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Information Services fonds
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- University of British Columbia. Information Services
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19.7 m of textual records and other material
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In 1965, Information Services assumed the responsibilities of the Information Office which had existed from 1955 to 1965. Like its predecessor, the mandate of Information Services focused on the dissemination of information to the public by arranging interviews with the news media, promoting participation in television and radio broadcasts, and preparing news releases for all potential news outlets. The office published UBC Reports, and produced UBC Now, a weekly half-hour television series which chronicled university activities. Information Services continued until 1985 when its public relations functions were assumed by Community Relations.
Name of creator
Although not established as a separate unit at the University of British Columbia until 1955, the Information Office with its attendant responsibilities had been exercised for some years previously by the Dept. of University Extension. In 1955, the University developed a separate agency for public relations and appointed Edward Parker as Information Officer. The responsibilities of the Information Office were twofold; (1) to aid media representatives in their reporting about UBC and, (2) to assist faculty and staff in ensuring that adequate attention would be drawn to university events and activities. The Information Office existed until 1965, when its operation was superseded by Information Services.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of the following series: Biographical Files (1945-1973), Subject Files (1939-1978), Annual Reports (1969-1974), UBC Publications Survey (1975-1977), Speeches - John B. MacDonald (1962-1967), Miscellaneous Subjects (1963-1983), Sound and Moving Images (1968-1983), and Photographs (1969-1980). The Miscellaneous subjects series includes materials pertaining to UBC's participation in "Habitat" (the 1976 United Nations Conference on Human Settlement), and the Commonwealth University Congress (1978).
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Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the University's FOIPOP Coordinator.
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Photographs, audio tapes, and videocassettes are listed separately.
Related records can be found in the Information Office and Community Relations
BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-807
Includes 5231 photographs, ca. 175 audio tapes, 33 videocassettes.