of selected UCSD faculty and administrators. Additionally, the series includes miscellaneous photographs of campus and people used in publications. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically.
    The SUBJECT FILES series contains information on the history and transfer of Camp Matthews to the University, the development of the La Jolla Farms Stables property, early UCSD building dedication ceremonies, celebrations of the 25th Anniversary, commencement planning and programs, chancellor's inaugurations, open houses. The files are arranged alphabetically.
    The University Communications files were utilized for reference, and include many UCSD publications; files containing statistical information; leaflets, circular letters.
    The PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS are radio or on-air spot announcement transcripts dating from 1973-1994. The series is arranged chronologically.
    Included in the VIDEORECORDINGS series are videocassette tapes of promotional and educational topics concerning UCSD histories and events. The tapes are arranged alphabetically.
    The PUBLICATIONS series, arranged alphabetically by title, contains publicity materials published by the University Communications office representing informational brochures, statistical pamphlets, and historical overviews.


    Videorecordings located in Box 215 and Box 216, Folders 1-3, are restricted for use. Users must request a listening copy to be produced.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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