Fonds UBCA-ARC-1226 - Information Services fonds

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Information Services fonds

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19.7 m of textual records and other material

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In 1965, Information Services assumed the Information Office's responsibilities, which had existed from 1955 to 1965. Like its predecessor, the mandate of Information Services focused on disseminating 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. In addition, the office published UBC Reports and produced UBC Now, a weekly half-hour television series that chronicled university activities. Information Services continued until 1985, when Community Relations assumed its public relations functions.

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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), Photographs (1969-1980), and "News from UBC" (1966-1974). 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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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review. To organize access please contact us at UBC Archives.

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Related records can be found in the Information Office and Community Relations fonds.


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Includes c. 5,300 photographs, ca. 140 cassette tapes and reel to reel, 33 open video reels and U-Matic.

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