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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Public Affairs Records
UArch 114  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Public Affairs Records
    Dates: 1948-2002
    Bulk Dates: 1960-1990
    Collection number: UArch 114
    Creator 1: University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Public Affairs
    Creator 2: University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Public Information
    Collection Size: 19.3 linear feet (45 document boxes, 1 artifact box, 3 binders, and 1 oversize flat box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains correspondence and memos, files from the Publications Office, news releases and clippings, and some subject files, including materials on animal research and the Proposition 3 construction bond.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 28B; 30B (box 46).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Public Affairs Records. UArch 114. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from the UCSB Office of Public Affairs.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    From the Office of Public Affairs website, http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/index.shtml :
    "The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for telling the exciting and important story of UC Santa Barbara to the general public and our campus community. By working with local, regional, and national print and electronic news media, the office strives to generate press coverage of the extraordinary development of UCSB as a leading research institution and of the people, programs, events, and activities that distinguish the campus. In addition to its public information and press relations functions, the office designs and maintains the UCSB web site, produces major university publications, and publishes 93106, the faculty and staff newspaper, and UC Santa Barbara Today, a magazine."
    The Office of Public Affairs was formerly the Office of Public Information, renamed in 1994.
    The collection contains correspondence and memos, files from the Publications Office, news releases and clippings, and some subject files, including materials on animal research and the Proposition 3 construction bond.

    Arrangement

    Series I: Correspondence. Contains general incoming and outgoing correspondence and memos between the Office of Public Information and community members, UCSB faculty, staff, and administration, and other UC campuses.
    Series II: George Obern. Obern was director of the Office of Public Information for 30 years, from 1951 to 1981. This series contains mainly correspondence to and from Obern, as well as some subject files.
    Series III: Publications Office. Contains files on Publications Office jobs for various campus publications, and some correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.
    Series IV: News Releases. Series contains news releases published by the Office of Public Information and later the Office of Public Affairs on news relating to and affecting the university. Some of the news releases in this series were pulled from the Office of Public Information subject files and merged with this collection. Arranged chronologically by type.
    Series V: Subject files. Series contain office administrative files on various campus issues, including animal research and the Proposition 3 construction bond. Arranged alphabetically.
    Series VI: Newsclippings. Series contains clippings collected by the Office of Public Information from newspapers and magazines, with subject matter relating to the university. Some of the clippings in this series were pulled from the Office of Public Information subject files and merged with this collection. Arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Public Affairs
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Public Information
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Related Material

    Office of Public Information biographical files, UArch 11. Contains biographical information on UCSB faculty, administrators, and other individuals associated with the university compiled by the Office of Public Information.
    Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12. Contains clippings, news releases and other documents relating to issues of campus interest, compiled by the Office of Public Information and arranged by subject.
    Office of Public Information Isla Vista / student unrest files, UArch 36. Collection of materials collected by the Office of Public Information on student protests and Isla Vista issues, including the Bank of America burning and Isla Vista riots, ethnic studies protests, and the incorporation debate.
    93106 and UC Santa Barbara Today, publications by the Office of Public Affairs, in University Archives Serials.
    Some press releases and featured news articles are available online from the Public Affairs website, as well as the most recent issues of 93106 and UC Santa Barbara Today: http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/index.shtml