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Finding Aid for the Public Information Office. Press Releases. 1929-1932; 1985-2007.
University Archives Record Series 29  
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  • Publication Rights
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  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Public Information Office. Press Releases.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 29
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 14.4 linear ft. (36 boxes)
    Date: 1929-1932; 1985-2007.
    Abstract: Record Series 29 contains press releases, news digests, media tips, University Communications phone rosters, and publications such as UCLA Today and departmental newsletters. Press releases represent the bulk of the collection.
    Creator: Public Information Office

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Public Information Office. Press Releases (University Archives Record Series 29). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical Note

    The Public Information Office at the University of California, Los Angeles served as the primary contact point for members of the media. Among its functions was the creation and distribution of press releases announcing campus events and news items.
    In July of 1999, the Public Information Office became the Office of Media Relations (OMR). The OMR, a unit of University Communications within External Affairs, utilizes the news media to advance and promote UCLA's mission of research, teaching and public service and protect its reputation. The OMR is clearinghouse for journalists seeking information about UCLA. It provides strategic counsel to the Chancellor's Office and units across campus regarding responses to inquiries from journalists and proactively placing stories in various news media. In addition to writing and distributing news releases about faculty research, campus events and activities, OMR also edits, distributes and posts news releases written by representatives of the 11 professional schools and other campus units and operates a web site where news releases and other information are posted. In January 2006, the Office of Media Relations was reorganized to include two media relations officers who promote the research of UCLA College of Letters & Science faculty and were previously part of College Communications. OMR collaborates with other University Communications units to promote UCLA in internal news media such as the main web site (www.ucla.edu) and electronic and print editions of the faculty and staff newspaper UCLA Today and UCLA Magazine.
    Information about the Office of Media Relations was provided by the Office of Media Relations in June 2007.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 29 contains press releases, news digests, media tips, University Communications phone rosters, and publications such as UCLA Today and departmental newsletters. Press releases represent the bulk of the collection.
    News digests are collections of news items published about UCLA. Media tips are story ideas from the Office of Media Relations.
    Folders and boxes are arranged chronologically, although individual items within the folders may not be in chronological order.
    This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.