Skip to main content

University of Central Florida News and Information Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA07A

Scope and Contents

The News and Information Collection, 1968-2003, contains materials regarding the University of Central Florida press releases and other University news related information. The collection is an alphabetical subject file containing the collected materials of the News and Information Office. Topics include information on UCF departments, organizations, events and building projects. Folders primarily contain information used for research to develop press releases and contacts with the media. Generally folders are arranged as they were received, in alphabetical order. Folders contain materials used or collected by the News and Information office of the University.

Dates

  • Created: 1968-2003

Creator

Access

Collection is available for use.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

News and Information is the University's primary media relations office. It disseminates news about all aspects of the University to the media. Since 2005 the department has been led by and Assistant VP who reports to the VP for Marketing, Communications and Admissions. The University had a Public Relations Department from 1968 with its own Director who reported directly to the President. The same year, it was quickly renamed the Department of Public Information. As the University grew, the Director began reporting to the VP for Community Relations from 1974. In 1979, it was briefly renamed the Office of Information Services before becoming the Office of Public Affairs the following year. In 1987, the Director began reporting to the VP for University Relations, and in 1990, the Director became the Assistant VP for University Relations and Director of Public Affairs. In 1997, the department was renamed the Office of Public Relations. In 2000, department's work was divided and News and Information was created under an Associate VP for University Relations and Director of News and Information.

Extent

6 boxes (6 Linear Feet)

Abstract

Contains materials regarding the University of Central Florida press releases and other University news related information. The collection is an alphabetical subject file containing the collected materials of the News and Information Office. Topics include information on UCF departments, organizations, events and building projects. Folders primarily contain information used for research to develop press releases and contacts with the media.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arrange in one series alphabetically.

Custodial History

The collection was stored in Central Receiving at the University of Central Florida and was retrieved by University Archivists in 2005.

Method of Acquisition

Linda Gray transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives in 2005 (CFU2005_14). Joanne Griggs transferred additional materials in 2005 (CFU2005_10) and in 2006 (CFU2006_26). Jerry Klein transferred additional materials in 2006 (CFU2006_15 and CFU2006_39). Christine Dellert transferred additional materials in 2010 (CFU2010_04).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2005_14; Additions: CFU2005_10*, CFU2010_04*; *Transfer numbers that are indicated with an asterisk are add-ons and the material from these collections might still be in unprocessed. The CFU numbers were added from the Accession and Transfer Records in October 2010.

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in the University of Central Florida Photograph Collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Alexandra Olson in 2006. Photographs in the collection have been moved to the University Photographs Collection. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 2, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 3.
Title
University of Central Florida News and Information Collection
Author
Alexandra Olson
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Contact:
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576