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  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Health Sciences Communications. Public Relations Materials
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 6022
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 48.6 Linear feet 84 archives boxes and 15 records cartons
    Date (inclusive): 1961 - 2005
    Abstract: Public relations materials collected and created by Health Sciences Communications, formerly the UCSD School of Medicine Public Affairs Office and the Public Information Office of the UCSD Medical Center. Materials include newspaper clipping files for the School of Medicine (1961-1991) and the Medical Center (1973-1993); news releases for the School of Medicine (1964-1989) and the Medical Center (1973-1989); and scripts for the radio programs "Doctor's Forum," "Health Break," and "Health Watch." Also included are photographs of the School of Medicine and the Medical Center, subject files, publications, and audio and videorecordings.
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. Health Sciences Communications.

    Restriction

    Master audio and video cassette recordings in Series 6: Audio-Visual Materials are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    Health Sciences Communications. Public Relations Materials, RSS 6022. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Administrative History

    Health Sciences Communications, a division of University Communications, was formed in 1989 when the Public Affairs Office of the School of Medicine and the Public Information Office of the UCSD Medical Center merged. The office of Health Sciences Communications is responsible for disseminating newsworthy information such as achievements, programs, and projects involving the UCSD Medical Center and the UCSD School of Medicine.
    The public relations offices promoting the UCSD Medical Center and UCSD School of Medicine have experienced periodic reorganization. Prior to being united as Health Sciences Communications, the UCSD Medical Center and UCSD School of Medicine were served by separate public relations offices. The UCSD Medical Center's public relations office, established in 1969, functioned independently of the Public Affairs Office on campus. In 1971, this office was designated as Public Information - University Hospital. In 1973, the public relations office for the School of Medicine separated from the Public Affairs Office on campus, forming a new office called the UCSD School of Medicine, Public Affairs Office. These two offices merged in 1989 to become Health Sciences Communications, a division of University Communications.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The public relations materials of the Health Sciences Communications contain news clippings, news releases and media presentations documenting the history and activities of the UCSD Medical Center and the UCSD School of Medicine. The materials are arranged in seven series: 1) NEWS CLIPPINGS, 2) NEWS RELEASES, 3) MEDIA PRESENTATIONS, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) PHOTOGRAPHS, 6) AUDIO AND VIDEORECORDINGS, and 7) PUBLICATIONS.
    SERIES 1: NEWS CLIPPINGS
    The NEWS CLIPPINGS series is arranged in four subseries: A) UCSD School of Medicine B) UCSD Medical Center, C) Health Sciences Communications and D) VIP. The newspaper reports and magazine articles, collected from regional as well as national sources, document the salient activities of both institutions. The clippings of each institution are arranged chronologically.
    The Health Sciences Communications subseries contains the news clippings from both the UCSD Medical Center and UCSD School of Medicine collected by Health Sciences Communications, as a combined office. The material dates from January 1992 to December 2001 and is arranged chronologically. The subseries also contains newsclippings related to current medical issues and important faculty (VIP) involving UCSD.
    SERIES 2: NEWS RELEASES
    This series is arranged in four subseries: A) UCSD School of Medicine, B) UCSD Medical Center, C) Health Sciences Communications, and D) Senior World. This series contains news releases from the School of Medicine, Public Affairs Office (1964-1989), and the Public Information Office of the UCSD Medical Center (1970-1989) until their merger in 1989.
    The Health Sciences Communications subseries contains public relations materials released by Health Sciences Communications relating to the UCSD Medical Center and UCSD School of Medicine. The materials date from October 1989 to February 2000. The subseries also includes news releases pertaining to seniors and geriatric issues.
    SERIES 3: MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
    The MEDIA PRESENTATIONS series is arranged in three subseries: A) Doctor's Forum, B) Health Break, and C) Health Watch.
    A) The Doctor's Forum subseries contains the typescripts of medical and health related questions submitted to the UCSD School of Medicine, Public Affairs Office, and the responses from the doctors and faculty.
    B) The second subseries contain the typescripts of a program called "Health Break." The typescripts are arranged chronologically.
    C) The third subseries is a collection of typescripts from a radio program called "Health Watch." The typescripts are arranged chronologically.
    SERIES 4: SUBJECT FILES
    The SUBJECT FILES series documents the organization of various dedications and groundbreaking ceremonies for School of Medicine and Medical Center buildings. Files also include UCSD history articles and correspondence and are arranged alphabetically.
    SERIES 5: PHOTOGRAPHS
    The MEDICAL CENTER PHOTOGRAPHS subseries is arranged by subject: A) Buildings, B) Events, and C) People.
    A) The Buildings folders contain aerial and building progress images in the forms of negatives, black-and-white photographs, and slides that chronicle the physical development of the UCSD Medical Center. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of structure.
    B) The Events folders contain images of events relating to the UCSD Medical Center, including the transfer ceremony from the San Diego County Hospital.
    C) The People folders contain group photographs of Medical Center doctors and patients.
    The SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PHOTOGRAPHS subseries is arranged by subject: A) Buildings, B) Events, and C) People.
    A) The Buildings subseries contains aerial and progress images in the forms of negatives, black-and-white photographs and slides relating to the physical development of the UCSD School of Medicine. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of structure.
    B) The Events subseries contains images of numerous commencements (including the first graduating class) as well as other significant occasions, such as the Basic Science Building's 10th anniversary, the Basic Science building's open house, various building dedications, and staff appreciation picnics.
    C) This subseries contains group photographs of the alumni association, chancellors and provosts, and the department chairpersons. Included in this subseries are two folders of contact sheets, attributed to photographer Stephen McCarroll, containing numerous unidentified people. Additionally, the materials includes notebooks containing photographs of people in different research departments.
    The UCSD HEALTH SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS subseries contains miscellaneous collected slides notebooks of UCSD Medical Center and School of Medicine activities, people, events, and buildings.
    SERIES 6: AUDIO AND VIDEORECORDINGS
    The AUDIO AND VIDEORECORDINGS are UCSD produced promotional recordings for the Medical Center and the Veteran's Administration Hospital.
    SERIES 7: PUBLICATIONS
    The PUBLICATIONS series contains newsletters and other published materials produced by the Health Sciences Communications office.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, San Diego--History--Archives.
    University of California, San Diego. Health Sciences Communications--Archives.
    University of California, San Diego. Medical Center--Public relations--Archives.
    University of California, San Diego. School of Medicine--Public relations--Archives.