News Bureau Releases 1918-1977
Archives 65

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
News Bureau Releases
ID
Archives 65
Date [inclusive]
1918-1977
General Physical Description note
approximate 37,500 items  24.75 linear feet  26 containers
Abstract
Subjects include new appointments to various University positions, conferences and events held on campus, faculty research projects, scholastic-award-winning students, players' letters of intent, game schedules, records, awards, and players selected by the professional drafts.

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Organizational sketch:

The purpose of the Washington State University News Bureau is to release to the media pertinent information concerning all aspects of the University. Both student and faculty activities along with sports are covered. Subjects include: new appointments to various University positions, conferences and events held on campus, faculty research projects, scholastic-award-winning students, players' letters of intent, game schedules, records, awards, and players selected by the professional drafts.

In 1957 a Sports Information Office (then called Athletic Publicity) was created within the News Bureau to handle all newsworthy sports items. The College of Agriculture also began its own information office about 1977.

Over the years, the News Bureau has had many Editors including: Alice Webb, early 1920s; Herbert Jenkins, late 1930s; Maynard Hicks 1942-1954; Dennis Morrison, 1950S and 1960s; and Dick Fry, 1970 to the present (1981).

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Arrangement note

All News Bureau releases have been arranged chronologically and are accessed by date only. From 1916 through 1956 news releases are grouped by year. The file of news releases for the period from 1918 to 1947 is not complete and much of the extant material is not dated. Consequently only a rudimentary chronological arrangement has been achieved for this period (1918-1947). The bulk of the material dates from 1947 through 1977. From 1956-1965, releases are divided monthly. Beginning in January 1966, articles are subdivided according to the headings "Sports," "News," "Hometown," and "Weeklies" for each month. Material within this file includes: new faculty appointments, faculty research, events on campus, award-winning students, game schedules, players' letters of intent, and those athletes selected by the professional drafts.

Owing to the strict chronological nature of the arrangement, the approximate date of publication must be known in order to locate a particular release.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The News Bureau releases were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, from May 1978 to February 1981 (UA 78-13, UA 79-4, UA 80-7, UA 81-9). These accessions were combined with two earlier accessions, (UA 77-4) and WSU 116 to form one record group.

Processing Information note

The combined group was processed in April 1981 by Barbara Kovarik-Gahl.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. News Bureau.
  • State College of Washington. Office of News and Information Services.
  • Washington State University--History--Archival resources
  • Washington State University. News Bureau--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Office of News and information Services--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of News and Information Services--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Journalism
  • Universities and colleges--Public relations--Archival resources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

 1918-1949 

1

 1949-1956 

2

 Sept. 1954-Oct. 1958 

3

 Nov. 1958-Feb. 1961 

4

 March 1961-Jan. 1963 

5

 Feb. 1963-Sept. 1965 

6

 Oct. 1965-Aug. 1966 

7

 Sept. 1966-Apr. 1967 

8

 May 1967-Dec. 1967 

9

 Jan. 1968-July 1968 

10

 Aug. 1968-March 1969 

11

 Apr. 1969-Dec. 1969 

12

 Jan. 1969-May 1970 

13

 June 1970-"Weeklies" 1971 

14

 Jan. 1971-May 1971 

15

 June 1971-Dec. 1971 

16

 Jan. 1972-July 1972 

17

 Aug. 1972-March 1973 

18

 Apr, 1973-Dec. 1973 

19

 Jan. 1974-Aug. 1974 

20

 Sept. 1974-March 1975 

21

 Apr. 1975-Sept. 1975 

22

 Oct. 1975-Apr. 1976 

23

 May 1976-May 1977 

24

 June 1977-Oct. 1977 

25

 Nov. 1977-Dec. 1977 

26