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Inventory of the Governor'S Office. Office of Information Services Records, November 1972-June 1976
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Governor Ronald Reagan established the Office of Information Services (OIS) in October of 1972 (Executive Order R 39-73) to improve communications with the public on the activities of state government. The main purpose of the office was to make the information systems of various state agencies, departments, and commissions more responsive to public needs. Prior to the establishment of the OIS, most of the forty-odd agencies in the executive branch of state government had their own information officers; but there was no overall coordination of the communications functions. Subsequently, most state agencies continued to employ communications personnel. The OIS was simply an attempt to systematize their activities.
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