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Office of University Relations records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0044

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include videotapes, memos, biographical files, news releases, publicity files, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, slides, audio tapes, faculty publications, LP albums, media guides, and newsletters. They range in date from 1888 to 2017. Note that not all series have been processed. Please see staff for assistance.

Dates

  • 1888-2017

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

The Director of University Relations at The George Washington University reports to the Vice President for Information and Administration Services, and oversees the issuing of news releases (1960-Present) and is responsible for numerous publications. Currently, these include By George (1989-Present), GW Magazine (1964-71; 1990-Present), President's Report, Community Commitments (1998, a bi-annual publication) and Guide to The George Washington University (1999, bi-annual publication). It also published Strength to Strength, a pictorial history of GW (1996), and, with the architecture office, the campus map. Past publications include: Alumni Review (1936-63), GWU Newsletter (1958-68), GWU Federalist (1954-63), Faculty Newsletter (1962-76), GW News (1968-71), GW Report (1982-89), GW Times (1972-89), Monday Report (1968-82), and GW in the News (1983-92). The office also maintains publicity files on staff and faculty. Before 1987, University Relations was known as the Public Relations Office.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

262 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection includes videotapes, memos, biographical files, news releases, publicity files, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, slides, audio tapes, faculty publications, LP albums, media guides, and newsletters.

Collection Organization

Organized into fifty-two series: Four series of Slides, seven series of Photographs, five series of Office files, By George! Magazine; two series of Biographical files; Publications and commencements; GW Report files; GW Times newspaper; News and Public Affairs Media collection; News releases; Subject files; GW Magazine files; two series of LP record albums; Media guides; two series of Audio cassettes; two series of Reel to reel tapes; Videotapes; Committments newsletter; GW Report; GWU Magazine; Alumni Review magazine; Banner newsletter; By George Bi-Weekly magazine; Monday Report newsletter; GW in the News; GW News newspaper; Faculty newsletter; GWU Newsletter; GWU Federalist magazine; Faculty and alumni pamphlet collection; Notebooks; GW Research Magazine.

Acquisition Information

Materials transfered to University Archives by Office of University Relations.
Title
Guide to the Office of University Relations records, 1888-2017
Status
Partially Processed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America