News and Information Service Records ca. 1945-ca. 1990
Archives 226

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
News and Information Service Records
ID
Archives 226
Date
ca. 1945-ca. 1990
Extent
13.0 containers
General Physical Description note
17 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Contains information files about individuals who have worked for Washington State University, sports and news releases for each year that extensively cover athletic-oriented activities, workshops, conferences, organizational groups, concert series, committees, speeches, theatrical productions, referendums, initiatives, as well as correspondence files and back-to-school stories.

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Organizational History:

The organizational role of the Washington State University News and Information Service, sometime known by its former name of News Bureau, is to provide media agencies with informational stories concerning all aspects of university activities. These activities involve students, faculty, and staff that have contributed newsworthy accomplishments while connected with Washington State University. The activities are divided into general sports and news releases. A number of university-related activities are covered by the WSU News Bureau. These include information files about individuals who have worked for Washington State University, sports and news releases for each year that extensively cover athletic-oriented activities, workshops, conferences, organizational groups, concert series, committees, speeches, theatrical productions, referendums, initiatives, as well as correspondence files and back-to-school stories. Over the years there have been a large number of editors of this organization: Alice Webb (1920s), Herbert Jenkins (1930s), Maynard Hicks (1940s & 1950s), Dennis Morrison (1950s & 1960s), and Richard Fry (1970s & 1980s). Since the 1980s, the director has been Barbara Petura, with Al Ruddy, Sue Hinz and others serving as writers and editors. Other records are located at the WSU Libraries as record group Archives 65, WSU News Bureau releases from 1918 to 1977 and WSU 115, news releases from the early 1920s, located with University Publications.

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Arrangement note

The WSU faculty and staff files are arranged alphabetically and cover a broad range of years (1940's-1990's). The sports and news releases are arranged chronologically and can be accessed by the month and year of their initial release to the public. Each year is represented by a series of folders that denote which month of that year the releases were from. Within each monthly folder, the specific releases for each date are arranged chronologically. Each year is represented by a folder of both sports and news releases for that particular month. In regards to the releases from the 1950's, 1960's, and early 1970's, they are referenced according to whether or not they were miscellaneous or assorted, because there is not a consistent run of dates from those periods. The comprehensive index to records section of the collection lists in chronological order, the succession of releases found in the monthly folders. The last three boxes of materials in this specific collection house an assortment of papers and releases in relation to various student and faculty groups at the university as well as information concerning speeches, concerts, plays, committees, workshops, conferences, and institutes that took place at Washington State University.

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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

Assorted News Bureau Files (ca. 1955- ca. 1990) Records and papers of the Washington State University News and Information Office were transferred to the University Libraries on many occasions. In 1996 much material was drawn together, appraised and arranged, amalgamating documents that had been identified by accession codes UA82-06, 82-10, 85-50, 86-22, 87-24, 88-06, 88-16, 88-21, 88-25, 88-33, 89-09, 89-24, 90-28, 91-12, 91-24, 91-28, 92-12, 92-25, 93-10, 94-20, and 95-15.

Processing Information note

The papers were processed by Scott Stratton, June-July, 1996.

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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

WSU Faculty and Staff Files 

Scope and Contents note

(A-CH) (Miscellaneous Aøs-Robert Christensen)

1

WSU Staff Files 

Scope and Contents note

(CL-GAL) (Ella Clark-Roscoe Gamble)

2

WSU Staff Files 

Scope and Contents note

(GAR-IRW) (Thomas J. Gardener-Henry T. Irwin)

3

WSU Staff Files 

Scope and Contents note

(JO-MAX) (Pamela L. Jackson-Milton A. Maxwell)

4

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (January 1978-June 1979)

5

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (August 1979-January 1980)

Assorted News Releases (1956-1980)

Miscellaneous News Releases (Year Unknown)

6

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (February 1980-October 1981)

7

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (November 1981-December 1983)

8

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (January 1984-December 1985)

9

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

News & Sports Releases (January 1986-December 1986)

Index to News Records (1955-1983)

10

WSU News Bureau 

General note

Back-to-School Stories (1980s)

Correspondence Files (1969-1979)

11

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

Athletic Broadcasting Rights

Referendums

Initiatives

Committees

Concerts

Speeches

12

WSU News Bureau 

Scope and Contents note

Peace Corps

Student Strike

Concert Series

WSU Institute

Workshops

Conferences

NDEA and US Dept. of Education

13